It’s a great privilege to introduce Jacqui Snider to our team at Eat Play Thrive. Jacqui has a skill and gift in assisting individuals and groups to explore what is possible, find clarity of purpose and follow through on set goals. She is open, honest and transparent with a genuine interest in helping others to succeed in life. I hand you over to Jacqui…
Hello to everyone,
I am new to this community, but already I am feeling very welcome. I thought it would be good to share a little bit of my story with you, so you get to understand how I came to be doing the work I love to do.
I am a mother of 3 children aged between 20 and 26, I am a marathon runner and yogie. I have also been an Occupational Therapist for the last 30 years. I have spent those 30 years working in a number of different areas including Mental health, Community Health, OH&S and in the Disability Sector. I have worked with people from all ages and stages, including families and children in various different settings.
Across all of these settings, I began to notice that “communication and connection” were the all important factors in determining success in all of these varied experiences. It was this particular observation that piqued my interest and growing fascination with “what makes people tick” and that ultimately led to me adding coaching to my ever expanding repertoire.
As part of my learning to be an effective coach, I thought it was important for me to experience being coached myself. In my first session I can remember reflecting on the many projects that I had started and never finished and how frustrated I had felt coming so close to an outcome but never experiencing the pleasure of seeing it all the way to the end. I went on a mission to discover why I would behave in such a self-defeating way and what a journey it has been!
I was astounded by the number of positive changes I was able to make in such a short period of time. I probably wouldn’t be here writing this blog, if it wasn’t for the coaching that I had! In short, I have personally experienced how powerful coaching can be in helping one to find clarity, create direction and take the consistent massive action needed to get you where you want to go.
I have learned that it really matters who you hang with and how much easier it is to expand your comfort zone, when those you are hanging with are on a similar path.
How would it be for you if you were able to expand your comfort zone and see more of your goals all the way to the finish line?
I would love to meet you, so please feel free to pop your head in or get in touch to say hello……
Occupational Therapist and Transformational Coach