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Being passionate.

I am passionate about so many things. I live intensely each moment.

In my head, I seek comfort and sense of security. I like to know what to expect.

 In my heart, I feel strong, courageous and I seek challenges. I like to break the chains of comfort and I want to feel the freedom of the unexpected and the unknown.

In my eyes, during my journey I’ve climbed some mountains. Some obstacles caught me by surprise, others I deliberately imposed myself to overcome. In both cases, I became stronger and wiser? 

Some key events have transformed my life.

A year after completing my Degree in Early Years Education, I walked the Portuguese Route of St. James Way to Santiago de Compostela, in Spain. Walking so many kilometres over so many days with a group of people, has allowed me to learn so much about others and ultimately about myself. I didn’t find many answers. Instead, I discovered many questions inside me. The main thing I learned about myself was the confidence, strength, physical and mental endurance to achieve a goal that I didn’t know I had before. That insight gave me the courage to make major changes in my life.

A year later, I moved from Portugal to London. It was very well thought and planned. I had a goal in mind which was finding a job as an Early Years Educator. I was so determined and focused in moving forward to achieve this goal, that I didn’t feel its limitations. But I knew that my motivation came from a place of struggles. What made me move to London and seeing a world of opportunities was my disappointment for the professional reality I was living at that time.

So this was my leap of faith. Risking all my strengths and believing that I was better than what people perceived of me. In three weeks after moving to London I started my new job. That was my merit and I felt so proud of myself. As months passed by, I felt that decision had an effect on my emotions as all my loved ones were far away and I also had to adapt as a result of moving to another country, mainly related to identity, language and cultural aspects. Nevertheless, I didn’t give up and I was very lucky that I had an amazing support from family, friends and from other people I had met along the way.

Achieving very important personal goals, including having my son, made me more aware and contented of the person I was becoming. I learned to live much more for the moment, be more open-minded and possibly more prepared for unpredictable situations. I improved my time management, procrastination, multitasking ability, assertiveness, got better at decision making and productivity. I became more confident, I improved my relationships and communication with others, I started listening to my intuition more and I also started listening to what my body is telling me, which has also incremented the quality of my lifestyle and well-being.

I am not perfect at all, I am just me. But the difference between what I was and what I became, is my awareness and consciousness. I have the power to decide what to do with my flaws and strengths. My growth is not an end product, but a process for which I have got a watchful eye.

Three years ago, something that shook my whole system happened. One beautiful sunny morning, I got into the tube to go to work. My son was with me. A terrorist bomb exploded three metres away from us.

We didn’t get physically hurt. But mentally, the shock was brutal. The question that I tormented myself with was: What if that bomb had worked like that person had planned?

In that moment, I realised that although I was shielding my son from that physical danger, I felt that as a parent, in certain circumstances we are powerless to protect our own children. That was a very raw awareness of our fragility and vulnerability as human beings.

As part of the recovery process,  being resilient, I decided I wouldn’t let that event destroy me or take over my life. I was going to turn it into something positive. I promised myself that quantity time with my loved ones it’s not relevant anymore, but instead having quality time and just being together is what it matters the most. I have also learned to relativize situations and to dedicate my time to what is most important to me.

I am very grateful, to those who helped me on that day and to those who showed me how much they care for me and my son.

That experience turned me into the person I am proud to say I am today.

I must say that I owe my redemption to my son, husband and extended family and friends. I live my faith quietly but deeply. Certain music I have listened to has also played a big role as a form of channelling emotions and expressing myself.

Within a year I was feeling better than ever, but I still feel touched by it.

Since then I needed to focus in my personal development. I read the book Ikigai from Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles, where I learned so much about intrinsic motivation and living happily.

I started searching for something to study. Something I didn’t quite knew I was looking for. So I did the Diploma in Transformational Coaching. What an extraordinary experience! It has been opening doors in various levels of my life!

Once again, I grew incredibly, as there were some choices to be made and some sacrifices along the way. On the other hand, I was so focused, organised, hardworking and met very kind people. I feel this change has been allowing me to constantly learn about other people, the human nature, and myself.

With the help of my own Coach, I discovered what I am really passionate about, by being inspired by people who create Positive Impact in my life. Therefore, my passion is to support people who wish to create Positive Impact on others. So this is where you can meet me today, in this stage of my journey.

I am, genuinely, interested to be part of your journey too. I would like to support you and as a result, you will not only find that change that you seek for yourself but also multiply it into other people’s lives.

 

Mafalda Novo

London, UK

2020

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MY STORY

Being passionate.
I am passionate about so many things. I live intensely each moment.
In my head, I seek comfort and sense of security. I like to know what to expect.
In my heart, I feel strong, courageous and I seek challenges. I like to break the chains of comfort and I want to feel the freedom of the unexpected and the unknown.
In my eyes, during my journey I’ve climbed some mountains. Some obstacles caught me by surprise, others I deliberately imposed myself to overcome. In both cases, I became stronger and wiser.


Some key events have transformed my life.


A year after completing my Degree in Early Years Education, I walked the Portuguese Route of St. James Way to Santiago de Compostela, in Spain. Walking so many kilometres over so many days with a group of people, has allowed me to learn so much about others and ultimately about myself. I didn’t find many answers. Instead, I discovered many questions inside me.

The main thing I learned about myself was the confidence, strength, physical and mental endurance to achieve a goal that I didn’t know I had before. That insight gave me the courage to make major changes in my life.


A year later, I moved from Portugal to London. It was very well thought and planned. I had a goal in mind which was finding a job as an Early Years Educator. I was so determined and focused in moving forward to achieve this goal, that I didn’t feel its limitations. But I knew that my motivation came from a place of struggles. What made me move to London and seeing a world of opportunities was my disappointment for the professional reality I was living at that time.
So this was my leap of faith. Risking all my strengths and believing that I was better than what people perceived of me. In three weeks after moving to London I started my new job. That was my merit and I felt so proud of myself. As months passed by, I felt that decision had an effect on my emotions as all my loved ones were far away and I also had to adapt as a result of moving to another country, mainly related to identity, language and cultural aspects. Nevertheless, I didn’t give up and I was very lucky that I had an amazing support from family, friends and from other people I had met along the way.


Achieving very important personal goals, including having my son, made me more aware and contented of the person I was becoming. I learned to live much more for the moment, be more open-minded and possibly more prepared for unpredictable situations. I improved my time management, multitasking ability, assertiveness, got better at decision making and productivity. I became more confident, I improved my relationships and communication with others, I started listening to my intuition more and I also started listening to what my body is telling me, which has also incremented the quality of my lifestyle and well-being.
I am not perfect at all, I am just me. But the difference between what I was and what I became, is my awareness and consciousness. I have the power to decide what to do with my flaws and strenghts. My growth is not an end product, but a process for which I have got a watchful eye.

Three years ago, something that shook my whole system happened.

One beautiful sunny morning, I got into the tube to go to work. My son was with me. A terrorist bomb exploded three metres away from us. We didn’t get physically hurt. But mentally, the shock was brutal. The question that I tormented myself with was: What if that bomb had worked like that person had planned?
In that moment, I realised that although I was shielding my son from that physical danger, I felt that as a parent, in certain circumstances we are powerless to protect our own children.

That was a very raw awareness of our fragility and vulnerability as human beings.
As part of the recovery process, being resilient, I decided I wouldn’t let that event destroy me or take over my life. I was going to turn it into something positive. I promised myself that quantity time with my loved ones it’s not relevant anymore, but instead having quality time and just being together is what it matters the most. I have also learned to relativise certain situations and to dedicate my time to what is most important to me.
I am very grateful, to those who helped me on that day and to those who showed me how much they care for me and my son.

That experience turned me into the person I am proud to say I am today.
I must say that I owe my redemption to my son, husband and extended family and friends. I live my faith quietly but deeply. Certain music I have listened to has also played a big role as a form of channelling emotions and expressing myself.
Within a year I was feeling better than ever, but I still feel touched by it.

Since then I needed to focus in my personal development. I read the book Ikigai from Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles, where I learned so much about intrinsic motivation and living happily.


I started searching for something to study. Something I didn’t quite knew I was looking for. So I did the Diploma in Transformational Coaching and also a handful of other Coaching courses to support employees in their Career and Organizational Learning and Development.  What an extraordinary experience!

It has been opening doors in various levels of my life!
Once again, I grew incredibly, as there were some choices to be made and some sacrifices along the way. On the other hand, I was so focused, organised, hardworking and met very kind people. I feel this change has been allowing me to constantly learn about other people, the human nature and myself.


With the help of my own Coach, I discovered what I am really passionate about, by being inspired by people who create Positive Impact in my life. Therefore, my passion is to support people who wish to create Positive Impact on others. So this is where you can meet me today, in this stage of my journey.


I am, genuinely, interested to be part of your journey too. I would like to support you and as a result, you will not only find that change that you seek for yourself but also multiply it into other people’s lives.

 

 

Mafalda Novo

London, UK

2020

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