My passion for people, the mind and mindfulness

I set up Tall Spaghetti because I’m fascinated by people and the mind.  I am passionate about mental and emotional well-being and about our internal state and their impact on how we experience the world and operate in it.  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 flourish.

Expanding my horizons

In my 20s, I spent 5 years living abroad.  During that period, and also subsequently, I undertook extensive independent travel to some far flung places.  For me this diversity of experience was mind-opening and was a catalyst for reflection on life and happiness.  This led to enriched perspectives and ongoing explorations of the human experience.  My adventures, travel and living abroad also proved a valuable test of personal resourcefulness and resilience at times.

Pursuing my passion

Based back in the UK in the 2000s, I avidly engaged with books, courses and other resources on personal development and philosophical ideas. I became interested in the principles of positive neuroplasticity.  I developed a personal practice in mindfulness and it immediately made a strong impression.  My practice and love of this subject widens and deepens each year as I continue my enquiries in the world of meditation. In 2005, I qualified as an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner and Master Practitioner and shortly after, set up my business, Tall Spaghetti.

In line with my own commitment to continual development and to offering high quality training and coaching, in 2013, I attended mindfulness teacher training with Bangor University.  This training sat on top of my personal meditation practice which began in 2005 and my long-standing investigations into mindfulness. I adhere to the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teachers’ good practice guidelines. Mindfulness is a way of being.  It is an ever-deepening inquiry of life, the mind and being human.  My own embodied mindfulness therefore influences all aspects of my life, including any interactions with my clients.

My passion has become my work

I truly love carrying out my Tall Spaghetti work and helping people.  In organisations, I offer courses in mindfulness for the workplace, as well as training on confidence and on well-being & resilience. I also work with individuals in 1 to 1 executive coaching.  As well as my workplace training and coaching, I also offer mindfulness courses to the public.

Thirteen years and numerous happy clients later, I’m still as enthusiastic about and dedicated to my work as ever. I continue to grow, learn, explore and keep up to date with the latest developments in the field.  Now living in Sheffield, I cover Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, the Midlands and wider counties around the UK.  My style is fresh, human and honest, enabling everyone to take away practical ideas and tools and to experience positive change.

A little more about me

In addition to my enthusiasm for work-related matters, I love reading novels, doing yoga, walking in the gorgeous Peak District, and attending music festivals.

What others have to say about Tall Spaghetti’s work…

These comments are about workplace training and coaching, and public mindfulness courses and retreats.