For 20 years, I had a successful career as an opera singer. I travelled the world performing to packed houses. I received adulation and applause.
My life looked perfect. I was doing everything I ever dreamed about. I had reached the top of my field. What more could a girl who grew up on a farm in the Western District of Australia want?
I was standing on stage in Europe one night performing the role I had always dreamt about when the realisation hit me – I don’t want to do this anymore. I don’t want this life anymore.
I was tired of living out of a suitcase. I wanted to be closer to family and friends. I wanted a stable home – somewhere I could settle, have a dog and grow my own veggies.
There was no going back. After 20 years of living overseas, I packed my bags and returned to Australia.
My fresh start quickly turned sour. Away from the costumes and the makeup and the applause, I felt lost. Who was I without all that? The safety nets I’d built around myself were torn away – gone were the trappings of success and the glamorous identity as an artist.
My fragile sense of self-worth was crushed and the unconscious beliefs I’d held about myself since childhood were exposed.
I knew I loved singing so I started teaching classical voice at a university. I was alarmed to find that most of my students had mental health issues and their therapy wasn’t working. I was determined to find solutions, to stop these issues at the cause both for my students and myself.
As a performer, I’d learned a lot about the connection between mind, body and performance. But I wanted to know more.
I trained in The Richards Trauma Process™ (TRTP™), followed the process myself and experienced life-changing results. I started coaching clients and was astounded at their transformations in as little as three sessions. It was breathtaking.
My purpose was revealed and my business was born.
As for me, I’ve discovered how it feels to know that I am enough. By letting go of my ingrained perceptions of self, I feel free to shine, without inhibitions, without doubts, without being shackled by negative beliefs and patterns of behaviour.
I genuinely love my life. And I reckon it’s time you felt the same way.
As a former international opera singer, Sally Wilson knows a thing or two about being at the top of your field. And she’s discovered first-hand what it feels like to step away from the spotlight and lose your identity.
Through coaching, Sally helps her clients let go of their self-sabotaging beliefs and discover freedom, joy and fulfillment. As an accredited TRTP™ practitioner, Sally uses evidence-based practices to create changes that are quick, safe and lasting.
A straight shooter with an infectious zest for life, Sally has become a trusted coach and trauma-buster for high-achievers in the arts, sports and business worlds. Within a minute of chatting to her, you’ll understand why.