Welcome to my 'about' page. This information has been made available for you to get to know me a little better, so that when we meet face-to-face, you will feel relaxed, comfortable and confident that you are in safe hands.
I pride my appointments on professionalism by establishing a rapport with clients based on mutual trust and respect, all appointment content is completely confidential. Your needs and aspirations are at the centre of what I do and I hope you will leave feeling completely satisfied by my services.
My Profile informs you of my career history, training and qualifications each discussed in the context of Image Consultancy and Lifestyle Coaching, so you can gain an understanding how I use my skills and knowledge to help, guide and support you, ensuring you always receive the highest quality service.
Over 30 combined years of helping people look and feel fabulous! Image has always been of interest to me. As a teenager, my life revolved around fashion. I remember spending many days in London being totally mesmerised by designer boutiques and high street retail stores. After leaving school, this inspiration would lead to seek employment in a high street fashion store called Chelsea Girl, as a Concession Manager. My love of fashion and style also lead me to explore hairdressing before discovering what would become my long-term vocation - helping others to look and feel great through health and exercise.
By the age of eighteen I was a qualified fitness instructor working in one of Europe’s leading luxury health clubs Nirvana Spa. Following this, I became a director of my own fitness business for ten years, teaching fitness classes and delivering personal training. Much of my time was spent learning by attending masterclasses and training with world leading instructors, to gain the skills and knowledge required to deliver exercise classes and personal training of the highest standard. By the age of twenty, I had gained advanced instructor status and made regular appearance in local media and television. Overtime, the business developed to include consultancy work for health club investors assisting in the set up of dance studios and gyms.
In the late 1990s I took a short break to raise my son. During this time I earned a Degree in Post-Compulsory Education which focuses on psychological and educational theories in relation to Andragogy (adult learning), I also qualified as a Teacher of Further Education initially working in Further Education leading and teaching fitness instructor and health qualifications. I then transferred into secondary education, mainly working as a Careers and Life Coach helping students and staff with their personal and professional development. I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring Practice (organisational and personal) which is complimented by an additional Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills.
However, it appears that my childhood interests in fashion and desire to work in a creative industry would over time lead me back to London, where I trained more recently to be a fully certified Image Consultant with world leaders Colour Me Beautiful (www.colourmebeautiful.co.uk). Colour Me Beautiful is recognised as the international leader in the colour, image and styling industry. Their fully trained consultants have been changing the lives of both men and women across the globe for over three decades, dedicated to helping people feel great, no matter what their age.
Having personally experienced both colour and style consultations through CMB, I can honestly say it has changed my life and will change yours too!
As you may have guessed, I am a strong advocate of lifelong learning, viewing my education as a continuous journey, I have recently attended a conference in London to train in hats, fabrics, glasses and seasonal fashion to further enhance your consultations. So whether it be a personal make-up session, full image consultation or a shopping trip, you can be assured that my passion for helping women, supported by my extensive experience and qualifications puts you in very safe hands. I will lead you through an incredible journey of personal discovery, leaving you feeling revived both inside and out, and with an incredible boost of confidence, style and happiness!
Learning is also central to your image consultations (although you probably won't notice this as you'll be having so much fun), I will teach you the skills and knowledge to be a self-stylist, so you can continuously evaluate your own image, This will enable you to remain current in your appearance and most importantly, feel confident and believe in yourself throughout your daily life. In addition, to give you on-going support, I offer on-going seasonal update events for as little as £15.
Why I also offer Coaching As a women of a ‘'particular age', life experience helps me to understand and recognise what is important to women, knowing that sometimes we lose our way which is why I offer Life Coaching services as an additionality. This holistic 'whole-person' approach provides clients with a toolkit of strategies and coping mechanisms to help them move forward in their lives by letting go of self-limiting beliefs, finding direction and overcoming barriers to change, thus instilling an overwhelming sense of self-belief and inner strength, This in turn supports them in managing their career, home, family and relationships. This all-round holistic approach ensures that I can support women both internally and externally.