Georgia OReilly case study - started baby clothes business after career change -

Georgia, from Kent, decided to start a business – called Petit Apparel – after coaching with me helped her work through her options for a career change.

Petit Apparel sells baby clothes from around the world, in particular the cute baby and toddler clothes from Spain and France.

Georgia came to coaching after leaving a career in nursing.

She had a world of possibilities in front of her but didn’t know which direction to take. 

Exploring personal and professional values

Through our coaching sessions Georgia explored her personal and professional values, her interests and experience, how she wants to work and where.

I helped her to create her own framework to weigh up her options for new work and her ideas for starting a business.

After the coaching programme, I asked Georgia how the coaching supported her in her career change journey.

She said: “I did meet my coaching goals. I needed help in finding what I wanted to do next in my career and Lucy helped me work through different ideas.

“I needed someone to talk things through with. Simply talking through everything at each session helped me sort things mentally and gave me a focus on what to achieve before the next session.”

A better work-life balance

Georgia started a baby clothes business after a career change“Lucy totally understood what was most important to me and we focused on me achieving a better work- life balance.

We met for Georgia’s sessions in a coffee shop in Faversham, which suited her style.

“Lucy was empathetic when I had a wobble, and in between sessions she sent me messages that inspired and helped build my confidence, which I really needed. Our sessions felt like meeting a very knowledgeable and understanding friend for coffee.

“Without the coaching I don’t think I would have launched my business by now.  Lucy made me believe I could do it but also kept my feet on the ground with practical advice.”

Realising what she didn’t want helped Georgia avoid mistakes

“Surprisingly coaching really helped me drill down and realise what I didn’t want, this helped immensely and I think saved me making some mistakes in my decision making.

Georgia feels that the coaching has had an overall positive impact on her life: “Although we focused on my career and starting my small business, it also has helped in making decisions in family life.”

Do you relate to Georgia’s story?

Have you been thinking of moving jobs or sectors, or even making a complete career change?  If your answer is year, but you’re scared of taking a risk, then take a look at a recent blog about Releasing fear and making a confident career change. Or share your thoughts on this below.

Free coaching discovery session

Book now buttonIf you’ve been inspired by Georgia’s career change and would like to find out how coaching can help you make a step change in your career, then why not book one of my free discovery sessions.

Coaching can help you with your return to work, career change or support to tackle job interviews, plus get a better work-life-family balance. 

There’s no obligation and no charge for this 45 minute discovery call. If you like my approach, then we can book your first session and start your journey to making change with confidence!

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