Are you ready to dump sh*tty money stories, & social expectations, and start building a joyful and thriving service based business that is aligned with YOU?
- You are fed up with feeling like you can't make money in a way that feels aligned and purposeful, even though part of you believes it is possible
- You are struggling to re-define your relationship with money (possibly due to experiencing a marginalised identity/growing up poor/inheriting money stories from family & community etc.) and wish it was something you could think about in a more expansive way
- You feel like your business could be more intentional and strategic, but it's just kinda grown into something and you're not sure where to take it, or how to get there
- You make decisions from a place of "I should" or "I can't" rather than from a place of "I truly want this, how can I make it happen"
Sound like you? Well I got you!
My vision is to help a whole f*ck-tonne of unconventional* business owners like you to overcome shitty money stories and social expectations, reclaim their magic, and create thriving and joyful AF service based businesses that are rooted in integrity. Thriving AF.
Get Liberated // aka rewriting our relationships with money, and undoing the shitty structural conditioning that stops us from getting deep into our zones of joy and genius. We define the rules now. Period.
Reclaim your Magic // aka expansive thinking, knowing our strengths and desires, and bringing them wholeheartedly into our businesses. Showing up as ourselves, no apologies
Build Intentional Strategy // aka connecting deeply with your people, creating clear offers that speak to them in a way that feels good and aligned AF and selling with intention. This is the real strategic and practical shit.
You are sick of spiritual bypassing and problematic approaches to manifesting, and you know that it fails to address structural oppression, yet you know that your screwy relationship with money is some real shit and getting in your way.
You also know there is a more exapansive space you could be occupying where it feels easier to work on and make money in your business, things flow better and there is permission to simply show up as you, a fancy animated meat carriage with wild creative ideas, weird habits and complex needs. Amirite?
An invitation to coach with me
1:1 Coaching: building a creative business that feels like you
Coaching is not a magic bullet, but it can be a powerful and transformative relationship.
What I offer is to work collaboratively with you to:
- Get Liberated (aka rewriting our relationships with money, and undoing the shitty structural conditioning that stops us from getting deep into our zones of joy and genius. You define the rules now. Period.)
- Reclaim your magic (aka expansive thinking, knowing our strengths and desires, and bringing them wholeheartedly into our businesses. Showing up as ourselves, no apologies )
- Build Intentional Strategy (connecting deeply with your people, creating clear offers that speak to them in a way that feels good and aligned AF and selling with intention. This is the real strategic and practical shit.)
Together we will develop a clear vision for your business that is true to your values and ethics, as well as a strategy that has financial sustainability, joy and integrity at the core.
Working with me is for you if you feel like you're stuck here:
- You feel unable to think exapansively about making money in your business, or dreaming of a future that feels good and unapolagetically 'you'. There is a tonne of 'should' and 'can't' that is keeping you stuck.
- You feel like you have a sense of where you want to be but you lack clarity and strategy. You rarely give yourself permission to explore what the authentic version of your business would look like. The simple version that feels right in your bones.
- You find showing up authentically presses all of your self-doubt buttons, and it feels like there isn't a place for humans like you: the unusual, the offbeat - or as i like to call us: the untapped visionaries.
But you know this is where you belong:
- No longer held by other people's expectations and who we were socialised to be, instead leaning into whoever the hell we want to be in the world and in your biz. unapolagetic AF.
- Make decisions confidently and in alignment with your values, needs and desires, knowing you have tools and support to walk through the weird places and the fears.
- Able to think strategically and plan for the future from a place of clarity, trust and general fuck-yeah-ness. A liberated boss B.
What coaching involves
Our coaching sessions are a collaborative space where we get clear on what is keeping you stuck, and to work on shining light into those dusty-ass corners so that you can move forward in clarity and integrity. // Shifting paradigms. Aligned AF.
Using a combination of coaching tools and practical business experience, we will get crystal clear on who you really are (desires, dreams, strengths, fears, feelings and needs) and how you want to be showing up in your business. and what you want to deliver to Your People. // Reclaiming your magic. Authentic AF.
By the end of our coaching, you will have a strategy to move forward with energy and intention in the most practical and grounded way. // Manifesting that shit. Powerful AF.
Coaching is a space to explore and question your current beliefs about you and your work, and to create new narratives when the old ones are no longer serving you. Expect to feel gently challenged, supported and occasionally MIND BLOWN.
And who am I?
Hey, I'm Esme and if you got this far down the page then you're probably my kinda person - welcome in!
After 11 years of existing as a freelancer in the creative industries (running a small events business, working in event production, making websites, social media management, and moonlighting as a stripper for extra financial stability) I got bored AF of feeling unable to shape my creative work in the way I wanted. I am sure you recognise that stuck and frustrated feeling, right?
I also became sick of navigating the weird-ass relationship I had with money (hello marginalised/poor upbringing and many unhealthy money/power dynamics and stories in my childhood) and ideas about what was possible for a person like me. I had NEVER in my life been able to plan for the future or make a sustainable living and I sure as heck didn't know how. Feel familiar?
Feeling like a jack of all trades, I made some big life changes, sharpened up my skills (which were in fact plentiful, but I didn't think much of them at the time) and moved into business management and marketing for an amazing non-profit. On the side I trained as a coach, got lots of therapy, and went to work on myself. Time to get aligned with what truly feels right.
My coaching business evolved out of my own needs for support that: recognises the nuanced landscapes of oppression, has space for the unconventional, invites you to show up with all of your needs and feelings, and has the kind of strategic support that my creative brain loves. It's often said that we become the thing that we wished we had!
"My time with Esme was so beneficial. I was feeling really overwhelmed with how to approach making changes in my business and dreading hearing that I had a lot of work to do.
Esme was so reassuring, she pointed out all the things that I already had in place which made me breathe a sigh of relief and also has given me the confidence to continue making small manageable adjustments to my business that I know will have a long term impact.
Esme put me at ease from the word go and during our session, and I felt totally comfortable and free to ask questions and raise any worries that I had. Highly recommend any business owner looking for clarity and accountability to get in touch with Esme."
How we can work together
You can choose between a one-off single session or a longer term coaching experience
90 minute deep dive session
This is a deep-dive 90 minute session is ideal for working on a single issue, or if you want to go deep on a particular struggle that is getting in your way. During our time together we will dig deep to understand your issue. We will challenge assumptions and get creative with ideas so that you can walk away with a plan of action and the courage to execute it.
For accountability, we will meet again for a 30 minute call 4-6 weeks later. You will have access to my support via email between the two sessions.
You will receive
One 90 minute super focused coaching session
An audio recording of our session
A 30 minute catch up 4-6 weeks later
Access to my support via email between sessions
Your investment: £129
1:1 Coaching over 3-4 months
This is an opportunity to work longer term with me to explore and create energetic and financial sustainability in your business. I will hold you accountable and help you to uncover new ways of working that are purposeful and strategic, while integrating practical tools and practices that will help you get where you want to go.
We will meet for 60 minute sessions six times over 3-4 months.
Our time is semi-structured, working towards a desired outcome that we set at the beginning.
Coaching with me is underpinned by my framework as a guiding structure, but our journey is uniquely tailored to your needs in the process. There will be plenty of time to explore what's coming up for you in the moment, so we can meet your emotional and practical needs while we navigate this exciting new journey.
At the end of each session you will go away with something to put into practice in your business so that you can start applying and exploring our discoveries as we go along.
You will receive
- Six x 60 minute Zoom calls over 3-4 months with access to recordings
- Tasks to take away and practice in your life and business
- Access to my support via email between sessions
Your investment: £659
Payment options available:
- A single payment of £659
- Three monthly payments of £220
- Four monthly payments of £165 (first payment taken a month before coaching starts)
- Five monthly payments of £132 (first payment taken 8 weeks before coaching starts)
If this sounds like something for you then let's set up a free call so you can ask any questions and find out if it is the right fit for you. I only work with people who I truly believe I can help. If I (or you!) don't think I'm the right coach for you, I'll be more than happy to recommend someone else who I think is a better fit.
Frequently asked questions
Nobody needs to work with a coach, and you are no different. You’re probably smart, resourceful, creative and passionate about what you do, and there are millions of books, podcasts and Youtube videos that can tell you what you need to be doing to turn your business into a success.
But if you’re looking for someone to help guide you through all of the noise of conflicting advice, provide accountability, encouragement, strategy, ongoing support, and sometimes a bit of tough love, then you may want to consider coaching.
It is really hard to see what’s going on when you’re in the thick of your own situation, and we often come up against obstacles that we can’t even see! Having a trained guide to help you navigate this process and cut through the crap can make all the difference!
Consciously investing in your personal growth is a courageous act. By taking this step you are signalling to yourself and the world that you are ready to try new things, ask for help and to take responsibility for actively participating in the creation of your life and business.
As a coach I can’t do your work for you, but I can commit to showing up for you all the way through the coaching process with my best skills, knowledge, expertise and support. What you get out of it will be what you are willing to put in!
For some clients the new insight and perspectives gained in our first session mean that things start happening straight away. For most it is a slightly slower process, after all we are often unpicking fundamental ideas about how we want show up in the world as a person and in our business!
By doing this deep foundational work, as well as taking consistent transformative action you will be armed with skills, confidence, and perspectives that you didn’t know you had by the time we finish.
Coaching is for people who are mentally well* and focused on growth and development in their life and business. It is about uncovering your hidden skills and bringing forth more of your inherent courage and creative wisdom, as well as being a safe container for exploring new ideas and strategies!
Therapy is generally helpful for those experiencing psychological disharmony, or for help processing traumatic experiences, and requires a different kind of training to a coach. Some people like to receive coaching at the same time as receiving therapy. Sometimes we may find that coaching is not the right thing for you right now.
*in the context of working with me, mentally well means that any mental health condition that you may have is for the most part well managed. I am more than happy working with people who experience long-term mental health conditions as long as you currently have the capacity to do this kind of work.
I am more than happy to chat and answer questions you may have about working with me or any other aspect of my coaching. Pop over to my contact
page and send an email!