Be the director of your own life.
Choose where you want to take it.
If not now, when?
In my early 20's I made the decision to travel.
At the time, I had no money, and no sense of direction, but I knew in my heart that it was something I wanted to do.
To achieve the dream, I took on 4 jobs and worked 80 hour weeks for almost a year so that I could explore the other side of the world. However, weeks before I was due to leave Cornwall to fly out to Australia, I got sick with glandular fever.
A few days later I received a call to tell me my tour had been cancelled!
Despite these hiccups, I stubbornly decided that I had worked so hard for so long, that I couldn't just give up on the dream.
So I boarded the plane and set off to the other side of the world to figure it out by myself.
Since that day, I've been lucky to have been able to immigrate to New Zealand. I have also been hugely fortunate to have travelled to some pretty darn amazing places around the world and tick off many things from my bucket list! From walking parts of the Great Wall of China to volunteering in an orphanage in Eastern Europe, to taking to the skies to do a wing-walk!
Over the years I have put myself out of my comfort zone to face several fears!
I've gone from freezing on stage unable to introduce myself, to presenting at international conferences. I have held myself back for years refusing to drive, to buying a car and driving across two islands to live the dream of living in the South Island of New Zealand!
I don't know how my life would have turned out had I not travelled that day, but I do know that some of the most rewarding moments I have had in my life, have come from allowing myself to scratch the itch that just kept coming back to me.
By listening to the voice buried within, I gave myself the opportunity to try,
to break down those barriers, overcome fear, step outside my comfort zone, and prove to myself that I can actually do this.
My motivational drive has been knowing that my tomorrow may never come and being eternally grateful for reaching the age I am at, when so many others do not get to live this privilege.
If you are happy with your life, I applaud you.
Smile wide and enjoy these precious moments, because life is so so short.
If you want things to change, and are ready to put in the work to make your dreams a reality, then there is no greater time than now.
Interested in working with me?
"Tessa has a sympathetic ear that makes everything okay without any judgement on character, situation or viewpoint."
Patience - Tessa has a calming presence and a positive attitude.
High level of emotional intelligence - Tessa understands people and emotions.
Non-judgmental listener - Tessa provides a safe space for people to be themselves.
Wellbeing focused - Tessa has a genuine care for people to be able to function at their best.
Experienced the hard-knocks of life - Tessa knows how hard life can be and has learnt strategies to support her wellbeing, she has empathy and resilience.
Master's degree in
Bachelor's degree in
Applied Science (Psychology)
To problem solve and express yourself
To continuously learn to unlock your full potential
Being excited about life and the possibilities it brings
Being respectful of individual needs and experiences
The most rewarding journeys are the ones that push us out of our comfort zone.
Whether it's wing-walking, public speaking, changing careers, travelling on your own, or taking a leap of faith to follow your hopes and dreams.
You'll never regret taking that first step.
My mission is to help people feel empowered to overcome life barriers, so they can be the best version of themselves, be a positive role model to others and love the life they are living.
If you're ready to take that step, if you have an itch that keeps coming back to you, if you have dreams that aren't being listened to, if you want more from life than what you're currently getting, get in touch. You owe it to yourself to live a life you're proud of, because life is short.