I'm just a regular girl. changing the world. one passion at a time. I love passionate conversations and ventures. My campaign is to transform the sleep walkers and the living dead at work into the talented, purposeful, self-aware creators of the world they really are. It is my utmost conviction that it is this type of workers that will enliven our socio-economic development.
I am the founder of GDL Transitions, an organisation that uplifts people in their life and career choices at individual, community and organisational levels. I consult for organisations to reconcile mission with profits.
I hold a number of diplomas, notably in International Business, International Development Studies, Development Economics, Project Management, Life & Executive Coaching (and Tennis Coaching).
I have written articles, delivered talks, presentations and workshops on many empowering subjects in the UK, USA, France and Central America.
I am the International Head of CPD at the International Institute of Coaching (IIC).
I am the Official Guide to Career Development at #1 self-improvement website Selfgrowth.com
I speak French, English, Spanish and German.
I am also a passionate tennis coach to the little grown-ups and the big kids.
Finally, I still have two eyes, two ears, one nose and almost all my teeth.
My campaign is to get rid of the sleep walkers and the living dead.
"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." ~Sir Winston Churchill
"One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes." ~Benjamin Disraeli
"The things that one most wants to do are the things that are most probably worth doing" ~Winifred Holtby
"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable." ~Sidney J. Harris
"In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it." ~Robert Heinlein
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." ~Mark Twain
"In a world where there is so much to be done. I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do." ~Dorothea Dix
"Good design can't fix broken business models." ~Jeffrey Veen
"To succeed as a team is to hold all of the members accountable for their expertise." ~Mitchell Caplan
"Strive for excellence, not perfection." ~H. Jackson Brown Jr.
"Try not to become of man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." ~Albert Einstein
"The best way to sound like you know what you're talking about is to know what you're talking about." ~Author Unknown
"There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject, then to get your subject into yourself, and lastly, to get your subject into the heart of your audience." ~ Alexander Gregg
"Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening." ~Dorothy Sarnoff
"Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival." ~W. Edwards Deming
"Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television.." ~David Letterman
"Wear the old coat and buy the new book." ~Austin Phelps
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book." ~Groucho Marx
"That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way." ~Doris Lessing
"It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not." ~James Gordon
"I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you." ~Oprah Winfrey
"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.." ~Henry Van Dyke
"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom." ~ Albert Einstein
"Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.." ~Cicero
"Abundance is, in large part, an attitude.." ~Sue Patton Thoele
"Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It's good to be silly at the right moment." ~Horace
My passion and vision is that of a world where people feel free to express their talents and be natural experts through the blossom of their potential. A world everybody cooperates, realising that the individual is here to contribute to the whole. My book, Passion Pays, exposes an account of real stories and astute analysis of people who making a living, making a life, making a difference. What does it mean and what does it take? Really.
To learn more about me:
You can follow me on Twitter: @GenieCoach
Facebook Page: facebook.com/passionpays