WHO AM I?
To give you a bit of background on me: I was an award-winning tertiary educator Te Wananga o Aotearoa, and youth empowerment coordinator YMCA, Auckland back in New Zealand, where I’m from.
My name is Emma G. I am a singer/songwriter/musician, author, speaker, podcaster and youth empowerment coach who has used music and songwriting as tools to recover from a lifelong battle with hydrocephalus: a neuro condition that has resulted in 10 brain surgeries.
I’m on a mission to save the world one song at a time by writing music of healing, strength, love, and the JEDI mindset of embracing Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
I’ve endured 24 surgeries in total for my condition which has helped me realize that singing my truth is a powerful and effective tool for not only understanding and processing my trauma, but also connecting with audiences who may be experiencing struggles, and empowering them to do the same.
We live in a world that is constantly telling us who to be, how to act, and how to show up. It’s imperative that we understand that, in spite of these expectations: each and every one of us holds the pen when it comes to writing our own songs. Writing our own narratives. Creating our own positive and empowered futures.
Therapy is for healing your past – but coaching is for building your future.
I am excited to work with your teenager and help them find their voice, and write a future that fosters their most positive, resilient and empowered selves.