life experience and cross-cultural adventures have made me an
empathetic listener and have helped me to develop a creative
approach to relationships. I am optimistic in outlook and have a
good sense of humour.
significant transitions, grown through loss as well as soared in
the process of personal transformation; I place a high value on
providing a safe space to enable growth.
Living in Istanbul with my family for 8 years, I made the
multiple adjustments necessary for life in a new culture
. This experience
gave me insight into the unique challenges and needs of internationally mobile
I counselled refugees
Africa and the Middle East, navigating the complex UNHCR and
other migration resources potentially available to asylum
seekers in Turkey.
I managed recruitment and HR
International School in Istanbul.
In the mid
80's, as HIV was becoming known, I negotiated the delicate
issues and agendas involved in the implementation of upgraded nursing care
at 20+ community hospitals across South Africa, all
run by volunteer management committees.
Alongside much of the above I have partnered in the raising of 3
spirited and now emerging adult children.
Most recently, I initiated and engaged with an organisation change process
in a well established faith based organisation. In the process,
I focused on building teams, facilitating groups, managing
conflict and systematically implementing change.
I have completed a B.Soc.Sci degree majoring in Psychology and
Nursing as well as a Diploma in Practitioner Coaching from the
The Integral Coaching Centre in Cape Town as well as a Master
Career Coaching Certificate. Alongside these formal
qualifications come a host of other courses and learning
experiences that inform my approach and who I am as a coach.