I help business owners take their business to the next level & build a business they're passionate about.
I started my first business when I was just 17, and I fell in love with the freedom that owning a business gave me to create my ideal lifestyle. However, during the first 8 years, I often found myself far from living my dream lifestyle.
I ran several different businesses, and although I enjoyed each one, I was often juggling many different roles within the business leaving me stressed and overwhelmed. My cashflow was erratic, I was often working 80 hours a week and I found it increasingly difficult to get away for a break, leaving me little opportunity to rest.
Everything came to a head when I was 26; a quick succession of personal events, including the death of a cousin, left me emotionally depleted, and after pushing myself physically to complete not 1, but 2 half marathons, I then caught glandular fever. Unable to take enough time out from the business to rest, it then developed into Post-Viral Fatigue, which forced everything to a crashing halt!
This was my wake-up call. I was completely burnt out and had gone from a fit, healthy 26 year old, to someone reduced to tears by the effort of getting dressed in the morning! Unable to work, I decided to take myself away for the Summer to give myself some time and space to figure out my next steps.
While I was there I got really clear about what it was that I wanted from my business, and also from my lifestyle. I knew I wasn't able (and didn't want) to go back to working 80+ hour weeks, so I started studying high performance strategies and learning how to produce better results whilst working just 20-30 hours a week.
I came back and applied the strategies in my own business with great success. After a couple of years I realised that I wanted to help other business owners use these same tools & strategies to make the shift that I had & level up their business to achieve their goals, and I made the transition into coaching.
I am truly passionate about helping my clients achieve their goals - to leave behind the 80hr weeks, and see significant growth in their business.
I grew up with my Dad running a small business and working very long hours, and I saw the impact that had on our family. A huge personal motivator for me is to ensure that I have time and freedom to be around for my kids when I'm ready to start a family, and I love nothing more than seeing my clients achieve that freedom too, and get back to enjoying running their businesses.
My Clients are passionate about what they do and often the reason they started their business is because they're great at what they do. They've usually built a solid business, and have been established for a couple of years, but as it's grown they've maybe found themselves slightly struggling to keep up with it. They're often working longer hours than they want to be, not earning as much money as they'd like, and they're feeling a bit overwhelmed. They're committed to getting it to the next level, and perhaps starting to build a small team around them, but they're unsure of how to do that and they want a high level of help and support to help them make that shift over the next 6 months. They want to build a successful business, focus on a role they're great at, and enjoy a great work-life balance.
If that sounds like you, let's talk.
Other Facts About Me:
I started my first business when I was just 17 and have only ever run my own businesses.
I recently got married & am enjoying having my spare time back now I'm not busy planning a wedding!
I believe passionately that we work to live, not the other way around. For me being a business owner is an opportunity to create your ideal lifestyle.
We have a very fluffy cat called Theo & a bouncy Viszla puppy named Red who keep my company when I'm working from home.
I love to horse ride and believe horses to be very theraputic. I've volunteered at 2 disabled riding centres over the years, in Taunton and Bristol.
My Dad is a professional golfer, and I grew up around our family business which is a Driving Range. (And no, I don't really play, although it's something I'd like to do more of in the future).
My husband and I both love to travel & have built our businesses in a way that enables us to work from anywhere for 4-6 weeks at a time.
I LOVE Gin and am slowly building a collection to be proud of!
I'm an introvert & need to give myself plenty of "quiet time" to be at my best.