Ready to stop dreaming and start doing?

 

 

Can you imagine what it would be like to...

  • Allow your God given talents to open doors for you to create a life you love waking up to?
  • Create a structured and organised action plan for your business success?
  • Be brave enough to say 'no' to certain things in order to make room for your wider why?
  • Eliminate fear and doubt?
  • Make a big impact with your message for God's glory & your good?
  • Escape 'internet overwhelm' and become more visible online?
  • Get clued up on the 'techy stuff'?
  • Consistently serve your target audience?
  • Move beyond a negative money mindset?
  • Put your time, talent and treasure into doing something you LOVE?
  • Build the Kingdom of God whilst building your business
 

will you let me help you make this happen?

 

 

My Story

I honestly never thought I’d be in a position to go after my hopes and dreams because fear constantly got in the way.

I grew up going to church. However, after leaving for university and trying to find my own way in the world, I spent a few years in total wilderness. I got my degree and that was around about the same sort of time I came back to faith. I was 21 when I found myself walking back through the doors of the church I'd not set foot in for three years. I was lovingly led back to the Lord and signed up for their gap year that very summer. Taking that gap year instead of going for a 'regular' graduate job was my first big risk - and it totally changed the course of my life.

When I finished my church gap year, this former party girl had become passionate about God – like crazy, on fire passionate for Him! But then, it was a matter of ‘what next?’ I was supposed to ‘adult’ now, right? I had a tiny hope that I’d be able to work with young people as a youth worker – telling them about Jesus and helping them to recognise just how amazing they were because God said so. I'd just spent this incredible year with my church learning all about who I truly was and I was desperate to help other people know that truth. I was young and so I figured that talking to teenagers about this truth was the best fit for me at the time. But there was a lot of risk around that. I’d have to leave my church (which had been home for number of years) and I’d have to settle for a less-than income (and I wasn’t sure I could with London rental prices).

So I didn’t follow through! I mean, I got as far as filling in an application form for a local youth worker role which was recommended to me but

I also filled in one for a teacher training course too. I told myself that seeing as I’d still be working with young people, it was along the same sort of lines… kind of.

'Henson' is my maiden name!

'Henson' is my maiden name!

I qualified as a teacher and then taught in secondary schools for seven years. 

The truth? I harboured a dream of what that 'youth worker' post might have looked like for most of my teaching career. I prayed about working in a way where I could share my faith 'full time' and God seemed to say no, because year on year, I was back in the classroom. At the end of every school year, despite wanting to leave, I could never quite pluck up the courage. I took the opportunity to do a lot of voluntary work with my church - leading the youth work and helping to run (and later pioneer) young women's ministries. I even launched Christian Unions at the schools I taught in. 

Fear continued to keep me bound from ever going after anything 'full time faith' based because, to be honest, I got used to my teacher's salary and my safe 9-5 lifestyle and job security. Even though I knew that high school teaching was not my wider why!

I took my next big risk in the summer of 2011 after hearing about an amazing urban mission initiative taking place over on the other side of London. The heart of Eden is all about moving to a challenging area and living alongside and serving the community there as a volunteer, whilst maintaining your full-time job. I LOVED this idea as it meant I could be more full on in ministry whilst still holding onto my job security. But it was still a risk. I had to leave my family, friends and church and find a flat in an area I didn't know, all by myself. I'd just turned 25. I knew God was calling me to this and so I stepped out in faith and moved into a tiny studio flat in my wonderful new community.

I'm not saying that risk and huge leaps of faith are keys to God's provision... there's no formula for that. But I am saying that after I'd told God that I'd had enough of searching for my one day husband in the world of online dating and church hopping, and that I was just ready to surrender my life, hopes and dreams to Him and go where He led me... I met my would be husband! Eighteen months later, we were married! I turned 26 on our gorgeous honeymoon in Cancun.

So... there I was, balancing the teacher/Eden life, when something pretty amazing happened!  My husband and I were asked to come and serve on a church staff team! We prayed about making the big decision to move and all that came with it (pay-cuts, as I'd only be working at the church part time, and leaving friends again etc) but we knew it was right. I was ready to smugly hand in my big, bold letter of resignation to the school I was working in, and then I was called in by the headteacher...

The role that I was working in at the school (leading an alternative education unit) was no longer going to operate in the same way the following year and so my role wasn't there anymore... I was made redundant.

Yes, I was going to leave anyway, but after seven long years in education, I wanted to be the one to tell it I was finally moving on.

Would you believe me if I told you that redundancy was one of the best things that's ever happened to me?

Being made redundant told me that it was GOD and no one else who was firmly closing the door on my teaching career. I didn't choose to leave teaching, the pastor friends of ours who invited us to come and serve on their church staff team hadn't chosen this for us either. It was all God and He gave me permission to dream again.

YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY - WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES, ANOTHER ONE OPENS? WELL, FOR ME, GOD OPENED TWO DOORS!

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As well as having the privilege to minister on my church staff team, I finally got the time and space I'd so desperately wanted to focus on my wider why - equipping amazing women like you with real truth (Biblical and relevant) for real life (family, business and everything in between) and enabling you to believe you truly can go after your God-given dreams, just like I did! 

I never would have been able to begin even thinking about living this life if I'd remained in a 9-5 job as a high school teacher. God knew that, and He had been preparing me for my future right from the start. The lessons I learned as a teacher & the clarity I gained during my years of volunteer work were essential. Those years all prepared me with the tools and the know-how I needed to live in my now. God always, always, always has a plan!

MY OWN STORY HAS PROPELLED ME TO REMIND BRILLIANT WOMEN LIKE YOU THAT TRUSTING GOD REALLY IS EVERYTHING. TRUSTING HIM WITH OUR HEARTS, OUR LIVES AND OUR WORK.

 

 

Work... To be perfectly honest, for the first six months of my post-teaching life I did barely anything when I wasn’t ministering at church. I mean, I did the laundry and I cooked dinner… but I also watched A LOT of Pretty Little Liars. I suddenly had all of this time to work on my hopes and dreams, but guess what got in the way again? Yep, fear.

OF ALL THE FOUL FOUR LETTER WORDS THAT GET BANDED AROUND, TO ME, ‘FEAR’ IS THE MOST POISONOUS.

I kept letting myself believe that even though I had the space to, if I went after my hopes and dreams, I’d be laughed at, that no one would be interested and that I’d fail.

So, I kept procrastinating.

The next six-months were a little better – I learned that consistency was key, and so I made a commitment to start blogging to my tiny list of subscribers every week. I then made the decision to create a 30-day devotional for my readers. By the end of the 30-day series (one month), my list had doubled in size. It was clear people were interested in what I had to say, but I still wasn’t confident enough to sell something like a book or a course. Even though I knew God had given me a story and Truth which needed to be shared.

THEN I TURNED 30.

Me at my 30th birthday party!

Me at my 30th birthday party!

For me, turning 30 and still not having the ‘get up and go’ enough to pursue my dreams made me decide that enough was enough.

I’d heard about coaching a few months before and had signed up to a few high-level coaches’ freebies.

Freebies are informative, but they don’t hold anyone accountable.

So I ignored them, most of the time.

Until I found myself pretty intrigued by one coach, mainly because she'd often mention God in her posts. She’d write that sometimes she would pray for a breakthrough in her business or ask God for guidance with a client etc. and it got my attention. A Christian who wasn’t afraid to say that she was an entrepreneur with big goals!

So I invested.

After long discussions with my husband and lots of prayers, we knew that it was the right thing to do even though money was beyond tight.

Investing in myself is honestly the best thing I’ve ever done for my God-given hopes and dreams.

Within the first week of working with my high level coach, my 30-day devotional, which was previously just a set of blog posts collecting dust on my laptop, was a fully edited e-book available to download and receiving paying customers! I even created a second one almost immediately after that using some other previous blog posts. My coached dared me to dream bigger for myself and I accepted that challenge with open arms!

I then went on to create my first e-course on it's own membership site and filled it with women from all over the world. My work has been featured on blogs internationally as well as on national radio several times. I knew I wanted to mobilise other amazing Christian female entrepreneurs to go after their dreams, just like I was encouraged to. I now work with clients from all over the world and help them create and scale businesses they LOVE. Even after just one or two calls...

I'M FINALLY ABLE TO DO WHAT I'VE WANTED TO DO EVER SINCE I FINISHED MY GAP YEAR - EQUIP PEOPLE WITH THE TRUTH THAT JESUS HAS BIG THINGS FOR THEIR REAL, EVERYDAY LIVES, IF ONLY THEY'D MUSTER UP THEIR FAITH & DARE TO DREAM BIGGER... AND THEN I GET TO HELP THEM LIVE IT. THIS IS MY GOD-GIVEN WIDER WHY, AND IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN.

Lovely, I know you've had enough of sitting on the sidelines. I know that as you read my story, something began to stir in your heart. Because the truth is, God's reserved you a front row seat you're currently not occupying and I'm here to show you how to get there.

Stop putting it off. If you have God-given hopes and dreams which you know you've been called to live out. You've really got to stop putting them off and start walking into your wider why...

Whether you're still working your 9-5, you're at home raising babies, or you're in a position to put your all into your biz, it's time to do something about it right now!

Imagine if I'd never signed up for that gap year. Imagine if I'd never moved to North London and met my husband. Imagine if, after my redundancy, I'd been too scared to lose the job security of a 9-5 life and had just applied to be a teacher again somewhere else. Every single time I've taken a risk, God has been right there with me, cheering me on!

Are you ready to be bold? Are you ready to leap? You were made for more.

 

Are you ready to stop watching netflix and start building big?

You were made for more!

 

 

Coaching Topics

Your one-on-one business coaching experience will be designed specifically with you in mind. However, these are some of the topics we may cover.

Biblical base

  • Putting the Bible in it's rightful place - first, both in your business and your life.

  • Connecting your business goals to your 'wider Why'.

  • Prayerful support throughout your coaching experience.

  • Get your mindset right with a short Biblical reflection to begin each coaching session.

Master your message

  • Support in how to write your copy - from web pages to emails to Facebook ads. I'm your copy coach!
  • Helping your audience feel with the words you're sharing.
  • Making your message clear across all platforms.
  • Helping you get bold enough to be authentically YOU!

Tech Technique

  • Website building support. - stand out online with my video tutorials & support.

  • Understanding the world of social media and how to make it work for you.

  • Reaching your ideal customers/clients with simple email marketing tools.
  • Get clued up on and start creating 'sales funnels', 'opt-ins', automation, landing pages and more.

Structural Support

  • Create a business strategy and get organised.
  • Action steps after every call to hold you accountable and get you working!
  • Create long, medium & short-term goals to stay on track.
  • Escape overwhelm and work smart.

Bridging the Gap

  • Move seamlessly from hobby to business without it being terrifying!

  • Focus on how your what ties into your Why.

  • Move beyond fear!

  • Start understanding the importance of community without the fear of competition.

Peace with pennies

  • Make sales without feeling pushy and desperate.
  • Start charging what you're worth.
  • Move beyond incorrect beliefs around money.
  • Integrate your new mindset into your business and your life.

Branding Boost

  • Clarity on the best brand style for you.
  • Design a brand mood board which will enable you to step up and stand out.
  • Stand out with strong copy, which tells your story authentically & leaves people wanting to know more.
  • Communicate who you truly are through stunning photos which connect you to your potential clients.
 

 

Programme Includes

  • A complimentary 30 minute Discovery Call to ensure that I'm the coach for you!

  • Three months of private coaching (see the list above for everything your sessions could include.)

  • Ten 60 minute sessions with me - 15 minutes orientation in the Word and prayer at the start of each session with 45 minutes of business coaching.

  • Priority email access Monday - Friday, for those super inspired moments where our next session just can't come quick enough!

  • My custom Welcome Packet created to help you begin discovering how your what & your wider Why compliment each other more than you might think.

  • Action steps to keep you on track and get you working hard between sessions.

  • Access to workbooks, reading lists, videos, tutorials, resources and tools that I've used in my own business & ministry. 

  • Branding and marketing support to make sure you're impressing potential clients on your website and your social media platforms.

  • Complimentary access to Chosen, my powerful mindset e-course journey to walking in your worth.

  • And so much more!

Investment

dreamer to doer in 90 days

Work with me for three months and over our 10 calls (plus all the emails in-between!) we'll get your business mobilised.

£1500 ($1875) paid in full*

*Or 3 payments of £530 ($662) once a month for the three months we work together.

Currently fully booked, lovely! Click below to get on the wait list & I'll be in touch.

 
Tell me a bit about your business and when you're aiming to start 1:1 coaching.
 
 

 

Biblical Base

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
— John 15:5

I firmly believe that the Word of God is living and active and that it speaks today. I'm clear on the fact that God's voice is the most powerful when it comes to our goals, hopes, plans and dreams.

Therefore, when working with clients, I love to dive into the Word of God right at the start of our sessions together.

I'll open with a prayer each session, followed by a short 10/15 minute bespoke Bible reflection to get you rooted in the Word before we begin building your biz. 

I'll also be offering you prayerful support & guidance throughout our time together.

I'm not a coach who says 'the universe has got your back' or 'let's just put it out in the atmosphere', because I'm standing firm on the fact that every good gift given to us 100% comes from God and that he's totally got us covered.

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Why Me?

I get it. I understand what it looks like to have hopes and dreams which are so extraordinary you barely have the confidence to tell anyone about them, let alone act upon them.

But I get the other side too.

The fear that those hopes and dreams might only ever be that – hopes and dreams. And so you play it safe. You sign up (or maybe even train for) a dependable 9-5 which you don’t hate, but it definitely doesn’t compare to your passion. Those hopes, those dreams.

So, what do you do with the hopes and dreams?

Leave them on the sidelines, or worse, the back-burner?

I'm here to stop that from happening and to help you to build.

I know that investing in yourself is scary, I've been there and felt that risk first-hand. Because of that, I totally respect your investment, your time and your resources.

I want to help you get the clarity you need to move forward and build.

I'm also a qualified teacher with years of experience - I don't say that to try and impress, I say it because it means I understand deadlines, accountability, feedback and the fact that we all learn in different ways. I'll quickly understand your learning style and tailor your programme to your needs.

So, what are you waiting for?

Trust me, nothing is scarier than 'what if?'

 

 

How does this work?

  • You'll book your totally free 30-minute clarity call so we can ensure we're the right fit for each other.
  • I'll ask you about your hopes, dreams, goals and ideas so that we can get clear on how we'd move forward working together.
  • You'll purchase your transformational bespoke coaching package (in either installments or in one payment) and you'll sign your contract which means you're promising yourself you're ready to get started.
  • You'll receive your personalised Welcome Packet, which will help you start getting vision and precision in place before we even get on our first call.
  • We'll set the dates for each of our coaching calls and get our schedule set.
  • I'll give you action steps via email within 24 hours of each call, so that you're clear on what we've discussed each time and what direction you need to take each week for life-changing results.
  • I'll be at hand via email Monday - Friday in between sessions for those moments where you need a little extra support.

This programme is for you if...

  • You desire high-level business coaching which truly places God at the centre.
  • You're ready to turn your dreams into reality.
  • You want to use your God-given gifts to serve the world and want expert support with a plan of action!
  • You're ready to put the work in!
  • You're no longer available to play small in the world.
  • You want to invest in your God-given dreams and get help in making them a reality.
  • You're ready for transformation!

3 month package

dreamer to doer in 90 days

Work with me for three months and over our 10 calls (plus all the emails in-between!) we'll get your business mobilised.

£1500 ($1875) paid in full*

*Or 3 payments of £530 ($662) once a month for the three months we work together.

Currently fully booked, lovely! Click below to get on the wait list & I'll be in touch.

 
Tell me a bit about your business and when you're aiming to start 1:1 coaching.
 
 

 
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
— Marianne Williamson