I like meeting different kinds of people and enjoy deep and meaningful conversations with people on a one to one basis and in groups where people are sharing their views and supporting each other.
I love travelling – I get a real thrill from seeing different places and opportunities to see how other people live. I also enjoy spending time in nature, and eating good food. I am very partial to chocolate!
Although I like my comforts and security, I recognise that going outside of your comfort zone and being brave is necessary for growth; courageous acts can be big or small, I believe they all have a ripple effect on life and the world we live in. Some of my courageous acts include solo travelled to Thailand and Vietnam, where I met interesting and wonderful people, I also got hit on the head by a poisonous snake! (but that’s another story). Another time, I decided to set myself a challenge to address my fear of public speaking by singing on my own in public at Leicester Square during busy hours – and yes, I did it.
I believe that little acts of kindness can make the world a much better place. I really enjoy supporting people who care about their own personal and professional growth.
My favourite quote is from Anita Roddick "If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito."
This quote deeply resonates with me, as one of my core values is the belief that you can have an impact on the world around you no matter what size you are. Often people forget their own value, or have lost sight of their own value, whether it is life circumstances getting in the way, what they grew up believing in, or their own belief system that can sometimes hold them back from making progress. It is not surprising that it can seem confusing and overwhelming at times, and we all need that little bit of support to help gain clarity and direction to pursue the aspirations that fill us with joy. What I find gives me a lot of joy is being able to share that space with a person willing to share their innermost aspirations, and work together to help that person feel more empowered and motivated to make a change.
My own personal experiences have contributed to my passion for assisting people in their professional and personal development. My childhood roots have heavily influenced my values and career decisions. My parents had escaped the Vietnam War when they were in their mid-twenties. I recognised that their major decisions and risk-taking have enabled my life, the lives of my siblings, and their children - the generations to come, to have a better standard of living and lifestyle. I learned first hand, from witnessing my dad the importance of self belief and commitment to change. The choices we make in life can greatly impact on our wellbeing and livelihoods. Coaching is different to advice giving because it works from the inside out, and as the change starts from within, it is very powerful.