Hello & welcome!
I’m an ex-scientist/engineer and corporate ladder-climber, turned passionate career strategist and founder of Whispering Heart Coaching. I’m dedicated to helping you find your personal and professional freedom, through living a life true to your heart, fully embracing who you are and finding ways to unleash your unique gifts and natural genius into the world. You CAN make a difference and thrive financially, while doing work you love.
I’m Australian-born and recently returned to Perth, Australia with my husband (originally from Holland) and our two young boys, after living overseas for six years. Around the same time that we left Australia back in 2011, I quit my corporate career of almost 15 years as a scientist & consulting engineer to follow the calling I felt deep in my heart to help people find their passion, purpose and their authentic life path. For years I had felt overwhelmed, unfulfilled and frustrated in my profession, knowing that I had specific gifts and talents to contribute and yet couldn’t find a way to express them in a way that felt truly fulfilling and satisfying.
I believe everyone has a particular zone of ‘natural genius’.
As a child I knew that my natural genius was somewhere in the area of languages, writing, social connection and creative expression. But somehow I ended up in the engineering field. Like many of us, I’d become disconnected from my true nature and my authentic desires at a young age, and found myself trying to meet the expectations of others. Unintentionally, I’d ended up living an inauthentic life. I knew there was something else I was meant to do, but I just didn’t know what.
My health began to decline in my early twenties.
I was caught in a pattern of over-achieving and self-neglect that I couldn’t escape. I developed chronic fatigue, a feeling of continuous exhaustion and overwhelm, and suffered ongoing chronic illnesses. Outwardly my life appeared to be great; I had earned a Ph.D (through lots of sweat and tears), I was moving up in the engineering world, I was holding down senior management positions and working on exciting projects. But inside it was a living hell. I felt continuously exhausted and unwell. Eventually in my mid-thirties, a life crisis forced me to break down. In the midst of my ‘dark night of the soul’, I surrendered to what I had been fighting for so long – my true nature. I went through a process of reconnecting to my authentic self and shedding everything that wasn’t me. With the help of several mentors I was finally able to find myself and to connect to my own unique calling. I embraced the call I felt to quit the corporate world and start a coaching business of my own.
Permission is everything.
After giving myself permission to follow my heart, my energy levels improved rapidly and all physical symptoms disappeared. I feel so fortunate to now experience ongoing vitality and vibrant health. This is proof to me of the incredible power of the mind-body-spirit connection and the essential need to live a life true to our hearts. We can heal ourselves and live a truly joyful life by becoming ourselves fully and embracing our authentic yearnings and desires. I’m committed to empowering you to find a way to build a life and career that feels true to your heart, allowing you to thrive and love life. I believe that you have a unique calling that allows you to develop and express your gifts and talents fully, while being in service to something that you care about deeply. And the world needs those special gifts that only you can give!
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We can’t do it alone … we all need guidance on our journey.
It’s so important that we reach out to get the right help on our journey. I’ve been blessed to receive guidance and support from several wonderful mentors over the years and it’s ALL thanks to them that I’ve been able to get where I am today, in just a few short years since quitting my corporate career in 2011. Thanks to their wisdom and experience, I’ve learned how to establish a thriving business in a completely new field, starting from scratch. Some of the best mentors in the industry have helped me learn and apply the essential strategies behind entrepreneurship, business start-up, product and program development, marketing, public relations and wealth creation.
I’ve learned the most effective strategies and processes available for helping you uncover your own unique life passion and purpose from well-known and internationally acclaimed thought leaders such as Tim Kelley, Jeffrey Van Dyk, Jean Houston and Claire Zammit. I’ve been trained by experienced leaders in the field of The Enneagram – the ancient system of personality classification – to help you understand your deepest desires and motivators and your most effective path for personal growth. Some of the wonderful mentors I’ve been fortunate to work with and learn from include Jeanna Gabellini, Elizabeth Purvis, Stephen Dinan, Lisa Sasevich, Callan Rush & Justin Livingston, Vrinda Normand, Ryan Eliason, Lisa Marie Pepe, Divya Parekh, Sarah Marie Thompson, Jennifer Smith (at The Art of Better Blogging) and Ali Brown.