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The Story of AKITU...

It was a regular day – nothing much to report. I was running around doing the usual errands, and checking off the “to do” list in my head.

Suddenly it hit me – what am I doing?

Was this going to be my life forever? Doing the typical mundane things everyday, never really achieving anything more than this? Was I happy with that, or did I want more?

I started to think about all of the things I wanted to do but had become accustomed to the fact that those things were for “other people” because my life path was already set – those things weren’t for people like me.  I wanted to see the world! So many places to visit, and different things to experience. I wanted to have a career that I loved! a life that was incredibly rich in vitality, fun and experiences.

But where would I even start?

You see, I was surrounded by family and friends who had decided that where their life was right now, is where they would stay – which is totally fine. The problem was, I didn’t want that for me. I wanted more.

I was regularly told that it was strange, crazy and even selfish to want more.

But it didn’t change how I felt. Something had to change.

I made a decision – an informed choice to live to my values. To forget about the negativity around me. The comments, the eye rolls, the sniggers… I didn’t need to listen, I just needed to follow my gut.

So I did.

I went from an unskilled worker, in a dead end marriage, with a baby in tow, to a successful business woman, with two degrees (including a masters), happily married, with now 3 children to raise and love.

There’s nothing better than knowing that you’re living your truth.

So how did I do it?

It was a process. A combination of mindset work, pushing comfort zones, learning how to cope with stress in a healthy way, and setting boundaries.

It wasn’t easy. In fact, it was damn hard. So very hard.

But I did it.

And so can YOU.

I want to teach you everything I know. Everything I had to learn the hard way.

I have now dedicated my life to helping as many women as I can to reach the dreams they once had, but perhaps feel they can no longer have.

To help women regain control of themselves, and make healthy choices for themselves and their families.

To teach women how to set boundaries, to stop settling for what they believe they deserve, and start requiring more of themselves and those around them.

To support you to regain your FREEDOM to be who you are – unapologetically YOU.

I love the spiritual meaning of the dragonfly.

The dragonfly is a power animal, and it carries an important symbolism associated with change and transformation. It symbolises encouragement, authenticity, transformation and growth.

The dragonfly empowers one to express their true feelings, stand in their authentic self and speak their own personal truth.

The dragonfly represents “transformation to become who we really are”.

The name AKITU is derived from the ancient Japanese word for “dragonfly”.


I look forward to helping you along your transformation.

Your transformation to become who you really are.