Welcome to my website.
I have used my passion for personal development to improve my own knowledge and experiences, which in turn have enabled me to set up Mpowerme to help, motivate and inspire others to live the life they chose.
In the past, working in the public sector has provided me with a great range of work experiences to understand how our jobs and careers can impact on us.
My roles have included being a Lab Technician, Housing Participation Manager, House Support and Childcare Officer (within a domestic violence project), Community Safety Manager and a Drugs and Alcohol Action Team Manager. I have also worked in both the Government and private sectors as a Change Manager, Project Manager and Business Consultant.
In 2005, whilst self-employed I set up Mpowerme to coach people full-time. It was a great and enjoyable experience working with both individual clients and large professional organisations who in turn expressed the value of Mpowerme's services, in a wide and positive range of testimonials.
Due to changes in the economy, I then went back into employment. It was a hard choice to make, but at the time necessary.
Now, with even more experience, Mpowerme is back and here to stay.
I have no doubt at all that my experiences and curiosity about “this life” are great contributors to my studies. Like many others, my life has certainly not always been plain sailing and has had me face some very demanding times, relationships, health and work challenges.
When needed, I too have sought professional support and help, which has helped secure my belief that no one needs to achieve everything alone or in isolation.
BSc Honours in Health Studies
Zenways Meditation and Mindfulness for Health & Wellbeing
Relaxation, meditation and mindfulness - Instructor Diploma
Life Coaching Certificate
Advanced adult education certificate in counselling (MSc level)
Certificate in Transactional analysis
Personality Disorder Awareness training (KUF)
NLP – Neuro-Linguistic Programming
EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner
Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner
Reiki – 1st degree
Previously a consultant with Motivational Maps and also Springboard - Women's development training
APM Project Management Practitioner
APMG Change Management Practitioner
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Sigma
In June 2020, as I have a specific interest in Chronic fatigue, ME and fibromyalgia I will start working with the Optimum Health Clinic (ONC) to use the skills I already have in Psychology, Coaching, EFT, NLP and Meditation, to train as a Therapeutic coach.
I will regularly continue to add my thoughts, information and links to interesting articles on this website's Blog page, to focus in particular on the following topics:
Highly sensitive people
Chronic fatigue, ME and fibromyalgia
Meditation and mindfulness
In addition, I have professional memberships with the following organisations, which share up to date information, offering courses and support my Continuous Professional Development (CPD):
Zenways Meditation and Mindfulness teachers’ forum