As a Cornish maid who grew up on a council estate I’ve been fortunate enough to be sponsored by employers throughout my career to study with some amazing people. I know that not everyone is that lucky. So I hope in some way the sharing of my experiences can help and encourage you to make whatever choices you need to create the life that you want. My dream, and the intent behind writing this book, is to make accessible to as many people as possible the learnings and techniques that I have seen change people’s lives for the better.
I hope as you read you will discover things that you didn’t know, be reminded of things that have worked well for you in the past and find that by looking at things from different perspectives you provide yourself with more choice.
Be all that you can be.
Know who you are and be true to yourself.
Do the best you can with what you have
This book is your book, not mine. So use it however you like. Write on it, turn down pages, share it with others. Do whatever
makes it useful for you, just don’t not read it!
A friend who read the original manuscript for this book described it as a smorgasbord of yumminess. I loved her
description because my intention when writing was to share stories, tools and ideas in a way that you could dip in and out as the fancy took you. Let’s say it’s more for snacking throughout the day than sitting and eating in large meals. Each chapter flows into the next and yet you do not need to begin on page 1 to get to understand what’s on page 71. Each section is dynamically connected to the others and stands on its own at the same time. Of course if you want to you can start at the beginning and devour the whole lot in one sitting. If you do, I would advise allowing yourself moments to take a breather throughout. If you don’t pause, you may not notice what’s working for you or allow yourself the pleasure of ‘smelling the
roses’ in the moment.
Throughout the book you will find personal stories from my life as well as stories from clients I’ve worked with. Within these stories I have changed the names of the individuals and not referenced specific organisations. This is to protect the confidentiality that is so important in coaching and personal development. I hope my use of personal references and stories
brings the more technical or psychological aspects to life.
I hope you enjoy reading your book as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. Here’s to creating and making choices we may never have dreamed possible.