As a parent, my children have always come first. To me, nothing is more important than family. I love spending time with my daughters and giving them the best start in life that I can.
As a coach, my motivation is the happiness of the families that I help. By identifying behaviours, triggers, thoughts, influences and limited beliefs, families can then use the skills that I teach them, to create long-term change for themselves. The smallest of adaptations in our regular behaviour, can have a hugely positive impact on family life.
I’m also passionate about social change and the need to redress the balance between the masculine and feminine values in society. I believe in moving away from the patriarchal model, which has dominated society for so long, to one in which the benefits of nurturing and understanding are more valued.
I’m a strong advocate for personal development and transformation. I’ve spent the whole of my working life coaching and training people of all ages, to communicate more effectively:
I trained as a professional actor and facilitator
I’ve worked with doctors, consultants, registrars, universities and businesses on developing their communication skills in a corporate setting
I was involved in theatre for young people, devising new shows for children from age 4 to the teenage years and also for young offenders
You may have seen me on TV, presenting a regular show on CBeebies
I’ve worked as a communication support worker in British sign language
I’ve used coaching skills since 2002 and became an accredited coach in 2010
The principles that I teach, reflect my own values and beliefs and underpin the way I parent my own children. This has given me a valuable insight and empathy for when I’m coaching other parents.
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