But it’s not just about work…
Originally from Quebec, Canada, I came to London in 1992 for 6 months. I liked the place so much that I’m still here 20 odd years later.
I discovered I could write in primary school when I got some poetry published in the yearbook. In college, I studied psychology, languages and translation and toyed with the idea of becoming a journalist.
To be honest, I toyed with the idea of becoming many things and for a long time, I thought that was ‘bad’. After working as a translator, an insurance broker, in desktop publishing and as a computer programmer, I finally clicked that what I liked was change, new goals and learning new things. That I would never really settle on being only one thing and that was OK.
I found my calling around 1998 when I started helping managers change the way their businesses worked and lecturing in change management at Birkbeck College (University of London) and Kingston University. As someone who helped others change, the projects I worked on were always different and I’ve transformed pretty much any part of an organisation you can think of.
As my experience of change grew, I got more and more interested in finding out what made people tick. I studied some more psychology and got qualifications in consultancy and change, hypnotherapy, NLP and coaching (amongst other things).
I had by then realised that change at work or in our own lives was the same thing and started mixing business and personal development tools to make things happen. This led to my first book Make It Fly!
I live with my husband, our 3 children and our dog not too far from London. I’m still fascinated by change and making stuff happen. If you’d like to keep up with what I think as I continue to ask myself whether we can really affect reality, read My Thoughts.