bits about me
Here's more about me to get the ball rolling...
I'm Natasha Blok and I think life is too serious. I think as we get older we can add more weight and heaviness to our experiences. Comparing adults to young children who are great role models for how to enjoy life! They are encouraged to feel free to create, dream, explore, make friends without fears and judgements, feel emotions and run with them and bounce back with resilience to attack a new day.
When I say I am a lighthearted creator, I mean I create lighter hearts and I create with a lightness. I create experiences and ideas that don't take themselves too seriously, whilst still getting to the heart of the issue in a kind, heart felt way.
creating connections, to others and to yourself, full of smiles and new blossoming friendships
curating fun alternative team building experiences, memorable weddings, heart-felt ceremonies
alongside poetry, stories, physical art, dance routines, sculptures, songs, blog posts, treasure hunts.
And I do it all with a playful invitation, it is always an invitation and you always have full ownership and choice of what you do and don't participate in. I encourage "no right and no wrong", no getting bogged down in 'woulds' 'shoulds' 'musts' and fear of being perfect and judged. I use my scientific background to make it all a curious experiment, testing, refining, being interested in the results.
The term happiness coach can be replaced with: life coach, wellbeing coach, intuitive coach, fun business coach, a friend, a creative consultant, a magic mentor, a personal cheerleader to support you on your journey, whatever term resonates best for you, feel free to use it.
Like the Wellcome Collection in London, I describe myself as incurably curious, I love to ask questions and open the discussion.
I care: about you, about others and the planet. I give back a portion of profits to charities including nature (including the Amazon rainforest for toucans and woodland for native wildlife) and community. I have done several permaculture courses and have sustainability and a light foot print in mind when I create.
When leading workshops I encourage the following framework:
We are ...
World citizens (all with an equal voice and right to be here no matter age, gender, race, sexual orientation, background, heritage, culture)
Enthusiastic (supportive of others' input and contribution)
Respectful (of each other's viewpoint even if it doesn't match our own)
Open minded (to other perspectives and new approaches)
Curious (asking questions and participating)
Kind (the bedrock of everything)
...and therefore we rock!
Along with fun ways to keep energy high and dialogue open, I've called them mango, tango, lingo, bingo...
I like people to explain concepts to me like I'm a five year old - the simpler the better! And try to do the same.
I love life, including eating and want to help others enjoy life without all those voices of self-criticism and guilt that we gather across our life.
I am a chocoholic - and a professional one at that! Leading chocolate tours, tastings and eating plenty!
I am an ex sweet designer - I worked with the oompa loompas!
I have travelled around the world, including 3 round the world trips in 5 years, I can't get enough including meeting and living with those who live there and fascinated about local cultures and heritage.
I am an ex Mad Scientist and sensory food scientist which is why I integrate the senses into a lot of my work.
I am a cheese lover - food, jokes, dancing, Disney songs... cheesier the better.
I am a fluffy dog and animal lover. One day I'll own a place filled with fluffy animals from rabbit to alpaca and share it with others that need a boost!
I am a magician's apprentice and a lover of that "wow" moment of the magical reveal.
I am an escape room and puzzle fan and incorporate a lot of the problem solving and perseverance and team work needed into my adventures.
As you'll see in my photos and videos, I love colour, dressing up, face paint, adventures and pulling funny faces (back to not taking myself too seriously - life is too short!).
Having said that, I don't love everything, I thoroughly dislike: insensitive people, inequality, sand in my shoes, celery, mustard, horseradish
...and I very much disliked being told I 'had' to stop enjoying my lifestyle and become serious and 'grown up', even as an adult being told I was "too enthusiastic" - this made me heavy hearted, and I have battled being told: I 'need' to do this, 'should' look like that, 'must' say the other, ever since.
This is my rebellion... life CAN be another way, come join me to find out!
My business partners are Tickle the toucan and Toot the toucan.
Our invitation is that #toucantoo share about yourself...