I have the best job in the world!
My days were happier when I returned to my love of children and it helped pay the bills whilst building up my coaching practice. Later on I furthered my coaching skills and qualified as a Child Coach.
The best qualification is life experience
By the way, if you want to be a Child Coach, my advice would be to follow your heart. As cheesy as it sounds, every single challenge in my life has lead me to this. For those of you that are interested, I trained here and to be honest, that was just the very beginning of my journey to becoming the Smiley Coach. 10 years later, I’ve coached hundreds children to feel better about themselves. All my work how comes through referrals from happy families who have worked with me.
I eat and breathe this stuff
It is my life and I am very passionate about it. I constantly read, share and connect with like-minded people. In fact, here is a list of my recommended books which have helped me along the way. I go on self development courses and spiritual adventures. I have regular therapy / supervisory sessions so I can grow through my work. What I’m trying to say is: please don’t get too hung up on pieces of paper. It’s who you are and where you’ve been that will shape you into a fab Coach. I attract clients who have experienced the same as me growing up – anxiety, lack of self belief and self esteem, low self confidence, negative thinking, perfectionism, anger and a blurry sense of self. Blimey when you type it all out like that, it really doesn’t sound like fun. Here are 20 important facts I wish I had known growing up.
There were lots of good times too
I was lucky enough to attend a top school in Surrey, travel to Disney and tap dance with Roy Castle for Children In Need. I played the cello and piano, was a good Brownie, a strong swimmer and loved to play make believe with my sisters (I am the eldest of 4). As a grown up, I love spending time with friends, blogging, watching murder mysteries and cooking. I am a true foodie. Sometimes only cheese and biscuits will do. I love to laugh and play. After all that is what life is about.
Amongst the craziness, there’s always something to smile about
Thanks for dropping by. If you’d like to know more about the World of Smiley, you can connect with me on Facebook where we are building a strong community of parents who support, laugh and help each other with the trials and tribulations of every day life.