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Empowering leaders to balance well-being and career success

About me

Struggling to balance a successful career, leading a team and taking time for your own wellbeing?  It's never easy, but if you don't take time for yourself you could be heading for burnout.  A few small tweaks to your mental fitness, diet or lifestyle could make all the difference.  Coaching can help you to unlock your resilience and resources to help you flourish.   

I support leaders to thrive by balancing a successful career with a purposeful, happy, healthy lifestyle.   

I have personal experiences of divorce and leaving a long-term position at work whereby my life has been completely out of balance.  On both occasions, I was living a life that was great for others but not for me.  I felt unfulfilled, lacked purpose yet worked really hard to make it work for the benefit of others alongside a belief that I needed to earn a certain salary to enable me to do the things that I thought made me happy.  This led to a level of burnout which encouraged me to find a better balance resulting in a happier, healthy life for me.   I'm now passionate about empowering others to identify their own barriers to achieve the same.

Imagine time for just you, a safe space where you feel comfortable and confident to be your true self, where there is no need to filter anything you say and where your emotions can ebb over.   A space where you can revisit what is vital to you and the people who are most important to you.   A chance to reset and clarify your purpose, recharge and work through your barriers to achieve a healthy, happy balance in all areas of your life.

Should you choose to work with me, your coaching journey starts by gaining clarity around what you wish to achieve through coaching, raising awareness of what makes you happy and what may be getting in the way.  I take an holistic approach with my clients by understanding all aspects of wellness and how they interact and impact each other including; purpose and meaning, physical and mental health, diet, exercise, sleep and relationships.  

You deserve to live your best life, for you, no one else and you have the resources within you to achieve just that.

Contact me for a free, no obligation coaching experience to see if you'd like us to work together.  

Training, qualifications & experience


  • 25+ years experience coaching leaders, teams and individuals as a learning & development manager
  • 2+ years experience coaching private clients

Qualifications and Training 

  • Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching (Animas 2021)
  • Advanced Diploma Holistic Lifestyle & Nutrition Coach (Mindbodyfood Institute 2020)
  • Endorsed Certified Business Coach, The Institute of Leadership & Management (2019)
  • Fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of  Personnel and Development  MCIPD
  • Qualified Mental Health First Aider (MHFA 2019)
  • Undergo regular coaching supervision and continual professional development 

Additional Information

  • Member of the CIPD
  • Fully Insured


From £77.00 to £82.50
Free initial online session

Additional information

As a first step I encourage a free, no obligation experiential coaching session via Zoom or phone call.  It is important in any coaching relationship that we are confident we can work together.  It provides you the opportunity to get to know me, how I work and to experience first hand what our coaching conversations would be like.  It would be great to understand what brings you to coaching and what you are aiming to achieve.  If you feel inspired to work with me, we can discuss a session package that works best for you.  My pricing starts at £495 for 6 x 1 hour sessions.

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Woking, Surrey, GU22

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In person

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