About Me

My approach is down to earth, straight talking and goal focused. I am highly qualified and professional with extensive experience of working with groups, families, schools and individuals.

ME 1I have studied for over 30 years in the area of human development and I have a natural interest in how we as humans move through life.  I grew up in rural Fermanagh, an area of outstanding natural beauty and have never lost my love for its rich green landscape and stunning lakeland scenery.

At the age of 18 I moved to a career in the city of Belfast and met my husband John. We were married in 1981. We have 5 wonderful ‘boys’ and one beautiful Granddaughter.

After running a small retail business for several years and doing market research on a part-time basis, I decided to devote my time to bringing up my children. I became a full-time home-maker and mother. This period of my life was an invaluable practical experience, not just in parenting my boys, but in showing me how much I loved to help others outside the family grow and develop. The blossoming of talent and character in each of my children has been a rich reward for time invested.

In 1991 we all moved back to my native Fermanagh. I studied pyschology with the Open University and also took on further training in counselling and personal development at my local college.

I am a trained tutor and have delivered relationship seminars to adolescent groups in local secondary schools, in addition to other parenting programmes in the community. I have developed, designed and delivered programs to organisations meeting thier specific needs.

I continued my training in the area of Relationship Coaching and in 1998 I became a Practitioner with Prepare Enrich. In order to become more proficient in coaching I completed further training with the Coach Training Alliance. I continued my studying in Coaching with Kingstown College, Dublin and graduated as a Mental health and Wellbeing CoachOther experience has been gained working in Sure Start programmes and local facilities catering for the needs of women, children and young parents living in rural communities.

me-with-cameraI completed an HND in Media and set up my own Media Production Company “Live Outside The Box”

I worked in Family Group Conferencing for over 5 years, and I currently work with Mindwise  supporting children and families with Emotional Health and Wellbeing Issues.

I am a trained WRAP Faciitator and have worked extensively with individuals, children and families.

 

colaradoJohn and I are now ‘empty nesters’ and enjoying the freedom this stage of life brings. Friends and colleagues describe me as a lover of life, compassionate, caring, open, honest, fun and nurturing.