A "portfolio" mum, teacher, and accidental author, I live in Guildford, Surrey UK with my husband, Paul, a journalist and fellow wildlife gardener and allotment grower, plus our two teens.
Weaving in the 3Vs canvas to bolster resilience and Professor Rama Dasaratha's LIFESmart Learning Toolkit.
I have a BA Hons 2.1 in Psychology & Education, a PGCE in teaching, and a lifelong passion for human potential and what makes people tick (which turns out not to be stickers and reward charts).
As I am passionate about education reform, I also speak about "Happy Kids What's Resilience Got To Do With It?" and founded Resilient Kids. I am also greatly inspired and influenced by the late Sir Ken Robinson and his vision to encourage more creativity, play and innovation.
My other interests include - creative coaching, storytelling, nature walks, teaching yoga and mindfulness to mums and kids, personal development, travel, entrepreneurship, innovation, spirituality, technology and systems thinking.
Plus - co-hosting the 8-minute show, co-leading Business Buzz Surrey and facilitating "Canva For Beginners" virtual group workshops (and one to one).
I use a myriad of coaching tools and techniques and particularly enjoy playing with metaphor to help adults and kids to get clearer and more aligned with who they are and what they LOVE to say, be, do and have.