Performance Coach | Writer | Complex Creature
Thanks for visiting this site. Here's the expected "about me" verbiage. I have several websites for my multi-faceted lifestyle - however, I consider this to be the most comprehensive site.
MY PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT
"To encourage and uplift people from all backgrounds by inspiring them to recognize their own power and providing them with tools and strategies to enhance the quality of their lives.”
I believe everyone ought to have a personal mission statement [here’s what I wrote on this].
The product of the British all-girls boarding school system (take that as you wish), I am a multi-dimensional adventurer who decided to move from London, England to the United States in the mid 1990s. Hey - what can I say? I was young. It made sense at the time. And, yes, I am glad I did!
I have a wonderfully mixed (racial, ethnic, cultural, spiritual) heritage. Yes - I loooooove the multiple bloodlines formed through my divergent ancestral DNA which make me who I am. I embrace every part of who I am. This - along with my upbringing and the colorful life I have lived, contribute to the atypical range of insight one has into the spectrum of human behavior across cultural, social, political and international boundaries.
My English name is Victoria and my Arabic name is Ayshah (which means life). I answer to both names - though these days, if someone calls me Ayshah, they've probably known me for over a decade (and have no difficulty pronouncing it...).
Some facts that may surprise you:
For several years, I sang in a 200+ Southern Baptist choir
I love hockey and played at various levels many years ago
I am an introvert. Yes. Really.
For over 2 decades, my career has spanned real estate, public relations, marketing, broadcasting, non-profit, international relations and event production and I have amassed some rather valuable skills, insight, expertise - and a substantial network of interesting people.
Some general points:
Since 2009, I have run my coaching/consulting business.
Today, I prefer to help people who help people...
Through Everwise, I coach/mentor professionals who want to develop their Executive Presence.
Change management - particularly relating to cross-cultural education, grabs my interest.
I am an advocate for social intelligence, social enterprise, the global compassionate movement, the eradication of child slavery and authentic leadership.
I like to take on diverse projects from time to time. These could be for non-profits, educational institutions or government projects.
My professional life now focuses on a more holistic approach to living my personal mission (see above) which centers around enhancing the quality of the lives of those who choose to seek me out. I also enjoy creating joy through photography - with a developing focus on portraiture.
IN MY "SPARE" TIME...
I have a heart for volunteerism and have not only volunteered for several non-profit causes but have also been instrumental in developing volunteer-based teams.
Among other things, I enjoy kickboxing, (some forms of ) yoga and hosting social events and retreats.
Over the past few years, I have written (and ghost-written) several blogs and I have a book project in the works.
So there you have it! Moi - in a relatively tidy nutshell.
MY PARTNER IN LIFE
I have been married since 1997 to a truly wonderful human being. He is an Organizational Performance Improvement Leader in his field - and a prior US Marine. We are both rather driven when it comes to our work - but I try to practice what I preach and regularly recalibrate my activities to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Sometimes, my husband does too! We both love traveling, mountain escapes and spending time by the water - and do so whenever we can. (Sounds so generic - but it's true!)
Thanks for reading - now that I am no longer a stranger (with an RBF when in concentration mode) - please feel free to get in touch!