I was born and raised in South Africa. After completing an honours degree in Social Work, I spent a year backpacking in Europe. It was during these travels that I met my husband, a Canadian with Dutch origins. We currently live in Canada with our two sons, where I am studying through the Coaches Training Institute and writing for a magazine.

I am a long time worship leader at my church, dog-lover, member of Toastmasters and appreciator of all things beautiful – art, photography, nature. People matter to me. My journey through fear, insecurity and self-doubt lead me to write this blog. I’m passionate about helping people recognize what is holding them back so that they can move beyond the shadows towards clarity, courage, compassion and confidence.

Beyond the Shadow is a blog written for ordinary people who want to live extraordinary lives.