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Peace and power!

Illustration of a woman's fist in a feminist power clench, surrounded by flowers and foliage
Peace and power!

Lesley is a herbalist, interior designer and café / bar owner and she joined the Flourish programme because...

“My life was not where I wanted it to be. I wanted to develop the skills and acquire the tools to be able to craft and create a business that supports the life that I want.
Alongside the meditation and spiritual techniques I practise to bring my awareness more and more in the present, the Flourish programme techniques married beautifully.”

Lesley found the programme made a difference to her personally and professionally and a particular highlight for her included understanding that it’s not her responsibility to ensure other people are happy...

“I am more comfortable saying ‘no’, even if I know it’s going to disappoint people and let people down. Even in robust conversations I have made up my mind. And afterwards I don’t give myself a really hard time.
Understanding that this choice about saying ‘no’ and disappointing people doesn’t equate to f**king my life up, was a big aha moment.
I feel empowered in my relationships. There’ve been subtle changes, such as there are no longer expectations that I will automatically do things.”

Another highlight has been reducing her procrastination...

“Often, I will press pause to check if what I’m doing is in alignment with what I’ve said I’m committing to today. If it’s not, I change tack. It’s still taking practise but becoming more habitual.”

From a business perspective, Lesley has been able to make significant changes to how she approaches people and tasks...

“I am less reactive, more responsive and responsible for my behaviour around my business partner and in business relationships. I am able to make decisions and communicate from a considered space rather than reacting emotionally.”

And all of this has meant that Lesley has implemented significant changes in her business, which reflect her increasing confidence...

“I am confident to let go of aspects of the business that weren’t serving me or my clients.
And I am more comfortable in sharing my gifts and services with people, who I am, what I do and what I offer. For example, I’ve been proactively contacting existing clients and this has resulted in more business. And no one has said, ‘Stop pestering me!’
The business is healthier and I’m focusing on what I am passionate about, skilled and experienced in. I’m not trying to please everyone all of the time.
I have a clear plan for the next three months and I can assess whether it’s fulfilled and take the action that’s needed.
And I am scheduling and boundaried about my time, and this means I have more time for things outside of my business.”

The benefits of Lesley’s new approach are being felt on many fronts...

“I find it very fulfilling and exciting collaborating with the people and organisations that I’m now working with.
I have more clients and I have the knowledge that I can create my business how I want it to be.
And I’ve also had improvements in my health because I’m not lying in bed worrying. I wake up with gratitude and excitement for the day ahead.”

In summing up, Lesley says...

“The Flourish programme has combined with all my practises to create a big shift in realising that I have the opportunity to shape my reality for myself and others.
I press pause several times a day and in doing so I get to choose what I fill the pause with. I could make a massive difference or make no difference. And either way is fine because it’s my choice.
The Flourish programme has been worthwhile, and I anticipate the benefits will continue to grow and unfold.”

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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