For nearly 20 years, I worked as a researcher, writer and marketer in the digital advertising, digital finance, and non-profit sectors across five countries: the USA, Australia, Ireland, Singapore and the UK. My clients were from top fortune 500 companies including HP, Amdocs, 3Com and Xerox, small and large digital advertising and publishing agencies, and both global and local non-profit organizations including WWF and AIDS Action.
In 2007, I hit what I thought was the pinnacle of my career. I had everything I wanted: I was a corporate executive, traveling around the world, working with amazing people and living an expat life in Australia with a husband I loved – but I wanted more… I wanted a baby.
In 2009 that baby arrived but, unfortunately, I wasn’t mentally prepared. I tried to “have it all”, “be successful” and fight for what I wanted. Within a week of having my son, I found myself suffering from post-natal depression. It took a year of therapy to bring me out of the depths of depression. A year that saved my life.
In 2011 we left Australia to continue our expat life, living in four more countries, before settling down in the UK where I began my journey to understand depression and how we flourish and thrive in life.
Today, 2019, 10 years after my depression began, I have gained an MSc in Psychology & Neuroscience in Mental Health, from King’s College London, a Certificate of Coaching from the Centre of Coaching, a British Psychological Society Learning Centre approved certificate course focusing on psychological and solution-focused techniques and a Positive Psychology Certificate taught by the founder of positive psychology, Martin Seligman.
I am currently coaching and training individuals and teams, using therapeutic techniques (learn about my approach here) with the most current psychological and neuroscientific research to produce positive results.Let's connect on social media...