Unstoppability life training
For decades I have been drawn towards the less travelled path. The one with bumps and challenges where it looked as though I wouldn't make it. I've learnt to quietly and resolutely stand - and stay standing - for what I believe in, despite believing that I 'wasn't good enough', 'shouldn't be speaking up' and would surely 'get it wrong'.
While I struggled daily, I had no doubt that the difference I was there to make was way more important than me as an individual, or my my inner put-down dialogue.
The huge motivation for me: to be where I was needed, where I could be most useful. To take on something that was needed. That wasn't being addressed already. And that - I believed - would make a positive difference in the world, especially in the areas of social justice, peace, the environment. You get the idea!
The bumps and challenges I got into along the way ....I talk about a few of these in my presentations.
Some are a hoot, such as my stint as one of the first half-dozen female city council bus drivers in my city (I didn't believe they'd actually hire me!). Others are deeply moving, such as the poignant grass-roots national tour a friend and I started to stop Australia joining the war on Iraq in 2003. That tour continued for years. Or having Amnesty initiatives introduced into Senior English at school, so that secondary students became activists writing letters to free a jailed female Russian poet. Every experience in our lives is a contribution, a potential for learning and growth.
Big Dipper Unstoppability Training
For decades, through my various teaching and education support roles, I have provided coaching to students and colleagues when the opportunity arose, and really enjoyed the opportunity to be a contribution to others.
My paid work has included an early period as wildlife carer, waiter, bus driver and visual artist. For most of my adult life my focus has been on teaching at primary, secondary and tertiary levels in the areas of Art, English, learning support and behavior management. For the last 13 years, I've coordinated statewide and national education projects that have covered restorative justice and, for the greater part of that time, a national project creating safe and supportive school communities free from bullying, harassment and violence.
My voluntary roles include Australian board member of a world women’s peace organisation, editor of a national peace journal, representing Australia at a world peace conference held in Hiroshima, Japan... and the role of ‘tilitja’ or culture worker supporting the work of a remote group of Aboriginal women elders.
My vision and commitment
Through all these areas, my passion and delight has been making a difference for others at individual, community and global level. And particularly being the catalyst for people, whether they start as cynical and resigned or hopeful, what that looks like is helping others identify what they are passionate about …what the difference is they’d like to make…help them take the steps towards achieving their dream… and being there for what it takes to go beyond resignation and reasonableness, if that’s what they’d like to do.
I have been so inspired by this. It is now my absolute joy to be the contribution that enables others to achieve their vision.
About success coaching
As a Courage Catalyst and Unstoppable Women coach and activist, one of the frameworks I draw on is Success coaching.
For those unfamiliar with coaching, Success coaching is the process of assisting you to create transformation in one or more areas of your life - and to build in sustainability of the transformation over a period of time.
It helps you to discover and become deeply connected with what you really want in life, and then provides a supportive, empowering environment to have you achieve your dreams. Some of the areas of life where success coaching can make a major contribution are business, health, finances, relationships, emotions and spirituality.
My magic lies in enabling you to
My magic lies in enabling you to powerfully effect changes in these areas: