Hi, I'm Zoe, Businesswoman, Coach, Wife, Mum to 3 young children, Friend, Daughter, Sister, Wine drinker......I wear many hats.
Since 2011 I've been running a coaching and leadership development business, but my story starts long before I set up in business.
I think it begins as a model student. I was in the top sets at school, I got high grades and only ever one homework detention (I was mortified and I'm still not over it!!!)
The obvious path for me was A-levels and to go to University. Which I did, and from here I set about finding a graduate job and climbing the corporate ladder.
I found a great company to work for and I enjoyed it all. It was simple. I just figured I'd continue on this path, getting more and more senior in this amazing organisation. But it's not that simple is it.......
Along the way, life happened and somewhere amongst life happening I realised I'd grown tired of this path. I wanted something different, with more meaning and purpose. AND, I also needed a path that actually fitted with my life.
What do I mean by that?
In 2007 I met my husband, Ben, he was an Army Officer at the time. Army Officers get new jobs every 18 months - 2 years, anywhere across the country or overseas. I made the choice to move with my husband, after all, I quite liked him! By 2011, we'd moved 3 times and had our first daughter. Her birth happened to coincide with an unexpected 6 month deployment to Afghanistan.
My career, at this time, involved a lot of international travel. I was often away for 2 weeks at a time, with frequent overseas trips in between. I was living 7 hours from family and friends and facing pretty much a year of single parenting.
One of us had to be the grown up, and as I was looking for something else, I took the leap of faith and set up my first business with my business partner and long term friend, Jo Wheatley.
Since 2011 I've had 2 more children, Jo and I have pursued separate interests as well as joint ventures and I have created a life with purpose, ambition, passion, drive, achievement, learning, freedom, connection. All the things I need to be fulfilled.
Why is my story important? Because I didn't get here without self doubt and crises of confidence. I had to find the solutions and do the hard work to understand my needs. It required change on many levels, including my mindset. And I didn't do it all on my own. I had coaches, mentors, and, of course, all my years of training.
So now that you’ve found me, here’s how you can work with me. You can:
- Subscribe to my BLOG where I share my insights, tools and resources about how to fully enjoy your life and work and overcome obstacles getting in the way of doing just that
- Join me in one of my coaching programs where I can help you to work out what you want and need so you can fully enjoy your work and life
- If you're a business contact me directly to learn about how we can work together. I offer a range of services such as team facilitation, workshops, trainings, conference speaking, group coaching, supervision and training.
- If you haven’t done so already then download my free “Leaders Guide to Finding Passion and Purpose in your work".