driven by impact
Making an impact is at the heart of everything I do; it’s my fuel, it’s what drives me.
In 2012, after spending two and a half years of excessively losing weight and destroying my relationship with food, exercise and my body, I ended up at anorexia's death door.
After months in and out of the hospital, weigh-in after weigh-in, check-up after check-up, I decided to pull myself out of the children's mental health unit to embark on my own journey to recovery.
Three months later, I ran a 10KM in support of Beat - the UK's largest eating disorders charity. Six months later, I ran a half marathon and shared my story on BBC Radio 1. Nine months later, I shared my story on national television, ITV Good Morning Britain. Twelve months later, I was presented with the national media campaigning award at the House of Commons by Beat.
I spent the next six years on a self-directed recovery plan to defeat an incredibly destructive illness that took my mind and body to places I would never have imagined of reaching. While in recovery, I joined KPMG, and at the same time partially completed the ACA qualification with the ICAEW, and a degree in Accounting and Finance with the University of Durham.
In 2015, alongside my work and studies, I launched my first venture, The Instinctive Investors, a social-educational platform that connected finance, business and economics university students through knowledge sharing.
After leaving KPMG in 2017, I went onto run the Amsterdam Marathon, close my chapter with anorexia, work with Centrepoint as a street fundraiser, build a small agency for early-stage startups, speak and facilitate workshops at organisations of all shapes and sizes, and launch my private coaching practice.
I am a coach, speaker and entrepreneur.
I run my private coaching practice targeting individuals who are 16-30 years old, providing a safe, comfortable and confidential space for the next generation to explore, discover and transform.
I deliver inspiring talks and workshops around mental health, personal development and entrepreneurship at schools, universities and organisations of all shapes and sizes.
My extensive work with charities and the media has also provided me with the opportunity to share my story on ITV News, Sky News, BBC Newsround, BBC Teach, BBC News, a Channel 4 documentary, and other local and national magazines and newspapers. I continue to fight the stigma around mental health and advocate for early-intervention and better access to support and professional mental health services for young people.
But my journey does not stop here. I am furthering my education by working towards a BSc Psychological Counselling Degree at London South Bank University, and the future holds further study, specifically focusing on psychotherapy.
The journey continues...