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"If you are your product, then you had better get to know it inside out!"
- Abbie Broad

Your Start-Up Coach from Portsmouth: Abbie Broad

  • Becoming a Start-Up at the age of 45 was a real struggle
  • I now support others to take that leap
  • In Portsmouth - Home to my heart, my family and my business.
  • Wife, Mother and Step Mother to 4 beautiful daughters.
  • Work life balance remains a challenge, one I now have full control of.
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Just a few years ago, I was a single parent, working as a Receptionist at a local firm in Portsmouth…

My journey as a start-up began in 2014. Training as a Life Coach had been my dream for many years and finally it became a reality. After achieving my Level 5 Diploma in record time, I was keen to start helping others as quickly as I could. Although at this point I still never imagined I would be running my own business.

But after a chance encounter and the offer of a coaching contract at a local manufacturing firm, before I knew it I had a business bank account, 2000 business cards and no job!!!

Being a coach has certainly helped me to navigate this journey. However, nothing can prepare you for the rollercoaster of emotions that you have to endure as an early stage start-up. The usual networking groups didn‘t offer the kind of support I needed and very quickly my mental health began to suffer.

Thankfully I did find the support I needed and because of that, I am now able to help you to avoid the unneccessary struggles of so many start-ups. By starting at the begining. By focusing my energy on creating the right mindset, everything else began to fall into place.

I realised that despite being a Life Coach, my own limiting beliefs, fear of failure and procrastination were actually what was holding me back.

Want to learn more about me? Read my story here.

Now, my mission is to help you!

Share your struggles and get support

Connection with other like minded individuals who share your struggles. Who understand and appreciate the journey you have chosen.

Discover yourself and enable growth

A safe and welcoming environment that will allow a process of self discovery and growth. To build a solid foundation for your business.

Learn and progress at your own pace

Information sharing and learning tailored to the needs of a single person start-up. Offered in a way that allows you to learn at your own pace.

How I can support you with startup coaching

Just because you‘re now self-employed, it doesn‘t mean you have to be in this alone! You’re more than welcome to join my group workshops for other like-minded business starters in Portsmouth or – if you prefer – I’m also happy to support you personally with 1-to-1 coaching sessions.

"Abbie has helped me to recognise and challenge my behaviour, beliefs and values, through open discussion, to empower me to go through my business journey with focus and clarity."

Pauline MacNamara Twist of Creativity

"Working with Abbie has helped me to see a different way to work that allows me to change my working behaviours in order to improve."

Debbie GreylingNot Just Travel

"Mindset Coaching has given me clearer guidelines of what I want to achieve and better focus on how I’m going to get there. Having Abbie as my own personal cheerleader is amazing!"

Vicki Hudson Vicki Hudson Reflexology