My interest in helping others improve and succeed dates all the way back to my Primary School, when I volunteered to help younger children read. My continued interest in human behaviour and potential led to a Psychology degree and a Teaching career.
During my twelve years as a Primary School Teacher and Senior Management Team member, I facilitated staff training and coaching for team members to find positive solutions, successful outcomes and improve their professional performance.
As a Performance Manager, I worked extensively on identifying targets for pupil and staff performance and worked strategically to implement these across schools.
In my ‘Outreach’ role, I offered advice, strategies, resources and support to families and staff working with children with Special Educational Needs in primary schools across Brighton and Hove .
I took a career break to focus on the best job in the world – motherhood. When the time came to return to work, I faced a career crossroads. I needed to change career and retrain. I wanted to find passion and fulfilment in my professional life, while balancing it with being a Mum. I wanted to utilise the skills and experience gained from my teaching career and continue to help others find clarity, overcome challenges and achieve successful outcomes. I knew I had found the perfect fit when I retrained as a Coach and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!
I achieved a Diploma in Performance Coaching and NLP, accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists and Education Development International, after which I proudly set up my own coaching business: Heads-up Coaching.
Returning to work after a career break, experiencing a career change, starting and growing a business were incredibly exciting and exhilarating but at times overwhelming. I learnt so much about starting and growing a business that I soon realised this was the area that I wanted to specialise in, so I could provide essential support, guidance and encouragement to people at pivotal points in their careers and small businesses.
My mission is to work with individuals, groups and teams to help start and grow their career or small business. By empowering them to gain clarity, develop ideas, overcome challenges and find focus to move forward, they can achieve enjoyment, fulfilment and success. I offer 1:1 coaching, group coaching, networking and coaching events and training workshops.