My life took a bump when both my husband and I got made redundant after many years of working. It was a difficult time for both of us and it was during the moments of feeling lost, that I decided not to go back to what I had done for years and move onto something else. While I had been fortunate to have worked with warm and wonderful people and to do work that I enjoyed over the many years, there always seemed to be something missing and I was determined to find out what it was.
When I walked into the doors at TCI to make enquiries, I made the fastest decision I had ever made in my life. I said yes to enrolment the same day and got myself booked into the very next FOCS which was in May 2013. Wow, that was a weekend that changed my life. I remember at the end of my FOCS training, loving what I was learning and feeling confident that I had come to the right place. Like most people at the end of their FOCS weekend, I was super excited to be stepping into a new chapter.
It had been a dream of mine to run my own business and I decided that I would use coaching as the vehicle to have this. My business named Personal Power Solutions was born. I work as a personal and professional consultant and coach helping people with their health, their lifestyle and their work. I love the people that I get to work with and I enjoy the independence and freedom to being my own boss. It has also provided me with the most fulfilling work that I have ever known.
My journey has given me the opportunity to learn so much about myself; to uncover my own boundaries, beliefs, limitations and work on the barriers to overcome. In particular, I had to overcome my greatest fear of public speaking. Thanks to TCI, I completed amazing training that has given me new skills and tools together with a new found confidence.
Since my intake weekend, I have achieved more than what I expected. My first paying client paved the way to getting more paying clients that I became a full time coach in April 2014. I started with having some idea of what to offer clients, to now having a number of programs and services to offer clients personally and professionally. I started with my first workshop delivering it to a small group of friends and family to now bringing a number of workshops to the wider community. I started working with individuals, then working with groups and just recently got my first corporate contract. In addition to all of this, I found a new love. A love for writing. I have had the opportunity to submit a number of articles for on-line magazines and the feedback has been rewarding. I love the diversity with what my work brings.
Just like a rollercoaster ride the last few years has had some amazing highs and of course some challenging lows. It’s been through the lows that I have learnt and achieved the most. Backing myself every time, being persistent and committed to myself and others is what keeps me moving upwards and onwards.
My journey has been pretty awesome. It has opened the doors to opportunities and to be part of many communities. I have been blessed to have met and worked with the most amazing and generous people. The TCI community has been so giving and supportive and I am so grateful to have found such a treasure. I am so pleased and proud of what I have accomplished so far and I am very excited for what my future will bring.