I love what I do. It really is a real pleasure and privilege to come alongside people in different ways. I am always motivated to help others – to develop their communication skills, to be personally productive, to build strong relationships and organisations and to prioritise character development as well as calling. I’m also big on encouraging the female of the species to flourish and thrive and to be confident people of influence.
So, whether it is coaching in public speaking, spiritual or professional development, whether it is training, presenting, speaking at events, writing books, articles or blogs, I look forward to helping you or your team or event however I can.
Do get in touch if you think I might be able to work with you.
For a start, even as I child, I liked to talk. A lot. And sing. And debate. And persuade. It’s fair to say, I was probably not a quiet kid.
So eventually a degree in Public Relations was a great asset and led me to work in fundraising, event planning, public speaking, singing and preaching with regularity as well as leading teams both in the workplace and in a ministry context.
Most recently I have written the book Digging for Diamonds and I am enjoying speaking across the UK on the subjects of digging deeper, knowing our flaws, building resilience and seeing transformation from within that book.
I’m currently on the planning team of Spring Harvest festival, touring with Care for the Family speaking to women about living in freedom, writing for Liberti Magazine, BRF and CWR, training and coaching others in personal development and presenting/public speaking, speaking at lots of conferences and events and, importantly, enjoying family, friends and my wonderful church – Locks Heath Free Church on the south coast of the UK, where my husband, Mark, is the Senior Minister.
It doesn’t seem possible (surely I am too young!), but I have been married for over 20 years to Mark, we have two wonderful teenage daughters and I have learned what it is to try and develop personally, to say yes to opportunities and to overcome challenges whilst simultaneously planning dentist’s appointments and rehearsal rotas. Creating a welcoming home and building a strong family remain as important priorities and and I am blessed that this family also encourages me to leave the ironing behind and go and achieve my dreams. (I’m still waiting for somebody else to learn to iron…)
In my spare time I mainly like flopping on the sofa, reading the papers, drinking tea and eating cake. Quite a bit of cake. I also love to walk along the river and the coast where we live, to read books, to be with friends and to travel as much as possible.