“A wonderful ‘aha’ moment for me is accomplishing what I’ve set out to do. I’m transforming lives. I like to help people to create a different mindset around what they think is possible. Sometimes you just have to change the lens that you are looking at the world through,” Nadine Burrowes-Seaga said as she sat down with Flair.
Burrowes-Seaga confessed that she wants to live to see 140 years old, but she has a long way to go. For this life and leadership development coach, speaker and CEO of People Development Consultant, exercise has become a religion, and eating healthy a biological trait. Her greatest fear is not being able to live to her full potential. So, she is making the best of every chance of living, while helping others to change the way they view the world.
Sporting a petite yet powerful frame, a smile as big as the moon and an affable character. Life lover, aunt, mother, sister, and wife: that’s how she identifies herself. She sees everything as a development opportunity, a growing habit which she said her children occasionally question. But she’s always ready to help.
It’s all about personal development for Burrowes-Seaga. It’s a major aspect of her ‘live long’ routine. However, she doesn’t focus on hers only, but yours as well. She can walk through the doors of your company at any time; that’s if you require her expertise, which she will definitely charm you with. Leadership, new supervisors’ programmes, customer service are some of the areas that she centres on during her workshops.
Can you be happy all the time? Burrowes-Seaga is, because no matter how dramatic life gets, she sees opportunities to make things better. If you see obstacles as the end of a phase, stop! That’s a command from the life coach. It’s only the start of a new chapter.
On her streak to remain healthy, fit, and strong, Burrowes-Seaga is very conscious of what she consumes – and it’s not just about food, eating is not a choice. She’s selective of what she watches, listens to, and reads. So, no, if it is not constructive, you will not find it on her playlist or among her must-read books. “I like comedies, too. And I have to tell you, sometimes the news is comedy, but most times, I do not watch it,” she confessed before roaring with laughter. She has nominated her husband as the crier who’ll deliver the news that she needs to know.
Burrowes-Seaga maintains a positive outlook on life. And just like the great African elephant, her maternal instincts are always in sync. She is very protective of her family and those around her. Can you blame her? After all, a mother always know best.
Story by Rocheda Bartley
Photos by Ian Allen