I went off to make my way in the bright lights of London and trained as an actress.
4 years later I was a single mother of 1, and putting food on the table became far more important than fame. I moved back to my home town and set about building a life for me and my amazing daughter.
I spent 3 years teaching speech and drama to children and adults and loved every minute of it, but the kids needed to eat, so time for a change.
6 years later I was married and had 2 beautiful children, with a career in the Voluntary Sector.
I spent 20 years working with vulnerable familes, helping them aspire to be more than they were. I helped them stand up and tell their stories, we gave them new skills and built their confidence. Many of those projects I started with volunteers are still going 15 years later.
Illness stopped me in my tracks and after being diagnosed with Fybromyaligia, I needed to rethink my life. I am now divorced, still a mother to 2 amazing kids, but now I am a grandmother to 2 amazing boys. The idea of going back to paid work left me ready to dive under the bed and stay there. I was used to managing myself and doing things my way. And my way was about fun, colour and motivating people to do more than they thought they could. I wanted to continue helping people find their voice, I wanted to run a business, I wanted to build a legacy for my kids and I wanted to have fun. What did I do best that covered all that. I can speak. Not only speak, I was trained to use my voice and use it well.
I then set about building ‘Discover Your Voice’ and realised that so many business people hated the idea of speaking in public. Yet they need to and there was born my niche. I now support business owners to speak with confidence and clarity and the results for people I have worked with is tranformational.
Those that would rather dive off a high cliff than speak in public are giving talks, presentations and doing video on their website and social media.