Dr. Tulay Massey
Dr. Tulay Massey is a transformation coach specifically helping high achieving professional women bring balance, purpose and joy back into their lives and be present to what is most important to them.
What were your initial years of growing up like? Tell us about your life before the venture/ corporate journey?
I grew up in Turkey as the last of the 4 siblings in a stable middle class family. I had a great education and graduated with a 1st class Honours Degree in Dairy Science. I came to the UK to do my PhD and after completion started my first and only corporate job of 18 years. I had a successful career but had run out of passion for what I did, hence changed my path to become a life coach.
Every industry that is now a large-scale, top-notch business once started as a small idea in the minds of entrepreneurs. What was that idea or motivation that made you start your business/initiative? What motivated you within to say “YES, go for it!”
Helping people is second nature to me. It is what I do best. Even during my corporate year this had been a common theme in everything I did. I discovered that this lit me up so much when I became an internal trainer to deliver live training internally. Since then I became extremely passionate about making this happen. I was no longer feeling fulfilled in what I was doing and I wanted to create a bigger impact in the world. I set my intention that this was what I was going to do and invested in coaches to help me achieve that. Once I knew what was possible for other people, I knew it was possible for me too and that’s when I decided to leave and pursue my purpose. That was 2.5 years ago. I never looked back!
Tell us something about your initiative or current role. What is it about, and what impact are you trying to make?
Helping high achieving professional women bring balance, purpose and joy back into their lives and be present to what is most important to them. I am here to show women there is more to them than being a boss, a wife or a mum. Most people I work with put others’ needs above their own and settle for living out of alignment to their own values. With my work, I show them the importance of taking care of themselves inside and out is the only way to create the impact they have been craving for from others. When they take care of themselves, they benefit others much more.
All my clients achieved incredible transformations and this has been noticed by their own families and their colleagues. Their new way of being influenced others to live the same way too.
Your journey and your vision are very inspiring, but are there any achievements or accomplishments you would like to mention?
I have been featured in 2 podcasts and on ITV News.
Would you like to share with our young budding women entrepreneurs the change you would like to see in the world if given an opportunity?
I want all the women I work with to STOP living in chaos by constantly reacting to the outside world (what is going on outside of yourself) and learn to live in Serenity by the principles I teach in my programme. I have changed using these principles and I AM BEING the change I want to see in this world by the way that I live my life.
Women are a growing force in the workplaces worldwide, standing shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. There are cracks in glass ceilings everywhere, with many women breaking through to carve out a space right at the top of the pyramid. What are your thoughts about women’s leadership today?
I don’t have a strong opinion on this topic. All I want to say is that anything is possible and there are so many women leaders out there that have already demonstrated this. Women are powerful and able to create anything that they set their mind to!
What would you want to say to our young women leaders/audience reading this?
I want to remind the readers that you are all here for a higher purpose. You are the creator of your own life. You either create it by default or create it consciously. When you become the master of your own mind you get to create exactly what you want in life consciously. Always remember how powerful your mind is, because everything you see in your external reality has been created by your own thoughts and beliefs. You either use it to your advantage or to your detriment. The choice is yours but you always have a choice!