When I first found out about Will and his coaching business in March 2015, I was running my online shop, Happy & Glorious, whilst working a four-day week at another job. Every evening, weekends and day of annual leave were taken up with work on my business, and I was struggling to move H&G forward in the limited time that I could spend on it. I had no prior experience of business coaching and had no idea what to expect from it.
By the end of my first chat with Will, I was bursting with enthusiasm. He encouraged me to set myself a target - to be working full time on my business within a year. Although this had previously seemed like an impossible dream, it suddenly felt within reach. Will’s belief in my business and my abilities was utterly convincing, and he helped me to untangle my brain to the extent that a clear, workable plan suddenly lay before me.
Within the next few months of coaching, I had taken on a studio and started to design my own collection of products to sell alongside the work of other British designers. A few months later, I now have my own high street shop in Cranbrook, a dream 20 years in the making!
Through regular coaching with Will, momentum has been inevitable. It is so helpful to have a third-party sounding board, to be held accountable for my progress, and to feel that someone genuinely believes in my future. His unshakeable conviction and optimism are a constant presence in my mind; whenever an opportunity presents itself there is a little voice in my head that asks me, ‘What would Will say?’
Although I still work around the clock on my business, to be able to dedicate all my time to it is wonderful. There are huge challenges ahead, but I now have tools to help me to approach them in a new way as a result of my coaching. I look forward to the next chapter of my business life, and to continuing my work with Will.