Let me tell you a bit about how I got to where I am and why I do what I do.
To the outside world I looked successful. Great job, leadership position, a beautiful home, financially successful and well liked. However, it all wasn’t as rosy on the inside. I was exhausted, overworked, undervalued, LOST, wondering HOW did I get here and asking myself, is this all that life is?
Working in a male dominated industry, I felt I had to work twice as hard to be anywhere near as good. I’d be sure to say ‘yes’ to more work when l really wanted to say ‘no way, are you kidding me?’ And I felt stuck!
And I continued on in this pattern, in work and in life, because I didn’t know any different. I felt frustrated and exhausted.
I aspired to much more joy and success in my life yet no matter how I tried I couldn’t get out of this cycle I was in. YET…I knew ‘there MUST be more than this’. I went on a journey of self-discovery, and THAT CLICK I was searching for unexpectedly happened whilst in a Somatic Coaching workshop. Somatic Coaching works with the body as well as the intellect.
Under the direction of the coach, I noticed how much tension I was holding in my body; until this moment I wasn’t consciously aware of it. Through practical exercises and heightening my self-awareness, I noticed patterns in the way I held my body – particularly when under pressure… habitual ways of reacting. There were gaps between what I knew and aspired to intellectually and how my body automatically responded.
So…I relaxed. Sounds simple?
Through practical exercises, like centering, I learnt to notice and shift patterns and powerfully make different choices. This meant I was able to cultivate more resourceful leadership skills such as listening without getting defensive, and authentically and resourcefully contributing in challenging interactions and meetings; in fact, whenever I was under pressure.
Over time I developed the courage to discover more about how the way we hold our bodies affects the way we live. I got certified with eventually a masters degree, so l could dive deeply into my passion of serving others, integrating all other work as well, particularly breaking through false limiting beliefs. It is priceless.
There’s a definitive process I went through to get here. Now this is what fuels my work – with high achievers who tick all the boxes on the outside, yet need something else…some guidance getting the inside right too.
Which is why I’ve become known as the High Achievers Coach – my own experience and working with similar clients has led me to realise there are many of us out there, and that we don’t have to put a brave face on it and struggle through.
There comes a time when you know it’s time for a change. You’ve achieved a certain level of success, yet you might feel as if you’ve reached a plateau or lost your mojo, and you know you need to shake things up to take yourself to the next level. Perhaps, you find yourself stressed, stuck, unfulfilled, disconnected, frustrated, unhappy – even on the verge of emotional bankruptcy – and you want more out of your life.
One thing is clear – you’re serious about your future potential and emotional freedom.