Probably one of life’s biggest questions is “Who am I and what am I doing here?”
This is something that kept popping up for me throughout my 30’s as my friends and colleagues starting having children and became mothers yet there was I, solidly choosing to remain happily in my childfree status.
After a while, I realised that if I was not going to be a mother… then who was I?
And the question didn’t go away...
why I do what I do
Not being a parent gave me the opportunity and privilege of time and energy and not using them for anything of value was starting to feel like a waste.
Evenings in front of the TV, remote in one hand and a mobile phone in the other as inspirational Instagram posts scrolled over the screen. Hardly #livingmybestlife material.
If motherhood wasn’t my calling, then what was?
The answer came in that gentle flowing way that the Universe has when you finally open yourself up to possibility and bold choices. A podcast I discovered and loved led me to the host’s website and from there the Beautiful You Coaching Academy.
Coaching has opened up wonderful opportunities for me to use my gifts to help other women in similar positions to also find their purpose and potential.
A journey of self discovery has opened up for me the realisation that I have gifts the world is sometimes lacking – empathy; intuition and curiosity. Then I discovered the Japanese concept of Ikigai which unlocked for me the power or purpose and set me to wondering - what if all women felt this same way? What if we all had enriching, fulfilling purposeful lives?
We live in a patriarchal society that puts Motherhood as the pinnacle of female achievement. The expectations of society is that womanhood = motherhood. But what if you have chosen to walk another path? Or what if circumstances have led you a different way? And what about all the women with grown up children who now desire to explore fulfilment beyond motherhood? There is so much possibility for women to achieve and I know you are capable of incredible things.
I believe that womanhood does not equal motherhood and I feel its my mission to enable and inspire childfree women to feel empowered, sovereign and purposeful.
I came to Sadie when I was assessing my career opportunities and generally looking at my whole work/life balance. She has really helped me, in not only reaching goals. But also on continually working to make positive changes when things get overwhelming. We often work through actions and tasks together, which I find really help me to focus and find a way through challenging situations
what is coaching?
Imagine that along the path of your life you find yourself at a cross roads. You have with you a small suitcase, a hire car and a desire to explore but no set destination. A nearby map shows many destinations and many routes to get there – some places you have been before and others are completely new. So, you have options, the means to travel and a desire to get moving but without a guide it’s not clear what direction to head in or what’s the best route to get there.
Enter me – the life coach.
I’m like a personal tour guide, interested purely in you; where you want to get in life and how you want to get there. I not only want to help you get where you are going, I want you to enjoy the journey too. I also want to encourage you to be bold and explore new places, not just places you have been before because those new places – that’s where the magic is.
But that’s not all.
If you get tired or forget why you started the journey in the first place, I’ll be here to remind you of your strengths and how awesome it will be when you get where you are going. I’ll use my trusty detective skills to find out what really matters to you and what your dream destination is.
I’ll be the one in the passenger seat holding the map when we go off the beaten track to parts unknown but you are the one in the driver’s seat. If there are setbacks along the way, don’t worry – I can change a metaphysical flat tyre and get you back on the road on in a heartbeat.
The road ahead doesn’t have to be daunting or confusing. This is a road you can build yourself as we go and the destination will be whatever you dream it to be.
We will go as far as you want, as fast as you can – this is all your journey.