My Story

Hi, I’m Olivia and I live in the Cambridgeshire Fens with my partner and our 2 dogs. I am a certified transformational life coach and I am passionate about empowering others to live a life aligned with their values and beliefs.

I am no stranger to career change. My first career was in law enforcement as frontline police officer. After 9 years I left and worked in the corporate sector as an HR Manager. 

There are a combination of reasons for my career changes. I suffered with ill health; PTSD, anxiety and depression in the police, and unexplained chronic pain when working in HR. In both careers, despite having success, I felt like I was acting the role of someone I should be, rather than being my true self. I didn't know who my true self was, I had never taken the time to meet her. 

One day, I knew the time had come to find out who I was and what I was truly capable of. Having had some experience of workplace coaching I retrained as life coach and found my calling. I now work as a life coach, helping people to find clarity in their own lives.

My Personal Experience of Being Coached

Being coached  myself has had a significant impact on my life. I finally feel like I know who I am and what I like. I have broken down some of the barriers I put up, I have taken risks, and I feel like I finally have purpose and direction. My confidence has grown and I have learnt new things about myself. Here are just a few real life examples of the impact coaching has had on me:

  • I left my job, retrained as a life coach, and set up my coaching practice.

  • I learnt how to build a website and run marketing campaigns

  • ​I pushed myself to do things that scare me, such as climbing and ziplining in spite of a lifelong fear of heights

  • ​I spoke to people and built connections, a challenge for someone who can be shy and very introvert

  • I stood up on stage at the Hammersmith Apollo and spoke confidently and without preparation for 5 minutes at a live recording of 'My Favorite Murder' podcast in front of 3,500 people, including the 2 podcast hosts (as pictured). This led to me to discover a love of public speaking. This episode has since been released to their 19.5 million listeners.

What Else Do I Do?

In addition to running one to one coaching sessions with clients I also:

 

  • Run group coaching workshops and webinars on Eventim

  • Dedicate my time as  Vice-President of Education for Anglia Communicators Toastmasters Club

  • Volunteer as a coach for the charity Yes Futures 

  • Write, host and produce a podcast called 'Naked Truth with Carmen & Olivia'

  • Assisting with setting up and currently helping to run a voluntary coaching initiative, Support Haven, to assist people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

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