I’d like us to be honest with each other for a moment… life is rarely simple.
Like many of the people I continually meet, I’ve often come across speed-bumps in my own life. Sometimes I’ve all-out slammed into cold, hard roadblocks.
I’ve managed to work through these blips with time, patience, self-enquiry and an openness to new ways of thinking thanks to the generosity of the best and brightest guides. These teachers have taught me the multiple paths of self-development, all of which have a few things in common: Rigorous study, dedication and of course discipline in daily practice.
I’ve made it my purpose to first collate and then share the knowledge I’ve accumulated from these most priceless resources. Within my physical teaching and coaching, and within the online contents of my blog, I want to share this knowledge with you. Three key themes prevail — BODY, MIND and FLOW. This is a triangle that I refer back to constantly.
The teacher in me
For over 18 years I’ve taught, worked, done business and socialised with the world’s elite bankers, financiers, entrepreneurs and creatives. I know what it takes to perform at peak, relentlessly.
A few of my past-life identities in headline form: I ran my own successful businesses; I raced triathlon internationally; I taught London’s finest in the most exclusive gyms and health clubs. I was a self-confessed overachiever and adrenaline junkie. I could feel my body crumbling, and I craved change.
I said goodbye to my old life, and everything in it, and shipped myself off to India to study with a most respected guru and master yogi. A few months of rigorous study and practice later I qualified as a yoga teacher.
I want to use my knowledge of the body to serve others in connecting with themselves in a more profound way. My teaching and qualifications focus on three areas to create openness, connection and allow a flow energy in the body: breath, yoga and swimming.
The BODY and MIND are part of the same being, so having the two things working healthily together is key to finding a FLOW state.
The coach in me
I am a qualified developmental coach. With a relationship based on trust, respect and honesty, I help my clients in their search for truth, clarity and meaning. My style is kind and loving in it’s intuitive directness.
In the vein of honesty I am happy to share that in spite of all the success I’ve achieved in my years, I’ve had several moments in which I found myself in a mental, emotional puddle. Sometimes the metaphorical puddles felt like lakes. I bulldozed on regardless, fearing that anyone should see the truth of me – that I was drowning. In this state I made decisions and choices that I would later come to deeply regret.
I had too much of the ‘material’, too much choice, and too much pressure as I tried to cope. The plate-spinning stress of it all became too much. I had a life that simply had too much. I know, first-world problems, right? Sound familiar? As I caved under the pressure, I realised I could make a choice to look for more meaning, for more purpose.
Since I left London in 2016 I’ve been traveling the world to study with renowned experts in the fields of meditation, life coaching and spirituality. I’ve made it my purpose to help others help themselves out of their own suffering.
The answers always exist inside ourselves; sometimes we need a friend with the mirror or flashlight to locate them.
The consultant in me
With an open BODY and calm MIND, we can find FLOW: It starts with the proper alignment of our personal brand.
Building brands in my DNA. I tend to work with business owners and leaders, most notably in the creative industries. There is something in the entrepreneurial spirit that I find endlessly fascinating.
One thing that appears repeatedly as I conduct intake talks with clients is misalignment. As time passes it seems to go unnoticed that the true, heartfelt desires of what we want and need both from and in life or business aren’t being met.
I find profound joy in guiding another human being on a journey of learning about the truth of their BODY and MIND and into FLOW. To be able to truly hear a client, meeting them where they are is a gift…this is how and where I consult.
Once we have the clarity of FLOW, life choices and business decisions can often be made decisively, simply and without effort.
The fundamental purpose of FLOW is to bridge our innermost desires with reality.
Certifications & Training
Certified NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner (The Coaching Room)
Certified Master NLP Practitioner (The Coaching Room)
Certified Meta-Coach (The Coaching Room)
Certified Integral Semantics Facilitator (The Coaching Room)
Certified Swimming Instructor (UK level 2, British Amateur Swimming Association)
Certified Freestyle Spinning® Instructor (Mad Dogg Athletics USA)
200hr Hatha Yoga Facilitator (Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham, India)
Level 2 Reiki Practitioner
2000-2001 BTEC Diploma Art Foundation
2001-2004 BA Hons Fashion Promotion, 2:1 @London College of Fashion, University of the Arts
Sports // Interests
Olympic to long distance (Ironman) triathlon, open water swimming, running, hiking, yoga, free weights
Anthropology, Psychology, Spirituality