Get to know me...
At the age of 17 I fell in love with feeling strong and moving my body through exercise, so I did my certificate III and IV in Fitness. I loved being a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor however I quickly realised it was more of a personal passion than a long term career path for me. At this time I was slowly beginning to base my self worth on my body image and although I didn't realise it at the time,“I was about to nose dive into a big pool of personal growth.”
For the first time in my life my skin was breaking out a lot and I felt completely out of control and was starting to have a poor self image and this sparked an interest in skincare and the Beauty and Wellness Industry. At 19 I commenced a traineeship in Beauty Therapy and went on to qualify with an internationally recognised CIDESO Diploma. From there I began my career as a Beauty Therapist. I went on to work in, open and managed some of the most beautiful and renowned Day Spas in Australia. At this time I was living in Melbourne and as much as I was loving working in Day Spas holding space for guests and encouraging self care, I quickly made the connection between skin health and inner health and was itching to find out more. How could I help my clients achieve the skin (and the overall wellness) they truly want and deserve?
I enrolled in a Bachelor of Naturopathy in 2011, and after 2 years of study my home town Tasmania was calling me to be with my sister who was suffering from an autoimmune disease called Crohn's. So I deferred from uni and went home to support my family, “little did I know that stepping away from my demanding social life in Melbourne would force me to slow down and look within. ”
I realised that I had been using food as a crutch for as long as I can remember, if I was sad I would eat, if I was stressed I would eat, if I was tired I would eat... Food quickly became my frenemy and recognising that I had a binge eating disorder was the first step in the right direction. The next step was taking my focus off the food I was eating and looking at my life as a whole, “why was I reaching for comfort? What was I really hiding from?”
During this time I grew passionate about supplementation and taking the stress out of what we put on our plate. I read every book about personal development and spirituality that I could get my hands on, I went to workshops and seminars and became obsessed with bettering myself and improving my relationship with food and sharing my lessons with anyone who would listen along the way.
My intention is to empower you in all areas of life. To encourage you to step into your power and to help you fall head over heels back in love with all parts of you! I experience great joy in holding space for women and allowing my clients to completely rest and renew or perhaps take a journey within to align with her own heart and mind. I believe that my professional background and training in Beauty Therapy, Health Coaching, Fitness and Yoga complement one-another and enhance my understanding of the human mind and body and enable me to pass on a great amount of knowledge and value to clients from all different walks of life.
As a Holistic Health Coach and graduate of IIN I am very excited to follow my path of empowering women to be all that they are and all that they are capable of through sharing joyful movement, mindfulness techniques and information on the different dietary theories, time hacks and lifestyle factors that can assist women today to make an educated decision to do what aligns with her core beliefs, (taste buds) and often multi hat-wearing busy lifestyle.