So this is me. More often than not, barefoot. Wife of a hunky adrenaline junkie who has wisdom beyond his years and inspires me to be my best self. Mother of 3 girls. Hardest and best job in the world.
In a business context, I’m the one asking the uncomfortable questions. The ones people don’t have answers to yet. I’m the one still going when others have said enough, it’s too hard, let’s just leave it. I’m the push it to the limits, not interested in "but-we’ve-always-done-it-this-way" excuses, jammer om van jou ongemak te hoor, I’m gonna-do-better-next-time, person in the room. I’m the jean wearing, ready in 10 minutes, put makeup on with my finger woman. I can run in high heels if I have to. I can learn anything if I put my mind to it. I love cars. I drink beer because I like it. I see patterns. Put me anywhere and I’ll rise to the top because I believe in hard work and I believe God’s favour is upon my life.
So why coaching?
For 23 years I was part of a corporate culture. I started out at 18, starry eyed and full of dreams of changing the world. The path my life took was not the one expected. Life happened. Love happened. 3 beautiful little girls happened. I have no regrets.
If I look back along this corporate path, I see so many people stuck in roles they hated. Jobs they took to pay the bills. Me included. I have seen so much potential never lived out.
So many people battling, stuck in places they don’t want to be because they are either scared to move, scared to dream or they believe they don’t deserve more. Even as a manager I battled to help people live out that potential. Whether it’s people who should be in a different job, or people who are held back by obstacles keeping them from the greatness that lurks within them.
I believe we are each born with a unique and specific purpose
Often the road is winding for different reasons:
I see you sitting there. Arms folded. Scared to hope.
Needing permission to dream. Yet it burns inside you. This longing. This greatness wanting to burst out your seems. And you get to a point where you don’t want to push it down anymore. It’s you I want to talk to. I want to know about those dreams.
I want to ask you what you think.
I want to help you push past the fear that chokes you and tells you that you will never be enough.
Or that you are too much.
Too loud, too excited, too clever, too pretty, too small.
I want to take your hand and help you step into the light
As a coach, I am able to help you find your path and walk it. Find your purpose and live it.
Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means your reason for being. ‘ ‘Iki’ in Japanese means ‘life,’ and ‘gai’ describes value or worth. Your ikigai is your life purpose or your bliss. It’s what brings you joy and inspires you to get out of bed every day.
My ikigai, is to help you find yours!