Sherry Bevan – The Confident Mother
Today I run The Confident Mother
Now I help women who want to be “in charge” of their own lives to rediscover their inner confidence. I work with women who are at a crossroads in their life; who are not in a powerful place; whose confidence has taken a dip or they’ve lost their sense of self. Often they are going back to work after a career break or redundancy. They might be stuck in a job or career they don’t enjoy.
My journey from wannabe Prime Minister to confidence coach via legal technology has many twists and turns. After college, I joined one of the world’s top accountancy firms just as technology was taking off. A fantastic opportunity for a smart intelligent woman with good communication and interpersonal skills; I found the technology easy.
After 10 years, I was on a crash course to burnout – hardworking, successful, ambitious, working long hours, permanently exhausted and unable to sleep. Inside I was struggling: feeling constantly overwhelmed; a swirling morass of suicidal and self-harming thoughts. I quit my job.
I started my own family when I worked for a law firm. I soon realised that lots of women struggled with their confidence when they came back to work. I wanted to do something about this and trained as an NCT practitioner so that I could support women in the early days. From there, it was a natural step to train as a confidence coach.
I know that you can do anything you believe you can do. The women I work with feel a sense of powerlessness. Typically they don’t know what they want or are feeling overwhelmed with a head full of chatter that’s getting in the way of working it out. Whether it’s the confidence to go back to work, change career, get fit, build a business or just find the energy to get through the day!
The women I work with are mums but they’re women first. The Confident Mother is all about celebrating and loving life as a woman and as a mother. I want equality for women but more than that, I want women to feel powerful. I believe you gain power through confidence, knowledge and self-understanding. But when you don’t know what you want, it’s hard to know what help to ask for. That’s what I specialise in: helping you get clear on what you really want then finding the confidence to go and do it! I work with women one-to-one or in small groups.
My clients have the confidence to make life-changing decisions with ease. They are able to re-engage the ‘professional’ within. They learn to see beyond their fears. They find work that fits around family. They are creating happy memories of family life for their children. Every day they feel more and more ‘in charge’ of their life.
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