In 2017, I founded my coaching practice, Live Authentic Coaching with a mission to empower individuals through coaching. I work distinctly with adults who have undergone highly stressful life events and specialise in coaching trauma survivors by facilitating posttraumatic growth i.e., positive psychological changes experienced as a result of the struggle with highly stressful life events. Although trauma can cause extreme psychological distress, research has also shown that traumatic experiences can often change one’s life philosophy, the way they see the world, and their place in it. Shifts have been seen in dimensions such as personal strength, relating to others, new possibilities, appreciation of life, embodiment, and spirituality.
My mission is to work with these individuals who are ready to find their purpose, thrive, and create change from this place of their newfound wisdom and strength. I use the evidence-based science of Psychology and the action-oriented techniques of coaching to help them grow and live a more fulfilling life. My Masters in the Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology programme through the University of East London has allowed me to gain expertise in different coaching models and positive psychology interventions. My practice is deeply rooted in the theoretical underpinnings of behavioural coaching, positive psychology coaching, cognitive behavioural coaching, strengths-based coaching and the science of Positive Psychology.
I am also an avid champion of mental health and wellbeing. As a passionate runner and racer, I’ve completed over 40 half-marathons. I practice mindfulness meditation daily - I completed an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR) in 2015 and a Positive Mindfulness Programme (PMP) in 2019. My family is very important to me and I cherish spending time with my teenage daughter and husband of 21 years.