What my clients say…
Just over a year ago I invested what seemed like a significant amount of money in a business development programme for therapists with Cathy Simmons.
I’m nearing my year end and realising that I have netted that amount invested by a further £40k+ in just a year (and if I include my Cog Hyp work then its significantly higher).
I could tell myself that I already had the contacts, a programme and a method, or that it was one thing that I did that Cathy suggested that led to this. But the truth is it was a combination of things that Cathy helped me to package and deliver in a way that is congruent with me and successful – very simple things that just have helped me to fly…
… I am busier than I could ever have imagined, working with both private and corporate clients.
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“Cathy’s programme has been invaluable in bringing my vision (which I’ve held for years), of helping more people suffering with chronic pain, into reality…in just a few months!
It can seem like a struggle to see a vision through to fruition, especially when you feel you’re doing it all on your own. Being guided by a phenomenally successful therapist and ethical businesswoman like Cathy, who has “been there and done it”, has helped me keep focused on what’s important.
I used to feel I just didn’t have the time to juggle life and do all the things I felt I needed to do, to take my business in this direction. Now, with Cathy’s support, gentle nudging and insightful suggestions, I invest my energy sensibly on key areas she has helped me identify.
Incredibly, month on month since I joined the programme, I’m helping more and more people break through pain and revenue has continued to steadily increase. AND, whilst I’m CONSISTENTLY BUSIER than I’ve ever been…I also find I have MORE FREE TIME to enjoy my life!!
If you have a vision or even a spark of an idea, working with Cathy could be exactly what you need to make it happen!
I feel more equipped, more confident, more hopeful. I’m aware of so many things that I wouldn’t have been, and it’s made me feel enthusiastic about doing this work.
Yes – it’s work I want to be doing.
I have worked out the best ways for me to utilise my skills as well as ensuring I attract the clients that I can authentically help.
It is very intense, but you have the option to fit it in your life at the speed that is right for you. Brilliant and very productive use of my time.
I questioned whether it was too late for me.
In terms of marketing and sales, by starting off working with approaches that I feel comfortable with and sampling some success, my confidence is increasing and I can now feel the desire to be more (appropriately) adventurous in the future!
I now truly believe that age is just a number and that I have a lot to give….no one can stop me but myself!
I feel less fear… more calm… more courage… and surprised at some of the things I have done and achieved so far!
So many people would gain from this programme in so many areas making a difference.
Congratulations to Cathy on winning Therapist of the Year – she so deserves it! There are only a few people in the Coaching/Therapy world who are willing to work in the challenging field of addictions and so few therapists who have the depth of understanding and expertise that Cathy has. It is really important work that she does. I think it’s wonderful that she fully understands the nature of addiction and that she is now sharing this with other therapists. She is truly, as they say, making a difference
I absolutely love doing presentations now, I find them a great way of communicating and helping people and I don’t for a second think about what anyone is thinking of me. It has been like peeling onions and I find that new layers come off every day especially at work when I do something new for the first time
“When I first started working with Cathy on Flourish, I had been practising as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist for approximately 3 years seeing approximately 12-15 clients per week, and also working as a Leadership Development Trainer and Coach. I had also previously run another business, a limited company for 7 years turning over approximate £250k per year.
So, I had all the basic business systems in place (bank account, accountant, premises etc). I knew how to run a business day to day. What I needed was someone to help me take my business(es) to a different place. Things were going well but it/I didn’t feel good about it.
I felt pulled in different directions; lacked clarity about what I wanted to do; and although positively overwhelmed with the things my clients were achieving through our work together, was starting to feel a little burnout and resentful at times. Like many of us I would go the extra mile with my time with clients. So what with the long client-facing hours and even longer hours, writing wordweaving scripts, creating bespoke MP3s….it was becoming difficult to carve time out for me and my family. Sometimes if felt like I was helping everyone else….to my detriment. I loved what I was doing AND I needed to find a better balance.
As I type this I realise that is exactly what is happening now.
The first session with Cathy focussed on developing my Vision and Strategy. There was a lightbulb moment for me halfway through the morning session when we did some work on identifying my |deal Client, and I realised the hypnotherapy clients I most loved working with were actually women leaders.
We then explored what sort of work I was doing when I was most ‘in flow’: what were the recurring themes around this. When I realised the root of most issues that these clients presented with was much the same – the sweet spot for me just emerged.
Leadership Magic for Women was born: a new 1:1 coaching programme to help women leaders explore and develop self-awareness, manage their internal dialog, learn to perceive themselves differently, so they can lead with ease and confidence, do it well, and actually enjoy it!
Leadership Magic combines every aspect of everything I love doing and pulls my two businesses together as one. Cathy helped me to design a package that achieved my professional and personal goals and then to build a marketing strategy around this.
We continue to work on rolling out the marketing strategy, and Cathy has introduced to some amazing systems and people, as part of this process, creating opportunities and connections that I couldn’t have imagined.
I am recognising that in just a few short months, I have not only grown my business, but one of the unexpected benefits is that am building my general therapy practice and overall business in a much more sustainable way. I am freeing, up time, in all sorts of ways (including reviewing my pricing strategy for my general therapy practice to reflect a greater sense of the value I contribute) that allow me to have a better life balance and also concentrate more time on marketing and delivering my new programme.
I have more knowledge about the technical side of things too, and am much more confident about deciding what to do myself and what to outsource. In the past when I didn’t know how to do something I would just sit on it. It just wouldn’t get done! Now as opposed to procrastinating, if I don’t know how to do something I can get a clear sense of what’s involved from Cathy (often with detailed tuition) decide whether I have the time or inclination to do it myself or to outsource it. Armed with the knowledge from Cathy about what is involved, I make far better judgements about who to outsource to – learning from Cathy’s experience and awareness of pitfalls etc.
It’s been an incredible journey so far: I feel like I have found what I was looking for and it gives me such a buzz.