I’m based in Melbourne, Australia, but have also lived in San Francisco and London, and spent almost a year working in Manila, Philippines.
I’m an introvert who thrives on deep connection and conversations that get to the heart of what matters most.
My coaching style is warm, calm, empathetic and supportive...with a good dose of (gentle and loving) challenge. I’ve been told I’m a great listener and offer valuable insights in a non-judgemental way.
When I’m not coaching, you can find me reading for entertainment, illumination and inspiration.
I love learning about what drives human behaviour, immersing myself in the world of exquisitely written, character-driven novels, and soaking up real life stories of ordinary people changing the world in big or small, but important, ways.
I am all about the joy in simple pleasures:
summer fruits (mangoes, cherries, white nectarines),
being able to walk to work,
flowers (peonies have my heart),
delicious food enjoyed with great company,
beautifully designed things made of paper (I have a soft spot for letterpress, gold foil and hand-written typography).
I’ve never had a cup of coffee.
Rest assured it doesn’t stop me from enjoying plenty of ‘coffee chat’ conversations!
I care deeply about the environment and the damage we are inflicting on our planet. Waste and our excessively consumerist culture make me sad. My heart breaks a little every time I throw something in the bin (I know that may sound ridiculous, but it’s true).
I believe in conscious simplicity. In being intentional and buying less but better. Consuming less, cherishing more.
Beautiful things and thoughtful design bring me joy, but I’d rather not own and be attached to a houseful of possessions I don’t truly need.
My preferred way of life is slow and simple, with plenty of space and time to breathe and be present. (I do understand the pressures of the modern world, and have had a demanding corporate job so I know it isn’t always easy!)
I have mixed feelings about technology: I’m so grateful for the Internet and the access to opportunities and inspiration that it brings, but I also want to enjoy the ‘real world’ without the noise and distraction of social media.
I didn’t own a mobile phone til relatively late, and I resisted the temptation to sign up to Facebook until this year. Truthfully I haven’t embraced it and am still wary of the slippery slope of social media addiction and the games people play to win likes and followers.
I love flavourful, nourishing, real food made from seasonal produce. (I am much better at eating than cooking though!)
I also have a soft spot for indulgences made from high quality ingredients: dark chocolate, thin crust pizza, freshly baked bread (the soft, slightly chewy kind) with butter, an old-fashioned home-made cake. And I find it hard to say no to the deep-fried temptation of fries and spring rolls.
The most beautiful places I’ve been: Iceland and Boracay and Coron in the Philippines (I would’ve loved to see El Nido there too).
I never understood the attraction of beaches until I went to Boracay. Now I’d love to visit more white sand tropical beaches (Hawaii and Mexico are on my list).