Growing up in a foreign land, after emigrating from Zimbabwe at age eight, meant for a long time I lived as a foreigner. Everything was unfamiliar and unknown. And this sense of displacement shadowed me for many of my growing years. Most of my jobs and studies were because I sort of ‘ fell’ into them. And to this day I have no recollection of “what I wanted to be when I grew up”.
At around age 40, after lots of very painful broken friendships and relationships, I just knew two things:
1. No more of this sort of relational pattern, thank you
2. I wanted to help people, whatever that might mean
Most of the signs pointed to Life Coaching and I was pretty resistant at first. But eventually followed that path, figuring that I did not want to ask clients to go where I wasn’t willing to travel. Standing in front of that mirror has been embarrassing, painful, freeing, joyful and so life-giving!
I’m happily married to an enthusiastic, vibrant entrepreneur and am Mom to four wonderful humans - two boys and two girls. It’s a full life and I’m grateful to call it mine. But, let’s be real, this is where all my theories on relationship get tested and challenged!
I’ve always loved questions more than answers, curiosity more than direction and the more I met with women individually, the more I wanted to smash open self-inflicted and external boundaries.
This is where the tiny seedling of She Gathers began to sprout. And mostly my idea was this simple: “Just gather the girls around a table and let them talk about real stuff.”
And talking, sharing ideas, being seen, kept translating into one consistent message:
PERMISSION GRANTED... to be who you are, to do you, to lay down the measuring stick, to enjoy who you are and to find delight in the life you are living.
We are more connected, with so many of the same doubts and fears, than we ever expected. Building these tables, holding the kind of conversations that touch on real stuff, is me at my most alive! I look forward to welcoming you to a seat in the circle!