I'm Heidi Davidson and the creation of My Thinking Out Loud is my happy place in this world.
My desire to help people navigate through their own personal transformation started in my early 20's whilst teaching aerobics and personal training. Many of the people who attending my classes and sessions would talk about their discontentment with their personal circumstances, relationships, their bodies etc (the lists were very long!) and in many instances they were also working in a role or on a career path that lacked purpose for them other than financial stability.
There was a similar thread to all these conversations which came back to an inner questioning of life such as 'is this all there is for me' or 'why does this always happen to me', and a sense of being stuck with this discontentment.
And 20 years on the discussions with friends over the dinner table, with colleagues at work or random conversations with strangers always come back around (either conscious or unconsciously) to the underlying questions of who am I, what do I want and why am I here?
Following on from my fitness experience I went on to study Psychology at Massey University with a view to developing a career in mental health services, but as life would turn out I instead ended up spending 20+ years delivering corporate transformation programmes across a range of industries in NZ and the UK.
During this work I kept identified that it was the shifting of the unseen patterns which repeatedly showed up within businesses (and individual’s) that people were often completely unaware of, which ultimately determine whether sustainable transformation would be achieved - it wasn't the $$$ being spent on technology! And as life is the best teacher, I've also personally experienced the patterns of burnout on the mind and body, so I know a thing or two about the impacts of stress and pain. Trust me, there is also a whole new state of thriving on the other side!
My key strength is my ability to identify that the challenge(s) that individuals and businesses think they are trying to solve for, is actually just a symptom of a different underlying root issue(s). Often the solution for the root issue are very straightforward once found, but to initially find the root cause is often a process of exploration guided by both logic and intuition.
I’m currently extending my support knowledge to help others by completing the NZ Certificate in Health & Well-being (Mental Health & Addiction strand). Additionally, I also work and volunteer at Te Wahi Ora a retreat located in Piha, Auckland where we support and nurture women’s physical and mental health.
It's my vision to create time, space and most importantly to share wisdom and tools with others, to help them explore and answer their own inner questions away from the views, opinions and pressures of others and daily life.
What you see today of My Thinking Out Loud is just the beginning of the journey. It's all about creating the space to do life's real work in the Now, working together to explore both the challenges and the gifts of our unique existences.