Client Stories

I love Fiona for her honesty, sensitivity, and genuine interest in others. I knew she’d be the perfect person to have in my corner when I decided to make a podcast – she’s been there, done it, and is really generous in sharing her experiences. 
 
Fiona is enthusiastic, supportive, and excels in idea generation – both in contributing her ideas as well as helping you come up with your own. Working together felt really collaborative and just loads of fun. She’s exactly what you want when you’re starting out on a new project or just want to feel a little less alone in your creative business venture.

Kathryn Ho | Coaching for Courageous Creatives

Support to Thrive – 3 Months Creative Business Mentoring

I sought some mentoring help from Fiona at a point when I was feeling really overwhelmed and unclear in my business. I’m so glad I found her when I did! 

During our Strategy Session Fiona quickly helped me to knit together my rambling thoughts and ideas into an authentic and coherent message and to identify the direction I wanted to go in. She also helped me realise some options for framing my service offerings that I hadn’t fully considered before, which was really motivating. Fiona also gave me the confidence to tune into my own voice and to do things my own way.

Her encouraging, insightful and straight forward approach has helped me to feel so much clearer and more inspired about what I’m doing and where I’m headed in my business.

I would heartily recommend Fiona to anyone seeking clarity, support and confidence in articulating their ideas and moving their business forward. She is warm and encouraging and a light in the dark when you need it most.

Thank you Fiona, for your wonderful guidance and wisdom! 

Georgia Holmes | Professional Organiser

Strategy Session

“Even after the first session, we had SO much more clarity (and this is our word of the year!). You have helped us step gently back from the business to view it with fresh eyes, and you’ve stepped back with us. We feel very much that you are part of our team and have understood who we are, what our business is, and what it means to us (our first baby!)
 
We are still going through the process, and although we have felt a little murky about things for a while, we are definitely feeling there is more clarity now. We are feeling more confident, braver in our direction. We are nurturing, giving time for, and loving our business more. Your mentoring has given us the space and encouragement to do this.
Your gentle, encouraging, straight forward approach is helping us to shape the business into what we’ve always dreamt it could be.”
 
Sarah and Suzi
Sarah Mason Photography | www.sarahmasonphotography.co.uk
Support to Thrive – Three Months Creative Business Mentoring

“Working with Fiona really helped me move forward. After a long period of working alone on my business, I really felt like I needed to share my ideas to get them to the next level. I’d been following Fiona for a while and felt like she was just the right person for this, both in terms of her values and the skills she could bring to the table. For a day we worked together as colleagues and it felt so good! Her honest, constructive feedback, genuine interest, heartfelt hospitality and flawless ability to put things in the right words made all the difference and I feel empowered and encouraged to take the next steps.”

Marjolijn Poutsma

The Slow Living Guide | www.theslowlivingguide.co.uk

Gain Momentum – One-On-One Day

“I was looking for someone to help me with updating my branding and copy after deciding to take my business in a slightly different direction. I was struggling to articulate the direction I wanted to go in, so was looking for clarity around that. I researched a few businesses that had a background in copywriting and what appealed to me was the offer of a month’s support rather than a one-off session. I knew I definitely didn’t want to sign up for a whole, long package but wasn’t sure if one session would be enough. Your offer provided me exactly what I was looking for, at a price I was willing to pay!

Fiona captured the direction I wanted to move in better than I was able to do on my own, and that has definitely created more clarity. She also helped with structuring my thoughts into a coherent message, and helped me see options I hadn’t considered before which was really helpful.

I’m confident Fiona could help you with clarity and support in your business. She’s warm and really easy to talk to, and definitely helps you think things through more clearly. She’s also inspiring in a gentle way, not too pushy.”

Ruth Newton

The Anti-Hustle Project | www.antihustle.co.uk 

Clear The Fog – One Month Mentoring

 

“I heard you on Jen Carrington’s podcast, and the way you spoke about telling a brand’s story really resonated with me as I felt that’s where I really needed clarity in my business.
 
You were able to take all of my jumbled ideas and form a cohesive story throughout my entire business that speaks clearly to the customers I am aiming my products towards. I feel I am now talking to one person know instead of trying to aim for everyone and anyone. I’m narrowing down my focus so I can structure my work to that market, and in the future choose clients that resonate with me rather then having to take anyone and everyone! 
 
If I was to recommend you to a friend I would say you are amazing at helping people to get clarity about their brand! You’ve helped me find who I really wanted to work with, and read between the lines of my muddled thoughts to come up with a cohesive story to tell.”

Lila Marie

Lila Marie Moments | www.lilamariemoments.com

Clear the Fog – One Month Mentoring

“Every once in a while, I happen upon someone on the internet who stands out because of their authenticity and realness.  In a world of assertive influencers, it’s refreshing to find people who are honest and approachable. Fiona initially captured my attention by what she expressed through the screen, from her heartfelt writing to her thought-provoking podcast, There Are Other Ways.  What I uncovered was a gifted storyteller who genuinely cares about helping creatives discover the words to tell their own stories.

I reached out to Fiona, halfway across the world, without a proper introduction or recommendation.  My intuition led me to that decision and it was the best choice I’ve made in ages. She was the missing link I needed to make my website a reality and I give her so much credit for the launch of The House of Less.  From the minute I started working with her, she made me feel at ease and comfortable. It never felt like an impersonal, business relationship, but rather a friendly dialogue between two peers. She has that rare ability to encourage you to open your mind and seek what it is you’re trying to put out there in the world.  She instinctively asks the right questions and most importantly, listens carefully to your responses. Somehow, she magically puts it all together to create exactly what has been on your heart and mind but has felt impossible to put into words. The window she helped me open has allowed an abundance of creativity to unleash itself in my life and in my writing.

Thank you Fiona, for all you’ve done to bring my story to life. Your expertise and encouragement mean more to me than you can imagine!”

Karen Hendley

The House of Less | www.thehouseofless.com 

“I really love how supportive and engaged you are, and that you respond fast and in a very full fashion. Your help on my website was fab, and also I’m increasing in confidence as I see I can do this – you’ve helped with that too.

You’re supportive and engaged and very helpful. You’ve got great ideas, experience of what I’m working on, and are generous in your sharing.”
 
Sarah’s also written a blogpost about the evolution of Growthfully that talks a little more about us working together. You can read it in full here
 
“I can’t tell you what a help Fiona has been – an ongoing ear, sense-checker and supporter. She has encouraged and listened and offered ideas that have been amazing. It is my work with her that has really got Growthfully to where it is now.”
 
Sarah Layton
Support to Thrive – Three Months Creative Business Mentoring
 
 

“You have helped steer me in the direction I was most afraid of, the one I didn’t feel worthy of, but the one that lights me up. You have helped me think about the bigger picture rather than focusing on the negative, I am now driven by inspiration thanks to you!

I feel much clearer about where I’m headed and why.”

Rose Wildsmith

Artist | www.rosewildsmith.net

Support to Thrive – 3 Months Creative Business Mentoring

“I’ve never done any form of coaching/mentoring, as I consider myself a fairly organised, motivated person, but I figured I’d give it a go. I’m so glad I did! Fiona immediately got to the core of my ‘unsolvable’ issues and suggested ways to work through them which took account of the reality of my busy single parent life. Also, I couldn’t believe how much we achieved in a one hour call – within 60 minutes I had a clear action plan for the next few weeks and had prioritised my horrifying to do list in a way which felt right for me. I’m so pleased I took the leap, and I can’t wait for another session with Fiona when I’ve worked through what we discussed in the call.”

I called in Fiona to help me during the pre-launch of my business after a friend of mine recommended her. I had reached a bit of a brick wall with things and I was feeling very overwhelmed with a huge to do list, not knowing what I should be doing first. Fiona was invaluable to the set up of my business. She helped me to organise what needed doing and look at what I needed to focus my attention on as a priority. From my business loan application, setting up my website to helping with brand clarity, nothing was too much. She has a wonderful way of wording things and was able to get down on paper everything I wanted to say but didn’t know how to.

I would without hesitation recommend Fiona to anyone seeking that brand clarity or anyone who is just feeling a little lost like I was. She is very personable, non judgemental and very talented at what she does.”

Charlie Smith

Jessie Bear Blue | www.jessiebearblue.co.uk

Support To Thrive | 3 Month Creative Business Mentoring

“I couldn’t be happier with my mentoring with Fiona! We did a 30-minute strategy session together and she helped me gain so much clarity in such a short space of time. She really listened to me and asked me all the right questions. It really felt like chatting to an old friend over a coffee, and she was so warm, generous and perceptive. I left the call feeling really inspired and clear on how to move forward. I would highly recommend Fiona to other creative businesses!” 

Sofia Englund

Artist and writer | www.sofiaenglund.com

Strategy Session

“Fiona came along at the perfect time, at point where I was struggling with overwhelm and decision fatigue in my art business. In a single brainstorming Strategy Session Fiona helped me come up with some short term and medium term plans that were immediately actionable and a manageable size. Fiona also gave me the confidence to cut out the noise and tune in to what I wanted to do, and do it my way.
 
Fiona is really easy to talk to and friendly. Her fresh perspective helped me get clarity and direction.”

Suzi Chaney

Artist | www.suzichaney.com

Strategy Session

“I took up Fiona’s generous offer of a free short coaching session in exchange for helping her with some research questions and I’m so glad I did! Getting Fiona’s opinion and feedback was so valuable and she shared some wonderful insights. It’s clear that she’s passionate about supporting business owners and she really cares about helping you so she gave me lots of suggestions and encouragement. Our conversation really got me thinking and spurred me on.”

Gabrielle Treanor

Mindset and positive psychology coach | www.gabrielletreanor.com

“I’d been getting support from friends and colleagues but having someone who doesn’t know me as a sounding board gave invaluable perspective on what it is I have to offer. Hearing what resonated for you in terms of possible brands was very valuable. Given that I was building a website your copy writing eye was crucial, and I felt we were aligned in terms of style. Also just having the accountability of having to make progress by each call was what I needed to move forward, as I am very deadline-driven.
 
Fiona’s support is what gave me the confidence to finally launch my coaching business to the wider world. She helped me gain clarity about what I truly have to offer to my clients and how to communicate that in a compelling way. I would definitely recommend having Fiona in your corner!”

Maureen White

Maureen White Coaching | https://maureenwhitecoaching.squarespace.com

Support to Thrive – 3 Months Creative Business Mentoring