This week it’s the lovely Charlotte Rogerson. I completely relate to the utter satisfaction of facilitating women’s discoveries about themselves. It’s no secret that I think the transition into motherhood is an extremely challenging one. It’s so fantastic that we have more options than ever in terms of how we move forwards- we just can’t always see them.
You might never have considered hiring a coach, but receiving (and delivering) coaching has had a MASSIVE impact on my achievements- it’s something I couldn’t live without now. You can find out more about Charlotte’s business at the links at the bottom.
Tell us about what you do?
I’m mum to two daughters, Jasmine and Megan who are 1 and 2. I run a coaching business, working specifically with mums who want to discover their dream business/career. We work together to connect them with who they truly are, gain clarity on what they genuinely want to do and build confidence to achieve what they desire by living authentically.
What kind of work did you do before having children?
I worked in London for 18 years as an Executive Assistant before moving on to set up my own business as a Virtual Assistant.
How did you get into your current work?
I’ve always wanted to work with people on an emotional level and I studied counselling at college in my spare time before I had children. After having my first child, I knew I didn’t want to go back to the 9-5 in the City. I wanted to live life on my terms. I started my VA business as it felt safe – I knew I could easily do the job, plus it gave me the flexibility I needed as a mother. I was doing well and getting clients but something didn’t feel right – I didn’t love it.
I did some digging and realised I needed to work with my strengths, not my skills. I loved counselling but being a mum to two little ones, I no longer felt it was the right path for me so I started to investigate coaching. I fell in love with it – it totally aligns with who I am. I enrolled in courses and hired a coach to work intensively and set up my business.
The reason I have chosen to work with mums is largely due to the fact that I have been there. I know what it is like to want more but not really understand what more means. I want to help mums live life on their terms and understand that they can have it all – a dream career/business and still feel like a great mum.
What drives you?
Helping other women become the best versions of themselves. It gives me so much satisfaction to know I have helped someone discover the path they were always supposed to be on.
My children also drive me – I want to be a strong role model and show them that you can achieve whatever you desire in life with hard work, determination and belief in yourself.
What is your biggest challenge in making it all work?
Time. It’s a bit of a juggling act to ensure I am present in all areas of my life (family/work/social) and I am certain all mums can relate to that! The great thing is I no longer resent the time I spend working because I’m doing something I love and believe in, plus it allows me to make time for family and social life because I set the terms.
What are you most proud of?
Aside from my children, my determination. I am sure most people who have set up a business will agree it isn’t always easy and I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve had my own wobbles, but the underlying belief and determination that this is what I am born to do pushes me on to the next level.
Where will your work take you in the future? What are your plans?
The sky’s the limit! I would love to run group programmes and retreats for mums/women – watch this space!
What would you say to yourself as a brand new mum?
Make the most of it and this is something I still say to myself. They grow up so quickly and I’m extremely grateful to have a career that allows me to be so involved with my children.
Self care- what do you do to fill your cup?
I am a huge believer in self-care and keeping my cup full. You can’t run on your reserves for long so by taking some time to yourself, you have a lot much more to give.
I love reading a good book, a little bit of indulgence in the form of a spa treatment or some quality time with my husband (child-free!).
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