was born and raised in South Africa, with loads of passion and a rebel at heart. When I finished high school, I still had no clear vision of what I wanted to do with my life.
Well actually, I did. I wanted to travel the world and eventually become a specialist in helping people become the best version of themselves - I was gifted with the ability to see and bring forward the potential in people. Even when they didn't see it themselves. Mom and Dad thought that I was too young and too rebellious to let loose on my own in the world. And they had a point.
They were not against me traveling the world, they just suggested that I rather obtain a qualification first and then travel. But since I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life in terms of a career, I also had no idea what I wanted to study. So I decided to study both law and psychology.
After completing my initial studies I had to choose whether I wanted to become a lawyer or psychologist. I chose law and practiced as lawyer for several years because I thought that it would enable me to make enough money quick enough to travel the world. And it did. But I was miserable being a lawyer. Not that law is a bad career. It’s not. It was just not the right career for me. But I learned a few valuable lessons in the art of communication and persuasion. And that you need to be bold and stay focused on what you want to achieve in life.
It was during this time that I started to realize what a HUGE impact my own talents had on my way of thinking, feeling and behaving.
I understood why I preferred working with ambitious, hardworking and driven people in a inspirational, positive and results driven way and why I don’t like too many rules and routine.
So during my late twenties to mid thirties I changed careers and started to focus on people- and business development. I obtained several more qualifications - amongs which an Executive Certificate (MBA) and Master Coaching.
And here is what I know today…..
- We are all amazing unique people...
- We all have greatness in us.....it's not just in some of us. It's in ALL of us...
- We all have weaknesses too
...but focusing on them and investing time in trying to fix them is one of the most unproductive and energy draining things you can do.
I’m not saying that you have to ignore your weaknesses. I’m saying you have to learn to manage them - for as far as they need to be managed.
I also know that whatever you choose to do in life, you have to show up 100%. Embrace and take ownership of who you are.
Below you will find links to all my assessments - it will give you a better understanding of what the reports look like that you can expect to receive. And at the same time it will tell you even more about me.
But before you do that, I want to say good bey with this beautiful and inspiring song performed by Dana Winner - "One moment in time"
Read the lyrics - it's part of the video.