My name is Elizabeth! I’m an ex-ICU nurse turned life coach based in Nottingham, UK.
I became a life coach because, at my core, I’ve always known I was meant to do something like this – working with people one-on-one, creating a safe space for them to explore who they are and supporting them to create a life that brings them joy.
For the last 8 years, I’ve been an Intensive Care Nurse, looking after some of the UK’s sickest patients. And boy, has it been a teacher – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
As a nurse, I’ve held people’s hands when they’re scared and unsure. I’ve advocated for my patients when they haven’t felt listened to or understood. I’ve encouraged and supported them when they’ve felt like giving up. I’ve tailored the care I give to suit my patient’s individual needs. And I’ve comforted families when they learn their loved one isn’t going to survive.
If you’ve been a nurse, know a nurse or been cared for by a nurse, you’ll know it is one of the most rewarding careers out there. But, BOY, it is challenging. And after several years in the job, I realised it just wasn’t for me anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed what I did, but I wasn’t passionate about it. I knew I wanted something more. I was craving more freedom and authority in my work and desperately wanted to be able to express my creativity and personality.
And so I combined all that with my love of cooking to create a little food blog that focused on simple, seasonal and healthy(ish) recipes. And if you’re feeling peckish, or simply curious, you can find all my recipes right here on this very website. It felt good to be doing something that felt more authentic and allowed me to just be me. But still, something wasn’t quite right. I missed working with other people and feeling like I was making a difference. And that made showing up hard. And after a bit of emotional turmoil, I ended up back in nursing.
The real plot twist came when my partner of 4 years left me out of the blue.
I was heartbroken.
But it was the slap-in-the-face wake-up call I desperately needed.
Because I started to look at my life for what it was. I started to look at myself for who I was.
And sheeeesh, it wasn’t all that pretty.
Every decision and action in my life had been motivated by shame, fear and a desperate need to people-please.
And if I wanted to actually build a life that I was passionate about and that was authentic to me, all that was going to have to change.
And so, I dove head first into personal growth and self-development. I went to therapy. I read books and signed up to tonnes of different courses. I started feeling my feelings instead of numbing them. I learnt to reconnect with my body and what it was trying to tell me. I started to notice all the different ways I had limited myself and kept myself small. I journaled. I meditated. I did yoga. Inner child healing. Shadow work. Breathwork. EFT. The lot.
I took responsibility for my healing
Call it coincidence, call it a sign from the Universe but pretty much the next day, I received an email from Mindvalley informing me of their new life coaching program. It ticked every box for me. It allowed me to work one-on-one with people supporting them with their goals and challenges. I would be able to use everything I had learned and experienced to help others. I would be able to make a difference.
I truly felt like the Universe was giving me the green light to step into this next chapter.
And now here I am, a fully qualified life coach ready to be your number one cheerleader and supporter in your own journey!
My journey has been bumpy, messy and anything but simple. But without each and every part of it, I probably wouldn’t be here right now.
Nursing taught me service, strength and compassion.
My food blog taught me online business and creative expression.
Heartbreak taught me self-love and forgiveness.
Had my life not fallen apart, I would never have learnt how to pick myself back up.