I fell in love with coaching people over 30 years ago and have followed that passion since then, helping people achieve happiness in their lives.
I trained as an Optician, following this career while my children were small. After our family moved to Devon, I continued working in the Optics industry but started to focus on Learning and Development. This fulfilled my desire to teach and help people to grow their careers. This change in direction enabled me to succeed in a new role involving managing a team, management training and working as a lead tutor for a large leadership and management programme for many years. All of this revolved around coaching.
I am a Master NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) Practitioner and transformational life coach, covering a wide range of skills from emotional freedom technique (EFT), work-life balance, phobia solutions, hypnotherapy, mindfulness, health and wellbeing. I also offer resilience training using AQR Mental Toughness Questionnaire as a measure of that development. I am a qualified mental health first aider and have trained in suicide prevention.
I have suffered chronic pain for many years and have put together a programme designed to help clients who want to help themselves manage their pain, whether it is physical or mental pain. Check out my free Transforming Chronic Pain courses and the subsequent six-week programmes.
I am a business owner with Forever living, using Aloe Vera products to ensure a healthy lifestyle for me, my family, my friends and my clients.
Get in touch if you would like to know more about changing your life for the better.
I get asked all the time'Why Bees?'
I have a simple answer, I love Bees, they are incredible, we humans would struggle to survive without them.
Bees are some of the hardest working creatures on the planet, and because of their laborious work ethic, we owe many thanks to this often under appreciated insect. Our lives – and the planet as a whole – would be a far different place if bees didn’t exist.
One out of every three things we eat needs a bee to pollinate a plant. Without pollination, plants wouldn’t grow seeds and without seeds no more plants could grow in the future. Although other insects and animals can pollinate e.g. bats, butterflies and wasps, none are designed to pollinate nearly as efficiently as bees - they are the superstars of pollination!
The more you learn about bees, the more astounded you will be:
Bees pollinate 70 of the top 100 human food crops
One single bee colony can pollinate 300 million flowers each day
Almonds are totally dependent on bee pollination. No bees, no almonds
Most worker bees only live for around six weeks
Bees only forage for nectar on days when the air temperature is above ten degrees Celsius
A group of about 12 bees will, in their lifetime, produce a teaspoon of honey between them
A honeybee flies at approximately 24km/h
Honeybees communicate with “dancing” and pheromones.
I like to think that the world is a little better for the work that we do at Bee@one, the way we look after our clients, how hard we work and generally being inspired by bees.