Hi, I’m Tina
I am a parent and personal coach who helps overwhelmed parents find the balance between being enough for their children while being enough for themselves.
I do this by helping parents find clarity, focus, confidence and a plan around not only their parenting, but also their own personal direction. Finding your own personal direction is the key to the inevitable final stage of parenting, which is letting go… I help clients with this too…
I am honoured that you have found your way here…
I look forward to supporting you 🙂
Why did I become a coach and why coach parents?
Well, I’ve been a mum for 17 years and a coach for 6, the reason I became a coach was because I was struggling myself… I spent years trying to reconcile how I felt about parenting with what I thought was expected of me by my family, society and the world.
All of this makes me an expert in helping you to gain the clarity, focus, confidence and a plan; to let go of the worry, and sink into the joy of parenting and while creating something else for yourself.
Let me help you to find your unique way to balance being a parent with living the life you want.
Through this process of finding my own way I become an internationally certified coach with the International Coach Foundation (ICF), the gold standard in coaching. I discovered an enormous joy and satisfaction in helping other parents find their own path – unique to them, which will allow them to be the parent they want to be while leading the life that they choose for themselves. I have coached over 100 clients both 1:1 and in groups, with a total of over 550 hours under my belt, so you can be sure that you are in good hands! Head over to my testimonials page if you would like to see what my clients say about me!
Am I the right support for you?
I have been here in your shoes many times… looking for support at different points in my own journey. Really, the only way to know if we ‘click’ will be to have a chat and get to know each other. I would love us to have a FREE 20 minute discovery session so we can see if we would be a good fit to work together.
Ready to learn more about what we can create together?
What else might you like to know?
I grew up on a farm in South East Victoria, Australia. I started out my professional life as an Aquatic Ecologist which combined my love of nature and curiosity about the world. I have lived on three continents, currently living with my family in England. My core desired feelings that I strive for each and every day are to feel generous, free, radiant, passionate, adventurous and creative.
I grew up on a farm in South East Victoria, and often still feel like this curious little girl…
We were always getting up to plenty of mischief… just like all kids 🙂 Luckily we had a whole farm to explore
I’m a gardener
I love water, nature, gardening, and reading! I also have an insatiable curiosity about the world!
I’m a sister
My mum was the farmer, and is still the most amazing woman I know. She has retired from farming these days, which thankfully allows her to come and visit me in whichever country we happen to be living in 🙂
One of my greatest pleasures is watching plants grow. I find it hugely relaxing to get grounded and get my hands in the soil…
I’m a daughter
I have been lucky enough to have amazing parents, who brought up four kids…(I am number 3!)
My Mum is the reason I have kept such a close bond to the earth. I originally studied ecology at University and love to grow plants of all kinds, but most of all fruits & vegetables. Wholefoods are very much a family tradition. In an ideal world I would have a huge garden and to grow most of what we eat… sadly a small backyard and other things to ‘balance’ means I don’t get to do this…
I’m a student of the world!
I loved school and threw myself into it, hungry for knowledge. For as long as I can remember I have yearned to see the world. I was the first in our family to head off to University in the ‘Big Smoke’ of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, where I met my now husband, Vaughan.
I have always had an insatiable curiosity about the world, nature, culture, people. I have been lucky enough to be able to travel to over 40 countries and live in 3. Still curious and as my boys tell me ‘a bit crazy!’
I’m a mother
The hardest, and yet the most rewarding part of my life is being a mum. Becoming a mum really did change my life, my values and my view of the world. Probably the hardest part is knowing I have to let them go…
I’m a wife
I have been married to this amazing man for 27 years… He makes me braver and I love the life we have created together… not that it is always easy, but it is always worth the effort!
Growing up on the farm, among a farming community has made me resourceful. I hate waste of any kind and am always looking to make creative innovations to whatever projects I have on the go. I love my mosaic table that I created our memories of living in Brazil. I love cooking and experimenting with all types of foods. Connecting with other creative people really gets me excited!