I think it’s fair to say that Andrea has changed my life. It’s an investment in myself that I will never regret. I had no energy and was recovering from depression and anxiety. Now, my stress levels have greatly reduced, I have sense of well being and resilience with situations I didn’t have before.
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I think it’s fair to say that Andrea has changed my life, or should I say my complete outlook on life. It is an investment in myself that I will never regret.
Before BGL101 (group) , I had no energy. I was getting no support within my own network as I was always in the role of supporting everybody else. I felt like I was always wearing a mask. I was recovering from depression and anxiety and although I made good progress on my own I felt I needed tools in my tool kit to help complete the journey.
When I saw Andrea’s post on a Facebook advert it really resonated with me, we started a conversation and I felt that we clicked. BGL (group) and Andrea turned up out of the blue at just the right moment (as all great things do) and I decided to trust my gut and sign up to her course. In that moment I took my first step to living a more mindful life… by not listening to my head and trusting my instinct that the course and Andrea could help me.
Since doing the program, my stress levels have greatly reduced. I feel a lot more able to take care of myself.
I hadn’t been spending money on myself for years. So now I have a new haircut, have new clothes and last night was the first time I’ve bought chocolate for over a month :) My energy is slowly increasing although I know I have much more work to do on that… but know this is just the start of the journey.
Although I’m a spiritual person I am also very practical and BGL101 (group) delivered a great balance of both. Andrea introduces and guides you through mindfulness basics, science and techniques very clearly and in an easy to understand format.
Her videos are really informative whilst not overloading you with information and delivered in a really accessible style, almost like you are having a 1-1 session with her.
Andrea’s approach to coaching and BGL101 (group) is very refreshing and also relatable.
Often you meet coaches that claim to have ALL their shit together ALL of the time, putting pressure on others to achieve the same. In truth we know that isn’t the case, we’re not robots and we all stumble from time to time. Lead by Andrea’s example, our coaching group of high achieving and successful women felt empowered to do the same. We felt able to remove the masks we wear for the outside world and get real deep and honest about our emotions, concerns and explore how our minds are currently tripping us up.
The Group was AWESOMENESS X INFINITY! A really supportive group of ladies who were so honest and open.
I resonated with everything each of them was experiencing and learnt so much from Andrea and them all :-) I feel honoured and privileged to have been in a trusted position with such an amazing group of women. Suddenly I realised, I’m not alone in this and it’s like a weight lifted off my shoulders. We’re all going through similar things and trying to juggle this mad thing called life. Andrea can help us all to do this more effectively, mindfully and with a sprinkle of fun :) I call them my BGL sisters now, which I love even though we’ve never met—does it matter even?
The Facebook group gave us a safe space to talk and share info. I’m looking forward to the wider client group to be around like-minded people on mindfulness BGL journeys. And the workbooks were FAB!
Although the course doesn’t specifically focus on creating happiness this has certainly happened for me.
I have a more general sense of well being and resilience with situations.
The techniques I have learnt with Andrea have helped me to be a much better coach within my own practice, enabling me to be more present and clear on my clients’ needs.
I know it can be confusing finding the right coach, especially online, but I can honestly say that Andrea is the most genuine, caring, and open person it has been my pleasure to connect and work with. One thing that struck me from the beginning is her integrity and also bravery at being honest that she is a human being and not a fictional persona created simply to sell a course. It’s also very clear that Andrea is well read in her field and will signpost you to relevant articles and resources that provide you with the WHY and HOW.
BGL (group) has provided me with an invaluable tool kit of techniques whilst also giving me the confidence to include mindfulness practice in my everyday life.
A HUGE thank you for being yourself Andrea and for creating BGL101 to help others move forward in life.