Hi, I'm Julia Davies
Freelance editor, qualified coach and NLP practitioner, MedComms Alliance cofounder, beach enthusiast, bookworm, Yorkshire tea drinker, deep thinker, and quiet rebel
In 2015, I was working as a managing editor in a fast-paced (busy!) MedComms agency. I had a nice house within commuting distance of London, a well-paid job with a great view from my office window, and life was good.
Have you ever asked yourself what your version of success looks like?
Everything changed for me when my partner had a paragliding accident (sidenote to say he’s fine now and has some impressive scars to show off). It taught us that life’s too short. I was living on autopilot, marching towards someone else’s version of success, but suddenly that wasn’t enough.
I started questioning the status quo. Within a year we’d followed a shared dream of living on the coast and moved to Worthing, West Sussex. At the same time, I decided MedComms agency life was no longer for me, so I went freelance as a medical editor. I also trained as a coach and set up my coaching practice.
Quietly rebelling against the status quo
To me, being a quiet rebel means questioning the messages from society / friends / family / social media around what you *should* be doing at work and in life… and making your own choices instead.
It’s not about rebelling just for the sake of making a scene or making life difficult for yourself and those around you – far from it (I’m actually a very gentle, introverted rebel!). It’s about CHOOSING how you want to live and work, instead of just doing things the way they’ve always been done.
For me, being a quiet rebel looks like:
- Rejecting hustle and rushing, which seem to be endemic in our modern society
- Scheduling life and wellbeing things like daily walks on the beach into my calendar BEFORE work things when planning my week
- Rarely working a fixed 9-5 day – instead I flex my working week around good paddleboarding weather and tide times
- Saying no to client calls before 10am – I require at least two quiet cups of Yorkshire tea before my introverted brain is at its best!
- Deciding not to work my way up a career “ladder” – instead I lean in to being multipassionate and self-employed
- Always questioning the status quo
I’ll leave you with this:
How much of your life (or business) was your idea?
If you too flinch when someone suggests you do something the way things have always been done, I think we’ll be a great match. Click below to find out how we could work together…