I’m Lucy, founder of She Coaches Confidence. I’m a people person, always have been, who loves live music, partying, dancing and running around after my kids. No seriously, I adore my children, but owning my own business is what really inspires me on a daily basis and my true passion in life is helping other women to feel good about themselves.
I moved to London for my university years, followed by a seven-year career in magazine publishing, which was a lot of fun. However, it wasn’t a job that suited me – or, more specifically, the Lucy I once was. Low in confidence but desperately trying to hide it, I was faking my way through the job. Unsurprisingly, it was utterly exhausting.
”The thought of speaking to a confidence coach initially was daunting, but from the first meeting with Lucy I felt completely at ease. She has a gentle and approachable manner - she is a GREAT listener - she is non-judgemental.
With the ability to gently pluck key facts and information from questions asked, and through carefully prepared worksheets, Lucy has helped me to remember who I am, understand things about myself, to carefully unravel the tangled mess in my mind by journaling and free-writing. Lucy has taught me to set small, achievable goals - tiny steps. I am learning to be true to myself by speaking out with confidence and making decisions, and I am so glad to be working with her one-to-one. She instils confidence!
I went on to train as a make-up artist and pushed myself to get out there and work hard as a junior MUA. I learned so much during this time, but again, my lack of self-belief in my ability to do my job and run a business meant that my drive to progress faltered and my confidence came crashing down. Are you beginning to see a familiar pattern in my life? I found so many things hard because I lacked the confidence to own them.
Four years ago, I started developing my own confidence. I had to – I kept coming up against the same hurdles and I knew this would continue unless I did something about it.
I can tell you with every cell in my body that confidence rocks! It is the glue that holds everything together in your life. And from true confidence comes more success at work, a positive mindset, a more balanced life and pushing yourself forwards and not caring what others may think – yes!