I'm Laura Bentley.
I made a big change in my life; moving away from the security and comfort of a job I loved and could do well, to a life of self-employment and a huge learning curve!
I'm a mum of two, a former sales manager, travel consultant and management trainer. I've juggled, I've felt stressed, I've battled mum guilt. I've had to make difficult decisions and manage the emotions that came with doing so.
I've also experienced first-hand what it feels like to have a conversation that is focussed just on you; without interruption or distraction. A conversation that, on surface, is geared towards making an outward change in your circumstances, but goes way beyond that to unpick what it is that is stopping you from making the change happen.
And now I do that with you. I'm so excited to see what makes you tick.
Quite simply? I believe in redefining the status quo that surrounds working motherhood. I can't bear the thought of mums feeling so burdened, overwhelmed and guilty that they don't allow even the possibility of change in.
I know it can be different. I've seen it happen for me and for my clients.
By giving yourself permission to change, change can happen. Today.
Don't just take my word for it
I wanted to say that I truly got a huge amount out of our sessions together and identified key developments I could make to improve driving the performance of myself, the team and the business. I always felt comfortable and supported and was able to delve deep and open up into challenging areas I didn’t know were possible to tap into! I can definitely say you will have made an impact on my life not just for now but the future as well.
What makes me qualified to help you?
I'm an International Coach Federation-affiliated coach with an Advanced Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice and Certificate in Team Coaching
I've been coaching and developing managers for over 12 years, focussing on their personal and professional growth
I'm a working mum of two young boys; I do the juggle, I struggle with overwhelm and I have mum guilt still!
I am dedicated to my own development and I have my own coach and supervisor to ensure my practice is not only adhering to ICF guidelines, but that I am also in the best mental health to be able to support you