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 which summarizes my adventures in travel is here.
You can learn more about my teaching here.
My particular interests are creative and compassionate leadership with a focus on professional achievement that carefully considers balance for optimal performance. My clients are experienced professionals on a trajectory to work overseas or in need of a business brand or personal image change. I also work with clients in need of assistance with contract negotiation.
So, I coach creatives, entrepreneurs and organisational leaders keen to get better results in personal and professional areas of their lives. 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 to get them to where they want to go – faster. We examine also issues such as organizational relationships and leadership. My background in global business management and education provides the basis for this consultancy work.
If you are in need of more personal support, I also counsel (over a longer period of time) individuals who are suffering from grief, loss and existential upset due to death, 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.
Additionally, 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.
Finally, 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 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.