My interest in helping others 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 coaching, training and professional development for staff teams.
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 wanted 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 success. 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 an accredited Diploma in Performance Coaching and NLP, 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 businesses.
My mission is to help individuals and businesses gain clarity and confidence to thrive in their careers. Through 1:1, group or team coaching and training workshops, I support and empower my clients to find focus on their career or business direction and development and achieve their professional goals.