I was the grammar school rebel who was actually a secret swot and got top grades. I took my time travelling before I hit university and when I was there enjoyed the social side as much as the studying.
I had always been involved in businesses - organising events, making things and even went to study Business at university.
But, when it came to having my own business I was stumped. I felt I needed to come up with a brilliant, unique idea to be a success and I didn't have any of those.
I started off working in the city before moving into education and was on the fast track to become a Headteacher.
But then I became a mum.
I realised that becoming a Headteacher would mean I would have little time to be with my family. And that was a sacrifice I didn’t want to make.
I was leaving before my daughter woke up and would often have only a snatched hour with her before bed. I was often distracted by work and I felt like I was failing as a mum and in my job. I felt like I was merely getting through the days and weeks.
When I got pregnant for the second time I knew that something had to change.
I used to spend half the night tossing and turning and trying to do sums, thinking I could be a stay at home mum one minute or a Headteacher the other.
And then I got a coach and working with her made me admit to myself that she was doing exactly what I wanted to do. That seed that was planted all those years ago, those courses I had done were because this was my passion. I was just too scared to admit it and didn't really know how I could go from coaching to being a coach.
But I did, I set up my business whilst pregnant, working full time and with my toddler in tow. It was bloody hard - I was speaking to clients during weekends and evenings and initially did everything myself.
I learnt a lot, I learnt what to outsource and how to give myself time every day, I learnt to have really clear boundaries and I learnt that this was my passion and that I was energised by my clients success.
I love helping other mums create their dream businesses and lives and have been privileged to be part of their success.
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Two young children
First-hand experience of the transition you are making - I switched careers myself and left a successful career to establish my coaching business (I now earn more every month working three days a week than I did in my full-time role and didn't need to return after my maternity leave)
Multiple businesses - I have opened a second business focusing on working with teenagers on their confidence and have a number of business partnerships
Numerous qualifications in Psychology, Business, and Coaching including a MA in Psychology, Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching, Diploma in Small Business Coaching, Diploma in NLP and I am completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Coaching
Over 6 years coaching experience
Coached more than 100 private and small business clients and more than 1000 coaching hours
Completed group and online programs from Brendon Burchard, Emily Williams, Marie Forleo and Amy Porterfield.
I always want to know a bit more about the person before I commit to something like coaching so here is a bit about me.
I’m a globe-trotter and love travel, I have travelled extensively and lived in Australia, New York and on a Malaysian island for 6 months. This year we are planning a family trip to California so I can attend Brendon Burchard's High Performance Academy and spend some time exploring the state. I have also planned trips to Barcelona, Ibiza, Rome and Greece.
I’m a qualified dive master and love nothing more than being in the underwater world, it is so peaceful and magical and I find it really relaxing.
I have run two marathons. I love yoga, exercise, and meditation - this is how I maintain my sanity as a mother of two young children and owner of a small business. It is through exercise and yoga that I am able to truly focus on myself and I find them both energising.
I enjoy fashion and am pretty much obsessed with Whistles, I have a bit of a "thing" for their dresses and I probably do have too many! I love Sophia Webster shoes so much my second daughter is called Sophia!
I love unwinding with a glass or two of prosecco with my girlfriends and putting the world to rights.
At 35 my life completely changed when I met my partner. We had our first daughter a year later, and our second daughter within another two years. We are getting married at the end of May and this will mark a truly remarkable 4 years.
Now I’m ready for entirely new adventures working with you to get you to where you want to be.