Name – Charlotte Lewington
Nationality – British
Occupation – Well-Being Coach and Executive Trainer
Countries lived in – England and Paris.
Hello Charlotte, please tell us what is well-being coach and executive trainer ?
I deliver training’s and workshops to businesses and corporations to understand why people behave the way they do and how to look after their biggest resource – the people. It is also someone who helps their clients to look after themselves using an holistic approach. I help people to live happier and healthier lives by believing in themselves and their capabilities .
How did you decide to step in the personal development coaching as your main business?
Growing up I faced many difficult challenges that affected my confidence and self esteem – these experiences eventually led me on my own path of personal development, where I started to question what I really wanted my life to look and feel like and ask my self if I was truly happy. I learnt a lot about self awareness and what it really means to understand yourself. I learnt to stop settling for second best and realized I deserved more than I was allowing myself to have.
Through my studies of psychology, I became aware of the unconscious messages that we start to believe to be true and how they affect us mentally and physically- why we feel we have to compare our lives to everyone elses’, we try to please everyone else but ourselves and I decided that I wanted to help other people to understand why we behave the way we do and support them to change their lives so that they can live a happier and more fulfilled life.
In your bio you talk about childhood trauma you had experienced? We loved your open hearted approach – would you like to share with us how you managed to move on?
I have had a lot of life lessons to go through during my childhood but I believe everything that has happened to me has made me the person I am today.
I learnt how to be resilient. I am able to appreciate the people close to me. I understand myself and have found out who I truly am without the need to please other people or compare myself to others
There is always a lesson to learn if we change our perspective. I believe we have two choices in life we can either sit down and cry about things or we get up and make the decision to move on. We ask ourselves what was I supposed to learn from that experience and how can I become a better person because of it.
I had to do a lot of inner work in order to heal myself from the inside. Only then was I able to move on and understand why things happened and learn to truly believe in myself and my capabilities.
Do you define yourself as an entrepreneur? What was the hardest part in establishing your name as an executive coach?
I have never really thought of myself as a entrepreneur, I have always been ambitious and have worked hard for what I want to achieve in life. The hardest part of establishing myself as an executive coach is the part where I am multi – passionate, I want to help everyone in many different ways. It’s very hard to be able to stay focused and just stick to building one thing at a time without getting shiny object syndrome, hence why I now believe in always going back to your mission and vision of why I started the business in the first place.
Tell us more about your mission and your vision?
My mission is to create value by educating and raising awareness of important mental health and well- being issues. I want to make a positive impact in the world. My vision is to create an online training academy that provides training, workshops and retreats to businesses and corporations.
How should we deal with the community and gender stereotypes?
I think that we need to have good role models that raise awareness and educate others on these topics , We need to hold safe spaces to be having these conversations. It is important to challenge the different stereotypes in a productive and positive way, whilst recognizing the importance of making people feel welcome but recognizing the different skills and capabilities that people bring.
What is the most common problem you help your clients solve?
To look after themselves, their mental health and well being whilst running their business.
Tell us more about your publishing experience in “When She Rises” – a co authoring book about women empowerment?
This was an amazing opportunity for me, never did I imagine that I would write a chapter in a book about my life and it become a best seller, but I am so glad that I got to be apart of that experience. When she rises is a book that was designed for women who had experienced trauma to speak about their experiences and use it as a driving force to step into their power to finally create a life of their dreams. It was really important to be able to show other women what is possible and that they dont have to be defined by their previous experiences
Who is your best client – a short description so IWC members can relate?
Someone like me a few steps back, She knows that she is meant for more but is not quite sure what that is or how to get there, she needs to stop settling for second best and have someone in her corner who believes in her and recognizes everything that is great about her. She wants to be more confident and to truly understand what it means to be happy within the inside not just within her business.
Do you think having a social network only for women is a good idea? Why?
I love the idea of a social network only for women , it is a great opportunity for like minded women to come together, support one another , and to have someone in their corner on the down days when business can be tough.
What is next in your career?
I am looking forward to receiving global CPD- recognition and rolling out workshops and retreats for the business.
What do you wish people to remember you for?
I hope people will remember me for never giving up no matter what was thrown in my direction. I want to be remembered for providing professionals with the knowledge skills and understanding that needed to provide better outcomes for children and young people. Making a positive impact in the world, and helping people to live happier and more fulfilled lives.
How IWC members can get in contact with you?