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Like a lot of people, I didn’t know what I wanted in life.  I Ieft school & drifted from job to  dis-satisfying job & relationship to another unfulfilling relationship, often with the thought, “why me?” & “there has to be more to life than this!” but without a clue as to what to do about it. Along the way I had 3 children. Six months after my 3rd child was born (after a 13yr gap) my last relationship came to a halt.  Just out of post-natal-depression & sliding into a deeper depression, I sought help, & tried many forms of therapy with minimal success.  I still had a feeling of inadequacy & the sense that “there had to be more to life” was still ever present.

Watching television one night, I saw NLP (neuro linguistic programming) being used & the seed of interest was planted.  Doing some research on NLP I felt I could benefit from this practice & attended an Introduction to NLP night-class (which  I now run) & from there went on to become a Certified NLP Practitioner.  I haven’t looked back since!  In March 2008 I took further training with The Rickter Company & became a registered Rickter Scale™ Practitioner.  I have since gone on to train (in 2009) with Drs. Tad (the founder of  Time Line Therapy™ & NLP Coaching) & Adriana James in Nevada, USA, up-skilling to Master NLP Practitioner, Master Time Line Therapy™ Practitioner, Master NLP Coach & Master Hypnotist.  In June 2011 I up-skilled to NLP Trainer with Unlimited Success (Chris Howard).

I set up Encouraging Excellence to help you realise your potential, so you too can live your best life possible. Having been crippled with both post-natal depression and ordinary depression I understand how debilitating it can be.  I am proof  that it can be overcome and I now have the skills to help you.  I have over twenty years experience working for both multi-nationals and SMEs also have over 10 years experience as an entrepreneur.   With that experience I have developed the SME Success Programme to help other business owners grow their business to the level they want.  I believe that your needs are of the utmost importance. My attitude is if something is worth doing, it is worth doing well & I am committed to helping you to achieve your very best potential in a calm & safe environment, making meeting those needs easy & comfortable.

I have a no-nonsense approach to my coaching and training, yet have a deep understanding & gentle manner which enables you develop a sense of security & trust, along with my ability to quickly get to the heart of your problems and help you find the solutions that enable you to make the changes in your life that you have hitherto been unable to.

“They can because they think they can” ˜ Virgil