I’m Jude: coach, mystic, shaman.
I am the Verdant Mystic.
It’s kind of funny how often it’s the things that you’ve been told all your life make you wrong or weird that are actually your treasure. That’s certainly been the case for me!
I’ve tried doing what you’re meant to do: study hard at school, work hard at a sensible job, wear sensible shoes… but I always leaked out at the edges. I’ve finally learned to stop apologising to the world for being different, for being a bit weird, for being ME.
Embracing my weirdness – my treasure – helps me to help people like you uncover their own souls. Whether it’s through a tarot reading or in-depth coaching or helping free your home from odd energy, I am honoured to work with you 💚
My twin superpowers are curiosity and listening. I’m fascinated by the variety and commonality of people’s stories, and I love to help people write the next chapter of their lives.
I love supporting people to achieve their dreams. I especially love helping people deepen their lives, and discover new things about themselves and how they can get along in the world. I also love stretching my own development, and challenging myself to learn and grow.
- Master of Arts degree in Classics/Ancient History (2000) – it does actually help!
- Certificate of Mauri Ora (2005/2006)
- Papers in counselling theory (2010/2011)
- Studying towards certification as a Masteries Practitioner with the International Association of Coaching (2017 onwards)
I love to learn – this world is such an amazing place, and this universe is full of wonders we can’t begin to imagineI love to notice all the quiet beauty that surrounds us when we just slow down for a second
I love to read – in fact, I’m a bit compulsive about it. If there are words in front of me I will read them, even if it’s just a cereal packet!
I love to connect with people – strengthening old friendships and building new ones, learning more about the world. I am an introvert, not a raver, so you probably will find me in the kitchen at parties, or deep in conversation in a quiet corner.
I love hanging out with my cat and playing heating pad to her arthritic spine
I stop on the street to greet cats
I stop on the street to photograph trees and interesting bits of buildings
And sometimes I stop on the street because I’m playing Pokémon Go😜
My ancestry is Cornish/British – yep, I’m a Celt
My ancestors came to this land (Aotearoa New Zealand) four or five generations back. I am not tangata whenua, yet I feel this land in my bones. And I honour the atua, land spirits, and taniwha that dwell here.
My mountain is Aoraki
My river is Waimakariri
And I am me