You might be pouring yourself into starting your own business. You might be facing off against corporate complexity fighting to make an impact.
Or maybe you’re feeling stuck and can’t quite put your finger on why.
But the one thing you do know is that you’re committed to not just surviving, but thriving in life and work.
I believe potential is unlocked when you reconnect mind & body.
I help you by focusing on both. I bring corporate sensibilities from the 11 years I spent working in the world’s biggest financial institutions and an appreciation for physical well being as a certified yoga and Ayurveda practitioner. It’s an unlikely combination, but it’s powerful. And I promise I won’t have you doing downward dogs or chanting (unless you want to of course).
I believe in the power of deep questioning to help you find your way.
I’ll ask you the questions you don’t ask yourself, exploring what’s at the root of your challenge, blockage or rut. Once we know that, the way forward becomes clearer. I support you in finding your own answers. You know the way, I just help you get there.
I believe clarity can be achieved when you create the space for it.
There’s nothing like a sea of emails, high stress levels and competing demands to create extreme low visibility. I help you commit to making the space you need for clear thoughts that lead to behaviours and mindsets that will help you thrive.
About me and how I got here
Originally from the UK, I've lived and worked in Asia for the past four years. I built a successful career in corporate finance, helping leaders, teams and individuals grow, lead and excel. I loved it. I learnt my trade, travelled the world and was surrounded by super smart people.
But after 11 years of living and working at a break neck pace I was burnt out. My body required attention and I no longer felt that I was learning the things I needed to learn. I was in a position where I simultaneously wanted less (stress, speed and churn) and more (learning, discovery and depth).
That’s what prompted me to take a leap. I put my experience and qualifications as a facilitator and IECL Organisational Coach to the test and opened my own coaching business anchored by my beliefs in the mind/body connection, the power of deep questioning and the practice of creating space.
Now, as cliché as it sounds, I work on the continued practice of achieving a balance that’s the best of both worlds. I’m able to build deep, long-standing relationships with people, helping them lead happier, healthier lives and businesses where they aren’t just surviving, but thriving.
I regularly find myself outside of my comfort zone, always stepping into my own challenges and set-backs, but I appreciate it as it helps me grow and I love a challenge! When I need a moment to reconnect, herbal tea is my staple and one of my greatest inspirations is Maya Angelou.
"We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay - and rise!"
Coaching for Individuals
We work together to understand what is truly important to you, to learn more about yourself, where you need space in your life to gain perspective, to explore patterns of thinking or behaviour that may be holding you back in your life, work or relationships.
Coaching for Companies
The demands on leaders are ever increasing and I believe that thoughtful, human, inspiring leadership is needed now more than ever. I partner with leaders to help them reach their full potential and that of the people they lead. I understand the organisational systems in which leaders need to operate to be successful, and support new and experienced leaders within corporate organisations, SMEs and growing start-ups.
I also work with in-tact teams and groups.
Workshops & Retreats
Join me for The Instant Pause, a one-day workshop and urban retreat, designed for busy people to slow down, take a pause and think about you and your life. It's one day that makes a big impact. Join us for the next Instant Pause in Hong Kong on Saturday 20 May 2017. Email to book your place or for more information click here.
Join us for further dedicated space and time created for you to discover what's important, reconnect with yourself, recharge, reenergise and nourish your mind and body in inspiring spaces. Dates and locations to be announced for 2017/2018 soon - watch this space.
"I wasn't sure what to expect, plus a whole Saturday is a big sacrifice! In the end, the day went by in a flash and I was left with a sense of calm, lightness and purpose. A great experience I highly recommend." - Cilla, Hong Kong
"This was a wonderful day to pause, reflect, connect and feel nourished and inspired. I'm so glad I did it. Thank you Natalie!"
- Andy, Hong Kong
"The Instant Pause is a great way to devote time to yourself, reflect on 2016 and think about the kind of impact you want to make in 2017. It also gives you the chance to meet some incredible people that will help shape your insights and with whom you can connect with going forward" - Lauren, Hong Kong