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 and two golden retrievers.

I am a writer, speaker and Co-Active life coach. I am also 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, coach and speak. I’m passionate about helping people recognize what is holding them back so that they can live extraordinary lives.