For the last 5 years, I’ve been helping people with hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders. Now I want to turn this passion into a career.
A lifechanging experience
After losing the hearing in my left ear 5 years ago
, my life was turned upside down. I had no idea how I was going to live my life without full sound.
I started writing my blog
. Writing helped me deal with some difficult emotions.
Through writing my hearing loss blog, people from all over the world started to contact me, people like me, struggling with isolation, depression, loneliness, and other hearing issues.
A new focus
In November 2019, I set up my online hearing loss support group
to enable people with similar experiences to connect. This wonderful community now has over 650 members and continues to grow.
More recently, I became the founder of the Sudden Hearing Loss Support
website. This website is a source of support and information for anyone affected by sudden hearing loss.
It was clear I had a new focus. I was passionate about supporting people going through similar experiences to me, helping them to move forward with their lives.
An ended career
Last year I ended my teaching career of almost 15 years. It turned out that a noisy, busy classroom was a huge trigger for my hearing and balance issues.
I had always been a teacher. What else could I do?
After discussing my options with a friend, I realised the answer was staring me in the face this whole time: Learn how to help others through life coaching.
Continuing to help others
Coaches assist with lifestyle changes and provide encouragement along the way. I was already doing this. Why not make this into a career?!
Starting a business to help people with hearing issues allows me to continue the work I’ve been doing, and provide a professional service to those who require more personalised and ongoing support.
How you can help!
I’ve found the perfect course
to become a certified coach, but I need some help raising the funds to pay for it.
Here’s where all you wonderful people can help. I am asking for your support in achieving my goal, enabling me to continue helping people with hearing issues.
Please donate if you are able to—every donation will be appreciated and no donation is too small. And, please share this fundraiser with friends and family, and on your social media platforms!
The crowdfunding will initially be for one month, until November 7th, at which point I will decide whether or not to continue raising funds.
A little incentive
For every donation, I’m offering a free coaching session. If you would like to take me up on this offer, just leave a comment on this page and I will be in touch.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story and for any kind donations. I’ll keep you all posted on my journey :)