Asa Smouse is dedicated to ensuring people get the most out of their lives and work. To do this, she coaches businesses and their employees in optimising mental wellness at work. She also runs a non-profit organisation that helps counter the effects of domestic violence and other societal ills. Through her work, Smouse has learnt that mental wellbeing lies in embracing the past and living in the present. She has discovered that to be overly focused on the next goal means you often don’t get to enjoy your successes as they happen; to ignore or hide the failures of the past is to try to eliminate the things that make you unique. Instead, Smouse lives by a “there is no there” philosophy that encourages you to take time to enjoy each day as it comes, and to not forget how far you have come along on your journey.
Everyday is a new chance to play some small role in facilitating the healing of another human being and hopefully change their life for the better.