Determined to stimulate positive change in the leadership and education of children.

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Hyacinth is a born entrepreneur, a self-didact, passionate parent educator, and a inner-strengths coach. 

 

My story is not a new one. I was approaching 40 years old when I realised that the reason I had such a hard time complying to classroom education, throughout my life, was because I was a self-learner and entrepreneur (i.e. a risk-taker, a strategist and an active learner), which in my school, at least, was not recognised as a thing.

The more I studied, the more wearisome it became because there was no place for my out-of-the-box way of thinking and questioning. I lost interest in traditional studies and, not surprisingly, sought and secured employment to implement and adapt the knowledge I had gained and figured the rest out on my way.

I was surprised to see, nearly 25 years later when I enrolled for a BA in Teaching English & IT, that not much had changed.

My first child helped me escape the trappings of being a PA and Legal Secretary when the firm I was working for closed down and offered me redundancy (talk about silver lining).

After my second child and burnout experience while studying to become a teacher, I was determined to do something to compliment the education of my children and enhance their self-leadership abilities. 

I went on a deep inward journey and re-discovered my inner-child and her intrinsic strengths. I allowed this to be the basis of democratic, disciplined yet loving interaction between myself and my family.

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Most of the adults I know (myself included) show signs of non-productive emotional patterns, stemming from childhood. I was keen to tackle the issues affecting my self-esteem and I firmly believe that I am now an example to my children for having the courage to admit that I had issues and undertake methods to instil self-compassion in myself to overcome them.

I have since invested much time and resources into learning and sharing how to build inner-leadership awareness in children, parents and teachers. Until recently, when asked to step out from behind my volunteer mask, I had little awareness that my knowledge combined with my unique style of interaction and communication could be valued beyond my imagination.

I've been practising coaching on a voluntary basis for about 20 years and in 2017, I accomplished a Coaching diploma and in 2019 became an EBW Certified Stop Self Sabotage Coach, which I'm very proud of.

I searched far and wide to find anything remotely affordable, logistical and stimulating and I'm glad I persevered. Now I'm here to cast some hope to others looking for the same thing, in the eventuality that you feel the click with me.

I educate. I coach. I inspire. I love. I laugh. I motivate and seek connection and meaning in all that I do.

Now that I have got this far, I am determined to be as authentic and vulnerable as professionally possible, because those are also my strengths.

If you're looking for a pragmatic, friendly coach or consultant to help uncover your hidden strengths and natural leadership potential, then book your first consultation.

Our unique collaboration is one of mutual growth, so don’t shy away from all that you can be, let’s talk today!

 

Interview with Dr. Kitiboni Adderly for Self Discovery Media