I'm passionate about human potential. A change-maker and alchemist. Inspiring and empowering you to reach your potential, and to operate from your highest and Best more of the time.
The four words my clients most often use to describe me are
What this means for you
The women I work with trust me. They can depend on my skills, rely on my approach and the results I help them get, and they appreciate my down-to-earth manner.
Because I’m in business for myself and I’ve been employed in other businesses, large and small, it’s important to me to demonstrate that I live in the real world, not in the world of theory and jargon. Which means you get simple concepts, straightforward language, and practical applications that work.
It means I take a fun and energetic approach to my work, so that learning can take place more easily, because learning occurs quite naturally when you enjoy the process, and the effects are longer-lasting too.
In addition I take a coaching approach to my work.
Personal growth coaching is forward looking, solution focused, and a collaborative approach to helping you achieve your personal and professional goals.
35 years of Personal and Business Development, and Leadership Experience
As an ex champion Irish dancer I continue to teach Irish dancing to adults as well as learn new dance forms myself. It's this love of music and dance that lead me to write my book Stepping Into Success, and has been the inspiration for my recent Dance Journeys.
I have worked in HR, Training, Consultancy, Project Management and Management since 1985 and run my own business since 2002.
I am a qualified life coach, an accredited member of the Association of Professional Coaches, Trainers and Consultants (APCTC), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD), and a Fellow of The Institute of Leadership and Management (FInstLM).
My business has been featured in online and offline business publications, newspapers and on BBC radio.
I was also a finalist in the WIN North East Women Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2013.
My Dancing Honours
I danced competitively in my early years and was placed 2nd in Great Britain and 9th in the World Irish Dance Championships. For the next 10 years I danced with a folk band and travelled the world, dancing in places as far afield as Orkney and Syria. Since having children I’ve continued to be involved with Irish dancing as both a teacher and committee member, organising competitions in NE England (Covid-19 permitting!)
On a Personal Note
I’m a proud ‘Geordie’ living in the wonderful North East of England with my husband of 32 years. I’m also a mum, daughter, sister, auntie, cousin and loyal friend. A dancer, author, speaker, coach and guide. I’m family oriented; my two grown up children are my greatest pride and have also been my biggest (and often most painful) teachers.
I love to travel, read and walk, as well as to spend time in my recently designed garden (featured on Alan Titchmarsh's Love Your Garden TV programme!)
I’m a passionate optimist, who my clients say, can motivate you to get the best out of yourself.
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