Where do I start in telling you just how amazing a transformation I’ve had in my life and how I’m living my life just how I pictured and designed it only in my dreams until recently? I used to tell myself that these aspirations I had for my life would never be more than a mere fantasy. Now, things are quite different.
Before I met Julie, I was working as a Teaching Assistant in a primary school in the South Wales valleys. Before this I had been to University, graduated with a 2:1, then went in to a variety of different jobs without really knowing what to do that would give me job satisfaction as well as stability, (something that was quite important where I came from) but not necessarily to me. I always knew I wanted more. Something that would really make me happy.
After I graduated, I got a job as an Assistant Development Officer for an Organisation, I didn’t like that, so I became full time in my part time job as a waiter (which I did as a student,) then after a few years, became a Teaching Assistant to see if I should go back to Uni to do my PGCE course to become a Teacher (something which a lot of my peers had done.)
When I was a Teaching Assistant at a Primary School when I was 23 back in 2008 I met Julie. She came into my school as a coach on a wonderful project called ‘Children Heard.’ I was aware that one-to-one sessions would be taking place with each member of staff, to which I was very open. I told Julie “I’m a blank canvas, chuck anything you want at me.” Always having been interested in the workings of the mind, I was excited and ready to embrace whatever Julie had to offer us, not just as members of staff on the “Children Heard” project, but as individuals.
At the time I was still trying to discover myself, who I was, what my values were, what I believed to be good and true in this world and coming to terms with how to deal with my sexuality and everything that encompassed that. I had two things I was eager to work on with Julie - discovering who I was as a Gay man, and what I wanted for myself in my career. Even after one session with Julie, I was already much clearer with what I wanted out of life and for the first time, felt I had a purpose in this world. I felt I was truly being heard and was absolutely loving the guidance and assistance with how to get what I wanted in life.
Suddenly, everything had been put into a new, fresh and enlightening perspective. I made some small changes (or put some things in to action) almost immediately and straight away, things started opening up to me. With regards to my career, I didn’t quit my job one day as a Teaching Assistant and then became an Actor over night, things started happening gradually, positively and all of a sudden things started to point in the right direction and looked much brighter. I studied Drama at Uni and always enjoyed performing but listening to wrong advice around me soon after graduating, I didn’t think I would be able to make a living being a jobbing actor... That was indeed the case in the first few months, but as the years went on and I started planting more and more seeds with regards to work in TV and the media, the odd job as a TV ‘extra’ slowly started turning into bigger and better things. Just by working within the TV and Film industry (at whichever level) I was now finally starting to make connections within the industry I had always desired to be a part of. I don’t think I ever would have got to where I am now without Julie’s listening, guidance and assurance.
I learnt how everything in the universe is connected. I made little changes which then directly and/or indirectly impacted other significant areas of my life in the most amazing way. I could make a list of all of my achievements and exciting projects I’m currently working on, but I’m glad to say that by now, there have been too many to mention. I’ve had a fabulous decade thanks to meeting Julie ten years ago. She is a highly professional coach, completely non-judgemental and discreet. She is a fantastic healer of the soul. She builds you up and makes you feel on top of the world and give you that energy to go and get what you want in life. She will empathise with you, celebrate ecstatically with you for you, your life and your achievements. Her infectious character shines through in her work. Julie is an amazing individual and has become my friend. I owe my life to her. Life inevitably has its ups and its downs and I’ve been faced with some periods of anxiety, but with Julie at hand as my coach and spiritual healer, I really fail to see how I could have gotten through it to the other side without her authentically loving and caring support. I’m happier than I’ve ever been and she has made me believe that absolutely nothing is out of reach in this world.
I tried coaching on for size. I knew from the beginning that there was no obligation whatsoever, but once I tried that hypothetical jacket on for size, boy oh boy, did it fit perfectly! Thank you Julie Britton. You’re more precious to me than you know.