My Story

Thanks for stopping by. I am guessing that by being on this page you want to know a little bit more about who I am, so let me tell you about myself…

My ethos…

I know that everyone has it in them to achieve their goals and live the life they want. Sure, it takes work, but with the right mindset, support and tools, you can live the life you want. You are in control of your own life.

What is stopping you from reaching your potential?

I know you can transform yourself and your life – and that is where the power of coaching comes in. Coaching is the vehicle that will help you get from where you are now, to where you want to be. You can create your own future and write your own story.

This is why I became a coach. I am passionate about helping people transform their lives, make the most of their time, live confidently and reach their potential.

How can I be so sure that you can be that person you want to become, and live the life you want?

I’ve learnt (and I am still learning) how to overcome fear, anxiety, being dragged down by guilt, how to say “no”, to be brave and confident enough to live the life I want and am capable of, to improve in the areas I lack confidence in, to improve my mental and physical health… I know if I can do this then so can you too.

So, what makes me special you might be thinking?

Well, nothing really. I am not special, so that is how I know that if I can start living a life I love, you can too!

Why I got in to coaching…

Despite people thinking I have a cockney accent, I grew up in your average working-class town in Kent. My mum is Japanese and moved from a tiny island called Okinawa. My dad is born and bred in the same Kentish town I was born and bred in (and in fact, so were his parents and their parents).

Whilst I had a happy upbringing, I knew that I wanted more from life, but in order to get more, I would have to become more - a better version of me.

Throughout my life, like everyone, I have had my share of hurdles and setbacks. But I have learnt that a good life doesn’t come from avoiding the bad times, but from learning to overcome them and become better from them.

When I was growing up, I had huge issues with my mum – not just the usual teenage tantrums - but because of the language and cultural barriers and my inability to identify myself as Japanese (which I am now proud to associate myself with). I was often labelled a trouble maker at school, getting expelled from lessons just a few weeks before my GSCEs and despite getting good GCSEs in the end, I spectacularly failed my AS levels. But I worked my butt off after to get in to a good university (a dream of mine to be the first in the family to go to university since I was 11) and it was actually in my final term of university that I learnt I was dyslexic rather than just a “trouble maker”!

To add to this, my teenage years and early adulthood were plagued with severe depression and battles with an eating disorder that consumed my life for over a decade.

Adult life has had it hurdles and learning curves too, such as being a military wife who would often not even get to speak to my partner on a four-month deployment, as well as getting made redundant on the same morning I got the offer accepted on our first house together (needless to say the mortgage company backed out), being evicted (and having to move in with my nan back in Kent) and various business challenges.

All this has taught me that you are not a product of your past or your situation, that you have the ability to create the life you want. You can change, you can be overcome your hurdles, you can learn to create the life you want.

If I can change and start to create the life I want, I know you can too, as I said, there is nothing special about me.

Let me help you change your mindset for success, support you to achieve the things you have your ambitions set on and give you the tools you need to reach your goals.

My beliefs…

  1. You create your own luck, happiness and reality
  2. You have to push out of your comfort zone – that is where the magic happens. You have to grow in to the person that you want to become
  3. Life isn’t about finding yourself. It is about creating yourself
  4. To take things to the next level, you have to change (and we all have the ability to change, learn and improve)
  5. You can’t pour from empty cup – you need to take care of yourself, physically and mentally, and you have to protect your mindset

And finally…

A few extra things you might not know about me.

  • I live in London with my husband, but we didn’t live together properly for the first five years of marriage
  • I am a brown belt in kick boxing
  • Despite being half Japanese, I hate wasabi (and spicy stuff in general)
  • I am pretty good at baking
  • I never get hangovers or jet lag!
  • I am obsessed with sausage dogs
  • I have never seen Star Wars
  • I think I have an addiction to peanut butter (smooth stuff – not allowed the crunchy variety)

Let me help you to become the person you want to be and live the life you want to have