"If you think you can or you think you can't, you're right."
When Henry Ford said those words, he was onto something.
Success and achievement are the physical manifestations of our thoughts and beliefs.
Whatever dream, goal, or ambition you can imagine, you can achieve.
My job is to teach you how.
A bit about me.
I have a deep aversion to fakeness, judgement, complaining, whining, passive-aggression, excuses, and mind-numbing, results-killing process.
I do, however, have a deep-rooted passion and energy for getting people, teams, and businesses out of their own way by unleashing the extraordinary power that lives within each and every one of them. I enjoy success; I always have. And nothing gets me out of bed in the morning faster than the opportunity to teach real people how to achieve anything they set their minds to faster than they ever thought possible.
There are no platitudes or fluff here. I'll tell you what you need to hear and I'll ask the questions that need to be asked. I don't play on the surface; we're going deep. I mean business. I want you to unleash the extraordinary. I know you want to achieve big things and I know how to get you there.
Throughout my Fortune 500 executive career, my success was driven by my fascination with the extraordinary things people can achieve when they're real, raw, bold, and brave. I built my career on a passion for exposing the brilliance in my colleagues, peers, and teams, and then pushing boundaries beyond the limitations of what others believed possible.
While coaching as a profession always seemed somewhat inevitable, my path here was far from direct. Following a catastrophic life event, I was forced to re-evaluate my life and career. For a while I lost my way, and I struggled to get my life back on track. I knew I had everything I needed to be successful, but I lost the ability to connect with it, trust it, and use it. I turned to Neuro-Lingutistic Programming (NLP) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and found both so mind-blowingly life-altering I decided to become certified in both disciplines. Following my training, I went on to certify as a professional coach and my new career was born.
My initial coaching work was with executives and professionals who were so burned out, their mental and physical health had taken a severe beating. With deep coaching, and often counter-intuitive action, I helped them back to highly successful lives in record time. I've also worked with high-flying entrepreneurs and business owners, guiding them to do the things that scare them and take bold strides to build and grow their businesses.
As your coach, I offer you my personal and professional experience, empathy, and a unique ability to cut through the noise. I say the things other people don't or won't say, and I give you a safe space to be completely and utterly yourself. Now, empathetic as I may be, I don't placate or settle, and I'm not about to let you play small. I will, however, tell you what you need to hear to unlock what's holding you back and suffocating your potential. My commitment to you is that I will not give up on you, your ambitions, and your success; and I won't let you give up either.
I love what I do. It's challenging, enlightening, and life-altering. During our time together, you'll laugh - you may cry - but you'll leave our time together standing solidly in your professional and personal shoes, more confident, committed, and doggedly determined to achieve beyond what you currently believe possible.
Be prepared to rethink your potential.
A bit about my career
I began life as a Nurse Practitioner in the Cardiac ICU, before moving into the business of healthcare.
During a Fortune 500 career that spanned two decades, two continents, and several countries, I worked in sales, sales training, sales management, marketing management, market research and business analytics, medical affairs, clinical research, government affairs, and after all that work, I made it to the executive suite where I enjoyed over thirteen years of highly successful executive commercial leadership. Working through the ranks from Sales Representative to Commercial VP to General Manager, and now business owner, I can safely say I understand what it takes to succeed in work and in life. It's a kind of magic that lives inside every person on this planet.
I began my career in the United Kingdom, and spent time living and working in Central Europe, Northern Ireland, and then North America, where I settled and made my home. I live with my French-Canadian husband, bilingual son, and unilingual dog.
Whilst I'm still a true Brit at heart, I can devour a Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie with the best of them!
The Official Bit
I have an MBA from the University of Leicester, where I studied General Management, and pursued an academic specialization in organizational behaviour and leadership. I conducted primary research and wrote my thesis on "Corporate Culture and its Effect on Long-Term Economic Performance." For the record, I'm with Peter Drucker on this one: Culture does indeed eat strategy for breakfast.
I hold a post-graduate certificate in adult education, I'm a Certified Professional Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, and a Certified CBT Practitioner. I am a certified Usui Reiki practitioner, and I hold a black belt in Shito Ryu Karate. I am also a Martial Arts Therapist and I practice and teach karate regularly.
I am an MBA mentor for final year MBA students, and an active, long-standing member of the Faculty of Business Advisory Panel at a local business school.
Throughout my corporate career, I trained extensively in sales, sales negotiations, communications techniques, and leadership.
Lastly, I am fully media trained and have extensive experience in engaging audiences on camera, radio, and on stage.