I deliver training and coaching in SQ & EQ teaching people how to look for, identify & implement life skills & tools within themselves in order to overcome life’s challenges; bringing about empowered personal growth at work/home through permanent transformation.
I grew up in Durban and graduated from Natal University in 1977 with a BA (Hons.) majoring in English and Drama. I lectured in Drama there before moving to Wits University to study and lecture further.
My interest in the spiritual world was founded in my Anglican upbringing, which gave me a solid base from which to explore. I was later introduced to the metaphysical and esoteric and had my first conscious “out of body” experience at 25. This encouraged me to question both my “White Anglo-Saxon Protestant” upbringing and the world as a whole as I delved into a wide spectrum of spiritually related subjects and philosophies. I began to give professional spiritual counselling in 1998 and left the corporate world in 2002 in order to run a full-time business from my home in KwaZulu-Natal. This grew into a successful practice seeing clients of all cultures, ages and belief systems, training being conducted in individual sessions as well as in groups and workshops.
In essence I train in spiritual mastery by developing a person’s spiritual intelligence. The word “spirit” merely implies that which is not physical and that which relates to your deepest thoughts and feelings; that which is invisible and is therefore your intrinsic and real self (not your often mistaken self-image). Spiritual intelligence does not mean an automatic connection with religion or with the “New Age” consciousness very prevalent today.
I relocated to Gauteng in 2005 with the aim of expanding my practice into the education and coaching of spiritual intelligence (SQ-spiritual quotient) in the business world and have a particular interest in coaching leaders. Corporations are made up of and run by human beings, but many companies are obsessed only with profit, rules, regulations, systems and procedures. The apparently ‘invisible’ aspects such as trust, integrity, cooperation and honesty are not often addressed.
Human performance levels are heightened when this is attended to. The type of learning that is required for human beings to achieve an essential ‘mastery of self’ is the process of self-knowing. Mere information is external from the self, but too many companies emphasise the need to acquire ‘book knowledge’.
Authentic and permanent learning is the ability to process this knowledge through self-exploration and transformation. Question: “How do we undergo self-transformation?” Answer: “Through identifying our trials and challenges in life, through understanding why we are here, and then having the courage to overcome these challenges.” The resulting benefits are happy, stable, well-balanced and cooperative human beings who perform at their highest levels.
I wrote an in-depth course in 2009 called: “Living a Simple and Integral life; having all the parts necessary to be complete in an uncomplicated way”. Staff at a top S.A bank were trained in this course in 2010. The exploration, implementation and balance of four fundamental aspects of life – mental, emotional, spiritual and physical – is essential, as it leads to a profound self-knowledge, self-awareness, authenticity and a heightened level of consciousness. The ability to investigate ourselves honestly brings genuine wealth; that of wisdom, grace, balance, integrity, self-confidence, happiness, good health and freedom from limitation.