What is a life coach? and do you REALLY need one?

What is a life coach? and do you REALLY need one?

I have been coaching people for as long as I can remember.

Or have I?

In fact maybe I have just been bossing people around, giving my advice (asked for or not) maybe I have been more of a mentor, a confident, a consultant?

And maybe none of these titles even matter.

I took on the title coach by accident a few years back when my business Too Fat to Run started to take off. I was offering, advice, and support and specific running expertise to women new to running.

Sports Coach…that’s a role we kind of understand right?

But then my advice started to fall outside of those parameters, and I started offering more productivity, and mindset and life coaching support. Drawing on tools and techniques I had read or learned about from other coaches….or sharing tools I used to live a bigger life.

Women started asking specifically for programmes that were not just about running, but were applying BIG FAT STUPID GOALS to other areas of their life.

And it wasn’t long before I had a few online programmes in this niche, and some 121 clients and was proudly calling myself a life coach. Apparently you don’t need a coaching qualification to do that…in fact you can buy a course of Udemy for like £10 and say you are qualified.

Although I have always had quite robust insurance (just in case you were wondering)

The thing is I knew I had some natural ability as a coach, as I said I have worked with people in community engagement for more than 20 years. This has involved supporting and advising young people, managing thousands of volunteers, and mentoring people who worked under me.

But I wanted to be able to say I was a life coach, and say so proudly.

So I set about finding out what it would really mean to get qualified, and I remembered a friend/colleague of mine worked for the coaching company Animas…in fact he has just been promoted to CEO (Well done Robert)

I went on one of their open days, and that was it I was hooked.

There was one phrase that the coach said which really struck a chord,

It was something about our clients being whole not broken, and our role as coaches is to help them uncover the answers that are already there.

I loved that.

I guess in part because I always found it a bit uncomfortable thinking I was some kind of guru with all the answers…trust me I have days where I am clueless about my own life.

So for the last 6 months or so I have been on a wonderful journey of discovery since, learning new skills and techniques as a coach as I work towards being accredited by the International Coaching Federation.

The tools I have been learning have made me a better coach on all of my main programmes, and with the 121 clients I now work with, and it is giving me the confidence to grow and expand my own coaching business, developing my own models and techniques.

So anyway, what is coaching?

Animas describe it as

…a conversational approach to moving someone from where they are to where they want to be

Founder of animas Nick Bolton (who has just stepped down as CEO) says of coaching,

It has a rare quality as a pragmatic journey of self exploration

One of the things I know from my groups, but am recognising even more in my 121 work, is that for many women it is simply having time to just think about their own needs for a while, and to have a non judgemental set of ears at the other end of the line.

I have seen some truly spectacular shifts in some of my clients, and it is joyful to see them go on to achieve their goals, or simply going through life feeling better about things.

Who do I work with?

I work primarily with women (I guess I’m open to coaching with men 121, but it does seem to be women who come my way) and the women come from all walks of life.

These women are not “broken” women, without direction or at their wits end with life. They are not looking for therapy. With coaching we look forward, we are future focussed…looking for solutions, and ways through, rather than wallowing in the past.

These are strong, capable, funny, successful women who understand the value in putting themselves first and getting additional support when they need it. We have an absolute blast on the calls, and I always leave energised.

The kind of challenges women come to me with include

  • Wanting to go for promotion
  • Wanting to start dating
  • Wanting to have better boundaries at work and in their personal life
  • Wanting to work towards big life goals
  • Dealing with imposter syndrome and self sabotage
  • Wanting to live healthier more balanced lives
  • Wanting to explore and find their purpose, and have more impact

This is BIG stuff, and I love that I can help in a small way.

So how can you work with me as your coach?

  1. My next round of Living a Bigger Life which is my signature group programme goes again mid May (there is currently a ridiculous super early bird offer or a pay now in installments feature) Click here for more details
  2. I do in person days called “Stop Playing Small” in Stratford in East London, these are charged at £479 and include a pre-call and some follow up support, email me julie@juliecreffield.com for more info, I can also travel for these subject to logistics.
  3. I currently have space for 5 new 121 clients, to work with me on a 6-session initial basis via Zoom. These 60 minute can be taken weekly, fortnightly or monthly. This package costs £500 again email me at julie@juliecreffield.com

And what about business coaching?

I am no longer offering 121 business coaching at the moment as I am focussing on a new programme called Tribe Builder, which will be open for new people to join at the end of May.

I am 100% using these new skills with my clients, in fact I have developed a whole new planning and goal setting system around one of the coaching models called STAR (or my version “START as you mean to go on”)

But watch this space 121 business coaching may be something I return to in the future.

I am so glad I bit the bullet and embarked on this coaching journey. I have always been a fan of learning, but learning skills and tools which you can use for the rest of your life is just a blessing.

You might not think that coaching is for you, you might be one of those people who think Life Coaching is an industry full of young attractive people with massive Instagram accounts who use it as a cover for their self development habit (cough cough I can assure you this is not the case for me) but how would you know if you don’t give it a go.

If you do have any questions, I am always open to hearing them, it is helpful for me to know what womens concerns might be.

If you want to check out what some of my clients are up to head over to Twitter or Instagram and do a search for #iblamejulie the hashtag a bunch of my clients came up with a few years ago which seems to have taken up a life of its own.

10 Things still to do in 2018

10 Things still to do in 2018

Yes, there are 10 days left of this year and yes you probably just want to sit in front of the TV with a box of Roses and a glass of Port and wait until January 1st to even think about 2019…OK, OK January 2nd, cos come on nobody is fit for any kind of constructive thinking on January 1st right? (just me?)

Well, the thing is, there are 10 days left of this year and you would be surprised at what you can get done in 10 days, things which could have a massive impact on how you hit the ground running in January.

So here are ten things which you could consider doing before 2019 to get yourself ready for a fantastic year

     1. Review your year

Take some time to review your year. What were the highlights, what was a complete disaster, but most importantly what were the lessons? I like to put my thoughts down on paper, its a habit I have had since my teens. I also enjoy looking back at photos on my phone or on Instagram (see what I’ve been up to) because sometimes some of the smaller stuff gets forgotten about. I’ve had an incredible year business wise I did a TEDx, I ran the New York Marathon, I delivered a pilot which saw 1000 inactive women get moving…but actually some of my fondest moments were the ones which I spent with friends and family, a lovely day trip to Paris, a hen weekend in Portugal, my 40th celebrations in Rejkavic…and a week in a caravan on the Isle of Wight.

   2. Say some Thank Yous

Who has played a significant role in your life this year? Who was there when it counted? Who picked you up when you were down? Who celebrated your wins like they were your own? Perhaps there is someone you follow on social media that has been an inspiration, or perhaps an author who’s book shifted something in you…reach out, tell them the role they played, thank them. Think about saying thank you to the people who have taught you a lesson, even if at the time it was a difficult lesson to learn. A thank you is often easier to say than a sorry.

    3. Say Sorry

There is nothing worse than going into a new period carrying old shit. Who do you need to say sorry to? Who do you need to acknowledge? You don’t have to actually say it (although it can be therapeutic) check out something called Hoʻoponopono a Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. Learning to forgive is a practice, but it is one which has really helped me to let go of negative energy. You don’t always forgive for the sake of the other person, often you forgive so that you can move on. I have found a useful way of doing forgiveness is simply writing a letter to the person involved and then not sending it. It clears so much….and yet doesn’t open up space for new hurt.

    4. Have a clear out

I am a massive fan of decluttering. Buy Marie Kondos book The Magical Art of Tidy…it will change your life. It is not just the physical stuff to get rid of but think about your digital life, your schedule, your friendships or relationships too. Get rid of anything you simply don’t want to carry forward into next year. Let things go with love, not guilt, frustration or fear. Books you are never going to read again, clothes that are not in fashion or don’t fit you, friends that never return your calls, activities you keep saying you are going to do but never do…give yourself permission not to have to do them, have them, think about them.

  5. Check your “todo” list

This might seem like a bit of a boring one, but with a few days off over the festivities, it’s the perfect time to do those jobs around the house you never get the chance to. I will be decorating my daughter’s bedroom and repapering the feature wall in my front room. I will also be having a sort out of the mountain of toiletries and makeup around my flat. I also intend to have a go at sorting out my digital filing. I will do this with a Xmas movie on, or some music I haven’t heard in a while.

  6. See people you haven’t seen all year

We assume that people have plans over the Xmas period, but lots of people are actually quite lonely. Reach out…offer to meet for coffee or a walk. Or maybe just schedule a phone call, or better still Skype. We get lots of sweet messages with “must catch up next year” but why not do it this year? Put a blanket call to action up on social media “I fancy ice skating, anyone up for it” or “anyone fancy a final run/hike in 2018?”

   7. Read a book

Hands up if you have books on your shelf you meant to read this year and just haven’t? Schedule a book reading day. Take yourself off somewhere where you can just read? I have bought myself Michelle Obamas new book for Xmas (despite having like 30 or so other new books I could be reading). It is my treat to myself. I often read for work, but this will be reading for pleasure. I will be encouraging my almost 6 year old Rose to do the same. We are about to have a big clear out of her books….she has just gone up another reading level at school and can pretty much read EVERYTHING now. If you are looking for something good to read how about my latest book Living a Bigger Life, there are tons of exercises to help you get clear on how you might want 2019 to be different from 2018.

   8. Learn to cook a new dish

Nothing better than spending a day in the kitchen cooking something from scratch. Dig out the cookery books, go and buy everything you need and then cook up a feast. Perhaps do some batch cooking, and freeze some meals ready for January. Imagine if you learned one new spectacular dish each month in 2019? Perhaps a new cake, or a new curry?

   9. Go for a final run

Of course, I am going to say this. But get outside for a run or a hike or a long walk. Take yourself off somewhere you wouldn’t normally run. I think I might head to Richmond Park when my daughter goes off to her Dads. Use the time to think about the year gone by, the year ahead. Think about how awesome your body is, thank it for everything it has done this year. Look around, and notice how beautiful the world we live in is.

   10. Create a vision board

Did you know the top 1% of achievers in the world set goals, write them down, and review them frequently? I have always set ambitious goals for myself. I started writing them down at the start of the year when I was a teenager, but it took until I was running my own business to actually review them regularly. I now create a vision board at the start of the year as a visual aid to keep me motivated through the year. Spending an afternoon really thinking about what you want is such a powerful exercise…my vision board from this year was super powerful…so many things from it came true, and I can’t wait to get started on this years one.

I hope 2018 has been a great year for you.

Thank you for following my journey, reading my blog, taking part in my programmes, being my client, friend or colleague

I wish you all the success and happiness in 2019

Have a wonderful Xmas

See you on the other side

Love Always


PS. If you would like some support to think about your goals for 2019 I am running a very affordable group programme called Deare to Dream, it is a 7-day mini course which culminates in a LIVE vision board day on Sunday 6th Jan. I already have 60 ladies signed up…I’d love to hit my target of 100. We will cover all kinds of creative tools and techniques for making 2019 your most exciting, successful year ever.

Join before 1st January for just £23.50, click here to join 

If you are looking to work with me over a longer term I will be opening up the doors to my Living a Bigger Life Programme mid-January, this is a 6-month intensive mastermind to help you prioritise your health, wealth and happiness to live a BIGGER more exciting life.

Did I mention I was a coach?

Did I mention I was a coach?

So here’s the deal.

I always get super reflective this time of year, I start to review where I am now compared to where I was this time last year.

This time last year I was busy finalising my new website www.juliecreffield.com

It felt like a BIG thing. I had been doing coaching for a whole heap of years, but to actually call myself a coach and have a whole website dedicated to this side of my business felt weird. I felt like a fraud. Like someone was going to call me out and say…you are not a coach.

Imposter Syndrome….well hello my friend.

Anyway. I decided early in 2018 that I would nip this fear in the bud by getting accredited by the International Federation of Coaches, and I started that process a few weeks ago.

The course and accreditation pathway I am doing is brilliant, I love to learn new stuff to inform my practice, it’s been great meeting other coaches, and its helped me to realise what a great coach I already am, and how unique what I offer to my clients is.

And…It turns out what I have been doing as a coach isn’t real coaching, well not in its purest sense…I have been more of a coach/mentor/consultant/trainer for women through my existing programmes and services.

Which is fine, because women get the results they want…but…

The work I am doing to get accredited requires me to be a pure coach…to do 100 hours worth of paid pure coaching…and I have to do all of this by the end of 2019 to get my accreditation.

Now…I am going to be honest with you, I don’t do a lot of 121 coaching…a lot of my work has been with group programmes…in fact this year alone more than 1000 women have been through an online coaching programme with me.  Where as this year I have worked with maybe just 10 ladies maximum on a 121 basis who have all had an amazing success of course in reaching their goals and having personal breakthroughs, but all of that needs to change…I need to work with more 121 clients alongside my group programmes, well I do if I want to get accredited.

Which means I need people just like you to coach.

However, the other thing to mention is that I actually enjoy working 121 with clients, I wasn’t sure that I would like it but I do. I like being able to dig a bit deeper, spend more time, give more support, its very rewarding….and I have to remind myself not everyone wants to do things in groups….even me sometimes.

So I am looking for women interested in booking me for 6 transformational coaching sessions, from January – March to work on achieving their goals either in life or in their careers. These would be 60 minutes of coaching….not mentoring, not consulting…not telling you what to do, but using key coaching techniques to help you move from where you are now to where you want to be.

Things I am great at helping women work through

  • Fear
  • Procrastination
  • In-decision
  • Lack of Clarity
  • Overwhelm
  • BIG changes
  • Relationship Breakdowns (of all sorts)

Could you do with any of this?

I am offering 5 women the chance to work with me between January and March at a significant discount to what I normally charge for 121 coaching. This coaching will take place via Zoom video conferencing technology or over the phone, on a fortnightly basis.

These sessions will be in huge demand, so if you are interested let me know this week. 

If you have any questions or would like to secure your spot feel free to respond to this email.

This is a great chance to get to work with me at an affordable rate, and to head towards the end of 2018 knowing you have a plan formulating for next year

The Power of Taking the First Step

The Power of Taking the First Step

Ever have a brilliant idea pop into your head that is super inspiring and exciting, and maybe even a bit scary? But you know it is something you really want to do?

But then…

You start playing out all of the tasks that lay ahead of you to achieve the goal, and before you know it you have talked yourself out of it…telling yourself it was a silly idea anyway?

Sound familiar?

The thing is, anything worth having in this life normally takes a bit of work, requiring time, effort, resources, information…it is never straightforward, and for that reason, big life changing plans can feel overwhelming, scary…complex.

It is no wonder we stay in our comfort zone.

But what if we made a deal with our self to just take the very first step, with no pressure, no expectation, no concern about the steps after that? What if we just took action of the very first thing on the list and dealt with the rest of it at a later date?

Would that be super scary?

When I signed up for the London Marathon back in 2011 I could barely run to the top of my road. If I had worried about a training plan, the right trainers to wear, how to fuel, the fact I’d have to train with other people, the chaffing, the pain, the fatigue…well I would never have got round to running that race…and my life would be so much different to where I am now,

When I look back at all of the significant achievements in my life, I can trace each and every one of them back to some kind of mundane reasonably pedestrian step…and action that often required something as simple as saying yes to an opportunity, typing my details into a website or handing over my credit card.

Don’t for a moment think I am minimalising the effort it requires to take the first step.

It is scary, it takes courage…it requires a massive leap of faith.

But god does it make you feel alive.

And most of the time it leads you to places you could never have expected.

Over the years I have got better and better at taking these first steps…I find it easier to identify them, to act on them more promptly, to appreciate their power.

It has helped me channel my fear and kick-start some incredible adventure and it could do exactly the same for you.

Next week I embark on a new adventure, again instigated by a first step.

I bought a book.

A book from a lady I look up to, a speaker and coach I aspire to be like in many ways.

She lives in the USA so the book was the closest I could get to her for the time being, but my intention even at the time of purchasing the book was to work more closely with her, to see her in action.

A few days after reading the book I found myself taking part in a FREE webinar she was hosting….and then I found myself taking out my credit card and buying her (reasonable I thought) online programme.

Then a few weeks into this programme I received an email stating as part of this course delegates got a free ticket to her conference in SAN DIEGO!!!!!!

I must admit at this point for a while my excitement was momentarily overtaken with my mind monkeys making me question how this could ever be possible. Childcare? Finances? Workload? Fear?

But then I found some cheap flights, arranged an air b&b apartment and childcare…and now on Thursday I fly to a part of the world I have always wanted to visit, to meet a woman I know will change my life.

Next week I go to see Lisa Nichols at her event called…wait for it….”How to speak and write to make millions” ha ha, I know its very American, a bit in your face…and not really on brand for me and my “No Bullshit” way of doing things.

But Lisa Nichols and I are not that dissimilar, we both come from quite humble beginnings and we both understand the power we have to change our lives and the lives of others through inspired action and self-belief.

Next week is a big week for me, in fact May is a massive month for me…as I launch the next round of my Living a Bigger Life group programme, a programme that helps women to be more decisive, to take inspired action, to have faith that things will unfold once you take the first step towards your goals.

60 women have gone through this programme so far, 60 women who were brave enough to take the first step…not knowing really what was to come, trusting that I would look after them, that I would help them move towards their goals and get enormous value from their investment.

Lucy from Brighton said,

This course changed my life!

I have realised that normal people can do extraordinary things, and now I’m really considering my purpose and myself-worth

She took just one simple step, and the rest is now unfolding. In the last 3 months she has committed to launching a new business, is writing a book…but also she reports back on smaller more intangible results around speaking up more at work and being more confident.

How would that feel for you?

How would it feel to just have to take one step and know all this other stuff is just round the corner?

The May cohort starts on the 28th May. You have until the 18th to sign up or until the available places have sold (Whichever comes first). There is also an earlybird price for anyone super ready to take the first step and sign up before the 11th May…in fact, I tell you what? Take the step right now, right this moment, before today is up and I will throw in a 121 intensive session with me…to really kick start and support your goal.

Click here to find out more about this transformational programme

It is just one step…not just with my course…but with anything you want from life but have been putting off, convincing yourself it’s not really for you… cos it’s too expensive, it’s not the right time, and of course you will do it at some other point in your life.

But if not now…then when?

Take the first step…see where it might take you.

40,000 runners took that step just over a year ago, and on Sunday 99% of them crossed the finish line of the London Marathon heroes. They covered 26.2 miles…a distance that started with just one step.

A decision which made each and every one of them a hero.

It took just one step….to sign up to something which they believed would change their life.

Did I mention I was a coach?

5 reasons to hire a “no bullshit” life coach like me

Leave it, I can do it myself Mum!!!

Gosh if I had a pound for every time my 5-year-old told me that, I could pack up all this work malarky and take up gardening or cake making.

My daughter has been like this for as long as I can remember, putting on her own socks before she could even walk, doing up her own seatbelt in the car, and cutting up her own food.

She is very independent, just like me I guess.

This isn’t to say she doesn’t get unstuck sometimes…because she is stubborn too, just like me.

It is OK to ask for help sometimes Rose

I tell her and then remind myself to take that advice too.

In the early days of setting up my business, I really needed to hear that. After a few months of going it alone, I went along to a local business development agency in East London for some advice, and the uninspiring advisor said to me,

What you have here love, isn’t a business, it is a hobby and you will never make any money from it

Well, that told me…although it didn’t.

I steamed ahead with my idea and built my business anyway. It kind of put me off advisors and coaches though, I figured I simply couldn’t trust anyone to have my best interestes at heart and besides I knew best anyway.


I needed a coach. I was just too pig-headed to admit it back then. For years I scraped together bits of wisdom and support here and there, whether it was right for me or not, I read heaps, did FREE online courses and followed YouTube videos of how to do certain things….bouncing from strategy to strategy, exhausting myself in the process.

But I got to a point about a year ago where I knew I couldn’t go on any more…I needed a business coach. I was all out of ideas for growing my business, I was on the road to burn out, and I was starting to resent the amount of time and energy I had put into it with little reward…well there was reward, but not the rewards I wanted to see.

So I apprehensively took on a business coach…a digital strategist called Gemma Went, someone I had been spying on for about a year.

I joined her Flourish Mastermind in May, and within a matter of weeks I was quite simply able to exhale, knowing I was in capable hands, knowing I wasn’t alone anymore…knowing I had the support I needed to reshape my business brick by brick…webpage by webpage.

Since May I have,

  • Launched a whole new business
  • Invested in a new website and photos
  • Met a bunch of awesome women (other business owners) who I know have my back
  • Regained my confidence
  • Increased my online presence
  • Improved my working practices
  • Hired a personal assistant
  • Decreased my stress levels
  • Tripled my income…yes you read that TRIPLED!!!

So why am I telling you all this? Especially if you are not running a business? Well, the clue is in the title of this blog really isn’t it?

  • Why should you hire a coach?
  • Why should you hire a no bullshit coach…because let’s face it there are a whole heap of people faking it out there.
  • Why should you hire me as your life coach? There I said it…why me?

Here are my top 5 reasons

  • For Direction – Women often tell me they feel lost…or worst still they are overwhelmed with heaps of ideas or too many people telling them what to do, and not knowing where to start. My programme will force you to stop and take stock and then focus on moving in one clear direction….with the number 1 focus being on Living A Bigger more Exciting Life


  • For Accountability – Let’s face it if your parents didn’t nag and your teachers didn’t dish out detentions and bad marks you wouldn’t have done your homework right? That there my friend is accountability. But as adults, we often shy away from accountability in part because we don’t want someone telling us what to do, or frowning on us if we don’t do it. But what is the point in having goals if there is nobody there to ensure you do the work towards achieving them?


  • For Structure – My programme takes you through a tried and tested process which helps you deal with the challenges you are facing one by one. It has a clear process with regular opportunities for you to feedback on your progress, with a recommended 10-week duration making it urgent enough to actually do the work on. with lifetime access you get to go through this process over and over again focussing on new goals each time.


  • For Practical Support – I rarely tell women exactly what to do, but sometimes women simply get stuck and need ideas for how to actually do something. Where to look for inspiration. How to move to the next step. What to declutter. How to administer self-care. Sometimes women need to be reminded to sign up for the course they really want to do, or to open the savings account they keep promising themselves they will. Sometimes women literally need someone to hold their hand while doing all of this.


  • For Unwavering Love – And I do not say this lightly. Don’t we all want someone to love and care for us. Someone to listen for listening sake, not to offer an immediate solution. We want a place to offload, to work stuff through, to get virtual hugs or dare I say it a caring nurturing boot up the backside. Sometimes my love is tough love…but it is always unwavering, and unconditional…just as love always should be. We want like-minded folk around us who are not going to laugh at our ambition, who can be there to celebrate our wins and to support us through our challenges.


So finally, let me tell you a final story about the impact of coaching.

I recently become an ambassador for Swimathon a national charity swimming challenge in the UK.

I am not a swimmer. I am a runner. But I figured it would be a good challenge, and I would get the chance to meet Olympic swimmers Duncan Goodhue and Keri Anne Payne.

The launch event was very exciting. I met all of the other ambassadors who had interesting and inspiring stories, and varying abilities when it comes to their swimming capabilities.v And then we got in the pool.

I have never been a strong swimmer. I can swim breaststroke forever but with front crawl I have only ever been able to swim a lap or two…in fact I had built up to one lap of the 50 meter London Aquatic centre pool since it had become my local pool…but even then I always had to take a few minutes to catch my breath at the end of a front crawl lap.


A 10-minute theory session with Keri Anne, and then 20 minutes of practical coaching in the pool by the Olympians, and 35 years of bad technique and an absolute lack of confidence was replaced with a swimming technique which I now know to be life-changing.

Today I swam 1000 meters all front crawl, with no gaps at each end…and in 36 minutes.

All because I had access to great coaching.

Now I can’t promise to get you on an Olympic podium, but I can help you win at life (gosh that sounded a bit cheesy) but it is true. I will help you to see the potential that you just can’t see, and I will make you take the action you have always been to afraid to take…and we will have heaps of fun along the way too.

Hiring a coach is one of the best things you can do if you have a track record of looking after everyone else but you. It draws a line in the sand when it comes to that behavior, and who knows what progress you will make in just 10 weeks.

When’s the last time you splashed in a puddle with your friend?

When’s the last time you splashed in a puddle with your friend?

I had to have a think too.

I’m not sure I remember to be quite honest.

Back in September, I mucked about in mud with a bunch of strangers for Tough Mudder…which is kind of the same thing right?

Did you know that the 11th January is National Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day…I know right? Who comes up with this stuff.

It got me thinking though about splashing in puddles and how much fun it can be.

I often used to play outside in the rain getting drenched as a kid, not caring if I caught a cold or had to make a long journey home damp and uncomfortable..so when did we lose that sense of fun and spontaneity?

I remember around 17 years ago me and my sister went to a local music festival and it started raining and literally everyone packed up and went home…like seriously we were the only two people still dancing in a near empty park…ok so a little bit of alcohol may have been involved, but I will never forget how much fun that was or how free I felt.

And more recently we went to a music festival where it rained all day…we invented something called The Umbrella Game…where the goal was to get under as many strangers umbrellas without actually asking for permission. We had a blast. Obviously, we told them what we were doing afterwards…but the reactions were fascinating.

Some people were like “Yeah come on in” others were like “What is she on?” (Nothing just so we are clear). We went home wet to the bone but filled to the brim with good vibes and happy thoughts…it was a wonderful way of embracing the terrible weather and making the most of it.

So what has this got to do with you?

Well, on National Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day I am challenging you to live a little, to get wet in the rain, to have a food fight, to rugby tackle your partner onto the floor tickling them until the surrender or wet themselves (Whichever comes first). Wouldn’t it be great to reignite that sense of fun again, not to worry about who is going to clear up after, or having to rewash your hair?

Jump and splash in the damn puddles…I dare you!!!

OK…so maybe it’s not raining today…although rain was forecast for London, maybe you can just take the intent of this and just do something new with a friend, schedule something spontaneous. Ever do that with your mates?


Hey we haven’t seen each other for ages, let’s go out and do something off the cuff spontaneous

OK let me check my schedule…..

Erm…how does 3 months Tuesday work?

Spending quality time with your mates gets harder and harder as you get older and your life takes on more responsibility, and yes sometimes we do have to schedule the fun stuff as sad as that may seem. Holidays. Day Trips. Festivals. They all take a certain amount of planning and commitment to make happen. But god are they worth it. Our friends are the family we choose for our self and they are integral to our well being and ultimate happiness.

And because I am all about the happiness, I have a brilliant offer for you guys…but it literally is live for just 24 hours….so do not delay…get involved. Be spontaneous…and drag your bestie in with you too.

To celebrate national splash in a puddle with a friend day….

I will give a free place on my Living A Bigger Life 10-week mastermind for a friend of your choice to anyone who signs up for themselves. So not only do you get this at the super early bird price of £359…your mate gets to do it with you too…and because its online it doesn’t even need to be someone who lives close to you. How awesome does that sound, getting to hang out virtually with your bestie working on the shit that matters?


Come on take that jump!!

You can find out more about how Life Coaching could help you and the transformation you can expect here. Plus see what you get over the 10 weeks and beyond. If you decide to sign up, once the payment has been processed drop me a line at julie@juliecreffield.com with the name and email address of your friend. Buy One Get One Free can’t get any better than that right?


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