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“Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet.” – Sadie Delany

My sentiments exactly!

Hey there, I’m Leanne and I’d like to welcome you and say thanks for stopping by.

I am a certified life coach and qualified careers adviser.

So, if you’re feeling demotivated and dissatisfied with life, you are in the right place.

Not only am I an advocate of people feeling happy and fulfilled at work and doing something meaningful and that they enjoy; I am also passionate about women feeling confident in their own skin and being true to themselves.

My Story

In 2009 I took voluntary redundancy from one of the world’s oldest and most recognised car manufacturers, where I worked as an IT Project Manager. Prior to taking redundancy, I spent eight years feeling bored, demotivated and had little interest in the sector I worked in.

I joined the company as a graduate after doing a degree in a subject I had no interest in – due to zero careers advice.

Due to my work ethic, I worked hard and did what everyone else did – bought a property and a car and spent my disposable income on clothes, socialising with friends and going on holiday.

On the surface, my life was great and I was doing well for myself. I was promoted twice and was following the traditional management path.

However something didn’t feel right, something was missing.

I felt this huge void and quickly began to realise I was in the wrong career.

I wasn’t interested in what was being said at meetings. I had no desire to become a manager and I really wanted to do something that made a difference.

The problem was that I had no idea what else I could do, or even what I wanted to do. All I knew is that I was a “people person” and I wasn’t the slightest bit interested in the latest operating system or PC.

However, as I had a mortgage to pay and most people around me seemed to be getting on with it, I continued and ignored the nagging feeling I had.

That was until my body decided to tell me enough was enough and I was eventually unable to work due to ill health for 3 months initially, followed by another 5 months less than a year later.

“You can fall, but you can rise also.” – Angelique Kidjo

During my first spell off due to ill health, it dawned on me that I had to seriously think about my career and my future. I had been researching alternatives on and off and as soon as I was well enough, I started to seriously look into my options. After extensive research, life coaching seemed to be something that matched all my career wants and needs most closely,  so I made the decision to retrain.

I spent a year saving for the training costs and then booked onto the year-long course.

I became a certified life coach and then went on to become a qualified careers adviser.

I want you to feel happy and motivated

I believe that life is too short to be anything other than happy!

I have been through the highs and lows of taking redundancy in the heart of a recession, I have had a complete career change and I have set up my own business, learning many lessons along the way.

However, I wouldn’t change a thing.

I am happier and more fulfilled than I ever was as an IT Project Manager.

The journey is not an easy one however which is why I have made it my mission to work with women who are where I was to help them also achieve happiness and fulfilment in their career and life.

I want women to wake up looking forward to life, enjoy what they do and have enough time and energy to take care of their health, well-being and relationships.

“You are the designer of your destiny; you are the author of your story.” — Lisa Nichols

So whether you’re considering a career change, struggling with work life balance or career progression, dreaming of travelling around the world, or you would simply like to find an hour in your day to read or exercise, I want to help you get passionate about your life again and spend more time doing what you want to do, rather than what you feel you should, whilst still being able to pay the bills!

What others say about me

"Working with Leanne was a pleasure. She was encouraging and very focused."

Amanda E, Photographer

"You can't ignore the brilliance of this impressive lady -her passion, objectivity, insight, sense of fun and deep values. I'm looking forward to working with her again."

Karis K

A bit more about me

I”m a pescatarian with a keen interest in healthy eating and wellness.

However, I love desserts. So much so that years ago I earned a pastry chef qualification and developed a passion for baking. (Yep, I’m a Bake Off fan!)

I love travelling and I absolutely love, love, love the sun! I also love water and it is my long-term plan to live in a hot sunny climate, surrounded by water (currently in progress).

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I really want to travel to South America and would also like to visit a number of countries in Africa. Top of my list of destinations would be Egypt, Ghana, Gambia, Peru and Brazil. My favourite destinations to date would have to be Bali and Cuba.

Journaling, books, music and film are also important in my life. I used to find it almost impossible to relax – in fact, I used to feel incredibly guilty – and over the years I have discovered that these things combined are an effective recipe for relaxation for me.

As well as desserts and cakes, I also adore dark chocolate, hot chocolate and sweet popcorn! (I’ve already mentioned the sun right?)

What now?

Let’s keep in touch.

You can sign up to be the first to hear about the latest from me – and I’d love for you to let me know what’s happening in your world – hopefully, I can help in some way – especially if you’re feeling like life sucks.

Leave comments on the blog posts and let me know your thoughts and what really hit a nerve for you.

If you want more help and advice on something specific or you find something I’ve said really useful, let me know because it’s my mission to make sure you’re living a happy, healthy life you love.