I am the wearer of many of hats…wife, mum, friend, chef, chauffer, counsellor, advisor, activity organiser…I could go on and on and on…The thing is, I was so busy looking after everyone else’s best interests that I had neglected to look after my own. My name is Emilie. I’m 37 years old and until recently, I was very discontented.

For the past 13 years I’ve worked as a cardiac technician, and while there are many aspects of my work that I’m passionate about, there are other aspects that are no longer aligned with my values and priorities. I knew it was time for a change, but instead of changing, I just put on another hat called…’Procrastinator!’

It was a fortuitous meeting with Laura that got me thinking about actively spending some time on myself; to deal with some of the major hurdles in my life such as grief and resentment, to start feeling more at peace and contented again, and, to FINALLY make a decision on my career direction.


I have to be honest, the coaching wasn’t easy. It was confronting and it challenged me. But for once I made myself a priority and I invested in myself. I knew that if I put in the work I would be rewarded. And I was. So quickly was I able to see things in a new light, let go of baggage that had been weighing me down and identify my new career path.

This coaching has put me in momentum. I’ve got my sparkle back and I’m excited, not just about the future but about all the little steps along the way because now I know where I’m headed. Life is always going to be busy but there is never going to be the perfect time to start something, so why not start now? That’s what I did and I don’t regret it for one second.

And a special word for the mums out there…it’s ok to wear many hats but I just remember to take them off once in a while to Just. Be. Me.