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Hi, I'm Carly.
Thanks for  coming to check out what I'm all about

I am an ICF-trained and qualified coach specialising in helping Mum's manage their stress, overwhelm and load so they can reduce burnout, rid the pressure and expectations thrown at them and live a more fulfilled and balanced life in a way that works for them.

 

I want to help Mums not feel so heavy and weighed down with the load and guilt often experienced in motherhood. I am passionate about helping us to stop putting everyone and everything before us and start prioritising ourselves more.

 

I recognise the systems, inequalities, and circumstances that add to the challenge of motherhood, keeping us small and stuck and making life feel more difficult. 

I am a single Mum and passionate about campaigning for single parent rights and the issues affecting us in my spare time.

 

Check out my about me section to read more about the work I have done to help highlight the issues and inequalities impacting single mums.

 

A LITTLE more ABOUT ME

I’m Carly, single Mum to Ezra. I work in a leadership role in my day job but like many of you craved more flexibility, freedom, balance and earning potential that wasnt at the expense of my family. So during the pandemic, I used the time to figure out what I really wanted and embarked on a coaching certification and training and started my own business. Since then I have been balancing full time work, running a coaching business, studying, and being a single parent. I also campaign and frequently speak to media about how things such as the cost of living crisis, cuts to Universal Credit, cost of childcare can disproportionately impact single parents.

 

I have always felt strongly about the amount of pressures and expectations put on us as women and as mothers and significantly for, single mothers.

So my passion and focus is finding ways in which we can realistically reduce the pressures and expectations put on us by others and by ourselves. I spend a long time thinking about how we can better manage the load and balance of everything more effectively and how can we live without so much stress and overwhelm as Mums.

 

However I think an important part of this is helping us to understand that the problem doesn’t all lie with us as individuals and the work cannot all fall to us as single mums when there are so many external things at play. 

What we are experiencing is real for so many, the juggle is real, the pressure, the expectations are real, and significantly, the systems we live in that seek to oppress and benefit from doing so are very much real. The systems that are there keeping us buried, keeping us small, keeping us burnt out, overwhelmed, stressed, exhausted, guilty and not feeling good enough because it benefits them to do so.

 

Through my coaching work, campaigning, media work and community on social media I am 

thinking about, talking about, and sharing how we can better gain more confidence and knowledge to do the things we need to to reduce overwhelm, stress and pressure that we experience as Mums in order to live in ways we really want to.

 

I’m always thinking about how I can support myself as well as others to take responsibility where we can and where we want to but with enough awareness and compassion for ourselves when it comes to the things we can’t do, we can’t control, can’t change. Accepting the things that are far bigger than us that are real and still going to present us with daily challenges. And I invite you to consider this could mean for you.

 

I continue to campaign about the cost of living crisis, issues with universal credit, housing and other issues that disproportionately affect single parents. But with the knowing that collectively we can create meaningful changes one step at a time in our own wonderful ways, whatever that looks like.

 

I have a degree in psychology and Masters in Community regeneration where I had the opportunity to research how different forms of art and wellbeing can help regenerate communities and those living within it. 

 

I am a certified ICF (International Coaching Federation) coach, certified practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and have trained in using Emotional Freedom Technique. My coaching learning and development is ongoing, I continue to practice, study and qualify as part of my continuous professional development.

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