Let me take you back a few years…
I first started mentoring and coaching was when I was working as a bookkeeper; I’d always find myself helping my clients to get more focused, to change their mindset, and to improve their income.
I’ve been bookkeeping since I was in my teens; although my first job was as a saleswoman! I’ve always loved numbers. And helping people by connecting them with products or services that I believe in. Even in the early years of my career, I was interested in coaching people and helping them to become their very best. In fact, over the years, I’ve invested in many of my friends, members of my community, clients and colleagues lives in various ways.
“The love you liberate in your work is the only love you keep.” – Elbert Hubbard
By the time I was 25, in 2006, I’d gained hands-on experience coaching individuals and groups, and even spent some time coaching coaches to become coaches! (Bit to get your head around.)
In my career so far I’d gained experience in tax, accounting and bookkeeping, and was working in my dream job, as an accountant with an ASX Listed company. My ambition was to one day work as a Chartered Accountant for Ernst & Young. But life had other plans. Instead of shooting to the top of my career, I fell to the bottom. Just as my career was taking off, I got hit by a car, broke my neck, and lost my job. And while it sounds terrible, looking back, it really was the best thing that could have happened to me.
After struggling with depression, and with the help of disability support, I decided to enrol at Swinburne University and earned my Bachelor of Business (Accounting).
Fast forward a few years to 2015 and I started a family, and my own business, Off The Hook Bookkeeping! Things took off pretty quickly thanks to my knack for sales and marketing. In fact, I soon I found myself getting asked for marketing help by other bookkeepers. And so, my next business, Off The Hook Websites, was born.
This is when I realised a big problem that was common among bookkeepers. They couldn’t seem to tell me exactly what they did, for whom, and why. They really needed mentoring in that area; someone to ask them questions to draw out the answers within them.
This experience inspired me to launch my first bookkeeping business training program in 2017. Then in 2018 I graduated with a double Diploma in Business Coaching and Professional Coaching, and now have a pending application with the International Coaching Federation to become an Associate Certified Coach.
As you can see, I’ve been on quite a journey to arrive here, as your mentor. Along the way, I’ve helped and mentored hundreds of business owners and bookkeepers. I’m now looking forward to helping you get results, but more importantly, to believe in yourself, discover your life-calling, and re-discover who you always knew you were meant to be.