Coaching can get quite a bad wrap these days. It’s not a title that I always feel comfortable sharing when people ask what it is that I do as a huge number of people that I have spoken to have openly shared their distaste for coaches who coach coaches to be coaches. . And I have a ton to say about that. But not all coaches are cut from that cloth. . I spent a decade in business and nearly three years of being a mama to gain the experience and knowledge I have of well-being and business that I share with people today and for some of that knowledge I learnt the hard way as I’m sure many people do but the main reason I do it – is because I have this innate mothering instinct, this drive to share what I’ve learnt and a real discomfort (literally physical) in seeing other people struggle. . You won’t find me pushing hustle and five figure promises but making plans for a life that’s loved through the small moments (like noticing this sugar coating on the grass when it’s been sprinkled with natures magic) that make it feel as though life is truly being lived, and experienced - and helping other women do the same. . Not everyone creates their work around people’s well-being and that’s ok but if you’ve ever been put off by coaching I want you to know that there is another way, a way that’s a lot more nurturing for the heart, body and soul and there are incredible people out there who can gift you with the tools to help you fulfil your own needs and dreams and make life a heck of a lot happier along the way. . But I’m interested to know, what do you make of the coaching thing? . . . #femalecoach #mumpreneur #mumswithhustle #mumsinbusiness #mumssupportingmums #mumslife #mumsandbubs #mumboss #mumlife #mummyblogger #mumblog #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodunplugged #uniteinmotherhood #honestmotherhood #thepursuitofjoyproject #our_everyday_moments #thehappynow #momsofinstagram #mumpreneurs #calledtobecreative #creativityfound
I cherish my time with my little one but I haven’t always been the best at being fully present for it. . And I wasn’t happy about that. . I knew my attention was being drawn away from her even when we were together and I wasn’t giving her 100% of what she or I needed. . So I said no to tomorrow. To waiting and yes to being full on in the present moment regardless of the worry I felt would haunt me. . I’ve had to practice hard to figure out how to balance work stuff life stuff and play time so I can be fully present with her. I’ve tested so many different theories to try to find that illusive balance and to find a way of doing it that sticks and by Jeeves I think I’ve got it. . Of course some days it slides a little but the basis is always there to return to, the ability to pull myself back into the present moment and be fully invested and with her creating memories, helping her shape her personality, security and joy is just priceless. . And it’s necessary for my own happiness and quality of life. . Being present is only a part of fully enjoying our lives, productivity is another and my workbook helps figure out how to do both and assists you in finding your own balance. It’s free and if it sounds good to you you can find the link in my profile. . . #mamapreneur #mumpreneur #workingmum #mumswithhustle #mumsinbusiness #mumssupportingmums #mumslife #mumsandbubs #mumlife #mumblog #motherhoodthroughinstagram #momsofinstagram #mummyblogger #honestmotherhood #thepursuitofjoyproject #our_everyday_moments #thehappynow #mompreneur #motherhoodunplugged #womeninbusiness #mumboss #uniteinmotherhood
I have a small confession to make. . There’s something massively wrong with this photo. . There’s a distinct lack of cake. . Of which I have a small obsession with. . It’s not just the delicious sweetness against the sometimes savoury or bitter taste of tea - although one does not work so well without the other! (HUGE fan of the sweet and salty combo here) . But it’s the effort, the craftsmanship, the patience, the intention and the art that goes into making a cake only for it to pass someone’s lips in mere seconds never to be seen, appreciated or heard of again. . You get me right? That’s something - spending hours creating something that pleases more than three senses but only momentarily... and to me that effort and that experience is art. . And it makes me love cake all the more. Don’t you agree? . . . #confession #confessions #cake #craftsmanship #cakeart #cakestagram #creativelife #creativityfound #calledtobecreative #creativepreneur #communityovercompetition #makersmovement #creativeentrepreneur #mumboss #beingboss #handsandhustle #mumblog #mamapreneur #thehappynow #slowlife #solopreneur
Because that fascination face with her flower friend, the in focus tree in the crook of her hand and the early spring sunshine was just too cute not to share! . Happy Monday folks. Today I’m completely distracted by the weather. If I could go outside and roll around in it until I was covered head to foot I would. . This little pic is from the weekend, I took a rather moody nearly three year old daffodil picking and she eventually came around and really loved it, thankfully otherwise I would have been the only one having fun! . What did you do this weekend that filled you up? . . .
Saturday and this is moving my soul so much. Yeppers. A cup of tea, a cosy place to rest and a quiet house all to myself to replenish my energy and hear my soul. It’s the simple things that feel bloody great isn’t it? . .
When I first met my husband he was throwing grapes at a friend of mine who was playing trumpet. Suffice to say at the time I was rather unamused I mean honestly what if his aim had been good and those grapes had gotten stuck? The next time I met him he was asleep under a haybale at a festival and although I kind of wanted to separate myself and leave him there I became all protective and told people not to sit on him. Ah the life and times of a musician! . But now although you more than likely won't find us at gigs and festivals anymore (more like parent bopping around the kitchen with the little one to Disney music) he still makes me laugh every single day (sometimes with sometimes at!) and we've been known to still roll the occassional haybale in to the garden for memories sake! . Do you have a significant other in your life? I'd love to know how you met them too? . #mumpreneur #mumswithhustle #mumssupportingmums #mumslife #mumsinbusiness #mumsandbubs #mumlife #mumblogger #creativeentrepreneur #mycreativebiz #creativepreneur #youngentrepreneurs #solopreneur #communityovercompetition #mumboss #mummyblogger #hardworker #businessminded #businesspartner #selfgrowth
There’s this thing that people tend to do before they hire a coach and that’s wait until things are really bad. And I get it – it’s nobody’s fault but lets be real we all know when something is heading a certain way and we feel a little unable to pull it back alone don’t we? . But hiring a coach isn’t a weakness – it’s not a flag that highlights you as someone who wasn’t able to do it alone but a strength – an open acknowledgement to the part of yourself that knows that you deserve more and have the ability to create it. . We’ve been so conditioned to have this stiff upper lip – to work alone, to DIY everything, to be the one that holds everything together for our families, to not speak out when something is bothering us and to shoulder it all for as long as we can but when we do that we also push so much opportunity away by holding ourselves too tightly (yup my hands up here!). . So if you’ve ever considered working with a coach or mentor and you’re waiting for one day when I beg you my friend, please, don’t wait because the chances are you’re putting what you really want for your life, the joy you want to experience, the gifts you want to share with others, the way you want to provide for your family – on hold too when you could begin to turn it all around today. . It’s always more simple than we let it be in our minds. I know, I’ve struggled with the mind noise all too often too. . Is there something you want to do but you’re leaving to do one day when? Declare it below and make it real. . . #mentor #mentorship #femaleentrepreneurs #globalshift #entrepreneurlife #creativeentrepreneur #creativepreneur #communityovercompetition #calledtobecreative #makersmovement #creativityfound #risingtidesociety #solopreneur #businesswoman #womensupportingwomen #femaleentrepreneur #mycreativebiz #thehappynow #pursuepretty #gottastayfocused #businesspartner
3 embarrassing things you didn’t know about me… . If you’re new around here hey! Shall we break the ice with a few stories? . I’m a holistic business coach to creative women and I’m all about bridging the gap between well-being and business success. And I got here in a backwards kinda way. I’ve been in business for a decade but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I realised that although I was filling all my time and headspace with it – I really wasn’t enjoying it that much anymore. After a little epiphany I realised that so many of the women that I worked with or spoke to weren’t either so I dedicated my time to figuring out how to really take care of my well-being, my confidence, creativity and peace of mind whilst also building my business, income and enjoyment of life. Which brings me to where I am today! . Ok so that said here’s my three I’ll go first if you follow after! . 1. I really love kids books. If you wanna give me a novel to read better make sure it’s got a fictional world to escape to with a hefty sprinkling of magic! . 2. I have a small obsession with cake. There I said it. Theres just something so incredible about the amount of precision, creativity and artwork that goes into making these tiny little masterpieces that people gobble up in mere seconds that is then gone for good – apart from in memory (or on Instagram) I mean honestly how many things in life do humans put so much into for just momentary pleasure? . 3. I completely unashamedly use my daughter to help people open up – she's always waving to people in shops who often don’t reply so I have a habit of nudging them to respond to her by asking her to say hi again when I notice their glances. . What’s something that I don’t know about you that might surprise me? Please share so I’m not the only one feeling the blushes right now! . . #femaleentrepreneur #ladyboss #womeninbiz #creativeentrepreneur #womeninbusiness #womenwhohustle #womenentrepreneurs #businesswomen #womensupportingwomen #entrepreneurmindset #womanpreneur #solopreneur #femaleentrepreneurs #bosschick #entrepreneurial #creativepreneur #businesscoach #millenials #bosschicks #entrepreneursofinstagram