- Do you love stuff to do with energy, nature, emotions, learning, your life?
- Are you passionate about coaching, therapy or healing?
- Have you got a picture about how important your own evolution (as well as the work you are doing) is to planet Earth?
- Are you down to earth and able (or willing) to get over yourself?
Fantastic! We’ve started to bond already, and we’re likely to get on well then.
I work with people like you because you speak my language, you already know you can heal yourself, you’re thirsty for more knowledge, and, you appreciate the subtle nuances inherent in personal development. If I were a betting person I’d bet you also want to learn more. So do I!
My soap box, and maybe yours too
There’s so much:
- business advice around – free and paid – and most people know this is a weakness so will often invest in this
- training people can take – modalities and skills to learn – which most people also invest in
Tell me …
- how can great business advice work if the person has emotional issues which prevent them from implementing it?
- how can the skills be used effectively if the deliverer has not dealt with their own issues?
I know, I’ve been there, done that and got the t-shirt – or to be more honest with you, the whole wardrobe!
- It’s challenging to share our personal frailities publicly without losing professional face
- It’s challenging to find a space to recharge, renew and replenish without judgement
- It’s challenging to put our hands up and say ‘I need help’
I know, that’s how my other wardrobe filled up!
And then, I got it. Me, my business, my issues, my drive, my enthusiasm and motivation were all tied up with the wrong focus. I needed to look at me, I needed to be me, first and foremost. So do you.
By the time I entered the world of personal development at the ripe age of 43, I had more extraordinary life experiences under my belt than many will have in a few lifetimes! That was 10 years ago. The experiences kept coming, however I had a new way of looking at, and dealing with, them.
One of the tricks to being smarter than the average bear is learning through experience
I trained as a coach before I entered the mysterious world of NLP, Hypnotherapy, Timeline Therapy and Huna. By 2007 I was a Master practitioner and by January 2010 I’d undergone trainer’s training. I thought I was at the top of the mountain! Of course, from the top of a mountain, what do you see – well, other mountains of course!
And off I went to explore some more, knowing that the knowledge and vast experience I’d already gained were for a reason, and had a purpose. My next foray was more esoteric in nature and involved learning with Tom Evans who was seeking ways to make the esoteric accessible and down to earth. This just happens to be one of my great passions. Through this I have become a Time Bending Therapist, and the results gained by clients blow me away! (You can find these specific ones in Emotional Surgery Sessions)
My down to earth, grounded and accessible approach has earned me a reputation (a good one I think!). I really do call a spade, a spade! I tend to avoid online cliques, tribes and groups which are too exclusive. I enjoy being a friend to, and a member of, many diverse and individual types or groups. Inclusivity and accessibility are two of my key values. The other main one is FUN!
Me, the person
I’m divorced, have lived apart from my teenage daughters for 7 years and I care for my poorly Mum – she has chronic COPD and heart disease. I’m not currently in a serious relationship. I have a wee dog living with me at the moment, a miniature Schnauzer called Ziggy – she’s sweet and insists I walk! I’m training to do a half Moonwalk in Edinburgh in June 2013.
I feel I’m a generalist with specialist tendencies! I have many modalities in my toolbox and use them all to assist me in my intuitive capabilities. I see myself these days as a healer first and foremost, and my coaching/therapy skills are necessary to effect relationships with clients and ensure their change is long lasting.
In my old life, pre personal development, I was always found in a customer facing role, effecting better communication, resolving issues and finding solutions. One boss used to say
Every office needs a Jackie
… I believe that everybody needs a Jackie
Media and such like
Along the way, I’ve been interviewed in the UK press, BBC radio stations and have been a contributor to Scottish Woman Magazine. I’m the retained coach for Bad Pony Media‘s All Dolled Up digital TV programme. I spoke at a TEDx Women conference in Edinburgh on The Relationships Ties which Bind Us. I am a long time contributor to a Forbes 100 site for women- Birds on the Blog. I published my first book in October 2012 – Around the House in 80 Days.
What you can do next
As professional coach, therapist or healer, you will find ongoing personal and professional support in The Coach’s Companion group and I’d love you to join us.
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