If you want to get to a place of knowing that putting yourself first is the least selfish thing you can do, this is for you.

Hi, I’m Lea (pronounced Lee-uh, not Lee) and I’m a writer, strategist and coach. I’m also a home-educating mother of two, partner to a wonderful woman, and most definitely a foodie!

I left the corporate world in 2004 to figure out how to create a life of more freedom by running my own business. It turns out that creating more freedom was really about getting better at running my own life (instead of letting life run me), figuring out how to put Me First, and embarking on an ongoing discovery about who I actually am!

Why Me First? If I’m asking you to go deep then I want to earn your trust and go deep myself first.

That’s why I share what I do on this site about my own journey and path – because when you’re being encouraged to shine a light into some of those dark corners and recesses you’ve never dared look at before, it can help if someone else goes first. So, me first…

Building your business in stormy weather

An Unexpected Challenge of Me First: How To Build & Run A Business When You Don’t Feel Like It. At All. Ever!

These days the thought of opening up my laptop, staring at the screen and putting energy into anything resembling work is the very last thing I want to do. This is extremely strange, uncomfortable and unfamiliar territory for me. I have usually found solace in...
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Being Adopted: The Journey, Part 1

Being Adopted: The Journey, Part 1

When you start to explore something that you've been in denial about your entire life, two life-changing things can happen*: The stories and narratives you have always told yourself get blown out of the water. You realise that who you think you are, i.e. some of the...
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My Very First Experience of Me First: On Luck, Choice and Belonging

My Very First Experience of Me First: On Luck, Choice and Belonging

When I wrote about the frustrating irony of Me First, and how it relates to me wanting to be ok with my loved ones choosing themselves first, I missed off one important Me First – my very first experience of that – which has undoubtedly shaped the me I am today: My...
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Me First because too many of us put everyone else first and still expect to keep giving of ourselves from a cup half full (or half empty, depending upon your perspective).

My work focuses on helping you figure out what “Me First” means to you, how to actually put yourself first without the guilt and shame so many of us feel when we do this, and how to use the Me First mindset to create the life, business/career and relationships you’ve always wanted.

If you choose, you can begin your journey of discovery to find out what “Me First” looks like for you…