We all have a story and a story we tell ourselves. As a former journalist, I know how a story can impact each of us both positively and negatively. Today, in my role as a personal development coach, I ask questions to help you recognise your narrative, the story that is stopping you from achieving your goals. Through our conversations, I help you remember your strengths and resources so that you can take your story to the next level, the one that is on your terms.
I spent 20 years in broadcast television news, the majority of which was at CNN where I anchored live, flagship news shows and feature programmes. Breaking news was a regular occurrence which enabled me to exercise flexibility and deftness all the while maintaining calm amidst the unpredictable nature of fluid global events. I honed my craft as an interviewer by doing three simple things—being prepared, being curious, and being open to whatever the present moment brings.
Those are the same skills I use as a coach.
I have called four different countries home. I have travelled the world meeting people who lead, who create, who build, who dream, and I learned that the details of our stories may differ but the emotions we all feel are the same. Today, as a personal development coach it is my belief that we all have, innate within us, the resources we need to thrive, to achieve the results we want. Sometimes, we just need some help to get there.
“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives. Choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”