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 visited schools across Brighton and Hove offering advice, strategies, resources and support to families and staff working with children with Special Educational Needs.
I took a career break to focus on the best job in the world – motherhood, which I loved and appreciated immensely. 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 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. My learning curve was steep but incredibly rich and I embraced my venture with enthusiasm, passion and commitment. 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 support, guidance and encouragement to people at pivotal points in their careers and small businesses.
My mission is to work with career-driven men and women to start or grow their small business or career. I help them to find solutions, positive outcomes and overcome obstacles affecting their professional roles, so like me, they they can achieve enjoyment, fulfilment and success. I offer 1:1 coaching, group coaching, networking and coaching events, talks and coaching training workshops.