I have always been passionate about helping others and contributing to the community so becoming a coach was in line with my life’s purpose, passion, vision and mission. To provide high performers the tools so they can use their new knowledge and skills for sustainable development for the rest of their life. Specialising in behavioural strategy and life coaching, sessions never feel like 'work' because I absolutely love what I do.
Founding Director of Coaching Corporate Pty Ltd. We approach every client’s business as if it were our own. We believe coaching should be more than just a quick fix. We put ourselves in your shoes, align our incentives with your objectives, and collaborate to unlock the full potential of your business using behavioural profiling tools and performance coaching.
I extend my hand and heart to yours; to guide you through a life changing process - something that will alter your reality and bring you home to yourself finally. International Retreats held in Vanuatu, which is only a 3.5 hour flight from Sydney - Retreats are currently unavailable due to COVID-19.
Firefighters don’t just fight fires, we help educate and prepare the community. We go to incidents involving hazardous materials, motor vehicle accidents, medical first response, rescue and terrorism. Contributing to the community is so rewarding, I’m so grateful to be a full-time firefighter.
I represented Australia in the 2017 IFAF Women's Gridiron World Championship held in Langley, British Columbia. This was Australia’s first ever women’s team entered into the World Cup for Gridiron.
As well as spending four years operating 242 tonne dump trucks, I was an Account Manager looking after the Rio Tinto and Glencore accounts. I supervised over 200 employees at Mount Thorley Warkworth, Ravensworth, Glendell and Bulga.
I am the Leader of The Litas Newcastle, a group of moto-obsessed women.
We have been featured in Newcastle Weekly Magazine, the Newcastle Herald and I have also been featured on the front cover of Ozbike Magazine riding my Harley Davidson. I enjoy riding interstate over long distance, camping along the way.
I was an instructor at a young age and also competed in Showjumping, Cross Country, Dressage and Hacking. I don’t compete any more but I still ride occasionally.
I’ve also been at rock bottom. Here’s two of the many stories I have.
My (very early) Mid-Life Crisis
So here I was, a fully functioning adult who had just purchased a property and built a house with my (then) fiancé at the time. I worked a high paying job, was getting married, had the car and boat; everything seemed great.... I was wondering how this could be it? I had everything I was meant to have and was doing everything I was meant to be doing.
My mental process was thus: recover from my teen years, buy land, build house, get married, have a good job etc etc.... Isn’t that what your parents tell you to do? “But why am I still unhappy? Why aren’t all these things that society tells me I should strive to have, making me happy?”
So I did what anyone going through a Mid-Life Crisis would do. I ditched my fiancé, got a boob job, bought a Harley Davidson, sold the house, moved towns, started weight lifting, joined the infamous Lingerie Football League and went on a few holidays. This all took some time, I thought changing things and going in this direction would make me happy. Surely? But soon after implementing all these changes I was left again questioning.... “Is this all there is?”
I started doing some (some would say) ‘soul searching’ by reading lots of biographies of people who have lived very hard lives, from cults, to sex slaves, abduction, child abuse through to genocide. I realised that all these people had suffered such adversities and were able to overcome them to a level of fulfilment - and I wondered how I could get there too. I then started to read self-help books. Book after book, I started to install new programs and strategies in my life. It took me years to really move forward, and looking back now I wish I had someone to guide and nurture me (and sometimes kick my butt)through the process. What took me almost 7 years back then, I could coach someone through a similar (but far more structured) process in only 3-6 sessions nowadays.
I now have internal strength and happiness to be able to find fulfilment within myself. No matter what I own or where I am in society’s standards, I am in congruent coherence with my head, heart and gut (note: if i had heard this statement earlier in my life I would have thought it was completely ‘woo woo’). I am able to live a life rich in abundance, love, respect, self-worth and satisfaction. This has allowed me to manifest my perfect relationship, dream career, successful business, and harbour the most self love I have ever had. I also now have so much love for all other human beings, no matter where they are on their journey. I truly believe we are all doing the best we can with the resources we have, at any given time.
I’d like to help you build on those resources so you can invest in creating your own internal tools to keep forever, for a life of growth and fulfilment, whatever that looks like for you. It’s your journey and everyone is different but the tools remain the same. Let me guide you to where you want to be.
I haven't had what you would call a standard life... but then again who has? We all have an immense amount of skills we have learnt through our experiences in life and I hope that by sharing some of mine with you, you will be able to see why I do what I do, why I want to help people be their best selves and why I went down this amazing path of being a Coach.
Whilst this is only one story from my life it is surely the most significant:
Two weeks after my 17th birthday I split up with my partner and he threatened to take his life. I was able to convince him to meet me off the school bus the following morning and he agreed. He gave me his suicide note and told me he couldn't live without me. I tried to talk him out of doing the unthinkable but when I realised he actually had a rope that he had hidden near the school, it occurred to me that he had already planned what he was going to do next... I physically tried get the rope off him, aggressively trying to separate him from the rope that would ultimately serve to end his life.
He was stronger than me, as a boxer and dancer there was no way I could overpower him or outrun him. I decided to call for help and ran to the school principal who came with me to the bottom of Janet Street where I saw his body hanging from the stadium.... I will never forget the wind moving past his pants and knowing his feet were not on the ground. That image is sketched in my mind, never to be forgotten.
I was blamed for his suicide. Bashed. Threatened with my life. Victimised. Bullied and harassed. I couldn't escape it. I didn't have the internal resources to deal with anything at this time. Neither did the other teenagers who were suffering with the loss of their friend.
I was a mess, a huge spiral of negative emotions, anxiety, depression, PTSD, weight gain, an eating disorder, drug abuse, risky behaviour and self destructive actions.
I remember looking at myself in the mirror hating what and who I had become.... I always seemed to be a victim. I started self harming and can clearly remember the time I had finally decided to end my life. I had hit rock bottom...
I drove my car, foot flat to the floor towards the telegraph pole on Wakefield road and kept speeding up. The anger, frustration, fear, sadness were inside me like never before but an overwhelming feeling of guilt hit me "how can I pass this feeling onto my family by doing what I'm about to do". I steered away from the pole. Stopped the car and decided if I wasn't going to die then I needed to live for something of value.
I started looking for a purpose. Asking myself what is life about? What is the purpose? I started reading self help book after self help book. Focusing mainly on the external image first because I didn't realise happiness comes from within. I worked on my diet, my looks and my posture. I reduced my drinking dramatically and stopped hanging around all my 'friends'. No matter how much weight I lost or new clothes I bought to fill the emotional gap I was missing, I never felt healed.
I had to move forward from my old life. I wanted to create what I knew could be possible. I finally started working on my self talk, my internal image, my confidence and my self esteem. It took years and years of self development to shake that old internal image I had of myself. I had many ups and downs and certainly fell more than once. It wasn't the easiest path but it was far easier than staying stuck in the lowest point of my life.
I've invested tens of thousands of dollars on my personal and professional self development journey and my mission is to share my skills, tools and techniques to help others move forward. Whether it's professionally or personally, I have always been a hard worker and you can see I have been driven to succeed in all areas of life.
It is also important to understand you don't need to have had adversity to leverage from coaching. Coaching is for everyone, from executives to people not working; parents, teens, single mums or dads, lawyers, doctors, tradies and the emergency services, you name it!
I can say with utter conviction that life now is AMAZING. Every day is filled with love, compassion, generosity, growth, passion, variety, contribution, connection and significance. There is no hate or overwhelming negative emotions. I have fully forgiven myself and everyone from my past. I am focused on the present and the future. The past has gone and I have reinvented myself.
Whilst I didn't get the support that I desperately needed, I don't want anyone to go through feeling like they don't have choices, options and support and that's why I want to help people be the best version of themselves. I have coaching packages to start with you right away so your journey doesn't have to be long and painful like mine was. It can be quick, fun and sustainable. Live your best life, don't waste another day living a 'normal' life. Don't be here to be average, be here to be AWESOME. If I can do it, you can too.