On 16th November Esther Wane, a Harpenden based mother, award-winning audiobook narrator and creative coach, will take to a central London stage to tell her story at the TEDxRoyalCentralSchool event.
Growing up, Esther was highly creative and would spend hours working on imaginative projects. After university, convention stepped in and she forged a successful career in investment banking. While this path offered Esther status and security, it didn’t bring fulfillment and left her wondering – is this it? It was the birth of her daughter and grappling with early motherhood, that made her follow the creative path that brings her joy, purpose and a very different kind of success today.
Esther says, “The 2019 TEDxRoyalCentralSchool event is all about ideas worth sharing, and I hope what I have to say will entertain the audience and inspire them to embrace their creativity. My talk, ‘Grow Up and Get Creative’ is designed to stop people from believing they are victims in their life and instead give them the push to take responsibility to grow into the creative heroes they are meant to be. Then everyone can, as Gandhi said, ‘be the change they want to see in the world’.
She adds, “Like so many people, I followed the career path that was expected of me and, as a result, spent many years feeling as if there was something missing. It took the birth of my daughter, and the onset of post-natal depression, for me to question my life and find something that would make bring me the joy and purpose to thrive, and in turn, help those around me thrive too.
She ends by saying, “My work helps put people back in touch with their creativity so they can use it to grow, solve complex problems and make things better for themselves and others. I believe that creativity is a source of not only mental health, but mental wealth, and when we have this in our lives we can thrive rather than just survive.”
TEDxRoyalCentralSchool is an independently organised TED event by the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and this promises to bring together an eclectic group of speakers who will inspire the audience and offer them creative food for thought.
Tickets are now on sale at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tedxroyalcentralschool-encore-tickets-77270878277
To connect with Esther please visit www.estherwane.com or find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/voicesther/, Twitter: https://twitter.com/estherwane/ and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/estherwane/
NOTES TO EDITORS
Esther Wane is a Storyteller and Creative Coach, guiding you as you step into your unique story and become the creative hero you are meant to be. She supports you in your growth as you heed your call to action, step out in faith with creativity to provide the world with the gifts only you can offer, and then return to share your inspiring story with others.
As a child, Esther was highly creative, immersed in a world full of stories; reading, writing and performing in every moment she could, dancing freely with her imagination. When she became an adult she put away the creativity of her childhood and picked up a successful career in an investment bank. While this gave her status and security, it did not bring satisfaction. Instead it brought shame and separation from herself and her creative journey.
After her daughter was born Esther was faced with the realisation that if she was going to teach her child to thrive, she would have to show her the way. So began Esther’s hero’s journey to listen for her call to action, take creativity’s offered hand, and step into her unique story.
Through developing her own creative practice she has become an award winning and in demand audiobook narrator with over 120 credits to her name, including Enid Blyton’s Secret Seven series, Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” and Sarah Vaughan’s “Anatomy of a Scandal.” She has published her first novel, “The Way Home” and has a second book in the pipeline: “Be Your Own Hero: A Mindful Guide to Thriving in a Creative Life.”
Much of this has been made possible by employing the business leadership skills she developed as an Executive Director in finance as well as practicing positive psychology and mindfulness meditation. Esther has studied for a number of qualifications in these areas to better support her coaching clients and continues to invest in her professional development.
She lives in Hertfordshire with her family, including two unsurprisingly creative children and one nutty dog. When she isn’t reading or writing she can usually be found walking her hound; browsing in a bookshop; hanging out with her children; or discussing the joys and struggles of life with a friend.
If you want to connect with Esther go to: https://www.estherwane.com
or find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/voicesther/
or Twitter: https://twitter.com/estherwane/