Consultant, Writer, Teacher, Founder
I want to change the world.
No really, this is what drives me.
For years I sat behind a desk, observing how businesses operate and the way people behave in these environments. I noticed the pressure, demands, toxicity, politics and overall discomfort that is present in so many organisations. I once took on so many projects that I burned out to the point where I needed 3 months off to recover. I sat in many tense management meetings, attempting to mediate the clash of personalities. I had some shockingly difficult bosses as well as some truly inspirational ones. Through all the ups and downs these experiences showed me how a healthy, thriving organisation is created versus a, well, shitty one. And it's actually pretty simple. The businesses that have lost touch with their humanity, that become all about numbers and the bottom line and lack connection to their people are the ones that end up struggling.
From this insight the concept of the HumanFirst™ initiative was born. HumanFirst™ is dedicated to humanising the way we work and includes training, mentorship and certification programs. I believe in new & better ways of doing things and offer consulting services to help individuals & organisations get clarity on their vision, purpose, brand, communications and employee/customer experience.
ANOTHER SIDE OF ME
I am trained in mindfulness, meditation & breathwork and am a qualified Meditation, Pranayama & Yoga Nidra teacher. I regularly host classes, guiding people to a place of stillness within and supporting them to understand the connection between mind and body. My passion for wellbeing gives me a uniquely holistic perspective that influences the way I approach my work.
SOME KIND WORDS
The idea behind my project started over two years ago. However exciting it was, it did not crystallize until I started working with Beth. She was absolutely critical in helping me dig deep down so that I could find my core and stand wholeheartedly behind this initiative. With each session, I found my thoughts becoming clearer, my voice stronger and louder. I'm a big believer that we all have the answers within us. Sometimes, however, we just need the right person to help us tap into our potential so we can let go of our fears and take that first step.
Beth guided me on how to create an identity as a communication specialist and develop my skills and online profile accordingly. She is strategic, knowledgeable and empathetic in equal measures. Her ability to see the (your) big picture mixed with very action-centred thinking helps you not only become very clear on the direction you need to head but also make considerably more progress than you would do on your own. Her feedback, suggestions and focus encouraged and more importantly motivated me to get back on track.