My passion for people and for personal growth
I set up Tall Spaghetti because I’m fascinated by people and self-development. I am passionate about mental and emotional well-being and about our internal state. They impact how we experience the world and how we live. I have been running Tall Spaghetti since 2005. Since then, I’ve been helping people to increase their inner ease; to get in touch with their natural strengths; and to shine in their unique way.
Expanding my horizons
I am now settled in Sheffield, but over my adult life, I have spent 5 years living abroad and undertaken extensive independent travel to some far-flung places. A large amount of these adventures took place in my 20s and I believe they were significant in me initially setting up Tall Spaghetti. For me, travel provided (and still provides) a rich diversity of experience – sights, sounds, tastes, smells – a newness – an aliveness. It enables me to tap into different parts of myself. It opens my mind and is a catalyst for reflection on life and happiness. This has fed into enriched perspectives and ongoing explorations and contemplation.
Ongoing discovery and learning
My travel and living abroad have also been a valuable test of personal resourcefulness and resilience at times. Life in general, of course, also provides a multitude of experiences and challenges, from which I learn further. I am whole-heartedly and consciously engaged in this as an ever-evolving journey. Inner exploration, personal expansion and truth-seeking are of key importance to me. I live and breathe the subject matter of Tall Spaghetti. My work is my vocation.
Over the years, I gained relevant professional qualifications. I am a trained NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner. I have a diploma in Coaching. I have completed Mindfulness Teacher Training at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University.
I have had a regular meditation practice for about fifteen years. My mindfulness meditation practice supports awareness and insight – both being integral to my work. I have taught the classic, 8-week, evidence-based MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) course.
In line with my curious nature and my own commitment to continual development, I avidly engage with books, courses and other resources connected to personal growth.
A little more about me
In addition to my enthusiasm for work-related matters, I love listening to music, dancing, reading novels, doing yoga, walking in the gorgeous Peak District and spending time with those closest to me. I make sure I indulge these interests, as I believe in the inherent value of rest, leisure and strong relationships. But additionally, this helps me to bring the ‘best me’ to my work with clients.
Tall Spaghetti today
Fifteen years and numerous happy clients later, I’m still as enthusiastic about and dedicated to my work as ever. In organisations, I work with individuals in 1 to 1 executive coaching. I also offer workplace training in Well-being & Resilience, Mindfulness and Confidence. Follow-on trainings are available for each of these days, including Personal Empowerment Training, which can also be delivered as a stand-alone training day.
Living in Sheffield, I cover Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, the Midlands and wider counties around the UK. My style is fresh, organic, human and honest, enabling everyone to take away practical ideas and tools and to experience positive change.
My larger motivation
Through increased awareness, we can tune into ourselves more, liberate ourselves from our unhelpful habits and create new ways which are more aligned to our fullest expression.
I am motivated that, in my work, I get to help people to ‘raise their vibrations’ – if that language doesn’t work for you, let’s say, ‘ I get to help people to feel relaxed and vibrant’. And I support people in getting more in touch with their unique qualities and expressing these in the world. This then has a positive ripple effect. It not only helps the individual to have a more fulfilling life experience, but it also impacts their personal relationships, their working relationships, the work they do, their influence on the ethics of their business. In many diverse expressions, it contributes to the harmony, peace and brightness of the amazing world that we live in. The world needs us at our best, speaking and acting from a strong and authentic place, setting off positive ripples.