With a background in marine science and a passion for sea life and ecology, I started my career protecting and managing ecosystems. After years of dedication I realized that my work (in consultancy, international development, research and academia) to prevent the ongoing damage to our planet felt too constrained, that I wasn’t offering solutions to tackle the route cause. So I strived to find a more impactful way to protect our planet, by demonstrating new ways of living. I pursued my novel concept of chemical-free swimming pools, developing a new technology on the frontiers of science. That was the beginning of a 14 year long journey as an entrepreneur and startup founder.
After a turbo charged challenge of huge ups and downs, I left it all behind when the business reached a point of sustained growth and chose to leap into the next big project of my life. I have been inspired to work on an even larger scale to reach even more people and have a greater impact, empowering those that share this desire to create a better world, to lead with heart and confidence and build ventures for good and a clear message of change for our people and our planet. To make that happen I went through a extensive professional training in coaching with The Coactive Training Institute and became certified with the International Coaching Federation.
Today I coach leaders and teams in purposeful companies that are leading the way in sustainability and the application of revolutionary science and technology. In Innovation, Science and Tech my clients are leading the way in redesigning our future and protecting the integrity of our biosphere. In the Creative Industries my clients are leading the way in art, communication and the way we relate with each other.
I have dedicated many rewarding years of my life now to personal discovery, pyschology and the art of coaching a deeper connection to oneself and others. I can help you understand and apply your purpose and vision, and build a culture of trust and high performance, all the while keeping an eye on your overall footprint in the much larger context of life. On my journey, I have been through burnout and many periods of self-doubt and knocks to my confidence while constantly pushing against the limits of my ambitious personality. This can make an intolerable mark on your health and wellbeing when left unchecked. Coaching is an invaluable partnership to maintain clarity, confidence and motivation. When you are clear, you can magnetize what you want to you, and have the impact you desire. This is essential when the pace of life is so intense.
So I bring a wide range of knowledge to the coaching relationship, as well as a playful, creative and energetic approach. This is combined with a depth of care, commitment and urgency, as we only live once, and what we do with it matters!