I love to see my clients succeeding and gaining greater confidence in their abilities.
These are some of the wonderful people I’ve worked with . . .
I am a girl who’s never really had a plan. I bumble through life, figuring things out as I go and, quite literally, have fallen into the careers I am leading today. For two days of the week, I work as a Paramedic. The rest of the time I am a photographer – a self-professed, self-taught wedding and portrait photographer. How I came to be these things was quite by accident. Let’s just say I have a talent for following my heart and seeing where it will lead me. But even a girl without a plan eventually needs one. This is something I have come to learn recently as I felt myself floundering around and struggling to make my wedding photography business work.
I found Andrea’s business strategy sessions quite by accident but I’m a big believer in the Universe listening and answering your questions and desires and so I put my nerves aside and booked into a session without another thought. That click was a game-changer for me.
Andrea got to the root of my ramblings and questions, threw me a line and showed me a way out of the deep, dark hole I had been scrabbling around in, all in the space of a 30 minute Skype session! I realise now that, somewhere along the way, I had lost the love for photography because I’d got sucked into the world of business and marketing and strategy and hustle. Andrea – lovely, personable, knowledgeable Andrea – stood outside the mess of my mind and simply cleared a path for me. And I shall be eternally thankful to her for that.
Andrea helped me to see how hung up I’d gotten on one aspect of my business, how I’d let it take over everything else and how that wasn’t what I wanted to do, or be. She gave me clarity, inspiration and confidence to step back and look at what I was doing. Because when I was in the middle of it, I really couldn’t see what was going on at all.
If you’re looking for direction, purpose, inspiration, an energy boost and a refreshing perspective, go to Andrea. Book a session. Talk to her and let her show you what you already know but just can’t see for looking. You won’t regret it, I promise you xSarah Wayte
Andrea is a great listener, who gives brilliant relevant advice. She really boosted my confidence and encouraged some real “lightbulb moments”!
My most valuable takeaway was how to be more business-like with new clients regarding my fees, the editing process and setting out clearly what both the client and myself should expect from each other!
Chatting with Andrea helped me to narrow in on what I needed to do in my business. She gave me solid action steps to move forward with, that I’m still using to help me take more action.
I quit my job 5 months ago to focus on my copywriting business. The biggest challenge I’m facing is productivity. I’m feeling overwhelmed and have a hard time finding balance and staying on task with my business. I’m loving being able to spend 6 weeks living in Bali but being a digital nomad brings its own challenges!
I really liked that Andrea was very easy to talk to, she’s also approachable and relatable. She’s a digital nomad herself so she really knew what I’m going through. She honed in on my main obstacle really quickly so we could move on to problem-solving right away. THANK YOU!Amy Mitchell
When I came to talk to Andrea I was suffering from a severe lack of direction and clarity regarding what steps I should be taking to discover my niche. I’d been stuck thinking about this for at least 6 months.
During our session she identified that I enjoy providing positive experiences to others from the position of an expert. This insight will be key in considering possible business avenues moving forward. She also encouraged me to simply take action in a direction that was appealing (and gave me the steps to follow) and see what the outcome was. This in itself represents progress as I’m excited to be actively exploring an idea.
Andrea is a potent combination of perception, incisiveness and intelligence. She listens well; is skilled in eliciting the relevant information; and is able to propose concrete, manageable steps to take. She is also very friendly! It was so invigorating to talk to someone who is so supportive of what I want to achieve.Rowan White
Andrea talked everything through in an incredibly clear way, patiently answered all my questions and helped me to find a way through the maze without feeling overwhelmed.
I went from “I don’t even know what to write about” to planning my first ebook (and my first six months worth of blog posts) in a half hour laser-focused session with Andrea.
The moment I told her what my business was, she outlined post after post, each of which was geared to provide something incredibly useful for my readers and lead them towards my solutions for them.
Andrea is an expert that not only knows the technical side of business, but also makes working with her something fun to look forward to.
She has a fun personality and creative out-of-the-box thinking that has helped me thrive more as a photographer. She didn’t just help me with my business. She helped me further develop a unique business that will help me live a free and balanced life.
Before my session I was really confused about what to focus on in order to grow my business. After our session I now have actionable next steps that I’m actually excited about. Andrea genuinely cares about your success and takes a personal interest in your goals – I would highly recommend her to anyone!Jennifer Dobson
Andrea is knowledgeable, straightforward and insightful. Our consultation gave me clarity into setting up a business, as she guided me through all the essential areas.
On top of that, she suggested excellent creative ideas for my next steps, leaving me feeling totally inspired. Thank you Andrea!Claire Drinkwater
I liked the way that you helped me to see what progress I had already made. I also liked how you helped me to find solutions to the difficulties I was facing and to break tasks down into smaller, more manageable chunks.
I think that you have a lovely way of coaching and are very responsive to people’s goals and desires.Kristy Lemmon
Andrea’s friendly and straightforward approach really helped me with planning for my own volunteer trip to Chiang Mai with Art Relief International in May 2014. This is the first time I’ve done something like this so it was invaluable being able to talk through things with someone who has heaps of experience in this field.
I’ve found her support and logical planning steps fantastic as I’m not a ‘logical’ mind kinda gal. Thank you!Morwhenna Woolcock
Reviews of courses I’ve run . . .
I’ve been running my small photography business for 5 years now and in all those years I’ve never really sat and made a plan or goals for the following year! Andrea’s [Come Plan Your Year] course came at just the right time and I found it really cathartic and useful to review the previous year and really think about what I wanted to achieve in the next 12 months.
The course was laid out beautifully, with some great and easy tasks to work through, despite it being a heavy subject to consider!
Andrea asks the big questions but does it in such a way as to really make you think about them rather than run from the room screaming!
I would wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone running their own business. There’s a lot of insight to be gained from it and I’m 100% sure my business will do all the better for having worked my way through the tasks. I’m actually really looking forward to doing it all again at the end of the year! Thank you Andrea xSarah Wayte
I always wanted to start blogging but I had NO CLUE WHERE TO START!
It seemed like such a big project. Plus I needed accountability. I saw Andrea’s Kickstart Your Business Blog course advertised and tried to talk myself out of it several times. But I was so glad I did the class. I have several blogs posted, my SEO has increased and I have a list of ideas for upcoming blogs. I really enjoyed working with Andrea, she was encouraging and had great suggestions to make my blogs better. The class outline was easy to follow. It was definitely worth my time! Thanks Andrea!Sharon Whitehall
I love how Andrea was so specific in the lessons, about how to write, how to share and the suggestions. I recognise a lot from writing for ‘normal’ media, and this makes me feel less ‘scared’ to apply it to writing for social media. Knowing I’ve got access to all this information with tips, tricks and suggestions, I feel way more confident to write about what I want to share and I’m looking forward to become a regular and happy blogger.
I highly recommend the Kickstart Your Business Blog course to everyone who could do with help on their blogging journey.Marianne Siegmann
I didn’t know what to expect from the 30 Day Redesign course, but I admire you and believe you walk the talk so thought it was too good an opportunity to pass up.
The course was really well structured. I really appreciated being pulled up when I didn’t do one of the exercises fully. It’s nice to feel like the person running it is also invested enough to push you when you need it! Some of the exercises uncovered thought patterns I didn’t even know I had – just having that knowledge has already changed things for me!
Changing my own attitude has resulted in significant improvements in my work life.
Thank you very much for running this course – you’re talented at what you do, and it’s inspiring to see someone else creating the life they want. I got far more out of it than I really expected. I really appreciate it!Dionne
Andrea, thank you so much for what you have created, I really loved every day, every task, it was actually what I needed the most for this year. Fed up with all I have done and not done before, I was on fire to change something, anything just to get on move.
What you provided was the best thing ever, a structured way of getting through of all the significant goal setting and planning related topics. There were days when I woke up with you, checking my emails first thing in the morning and reading you, to start to get my thoughts around the topic you scheduled for that day. And no, it wasn’t easy at all, but worth every minute.
I really enjoyed the 30 Day Redesign Course. There was so much to think about, so much to learn and understand. And I really start to feel the difference though there is still a loads of room to improve. I’m so glad that I took that course and I’m really amazed by what Andrea put together. Love, love, love.Anita Dangel
My favorite exercise was Day 12: Designing Your Perfect Day. This exercise gave me so much energy and motivation to create the life I want.
I have found all of the exercises helpful and enjoyed the experience of participating in the 30 day challenge. I am already starting to see positive changes. I now have a clear vision for my year and a structured plan on how to get there.
I joined the 30 Day Redesign course as i wanted help in planning goals, designing a life that I like (love), rather than a life where i felt i was needing more.
Initially I was nervous to start, only because I knew that I would have to face things about myself that I didn’t like. But working through the challenges, I quickly discovered that I wasn’t alone. I wasn’t the only person who felt the way I did, and that was incredibly encouraging. The daily challenges, while some were terrifying, flowed in a really effective way.
I have recently accomplished one of my goals, which was running in a 10k race. The last km was certainly the hardest, but I kept reminding myself why I was doing it… I’m now in the process of signing up for a half marathon in May. Call me mad, but I think I’m addicted! So thank you Andrea.Tamara Forgan