It’s my favourite time in my blog schedule, when I shine a light on my incredible clients by way of my The Proust Questionnaire feature. Today we have fabulous Fee Beauchamp who is an occupational therapist with close to twenty years experience working in private practice, special education, adult services and early intervention..
The Proust Questionnaire by Fiona Beauchamp
What’s your idea of perfect happiness?
In the water looking back at the beach during sunrise
What is your greatest extravagance?
Fold out sofa bed couch – has lasted 10 years and still going strong. Mega comfy! No niece or nephew was ever allowed to eat on it!
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Good egg, noodle
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
To be surrounded by incredible family and friends and to have a job that I love: individuals with disabilities and their families inspire me everyday
What is your most treasured possession and why?
I’m not a possession person, as I feel experiences are more important than things.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Fair skin (all year tan) …. Can spot me mile away on the beach and even in the water swimming!
Who is your hero of fiction?
Jo March, Little Women
Who are your heroes in real life?
My grandma (passed away a few years ago) – dynamic, world traveller, sport enthusiast, outgoing and fiercely independent.
Gayle Porter – an absolute genius and colleague who created the Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) communication system for individuals who are unable to use speech. She has changed the world for so many individuals around to world and enabled them to have a voice to say whatever they want, to whomever, anytime and anywhere.
Steve Waugh – an incredible cricketer who lead with such quiet determination and no fuss attitude. Post cricket, he has worked with his wife and team to create The Steve Waugh Foundation. It has supported so many families who have a child with a rare disability.
What is your motto?
Give everything a go
What is your story?
I’m at Occupational Therapist and in 2017 I founded Arbre Therapy to deliver one on one services to children and young adults, as well as to support the people who support them through mentoring, education and consulting. I believe that central to my clients’ success is my holistic and team-approach that supports an individual through a collective of professionals, with the goal of embedding strategies within daily routines for long-term success. Away from work, I love open water swimming and nature is my happy place.
I love shining the spotlight on some of my clients and colleagues. If you’d like to know more about my work, or would like the full 35 questions from the Questionnaire, please shoot me an email or give me a buzz, and I’ll respond in a jiffy.