I must have written this About Me section many times. It is easy to say who I am, where I live, what my credentials, qualifications and passions are, but to reveal my true inner nature, that is my intention. So let’s get the formalities out the way. My favorite dish is pasta pesto and sushi. My favorite drink is a cappuccino.

Welcome. My name is Jennifer Leonie Breakey. I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and I have one daughter who is now married and lives in the USA. I have many credentials, qualifications and experience and have spent most of my corporate and manufacturing working world in Human Resources. I have worked as an HR Director in a printing firm and a Senior Manager (HR) in a boat manufacturing company (the second largest of its kind in the world). I have extensive experience in Labor Law, Training & Development, Environmental Health and Safety, Occupational Health and the Employment Relationship. But enough about that. That is where I am from and what I spent the last two decades doing.

If you have a dream – pursue it; if you have a vision – get razor-focused and follow it; if you have a purpose – live it. Don’t shrink back; be yourself in all that you do. – Jennifer L. Breakey

Over the years, I have seen many people stand in their own way of a happy and successful life. They self-sabotage their success by the way they talk to themselves. They go down one rabbit hole after another. They cannot set a reasonable expectation for themselves, because they feel as though they don’t deserve success. They have self-doubt, fear, self-criticism, and they believe all sorts of untruths about who they are. If you want something strongly enough, you will find a way to get there – even if it means changing the way you think and feel about things.

You need to unravel all that you are not, so that the clouded misperception of who you think you are can dissipate, and you can begin to realize your true authentic self. My passion is to help you achieve the success in your life that you desire by identifying the blocks in your life, and peeling them back, layer by layer.

Success is subjective and incredibly personal. It is not an external reality, but an internal one. Once you have figured out the landscape of your internal success roadmap, your external success will manifest to match your internal reality. Never give up on your dreams. They are just a thought away.

I have to say that one of the greatest achievements in my life is single-handedly raising my gorgeous daughter. When she was 3-months old, I made the decision to leave the UK and come back to South Africa to raise my daughter on my own. She was an incredibly easy child to raise and we have a very close relationship. Parenting, much like any role that involves unconditional love, wisdom, foresight and a certain amount of winging it, came very easy to me.

I was paid the greatest compliment a mother could ever hear. Just the other day my daughter told me that she will raise her kids one day the way I raised her. What a wonderful thing to hear. All we can ever hope for as a parent is that our child is healthy, given a great chance in life and that the road they choose is paved with love, happiness, peace, joy and not too much turbulence.

The best gift you can give someone is the gift of giving them the space to be themselves and to let them live their own authentic truth, even if it is not the same truth that you believe in. They are not you and you are not them. It is this acceptance that allows us all to uniquely live our own truth without fear and trepidation. Give your kids their own space and let them know every day just how much you love them.