Hi... I’m Lorraine Skarratt, Founder and CEO of Orange Hat Empowerment.
I’ve had a successful career as a manager and leader, spending the last decade in the not for profit arena. I have had success in business and used to describe myself as fairly average and doing ok!
Then one day I realized that average and ok wasn’t enough!
I was very grateful for the opportunities I had in my life but it had left me with a list of achievements.... What I lacked was a sense of fulfillment. And this missing of fulfillment cut through both my personal and professional life like a knife.
I realized that I wanted.. no needed... to live with passion, integrity and purpose. I needed to be clear in my values and live a life that embraced those values. So I embarked on a journey of self-discovery that involved emotional healing, education, nurturing and growth. It was on this journey that I discovered how important it is to understand your emotions so that you can change your behaviours and mindset.
Using proven techniques, tools and models of excellence found in Emotional Intelligence and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) I was able to understand myself better, letting go of negative emotions and creating better connections with others. I'm fascinated by how we communicate both internally and externally! I’d love to share that knowledge with you.
You see for many years I was always the “head thinker.” I denied the importance of emotion, feeling and intuition, believing that there was no place for this in my professional world. But the reality is, my best work comes when I’m connected, engaged and emotionally driven by the task. Innovation and creativity comes from what I’m “feeling” and not thinking. I soon realized that I needed to have the balance of both head and heart thinking. I’m betting this is the same for you and your team!
I’m very lucky to be able to work with all kinds of people from all walks of life. I offer fun and engaging public workshops, one on one coaching and corporate training - we all win when we understand the emotions that drive us.
When you can recognize, understand and honour your emotions, it will lead you to a more fulfilled and joyful life. If you want to improve your communication with yourself, clients, staff, family and friends - I can show you how to break the old patterns that hold you back.
If you would like to know more, then I’d love to chat. In case you didn’t notice...I'm very passionate about the work I do and I'd love to share that with you..... So let's chat....