I established MindFlame in order to help individuals and organisations to discover and evolve their potential, become more satisfied and fulfilled in life and work and to help them to find more purpose and meaning in all that they do.
MindFlame is the culmination of over thirty years of my personal and professional growth and experience, where I've studied with and been mentored by world-class experts and also gained wisdom and insight through overcoming numerous challenges in my own life and by engaging in many years of personal enquiry.
I've explored and quested to find out how to create health, peace and happiness from within and to learn how to live my best, inspired life and help others achieve this too.
I have now combined this extensive depth and breadth of experience into my unique signature coaching and mentoring methodology and transformational framework - The MindFlame MethodTM to help you breakthrough limits, fast-track your success and rapidly achieve your desired results and outcomes.
★ What lights me up (my inner flame) is helping people to gain clarity about what they want, what's working well and what needs to improve. I blend my diverse background, knowledge and experience to enable people to develop powerful insights and adopt new perspectives and behaviours to create lasting and transformative change. I also help people to build greater courage, capability and resilience in their life.
★ I’m naturally curious, very open-minded and enjoy exploring new perspectives and solutions and thinking ‘outside of the box’. I’m practical, focused and enjoy leading and developing growth and potential in individuals, relationships and teams. I combine intuition and creativity with logical reasoning, strategic vision and strong business acumen.
★ My big mission is to help people to be the best, truest version of themselves - helping them to be REAL and live their lives as courageously and authentically as possible. I'm also keen to put the focus back on to the 'being' part of being human!
★ I enjoy helping individuals, Teams and Businesses to achieve clarity, gain a strong sense of their value and purpose and help to facilitate growth and change in a way that feels expansive, enlivening and positive for all involved.
★ My greatest satisfaction comes from witnessing people make transformative shifts, helping them to feel better about themselves and inspiring aligned action.
★ My systems background enables me to review the complexity of each 'system' -individual or collective - and address challenges and problems using a holistic approach. I uncover what's working well and where there are issues or glitches within the system or default 'programming' to identify and resolve the root cause and create sustainable change - rather than just addressing surface-level symptoms.
★ A key theme in my work is helping people to overcome self-doubt and self-judgement, befriend their inner critic and transcend imposter syndrome. I help you transform your inner relationship and develop self-worth, self-acceptance, self-trust, self-confidence, self-compassion and even self-celebration - which are all positive and healthy forms of selfies!
★ As a wellbeing expert, I teach people how to feel fulfilled from within and create a healthy and strong foundation for living. This means that we have that solid 'come from' to return to, no matter what is occurring in the external circumstances of our lives that we may, or may not have control over.
★ My work is trauma-informed and over the past 35 years I have trained in an extensive range of therapeutic techniques to understand the impacts of physical and emotional wounds and how to help the mind and body heal and transcend the lasting effects that this can create.
★ I have faced and overcome significant adversity in my own life which provides me with empathy and personal insight into the stressful and painful challenges that many of my clients have to endure. It has helped me to understand the interconnection between our mind, body and spirit and the complex relationship between our brain, mind, emotions, nervous system and other body systems and how that influences how we experience life on a psychological, spiritual and somatic level.
★ My greatest gift is now being able to act as an expert guide, mentor and coach to help people feel more authentic, come home to themselves and create meaningful success on your terms. I work holistically and help you to restore balance on a mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and energetic level so that you're able to truly enjoy lasting satisfaction in your life, work and career.
My Credentials - Why Work With Me?
► I'm an experienced Trainer and multi-certified Career, Executive and Leadership Coach, Master Transformation & Self-Belief Coach and Careers Professional. I'm also a qualified Wellbeing Teacher and Practitioner.
► I have blended my extensive depth and breadth of experience into my pioneering coaching and mentoring methodology - The MindFlame MethodTM - a transformational framework that I use with clients to breakthrough limits, fast-track their success and rapidly achieve their desired results and outcomes.
► I have over 25 years experience of helping thousands of clients to achieve success within their work and life and supporting individuals and groups through career, personal and professional transitions.
► My eclectic background includes a professional career in Marketing, Travel, IT, Consultancy and Academia and I've also worked as a Career Coach, Executive Coach and Skills Trainer, Lectured in a University Business School and I was an Adventure Tour Leader overseas.
► I'm a Consultant Trainer and Executive Coach for CABA, which supports the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a featured expert on careercake.com and I work with these and other organisations, specialising in Careers, Mindset, Wellbeing, Emotional Intelligence, Resilience and Leadership Development.
► I hold a Masters Degree (MSc) in Information Systems, a Degree in Business (BCom) and postgraduate qualifications in Career Counselling and Guidance and I'm a Master NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and MBTI (Myers Briggs Personality Type) Practitioner.
► My background includes over 30 years of extensive training, research and experience in careers, business, strategy and leadership. I've also studied and trained in strengths coaching, positive and developmental psychology, eastern and western philosophy and studied behavioural science and the science and research underpinning happiness, resilience and wellbeing.
► Additionally, I've undertaken in-depth training into relationships and communication, including personality, development and attachment theory and the psychological and emotional impacts of impaired early childhood and parental/caregiver attachment that continues to create ongoing repercussions in life, work and relationships.
My specialism is facilitating personal and professional transformation. This includes mindset, confidence and helping people to improve their life, business and career at every level, as well as enhancing their relationships, communication and wellbeing.
However, my work also goes beyond 'mindset' and cognitive approaches - and embraces ALL aspects of you
► I've trained as a practitioner in many mind-body techniques, including mindfulness, meditation and other therapeutic approaches. I focus on the conscious and subconscious mind and the nervous system to create optimum health and wellbeing and help clients understand what has shaped their patterns of thinking, emotional responses and default actions and behaviours. I use principles from neuroscience, neuroplasticity and the mind/brain/body connection and its impact on health, motivation, success and performance.
► This enhanced insight and awareness helps clients gain clarity about why they've experienced challenges and felt stuck and then clear up 'faulty thinking' or survival patterns to help them move forwards and create positive outcomes in their professional and personal lives and relationships.
► I've also engaged in over three decades of extensive personal enquiry and practice into spirituality, consciousness and physical and emotional healing to explore how these create more meaning and purpose and promote physical and emotional health and wellbeing.
► I'm fascinated by each person's story and personal history that has shaped and formed their perception and experience of life. I help to trace the roots of the 'story' to understand how the challenges and symptoms that clients are experiencing are often a reflection of a deeper issue, upset or trauma that continues to have an impact like an open loop running in the background of their lives.
► I've explored and trained extensively in energy psychology and numerous therapeutic techniques that work with the mind-body, nervous system and energy. These include using powerful brainwave entrainment technologies that facilitate inner balance and whole brain coherence, Reference Point Therapy (RPT), Spontaneous Transformation Technique (STT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Hypnotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, embodiment practices and nervous system regulation and healing, as well as many years extensively researching and exploring trauma-informed approaches to wellbeing. I've also studied Tai Chi and Eden energy medicine.
► I'm a qualified Nia instructor and in 2009 I completed a 2-year Shamanic Practitioner Training as I wanted to explore indigenous wisdom, healing and energetic approaches to wellbeing from different cultures around the world - particularly to understand more about inner emotional, physical and energetic blocks that result in stress, dysfunction, lack of ease and other symptoms that many mainstream approaches find difficult to heal. My approach blends cutting-edge knowledge and techniques with modern and ancient wisdom - using behavioural science, neuroscience and neurobiology and evidence-based research, alongside a spiritual underpinning and appreciation for the numinous and sacred aspects of life - gained through my own depth journey into exploring soul, shadow work, spirituality and consciousness for over three decades.
► This background enables me to create a safe and secure container for my clients and I help them to understand how they formed their self-identity and the events and circumstances that have shaped their 'reality' and lived experience. My depth coaching and mentoring approach using the MindFlame MethodTM moves beyond techniques and 'concepts' and helps you reflect upon, then heal and shift WHO and HOW you want to BE in the world so that you can transform and recalibrate your identity and energy to align with this vision. This provides clarity and focus so that you can create what you want from a place of peace, purpose, passion and power.
Other Life Experience.....
Discovering & Exploring
► I thrive on discovery and I've travelled widely and lived and worked abroad, through which I've developed perspective and insight from other cultures. My early career included leading small group adventure and cultural tours in Egypt and India and hiking and cultural tours in Eastern and Western Europe.
Travel & Adventures
► Other adventures have included travelling through South East Asia and staying with remote and untouched Hill Tribes when I was 19 years old, hiring my own Sherpa at 25 to trek part of the Annapurna Range in Nepal, cycling in India and spending time with indigenous Indians and native Shaman in the Amazon Rainforests of Peru.
Wisdom & Perspective
► These life-enriching experiences have helped me to learn from other cultures and gain further wisdom and understanding of how we can create more peace, wellbeing and happiness in our lives.
► When I'm not working, learning and exploring, my passions and interests include travel and adventures, hiking and biking, getting creative and sampling tasty and interesting food. I like getting into nature, sitting in a great cafe people watching and enjoy forging deep friendships, having great conversations and parenting and enjoying life with my two teenage boys.
Top Values in Life and Business: Freedom, Family, Spirit, Joy and Service
Top Strengths (VIA): Perspective, Social Intelligence, Judgement, Honesty, Curiosity, Creativity
Top Talents (Gallup): Connectedness, Input, Individualisation, Learner, Intellection
Sweet Spot (where my Talents and Strengths merge): Wisdom, Courage, Humanity, Strategic Thinking, Relationship Building and Transcendence.
If you are curious about these Strengths and Talent Results and want to know more, I look forward to working with you and helping you to discover these for yourself! *
* BIG DISCLAIMER! - I think that tools and techniques and profiling can be a great guide to cultivating self-awareness and that's why I use them. But please note I only use these as a 'guide' to help you find your talents and what makes you unique and helps you to shine - there is also a huge part of me that really hates labels and sticking myself or other people in a narrow and limiting 'box' - so I may also encourage you to free yourself from what you may 'think' yourself to be - to let go of labels, your personality and your carefully crafted identity so you can truly unleash your Genius, discover your true potential and start really living!
LET'S WORK TOGETHER
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