Lavinia Brown Catalonia
Family Coach, Career Coach, Life Coach
BA, MA, MA Phil & Mod Langs Oxford University UK, Qualified Life Coach
Hi! My name is Lavinia Brown and I support determined, multi-tasking women to press 'unpause' on their dreams and careers after the life transition that is kids. I help them to gain clarity of purpose so that they can pursue their passions and feel happy and fulfilled once more.
Do you want:
- to get clear on your skills and talents so that you can find your dream job after a career break spent caring for others?
- to set up an independent, flexible business that fits around your multitasking lifestyle?
- to make more time for yourself and your family by redressing your work/life balance?
- to move beyond 'empty nest' syndrome and get your life back on track?
- to feel confident enough to explore life beyond the school run?
- to be financially-independent and spend on what is important to you?
- to parent in a calmer, more positive way?
You're in the right place! As your coach, I can help you to enjoy the best of BOTH worlds: to be the greatest mama possible and to feel confident, motivated and in control of your life once more.
I’m here to show you that you can be a good parent AND create the lifestyle you wish to lead, and together we can work on overcoming whichever doubts, fears and self-limiting beliefs have prevented you from achieving this in the past.
The first step in coaching with me is to fill out a questionnaire which forms the basis for our initial, complimentary 'discovery session', which takes place either on the phone or via skype.
During this session, we explore the potential goal areas that came up for you in the questionnaire, and decide whether we are a good fit.
Next, you can choose either a 3 or 6-month coaching series with me, consisting of 2 sessions each month with unlimited support on email and text in between. Please see below for testimonials.
I look forward to hearing more from you!
Lavinia (aka BoboMama)
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Bella Pelegrini, Student, UK
I had a great 12 weeks of self-discovery with Lavinia and I’m extremely grateful to her for helping me so committedly. When we first connected, I felt unconfident doing things that weren’t ‘normal’ for me and was struggling with stepping out of my comfort zone. I also knew that I wanted to figure out what was the right university course for me – one that might enable me to live in France. I was apprehensive about opening up to someone that I hadn’t known for very long about my hopes and goals but Lavinia made me feel like she really understood how I was feeling. I could see that this was her passion as well as her job and that every client was an equal. Lavinia was completely dedicated to helping me achieve my goals and she provided valuable insights along the way. I always felt at ease, as she promises complete confidentiality, and her undivided attention enabled me to focus on reaching my targets. I found Lavinia to be wonderfully perceptive and understanding - she continually helped me to find suitable ‘actions’ to propel progress, and telling her all the discoveries I had made in the previous weeks was something I looked forward to because I knew I would be met by encouragement and genuine happiness at my successes. She always knew the perfect thing to say to motivate me or gently nudge me in the right direction! I now feel more carefree about other people’s opinions which has allowed me to go out more and experience new things. A friend has even told me that I’m more fun now! Overall, my coaching experience has been truly helpful and enjoyable. And if I had to describe our sessions in three words, I would say that they were revealing, motivational and exciting. Thank you, Lavinia!
Kylie Holmes, Life coach & Doterra wellness advocate, New Zealand
Life changing, complete, incredibly amazing, supportive and loving. That is how I would describe my coaching experience with Lavinia. I can’t thank her enough for being so amazing and for helping me to achieve all of my goals! When we first connected I was struggling to respect and love myself, in particular my appearance. I was in a rut and regularly doubted myself and my abilities. I had always found it difficult in the past to express my feelings aloud (especially to a complete stranger), however Lavinia made me feel so safe and heard that it was super easy to open up to her. I had no expectations going into our coaching series: I remember setting my goals in our first session and wondering if they were actually possible. I knew one of my goals would be around loving myself, but Lavinia also identified something that was holding me back which I hadn’t even thought about (probably out of fear). My fiancé has definitely noticed a difference in me since our coaching series: my confidence when speaking in group scenarios, my confidence when opening up and expressing my feelings to him, and my self-confidence in everyday life. The biggest change I’ve witnessed in myself is that I am now conscious of how I show up in the world: from the way I dress to the way I communicate to how I am now living in integrity. It feels so freeing to be in ‘my own lane’ and to be showing myself love daily. No thank yous will ever be enough! Lavinia is amazing!
Habi O'Grady, Teacher & mother, UK
Lavinia is such an inspiring and talented life-coach. She helped me to rebuild the confidence and self-esteem that I was gradually losing and to pluck up the courage to set myself free… When we first connected I was confused. I was unsure about whether my job corresponded to what I really wanted to do and I didn’t feel confident enough to pursue my dreams. I came across Lavinia at just the right time and despite not really believing a coach could make any difference, by the end of the first session, I felt relaxed, like I could trust her and that I could discuss my feelings and thoughts freely. To start with, my friends and colleagues were intrigued and interested, and then convinced that life coaching works! They noticed that I am much more positive and energized, that I would go to work in a happier mood and that even my pupils’ attitudes had changed. I now feel so much more confident and in control – that I can do whatever I want without being held back by my old fears of being too old or not good enough. Lavinia supported me in considering options that I had thought were impossible and I finally found the strength to resign from my current job in order to pursue my passion! I thoroughly enjoyed the coaching experience with Lavinia which was thought-provoking as well as transformational. Thank you for your dedication and for the energy you shared with me! You are an amazing person.
Lotus Synge, Reflexologist & mother, UK
Lavinia is a caring and insightful coach who can guide you to achieving your goals. 3 words I would use to describe our experience together would be: Deep. Inner. Changes. Before starting my 3-month series with her, I was feeling stressed, trapped and lacking in self-confidence. I was tired, overworked and felt like I didn’t have any time for myself. I was intrigued by the idea of life coaching - how it would work and if it would help me - so I thought about it for a while and then the moment just felt right. I didn’t know what to expect from our sessions and felt excited as it was a new experience but also slightly apprehensive and spoiled as I rarely spend any time on myself. By the end of our first session I had defined what my goals were which felt like a huge accomplishment! Lavinia was instinctive and helpful in getting me to realise that I really wanted to feel calmer and more centred, as well as more self-confident about my body. Since our series, my husband has mentioned that I seem sexier, and my children are wanting to spend more time with me. The biggest change I have witnessed however, is in my self-confidence. Coaching was a wonderful experience and has helped me in all areas of my life. I now feel more assertive and in control of what I want and need; I feel more myself, more positive, confident and calm. Despite wishing I’d spent more time doing the tasks that I’d set myself (I never felt like I’d done enough work by the time I came to the next session), I realise in retrospect that our series went exactly the way it was supposed to: I set myself guidelines that weren’t too strict and did what I wanted to do at the time. This was a big part of my shift – listening to myself and accepting what I want to do, rather than automatically doing what I think I should. I would recommend life coaching with Lavinia to anyone who seeks to help themselves with work, with relationships, with life. If you don’t know if you need help - give it a go, you may just be surprised how much of a positive shift can happen.
Vanessa Bird, Marketing Communications Specialist & Mother, UK
I had never worked with a coach before and despite having no idea about what it entailed or where we were headed, I had faith in Lavinia’s abilities and in the strength of her convictions. I felt both excited and apprehensive about our first session but by the end of it, I knew that Lavinia was someone with whom I could speak openly. Before our coaching began, I was struggling with confidence, patience and self-appreciation. My 3-month series was remarkable: liberating, empowering and healing. Now I feel more grounded, more able and better able to cope. I also feel more confident and happier (something my loved ones have also noticed)! Going on this journey with Lavinia was one of the most incredible experiences. It taught me that baby steps - manageable baby steps - lead to strides, and that I could stride past issues that had always felt unsurmountable. I learnt that anything is possible. I’m so unbelievably grateful. Thank you!