A quote that really resonates with me and my style of living. Having the courage to do what you love and what drives you is far more important than anything else.
I grew up in a small rural town in Australia. When I was little and asked what I wanted to be when I grew up my response was always the same: “I’m going to be an artist and Michael (my twin) was going to be a troll who lived under bridges and scared people.” I did become an artist, amongst other things and Michael, thankfully, grew up to be a very quick witted, confident, likeable human being. That’s not to say though that he didn’t act like a troll from time to time.
My huge heart, very sensitive soul and passion for serving others and helping them to fulfil their potential meant I often took home the birds with the broken wings desperately wanting to support them. Honesty has always been my number one value and I’ve always been a big dreamer with a fearless nature about me and an unshakable optimist who sees nothing but the best in everyone.
Schoolyard bullying really changed me as a person. I lost my confidence, became very shy and timid.
Michael on the other hand was the opposite, always confident and never worried about what others thought. I struggled with how different we were and wanted to be more like him.
“confidence is the best outfit, rock it and own it”
Enamoured with portraiture and being drawn to big cities I moved to Melbourne to explore and search for expression to capture on canvas always wondering what was behind the façade. Completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Education I moved to London at the age of 22.
My transition to London life wasn’t easy. Teaching was tough and it was doing nothing for my soul, I knew there had to be more to life and it was then that I found my passion and my purpose as a life coach.
Finding the world of personal development some years ago and the realisation that I could change and manipulate who I was and what my life looked like was a game changer and it gave me the confidence to move back to Australia to set up my business doing what I love.
Just as I loved capturing the spirits behind the photograph with my portraiture, I now get to help the being behind the real expressions with my coaching and bring the inside out.
Coaching is simply life changing. To see the transformational change in not only my clients but in myself is beyond rewarding and it has a certain sense of ‘magic’ about it.
I believe we can have anything we want in life, be anyone we want to be and truly have it all. I love my life and have created the life I want. I strongly believe that you can too, as you are your only limit.