Heya, I’m Kerry, Personal Development Coach and I’m absolutely passionate about helping strong heart centred men and women who want to achieve their dreams and goals, explore their options and unite everything with a clear strategy and a plan for action.
My ethos is based on Simplicity, Strategy and Soul!
I’m a mum to two amazing kids, a daughter and a son with a 12 year age gap so my parenting skills are honed at both ends of the spectrum, we enjoy life and live it with gratitude and kindness.
I work hard living my life aligned with my values some of which are happiness, peace and people and their right to be counted. I have great friends, am super happy and confident in my own skin. I love helping people and have studied hard to gain the knowledge and skills to help others be confident, find their happy and live their life according to their own values.
I’ll be honest, it wasn’t always this way.…
In my younger years I didn’t always make the right choices and in my twenties fell into addiction. There came a point during this time that I just didn’t want to live that life anymore, I knew it wasn’t my path, so 15 years ago I picked myself and my daughter up and we moved to a new town and started afresh, I’m proud to say I never looked back.
Even though I had achieved sobriety and continued abstinence and had created a whole new life, I still struggled with holding onto my past and feeling unworthy of the future I desired. I spent many years living with the guilt of my past decisions. I went into “people-pleasing mode”. I said “Yes!” to everybody for everything, at the expense of myself, my health and my family. I thought that sacrificing myself for others would edge away at my guilt and make me feel like a good person again.
My journey, while not easy, is what drew me to begin counselling others. I wanted to help others to heal and do something meaningful with my life. So I trained and qualified as a counsellor and volunteered my time at a local charity as my way of giving back what I thought I owed. I loved that time of my life.
It was about 8 years ago that I finally decided enough was enough. I began to take control of my own life and recognise my own needs and realise I am important, it’s not selfish or arrogant to take care of yourself, it’s a necessity. I started investing in personal development and my new journey began.
It was a couple of years after this I discovered I had a chronic disease after having a near-death experience. That was the final kick I need to change my life! I realised that I could no longer hold myself back from the life I wanted. I had to do do what I wanted or always wonder ‘what if”!
Having a brush with death made me realise that I didn’t want to die with any regrets. Today I live with an insulin pump to manage my daily health, this is a huge part of who I am and reminds me to be BOLD, be confident and not hold myself back.
I don’t know many people who haven’t been through some pretty traumatic stuff in their lives, it seems a sort of rite of passage.
The good news is, you don’t have to continue to live your life like this. You can release old stories, create a new supportive belief system and create a life you truly enjoy, full of peace, confidence an joy.
I’ve worked as a Counsellor for many years, and I am a Certified NLP and Mindfulness Practitioner, as well as a Certified Coach. I bring all of these skill sets to the table when working with my clients.
Though I’ve been through so many struggles in my life I wouldn’t change any of it, because these hard times are what have brought me to where I am now. A place where I’m always following my joy, have gratitude for all the beauty in the world around me, and have risen to help others to do the same.
Some Fun Facts About Me:
I have 11 tattoos including a smiley face on my thumb. (my daughter has a matching one)
I’m allergic to pigeons
My favourite word is “Blancmange”
I often talk to myself in the third person
I signed up to run a half marathon before even buying a pair of trainers (and completed it 5 months later)
I hate spiders and suffer from claustrophobia
I think I can dance like Madonna
I have a totem pole in my living room
If I could eat one food for the rest of my life it would be pancakes
I have one joke I’ve told for the last 10 years and it still makes me laugh every time I tell it
If it’s pink and sparkly I love it
My secret crush is Meatloaf
Oh…and I LOVE to laugh every single day!