Hello, let me tell you something about myself and my
journey through life so far.
I was born in New Zealand in 1952 and after graduating
with a literary degree, trained as a secondary school
teacher and reached great heights (1m78 !) at national
level netball. I set out to see the world in 1975 and,
after meandering through Asia, Africa and Southern Europe
for 3 years, the call of love brought me to France where
the next stage of my life began.
If New Zealand is my temporal and spatial framework,
France is my school, my challenge, my depth and my future.
It is here, in France that 2 parallel pathways (the
spiritual path of yoga and the path of professional
development) have met and enriched each other and it is
here that I have developed the skills that have enabled me
to become the coach and facilitator that I am today.
The beginning of the 21st century brought a huge burst of
creative energy as if the skills I had been acquiring
while my son, Christophe was growing up finally came
together and found expression. I founded the LKB School of
Coaching in 2000, began walking the Way of Saint James of
Santiago that same year, launched a European network of
coaches in 2001 (EGG), created the LKB School of Team
Coaching in 2003 and began supervision groups for coaches
in Toulon and Paris in 2004. I began writing Heartlines in
I was one of the pioneer founder-members of the Société
Française de Coaching and lead its ethical standards and
assessment body for 4 years. When it came time to take the
hot seat myself I was assessed by the International
Coaching Federation and was recognised as an MCC (Master
Credentialed Coach) in 2002 - validated again in 2006,
2009, 2012 and 2016.
The question must arise, of course as to how all this
acquisition and creation is then directed outwards – where
is its contribution and to whom ? The simple answer
- my work finds its mark wherever people feel a need
to come together to learn and grow for a purpose whether
it be in a team, group or at an individual level.
While this may read as if I were on a solo journey, it is
obvious that my road has been peppered with meetings and
events too numerous to mention here and it has been
touched by people to whom I am eternally grateful : to
Corinne and her friendship, to Anne and her healing power,
to Jennifer and her boundless Earth wisdom, to Zena and
Beatrice for their practical artistry, to Carolyn and her
PC wizardry, to Christophe, my son who is just that, my
son, to Richard and his gentle caring, to ...
Zealand Teacher Training Diploma and Certificate (1975)
Royal Society of Arts - RSA-Dip TEFL with distinction,
Professor of Yoga, French Federation of Hatha Yoga (1993)
Master practitioner NLP, CAPNL (Paris) / New York Training
Institute of NLP (1995)
Master practitioner Eriksonian Hypnosis, New York Training
Institute of NLP (1997)
Accredited user of Team Management Systems tools; Geneva
Constellations and Systemics Representations - Systemaviva
Narrative Therapy - Pierre Blanc-Sahnoun (Cooprh - 2011)
Process Work - Maurice Brasher (2015)