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Are you outwardly successful and yet you find yourself thinking, isn’t there more to life than this?

You recognise that your days are often filled, but question whether they are fulfilling

Maybe you are feeling:

  • Stuck, stressed and dissatisfied in your career, you realise you have got to your limit and need a new challenge
  • Underutilised and unappreciated at work; you want to find a role that gives you interest and professional satisfaction
  • Overwhelmed and exhausted; you are struggling to keep pace with your business and want more flexibility to be with your family.
  • That you desperately want to do something different, something more meaningful, but are finding it difficult to move past your fears and doubts to make this a reality

If any of these sound familiar, just know that you are not alone! I hear these sentiments regularly from professional women who have reached a similar midlife crossroads. Often they have devoted years to building solid careers only to reach a stage where they discover that their professional lives and identities no longer work for them or their families.

You may be yearning to find a new direction in your career; step up to a new leadership challenge or develop and grow your own business. The trouble is, the longer you stay stuck and stressed in your current role, the more this erodes your confidence and leaves you feeling deskilled, devalued, invisible and unsure how to go about making new opportunities for yourself.

If only you knew what career and life path was right for you you’d be out there making it happen.

The good news is there is a way to successfully navigate this career and life crossroads, even in the most uncertain times.

I’m Hilary Lees,  a Certified Professional Coach, with twenty years experience of helping people maximise their potential as a qualified health professional working in the mental health field.

Before I set up Essence Coaching I too felt stuck in a career that no longer seemed to fit and longed to develop my own business. Yet for many years my fears of change and uncertainty kept me in a role that frustrated me. But, with the invaluable help of coaching, I took a step back to review my situation, tackled my fears and doubts, and gradually took the steps to create a career and life I now love.

Now I’m passionate about helping you too make this shift from frustration to fulfilment in your career and life. I know all too well how important it is to be empowered to make the right choices and find the courage to live a life true to yourself. I have a wealth of experience to help you harness a positive mindset and can give you tools and techniques to help guide you along your path to make considered, authentic choices.

Taking the first step

If any of what I’ve said resonates with you, and you are keen to find a way to start negotiating this crossroads, then I invite you to download my free guide – Five steps to build confidence and resilience – as you begin your journey towards creating the career and life you want.

Your details are safe with me, I will never pass your email address onto anyone else and you can cancel at any time.

And you may be wondering, can my approach really help you?

Find out who really benefits from my approach »


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The coaching was very empowering; with every session my confidence to change things grew. My career had been floundering. I was stuck in a rut, constantly worried about doing the right thing. Through Hilary I found the confidence to redefine myself and my career. The results have been amazing.”

“Coaching with Hilary has brought to light skills, qualities and characteristics which are a true reflection of me. I am now beginning a whole new career path which feels genuine and authentic and much more rewarding than my previous career. I found the whole process extremely valuable.”

“Hilary successfully blends powerful challenging coaching with her natural gentle style. I always leave our sessions energised and with a clearer understanding of what I want and need for myself. I don’t think I would have achieved everything I have if it wasn’t for her insight and support.”

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