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Sense of Direction

Get to know me
and my philosophy


I used to be a dentist.

I had a good life. I worked in a good job that paid the bills and I was helping people. To the outside world I was very ‘successful’, well respected within my chosen field, had a partner, a wide circle of friends and earned a good income. I should have been happy. I felt guilty that I wasn't. I couldn't silence the nagging doubt that ‘there must be more to life than this.’


But this was such a vague thought, a feeling of being lost and not knowing which way to turn. I wanted happiness, but happiness was elusive and I didn't how to attain and sustain it. So I carried on as before in a routine job and routine life with set patterns, not making any changes because I didn’t know what changes to make or how to make them. 

For 15 years I told myself I should be grateful, these were first world problems, I need to change myself and my attitude. Just be happy with your life! 

Until finally I couldn't take it anymore. I left dentistry, my partner and the UK, and went travelling, much to everyone's dismay and consternation. It was absolutely the cliché journey of self-discovery. I went on a long and winding journey until I finally realised that my purpose in life is to work with others who are feeling lost and are looking for a sense of direction.

If my story resonates with you, take the next step to finding meaning in your life and work and book a free 20 minute consultation to see if we are a good fit for each other.


It's never too late...

It's never to late to find and follow your calling in life. We're here for a purpose, but that purpose may not be revealed to some of us for quite a while. I spent the first half of my life in a job I hated.

It wasn't until my thirties when I realised I could lead a different life, and I became a careers consultant. Though dentistry is a noble profession, it wasn't what I was born to do. But I needed to go down that path to discover my purpose.

All of your life experiences have been getting you ready for this moment. Nothing has been wasted, you've made no 'mistakes', every choice you've made has led you here.

Now it's time to take the next step and I'm here to help you decide which direction to head. 

Image by Erda Estremera

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud

was more painful than the risk

it took to bloom.

Anaïs Nin



  • Masters of Applied Science by Research (University of Southern Queensland). I conducted a study on how international Chinese business students develop bridging social capital in Australia to improve their self-perception of their employability.

  • Graduate Certificate in Careers Education and Development (RMIT University)

  • The Coach Apprentice Program (The Blackson Group) - a 9 month coaching and leadership training intensive

  • Career Counselling, Coaching and Assessment (Bright and Associates)

  • Career Development Practitioner Certificate (College for Career Practitioners)


As well as my personal experience described above, I've spent over 20 years' working with diverse clients including long-term unemployed, people with disabilities, university students and those seeking a career change. 

Sense of Direction | ABN 19 339 781 411

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