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“Yesterday, I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi

Most people know me as...

the doctor who went from hospital medic to advisor to the United Nations. The one who delivered babies in a war zone, was part of a pandemic response team and spoke at the WHO. And then left it all behind...

What most people don’t know about me...

My quarter-life crisis.

Everything looked great. 

But inside something was missing. 

I felt lost and disconnected.

It took me a few years to understand what was happening and a couple more to figure out what to do about it.

I started to understand who I was on the inside beyond my achievements. I started to feel more free.

 

One day, I bumped into someone in a lift and everything started to change on the outside.

 

First, I realised my teenage vision of working to improve population health at international level.

 

Then, I connected with a new vision and my career took a direction I had never expected, bringing me to where I am today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

People contact me when...

they're unsure what to do next in their career and they've tried a lot of other things. They have a sense that something else is possible for them. But they feel stuck and don't know what to do next. They doubt themselves and whether their hopes are realistic. In a world where most people seek the safety of conventional success, they see something bigger and want to be true to themselves.

I love...

my home in a quiet part of London, meaningful conversations and the occasional horse riding in the woods. My family and friends know that my biggest weakness is chocolate.

One of my favourite quotes:

Success isn't getting validation.

It's realising you never needed it

If you're no longer chasing success and wondering what's next, we should talk.

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