Build Your Thriving Practice on Your Terms!
Do you feel like you’re going around in circles, not knowing which way to turn to build your business? We’ve all been there and it’s tough!
What you really need is clarity and a personalised plan of action. One that focuses on your individual strengths and resources, rather than just a ‘cookie cutter’ approach. Your projects broken down into simple steps, combined with the know-how and support to implement them and start achieving results.
We will work together to simplify and structure what you do. Providing you with the clarity, steps and know how, to grow your business and create the practice of your dreams.
I’m a Chartered Marketer and a complementary practitioner (clinical hypnotherapist, Master NLP practitioner, life coach and Advanced Lightning Process® Practitioner).
I spent 20+ years working in marketing and business, responsible for staff teams and big budgets. I found coaching came naturally and started to follow my interest in personal development.
I’ve spent the last 10 years blending the skills of mindset, marketing and business, specifically to support complementary practitioners.
- Teaching business planning and skills to complementary medicine students at Middlesex University (I finally got to go to University: as a visiting lecturer!)
- Working as a tutor and supervisor to student practitioners
- Setting up business structures for private practices and colleges that teach complementary practitioners
I recognised so many amazing practitioners qualified, then really struggled with building their practices and were left floundering.
I use my skills and experience to help you thrive by providing great business and marketing support. I’ll also help you deal with any of the mindset challenges you face along the way.
I know first-hand how running your own business is the biggest personal development challenge ever! Building my businesses, I had to face my own personal demons, ones that had kept me feeling very stuck for years. I located my confidence, got over my aversion to risk and embraced my entrepreneurial spirit.
Now, I work part time as a practitioner and the rest of my time is spent working with complementary practitioners to build the practice of their dreams.
I’m married to Gary, he is my best friend, greatest supporter and at times provides me with constructive feedback. In the summer of 2015 we decided it was time for a new adventure and moved to a beautiful part of Wales. We sold our completely renovated house in Hertfordshire and moved 200 miles with our dog Bella and cats Tilly and Max to a house with incredible potential, but lots (and lots) of work to do.
I’m an avid book worm and podcast subscriber for anything on personal development or marketing.
I am slowly developing green fingers but it may take me some time to return my garden to its former glory. I also love getting out into nature, exploring the local area and discovering new places with Bella. Play time is getting creative with all sorts of art and crafts from pottery to black smithing.
The name ‘Garlen’ comes from the combination of ‘Gary and Helen’ and made its first appearance as Garlen Consulting when Gary started to work as a consultant in 2009. Although Garlen is our limited company, I decided to work under my name for simplicity and to build a personal brand.