I remember asking my Mum when I was small, “Are you upset?” and she replied, “No love.”
I knew that she was, and so I said, “Even if you don’t want to tell me what it’s about, will you just be honest with me?”
She smiled and said, “I am a bit upset, but I’ll be ok.” With that, I went away, content that I had helped in some way.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve had an interest in people.
This interest developed into a passion and I started a career in acting. I went off to drama school and learned a lot about myself and others. At its heart acting is the study of people. It’s also about being able to listen; really listen. At that point, I didn’t fully understand how rare a skill this really is.
I worked professionally for many years and alongside my work I also began teaching at a private acting school. I loved watching a client’s journey, and very often it wasn’t about the specific techniques I taught. It was their development as people that I enjoyed the most, observing and collaborating on their lightbulb moments and knowing I’d helped them to make a positive shift. I had a desire to develop my skills further and deepen my knowledge of people and our behaviour. Why do I/we get stuck in certain thought patterns? What stops me/us from getting the best out of ourselves?
A friend of mine told me about NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and I had my own lightbulb moment. NLP provides a framework which enhances what I instinctively know already; I understand people.
I qualified as a Master Coach in NLP and since then I’ve been using all my experience to help people make the positive change they want in their lives.
Just like my Mum, I need you to be honest with me and honest with yourself.
If you really want to change your path in life then you’re in the right place.