Smiling and friendly professional
52, Consultant (Mental Health/Wellbeing) and Musician/Artist/Writer
I run my own business as a consultant in mental health and wellbeing, making money from workforce and volunteer training/facilitation, public workshops and talks, content/campaign development, and mentoring/coaching......whilst also leaving time for fun as an artist, writer and musician. I also spend chunks of the summer months helping to coordinate various music and arts festivals where I exchange my work (stage management, set building, organisation) for accommodation and food......but in the colder months I like to take the opportunity to do more "desk work" - which I'm able to do from anywhere. I live in a tiny house and it's a down-sized, simple, yet enriching life........house-sitting fits nicely into the flexible and interesting nature of my lifestyle.
I have been a member of work exchange programs such as WWOOF (Willing Work On Organic Farms), Workaway and HelpX for many years and in various countries and this has been an amazing opportunity to meet a huge range of people living in lots of different ways, from farms to intentional communities, from lifestyle blocks to suburban gardeners. As a result I have a wealth of skills that I can add in to the simple mix of looking after a house......if there's a job needs doing, I will happily do it!
I am comfortable and capable with most animals - from the domestic cats and dogs to more rural mainstays like chooks, pigs, sheep etc, I'm good in the garden and love to get my hands in the soil, and I'm handy around the house. I am a tidy, trustworthy and mature professional with a wide range of skills and interests...... more than just a safe pair of hands!