To reveal the secret within you and to cultivate your freedom of expression
Each and every one of us, including young people, have the right to our own opinions and communicate our own views and ideas to others, as well as receive information, without fear of repercussions or censorship. And yet, we are living in a society of angry and offended people, who cancel culture and quash the voice of many.
I was affected by adult anger as a child, and I was often told that children should be seen and not heard. This fundamentally diminished my own self-worth, trust in others and caused the development of depression. Furthermore, I often hear from many young people that they don’t know how to tell their parents, or their teacher, just how their angry behaviour makes them feel, and most believe they don’t have the right to share their thoughts either.
However, I refer to and summarise Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states that ‘Every child has the right to express their views, feelings, and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously’. And Article 13; ‘Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions’.
In view of this, I am on a mission to share my own lived experience, to defend the rights of the child, and promote the #MyVoiceMatters project to every young person, to encourage them that their voice matters.
It’s easier to build strong children than restore broken adults – with this in mind, it is my vision that all young people globally, will each have their own Anger Advocate. In addition to this, I aim to train other mental wellbeing professionals to become Positive Anger Coaches, who will support young people to use their anger positively, to help build their self-confidence, and develop assertive communication skills, so that they can flourish and thrive in all areas of their life.
Using anger positively develops emotionally intelligent children. They then will grow into healthy functioning adults, who will be able to use non-violent communication, which in turn will positively contribute to developing peace across the world.
Activist - Coach - Educator
I'm the founder of Ascend Beyond, a social enterprise with a mission to improve the lives of young people affected by adult anger. As part of Ascend Beyond, I am also researching the psychological perspectives of anger in education as part of my Ph.D.
I'm also a Coaching Psychologist, writer, speaker, academic & campaigner. I deliver workshops and talks on positive anger and mental fitness, as well as conducting research on positive education, and social change. I campaign both on and offline to advocate freedom of youth expression.
I am an award-winning serial entrepreneur and much to my surprise, I was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts for my outstanding achievements in social progress and development, such as implementing the #MyVoiceMatters initiative for young people to express themselves freely.
I have high functioning autism, which I don't feel is a disability, but rather a gift and my super-power in helping you develop self-compassion, build your confidence and fulfill your potential.
To do this, I can guide you to activate your authentic self, cultivate assertive communication, and help you use anger positively so that you can flourish and thrive in all areas of your life. What makes me distinctive and different in this work is my ability to identify and liberate the hidden blockages within you. My intuitive, empathetic, and direct approach can empower you to become the best version of yourself.
I have many successes under my belt, but I believe that my greatest achievement is my long marriage to John and being a mum to our four children.
WORK WITH ME
As your professional friend, I will support you in overcoming self-limiting beliefs, help improve your emotional wellbeing, and enhance your confidence so that you can thrive in all areas of your life.
Book chapters, Research papers
Let's write together!! I've written many articles on mental fitness, anger management, success mindset, and positive parenting. I've also written a book chapter on addressing the need for anger management in young people.
For a better tomorrow
Not everyone has the same needs. In fact, it’s hard to find two people who benefit from the exact same approach to changing lives. Therefore, let’s work together and combine our passion for positively impacting our society.