I am a lover of energy, creativity, growth, learning, leadership and happiness.
Originally studying Psychology and Biology at University before embarking on a career in education, it seems I have come full circle and am linking all disciplines from my career to date; Psychology, Mentoring, Education and Dance & Movement.
I taught Jazz dancing from the age of 17, entering my students into national examinations. From this I gained a key eye for technique, and a real love for choreography, creativity and movement.
My career in Education gave me a strong sense of social justice, mentoring and coaching skills (which have been further developed along all of my roles), an ability to engage different people, and strong presentation and facilitation skills.
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I have had plenty of experience in changing careers, before embarking on this venture I have been a dance teacher, a dance school owner, a secondary teacher, a Professional teaching fellow, an Executive Assistant and a Recruitment Manager. I believe change is a certainty and we need to learn to be resilient and develop ourselves to enable us to deal with change. It is important we identify our transferable skills, align this with our values and passions, and see which avenues we can explore.
I have always been an avid reader and love to write. You can check out my blog on this site.
My real passion though, has always been helping other people to realise their worth. To help people achieve goals, build their confidence and create success (whatever that looks like) with them.
BSc (Biology & Psychology), University of Auckland
PGDip Teaching (Secondary), University of Auckland
Dip LCC (Life Coaching), New Zealand Institue of Business Studies
Leadership Programme LP44, Institute for Strategic Leadership
– Blessed with an amazing family, including a beautiful daughter.
– Dogs. Animals are so good for the soul, and adopting rescue dogs is he best thing ever!
– League. Love this sport so much. A Roosters fan (since 1989), and staunch kiwi supporter.
– Music. Zeppelin, The Doors, Stevie, Fleetwood, Clapton, GnR, Hendrix, The Stones, Pink Floyd…I think you get the picture!