Career Changers…pursue their passion.
So Magazine meet the local people who ditched their day job and pursed their passion…
Interview with Tunbridge Wells-based Natalie Farrell, Health and Wellbeing coach, NLP Psychology Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Yoga teacher and founder of Yummy Yoga Girl.
What was your previous career?
I was a singer and vocal coach working with children and adults.
When did you decide you wanted to do something else, and what made you decide?
In 2014 curiosity was making me think bigger, personally and professionally. My passion was helping people live healthier lives and be the very best versions of themselves and I knew I wanted to do this globally.
What steps did you have to take to set up your business? Did you face any challenges?
I defined my vision and surrounded myself with experts like fashion designer Sue Mee Maudsley, who worked with me to make my range of active-wear clothing a reality. My challenges were mostly technological, but I taught myself and went on training courses. This remains ongoing, but I love to learn, constantly developing my skills and growing as an entrepreneur.
How long have you been in your new career?
What’s the best thing about your job now?
My vision is a reality. I am helping people address the voices in their heads and make positive changes benefiting their health and wellbeing. I am utilising existing creative and practical skills and learning every day. I have more freedom, versatility and, yes, I still have challenges, but they are exciting.
What tips would you give to someone wanting to pursue their passion and turn it in to a job?
- Ask for help and enjoy the learning process
- Look after and be kind to yourself
- Reassess frequently and question your answer, not your question
- Be brave enough to make changes because this is when the development happens
- Remember, it’s more than a dream. It is a devotion to who you are and the belief that you can achieve more than you can dream.
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