1. Where are you from? Where are you currently living?
I come from Brighton and I have recently moved back to Berlin.
2. What is your professional background?
Education & Teaching
3. What are you most passionate about and why?
I am passionate about building confidence, particularly in young women. I lived with anxiety for many years and now through my work and my being, I am passionate about serving others away from their fears. We are MORE, infinitely more, than our fear-based thoughts.
4. Do you have a project / business / organisation that you want to share with us?
Yes! My main base of expression at the moment is my blog MoreThanGrammar. This is about building confidence in language learners.
I am also playing with my coaching personality, Victoria Rises, through Facebook.
I love watching her grow!
5. Why did you decide to start it?
Phew! Big question!
Two years ago I stopped work and travelling because my eating disorder took over my life. As I recovered, I learnt more and more about confidence and realised that it COULD be learnt and therefore NEEDED to be taught.
I am now passionate about sharing this possibility with other people.
6. Very interesting! Please tell us more about your projects!
MTG is primarily about building your language confidence. It is also about how to learn more effectively. These are ideas from my own experience and what I have learnt so far.
More and more, however, I am becoming more and more passionate about helping young women. I am part of a network called the City Girl Network and through our meetups in Brighton and Berlin I have come into contact with many fantastic and inspiring women, who could be so much more if they only saw this!
We often talk about confidence in the workplace, at home and within our own bodies.
7. What was the most difficult or challenging thing to start with?
Just doing it! Isn't it always? It sounds cliche I know - really we know what to do, it's just scary to start, especially when we "don't know" where to start. I don't really know either... the fact is: we simply start and things follow.
8. Where do you currently need support?
I'd like support in getting my name out there, so that I can help people. I want to start coaching full-time and for that I need people to talk to! Plus, I am ultimately saving up towards a coaching diploma so that I can build on my current skills (and yes, my own confidence!)
9. Do you have an advice for other women?
You are so much more than you think. And if you don't believe me, ask someone you love. They'll let you know.
10. What would you tell your younger self?
There's a place for you in the world.
11. How can interested people contact you?
I love to talk! I find it much clearer and fun and interactive. So I'd love to hear from people via Skype. My Skype name is: vrhodder.
I only ask that you write a short message that you found me here by including the word 'vegan' in your request message.
Alternatively, you can write me an email at: email@example.com.