I’m Kelly, a passionate Health and Life Coach specialising in helping professional women avoid burnout, relieve stress, and thrive.
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, and landed myself slap-bang in the middle of a stress cycle that had me feeling increasingly exhausted, anxious and unwell.
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 was so exhausted that I became unable to recognise and interrupt the negative and self-destructive thoughts in my head – the stress cycle had me in its grip.
I was also struggling to face the possibility that I would not become a mum – three miscarriages and my overall mental and physical health made it clear things weren’t working properly.
I was stressed, depressed, and exhausted – binging on sugary foods and caffeine to boost my energy, and generally not taking care of myself at all.
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 with.
I hated the fact that I was infertile and would never be the mum I’d always dreamed of being.
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 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. What had actually happened was that I had burnt out big time.
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 a negative relationship with myself.
Learning to love myself, and putting both my physical and mental health first, has been a 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 Coach and gain my ILM level 5 certificate in Coaching and Mentoring Managers. Because of my own journey, I’ve also gone on to study Life Coaching, Hormonal Health, Advanced Nutrition, Stress Management, and women wellness in general.
My journey has taught me that exhaustion does not need to be the norm, busy should never come at the expense of our health, and we don’t have to remain in the stress cycle to be successful.
I’m passionate about supporting women break the stress cycle, allowing them to step away from exhaustion, feel healthier, happier, more energized, and confident within their busy lives.
If my story has resonated with you, I’d love to chat about what you’ve been experiencing and discover if I’m the coach who can help you break the stress cycle for good.
During our call, we’ll talk through your symptoms and start to identify some of the underlying factors, and you can decide if you’d like me to support you on your journey back to health.
Let’s get started!
If my story has resonated with you, I’d love to chat about what you’ve been experiencing and discover if I’m the Health and Life Coach who can help you avoid burnout and relieve stress, leaving you able to thrive within your busy life. Press the Let's Connect button below to schedule a chat with me