Hello! I’m Jackie Williams, owner of Blackbird Coaching and my mission as a Coach is to support women who are motivated to overcome the self-doubt and limiting beliefs that have been holding them back so that they can consciously create a truly fulfilled life.
In my previous working life, I worked very successfully coaching managers in the corporate world of HR for over 15 years and I'm a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
When I say 'successful', what I really mean is that I was good at my job. That is how I defined success back then. But along with that 'success' came stress, overwhelm, boredom, lack of balance and exhaustion.
I was made redundant just before I had my son a few years ago which was a shocker but I decided to take time out to look after him full time.
I consider myself so lucky to have been able to do this, but when it came to having to go back to work, the thought of going back into the corporate world filled me with dread.
I realised that now was the time to take control back of my life and consciously create the life I would be happy with.
I'd been coaching in that corporate setting for years and that was the part of my role that I did truly love.
So, I decided to be super brave and set up my own coaching business doing exactly what I love and (if I do say so myself) am pretty damn good at!
To re-focus my coaching away from the corporate world, I studied with The Coaching Academy and the Mindbody Food Institute and in doing so I experienced this amazing shift in focus onto me and my self-care. I was focusing on me and my own dreams again and it felt bloody awesome!
It was so liberating and my general well-being and confidence soared as a result of the tools I learned as part of that further training. I felt like me again!
And now, I get to work with other passionate women like you who are determined to overcome the self-doubt and really move forward and create the life they really want.
True success for me now is doing something that I LOVE, on my own terms! I get to manage my time, look after my own needs and follow a path that is true to my heart.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve in no way got everything sussed.
There are frequent days where self-doubt starts chattering in my ear!
OR when I’m feeling so overwhelmed balancing all the roles that I lose my shit! I totally get the challenges. It’s normal! AND okay!
However, I have developed my own mindset and well-being toolbox so that I’m now able to recognise when this happens, re-focus and quickly get back on track!
I love applying my knowledge, skills and experience in my coaching with other women and seeing them really flourish as a result!
I took inspiration from The Beatles’ song 'Blackbird' when deciding what to call my coaching practice. There’s a fab lyric:
“Blackbird singing in the dead of night, take these broken wings and learn to fly, all your life, you were only waiting for this moment to arise”.
This really resonated with me and my mission to support other motivated women to achieve their dreams and hey presto Blackbird Coaching was born!
If you feel we’d work well together and you’re ready to take back control so that you are excited about life again, then let's chat!
I’ll listen, challenge those limiting beliefs that have been holding you back, help you maintain well-being and create an action plan to move you forwards.
I promise to be your biggest champion on your journey to creating the life that will truly fulfill you!
I’ll always be honest, open and maintain your confidentiality. Doing the right thing is super important to me.
I won’t judge anything you tell me. Everyone has their own story and I’ll always respect that.
I love learning and believe we can continually grow and develop ourselves to become even more awesome versions of ourselves!
Becoming a mum really focused me on maintaining my health and well-being. I’ll always strive to encourage that in my clients.
There’s a lot of hard work in any change process but I’m all about the fun! Let’s make sure we enjoy the journey along the way.
I love making a difference and I want to help and support as many people as possible with the work that I do. I’ll also strive to continually make my business more environmentally friendly and raise awareness of anything relevant that helps make a difference in the wider world.
Jackie is wonderfully easy to talk to and had me sharing my life story within minutes. Her laid back but confident approach made me feel very comfortable sharing my experience and with just a few pointed questions she made me aware of the assumptions and mental blocks that were holding me back and creating stress. Jackie then provided realistic options and suggestions for me to implement which have allowed me to move forward in creating a life I am passionate about. Thank you Jackie!
Jackie is really easy to talk to and instantly makes you feel comfortable. Her approach didn’t feel intrusive, but encouraged me to dig deep into myself and uncover things I hadn’t realised before. She creates a safe environment and made me feel listened to and understood.
When I started working with Jackie, I was disorganised and felt I had lost a lot of structure in my life. She helped me to regain some structure and organisation by helping me feel more connected to my goal, setting tasks and being accountable.
Together we set tasks to achieve in the week, and she made sure I felt confident to achieve them. Having the accountability really made a huge difference to my progress.
I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Jackie in the future if the need arose, as the work I did with her has made a lasting difference to my quality of life.