I help women business owners to create long-term sustainable success on their own terms.

Work With Me

My clients come to me when they start to feel that running their own business has turned into a demanding job, complete with longer hours than they ever signed up for.

I help them create more impact with less effort, so they can finally start enjoying the freedom that comes with being their own boss.

Who I Work With

My clients have usually been in business for 2-6 years already, most often working as a one woman band, sometimes with part-time support. They're highly creative and very much focused on doing the best possible work for their own clients. Often they're 'accidental entrepreneurs' - they wanted to be an artist or a life coach or a writer or a yoga teacher, but that turned out to mean being self-employed.

I work with:

  • designers
  • consultants
  • holistic practitioners
  • copywriters
  • coaches
  • e-course creators.

They’re proud of the business they’ve built up but tired of always feeling stretched too thin, scrambling to catch up.

They know they could get further faster if they could just get help to structure their time, manage their energy and hone their attention, so that they could stop feeling scattered and finish more of what matters most. Even more importantly, they know that bringing in a business strategist could help them to determine what to focus their time on to deliver the best results.

What We Do Together

If you decide to work with me, we will look at how to simplify, streamline and possibly even restructure your business. We’ll consider how you could increase your impact whilst cutting your working hours, by concentrating on working in your zone of genius, and finding ways to outsource, automate or just stop doing the work that doesn’t light you up.

I will also make use of all the skills I honed working for two decades as an editor to help you to get to the heart of the story you want to tell about your business - getting crystal clear on this simplifies your messaging and marketing and instantly makes you and your brand more memorable.

My work combines a strategic, analytic and results-driven approach (looking at systems, scheduling and profitability) with a more holistic appraisal that ensures you’re working in alignment with your core values and inner sense of purpose and that your working life allows you to ‘refill the well’ by giving you the time to connect with your creativity. We’ll also work on honing your intuition, so that you can benefit from the huge value of your gut-instinct when it comes to making good business decisions.

Overall, my aim is to help you to do less and achieve more so that your working life is characterised by flow, freedom and fulfillment.


I offer coaching and consulting by Zoom video sessions. I have clients based all round the world, in the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and the UK. There are four different ways you can work with me:

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Online businesses are built on words. Let's analyse your online presence, getting to the heart of your message and focusing on the story you want your business to tell. 

Investment: £300

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Short but deep coaching intensive, helping you make more impact in a way that's aligned with your deeper purpose and core strengths.

Investment: £500

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3. Impact Mentorship

A 3-month programme to help you implement a business strategy that will increase your income and effectiveness while reducing the stress.

Investment: £1,500 - £2,500

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Join a hand-picked, introvert-friendly group of ambitious, curious, creative and collaborative women who will have your back, help you focus, and get you past overwhelm.

Investment: £1,800


Most of my clients start with either Do Less: Achieve More, my intensive four-hour coaching package, or Story Clinic.

Some clients go straight into 14 week one-to-one Impact Mentorships, which start from £1,500 for a ‘light touch’ approach (perfect for those who just need a burst of support at the beginning, followed by gentle accountability and occasional coaching) or £2,500 for a more intensive approach, with fortnightly coaching sessions (and bonuses such as ongoing copywriting support). It's also possible to use Do Less: Achieve More as a stepping stone to a Mentorship (in which case you can offset its cost against the full fee for the Mentorship).

I also run two intimate small-group Masterminds a year - these also last for 14 weeks and run in the spring and autumn.

The best way for you to decide which of these options would work best for you is for us to have a free half hour consultation, so we can talk through in detail whether we're the right fit for one another, and if so, which of these options would best be able to support you and your business and your unique set of circumstances at this moment in time.

Also, do give some thought to how to choose who best to work with as a coach - or indeed, whether coaching is the right next step for you at all. I've written here about some things to consider (tl/dr version: has the coach walked the same path as you're planning to take? Does their style resonate? Will they help you integrate what you're learning? Will they hold you accountable for taking action?). If you'd like to find out how I can answer those questions for you, let's have a chat:


Ready to get started? Excellent!

Here’s what to do:

Step 1. Schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consult

Step 2. Before we hop on the phone, I’d like to know a bit about you and what you’d like to get out of coaching with me, so you’ll see when you schedule your consult call, there’ll be some questions about yourself and your business.

Step 3. At the scheduled time of your consult, we’ll consult! We’ll use the opportunity to make sure we’re the perfect fit before you commit.

Step 4. If you decide to work with me, I’ll tell you the exact steps for getting started. If you decide not to work with me or if we're not a perfect fit, I’m happy to share other resources to help you get what you need.

If you have any questions, just get in touch and I’ll be happy to answer.



Sophy helps people promote their business in their own way, in a way that they don’t have to compromise their individuality, freedom and integrity. Working with her was like a huge boost of confidence... I’ll be applying these strategies in my business for a long time to come.”

Michelle Ayn Tessensohn, Master Coach, Visionary Passages

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A Note from Sophy...

Big change isn’t easy, and this kind of in-depth one-to-one coaching is going to entail a big inner shift, from feeling trapped in a never-ending cycle of busy-work to feeling like your business supports you, not just financially, but emotionally and energetically too.

When you’re ready to go for it, you have an experienced mentor right here to give you the tools, companionship and wisdom for your journey.

No one else can walk your journey for you, but I will be with you when you make changes, when you’re tested and when it just feels too hard. When you hit setbacks and bumps in the road, you won’t be alone.

If you'd like a free, no-obligation consultation to chat about your business and see if we're the right fit, just click on the button below:

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"...she really opened my eyes to what's possible in my business..."

I found my sessions incredibly helpful and enlightening. Being quite familiar with sales and marketing techniques I had been concerned that Sophy might not be able to suggest anything that I hadn’t already considered – boy, was I wrong!!

I loved how she managed to make suggestions which pulled together several threads of ideas I’d already had and turned them into something spectacular which plays firmly to my strengths. I also liked how she pointed out strengths in my business which I hadn’t even realised were there. The whole session gave me a completely new perspective on my business as a whole, and made me realise how small I was playing.

I would recommend Sophy’s services without hesitation! She is patient, persistent, and supportive, and makes me feel like I can achieve much more than I was aiming for. I think anyone who is struggling to make sense of their products, pricing, and services would benefit greatly from speaking with her. She really opened my eyes to what’s possible in my business.”

Eli Trier | Artist & Author

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"...suggestions that make perfect sense and seem so simple..."

“I’d never had coaching before and wasn’t sure what to expect from working with Sophy but I was really impressed. I came away from my session feeling really focused and driven – I actually got straight to work when I got home. I would definitely recommend Sophy to other VAs who are struggling with focus and how to prioritize tasks, and to my current and future clients. She gives great suggestions that make perfect sense and seem so simple! And she provides clear instructions on how to implement her suggestions.”

Jessica Brown | Founder | Nihongo Connection

Jen Johnson

"...I'm seeing quick results from my work with her..."

"Sophy is really outstanding at what she does. I would highly recommend her services to anyone I know who wants to create a more heartfelt marketing approach for their business. 

Since I followed Sophy's guidance, I'm attracting more of my ideal clients, and when they call, they even tell me they relate to specific things I've expressed in my web copy. 

Her approach is very practical but also warm, down to earth, patient, kind and authentic. It's FUN working with her! 

Sophy keeps the sessions filled with relevant conversation and teaches practical strategies that I can use to achieve my intentions. She's delivered amazing content without any fluff, and I'm seeing quick results from my work with her." 

Jen Johnson | Mindfulness Teacher and Coach

"...targeted, manageable, extremely helpful advice."

"My sessions with Sophy were incredibly helpful--just what I needed. Not only did they give me courage to do something that makes me uncomfortable--they also helped me understand the reasons why my natural inclinations might actually be pointing me towards taking a smart decision given my business.

When I still balked at following my instincts, she helped me test whether they were valid, then helped me understand concretely what specific actions I could take next.

I'd recommend Sophy to anyone who needs support to cut through the noise and confusion to help them see what's possible. You will get targeted, manageable, extremely helpful advice."

Michelle Boyd, PhD - Inkwell Academic Retreats


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"...she helps people succeed by being more of themselves...“

"Sophy helps people promote their business in their own way, in a way that they don’t have to compromise their individuality, freedom and integrity. She helps people succeed by being more of themselves. She’s so affirming and supportive. Working with her was like a huge boost of confidence. She’s one of the most supportive and affirming coaches I’ve worked with.

I got a lot out of our work together and think that I’ll be applying these strategies in my business for a long time to come.”

Michelle Ayn Tessensohn | Master Coach | Visionary Passages

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"...such a relief to know I can do it in a way that's totally authentic..."

I felt like Sophy just ‘got me’ from the get-go. She left me with simple, actionable ways to boost my business, and it’s such a relief to know I can do it in a way that’s totally comfortable, authentic, and suited to where I am in life + biz. I’m feeling lighter and bolder, and ready to rumble!”

Christina Paul | Web Designer & Copywriter | Zeoni Creations

Jannie Harvey

"...her gentle push and clarity has gotten me back on track..."

“My session with Sophy has given me clarity to be able to prioritize what needed to be done now while still being aligned with my long term goals. I would definitely recommend her services. She has a calming presence and was quick to see what I needed and the direction I needed to go, and was on point without being pushy or dictating. She's insightful and breaks down the overwhelming tasks into small, manageable ones.  Her gentle push and clarity has gotten me back on track on what I need to do and why I need to do it.”

Jannie Mitzeiko Harvey | Founder | Read it to Me

"...amazed by her ability to guide me with insightful questions..."

“I wasn’t sure what Sophy could do in just one hour, but was truly amazed by her ability to guide me with insightful questions to a structure, plan and strategy. I couldn’t wait to get off the phone and start implementing right away!”

Tasra Dawson | Artist & Advocate

"I no longer feel like my business is running me. Before working with Sophy I was drowning in doing all the things and unhappy about doing most of them. Now I have a clear strategy and clear steps to get there. Most importantly, it feels easy.

It’s been such a pleasure working with Sophy. She is so calm and genuine. It felt like we were sitting right across from each other over tea, not oceans apart!"

Erica Lampley Brand & Graphic Designer

"WOW! Sophy is pretty amazing -- think soul search + practical advice + integrity. In just one hour she already made great suggestions for how I might manage a big business transition without feeling that I have to give up all my income and start from scratch again."

Kerstin Martin Squarespace Authorized Trainer and Web Designer