Hello! I'm Jacqui.
I coach people who are waking up to another way of being, feeling and living, and I work with organisations wanting to become more conscious and bring more compassion into the workplace.
My own path took a long time to get to the point where I recognised and fully claimed who I am, and gave myself permission to be fully me, whoever I was, in whatever circumstances.
It took me a l-o-n-g time to make it a priority to feel energised, alive, powerful, whole.
To feel the joy of serving, instead of feeling entitled.
To feel part of something bigger, not separate and alone.
To find all the little ways in my life I didn't take really good care of myself - hydration, sleep, movement, healthy relationships, fulfilling work.
No more hiding, pleasing, performing, perfecting, or using blame, excessive shopping, internet addiction, food, busyness or pessimism as ways of not feeling all the stuff that I was feeling.
I learned to make room for, and actually rejoice in the shadow-y parts of myself I had tried to keep hidden and secret so that I can be the whole of who I am.
Special, because I'm a necessary part of something bigger, not because my ego says I need to be. And therefore not needing to really be that special at all. What a relief!
Magnificent, because I'm part of nature. No more or less so than anybody else.
Powerful, because I am human and we are natural creators.
Connected, because I am human and we are wired for connection, for support.
Purposeful, because I believe our work can feel good, especially when we give ourselves permission to do work we love, with people we love, in workplaces that we can truly align with. I believe in the power of team, of support, of collaboration.
I believe that our desires, what we want to create, they are 'things' that also want to be created. That listening to the 'emerging future' is always more powerful than downloading from past experiences. Beginners mind trumps being an expert, so, so often.
I'm a work in progress, but am more ME than I've ever, ever been. I like it here :)
A childhood imagination filled with fantasies of good witches, and wizards and ruby slippers and stars and planets and Alice going down the rabbit hole - this a place I've learned serves me well as a 'grown up' - I'm definitely claiming more of my magic and genius (you have it too) and letting that guide my world in a more soulful way.
And I've created for myself, a portfolio career, where I get to work with people 1:1 as a life coach, mentor coaches, facilitate workshops and events in workplaces, help organisations navigate transformational change, support leaders in an executive coaching capacity, and deliver my own open workshop retreats. I get to change the world and have fun doing it - which was all I ever really wanted to be doing :)
Welcome. It's good to have you here.
I was acknowledged by a workshop participant recently that it was the 'totality' of me in my work that she was so moved by.
Yes. That's how I want to feel, that's how I want to show up in my life and with my clients.
Willing to fail, willing to be 'all in'.
Courage AND alignment. Support AND provocation. Acceptance AND evolution. Connection AND boundaries. Always Love.
I'm inspired by the human condition - our tenderness, our ability to create wonderful things that help our fellow humans and planet. Touched by our inability to see our beauty, to believe in our worth.
I see the thing that happens in a person's face when they TELL THEIR STORY, all of it, and are seen and met in that place, with humanity, with sharing, with empathy.
They look younger, lighter, freer, all in a moment. I can see the shift that is occurring when they let go of that old way of being.
I will be intense, and kind.
I'll go deep with you, excavating the dark places and secrets that are holding you back from feeling the totality of your life force. Together, we will be like beagle-nosed detectives, sniffing out what is in the way of a more fulfilling life for you!
I will hold what matters most to you, with deep reverence (and sometimes a playful irreverence for the story you have been telling). We will find your shadow-y parts and we will hold a party for them and understand them, and we'll invite them back into the wholeness that is the brilliant, divine creation that you are.
It's going to be so awesome. And definitely messy. But mostly awesome.
Together we will look for, and give voice and form to, your genius, your muse, your wisdom, your purpose.
I am guided by science, and the art and craft of coaching. Also inspired by the possibilities in magic, mystery and astrology.
My role is as guide, coach, cheerleader. Fellow creative force, possibility-believer, tuning fork.
There are no guarantees about our work together, but I 100% believe that you will know what to create, what is calling you to bring it into form. You, my lovely, are in the driving seat in your life. You'll be in charge of setting the direction and leading. I'll be holding the torch and right beside you!
As my good friend the Good Witch Glinda might say:
'you always had the power'.
The 'formal bit'
You value credentials? Me too. And you probably won't be surprised to know that, as a recovering over-achiever and perfectionist, I've gathered a lot of certificates over the years! I love learning so it's no wonder I ended up in the learning and development field, then psychology, then training as a coach. Here's how I'm qualified to help you with change and transformation:
- Professional Certified Coach - ICF (2017)
- Certified Daring Way Facilitator - The Daring Way (2015)
- Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) - Coaches Training Institute (2014)
- MSc Occupational Psychology (2012)
- BSc Psychology (2006)
- Facilitation Skills, Level A and B psychometric testing, CIPD Training Practice certificate, Emotional Intelligence coach
My Psychology degree research focussed on the customer/consumer experience and my Occ Psych on strengths, gratitude and courage.