Story and Bio

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Howard Thurman

I was born and raised in a religious cult until I was 17, I’ve traveled the world, changed my name, spent 6 years in corporate leadership, lived through the Christchurch earthquake, studied martial arts, been on a pilgrimage to India, been a single mum… and that’s just some of my story!

We each have our own life story that makes us unique, a story where we have tapped into the strength of what makes us human. It’s through owning and sharing these stories that we inspire each other, we come alive, and when we come alive we can change the world.

Ubuntu – “I am what I am because of who we all are”

I love to connect, listen, learn, share and co-inspire with people from all cultures, backgrounds and ages. Life has taught me to see beyond the limitations of culture, belief and social norms, to embrace change and create new ways of thinking, being and doing.

I facilitate Teaspoons of Change and Teaspoons of Peace workshops and I’m a facilitator with JUMP! Foundation

I’m available to present my story about being raised in a religious cult and/or facilitate workshops to inspire social and personal change for your school, business or community, please get in touch here and I’d love to work with you to create a workshop that suits your specific needs.

My Story

What being raised in a religious cult taught me about life