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Empowering you with a ‘Meant For More Mindset' and help you reach your next level so you can uncover your Purpose, reclaim your Power and reach your Potential. This means no longer living by default, but dreaming big and pushing yourself to do, be and have more.

'Meant for More' Mindset Next Level Coaching

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Empowering you with a ‘Meant For More Mindset' and help you reach your next level so you can uncover your Purpose, reclaim your Power and reach your Potential. This means no longer living by default, but dreaming big and pushing yourself to do, be and have more.

    Episode 35: Alanna O'Garro | Showing up for Yourself & Others

    Episode 35: Alanna O'Garro | Showing up for Yourself & Others

    Alanna O'Garro is the co-founder of Rivers Coaching, where she is a Liberation Pedagogy and Systems Coach. Her work uplifts and centres the knowing of black, queer, crip, womanist radials. Her guiding mantra is, “I am not free until we are all free”.

    In this interview, Alanna shares why she is so passionate about the liberation of all people – she wants us all to be free and thrive. She also talks about the pedagogy (method and practice of teaching) of the UK education system and how it relates to liberation. Because Alanna understands the limitations caused by her own oppression, she is committed to liberating all people. 

    According to Alanna, we need to stop and listen to people affected by everyday oppression; to people adversely affected by politics; and people who are experiencing sad and unfortunate circumstances. She believes the best way for us to truly liberate each other is to help each other with resources we have, even if they are limited. 

    Alanna is motivated by the people and organisations around her to keep going and to keep pushing for everyone's liberation.

    You can connect with Alanna at www.riverscoaching.com and across media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

    You don’t want to miss:


    Why is liberation so important to her
    The changes she has seen in the last 10 years and how they have affected her
    How she manages her feelings and emotions to be able to continue her work


    Links and resources:


    Download my free Release Your Mindset Blocks guide
    Follow me on Instagram: @nextlevelcoachinggroup
    Like our Facebook page: Next Level Lounge
    For more about me and what I do, check out my website

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    • 47 min
    Episode 34: Vee Roberts | Loving What You Do

    Episode 34: Vee Roberts | Loving What You Do

    Vee Roberts launched her business with just £100 in 2013 and is a multi-award winning Brand and Marketing Practitioner, Author and Coach.

    A mother to four children aged 8 to 27, she is also dedicated to teaching, serving and empowering business owners – developing credible, consistent brands and monetising them, using online and offline strategies.

    As the Director of Insight@Marketing and Founder of InspireUrBiz networking events, Vee regularly shares her knowledge on marketing, branding and social media as Guest Speaker and Trainer.

    Being made redundant led Vee to take a leap of faith, become self-employed and she started her own business. Working on contracts within local government and bigger public agencies proved to be something she really enjoyed. But still something was missing. She wasn’t free to do as she pleased.

    Vee decided to become her own boss working on her own terms. It was a risk she was prepared to take, fed up with office politics and bureaucracy. With less than £100, she successfully set up her own business from scratch, using her own knowledge of affordable marketing solutions to make it happen. She was able to grow her business brand online and offline successfully. And, she now uses her 19+ years of ‘planning and hands on’ experience to make it happen for other business- owners too.

    Her ethos is “working smarter not harder, whilst remembering that baby steps are better no steps.”

    In this interview, Vee talks about not being afraid to take risks in business because there are lessons to be learnt. She uses the mistakes she has experienced in her career as a tool to resonate with her clients because she has been through the same things they have. Her passion and motivation is fuelled by her clients and, she feels inspired and empowered when she sees them succeed.

    Vee stresses the importance of investing in herself and her business through coaching. She was initially reluctant to invest in herself because of the cost, but then realised it turned out to be more costly, in the long run, not to make the investment. 

    Vee believes the three key points to success are readiness, accepting responsibility, and commitment to work.

    You can connect with Vee at Insight2marketing and across social media by searching: #aski2m.


    You don’t want to miss:


    Being a young mom, what made her determined to push through to have the life she has today.
    How she helps her clients shift from being stagnant to limitless.
    What she has learnt from coaching and supporting other business-owners.
    With the wisdom and expertise she has today, what she would change or improve on


    Links and resources:


    Download my free Release Your Mindset Blocks guide
    Follow me on Instagram: @nextlevelcoachinggroup
    Like our Facebook page: Next Level Lounge
    For more about me and what I do, check out my website

    Please make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any upcoming episodes.
    And, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a rating and a review - it’s much appreciated. Thanks!

    • 48 min
    Episode 33: Sybil Ah-Mane | Mind Over Matter

    Episode 33: Sybil Ah-Mane | Mind Over Matter

    *****DISCLAIMER*****

    This episode touches and discusses sensitive topics including sexual assault and suicide.

    These are sensitive topics for many people to discuss and for some it can trigger intense emotions and thoughts. If you or anyone you know are struggling with these topics, please contact a health care provider immediately.

    And if someone's safety is in immediate danger, please dial the emergency number for the area you live in. In the UK, it’s 999.



    Sybil Ah-Mane is a filmmaker based in East London. She founded Flexible Films with her partner, Russell Hall in 2002 and they specialise in producing commissioned films on health, education and community.

    She came to England at the age of seven from the Seychelles. She has been both a psychiatric student, nurse and patient. Her experiences in the psychiatric system have shaped and enhanced her work.
    Film enabled her to explore challenging issues and she believes it can be a therapeutic tool for growth and development.

    In this interview, Sybil talks about the childhood trauma she experienced  that manifested later in her life which led to being  a psychiatric patient. Despite this, she didn’t give up. Sybil went to get a degree in Cultural Studies,  started to explore filmmaking and later earned an MA in Television. Having experienced a mental health breakdown, she developed a passion in creating films about mental health to help others.

    In 2019, Sybil and her partner created a breakthrough innovation: the Magic Video Box, where those being filmed only see a reflection of the interviewer. This creates a safe space to talk openly and confidently to the camera. Magic Video Box won a Gear of the Year award in 2022.

    Sybil believes her most challenging experiences are the ones she learned the most from and it's important to talk about it because that’s how we learn.

    You can connect with Sybil at flexiblefilms.co.uk and on LinkedIn.


    You don’t want to miss:


    How she felt about leaving the Seychelles and moving to London as a young girl
    How she went from being a psychiatric student to a psychiatric patient
    How Eckhart Tolle's work has impacted her
    Why she believes the idea of life and death creates meaning and purpose in our lives


    Books mentioned and recommended in this episode:


    The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
    A New Earth: Create a Better Life by Eckhart Tolle


    Links and resources:


    Download my free Release Your Mindset Blocks guide
    Follow me on Instagram: @nextlevelcoachinggroup
    Like our Facebook page: Next Level Lounge
    For more about me and what I do, check out my website

    Please make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any upcoming episodes.

    And, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a rating and a review - it’s much appreciated. Thanks!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 32: Chelcie Whitmore | The Key to Mental Health & Wellbeing

    Episode 32: Chelcie Whitmore | The Key to Mental Health & Wellbeing

    Chelcie Whitmore is self-proclaimed a 'Specialist Generalist' - she has a wide range of skills that she applies to business problems. She is mum to a three year old daughter and is in her last trimester of her second pregnancy with another daughter (who runs the world...?!).
    Chelcie is passionate about mental health and wellbeing and generally about making the workplace a happier and positive space to spend our time.

    In this interview, Chelcie talks about her professional journey and shares her story going from a rough start at university to currently working at Transport for London. She is a mental health advocate at her workplace. She believes it is important to build trust between coworkers so they can maintain good mental health for themselves and each other.

    Chelcie also highlights the importance of self-awareness and self-reflection. She believes that we should reflect, maintain a balance, and enjoy the little things in life. From her experience, she learned that we must all slow down and learn to rest for our mental health and wellbeing.
    Love and kindness are the two most important values for Chelcie. As she says so beautifully: “it’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.”

    You can connect with Chelcie on LinkedIn.

    Podcasts mentioned in this episode:


    Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe's Parenting Hell podcast – S05 EP8: Martin Lewis
    Squiggly Careers podcast


    Books mentioned in this episode:


    Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use it by Oliver Burkeman
    Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behaviour by Thomas Erikson


    You don’t want to miss:


    Where does “doing a couple of times” come from
    What is essential to grow and not than just to survive
    What motivates her to grow continually to grow and develop
    How she creates space for herself


    Links and resources:


    Download my free Release Your Mindset Blocks guide
    Follow me on Instagram: @nextlevelcoachinggroup
    Like our Facebook page: Next Level Lounge
    For more about me and what I do, check out my website


    Please make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any upcoming episodes. And, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a rating and a review - it’s much appreciated. Thanks!

    • 49 min
    Episode 31: Alisha Lehman | From Surviving to Thriving

    Episode 31: Alisha Lehman | From Surviving to Thriving

    Alisha Lehman is an American User Experience (UX) Design Manager living in Dusseldorf, Germany with her husband and daughter. She is a self-made professional with 25+ years of UX design experience and her focus today is mainly on UX strategy for one of the largest telecommunications companies in Germany.

    In this interview, Alisha talks about her struggles early on in life and how this affected her belief systems. She shares her journey of how she became the confident woman she is today - she is an advocate for doing what she wants and and making things happen.

    Alisha's life was dramatically changed in June 2021 after she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. Two weeks prior to the diagnosis, she had discovered Eckhart Tolle's book, The Power of Now. The combination of the teachings in the book and her belief that death was imminent had a transformative effect, which catapulted her into a profound shift in consciousness.    She was inspired by the book’s message of staying anchored in the present and not dwelling on the past and future. This helped her to focus on the NOW and in the moment. She believes that the cancer was an awakening event for her to accept and surrender to the NOW. Alisha has made a full recovery and today she is now more peaceful, more easy-going, and more rooted in the NOW.

    With this newfound awareness of the "Eternal Self", Alisha now aims to bring love and light into all corners of her life, privately as well as professionally. Alisha wants us all to believe in ourselves, stay in the NOW, and live life fearlessly.

    You can connect with Alisha on LinkedIn.

    You don’t want to miss:


    How she developed her mindset to break through her limiting beliefs
    How Alisha dealt with her cancer diagnosis
    How she balances work and life today
    Why living in the NOW is key

    Books mentioned and recommended in this episode:


    The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
    Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita Moorjani
    Books by Michael Singer

    Links and resources:


    Download my free Release Your Mindset Blocks guide
    Follow me on Instagram: @nextlevelcoachinggroup
    Like our Facebook page: Next Level Lounge
    For more about me and what I do, check out my website

    Please make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any upcoming episodes. And, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a rating and a review - it’s much appreciated. Thanks!

    • 48 min
    Episode 30: Dionne Akoto | Listening to Your Body

    Episode 30: Dionne Akoto | Listening to Your Body

    Returning for a second time, Dionne Akoto has grown so much since her interviewed last year. She is very passionate about learning - she learnt to listen to her body and move according to what it needs and wants. This has made her more present and aware.

    Dionne's faith and family are still the driving forces in her life, and with her understanding of her Enneagram type, she has learnt to create a happier and healthier life that allows her to be more productive.

    She put her company, Love Learns on hold while she focused on her well-being, exploring self-love so she could be greater in love to those around her. Dionne believes in filling her own cup first before filling up others.

    Today, Love Learns is back and running, providing counselling sessions for single women, helping them to be present and breaking through their limiting beliefs.

    In this interview, Dionne talks about her childhood trauma and her journey to recovery. According to Dionne, we should not keep our traumatic experiences to ourselves, instead we should open up and only then can we heal from it.

    Due to the stress she experienced in her early life, Dionne developed lupus. She shares her struggles living with the autoimmune disease.
    Because of this, she stresses the importance of listening to our body and taking care of ourselves. She says that we must learn to say ‘no’ and need to make time for ourselves. She believes that our body speaks to us and if we don’t understand what it is saying, we should ask for help.

    Dionne also talks about faith and why she sees love in everything.

    You can connect with Dionne on Instagram, Facebook and  LinkedIn


    You don’t want to miss:


    How she takes better care of herself today
    Why the Enneagram is so important to her
    The importance of having a purpose
    How she defines ‘Love’


    Links and resources:


    Download my free Release Your Mindset Blocks guide
    Follow me on Instagram: @nextlevelcoachinggroup
    Like our Facebook page: Next Level Lounge
    For more about me and what I do, check out my website

    Please make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any upcoming episodes.

    And, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a rating and a review - it’s much appreciated. Thanks!

    • 46 min

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