I came to coaching the long way round, through an intensive and rewarding international career spanning over 20 years and from working in many countries and cultures, until I realised one day when I was on the receiving end of some excellent career coaching that this was exactly what I wanted to be doing myself!
At that point in time I was disillusioned with my profession, I had symptoms of burn-out and felt I would never have the energy to manage people again. I was ready to throw in the
towel and give up my successful professional career so I looked for a qualified coach with international experience. Soon I could feel the tangible difference that this coaching was making to me in the situation I was in and which I so very much wanted to change. Recognising that deep down we hold the key ourselves, I could see coaching was how I could continue to help others realise their full potential in life only in another way than I had been doing before in the worlds of international development, academia, and consulting.
Without coaching at that time I am sure I would not have been able to re-group and re-enter the workplace in a fulfilling job and with a healthy and well-balanced life again. Coaching brought me insight, with the self-awareness and self-confidence to be the consummate professional that I am and the strength and energy to go forward as a career coach, knowing first-hand how coaching can evoke real positive transformation in our professional and personal lives when we are ready to meet the challenge.
Now I am happily continuing to develop my coaching practice, and deepen my coaching skills with every new client I work with, and can honestly say that for the first time in a long time in my professional life I really buzz with more energy when I am working!