At the start of 2015 I started to get increasingly fed up in my job. To make matters worse, my Teacher husband was loving his job. Every day he could see the difference he was making in his work and I could no longer see purpose in my role.
I started to get jealous of him and realised I’d had enough. I was sick of the long hours, the office politics, the restriction, travelling all over the country for my work and staying away from home. I was tired of not being around like I wanted to be for my kids. Leaving the house when it was still dark and getting home in the dark.
And then there was the guilt! I felt guilty for not being around when the kids came home from school and being too tired to be fully present with them when I did get home. I also felt guilty at work for leaving the office early if I needed to go to parents evening or sports day. I’d feel the judgement for not staying late every day from my manager and colleagues.
I remember one time when my youngest daughter was ill and had to take the day off school. Me and my husband were in the kitchen arguing over who’s turn it was to be off with the kids! Uugh! It was a frantic, messy time for our family.
I finally made a commitment to myself that by the end of 2015 I’d have left my job and started my business. So, I made a plan. I worked out the financials and with the help of a trusted coach, I was able to start my business by the end of that year!
I’VE CREATED A BUSINESS I LOVE, DOING WORK I ADORE, AROUND MY FAMILY.
I’ve honestly never looked back! It’s not always been easy but the worse day as an entrepreneur is still better than being in corporate for me.
Now I work with entrepreneurs to choose courage in their lives and businesses. I help them to start and grow businesses and podcasts they love on their terms
DO YOU KNOW YOU WANT MORE FOR YOUR LIFE AND CAREER BUT DON’T KNOW HOW TO GET THERE?
If that’s you, then my Signature Private Mentorship ‘Choose Courage Coaching’ is exactly for you.
I work with entrepreneurs like you who are ready to commit to creating the business or podcast they’ve always wanted I’ll be there to guide you, support you and be your cheerleader. I’ll be right beside you with practical guidance and a gentle push (or kick up the bum if you like!) when you need it.
I’ll take you from the very early idea stages of building your business or podcast, to being in your own successful and profitable business as soon as possible, and often within a few short months.
MY AIM IS TO MAKE YOU FEEL 100% READY AND EQUIPPED TO RUN YOUR BUSINESS or podcast SUCCESSFULLY AND PROFITABLY, FEELING INSPIRED AND IN CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE.
A BIT ABOUT ME…
I live in the North of England with my husband and two daughters.
We have a rescue dog called Milo as well as two cats called Alan and Parker, two Rabbits, a Tortoise and an African Pygmy Hedgehog! (Yes, I adore animals!).
I’ve got a 1976 VW Campervan called Daisy. When we travel in her I totally imagine myself as a young Stevie Nicks!
One of my biggest goals in life is to own a home in Cornwall in the UK overlooking the sea. It’s my family's happy place (as well as at home!).
I’ve had a really successful 20 plus year HR and business career in the UK. The parts I loved about my HR roles were always where I could coach and mentor people to be the best they could be and help them to progress in their careers. However, I found that the more senior I became in HR, the more out of alignment I felt in my job.
I'm an eternal student. I love learning and am passionate about personal development. I’ve invested thousands of pounds in my development and education which I love to pass on to my clients.