Here I am, doing what I love: outdoors and exploring new things. I’m a citizen of the world, a wife, an animal lover, a fire-walker, a skier, a great cook, an only child, lots of other things too. Take a look at the video of my latest adventure here
I’ve had an interesting and exciting life including being self-employed (twice), being made redundant, facing loss of self-confidence and even depression but I’m a fighter and life is worth living to it’s fullest!!! I’m fluent in English and French and speak some Afrikaans. Having grown up in South Africa with Belgian parents, I’ve been aware of cultural differences from an early age and I love getting to know people from a variety of backgrounds.
Variety has been a key feature of my career too. I started in banking, moved to industry then IT and eventually finding my home in Learning and Development. In 1997 I founded and grew a training consultancy in South Africa before spending 10 years in Switzerland working at IMD, one of Europe’s top business schools. For me career changes are not only possible but exciting.
In 2011 a move to the UK inspired me to give up the 9 to 5 career and create my own coaching business. I wanted to work with lots of incredible people from different backgrounds and shine a torch on their amazingness. Showing them and the world everything they are and could be. Helping them break free. Now after living, working and travelling in many countries I am even more conscious of the things that make us different – yet at the same time, no matter how different we are, we all face similar challenges and spend so much time trying to live up to the expectations imposed on us.
I am proud to hold the following coaching accreditation
Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF)
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) by The Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
Licensed Firework Career Coach