During the progression of my career I found it necessary, and important, to ground my work as a trainer and coach in a psychological and theoretical framework and, therefore, chose an MA programme in Psychosynthesis Psychology which complements, supports and enhances my work as a therapeutic coach.
It took me over seven years to complete the part time programme and go on to graduate in 2003. It was a journey of highs and lows, it was a journey of the soul. It was both personally and spiritually enriching. I developed a deep empathic connection with my fellow human beings as I travelled on this humanistic and transpersonal adventure.
My first career was in Catering Management, Sales and Marketing, and finally Corporate Catering. That all came to an end when the company I was working for, in London, went under and I was made redundant. It was a dark period of my life, I was 32, and I was met by many challenges and many changes that led me into my ‘dark night of the soul’. It was a time that would either make or break me, I picked myself up and made a commitment to move forward and reinvent myself and so began a new phase of my life. It was a journey that led me into my training in Applied Psychosynthesis, Coaching Training and Thought Field Therapy training. I was also in therapy myself, over a period of 8 years, with 3 therapists, all as part of my commitment to my personal and spiritual development. I believe that, as a coach, you have to have to explore your own darkness, and come out the other side, before you can take another into their shadows. As Malcolm X said:
“Only those who have experienced a revolution within themselves can reach out effectively to help others”.
When I moved into the field of personal development, I worked for an organisation currently known as “Grit”, where I focused on the operational management, including client management and sales development. Alongside my therapy training, I was then trained and moved my way up to become a senior trainer/coach as a major aspect of my role. In 2007, I went self-employed; creating “Life Mastery Personal Development Consultancy”.
Over the years, I have developed and delivered training workshops on Confidence, Stress Management, Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Coaching Skills & Accountability to Management/Staff Teams, including professionals from a very wide spectrum of the corporate world, such as executives, entrepreneurs, marketing managers, bankers, IT consultants, etc., totalling over 3,000 participants. As part of my career highlight, I was featured on national television in the UK, when I was the trainer and coach for the Halle Harmony Orchestra, Manchester, UK. In recognition, my work was made into the ‘Orchestra United’ television series aired on Channel 4 UK, in summer 2010.
In 2019, I founded Life Mastery Coaching Singapore LLP, providing coaching and corporate training services. I currently run a successful coaching practice with clients all over the world, many of whom are based in Singapore working for high-profile international blue chip organisations.
- MA in Applied Psychosynthesis Psychology (Middlesex University, UK – 2003)
- Diploma in Applied Psychosynthesis (Institute of Psychosynthesis, UK – 2003)
- Certified Counsellor (University of Hertfordshire, UK – 1997)
- Certified Thought Field Therapist (Callahan Techniques Ltd & Thought Field Therapy Training Centre, US – 2007)
- Practitioner qualification in Lumina Spark & Lumina Leader / 360 Psychometric Profiling, Training & Coaching (2013/14)
- Master Masteries Coach (MMC) Professional Designation with the International Association of Coaching (IAC – Aug 2015)
- The Association of Psychospiritual Practitioners (APP)
- The Association for Thought Field Therapy (ATFT)
- The British Thought Field Therapy Association (BTFTA)
- The International Association of Coaching (IAC)