Please call me Angie, most people do.
Let us become acquainted if you will. I am a South African living in Germany who arrived here the long way around by first living outside of my homeland in New York City and Singapore. After graduating from high school I went on to study food technology which was not my first choice or dream job.
As a child I was fascinated by people and loved to know what made them tick and this led me to apply for a bursary to study social sciences. However, I was one of those pupils who applied herself to the bare minimum and did not earn the straight A's required for the bursary. I made a rather hurried second choice, and while at the time this was heart-breaking and truly felt like second best, that choice has taken me down amazing pathways on this journey called life. I have often marvelled at how something seemingly so bad could actually become so good!
With this scientific background I went on to work for a Flavour and Fragrance House and was trained in Europe as a Flavourist who creates flavours for food, beverage and oral care products.
While living in Singapore in 2007 I used the opportunity to study and train as a Life Coach as my first love - people - had never left me. Working as a Flavourist, I filled various management and leadership positions within the organisations I worked for and had a good reputation within the industry, so making the transition from Flavourist to Coach was not easy. Leaping out of my comfort zone took a lot of faith, but what a rewarding and fulfilling experience it has been.
What could you expect from me as your coach? I am pragmatic, down to earth, approachable, compassionate and challenging. I am intuitive; solutions focused and certainly believe we should have fun as we work together. I will always give my best when working with you and seek to serve you in an adaptive way which is best suited to your needs. I love seeing people grow and unleash their potential and it's a privilege to be invited along on their journey. I hope to be afforded this honour with you too.
I believe teachers are learners who have placed themselves in the service of others. Throughout my life I have had so many inspiring, wonderful teachers and mentors and in some small way I would hope to serve you as your coach as we continue to learn together.