I am a business studies graduate with over 20 years experience in the financial sector. I have worked with the public for almost 30 years, in pubs and restaurants, and in the banking industry - carrying out financial reviews. Within each of these roles I realised that I listened 10 times more than I spoke and recognised that I had a natural way with people.
Motivated by an overwhelming desire to make a difference I have been studying Life Coaching for the past few years, and gone on to put that theory into practise, coaching people on how to improve their lives. I am regularly invited to local schools to engage pupils in “Life Improvement” skills.
Nowadays, to add another feather to my cap, I am studying towards a COSCA Counselling Diploma that when I qualify, I will be a certified Counsellor.
My mission is simple - to inspire others, and to help them to change their lives for the better.
- BA Business Studies
- Advanced Life Coaching Diploma Level 4
- COSCA Counselling Certificate
- Studying towards COSCA Counselling Diploma
- Certificate in Mental Health First Aid
I live in Dumfries and am married with 2 grown up children and 1 irrepressibly adolescent 4-legged baby.
In my early 40s I was depressed, exhausted, hated my body and drowned my sorrows in too much wine. I had hit an all time low. I was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I was stuck!
Something needed to change.
What keeps us stuck? Fear. Fear creates fear and the fear of the unknown stops us from growing. You need to face your fear and take that LEEP. Take a leap of faith in yourself. I did and I have never looked back. Taking that initial step is the hardest thing to do. That’s why I specialise in helping others to become who they want to be; to achieve their burning desires and strive for better place in their life and mind.
LEEP into your own self belief with me and we will get there together!
Why you really want me on your side
I’m like most people, I’ve had to deal with crisis throughout my life; depression, bulimia, debt, stress at work, marriage breakdowns and family tragedies. Through a realignment of my goals and by concentrating on what’s really important, I’ve come out the other side.
My ideas of happiness and success will probably differ from yours but the starting point will be to explore what you really want out of your life. My passion is to inspire you to help you change your life, for the better!