It’s a 12-month course that took me three years because life got in the way. I wrote a book, went to Antarctica and the Amazon, restructured my business, and started a new business along the way.
The course has given me the ability to learn some coaching fundamentals and get structure around what I do. It’s always great to study with people who are in the same field, so you can learn from each other.
What was great about Swinburne is that they are very accommodating to people who work. When I had to change things, they were there to support that. The Blackboard (online) system was also easy to use and I got to meet some really interesting people.
I am the primary bread-winner, but at the same time I’ve had my husband’s support to make decisions that impacted our income, to follow my dreams. He said, 'Chris, I don’t care where we live – there’s no point being miserable.'
I ask people to think about that. Ask yourself the question, ‘Is what I’m sacrificing for passion in my role actually worth it?’.
You're a role model to your family and children. Do you want to be a model for your children, doing what you hate?"