WHY I LOVE WHAT I DO...
The most valuable lesson I've ever learnt is that when it comes to love, anyone can be your teacher and therefore love is something you can learn.
It all began with a kitchen dance and Al Green. When I was age 15, I saw something I’d never seen before. I was over at my then boyfriend’s house on a Saturday night and I saw his parents dancing in the kitchen after dinner, laughing and playing. There was such a sense of lightness and ease around them. It was the first time that I had witnessed a solid, happy and healthy relationship.
I’ve been fascinated by love ever since.
In 2013, I asked myself a question that would launch my career, 'what would you do if money was no object?' (Alan Watts - video here!) and honestly, it would be the work that I do today as a love coach, dating and relationship expert and co-founder of Project Love - a platform to inspire and empower women to create relationships, lives and careers that they love.
I am lucky enough to work with my good friend and other half of Project Love, Selina Barker, a woman who I so admire and who is the best business partner I could ever ask for. Project Love started as a skills swap between the two of us, with Selina (one of the UK's top life design and career coaches) as my life and career coach (helping me to break out of the 9-5 and do what I loved) and me as her love coach (helping her to transform her love life). Today, Project Love has evolved into a platform that helps other women do the same - to create a relationship, life and career that they love.
As a love coach, the most rewarding thing about my work is seeing women go from feeling incredibly stuck in love and feeling helpless, like it's never going to happen for them to seeing them have a totally new perspective and realising that it's not a matter of 'if' it's going to happen, it's 'when'.
Whether it's receiving a client's email to say "after years of being single, I'm now in the healthiest relationship that I've ever experienced", to receiving a text to say "my whole experience of being single has changed and I would love to meet someone but I no longer feel in a rush" to seeing that a client I coached is now married, what I've learned is that love has the power to transform, from the way you experience being single to how you approach dating to how you show up in your relationships.
I truly believe that love is the greatest practice that we can ever learn.