I’m a simplicity-focused lifecoach, with a predilection for practicality. I have a passion for helping entrepreneurs dig into what they really wanted their life to look like before their new business took over and then making a solid strategy together to turn those expectations into reality. When you have my support, you know about it… I’m an enthusiastic cheerleader, believing in you even when you don’t.
I’ve spent years reaching for success on other peoples’ terms… having a “proper” job in London, beating myself up about not being as career-minded as my friends, buying clothes that I’m not comfortable in, and traipsing around London going to trendy places that are the antithesis of my ideal night out (because actually my ideal evening is a night in!). It was a monumental relief when I started thinking about what I wanted from life because it turned out that a lot of what I really wanted were things I already had. My whole mindset changed – I went from thinking I was failing spectacularly at doing the things I was supposed to be doing in my 30s, to realising I was living the life I had always secretly dreamt of.
I had always known I wanted to live by the sea “one day”, then in January 2016, after my partner had recovered from a paragliding accident, we asked ourselves “why not now?” – 2 weeks later, our house in Bedfordshire was on the market. When I moved to Worthing, I felt like I had come home. I work mostly from my home office – popping to the beach most days for a revitalising lungful of fresh, salty air.
Discovering new things excites me, and I love an adventure: from diving in Indonesia, to exploring the South Downs minutes from my front door. I also love to read and usually have several books on the go: I love a crime thriller – in another life I would have been a forensic scientist – and I am always open to new personal development book recommendations.
I believe self-care is SO important, and working towards your own version of success IS self-care. If you aren’t taking care of your own needs, you won’t have the energy required for your business to thrive- Julia, aka The Simplicity Strategist
If you have introvert tendencies like me, some conversation starters are below for when you drop me an email or meet me in person but aren’t quite sure what to say:
– I have lots of little quirks, for example I can’t stand the feel of velvet. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it!
– I love to travel and have a constant tug of war in my head about whether to sell everything and buy a campervan
– I’ve played the clarinet for nearly 30 years
– Wherever I go, I’m always taking photos. There are photos all over the house as reminders of our adventures