Hello….a bit about me

In 2016 I began training as a Professional Coach with Coaching Development Ltd.  2017 was a year of adventure and discovery in coaching as I sought a rich and diverse experience of coaching to develop my practise and continue my learning journey.  2018 is a year for deepening my coaching work.  Having gained a Certificate in Professional Coaching I am now working towards a Diploma in Coaching and accreditation with the International Coach Federation.

Opportunities can come from surprising places and coaching is a great way of finding these opportunities and moving forward in new circumstances. 

In 2003, less than a year after we married, my husband Matt was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease.  We knew this was a life changing diagnosis for both of us, in those difficult early days we never imagined the positive impact it would have on our life. 

Over a decade later we look back with thankfulness and ahead with hope and excitement.  The course of our life changed.   

Matt no longer works but enjoys more time with our two girls.  He takes his self-management of Parkinson’s seriously.  We can’t always predict what each day will hold.  Taking on new roles of ‘living with a long term condition’ and ‘carer’ are things we need to accept afresh each day.

My career in the world of corporate hotels and conference venues was no longer fulfilling and I looked for ways to develop myself; setting up my own freelance training business, volunteering in my community and for Parkinson’s UK.      

I also work part-time for Parkinson’s UK developing the self-management programme.  New career opportunities have opened up and life is truly fulfilling.  Coaching draws together my experience as a leader, facilitator and trainer.  I love to see people (including me) grow and become the person they were made to be.

As a Christian I am thankful to God for his grace, gifts and blessings.  I am becoming the person he made me to be.