I believe in living and working from the heart.
Fundamentally, it’s what my business – and this website -is about. For me, it’s key to feeling good, and staying well and happy, and I love to spread that around a little.
I live just outside the city of Bath in the UK where I spend heaps of time outside exploring the fields, woods, streams and hills of the beautiful South West. I have a passion for all things bright, joyful and colourful, and have been known to lose hours of time rummaging through charity shops. I love to bake, paint, knit, crochet, and craft – and I’m always exploring new avenues of creativity.
I’ve been running my own multi-faceted creative business since 2015 after I realised that more traditional methods of office work just weren’t suiting my needs or allowing me to fully express myself. I’m a web designer, creative coach, artist, crafter, kindness contributor and all-round multipotentialite.
I am all these things, and so much more.
My personal intention is to spread more acceptance, playfulness and inspiration. The world is what we make it, and that’s definitely what I’d like it to be.
As a child, I loved to create. I’d bake cupcakes with my mum, make up plays and stories with my friends, and run around the garden with a paintbrush pretending to paint the world in different colours.
Somewhere along the journey of adolescence though, I lost faith in myself. I stopped seeing myself as creative – although looking back, I now see that creativity crept into every aspect of my life. I had no idea what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted to do something worthwhile in the world, so I studied International Development. My life changed course at university though. I caught glandular fever, and never really recovered. I’ve lived with CFS ever since.
I worked in Communications for a charity for several years after university, and gradually realised that I kept being drawn to the more creative design aspects of the work. I also started to understand the difficulties of managing a chronic illness whilst trying to work in an office. After a particularly bad health relapse, I decided I needed to make significant changes if I wanted to live a fulfilling life, and I started on a long journey to really understand myself, my own patterns of behaviour and my needs. I started working for myself, and began creating a life, business and working week that best supports me and my wellbeing.
I re-trained as a website and graphic designer, and started up my own business. It wasn’t long before I realised that most people that approached me needed help with more than just a straight website design – they were at a time of transition in their business, and were seeking support navigating the changes. Without even realising at first, coaching become a part of my work too.
Lockdown in early 2020 gave me an opportunity to deeply reflect and re-assess my work when I took part in Cerries Mooney’s programme Your Life Signature. It helped me realise that above all things, I get immense joy from helping other big-hearted individuals uncover and express their true creative nature in their work. I made a slight shift in my business focus and offerings, and now focus on helping other solopreneurs find and follow their own paths in their work through coaching and website design.
Alongside this work I am also a creative collaborator at The Dept. of Kindness, helping to spread Kindness through creativity, and sometimes sell my own art and crafts through local fairs.
A major part of my journey has been acknowledging and appreciating my creativity. My true creativity. I love to make things with my hands, but it’s more than that for me. I yearn to create new paradigms, and new ways of being in the world. I’m still trying to paint the world in different colours, but my medium has changed.
What I ultimately want to create is a world where we live in acceptance of ourselves and others around us. A world full of kindness, gentleness and joy.
I’m a multipotentialite – which means I thrive by having many different ventures. My skills come from a lifetime’s passion of exploration, and bringing different avenues of learning together to create new paradigms.
In many ways, the journey of my life has been my training for the work I do. Over the years I’ve taken part in a large range of formal and informal learning across many different fields, and I use the knowledge and skills I’ve learnt in each of those in the every day running of my business.
I’m largely self-taught, gaining experience through dedicated practice, and taking training when there are gaps in my knowledge.
Here’s a rundown of some of my learning and experience:
Development Studies BA (hons)
Photography, English Language & Sociology A-levels
Web Design & Graphic Design Diplomas
Transforming Divi with CSS & jQuery
Professional Life Coach Certification (Accredited)
Therapeutic Art Life Coach Certification (Accredited)
Get Creative With People to Solve Problems CPD
Exploring Play CPD
Digital Wellbeing CPD
9+ years meditation practice
WordPress + Divi
HTML + CSS
Find Your Creative Voice
3 years Fine Art Studies
All kinds of creative workshops
A personal mission to find the best cake recipes
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