The journey to
MOTiVATE. iNSPiRE. MOTiVATE.


My Mindful Creativity process has evolved over the years as I have grappled with my own situation. I have been stuck many times in my life, in a range of different, difficult circumstances. Circumstances which could have been overwhelming or kept me despondent. Yet I seem to always come through, embarking on new creative projects with a sense of excitement.

I have managed to get through moving to a new country four times with no pre-arranged job, divorce, completing a PhD, cancer, life-saving emergency surgery, and a global pandemic. And those are just the BIG things that I have had to navigate.

I believe the reason that I have managed to get myself UNSTUCK and start thriving each time I found myself in a challenging situation is because of my creative practice. It has been developed through facing problems, big and small, and finding solutions to move my life forward.

Everything I have learnt along the way has become integrated into the 9-step process upon which my programs and coaching is based.



As I have learnt more about my own creative process, read books and done courses containing other people’s ideas about creativity, I have refined my process. However, the essential elements remain the same.

Some of the key elements of my process originated in the work of eminent thinkers and authors in the creative, education, psychology and spiritual fields. Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way helped me in my late twenties to develop my painting. Parker J. Palmer’s The Hidden Wholeness and other works formed the basis of my approach for my PhD. I read Caroline Myss’s Anatomy of the Spirit when my father was diagnosed with cancer, thereby developing a strong belief in the connection between mental and physical wellbeing. Thomas Moore’s Care of the Soul gave me an appreciation of the beauty and compassion available in our everyday lives.

Everything I have learnt along the way has become integrated into the 9-step process upon which my programs and coaching is based.