Triathalons and paddling in the moonlight

Doing things you never thought you could do, one step at a time

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I work with Gemma.  She is good at her job.  And quiet.  She doesn't brag about the fact that she gets up in the dark to paddle (kayak) along the canal in the dark, even when she is terrified.

I wanted to have a conversation with Gemma for my podcast because I find her inspiring.  I love her story of how she hit 40 and changed her life from being a pub-kind-of-girl, to one who did triathalons even when she didn't think she could.

I used to think that women who did that kind of 'extreme' stuff were made differently; more fearless, stronger, kind of super-women who I could never aspire to emulate.  But the truth is so much better than that, because Gemma's courage and determination is like a beacon to all of us who think we can't.

I hope you enjoy the conversation in the link above.

Julie

www.julieleoni.com

Julie Leoni

Life coach, author, podcaster, facilitator, Dr

I am a well-being coach who helps people find their 'thing'; the thing that lights you up and gives you joy and energy. Listen to my podcast; 'What's your thing?' to get inspiration.

I support people to create a less stressed life, to boost their well-being, to ask for what they want and to look after their own needs so that they can hear their heart's call and live a more empowered and meaningful life.

I draw on experience and training in bereavement, domestic abuse, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, Transactional Analysis and other therapeutic approaches.

I have 2 sons who I love loads (and who sometimes drive me crazy). I'm a Barefoot Trained coach and I got a distinction for my post-grad cert in 2011.

I have a PhD which led me to look at Emotional Intelligence in schools and I have a number of academic and professional qualifications in various types of therapy.

I have practiced meditation since I went to India over 30 years ago and I'm a yoga teacher. I have written a couple of books, I teach psychology and work with a large variety of coaching clients.