What lead you to become a Life Coach?
I always knew that I wanted to do something that was meaningful and creative in some way. I was first drawn to the personal development field when I was at university and was struggling to fit into how I thought I should be living my life. Both my parents had cancer at the time, and I was also experiencing my own health challenges, which lead me to question what was important to me, and most especially, how I wanted to live my life. I hadn’t always felt safe expressing my truth around this, and I felt restricted by external expectations. Instead of continuing with a masters degree in English Literature, I decided to go travelling instead, which lead me to study Therapeutic Aromatherapy and Reiki. When I moved from South Africa to Canada in 2010, I thought I would share these healing skills with others, but I soon realized that I was still deeply in the process of healing myself, and that doing physical hands-on body work drained me. So I listened and started looking into how I could still work with people through the means of talking and holding energetic space. Coaching then presented itself to me as an opportunity. I experienced first hand the effects of being coached, and loved how empowering it felt to be consciously designing my life, while feeling deeply supported and guided in the process.
Why are you doing what you do?
I do what I do because I want to provide women with the opportunity to know how empowering it feels to live as conscious co-creators of their reality. To know that we are always co-creating with Life and the Divine. To realize that we have the power to make changes and live from our hearts. To stop operating from unconscious agreements, as well as playing out old and limited thought and behaviour patterns. I want to provide women with the opportunity to wake up to their own power and their true nature, to let go of patterns that are destructive to them and the planet, and to live their most inspired and fulfilling lives.
I am speaking particularly to women who have felt oppressed by any internal and external structures that do not truly serve their well-being, or that of the planet. These women have had to dim their light in order to stay safe, as well as suppress their intuition; their connection with the Divine. They have listened to and absorbed thoughts and opinions that do not belong to them, and that are not a true reflection of who they really are.
My desire is that these women receive the nurturing and guidance they need, to heal the wounds of the past, and to live to their full potential.
Is this always what you’ve wanted to do?
Yes, but I didn’t realize it would come in the form of life coaching. For a long time I’ve identified with the archetype of the Wounded Healer. I knew that I needed to heal my own wounds before I could help others to heal theirs. I also know now that there is always more healing to do, and this in itself can become an excuse not to begin the work of serving others.
What results do you see in your clients?
The main results I have witnessed in my clients are an increased sense of personal power, including self-expression and alignment with the core truth of who they really are. Externally this has resulted in rapid changes to their work, as well as their personal lives, all of which have blossomed in many different ways. All the women I’ve worked with have come closer to expressing themselves as they truly are, letting go of what is no longer working, while listening to and deepening the connection with their Intuition and the Divine. As a whole they have transcended their fear, moved through obstacles, and courageously walked towards a vision of life that truly lights them up.
Where do you see coaching fit in the personal development field?
I see coaching as a very powerful self development tool. It puts the power back into the hands of every client because they are the ones deciding where they want to go, and what steps they need to take. The role of the coach is to hold space for the client, to ask deep questions, so that the client’s wisdom and truth bubbles up to the surface. The coach is there to support, reflect, encourage, uplift, and celebrate their client every step of the way. As a result the client is able to go much further than if they were to undertake the journey alone.
How does what you do matter?
It matters because every person whose life is changed for the better affects countless other people. When one person feels empowered then they are much more likely to empower, uplift, and inspire others. This stops the victim/perpetrator chain reaction. When people are given permission to follow their heart and their Soul’s path, then this creates a world where more and more people are living to their full potential. Imagine what an incredibly beautiful world this will be, when everyone is thriving and blossoming. This is my inspired vision and why I do what I do.
If you are interested in working with me, I would love to hear from you. Please read my Coaching page here, and apply for a complimentary Clarity Call. You can also download my free ebook “11 Powerful Practices to Deepen Your Intuition” here.