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Day in the life Lucy Cameron and her family


(What I Feel Like Expressing) to start with – this is a great way of identifying their state of mind and ensuring everyone’s heads are in the right place to have a great coaching session. They tell me what they want to cover in the session and we get started. At the end of the session, we review their 90-day action plan to make sure they are on track and then they write up all the actions that they are going to commit to before we next meet.


1pm


Back in my offi ce, I’ll make a cup of tea, check the answerphone and catch up on emails. Getting leads and following up is essential so that is always my number one priority. Another client will come to the offi ce for coaching in the afternoon. I have two Cockapoos so they welcome the client at the door.


After our catch-up, we look closely at the numbers to check how the strategies are working and discuss how to get even better results. I make sure that the coaching is completed by 3.30pm so the kids do not interrupt us.


3.30pm Time to train


Lucy Cameron lives in Kent and also covers Sussex. She started her ActionCOACH franchise in March 2012. She is married to Clive and they have three children. Here, she describes a typical day in action...


I left my previous job as I was commuting from Sussex to Canary Wharf every day. My husband was also commuting into London, but with three young children the set up was far from ideal. We decided that one of us needed to


be more rooted and closer to home, so I pursued other opportunities in order to improve mine and my children’s home life. I chose franchising because I prefer to


share ideas with like-minded people. I like the level of training and support off ered with a franchise. I’m used to developing businesses but not the sales and marketing side of things. The support from ActionCOACH has been invaluable.


5.30am


My alarm goes off and I have a quick check of emails (and 20 minutes of my guilty pleasure – Candy Crush!).


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8.15am-12.15pm I set off to meet with my clients; I usually see three before lunch. We have a WIFLE


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6am Around this time, my younger kids come crashing in for their morning cuddle, before we head downstairs for breakfast. I am fortunate to have a lovely au pair that gets the kids sorted and off to school.


6.30am-7.45am


I allocate this time for exercise. I normally work out to a DVD to get myself energised and motivated for the day ahead.


7.45am-8.15am I prep my lunch so I can eat a sandwich between appointments. Then I head into my offi ce, where I will catch up on emails and check my action list from the previous day.


The au pair has picked up the kids and they burst through the door. We have a catch up on the events of their day and they settle down with their iPads. My eldest is dropped off by the school bus at 4pm, so we have a chat about his day.


4.30pm


I update my action list for the next day and prioritise what has to be done. I work closely with two other coaches, so we catch up on marketing with a conference call at 4.45pm. We share marketing activity, which includes working with a great online marketing company and business development managers for our one-to-one coaching and joint events. This is a great way of building a strong team and sharing costs.


5.30pm


I’ll get home, put some dinner on for the children, and enjoy half an hour with the family before tucking the kids in to bed. Then I’ll sit down for a meal with my husband and put my feet up!


I’m getting the work-life balance I was looking for and I have much more time to spend with my children. I can now eat breakfast and dinner with them and attend their school assemblies!


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