ONE LIFE,TO LIVE JOY-FULLY AND MEANING-FULLY
FULL is such a wonderful word. It doesn’t mean perfect and it doesn’t mean done. It means that at any given moment you have, you can believe you will find everything you need. We have one life to live – it’s so important we live it as fully as we can.
I worked in the corporate world for 10 years, but I always had that distinct feeling that I wasn’t quite where I wanted to be. I knew I wanted to do something different, but I didn’t really know what it was. Whilst on maternity leave with my first child, I worked with a coach who supported my soul searching and facing of hard truths. The work we did was so clarifying, uplifting and transformational, I wanted to learn more. I started coach training for personal development and found my calling.
With over 20 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, I have the tools, skills and business acumen to concentrate on helping women find joy and meaning in their life’s work. Often our misgivings, frustrations, questions, concerns bubble up in our work. But it’s never just about the work.
Jess has helped me find my confidence again. I did not initially look for a coach that exclusively worked with women, but when I found Jess, I knew that was what I wanted and what I needed. As women in business we have unique experience and life challenges that only other women can understand. I can’t recommend working with Jess highly enough...
I help women be bolder, braver, freer. No, we can’t completely shake the systems, expectations and judgements of others, but we can learn to recognise them, process them, and stride past their ‘should’ towards our own ‘will’. I will support you, process with you, question and challenge you, see you and hear you. I will stand beside you in wonder woman stances, with bright smiles on our faces. I will help you discover yourself, see your beautiful strengths, find your meaningful joy.
I coach women starting brand new ventures as well as female executives looking for more within their current positions. It’s so important to me that women define what is important to them so they can contribute meaningfully, earn graciously and still live joyful, fulfilling lives. In both the corporate world and the world of entrepreneurship. I support the proliferation of diverse voices, work that honours your values, and thriving both within and outside of large organisations.
And then there is my heart-work, which comes in the form of working with those who might not otherwise have access to the transformative power of coaching. My work in education and with social enterprises matters to me because I believe that everyone deserves to have access to coaching and the remarkable benefits it brings. I am adamant that finding power, purpose and joy is not a luxury reserved for a privileged few.
Everyone has a gift to give to the world;
giving your gift helps make your life full.
We might be a powerful pair! Contact me for an initial consultation.
BA Economics, University of Leicester
CIM Marketing Diploma
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) – Coaches Training Institute
ICF Accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
Regular appearances on BBC Radio Oxford, BBC 5 Live
MORE ABOUT ME
I value freedom: freedom of expression, and financial and physical freedom
I value love: unconditional love that adores who you are and sees all you can be.
I value honesty and truth: being real, being open
I value connection: physical, spiritual and emotional
I believe in the power of coaching; I actively invest in my development to keep my coaching tools razor sharp
I am deeply committed to living life with hope and kindness, curiosity and a sense of wonder
I believe that there is good in the world, and always more good we can do.
As a business leader and innovator, what I need most is an objective ally who motivates and supports, but who isn't afraid to challenge and question me. In over 15 years of business I've come to realise that this is a balancing act that very few people have mastered. Jess's coaching is central to my business and personal growth because I completely trust her ability to hold that balance.
Renée Watson, Founder - Curiosity Box
What does a full life look like to you? Contact me for an initial consultation.