ABOUT LIANNE & HANNAH
The roots of ‘A Handpicked Life’ were seeded with our coaching sessions (Lianne coaching Hannah). Coming from the same close knit family it was exciting for Lianne to witness how the challenges she had overcome in her own life had paved a way for someone of the next generation in her own family. It was also another confirmation that breaking old habits that no longer serve us doesn’t have to be a difficult process, in fact, it can be enjoyable.
Lianne skidded into the world of self-help sideways in a blind panic in her late twenties when her career as a professional dancer was starting to look insecure. It was a path less trodden with a myriad of choices, false promises and numerous pitfalls. After a good eight years flailing about on that slippery slope she managed to slow down, catch her breath and actually put something into practice!
"We started to create something that was aligned with everything that we believed in from its very core."
During our coaching sessions, Hannah on the other hand had profound insights after only a couple of sessions and, after putting into practice tools and techniques that Lianne had developed in her personal and professional practice over the years, she was able create the changes needed in her life. As a result she moved from being rock bottom, to feeling empowered, aware and enthusiastic about her future. In short, by taking action in sustainable ways she achieved in twelve months what took Lianne at least ten years!
My journey so far has led me to travel extensively, work as a dancer, choreographer, workshop facilitator, yoga, movement, meditation and fitness, teacher, EFT practitioner, performer and life and well-being coach. I have enjoyed sharing these disciplines in various settings including retreats, schools, studios, corporate, holiday resorts, stadiums and theatres. My journey has also led me to becoming a mother, setting up an un-schooling community, writing a book 'Lessons from Leela' a memoir, and creating and performing a one woman show.
Today I love sharing that which has enriched my life in ways that I could never have dreamed possible. My memoirs are documented in my book, Lessons From Leela.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT LIANNE
HOW A HANDPICKED LIFE STARTED
The idea for A Handpicked Life came out of conversations on how we would like to help other people breakthrough patterns that hold them back from living life with more freedom, purpose and joy. In our fast paced modern day world it is all too easy for us to go to sleep on our dreams, live on auto pilot and put off taking action until we have got more time/energy/motivation.
We wanted to create an easily accessible space with tried and tested resources to help people scaffold their own personal development, create optimum conditions for themselves and craft their own handpicked life. A space to gently integrate change, create a strong physical, mental and emotional foundation and stay on track with what is important to them.
Thank you for visiting us and we hope you enjoy this initiative as much as we have enjoyed creating it!
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
- MARY OLIVER
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT HANNAH
I graduated university with a degree in Media Studies in 2014 and have since gained professional experience in video editing, website design, events management, project management and small-business development.
Over the past year I have taken a lot of time to reflect on my career & direction in life. We spend a third of our lives working and I decided that I wanted to spend mine doing something I believed in, something that I genuinely loved doing, on my own terms. Along this journey, A Handpicked Life was created. I took a long time to re-learn what I loved, what I was passionate about and I am still learning. Though now I am where I want to be, living my free life and doing exactly what I want to do.
We aren’t confined and we are free to handpick our lives and create a life we love. All we need to do is to simply choose it.