Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. I’m Zoe, born in Cardiff Wales, i’ve lived and travelled all over the world and am now back in the UK, after my last large travelling stint in Bali and India.
The Business Self
For most of my adult life, I’ve supported multinationals and SMEs to launch products into the retail channel with a focus on EMEA. I’ve worked in marketing, advertising, business strategy, business development, and consulting. If you put all of those different elements together the core skills I learned aand really enjoyed are relationship management and communication.
The Spiritual & Creative Self Experiment
In 2017 I accepted that it was time for a change, so in 2018 I literally packed everything up, turned off social media and writing on this blog and went to live in Bali and India on a creative sabbatical. I decided I needed space, time and peace away from the world to get lost a little and to find out why I am here, on this planet.
In May 2018, I gave up alcohol, nicotine and anti depressants, while I was living in Bali. All the same day. I don’t think I would recomend this to anyone, unless they are in a supportive environment, but it was the right thing for me, as it was time for me to face my demons, and at the same time dive into a new world.
I was open-minded about what I would learn and naturally I’m very curious so I experimented. Reiki, women’s circles, business circles, tarot reading, poetry, magical story writing and musical therapy. Some of these skills, I ended up teaching and mentoring, in both one-to-one and group formats.
I did not advertise or talk about it on social media, I just allowed what was supposed to happen to turn up. Again to tie the many threads together, the core of what I learned is deep listening to myself and others without judging and how to hold space for people to open up and be themselves. To lean into their authenticity.
The Life-Changing Accident / The Shift
In 2020 I had a near-fatal accident in India during COVID, which left me with a left brain injury. The damage is in the area of language, emotions, memory and expression. Now, 2 years later, I have gone from not being able to remember my name, speak or read properly to being about 70% functional in terms of information processing. One of the reasons that I channel / write so many poems is that it really helps me, to emotionally process and accept what’s going on for me personally and in the collective.
Learning Acceptance & The Breakthroughs
What I set as my intention when healing from this accident was acceptance. Acceptance not just of the accident, but acceptance of how life can change at any moment. Acceptance of reality. Our goals and expectations often don’t go to plan, and things come in the way. There can be frustration, anger and many other emotions.
Acceptance of change can be very difficult when we live in a world with a heavy focus on careers and linear achievements. Life is not like that, but this can be a bitter pill to swallow, and the pill that I have learned to swallow over and over.
So now it’s time to bring all of my learnings together from the business and the creative world into little neat and structured packages. My first product offer is Acceptance Mentoring which I’m happy to cover for more personal as well as business issues.
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