Psychologist, Coach, Author & Podcaster
Hi, I'm cass!
I'm here to help you find freedom from the mental and emotional struggles that might be keeping you from living your happiest, most meaningful and fulfilling life.
Ultimately what I want for you is what I have found for myself – and that is a life that is lived with intention and purpose, and in alignment with your highest values. I want you to be unapologetic in carving out time for the things that matter and connecting with what inspires you. I want you to feel less rushed and overwhelmed by the busyness of life and create a deep sense of peace you can draw on no matter how crazy and chaotic life gets.
AS SEEN IN:
It wasn’t always this way for me though.
In fact, it’s been quite a journey getting to this point. If you’ll indulge me, I’ll give you the short version…
I was always interested in psychology… and I’ve always loved to write, so when I left school I couldn’t decide between journalism or psychology. I opted for journalism with a psychology elective and within the first semester I knew I had to change majors because I loved my psychology course so much.
I’d love to say the rest is history but it wasn’t quite that straight forward!
When I finished my undergraduate degree, I was keen to get out into the real world (read: make some money!) so I worked with homeless and disadvantaged young people for a few years and then, as happens to many people when they’re not paying attention, life detoured me away from my path and into a job working with international students. By the time I was 27, I found myself managing the international student program for one of the largest educational institutions in Queensland.
It was a lovely, shiny job and I wore nice suits and jet-setted off overseas regularly, so I was the envy of a lot of my friends but deep down, that job never made me happy. I knew in my heart that I wanted to go back to my first love, which was psychology, but at that point, I’d created a lifestyle that didn’t allow me to study full time. I know lots of people find themselves feeling stuck, just like I felt.
My opportunity came when I was newly married and my husband took a job interstate and I was forced to leave my job and move to Sydney.
That was truly a transformative time, allowing me time to reflect on my values and my purpose in life and take back control of my career direction.
I enrolled in the University of Sydney’s brand spanking new Masters of Coaching Psychology and set up my Life Coaching business, “Soul Purpose Personal Coaching”. Two years later, I had a Masters degree, a thriving coaching practice – and was pregnant with our daughter!
I practice and teach mindfulness meditation and if you work with me, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll be learning to meditate at some point. 🙂
I am the resident psychologist at Tiffiny Hall's online fitness program, www.tiffxo.com and together, Tiff and I created the Crappy to Happy Podcast in 2017, which has now been downloaded over 6 million times.
I now host the show on my own and invite interesting and inspiring guests to talk to. My guests have included the likes of Turia Pitt, Kristina Karlsson, Dr Libby Weaver and Taryn Brumfitt.
In 2019, I released two books also called Crappy to Happy.
I no longer work with clients individually but choose to share my tools and strategies for how to live your best, most meaningful and joyful life through my online courses, books, podcast, blog, live events and group coaching.
The formal bit
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Master of Science (Coaching Psychology)
PostGrad Diploma Psychology (with distinction)