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About me

I’m a woman on a mission.

I’m passionate about passion, joy and helping others live abundant, prosperous and beautiful love-filled lives. I know from experience this is possible for us all—and I also know from my personal and professional experience that it’s hard to achieve on your own.

I love helping people discover their purpose, passion, and potential.

I love guiding people to find their beauty spot—that unique place that resides within us all where talent, interest, and motivation intersect and enthusiasms collide.

I adore coaching creative people and helping those with a passion for running their own businesses, writing, photography, painting and other creative endeavors to bring their beautiful books and creations into the world. And I love training others to do the work that I do.

I’ve lived a chameleon life, shaping-shifting to find my passion and purpose in life. I’ve had some horror jobs and experiences—and thankfully, some millionaire moments too. With over 25-years professional experience helping people transform their lives, as a holistic psychologist, career counselor, life coach, intuitive and bestselling author of self-empowerment and romance books I’ve found the things that make my soul sing…

I believe in the power of love, spirituality, and creativity to transform your life—it has mine. My soul mission is live life to the fullest, to take risks, to be playful, to create beauty and to have fun—and to help others achieve the same.

. . .if you’d love to live a life of joy, fulfillment, and prosperity you’re in good hands. Don’t just dream it! Achieve it!

 

My qualifications and professional expertise

What really inspires me is feeling like there is something you IMPROVE ON. I’m a rare mix of 50 % rational, cognitive and 50% intuitive, empath. Devoted to finding my soul purpose from an early age, I’ve spent many hours and invested a significant amount of money finding ways to transcend difficult situations and emerge stronger and more empowered. I’ve found personally and professionally the best solutions are positive, holistic, inspirational and practical ones.

 

 

My professional qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, Marketing and Human Behaviour, Victoria University
  • Diploma Psychology – majoring in holistic approaches to wellness, Massey University
  • Diploma of Counselling
  • Certification as a  Career and Life Coach
  • I’m qualified to administer and interpret the Myers Briggs Personality Indicator (MBTI)

 

I have completed a range of training in holistic and creative therapies, including:

  • Reiki Master Teacher– Third Degree of the Usui-Tibetan System of Natural Healing
  • Interactive Drawing Therapy – Intermediate Level
  • Certified Image and Colour Consultant – The Fashion Academy
  • Bachelor of Interior Architecture – Wellington Institute of Technology (two years of three)

 

I’m also the #1 Amazon best-selling author of the Mid-Life Career Rescue and The Art of Success series of books and an award-winning artist. My earlier publications include newspaper and media articles, and a non-fiction book released in 2009: “Happy at Work: for mid-lifers a practical and inspirational guide for job-hunters and career-changers.

I am a well-known expert in the area of midlife, passion, purpose and transformational career and life change, and am regularly sought after as a keynote speaker and by media seeking an expert opinion on career and personal development issues.  I have also contributed to international publications such as Marie Claire and been interviewed on national radio and television in New Zealand. I was also resident coaching expert on Television One’s Good Morning Show, and for over four years she wrote a popular holistic careers column for the Dominion Post and contributed freelance career-related articles for the New Zealand Herald.

I am currently completing her advanced certificate in Hypnotherapy to help people overcome blocks that prevent them from fulfilling their potential and living their best life.

…and yes, I do still manage to maintain work-life balance! In my spare time, I travel, nurtures my daughter’s passions, paint, sculpt and write travel memoirs and romance novels! I am currently writing her first art-related novel of historical fiction set in Renaissance Italy.

Discover how I found my passion and purpose and learn more about my personal story here: http://www.cassandragaisford.com/my-story-how-my-dark-nights-of-the-soul-awakened-my-passion-and-purpose/

Awards and achievements

  • Supreme Winner Wai Art Awards May 2008 for “Love Stain” – a mixed media triptych
  • Finalist The Adam Portrait Award and Exhibition, Wellington Feb 2008

Need a career rescue or a mid-life make-over?

 

Schedule a coaching session and experience my Rapid Transformational Coaching today—learn more here: http://www.cassandragaisford.com/coaching/

Download One of my Amazon #1 best-selling books and self-help your way to success 

The Call For Change: getBook.at/CareerChange

What Makes You Happy: getBook.at/MakeYouHappy

Employ Yourself: getBook.at/EmployYourself

How To Find Your Passion And Purpose: Four Easy Steps to Discover A Job You Want and Live The Life You Love: getBook.at/Passion

Visit my author page on Amazon to find the self-empowerment book that’s right for you
Author.to/CassandraGaisford

 

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