Esther has been passionately engaged in the fields of creativity and human potential for over 30 years, teaching disciplines such as yoga and meditation, creativity, dance and the keys to confidence. She is a visionary artist, fashion designer and writer and co-authored the companion book to the internationally acclaimed and bestselling Starman Tarot. Approaching 60 and having coached hundreds of women over the years, she has recently devised her latest Coaching Radiance Program for mid-life women who are eager for change, determined at last, to fully activate their dreams.
Extraordinarily well travelled, Esther at 50 realised her own incredible dream to escape the overcast, cold and isolating winters of the UK to go and live in Bali, the Island of the Gods with her husband and young daughter Solaria. She lived in Ubud for 3 years and developed her passion and ideas for Chakrita, a range of jewelry, clothes and accessories, while deepening her spiritual practices and developing her coaching model.
They all thrived in the sunshine and the lush green environment of coconut palms and ricefields, they thrived in the exciting, entrepreurial atmosphere of the young expat community and above all, they received the Spirit of the beautiful Balinese people who are so creative, gracious and playful.
Later returning to the UK and finding a new home in the creative hub of Bristol, Esther missed the uplifting connection and smiles of the Balinese people, so she resumed a fortnightly practise of Free Hugging on Bristol's streets - something she had committed to for over a decade. Then 'covid' struck and because of 'social distancing', she was forced to stop.
Sensing an even greater need for positive connection and like the Buddha believing that the shortest distance between two people is a smile, she initiated a weekly practise of taking a sign saying Free Smiles whilst out on her daily walk with a big smile on her face. Two and half years later and her practise has intensified so that she can be seen 5 mornings a week dancing and singing with a smile, reknowned for smiling and cheering people up whatever the weather. She has recently been interviewed and featured on BBC Points West and BBC Bristol Radio with her feelgood Free Smiles Campaign.
Aged 59 she launched her Fashion Radiance label in November of last year at the Bristol Fashion Show at the spectacular Mount Without and in March headlined with 14 models of every conceivable age, for the Butterfly Within Charity Fashion Show to raise awareness of the rich diversity of beauty in women as part of International Women's month.
Now 60 and the dawn of a new age, old age apparently, she is determined to rewrite the script of aging and bring together and catalyse a generation of women who feel excited about the prospect of graduating into their 'wisdom years'.
With over 15 years of professionally coaching clients in my private practise and on retreats around the world and an additional 15 years experience teaching groups in the personal growth field, I have discovered that the key to unleashing your personal power and transforming the world around you, is the opinion you hold of yourself.
I have certificates and diplomas in both Life and Motivational Coaching from Newcastle University (2004), have a Masters in Business NLP (2007) and hold a certificate and diploma in Hypnotherapy (2006). I have trained in Re-evaluation counselling and explored modalities as diverse as Reiki, cranial sacral therapy and breathwork.
My 20 years experience of drumming, percussion and singing, combined with my 35 year journey of personal growth has helped lay the foundations to facilitate 'medicine journeying' and Shamanic work.
I've also very recently revisited my skills in group facilitation with training through Bristol Women's Voice. I am an accomplished public speaker, an Advanced Toastmaster and I believe that the time has come for women to stand in their beauty, wisdom and power. It is time to awaken, express and lead with our Radiance
We are all on an incredible journey sharing the ideas, feelings and tremendous skills we have been gifted but often it takes years of undoing negative conditioning to learn to really value yourself. The most valuable work you can do in the world is to honour your own life journey and hold yourself in high self-esteem. You must believe in yourself. Out of this well of inner strength and creative resourcefulness - the feminine principle, can spring a wealth of ideas for a compelling future that nourishes your own soul and the humanity of those we love.
When we gift ourselves the possibility of connecting with our deepest desires, we give ourselves the opportunity of identifying those gaps between our renewed aspirations and what is actually occuring in life. We begin to create a vision that can inspire and ignite change, that activates the wholeness of who you are as a woman.
However, instead of imagining your future and identifying the 'action' steps that will take you towards your goals - the traditional masculine approach to realising change, we need to go deeper and create from the inside out. We learn to uncover and recognise the thoughts, the old 'story' and belief patterns, that 'inner glass ceiling' that predictably shoots holes in our dreams.
Gently then, we build a new story and experience of ourselves, co-creating with the Universe and getting comfortable with not knowing how things are going to unfold - of allowing impulses and insights to emerge from the great womb of life. We show up and with powerful intention, fashion a quality of 'being' that elicits the natural energy and flow of authentic action. Through purpose-ful action we then can realise all the abundance we could ever wish for.
The pathway of manifesting what we really want in life therefore is a path of growth and for that we need a 'support structure' and practices to align ourselves with, so that we can show up for life and grow ourselves on the path. We need the energy, aliveness and power to present ourselves day in day out, whatever the emotional weather. We need to make that shift to a purpose driven, heart-centred, inspired way of living. I am here to help you make that shift, to breakthrough your inner glass ceiling and activate your intuition, receiving the insights and inspired action that will lead you to fulfil your potential, starting right here and now.