Like so many woman, I wear many hats.
I am a wife, a mum with two adult daughters, a carer for my daughter with Autism, a coach and business owner, and volunteer, just to name a few. I live with my husband and my CCO (Chief Chewing Officer), Finnegan, on the outskirts of Sydney.
And up until about 10 years ago I thought I had it all.
For 26 years I had been married to my best friend, we had two beautiful daughters, and a home and I had a creative career that I loved. Surviving a near-death illness in my mid-20s, three miscarriages, and then two difficult pregnancies, I felt I had slain my dragons. I had navigated learning how to raise and support a daughter on the autism spectrum, and another with anxiety, and survived one of the cruellest blows, the sudden death of my dearest friend.
We had moved into the home of our dreams and I was looking forward to a new time in my life with my hubby.
And then without even a wobble the wheels fell off.
For the first time in my life, I didn’t know what it was that I really wanted to do, for years I had managed successful businesses and my family, I felt like I always knew where I was going. But now I was lost. At first I didn’t know what to do, however ever the optimist and always one to bounce back after being knocked down, I knew I had to create a plan.
It was time to dig deep and think about what it was that I really wanted to do.
What was it that made my soul sing?
I loved teaching others and used to teach creative workshops around Australia. What I discovered was that although women were coming to learn a skill; they also came with a lot of other needs. From wanting to find connection, to building their self-esteem. While my workshops were teaching creative skills, a lot of what I was also going on in the sacred safe space I created was changing people’s lives and the way they viewed themselves. Through gently challenging negative mindsets, I was encouraging individuals to see themselves in a new light. Supporting our daughters grow into beautiful young women who embraced their differences had also given me the gift of learning to walk alongside someone, helping them to achieve their goals.
What if I could harness my experience and training to help others?
What if I could change the lives of even more women
And so, I began pursuing a path of becoming someone who gave possibility and hope to others, and started studying how to do that. Then in 2015 I discovered the final piece to the jigsaw, the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology. Here was a tool that spoke to both my creativity and my coaching, a playful fun hands-on way to help people discover creative solutions for their life and business.
I love what I do, walking alongside others to change their lives is a privilege, and I feel blessed to be able to be part of their journey.
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