In fact I can remember the very first time this happened….I was about 22 and I was delivering a section of the company induction for about 300 new managers.
As I was at the side of the stage waiting for my turn to speak whilst the CEO was chatting to everyone when he said…’you’re all managers…someone will have helped you get to where you are now. Now’s your turn to help other people.”
Just like that I knew what I was here to do....My why is to ‘Help other people grow and succeed’…and I have to say I’ve been doing that ever since.
So, that first job led to 12 years working in the Head Offices of two of the largest food retailers here in the UK. I led teams of training professionals, I designed A-LOT of development programmes, I managed large scale programmes and projects, and I worked for all areas of the business…all of which I loved and it gave me fantastic experience and a broad commercial knowledge, all of which helps me to help my clients today!
Then in 2010, during the biggest economic downturn we’ve had, I decided that that was the time to realise a personal ambition and start my own business. I'd just gone back to work after having my youngest child, and I realised that I wanted more from my life...Freedom!!
It was then that I jumped ship and I can honestly say I’ve never looked back.
Since then I've had the pleasure of working with thousands of people at all levels of their business journey, from just starting their businesses to CEO's and Managing Directors. I've worked across the UK, Europe and USA. I published a book, The Boss Hat, grown two businesses to 6 figures, and and I've worked with hundreds of people to help them get the results they need. I've also got a degree in Journalism and Psychology, I'm a Chartered Member of the CIPD, a 2 x qualified Coach and an NLP Practitioner.
But what about outside of work?
Well, I’m married to Dave and together we have 4 amazing kids and dog. I'm a self-help book addict, A Netflix binger, a big tea drinker, a lover of travel and being outside in general, and I’ve also tried my hand at Stand Up Comedy and Improv. I’m also incredibly Down to Earth, and love nothing more than to have a laugh.