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Kelly Swaby

Women's Health & Life Coach
Helping you live well, work well and be well
Hi I’m Kelly, a passionate Health and Life coach specialising in helping women live well, work well and be well through utilising the power of their menstrual cycle, optimising their hormonal health and empowering them to embrace self-care.  

My Story

 

What’s brought me here is a very long battle with my own physical and mental health –  and I’d like to share my story with you…

I’ve always been driven to succeed.  

In my career, the only way I knew to achieve that success was to push myself, work hard, never show any weakness, and never let my foot off the pedal.

I associated being busy with status and importance – if I was so busy surely that meant I was a success!

Things seemed to be going well, but just before I turned 30, life threw me a painful curveball in the shape of Endometriosis.

I knew things weren’t right leading up to my diagnosis – I felt unwell all the time and the doctors had been putting it down to work-related stress.

Having that label ‘Stress’ made me feel like a complete failure, which made me feel even more unwell and anxious.

I felt like I was losing control.

After my diagnosis I didn’t even pause for breath – I launched straight back into work, didn’t reach out for any support, which resulted in me feeling increasingly exhausted, anxious and unwell.  

Gradually my periods became excruciating, leaving me bedridden at that time of the month. 

 
Ignoring the warning signs was a terrible mistake, and by the end of 2015 anxiety had started to follow me round like a shadow.   

 

I hated everything.  

I hated my body and the pain it was putting me through. I hated the fact that I felt exhausted all the time. I hated seeing the scars three operations had left me. I just could not function right, which left me feeling extremely frustrated.

No longer was I the confident woman who knew what she wanted from life and was determined to get it. In her place was someone who felt anxious about everything and felt I just wasn’t good enough. 

 

I felt like a complete failure.

Eventually my body could take no more, with frequent and excruciating endometriosis flare-ups, crippling insomnia, terrifying panic attacks, and overwhelming anxiety, I thought I was losing my mind. 

I hit rock bottom.

The road back to health has not been easy, but I now recognise and understand the habits that were keeping me in the negative relationship with myself. 

Learning to embrace my menstrual cycle, and putting both my physical and mental health first, has been catalyst in my recovery, allowing me to create healthy lifestyle habits that work for me in my busy life. 

 

My healing journey has seen me qualify as a Health and Life Coach, gain my ILM level 5 certificate in Coaching and Mentoring and complete a Hormone Specialist certificate. 

My journey has taught me that as women our menstrual cycle and hormonal health play an integral role in our health and wellbeing, so why should we not utilise this power. 
I’m passionate about supporting women live well, work well and be well through harnessing the power of their menstrual cycle, optimising their hormonal health and embracing selfcare. 

My Approach

As a coach, I take a balanced and integrative approach to help my clients harness and understand the power of their menstrual cycle and show them how they can optimise their hormonal health.

Together we look at the lifestyle habits and beliefs that may be keeping them stuck, and I support them in creating new habits that support their health and wellbeing.  

Ultimately, I’m here to help my clients master their health, enabling them to move from just surviving to thrive. 

If you would like to know more about how I can support you with your health then you can book in for a chat using the link below:

 

Featured Publications

Women’s Health E book

  • Our Hormones – Hormonal Symphony

Qualifications, Experience and Membership

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
  • 8 years of coaching experience within Higher Education before starting my own business
  • Certified Health Coach via the Health Coach Institute – Read Scope of Practice
  • Certified Life Coach via the Health Coach Institute
  • ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
  • Certified Hormone Specialist Certificate via The Institute of Transformational Nutrition
  • Member of the UK Health Coaching Association

Don’t Wait Any Longer. Start to harness the power of your menstrual cycle to help your thrive

Go with the flow cycle tracker

Learn more about the ebb and flow of your own menstrual cycle including when you feel at your best compared with when its time to rest.