I have spent a lifetime aspiring to be the very best version of leadership that I could be. Forever motivated and inspired by Joan-of-Arc- I have studied, modelled and coached leadership in the healthcare and IT corporate domains for the last 20 years.
In 2014 I was based in Leiden, Netherlands running the international Quality Assurance division for a big IT company. As a well-respected member of the Central European Executive team, I was responsible for leading a team of over 300 people across 6 countries. I flew to London to shop and drove to Paris for the weekends. I had worked and studied with diligence and commitment my entire life for the opportunity to live and lead a team like that, and I loved it!!
Six months later my world as I knew it collapsed – my marriage had broken down, and along with the rest of the Management team, I was facing a redundancy as the result of corporate restructure.
Returning home to Australia broken hearted and carrying more sadness than I have ever known, I began my journey with The Coaching Institute – rediscovering me as the single first step, and falling in love with me again!
I joined the Master Coach program in January 2015 with the intention of starting my own coaching business. I had loads of life and people skills, loads of content and experience and intellectual property, but zero experience running a business; so The Coaching Institute’s focus on developing business acumen was incredibly attractive to me. I focused my niche on leadership within 6 months and shortly after that narrowed it to powerfully feminine leadership and women working to get into the boardroom.
Success is a journey and my journey with The Coaching Institute has been one of ups and ups, but it has also been one of clarity and purpose and deep thinking. Without a shadow of doubt my success so far must be attributed to my application of The Coaching Institute’s model of learning – hear and be blown away by the message, hear and learn the message, hear and do it, get a result, teach the message, and watch others get a result!! Coupled with the abundance of resources available to me via Moodle, webinars, mentoring calls, and the phenomenal “WOW team” who are always there to help, guide and champion my cause, I have all of the elements to make my journey a roaring success.
I am a doer – I take action – no matter how small! Action creates momentum and momentum propels me forward. The knowledge and skills I have learnt in the last 12 months with The Coaching Institute have enabled me to not only be a more incredible person, but have allowed me to share my talents and gifts with others to help them become a brilliant shining version of authentic leadership too!!