An audiobook narrator and creative coach will tell her TEDx Talk audience to “grow up and get creative”.

Esther Wane, a Harpenden narrator, creative coach and mother, will take to the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama on November 16 to tell her story at a TEDxRoyalCentralSchool event and to inspire people to stop victimising themselves and push their creativity.

Ms Wane felt unfulfilled after she left her creative background to venture out in a successful career in investment banking. While she felt the job offered her security, there was a lack of joy which she would feel before she began her journey to investment banking in university.

However, many people talked her out of going through a creative lifestyle and pursuing her career as an actor.

After the birth of her daughter and coming to terms with early motherhood, the mother decided to take a drastic turn and embrace her creativity again.

She said: “Like so many people, I followed the career path that was expected of me and as a result, spent many years feeling as if there was something missing.

“It took the birth of my daughter, and the onset of post-natal depression, for me to question my life and find something that would bring me the joy and purpose to thrive, and in turn, help those around me thrive too.”

Since that she wrote a book in 2018 titled ‘The Way Home’, recorded audiobook narrations, voice acted and other creative ventures.

Now she will be holding a TEDx Talk to encourage those worried about living life as a creative in a talk called ‘Grow Up and Get Creative’.

The event promises to bring together a group of inspiring speakers within the creative industry with people from a variety of backgrounds and expertise.

She added: “The 2019 TEDxRoyalCentralSchool event is all about ideas worth sharing, and I hope what I have to say will entertain the audience and inspire them to embrace their creativity.

“My talk is designed to stop people from believing they are victims in their life and instead give them the push to take responsibility to grow into the creative heroes they need to be.”

Now that she has become a creative, she thought now would be the right time to hold a talk. She said: “My work helps put people back in touch with their creativity so they can use it to grow, solve complex problems and make things better for themselves and others.

“I believe that creativity is a source of not only mental health, but mental wealth, and when we have this in our lives, we can thrive rather than just survive.”

To buy tickets for the upcoming talk, visit the Eventbrite page here.