Hazel Richards portrait

About Me

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful that the risk it took to blossom.

Anais Nin

I’ve experienced first hand the power of being coached. I felt an overwhelming sense of clarity, freedom, energy and excitement to finally accept my true self.

I had a successful career in healthcare marketing, where I worked in fast-paced and demanding corporate environments. I liked my job, but I often had this feeling that I wasn’t on the right path or living true to my values and beliefs. Through coaching I found the path that gave my life meaning, and now I love what I do!

On reflection, my passion and focus throughout my career has always been people. I’ve worked with some amazing people and I’ve supported, mentored, managed and coached women who have struggled with confidence, self-belief, career progression, burn-out, work-life balance, imposter syndrome, guilt and more. I’ve observed many who have suppressed their natural feminine qualities for fear of being seen as weak. Especially in corporate cultures that have a strong masculine-bias.

I believe in empowered women and the strong potential they bring to environments they are in, and I want to help guide women towards a path where they can fulfil their potential and doing so in a way that enables them to celebrate being a woman and being them.

The Dalai Lama said if our 200 nations had female leaders the world would be a better place.

But it’s not just about having more women in leadership roles, it’s about leaders expressing more of the feminine, irrespective of their gender!

To help me keep this perspective in my own life (in addition to a job I love doing) I regularly practice Reiki, mindfulness and yoga. I also love to read, listen to music, be creative, walk in nature and spend quality time with good friends and family.

I’m a trained coach and member of the ICF (International Coach Federation) and as such adhere to their stringent Core Competencies and Code of Ethics.