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Face the fear and fly: I wish I’d done this sooner!


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Face the fear and fly: I wish I’d done this sooner!

Following a relocation to the midlands, Fiona embarked on re-setting up her business as a Reiki practitioner. She joined the Flourish programme because...

“I had a dream and I knew I had the potential to succeed, but I kept on thwarting myself. I was acutely aware of my follies and was getting particularly frustrated by my procrastination which meant I wasn't putting myself out there.
I would tell people verbally about my business and was very excited about it, and clients were having great experiences, but I found I had terrible issues with consistency and motivation to promote myself or follow through on all my ideas for developing the business.
I didn't know where this came from. I needed help understanding why this was happening and why I was personally stopping my business growing.”

Fiona felt the Flourish programme would give her a better understanding of herself and her self-sabotaging patterns of behaviour and enable her to work on them so she could achieve her potential.


The combination of one-to-one coaching and small group workshops worked well for Fiona...

“Lorna’s experience, understanding, intuition and professional feedback always uplifts and energises me.
And the workshops are invaluable for tackling things straight on in a very clear, digestible way. We apply techniques there and then and there’ll be an immediate flick of the switch in my head, and I can see it happening in other participants too.“

The workshops prioritise time for constructive, guided coaching conversations in pairs (in breakout rooms) to practise the tools and techniques. Fiona says of these discussions...

“The conversations I have with others are an absolute surprise. Hearing others saying exactly what I am thinking and being able to see it from an external point of view makes it much easier to see around my own baggage. There are common traits, common problems and we can share solutions.
It is validating and a relief to know that I am not dysfunctional, and most things can be easily resolved.”

Learning about her core and driving values really changed Fiona’s perception of how she spends her time and what she is capable of...

“I had been spending time doing a radio show in the community and felt guilty about doing this as it was time away from paying business and I thought it might be ‘productive procrastination’ and people pleasing. I now appreciate why it is really so important to me and why it inspires me and gives me even more energy.
I am allowed my core values and I become a better person and better in business when I embrace them. My dreams are very attainable when I do this.”

Looking back at her most significant moments in the Flourish programme, Fiona says...

“If I had to pinpoint the biggest impact the coaching and workshops have had on me it would be being heard and having a safe space where I can really share my honest thoughts about myself and my business journey.
There have been so many lightbulb moments in understanding and addressing entrenched patterns of behaviour and resolving my issues. I now have hope, trust and belief that I can do it.”

To sum up what she thinks about her decision to join the Flourish programme, Fiona says...

“I can unequivocally say that the Flourish programme has been worth my investment of time and money.
Every session has been very personal, every workshop has been invaluable plus all the extra things like being able to join the workshops more than once.
It all keeps building my confidence and self-belief and I can use this knowledge to get the most out of myself.”

And finally, Fiona adds...

“To anyone else considering joining the Flourish programme, I will just say: this will have an immediate and ongoing impact on your business and all areas of your life. I wish I could have done this in my 20s!”

To find out more about how Lorna Thomas / Be The Best You In Business coaching and mentoring could support you to increase your confidence and grow your business with clarity, focus and control, book a call...



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