So, who am I?
I'm a certified Life & Relationship Coach and Pre & Post Natal Doula.
based in Mornington Peninsula.
Why did I become a coach?
I worked with an incredible Life Coach in my early twenties to achieve more personal confidence, relationship clarity and direction whilst studying Psychology at university. It was those life changing sessions that started my own professional journey in completing my (national) certification to become a Coach. I’ve never looked back.
Why did I become a Doula?
I was fortunate to be asked by my sister to accompany her on each of her three pregnancy journeys. Being a Coach I already had the tools to give her true emotional and physical support, so being her ‘person’ was a no brainer! Supporting her through that incredible time was and still remains one of the highlights of my life. I give my sister the credit for starting me on my journey to become a Doula and am so thankful she did, it is such a rewarding job!
Outside of that I’ve also been on my own difficult, emotional and at times beyond frustrating fertility journey. Doing this made me realise I wanted to help women with theirs because I know all too well how hard it is.
So, who am I?
I’m an emotional, empathetic, soul driven, connection focused, make a difference, heart on her sleeve and no holds barred (with a love of swearing) type of girl. It’s these personality traits that make me a great coach and doula.
I don’t practice in the area of ‘shit talking’ my clients, I specialise in long term support, assistance and DEEP connections.
When a client works with me we’re in it together.
Whilst it is my educational knowledge and skills that make my techniques unique, purposeful and effective, it is my life circumstances and personal experiences that ensure I understand my clients on a deeper, more emotional level. I believe it takes the two working together (education and experience) to achieve long term greatness.
I know too well that life gets shitty and before you know it you’re lost in the depths of grieving a loved one, dating someone you don’t love, being emotionally abused by a narcissistic asshole, working in a job you can’t stand, surrounded by toxic individuals, denying your own sexuality and everything in between.
Did I mention the whole fertility journey can be a NIGHTMARE?!
You see, these examples above are snippets from my own life journey.
I’ve been in a abusive relationship and (thankfully) left it stronger and more resilient. I was married then divorced. I came out to friends and family. I’ve survived the loss of loved ones to cancer and road accidents and learned to manage, understand and live with the grief that lingers. I’ve learned to manage my anxiety and I USE IT to make me a better person. I’ve had unsuccessful IUI’s and IVF attempts know how hardcore and at times, soul destroying) the fertility journey is.
Sure, these scenarios may not be yours but they’re mine and have given me an insight in helping people with theirs.