Isn't it time you were heard?
Has your voice been squashed down for way too long?
Are you tired of always putting yourself last?
Do you lack the confidence to really spread your wings and fly?
Imagine having the skills and knowledge that make you feel like an expert.
Imagine having the plan and the accountability to make your ideas turn into reality.
What if you could finally show the world how truly brilliant and clever you are?
All it takes is confidence. And confidence comes from knowing your stuff. Knowing where to find it, how to learn it and how to use it.
That’s where I come in. As a business coach, I will teach you what you need to know, hold your hand when you need it and most of all, I will believe in YOU.
Is this you?
You’ve spent your whole life looking after other people. Your children, your partner, your boss. Your needs always came last.
Maybe you’ve had a job that paid well and gave you all the perks, but it never filled your cup. You’ve felt like you were a cog in the machine, but never made a real difference in the world.
In the back of your mind, though, you’ve always known that there was more. You’ve had a yearning, a dream to do something else. Maybe you’ve even started a little something on the side. A hobby that you’d love to turn into something more. You just really don’t know where to start or maybe you don’t even believe you can succeed?
“…Dorothy gave me a clear sense of direction, and lots of things to take away and action.”
All our voices need to be heard.
Since our businesses and other enterprises are often the best expressions of our voices, I want to help you let them shine on the world stage.
Whether you’re selling hair clips, paintings, financial services or running a non-for-profit, what you’re doing is important because it’s an expression of a female voice.
In the past, female voices were suppressed and ignored, relegated to women’s pages in newspapers and chick-lit sections of book stores. It’s time to bring them to the forefront of society. I can help you do that. I will make your voice reverberate loudly and be heard by those who need to hear it.
My voice wasn’t heard for a very long time. As a child, I was bullied and “encouraged” to be seen and not heard. As a teenager, I learnt that being a quiet achiever kept me out of trouble. As a young adult, I had learnt not to have opinions and was terrified of speaking out. As a mum and wife, I kept what I knew to myself and my family and was an unwitting victim of emotional abuse.
Then, when I was finally free of my marriage, I found my voice. At first small and quiet, on a brand new blog, but as my readership grew, so grew my confidence in having feelings and opinions. When I met other bloggers and realised that they knew who I was, I was shocked, because I was so used to being quickly dismissed as unimportant and invisible by other people.
I quickly became a conference addict and soon my voice could be heard speaking in front of 400 people in Melbourne. This gave me courage to speak more and put myself forward as a guest blogger more widely.
When I officially started my business in 2012, I knew I wanted to help other women be heard and to start making a difference in the world. My skillset of business coaching, copywriting and web development allows me to do just that. I love cheering my clients on as they start and grow their businesses and grow in courage, doing things they once thought impossible. I see myself in them – the scared, lonely single mum who taught herself a whole new industry at the age of 40, realising that it’s never too late to start again.
As we come to a point in our lives where our children demand a little bit less of us and we consider, “Is that all there is?” – to quote Bette Midler, I want to encourage you to believe that “Yes, you can have it all.” You can have work that you love and that fulfills you every day. You can be a businesswoman. You can be an entrepreneur. You can start that enterprise. It’s never too late. I work with clients in their 50s and 60s and they’re as energetic and raring to go as any “boss babe” in her 20s. And they’re a lot more resilient.
“Dorothy is a passionate advocate for women in business….”
Here is a video of me telling my story at the 2012 Digital Parents Conference.
That’s not a very flattering still shot, is it?
As well as running my business, I run a networking group for women entrepreneurs here in Ballarat. If you’re a local, come and check us out.
When I’m not being a business owner, I hang out with my two sons and three cats. We like road trips, holidays and going out for coffee. Well, I’ve never tried to give coffee to the cats, or take them on holidays, but you get my drift.
If you want to know more about me, check out my personal blog, A blog of her own.
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I’d love to offer you a free Getting to Know You session to give you clarity about the issues that are currently stopping you from being the best YOU that you can be in your online venture. Use the form below to get in touch. I will get back to you within 24 hours.
Dorothy wears many hats, but her favourite one is that of a business coach. She has qualifications in Engineering, Adult Education, Small Business Management and Community Services.
Her 15 year career in the Victorian Public Service included experience in the Departments of Education, Training, Labour, Employment and Justice, as well as the Office of Mining and Minerals and the Public Records Office. Her roles included project management, policy development, change management, group facilitation and planning.
While on Family Leave, Dorothy discovered blogging, which in turn led her to the world of digital marketing. Combining her many years’ experience in change management, training and group coaching with digital marketing, Dorothy started her coaching business in 2012 to help women entrepreneurs start and grow their own online endeavours.