Hi and welcome to my website which I hope you will find useful and inspiring. I have many roles in life: teacher, mother, sister, daughter and many others to boot and the role I adopt changes as I go through my daily life. Primarily however, I see myself as someone whose purpose is to help others through my words, actions and deeds. I am a writer and work part-time as a teacher of performing arts and film studies and am interested in all things to do with writing, acting, singing, dancing, film, music, theatre and well, to be honest, just enjoying life to the full. I have a great interest also in spirituality and helping other people to be the best they can be and I’m really excited about the website here.
THE STORY SO FAR
I have been a writer and teacher for over 20 years and I’m passionate about it. I started out working in the corporate video industry and as a drama and dance teacher. After working for a few other people, I set up my own part-time performing arts school in 2000 in the Dorking area of the UK. Soon after I opened a school in Horsham and I still teach in both schools today. I have remained a freelance writer and producer as well ever since.
I write many different things: poems, plays, pantomimes and songs and love all things to do with communication.
In the course of my work I have cajoled, coached and criticised (positively), all in the spirit of bringing out the best in the people I meet, especially in my teaching. And it has paid off. I have seen many students go successfully through my school and some have continued on to careers in the performing arts both on TV and London’s West End, as well as those who have pursued careers in other fields but learned many life skills and had a great time along the way.
I am a qualified teacher in the UK secondary school system teaching drama and film studies in Surrey. I’m excited about the interaction with students and seeing them progress from age 11 well into the 6th form and beyond. This work has given me a great insight into not only what people need to learn to succeed, but also how people learn as well which I believe has helped me become a better teacher over the years. I’m passionate about teaching and I have trained also as a life coach (Certificate and Diploma) and as a Trainer of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), which have both helped my teaching by increasing my understanding of people.
I live in the beautiful Surrey Hills in the UK and have the privilege to be close to some stunning scenery, which inspires me every day. I have two beautiful children whom I fostered for 5 years before becoming their official guardian, so they are officially with me forever now. This area of my life has taught me lots about people too, their hopes and fears and how we can always improve our lives if we choose to. Little steps forward every day has meant that we have built a strong, loving family and overcome many obstacles along the way, with love.
THE GOAL OF THIS SITE
I want this site to become a go-to site for anyone who wants to consciously create their own life – a place for information, tips, advice, motivation and networking. I know this will take time and it will constantly be evolving into something bigger and better but that’s half the fun. I hope you enjoy looking around and find it a useful place to visit. Please come back as often as you like!
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,