Anne-Marie Simak is a certified transformational coach, educator, fashion makeup and hair artist, stylist, writer and a speaker. This is her story:
"We all want to live a life of happiness and fulfilment - how does that even feel and look like? And why are so many of us struggling with it?"
My own journey in self development started 10 years ago. Prior to that I was lacking of self awareness, had a very silent inner voice and dialog within and I struggled with not knowing who I really was. I didn't have kind thoughts about myself, in fact a lot of my thoughts were negative and I had a hard time being open about my feelings. I also took things what people said about me personally.
The reason why I want you to know this about me is because I've changed things around massively the past few years. Real change happens by being consistent with changing your "bad" habits and thoughts, which derives from your past.. The only way we can do this is, is by being present and rewire our brain to think in a more positive way so we can snap out of our negative thinking quicker.
I was originally raised in Sweden and decided to move to London to do a makeup and hair course 20 years ago. Prior to that, in my mid 20s I got chronic fatigue syndrome which still shows up from time to time if I am stressed or if my immune system is down. Getting my illness has in a way been a blessing in the skies. It taught me how to slow down - learning the importance to live a work / life balance and how I can be more kind to myself and be empathetic towards others but still hold boundaries.
Listening to my body has been a priority in my life, how much it can take and how much I can push it to it’s limits with a balance of nurturing it from the inside and out.
After 19 years living and working in London, as a makeup / hair artist in the fashion industry I decided it was time to yet again move country. I had finished my transformational coaching course and was ready again to step outside my comfort zone and follow my values and intuition. I was longing for being closer to nature, the mountains and the sea. I moved to Marbella, Spain in August 2018 where I still live.
My influences, knowledge and inspirations are from existentialism (existential coaching diploma), psychology (Carl Rogers, Jung), science of neurology and spiritual teachings from Eckhart Tolle. Abraham Hicks,
It's a true joy working with my clients on their struggles they are facing and to be able to help them to discover their own answers and powers within themselves is one of the most rewarding things about being a coach. It's a blessing to be able to witness and hold space for someones journey to self discovery.