3 years ago I found myself at a life crossroads. (I’m sure you’ve felt the same before too, or maybe you’re there right now?)
I was a busy working mum juggling caring for my two little girls alongside a demanding legal career..
I absolutely loved being a mum and wanted to be around to meet all of their needs, but at the same time I was also really passionate and very proud of the successful career I’d worked so hard to establish.
“I felt torn and craved more balance and to escape the stress, overwhelm, and frustration that comes from striving to be your best as a parent, employee, mentor, friend and colleague but feeling that you’re failing to perform to your full potential.”
I wanted to be the best mum I could be, but I also wanted a purpose outside of being a mum. Whilst I remained passionate about my legal career I started to doubt if I had what it took to remain successful without compromising time with my family.
I knew I needed change. I felt a need to step away from the corporate treadmill I’d been running on for so long but I didn’t know how to make the change happen, how to start, what else I could do. So I was grateful that an opportunity presented itself to me. An opportunity to start my own business with minimal startup cost and limited risk.
Starting something completely new and entirely different to my previous career from scratch was both challenging and exhilarating. I developed new skills and began the start of a new personal development journey as I started to look toward the future and what I wanted that to look like. I had the chance to design my life to start to explore my true passion and work in alignment with my true purpose but I wasn’t sure I knew what that was.
So this time I sought help and guidance and was grateful to connect with a coach who helped me to gain clarity on where I was heading and how I could live my best life. The journey wasn’t without its challenges. I had deep seated issues to deal with – anxiety, depression and emotional abuse that had led to feelings of negative self-worth, lack of self-belief and lots of fear.
The time investing in myself has grown me in ways I could have never imagined. I realised that overcoming depression, anxiety and emotional abuse wasn’t something to be ashamed of, it was to be celebrated as challenges than I had overcome and I knew that if I could overcome those challenges that I could help and show others that they could do the same too.
My desire to help and support has always been strong. Helping others was the reason I first went into the legal profession and why throughout my career I’ve always engaged in mentoring and coaching programmes to help and support others. Seeing others achieve and succeed has always brought fulfilment to me.
I knew that whilst I could reach those I worked with as part of my business, there were still lots of women out there in the same situation as I had been – overworked, overwhelmed and lacking direction and focus. Enjoying life but not to the fullest extent not with real joy, purpose or passion and I wanted to help them too.
It was then that my purpose became clear. I wanted to help as many women as I could to step into their true light, to shake off their limiting beliefs and negative self talk, and to embrace their true potential and worth and start to live their best life yet.
My mission now is to help as many women as possible to believe in themselves and that their best is yet to come.