I have the best job in the world!

It doesn’t feel like a job to be honest.  Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by human behaviour and how the pieces of life all fit together. Maybe that’s because for a long time, I was trying to figure out where mine went. At 18, I opted out of University and went to work as an Au-Pair in southern France. The beautiful village of Vaison-La-Romaine became my home for a year where my love of children, food, cooking and all things Français began (not in that order). ‘Bye bye!’ Corporate Life. ‘Hello!’ part-time Nanny job.

It’s never too late to start over

After a chance meeting with a Reiki Healer, my eyes were opened and my world was catapulted into the realms of endless possibility.  A 2-year stint retraining as a Life Coach and reading every book I could get my hands on, eased me off the corporate treadmill.

My days were happier when I returned to my love of children and it helped pay the bills whilst building up my coaching business. Later on I furthered my coaching skills and qualified as a Child Coach.

 

My goal in life is to be the person I wished I’d had growing up

I live and breathe this work. I’m committed to recovering from my own childhood trauma. I make it my priority to be the mentor and guide I wish I’d had growing up.

As a lifelong learner and introvert, I’m a bookworm. I love to share my experience with like-minded people. Here is a list of my recommended books which have helped me along the way.

I’m a total self-development junkie and self-care advocate – I have regular therapy and supervisory sessions. I love Epsom salt baths and daily walks by the canal. I don’t get it right all the time, but I do my best every day. Just like you!

A decade of transformation

I’ve transformed the lives of thousands of children. They have taught me so much and I’m incredibly grateful for that.  In fact I would say that my work is a co-creation – we have worked as a team.

You can read about the children I’ve helped here.

All my work comes through referrals from happy families who have worked with me.

I’m a creative at heart – it heals!

Just like the beautiful young souls I work with, my brain is so busy and every day I’m inspired to create. I record all my ideas in an art journal.

I’ve written a book, created Truly Madly Smiley and those beautiful Smiley Thought Cards that are well-loved by children all over the world.

Creativity is how I tune into my intuition and that is why you’ll find creativity and story-telling weaved into the rich tapestry of my work. 

Amongst the chaos, there’s always something to smile about

I love dancing around my home, watching murder mysteries and cooking. I am a true foodie. Sometimes only cheese and biscuits will do. I also love to laugh with my friends. After all that is what life is about – LOVE, connection and fun!

Love    

Smiley x

“My daughter really enjoys coaching and describes you as: ‘The lady who takes her worries away!’ Sometimes parents can’t do it on their own. It warms my heart to hear her chatting to you so comfortably and that takes a huge weight off my shoulders.”

“She came out of her session full of giggles and very chatty. We’ve really seen a massive shift in her over the last few months. She still struggles with talking about her feelings at times but the more relaxed and at ease I am, the more confident and happy she is.”