I’m a Self-Love and Happiness Coach with a passion for helping women overcome fear, anxiety and self-doubt and learn to accept and love who they truly are. I’m a mum of two, avid reader and I’m based in Wales in the UK.
What were your initial years of growing up like? Tell us about your life before starting your corporate journey/venture/initiative.
Growing up I had your classic “perfect” upbringing. I am an only child from a loving home in a beautiful part of the UK, the Cotswolds. I certainly had a happy life but I also struggled massively with anxiety and the pressure to be perfect. I can remember feeling anxious as young as age 4 and my anxiety hugely shaped my life. I had an eating disorder at the age of 12 and was very good at presenting as someone who was doing well but inside I was anxious all the time and struggling. I certainly had high-functioning anxiety and this is something I didn’t overcome until I was in my late twenties.
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!”
I suffered an anxious breakdown at the age of 24, got divorced at 26 and reached what I would call ‘rock bottom’. I started to work on myself and realised I had zero self-worth. I began to overcome my anxiety and start to get a sense of who I truly was and I thought if I can do this, then anyone can. I made the decision to become a coach and figured if I only help one woman feel better about herself then that’s all that matters. I naturally am someone who is very all or nothing and when it came to my business this was no different. I went fully in with my heart and my mind and I decided I was done with playing small and it was time to go big.
Tell us something about your initiative or current role. What is it about, and what impact are you trying to make?
I currently am a Self-Love and Happiness Coach and my aim is to help as many women as possible realize that they are good enough. I pride myself as a no-nonsense kind of coach and believe that people thrive when they are lovingly pushed out of their comfort zone. I help women to uncover who they truly are, what they want out of life and then finally create a life that they love. It’s about breaking free from the pressures and expectations of others, removing the ‘lost’ feeling that we sometimes have and truly living life rather than simply existing. My aim is to help women find out who they are, accept and love themselves and strive to be the very best version of themselves that they can be to ensure they create a life they have always dreamed of.
Your journey and your vision are very inspiring, but are there any achievements or accomplishments you would like to mention?
I am very proud of the fact that I have personally overcome the anxiety I have battled for years and I’m proud of the clients I have helped to leave their jobs, their relationships and to overcome the fears they have about showing up as who they actually want to be.
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?
If it were possible, I would like to see all women no longer feeling the need to rely on relationships, careers, financial abundance or social status to feel worthy. I would like to see women inherently knowing their worth and living their life accordingly.
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 leadership today?
I think the world needs women. I think the balance that many women have managed to find with their masculine and feminine energy is the potential catalyst that could create huge ripples of change across the world. It is time for women to be seen as the born leaders that they are and for men and women to stand side by side, as equals.
What would you want to say to our young women leaders/audience reading this?
What you believe about yourself will dictate your future. Change starts within you and if I can urge you to do one thing today it would be to get to know yourself the way that you get to know others. Give yourself the time and respect you deserve and alter your perspective on yourself. What you believe is what you will achieve.