Hi, I’m Hannah. I’m a Women’s Coach and Writer and I LOVE my work.
I’m proud to offer inspiration, advice and guidance to help women feel JAZZY AF, every day - with no apologies.
I’m the Founder of The Future of 40 - a female empowerment space designed to help you accept your uniquely beautiful self and to reap the rewards of standing alone.
I’m Co-Founder of The Spinsters Womensletter - an intelligent newsletter delivered to women who live alone. By women. About women. For women.
Free resources, one to one coaching, courses and workshops.
I cover juicy topics like:
- Using Your Intuition
- Conscious Writing
- Confidence Building
- Finding Purpose
- Reaching for more
Some random facts about me:
- I raised a child on my own - she’s the Chai Soy Latte of my life - exotic, calming, inspiring and kind.
- I returned to university in my late thirties and got friendly with my fellow twenty-something students - young people will save the world - I have faith.
- I stayed in a wooden hut in the Thai jungle alone - it was one of the most memorable and terrifying experiences of my life. I won’t be doing that again!
- I once moved to Vietnam, a country I’d never even visited, didn’t know a soul and couldn’t speak the dialect. I love an adventure.
- I learnt to ride a motorbike at 40. Then I bought a beat-up black moped with a snakeskin seat (design features are everything) and toured lakes and mountains in South East Asia with my daughter on the back.
- I’ve been single for nearly a decade - I love it! I do what I want, when I want, with no compromises.
I was raised by hippies in the Yorkshire town of Hebden Bridge, way before it was cool. I'm still based here, although since my daughter left home, I've lived for months at a time in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Italy. I'm taking advantage of the empty nest!
Initially, I trained as a Social Worker and then spent ten years supporting vulnerable people in various capacities. I delivered anger management programs to homeless people, I gave harm-reduction advice to sex workers, I delivered workshops and confidence-building residentials to young women who needed a self-esteem boost.
I loved some aspects of the work, but when I reached my thirties, I felt like something was missing. That's when I bit the bullet and returned to university to get my Masters and fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a writer.
I worked for women's magazines for a few years. I found I was always drawn to write about the same problems I'd been helping my social work clients with - health and wellness, in all its forms.
It was explicitly women's health and wellness that I became obsessed with, and this time I had a vested interest. As the years wore on and I became more self-aware, I realised that I felt like shit a lot of the time.
I needed to know why. The deeper I dug, the more I learned and to cut a ten-year journey short into one short sentence: all of my problems stemmed from a lack of confidence and self-esteem.
When a society encourages competition and self-comparison rather than self-acceptance, combined with a lack of connection to both the natural world and ourselves, everyone ends up suffering from low self-esteem, we just might not be aware of it. This has a profound impact on our life.
We repeatedly choose partners that are not worthy of us, and we choose careers that we think we can get, rather than what we actually want.
The more I investigated, and the more I wrote, the more other women started approaching me and asking for advice and guidance - they were feeling what I was feeling.
So my work as a coach started informally, although providing help and support to others came naturally due to my work history. I like structure, so I completed an Advanced Practitioner Life Coaching course.
Here I am today. Kindly and compassionately at your service.
Please email me at hannah@TheFutureOf40.com to chat about how I can help or support you in any way.
LOVE HANNAH XX
P.S If you haven’t read my blog posts, you might like 'A Message to my Daughter' which is about understanding the way we’ve been manipulated to hate ourselves and our bodies.
‘Self-Hate, The Perfect Dress & Complete Insanity’ is about rejecting the notion that age is unattractive.
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