In 2014 when my youngest child started school I undertook some life coaching sessions myself. I had been in my part-time job as a Recruitment Advisor for 11 years and I was ready to do something different on my two spare days of the week. I wanted to give myself time to think clearly about how I wanted to use my time. The life coaching sessions were a real opportunity to focus on me for a change and we explore all the different areas of my life. One area which I brought to the sessions was my relationship with my husband. We had noticed that every few months I would say I was feeling unloved. I knew my husband loved me, but I wasn’t feeling loved. When I talked to him he said “Of course I love you – I married you!” That didn’t seem to help how I felt. Through the coaching we were able to explore my strengths and those of my husband. It showed me we were dramatically different in how we operated. We had no overlapping strengths. Through seeing it in black and white I was able to get clarity on all the ways my husband DOES demonstrate his love for me – I was just looking for them to be done in my way, not his. This clarity and perspective transformed my relationship with my husband, and I no longer feel unloved. The impact of the coaching was so strong that I decided to look in to training to be a life coach myself. I knew I had the people skills required as it was common for my friends to talk to me about the issues they were facing. I also had a decade of experience conducting recruitment interviews so I knew I could ask good questions. I undertook a course and set up my business in May 2016. Since then I’ve not looked back. I love seeing my mum clients take control of their lives and step forward feeling inspired and empowered to bring about the change they desire. It’s a privilege to be doing what I love, and it is something I treasure every day.