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Purposefully

I coach with thinking women.

Self-doubt holding you back from everything? At the core of my work is an unconditional commitment to helping you cultivate self-belief. I believe this is where your true power – your sense of home – resides.
Coaching with me is about deeply knowing and accepting your whole self and understanding the patterns you are living in your life and your relationships. I’ve found that this provides the basis for transformative, lasting change.

I mentor thoughtful coaches.

I believe that if you’re driven to use your coaching talents in service to your people, it is absolutely possible to do this with integrity and a healthy income.
Creating the conditions for you to thrive as a coach, takes time: it’s a balance between what you are doing and who you are being. I help you navigate self-doubt and support you to create, build and grow your sustainable and successful coaching practice.

I create and hold space for you at Retreats and Workshops.

People say these experiences have been the birthplace of profound and abiding change in their lives.
Allowing yourself some time to explore who you are now is a gift to your future self. Expect a safe and welcoming space, nourishing food, pragmatic tools to open up your interior world, and always: belly laughs and magic.

I write about life as a practising human, here on Spaceship Earth.

I’ve been writing online since 2007: it’s the longest relationship of my adult life. Words are like oxygen to me and I am fascinated by stories, ideas and conversations. When my pen scratches along the (literal or virtual) page, I am able to create a bridge between my thoughts and emotions, reason and intuition, the mundane and the magical.

Professionally

  • Narrative Coaching for Practitioners, Centre for Narrative Coaching & Design, 2016
  • Master of Arts, Coaching & Mentoring (Merit), Oxford Brookes University, 2015
  • Certified Dr. Martha Beck Coach, 2013
  • Coaches Training Institute, 2012
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Massey University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts, Education & Women’s Studies, University of Otago, 1995

Psychometrically

Personally

I am powered by curiosity, kindness and black coffee.

I’m sharing this adventure with Mr P. Ash is my best friend, co-conspirator and favourite human. On paper, we couldn’t be more different, but our conscious, loving, sometimes crazy-making marriage is the thing I am most proud of. I don’t ever want our conversation to be over.

I love our big squishy sofa on a rainy Autumn afternoon. I can’t see a great movie too many times. I’ve travelled to every country in Europe and I still don’t believe in the physics of flight. Home is where my books are.

I believe in the healing power of belly laughs, poetry, bear-hugs, singing loudly while driving alone. And pie.

I’ve come to understand that being alive is an unending meaning-making process of imagination, experimentation and interpretation.

I agree with John Steinbeck: nothing good gets away.

It’s never too late to change your story.

Thanks for being here. I can already tell we’re going to get along bloody marvellously.

Arohanui,
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