My childhood was spent in a small rustic village in Sri Lanka called Anamaduwa. Growing up, I spent most of my time at my grandparents' house. Their house was situated next to a reservoir blanketed with white and bright pink lotus flowers and blue water lilies. Watching sun rise and sun set sitting on the wooden bench under a big tamarind tree was one of my favourite past time activities. The serenity of those moments helped me stay connected and focussed with my values, self-worth and my future in a culture and a society where a woman's role is defined (dare I say limited) the second she is born. I, on the other hand was born a book worm. I was the 'black sheep' of the family according to the many tales that my parents, neighbours, relatives and teachers say about me. If any of them cared to ask, I just wanted to define my own role in the society. I didn't know 'how', back then.
When I left school, I completed a Teaching Diploma and entered the profession with so much passion and enthusiasm. Soon, I completed a degree and created a reputation as a teacher who 'thought outside the box'. My own experiences as a 'rebel' made me feel empathetic towards such students. It made me understand them and as a result made them reconnect with their focus; something I hadn't realised back then. Before long I became a subject coordinator, leader of various projects which I lead with passion and commitment and most of all a level of understanding that touched the students. I joined a charity programme in 2005 that helped under privileged students. Whilst working as the Head Teacher of the centre, I initiated a lot of projects to support the children with the help of the community. Providing breakfast, clothes, guidance to parents, especially whose children had additional needs were some of them. This prgramme remains one of the most cherished moments of my career even today.
My love of English Literature particularly works of William Wordsworth attracted me to England. In 2008, I came to England to complete my Masters. Whilst studying towards my MA, I discovered Early Years by accident. I was mesmerised by the Early Years curriculum, especially its approach to promoting uniqueness of every individual; a rare moment for any one going in to main stream education. I completed Early years Teacher Status with University of Brighton and climbed the ladder quickly from Early Years Teacher, Deputy Manager to Manager. I even completed training as an Early Years Inspector but chose to remain 'hands on' in the field working in a setting developing staff and seeing the impact my work has on children and parents.
It took me being diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety and feeling suicidal for me to stop and look at where I was heading. As a result of the recovery process, I have gained more energy, perspective and most of all a longing to lead a meaningful life. I was questionig if I ever wanted to go back to a 9-5, pay cheque to pay cheque job? During the process of many enquiries in to various different things, I discovered Life Coaching and I have never looked back since. The process helped me discover 'how' to define my role in the society. The process helped me teardown the limiting beliefs and social conditioning that was weighing me down. Therapy, medication helped me get better, but it's Coaching that helped me reconnect with my potential. The process is unbelievably liberating. Finally, I found a meaningful way of living my life through Life Coaching.
My mission is to help as many people as I possibly can to achieve their goals in their lives