I’ve always had a passion for working with people who seek meaning, purpose and value in their careers and relationships.
Earlier in my career (late 80’s and early 90’s) I worked in Executive Selection and then Career Consulting with KPMG in London.
I was passionate about my career and about being successful as a woman in business. But, close to burnout, and wanting to have a baby, I left my corporate job, at age 35, for self employment and a personal journey.
“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door. If you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The longed for baby arrived when I was 38. I was ready for the initiation and became a full time mother for two years.
I loved being a mother. But, my challenging relationship, which had a volatile history, became even more difficult. Values differences, which had been possible to overlook when we were both working full time, and travelling a lot, now became irreconcilable.
Sadly, when my daughter was 4, my marriage broke down and I moved from London to Surrey to begin a new life as a single mother.
As I licked my emotional and financial wounds, I resolved to live more simply, in harmony with nature, honouring my body, my desires and my intuition. I had a lot of passion for truth, a lot of belief in new possibilities and a burning desire to create new foundations for myself and my daughter, based on Feminine values.
Life continued to be challenging. But, I was on a journey that felt purposeful.
It's possible you have a similar story. I'm sure the circumstances were different but something happened to 'wake you up' and you began to question the ways you were living and working.
Maybe you burned out? Maybe it was the ending of a relationship, an illness, becoming a mother or coming to terms with not being one?
There are many ways the Feminine may call you.
In my case, I explored the psychotherapies and then energy traditions such as yoga, Taoist philosophy and practices and shamanism. I found a spiritual home in the Feminine Indian tradition of Sri Vidya. This deeply Feminine tradition values the contribution of women, the ‘householder’ path and the opportunity for spiritual growth inherent in every day challenges.
I continued working with life transition clients. Then, in 2002, I co-founded a leadership training company. Spiral Consulting offered workshops on leadership skills for uncertain times of change and transition.
Meanwhile, my personal journey had progressed to studying and practising energy traditions. Much of this was motivated through seeking a new model for relationships in the Taoist philosophy of yin and yang and in the Tantric teachings on sexual energy.
Professionally, I have been in the coaching and personal development field since the late 1980's, initially as a career and leadership coach.
In more recent years I have added new certifications in Awakening Coaching, Tribal Marketing and colour analysis. I also teach meditation and qigong.
To me, it's important to blend the fruits of spiritual practice with 'in the world' qualifications and experience. Deeply grounded in Universal spiritual principles, my client work is non tradition specific and respectful of all spiritual pathways.
I'm committed to an ongoing journey of exploration both business and personal.
Everything that I offer to my clients has been tried and tested in the laboratory of my own life!
If it’s your time for a life changing breakthrough, I know how to help in a caring, sensitive and powerful way. Please book a conversation to begin the next chapter of your journey.
Certified Qigong and Meditation teacher
Certified Soul Alchemist Practitioner
Certified Women’s Shamanic Healing Practitioner
Certified NLP Master Practitioner
Certified Independent Funeral and Wedding Celebrant
Certified Awakening Coach
Certified Deeper Love™ Coach
Certified Tribal Marketing Coach
Beauty Unleashed Graduate and Certified in Beautiful Self Color Palette Psychology
Diploma in the Inner Craft of Leadership
Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development (although you won’t find me listed as I no longer pay the annual fee)
B.A. – Geography (that’s how my lifelong interest in maps of all types was expressed when at school/uni)