What’s brought me here?
Hi, I’m Heather and I’d like to share something of myself and the life journey that has led me to this moment.
In my twenties, after gaining a teaching degree and studying Psychology, I became a primary teacher. From childhood I had always had a sense of adventure and knew I wanted to travel, so I jumped at an opportunity to teach in Colombia, South America. I had an amazing two years. I learnt so much about life and it expanded my horizons beyond the accepted norms of living and being.
I got married in my thirties and when we decided to start a family we chose to relocate to Devon. It was a move that required many unexpected mental adjustments after my London life – I was living in a rural farming area and had a long drive across Dartmoor to the school where I worked, let alone being near any shops!
When I reached my forties, I experienced a difficult marriage break-up followed by a major health crisis. Totally exhausted, I was forced to stop and re-evaluate my life. I realised that over the years I had gradually lost connection with myself. I didn’t know who I was any more – the confident career woman had simply disappeared.
I had to learn how to put myself back at the centre of my life, and from that point things slowly started to fall into place, just like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. At 49, I had a successful career as an educational adviser, but being part of a large organisation no longer inspired me – I felt drained and my values were no longer aligned with those of the organisation. I was a square peg in a round hole and I longed to feel free again – to reconnect to all the things I feel passionate about and to my creative self.
It was a natural step for me to train as a life and business coach. Setting off on my new career path widened my horizons and my life became filled with new and exciting possibilities. I noticed that as I began to reconnect to who I was inside, to who I wanted to become, and to what I felt passionate about, my life expanded to meet me in unexpected ways. The serendipity of events and new connections that have shown up ever since continue to affirm this new life path.
I continue to study and evolve as a coach and trainer. In 2010 I discovered Logosynthesis and by 2012 I had become the first UK practitioner. I chose Logosynthesis because I wanted to find a way to support my clients to move from a place of limitation and fear to one of spaciousness and expansion. To this day, I am constantly delighted by how this elegant process contributes to the amazing results my clients achieve.
Now in my mid-fifties, I am again living and working in London. Life has gone full circle in some ways but I feel inspired and excited by my new life choices.
I believe that for women in their 50s it’s the perfect time to create the life you have always dreamed of living. And I am here to fully support you on this journey of reconnecting to your dreams, rediscovering the things you love and that give you joy, so that you can fully express who you are and feel free to live your own vibrant life.
What’s important to me?
- I believe that growing and learning is a lifelong commitment to ourselves.
- I experience life as a journey of discovery and exploration.
- I treat every new day as an adventure and every encounter as an opportunity to be the best I can be.
- I enjoy finding the extraordinary in the ordinary and am open to what is possible.
Three things I’ve done in the last few months to live a more vibrant life
- Spent a week at a writing retreat in France, hidden away in the Cevennes mountains. As well as being creatively inspired I swam under waterfalls and danced outside in the moonlight beneath the stars.
- Tried my hand at jewellery making and discovered that working with silver is both alchemical and fun.
- Booked an evening ride on the London Eye (it’s been on my wish list for a while now).