I thought I'd put a bit about my story so you know how I got to this point and what makes me qualified to help you...
After my A-Levels (about 17 years ago), I trained as a Holistic Therapist which I LOVED and went to work in various spas in the UK and New Zealand (just thought I'd drop that in there). After about 8 years my hips were struggling with the physical strain of being a therapist - I was born with hip dysplasia so they were a bit dodgy; I've now had an operation so I'm all good. Anyway; as the pain was just getting worse with standing up most of the day, I started looking for a change in career which was office based but still very much focused on people, so I chose to pursue HR.
Long story short, I did my degree in HR alongside my full time HR Advisor role, and worked my way up to being an HR Manager. I really enjoyed it, but by the end I found that most of my time was spent talking to employees at all levels about managing their stress, and I have to say, my own stress levels were through the roof; I was trying to be everything to everyone (sound familiar??) and you can only keep this up for so long. My health was deteriorating, my relationships with my husband, friends, family – and myself were suffering badly and I had no energy at all.
I was surviving rather than living and that's not who I am; I was losing myself and I didn’t actually like who I was becoming, so I decided something had to change.
I'm just going to skip over all the tears, self-doubt, tantrums and gin that followed, and fast forward to training to be a Life Coach and setting up my business as a Stress Management Specialist; combining my experience with Holistic Therapy, HR and my own (long and tedious) journey with stress to help other women who are pissed off, stressed out and overwhelmed.
I am absolutely and ridiculously passionate about helping women understand themselves, improve their health, their relationships, how they communicate and ultimately manage their stress so they can enjoy their lives. I am fully aware of how cheesy that sounds, but, well it's true.