Freedom to Flourish



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Break through those limiting chains of ABUSE and TRAUMA ... be safe.

The “Freedom to Flourish UK™ 90-day Empowerment Programme for Women”  including coaching, mindset changes  and systems created for people who are absolutely excited and dead serious about getting out of the rut and impotent state they are in and start living their life to the max within a few months (sometimes weeks!), which will eventually lead you to self-acceptance and improvement, happiness, successful relationships and work life leading to the possibility of  more money in the bank.

It means no longer running around all day long, beating yourself up saying: “I am so fed-up with my life, I cannot do anything about it, I am a victim, I don’t deserve happiness, there is something wrong with me.“

Being a survivor of abuse and trauma myself, I’m known to work best with other survivors of abuse and trauma, people who are committed to their success no matter what; who are super-ready to get going and just want to know exactly what steps to take to break free from their chains and find their Freedom to Flourish. My clients often tell me – “just tell me what to do and I’ll do it!”. Consider what you’ll do with me to be a high-octane crash course on everything you need to know to achieve the authentic happy and wealthy you. You will be expected to take serious and consistent action. No excuses anymore, just a very different way of thinking and full support while you achieve this incredibly exciting goal: Freedom to Flourish in all areas of your life.


This Freedom to Flourish 90 day Empowerment programme will be sky-rocketing your confidence and your ability to create begins with understanding your true value, where your power really comes from, how to manifest what you want (including a more content and successful life), creating powerful intentions that get you results, as well as the outer pieces to become a beacon to attract your new Lifestyle. Here is what the System helps you accomplish:

Family is important
Are you worried about change
Find your Happiness NOW
Deep in the decision to make life changes?



Mostly you might already know what you need to be doing, but yet are still struggling in low confidence, low self-esteem, feeling stuck, procrastinating and spinning in circles. You will be learning proven techniques for breaking through your inner resistance, self-doubt, fear, anxiety and all of that “stuff” that keeps holding you back so that you can begin taking rewarding action where living the life to the max is concerned.

note saying not to resist change


 Together we will find out exactly what your ideal lifestyle and social circles are. Whom you love being with, who would get the best results from being and working with you and we will really drill down to the positive and clear values you deserve to begin attracting the right type of people into your life starting on an inner level. 


We will look at your communication style and develop everlasting strategies for healthy communication with yourself and with others, especially with your most difficult relationships. You will learn how to know what you want to say and practice saying it in a way that gets your message understood.


We will look at all of your skill sets, knowledge and areas of expertise, and we will use your inner resources to get and maintain the lifestyle you want. Your inner self can shout “YES! That is definitely for me!”


We will look at what you should be focusing on to move your confidence, feelings of safety and lifestyle forward. What actions you need to be taking each day to leverage your time, effectiveness and attraction ability so that your life continues to generate happiness and you can grow your circle of friends and existing relationship to flourish.


We will focus a lot of our time on celebrating wins and creating new habits of celebrating what is showing up for you. What you focus on expands and everything you are learning and experiencing is of your creation. Your confidence will sky-rocket as you consistently produce results over and over again! Celebrate what shows up so you can pave the way for even more success!


it’s probably best that I share with you a defining moment, and resulting “compelling story”, that brought me to where I am today – Empowerment Coach and Mindset Mentor for women with a history of trauma who want to change their lives in exactly what to do to end the drama of abuse and trauma; have big breakthroughs and ah ha moments and feel empowered and excited about their future.  

That defining moment in my life happened in 1986 when I asked for a divorce from my husband and decided where my life was headed. 

I met him at 17 and was married and emigrated to South Africa at 23 where we stayed for the next 17 years. My four children were born there. My relationship with my husband was very emotionally abusive. If you’ve seen the film, “Sleeping with the Enemy,” you have some idea what I went through. My opinions didn’t count; I was belittled in front of our children and friends; with no money of my own. I also had to account for every cent used, in writing; my music had to be turned off when he came home; his plate had to be washed separately so the toast didn’t squeak on it and the bacon served on the left, egg on the right and tomatoes at the top; If I momentarily forgot, I got shouted at and doors slammed; I had anxiety attacks at the sound of his car arriving. In 1973 when my first born was only 4 weeks old, my parents visited us. I cooked a meal for us all, husband arrived, went to the phone and invited his parents down for a BBQ ignoring us and his prepared meal. That really hurt. A friend said I was afraid of him, they were correct. 

My choice at that time was suicide or divorce. I had actually planned my suicide – a Friday afternoon in my bedroom, a call to the police and use a gun with the backdoor open so the blood would go outside and they could deal with it before my children got home. I didn’t want to be a bother in death either.  

Luckily, a friend got me to seek help. A realisation moment came at Stellenbosch University, where my Clinical Psychologist wanted to prove to me that, not only am I not worthless, in fact I was in the top 2% of the population for intelligence, verbal and practical, I am also blessed with a lot of common sense too. I stared at him and said ‘If I am so flippin’ intelligent, how come I am in this mess?’ He calmly looked at me and said ‘Joanne, it is understandable you are in this mess, you’re out of your own culture and group of friends IT IS HOW YOU USE YOUR INTELLIGENCE TO GET OUT OF THE SITUATION’. . I fought for my divorce and custody of my children in the Supreme Court of Cape Town. And I won. We returned to England without any financial support from him whatsoever.  

So there I was. 40 years old. homeless. four children with a tiny sum of money to figure out how to start our lives over again. My retired parents were great. I knew I had to work. I also sought support from the church and found comfort and protection there. I began to put one foot in front of the other to heal my past and create a new future for me and my family.  

I started an Open University degree course in psychology as well as working full time in marketing while raising my kids. I worked in victims’ support and did that work for over three years. While doing that work, it dawned on me that my marriage was in fact emotional domestic violence. I can understand what it is to not have the will to breathe. I’ve been there.  

Since then, I cleaned up my past and started teaching women who have had abuse and trauma blocks in their lives how they can do the same: I watched their lives opening up to happiness, a good job, a loving relationship, a flourishing sex life, their rapid rise in confidence, their courage soared and freedom replacing the dread and victim state too! I have since made a commitment to dedicate the rest of my professional life to helping other to live their happiness to the max.

 I’ve worked with many private clients, spoken in front of countless groups: I lived my dream of raising four very strong, independent and courageous children and enjoying the company of my grandchildren; and I have created The Freedom to Flourish UK™Empowerment Programme for Women at their turning point in life to end the drama of abuse and trauma; have big breakthroughs and ah ha moments and feel empowered and excited about their future – a coaching and healing process every woman needs to raise your self-worth, build confidence and heal her fear/hurt/guilt from the past, and help move forward into now. You will be able to give yourself permission to want what you want and the tools to give you results… You can bank on it!

 Who are your clients?

I work with people just like you who are educated women, business women, holistic practitioners, energy workers, sales professionals and women entrepreneurs who are really good at what they do. however, they have never been able to escape and shed their past baggage of emotions that stand in their way of success and extreme flow of happiness. 

Police Officers 
Married and Single Women wanting more out of life
Recently divorced Women over 38
Baby Boomers
Entrepreneurs, Business Owners
Lawyers, Managers 
Health & Wellness Consultants
Estate Agents
Sales Professionals
Image Consultants
Creative and Spiritual Entrepreneurs

Although we will work on the practical problems in your life and other ‘coach-y’ things, we will delve into the past to establish patterns and beliefs. You have me as a Empowerment Coach and Mindset Mentor. I work on the inner and outer principles for relationship success and look at your hidden blocks and current results from an intuitive and spiritual perspective. What that means to you is that you get a tell-you-what-you-need-to-hear authentic relationship coach. I’m also very spiritual and I don’t pretend to hide it either. Because I’m practical, you’ll always get a straightforward, quick and honest response from me.

I’m focused on helping you become your most authentic self, with vastly improved confidence, self-acceptance and personal and professional life and be in alignment with your beliefs and values.

You may not like what I have to tell you – but you can be sure I will always tell you the truth. The truth about what’s standing in the way of your success and how to get rid of it FAST and start getting results in record time (and I throw in a healthy dose of humour and inspiration, which always helps!).