I started as a business consultant after attaining my Masters in Organisational Psychology (University of New South Wales). While leading teams on various projects, I have had the opportunity to work with adults from various organisations and interacted with adults representing different levels of the organisation (from entry level adults to CEOs). Through these interactions, it was apparent that academic success did not directly translate to success or happiness in work and life. I often came across adults and leaders who were so buoyed down by stress and responsibilities which then affects their work and their relationships with others. Adults who have attained “success” but who do not feel happy or fulfilled.
At the same time, through helping out in schools, I also noticed young children being so overwhelmed by school. Children as young as 7 years old, suffering from low morale and low self-esteem as they feel “judged” by the academic system as not being able to make the grade. These children then turned to other coping mechanisms that are physically and mentally unhealthy.
It was due to these experiences and observations that I set up Nurturing Nature. I believe that kids innately have the potential to attain academic and social successes. All they need is some clarity, direction, and tools. This toolbox of life skills will not only promote success in school but will also support success in the future as university students or working adults.
I am honoured to have trained with two wonderful and brilliant mentors: John Andrew Williams and Gretchen Wegner. I had my first “aha” moment when I came across John’s Academic Life Coaching Programme. A particular message resonated with me:
“Grades are just a reflection of study habits and systems adopted-Change the system, change the grades.”
After working with Gretchen and John, and after many personal “aha” moments while training with them, I am so excited to now work with teenagers and young adults; to introduce these concepts and tools to them so that they too can achieve these “aha” moments, and most significantly, that they are able to have a successful school life and move on to a rewarding and self-fulfilling adulthood.