About Me

 

Counsellor/coach, educator, artist, globe trotter • 30+ years of  international education, leadership, performance, and arts management

Hello, I’m Lorelei.

What can I tell you? I am a project oriented individual and have a number of passions. I am a life and professional performance coach and consultant; a counsellor; a teacher of drama, multimedia and marketing (and for many years I taught and was head of English); a world traveller; a teacher of meditation and Mindful Self-Compassion; and an artist with an insatiable appetite for learning and innovation across cultures.

You can find my CV on LinkedIn here.

My professional music bio summarizes my adventures in travel here.

Learn more about my teaching here.

COACHING

My coaching clients are creative and compassionate leaders with a focus on professional achievement that carefully considers balance for optimal performance. Many of my clients are experienced professionals on a trajectory to work overseas or in need of a business brand or personal image change. I work with clients in need of assistance with contract negotiation.

Additionally, I coach creatives, entrepreneurs and organisational leaders keen to get better results in their businaesses. This often requires personal growth in addition to business development. What does this mean? While I can help you build your website and coach on your strategic business plan, what I find is that clients generally need help with decision making, prioritizing goals, and execution of plans to get them to where they want to go – faster.

My clients and I also examine issues such as organizational relationships and leadership. My background in global business management and education provides the basis for this consultancy work.

COUNSELLING

If you are in need of more personal support, I also counsel individuals suffering from grief, loss and existential upset due to death, illness, career crisis and relationship problems.

I particularly understand the needs of expatriates who have unique circumstances to deal with on top of the usual difficulties in life.

I have a passion for suicide prevention and have worked in the UK with Samaritans as a volunteer listener as well as a Director of Outreach in Manchester, and I am a dedicated trainer and supervisor of school peer support programs that adapt this work for teens. If you are grappling with depression, reach out.

MOTIVATIONAL COACHING COMBINED WITH PERSONAL TRAINING AND COMMUNAL SUPPORT FOR HEALTH AND HEALING

I work with clients dealing with the often complex challenges of chronic pain/illness and post injury recovery, which can be very emotionally fatiguing and frustrating. I know. I have survived multiple car accidents in my early twenties. I understand how to manage chronic pain.

I have a particular passion for weight loss, diabetes reversal, metabolic syndrome and midlife issues. I believe that health is foundational to happiness, and all people should plan for a healthy lifestyle and can benefit from coaching, particularly in the areas of weight training, which I love.

I run multiple compassion and creativity focused projects. One is a long-term group dedicated to the healing of women, which was inspired in 2017 by the deep concern I have felt for some years now over the lack of women in leadership organizationally and socio-politically, and the need to help women gain the courage and skills, as well as the economic status and savvy, to enter more powerful streams for decision-making and the governance of our planet.

These are just a few things I care about and spend my time doing when I am not in the classroom working with teens, parents and teachers. Drop me a line if I can help you.

Best, Lorelei
dunecoaching.com

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4 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Wow! You have done so well for yourself!
    Have not seen you since D S Mackenzie School some
    25 years ago and I heard a song tonight and thought of you.

    Sending warm thoughts and energy your way!
    Cheers!
    Gary Smith

  2. Hi Gary! Nice to hear from you. Wow! DS? Ages ago. 🙂 I see you’re with my old employer in Canada. Find me on FB and let’s catch up.

  3. I am one of your students from Alhada. Just saying hi!!! Amazing website btw!

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