For over a decade, I built a successful career in the Civil Service, negotiating for the UK in Brussels, and operating at the highest levels in some of the toughest roles - including teaching hard-bitten coppers how to do their jobs better at the National Crime Agency. I learned:
how to build and lead high-performing teams in the Cabinet Office, Home Office and Foreign Office;
grow my authority and make an impact as a much younger woman in a male-dominated world;
and how to achieve my goals in complex organisations through negotiation, networks, and influence.
But I came close to burnout.
My body would shut down from my inability to handle stress. I was regularly unable to leave my bed for days, sometimes weeks at a time. This went on for years.
Luckily, I learned powerful “mind-body” tools and techniques that re-set my approach to stress, and helped me thrive. After that, I successfully delivered my hardest project ever, without once getting ill.
Now I use my coaching training and professional and personal experiences to help other ambitious professional women achieve their career goals, and get to the position and earning they deserve - without struggling with stress or risking burnout.