Many women are more capable than they believe.

 

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One of my deepest frustrations is when women hold themselves back in life because they don’t recognise or believe what they’re truly capable of. It’s why I’m a life coach. I’ve made it my mission to help women identify and own their strengths, their talents and their loves. I guide women to understand what’s holding them back and give them tools to manage the changes needed to improve their lives for the better.

My story (the short version)…

Helping others is a natural part of who I am. In 2001, a very unexpected divorce proved to be a big turning point in my life. As part of my healing, I recognised the need to work on myself. I did my first life coaching course with the goal of learning about myself and gaining the skills to help others.

The timing to coach professionally back then wasn’t quite right so I merrily continued along the corporate path learning skills that serve me well today and that I’m very grateful for.

But for the last 5 years of my corporate career I kept getting itchy feet.

I knew there was more in life but I couldn’t quite figure it out. Fast-forward to December 2013 when a speaker at a conference said this ‘if you’re not passionate about what you do, people see straight through you’. It was at that very moment I made my decision to resign.

I had no plan, no answer to ‘what next’ only trusting that I’d find my way.

I launched into a course to become a Certified Workplace Trainer only to find that training people who weren’t invested in proactively improving themselves was not my thing. What I did discover was I wanted to help people who were committed to helping themselves.

This is when I said yes to coaching.

This is what I’m known for…

Helping women clear the mental stress and uncover the clarity they crave.

I help women simplify their situation in a way that empowers them to navigate and implement changes.  I draw on nearly 2 decades of corporate experience, a natural talent for helping others, a keen interest in human behaviour (the why) and my skills as a certified coach to offer an outstanding coaching experience.

Here’s what I believe…

That no matter how challenging your situation, the deep frustration and anguish you’re feeling, with the right support, encouragement, mindset and ACTION (intentionally capitalised because nothing will change without it), you WILL achieve your greatest desires.

I believe it because I’m living proof. It’s what gives me the ability to coach with great care and understanding. I know what it’s like to be a duck furiously treading water, keeping up the all important ‘I’m capable’ facade but secretly and sadly dying on the inside.

I don’t want that for other women and I’m proof it doesn’t have to stay that way.

I also have a 10-year old daughter and I want her to grow up knowing that she’s capable of doing many great things, she just needs to know, accept and believe in herself.

My friends and clients describe me as…

Kind, intuitive, down-to-earth, trustworthy, professional, fun, committed, amazing listener, confident, resilient, self-disciplined, calm and someone who walks their talk (very kind of them don’t you think?).

Some fun facts…

+ I’m number 6 of 7 children which taught me – empathy, resilience (growing up in the 70s was one big adventure), strength in the face of adversity (serves me well) and impressive self-defensive skills (4 brothers!).

+ I’m sure I was born doing the splits. Well, with a mother as a dance teacher, my splits at the age of 2 were impressive.

+ I’m a loud and proud coffee snob. I blame it on living in Melbourne for 10 years however the polite Elizabeth will accept an instant coffee (and I’m very polite).

+ I’m a Pisces.

+ I’m well into my 2nd marriage to a beautiful man and my 10 year-old daughter completes our little family.

+ I’m a doer. Once I decide to do something, I’m 110% committed and I take the action required.

+ I love the outdoors – camping, walking and putting my feet in the ocean.

+ I love Champagne.

+ I’m a flexi-tarian. I’ve tried all the diets, Paleo, Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw Foodist, sugar free, wheat free, dairy free, gluten free, blood type and I’ve finally worked out it’s not a one-size fits all. I simply go with what I discovered works for me. Allelujah!!

I  invite you to explore my Work with Me page to learn more about how we can work together! If you have burning questions, head to my FAQ page where I know you’ll find answers!