Isn’t it funny how life takes us on a journey! I thought I would share a bit about my journey with you and how I came to be a Transformational Mind and Life Coach.
For most of my adult life, I worked in senior Sales and Marketing roles for global electronic companies, and, despite it being male dominated, I absolutely loved it.
By the time I turned 40, I was comfortable in my own skin, and I was happy with life. I loved my job, both of my daughters were at school, and myself my husband managed our European travel with home life, and it all worked well.
But despite being extremely successful, things started to unravel.
I started to feel like there was something missing. It wasn’t anything big to begin with, it was just the little things like finding the time to fit everything in and feeling that I wasn’t doing anything to the best of my ability. I started being late for appointments and even missing appointments, particularly where the children were involved. The guilt of being away working whilst the girls were at home, really started to get to me.
I subsequently got made redundant and it absolutely floored me. I loved my job, and it was a huge shock. Despite being told it wasn’t not personal, it felt personal – I felt really hurt. But it was what it was.
I went from one job straight into another and I didn’t really give myself anytime to reflect, I just carried on and got on with it. Then one day, for reasons I didn’t know, I was stood by the kitchen door, and I let out the biggest scream and started to cry. I didn’t know what was wrong with me. I went to talk to my doctor, and he told me, ‘You’re depressed’. I thought people with depression had experienced a big trauma, so this confused me. I didn’t believe I could be depressed as nothing major had happened in my life.
I know now that we have metaphorical bins where we keep dumping all our stuff. We dump more and more and more in over time. When that bin gets too full, something must give, and it explodes. Then, for some people it shows with anger or sadness, but with me it was it showed with depression.
I was offered counselling which I went to, but I don’t think it helped me. Eventually I managed to pull myself out of it, and I started to exist again which was better than where I’d been.
As I love reading, I began to read personal development books which helped me to see that there is more to life than just existing. Over the next couple of years, I implemented some of the stuff that I read like affirmations, gratitude, and law of attraction and there were some statements I came across that really resonated with me. These were:
‘You are not a tree, you don’t have roots, if you are not happy, move!’
and ‘You have one life, live it’.
It was at this time that I realised I was not feeling happy, fulfilled, or challenged. I re-evaluated my life and quit my corporate career to focus on my family and myself. I spent six months trying to work out why I was on this planet, and what my purpose was. One thing I was sure of was my purpose was not to sell electronic products!
When I discovered NLP, this was the icing on the cake for me. After going on an NLP course, I came back a different person. I felt light, I felt shiny, I felt positive, I felt ready to take on the world. NLP helped me to clear the rubbish from my brain and stop the internal chatter that was constantly going on. It was like giving my brain a spring clean.
NLP is so quick and simple, and it left me with such an amazing feeling, I couldn’t wait to share this with everybody! I wanted everybody to feel the way I did. It was incredible! I was so much happier-all thanks to NLP. Of course, life still has its ups and downs, but the beauty of the speed and ease of the NLP techniques I learned, is that they can be used anytime anything starts to become overwhelming.
It became obvious that my passion was helping people to achieve what I had continuously strived to achieve, being the best version of themselves. I believe everybody should feel the way that I feel, light, shiny, fabulous, and happy!
I have personally experienced all the techniques I use with my clients. They left me feeling positive, with greater focus and clear goals. This is why I do what I do now. I am a Transformation Coach and I love it!