She started off as the tea girl at an advertising agency where she had been offered work experience – but fast forward a few years and Louise Presley Turner is now doing her dream job and helping hundreds and possibly thousands to find theirs!
Louise is a leading personal growth coach in the UK and helps people to escape the hum drum and to turn their lives around. You might have already heard of Louise as she has featured in some of the top women’s glossy magazines including Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Women’s Fitness, Spirit and Destiny and Woman’s Own. She also blogs for the Huffington Post and has been featured in The Guardian, the Daily Express and the Daily Telegraph.
Louise is an award-winning speaker, a Hay House author, runs retreats and offers coaching to groups and individuals. She’s vlogger and has had more than a million You Tube views. Her personal coaching business is called The Game of Life and her newest venture is called My Business Baby which helps individuals launch businesses of their own.
I first met Louise about six years ago. She did a 30-minute talk at the Vitality Show at Earl’s Court, London, which unfortunately doesn’t exist anymore. Everything Louise said seemed to make such perfect sense to me and consequently I’ve followed her ever since. Louise’s talk was all about setting goals for yourself and then taking action towards these goals every single day. She’s a truly inspiring and motivational woman.
But how did Louise get to where she is today? How did she make it happen? And what’s her advice to others?
“At school I wanted to be a writer. I wasn’t very academic though and I was dreadful at maths. At the age of 17 I applied to Virgin to be an air hostess. I was going through the process when a friend of a friend offered me work experience at an advertising agency and that was my big break.
“The work experience turned into a job and I was over the moon with my starting salary of £6,000 a year! I ended up spending six years with them and worked my way up. I met my husband there, so it was obviously meant to be.
“I spent 10 years in the advertising and marketing industry and I had a great time, but when my daughter was born I knew that it would no longer fit. My work took me up and down the country and required a huge amount of commitment. I wanted to be at home and I wanted to be a mum.
“So I stopped and thought what else could I do. I started to think deeper than ever before and wanted to go beyond living from pay cheque to pay cheque and holiday to holiday.
“I started to read about the law of attraction and found books by Louise Hay, an American motivational author and founder of Hay House and at that point something shifted and a door opened into the world I’m in now. I started to visualise and to meditate and I could see the results. I discovered life coaching and read books about it and knew that this was what I wanted to do. I didn’t want to go back to university for six years to learn something new. With life coaching I knew that six months of training would enable me to get the skills I needed to get started.
“Initially I had to return to work following maternity leave. I was married but we needed two wages coming in. I had a baby, a full-time job and I was doing my life coach training too. I didn’t give up work until my daughter was two and a half, as I wanted to get my new business off the ground.
“I handed my notice in and told my boss I was leaving to write a book. At that time few people had heard of life coaching. Even my family were sceptical. But I believed in it. I was really ambitious and knew I could do it. Once you are focussed the universe makes way for you.
“My initial target was to make my monthly income back – and when this started to happen I remember dancing down the high street, thinking this is brilliant, no-one is forcing me to sit at a desk 9-5 and I’d become master of my own destiny. In my first year I had earned the equivalent of my full-time salary and this was fantastic.
“I then set a new goal. I had time to write my book, I took on speaking gigs even though initially they terrified me, I got more and more clients and started doing more online and it just grew. Over the years I’ve done a lot of work with individuals but in recent times I’ve moved more towards business mentoring. People looking to launch a businesses of their own wanted to know how I had done it and wanted my help.
“In the early days it was hard. I would work all day and most evenings and a few years after having my daughter I then had my son. I had two young children, I was writing a book and I was doing high volumes of personal coaching, but I just got on with it. I was tired and frazzled, but I loved it.
“Now I am an expert in helping people to find their true calling in life and to become the happiest person they know. My goal is to help people reach their full potential, to be better than they ever could have imagined and to live the life they have always dreamed of.”
So what are Louise’s top tips for getting your dream job or setting up your own business? Luckily for us Louise was willing to share them with The Dream Job Blog:
1 Look at your values. What are the fundamental things which are important to you? Perhaps it is your freedom, adventure, being a stay at home mum.
2 What are you naturally good at? What are your skills and abilities? Stay in your gift zone.
3 Think about your passions – do you have a passion or an interest in something?
4 Tenacity. Be determined and persistent. When looking for your dream job don’t just wait for it to be advertised. Instead directly approach the organisations you would like to work for.
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