First up, what's my story? Its got a pretty familiar theme, I'm sure you have heard it before...
A person gets to a certain age, after having lived or behaved a certain way all their life, and they suddenly get a major kick in the pants. They go through the kind of struggle that brings on an avalanche of emotion, and offers up the realisation that they need to make some big life changes.
I was living a high-paced life in the corporate world, doing gruelling 12 hour days, then socialising hard with friends and clients, at the same time keeping up my triathlon training before running to yoga to decompress...after which I would drive home to belt out tunes on the piano with one hand, downing tumblers of Hendricks gin with the other.
Then a miracle happened. Two years ago, after dreaming of having a baby for four years, I got pregnant. This mind-blowing amazing event happened - giving birth to my baby girl - and then the most ironic thing happened, especially for a driven careerist like me. I was slammed, hard, with severe Post Natal Depression. I spiralled out of control and landed myself and my daughter in hospital for 5 weeks of recovery. Fighting the biggest battle of my life.
The upshot of this adversity, I was now on a mission to work on my inside self. I enrolled back into University to study psychology and neuroscience, became an internationally accredited mindfulness and meditation teacher, a proud ambassador of R u Ok? Charity and The Gidget Foundation and launched my company EQ consulting co.
And the really great thing about changing career paths like I have, is that I can coach people in how to live in the moment, develop coping tools for stress, and be more productive.
A mum, lover of the outdoors, foodie, and newbie to surfing, I’m always searching for new ways to be in the flow.
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology & Neuroscience
Diploma of Positive Psychology & Wellbeing
Bachelor of Commerce & Marketing
Guest Lecturer at the University of Wollongong - EQ and Mindfulness
i4 Neuroleader Practitioner
Internationally certified mindfulness meditation teacher
NIDA Body Language
Why organisations need to invest in psychological wellbeing
Organisations are operating at a frenetic pace, often at the expense of wellbeing, engagement and productivity.
Absenteeism cost in 2017
Increase in anxiety since 2008¹
Employees will get mental health condition²
¹The Cost of Workplace Stress, Medibank (Roy Morgan Research) 2008
²Medibank Better Health Index Quarterly Report (Roy Morgan Research) March 2017