GROWTH FROM GRIEF – JOB LOSS, ITS IMPACT AND HOW TO MOVE FORWARD
FOUNDER – THINKING BEYOND NOW
GRIEF, LOSS & LIFE COACH
I taught for over 20 years in both New Zealand, where I was born, and in London where I live. In the last three years of my teaching career, I was an in-house coach working with colleagues to help them fulfil their potential and improve performance. The success of my work led to the governing body funding my coaching training with Barefoot Coaching and Chester University for a Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching.
In 2019, my mum was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. I flew to NZ to say goodbye to mum and planned on being there for three weeks. However, the day I arrived it was clear that I would need to stay until the end to help support my mum and dad through this journey. I had to leave my job and stayed in NZ for eight months. My mum died peacefully in early 2020.
The time caring for my mum and dad was obviously a life-changing event and while incredibly hard and sad, there were also moments of laughter and joy.
As I came to leave NZ, it was clear to me that my traditional teaching career was complete and that I would now focus entirely on my coaching profession with a focus on Grief, Loss and Life – where there is life there is always hope.
I’ve always known I have a skill in supporting people and have never shied away from the harder and more challenging conversations and situations that life presents us.
-To help others live fully in and through the harder times of life.
-To empower us all to ‘Get Good at Grief’ by talking and thinking about it as a normal, natural and healthy part of being human and our life cycle.
Whether your grief and loss stems from the death of a loved one, divorce, redundancy, suicide, job loss, loss of a pet, a change in health status, a terminal diagnosis, change in family relationships, adopting out a child, or any other loss of significance to you, you do not have to navigate that journey alone.
I encourage you to get all the support you need to live as well as you can through these challenging times of change.