Following my midlife crisis (which I had in my twenties – get it out of the way early, I say), I jacked in a perfectly good job that I hated, and went round Australia with a backpack. My e-mail address for the trip was ‘Donnaonthebeach’, and this alter-ego was born – a fun-loving, passionate, optimistic, free and cheerful Donna who believed in following her intuition and living life to the full. (she had always been there but had been hidden under a layer of bullsh*t about how life ‘is’)
On my return, this was the alter-ego that refused to settle back into ‘normal’ life, and KNEW that there was something better than ‘this’. Within 3 years of my return, i was packing in the day job to work as a life coach and onsite masseuse – and I love it!
I have kept the ‘OnTheBeach’ hook because it fits my philosophy on life perfectly – life is here to be enjoyed. Despite the fact that I currently live as far away from the beach as one can in the uk, I still live the ‘beach-life’ – I follow my intuition, have fun, do what I enjoy, relax and enjoy myself. Why on earth should we only be able to do that on a fortnight’s holiday?!
I believe that we all have a unique place in the world – that we all have something amazing we are here to do, and when we show up fully, powerfully and authentically, the world benefits from our magnificence. I have found my road to run on to achieve my life purpose, and now I want you to have that too. Your future is there waiting for you – are you ready?
Have you been thinking ‘there must be more to life than this’?
Have you been feeling the call of a ‘big vision’ that you have no idea how you are going to accomplish?
Are you feeling frustrated with how things are?
Are you ready to change your life around?
Are you in love with your life?
Are you ready to deeply enjoy your life and have some fun?
I work with people who are ready to start listening to the call of their soul – to change their life, to work towards a big vision, people who are ready to fall in love with their life, jump for joy every day and have some fun!
How did you get started in this work?
In 2000 I went travelling around Australia for a year, and discovered a new way of being – relaxed, at ease, flowing, going where I wanted to go when I wanted to go there. Coming back to corporate life was difficult, and I hired a coach to help me change my life. When she asked “what would you love to be doing?”, I answered “Coaching”. A year later I took a course to qualify as a life coach, and I’ve been doing it ever since!
Who are your clients?
My clients are creative, fun, joyful women (and men!) with big ideas, who KNOW there is more to life and more to themselves than they are currently experiencing. They are ready to step up into their brilliance, let themselves shine…and enjoy their life to the full. They are able to laugh at life, learn new ways of being and invest in themselves.
How are you different from other ‘life coaches’?
I am intuitive, relaxed, fun, creative and uplifting. I don’t believe in lambasting my clients or ‘making’ them ‘buckle down’…I believe in inspiring them, finding out what makes them tick, finding their true voice and the life that they want to lead. I also put a lot of focus on enjoying the journey…because otherwise you waste a lot of years of joy while you are focused on achieving your goals.
What is expected of me?
I ask my clients to come into coaching prepared to take action, step into their brilliance, have an open mind and be prepared to drop any unhelpful behaviours…like self-criticism! You don’t need to be able to do these things instantly – being willing to start is enough.
Who is your coaching *not* for?
If you have no sense of humour, don’t believe in anything you cannot see and you don’t like colourful language, I am probably not the coach for you!
What exactly is your coaching program and what does it include?
The “Beach” program covers:
- Setting yourself up for success
- Creating an environment where you thrive & being your best self
- Managing your energy
- Fun, joy, love of life
- Your vision for your most magnificent life
- Inspiration and Action
- Passion, purpose, connection and intuition
- Step by step action to move you inexorably towards a more joyful, fulfilled, successful life
- Blockages, obstacles, procrastination, unhelpful behaviours and beliefs
Does this really work?
In short, yes. Working with a coach helps you to connect with the very best of you, holds you accountable, keeps you moving forward (and in my case, beach-ward and joy-ward!) and this program teaches you how to get the very best from yourself and your life.
How will we work together, for how long and how much will it cost?
Sessions are available via phone or Skype, unlimited e-mail support is available throughout the program. E-mail coaching is also available. I will also give you access to articles, ebooks, audios and programs that I think will help you. I recommend that you commit to a minimum of 12 sessions – lasting change takes time and the program has a lot of material to get through. Many clients continue past the 12 sessions as they find having regular coaching invaluable to keep them on track.
The Private Island Beach package – the most comprehensive coaching package – as well as 4 x 45 minute sessions a month, unlimited e-mail support, you also get unlimited telephone support (office hours only!) where you can call in for up to 20 minutes to get quick coaching, report a success, clarify something or get inspiration and a burst of energy – £500 per month or £1350 for 3 months if paid in advance. I only take on a maximum of 3 ‘private island’ clients at a time to ensure my time and attention to you.
The Plan Ahead Ultimate Beach package – allows you to relax and know that you will be pampered into your most fabulous life at your convenience – 12 x 45 minute sessions which can be taken over a period of 6 months (you also save a total of £60) – £660
The Jump Into the Pool beach package – allows you to bathe and wallow in the wonder of your life, your vision and your brilliance – 4 x 45 min sessions – £240 per month
The bucket and spade beach package – allows you dig into your magnificence and start building your castles – 3 x 45 min sessions plus unlimited e-mail support – £180 per month;
The sea-shell beach package – wander gently along the beach picking up treasures as you go – 2 x 45 min sessions plus unlimited e-mail support – £120 per month;
The Starshine virtual beach package – allows you to shine brightly whenever the time is right for you – unlimited e-mail coaching – £100 per month;
Ok, I’m ready, where do we start?!
GREAT! I’m looking forward to talking to you. The first step is to have a 20 minute chat to make sure we are a ‘fit’ – I am very fussy about the people I work as coaching is such personal, intimate work.
Do you work with people outside the UK?
Absolutely. I have worked with clients in Europe, USA, Canada, Rep of Ireland, even Japan and Australia! Check timeanddate.com for the time zone conversion between you and me (use London, England for me), and feel free to get in touch to discuss.