My Journey to Coaching
For many years, I enjoyed a very successful and varied career in pharmaceuticals. I found myself particularly drawn to mentoring, change and team leadership, and project management across global, multifunctional teams.
But after 16 years in a corporate role, I wanted to do something different. In a story that many can relate to, I began asking myself the question: “What next?”
Hoping to find an answer to that question, in 2014 I took part in some coaching. The experience was invaluable, as I zeroed in on what I found rewarding and fulfilling in my life, both in work and outside it.
What we identified was a love of encouraging and motivating people, delivering workshops, and facilitating positive change in others.
As a trained dancer and teacher, one of my greatest passions is leading my students through the steps of a challenging new dance, helping them find their rhythm.
It turned out that coaching and facilitating others to find their passion and direction was exactly the kind of career that had me jumping out of bed in the morning shouting “Woo hoo!”
I’d found my answer. And ever since then, I’ve been helping other people find theirs too.
What else makes Sian shout “Woo hoo!”
Life is all about finding what makes you feel fulfilled, so here’s a few things that make me feel just that.
- Dancing and teaching. I first started dancing while at university in London, where I competed for the Imperial College Ballroom team. I now teach Ballroom and Latin American classes for both adults and children, and also provide personal tuition at Mykita dance studios in Macclesfield.
- My family; in particular my two wonderful children, Owen and Morgan.
- As a self-confessed introvert, I love having time to myself to recharge and refresh.
- But as a social media addict I’m just as happy making new connections, discovering new groups, and supporting my friends!
- I grew up in Wales, and will always feel a strong affinity to the rugged beauty of the Welsh countryside and the Welsh people. I’m now based in the historic Cheshire town of Macclesfield.
“You don’t stop dancing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop dancing”
Unknown – let’s never find out if this is true!