testimonials from my clients

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I don’t really know where to start … I came across Bec’s ‘Canva Creations’ mini-course when someone recommended her work in another forum. It was the right time to revisit branding for me … and I couldn’t have made a better choice. Bec’s expert tool guidance and sharing of her own tips and tricks is a winning combo, within hours … I mean seriously, hours … I was able to transform my on-line imagery. I don’t even want to think about how much time I’ve spent faffing about with this stuff in the past, getting nowhere fast.

It was a no-brainer when Bec released the ‘Brand Beautiful’ mini-course … I didn’t have to think twice, I was all in! And I’m so glad I was. I’ve been working on branding for a while too … having realised that I’d been unconsciously getting in my own way … I trusted that when the time was right, that the right helper would appear. Confirmation for my business branding direction and the clarification I needed for my personal brand, were two major benefits that I took from this course. Having spent a lot of time and money on this previously, they alone more than paid for my investment.

Well… that’s a 100% hit rate so far. But that’s not all, the interaction and collaboration with the other ladies, all on the same journey, was the icing on the cake. Needless to say I’ve signed up for the ‘Let’s Get Social’ mini course too … I have no doubt it’s going to be amazing!

Bec, you’ve made ‘putting myself back out there’ in the on-line world much less daunting for me, thank you. I’m so grateful that you and your courses came along when they did and I wish you continued success in your international business. I’d have no hesitation recommending you and your courses to others.

Clare Legge - Beyond Your Belief Ltd.
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Bec completed a Resume Audit for me after I had completed her 7 day Detox Your Resume program. I was really impressed to receive a large report back with so much valuable information broken down into each section of my resume. Bec not only helped me with mistakes and gave feedback on layout and content, she also provided useful strategies that got me thinking outside the box. She helped me to realise how important it is to include only specific information relevant to the job I am applying for and suggested I have two separate resumes.

Bec's support and guidance has empowered me to take ownership of my resume and taught me how to strategically think about each job I am applying for and to make my resume reflect that. This skill has given me so much clarity confidence when putting together an application for a job. I also don't dread doing up applications anymore as Bec makes it fun and makes me want to present the best paper version of myself!

Honor - Safety Expert and Creator of Real Yum
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I approached Bec as a senior healthcare worker experiencing burnout, self-doubt and imposter syndrome among a few other life limiting beliefs that had me feeling “trapped” in my search for career/life fulfilment. Those limiting beliefs had me stuck in a situation where I felt the only answer was to either jump ship into a new career via study or to tackle my mindset and open the door to an array of possibilities.

After the first session of working with Bec, completing my DISC profile and my personality type I had a renewed understanding of why I was feeling disconnected. The DISC profile was me on a page, and it was extremely powerful to see the “professional” me and the “natural” me. Seeing the deviation from the natural me was a powerful motivator for me to seek balance in my work/life.

Bec’s knowledge, skills expertise and understanding helped me to understand who I was as a person, a partner, a professional and a manager. Bec’s is kind, authentic, curious and witty in her approach to coaching. I really valued Bec’s independent non biased opinion and her external perspective into my reality, providing real-time feedback and support showing me that I can believe in myself. I can create my own path and I am in control of my destiny – why not make it work for me.

Since working with Bec, I have been able to identify my true passion within my industry and I am currently working on developing my first website, setting up my first healthcare focused coaching business and I am extremely excited about my opportunities moving forward. Bec has been so generous with her time and her resources, helping me build a business from the ground up with no prior business experience, always available via a quick text to help me iron out small issues.

I would 100% recommend working with Bec, I am just about to sign up to more coaching with Bec to help me navigate my new career path and focus on my business development. Bill Gates says it best, everyone needs a coach – period, you will not regret it.

Liam

Liam
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My experience with Bec was truly helpful.
I imagined I had Imposter Syndrome. Bec discovered it was something entirely different.
This resulted in me acknowledging my real limiting beliefs. Bec's saved me years of soul-searching in the wrong place.
If you need to identify the mindsets holding you back, Bec’s your girl.
Thumbs up to PoppingYourCareer!

Jude Lockhart - Freelance Writer and Editor
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I was lucky enough to meet Bec recently and she seemed to show up in my life with divine timing. I had just moved and was looking for work and potentially a change in career.

I have just completed her ‘Detox Your Resume’ online course (I hadn’t changed my resume in over 6 years!). This self paced course was the answer to my prayers. I not only learnt how to make my resume visually appealing to stand out from the crowd, but also how to appropriately tailor the language and structure I used to the specific industry I was seeking to enter. Packed full of amazing content, fantastic ‘cheat sheets’ and useful resources, this is the course that just keeps giving.

Johanna - Nanny and Blogger at Adventures of Jo
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I have hired and fired many brand designers over the years - they just didn’t get me, or my vision

As a result, I have been paralyzed to create a brand visual identity - until I discovered this amazing course, Brand Beautiful, hosted by Bec McFarland from Pop your Business.

Bec helped me hone down on aspects of my brand I’d never even thought about. She also provided so many resources and tricks. As usual, Bec overdelivered with this course, providing me with honest feedback and suggestions.

I am now the proud owner of my own visual brand identity, and I’m excited to release it to the world.

Tracey Murray - Business Owner - Tracey Murray Photography
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I’ve just completed another training with the innovative and creative Bec McFarland from Pop Your Career. Bec is like a good wine, she just keeps getting better and better. I highly recommend doing her courses or signing up as a client. Bec has a big heart, quick wit, a keen intellect and is always full of clever ideas. Love working with her. It’s always fun and fulfilling experience.

Alyson Williams - Life and Mindset Coach
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Insights Bec shared at the Hidden Job Market workshop was really valuable. I also worked with her to improve my Resume and Cover Letter which helped me to better portray my skills and experience. She shared a number of great ideas and action points which helped me to think in the right direction. She is fun to work with and goes out of her way to help you achieve your goals. Would certainly recommend Bec to anyone looking to move up the career ladder or simply change the career.

Anonymous - Project Manager
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The Mailchimp Magic workshop was excellent! Bec taught us everything we needed to know to get confident in using Mailchimp for our business. The lessons were extensive and very useful.

Bec's teaching style is very relaxed where you feel comfortable asking questions.

I would highly recommend this workshop to any small business owner, in fact, I think it's a must-have in any small business tool kit.

Grace Costa Banson

“DON'T WAIT ANOTHER SECOND TO IMPLEMENT MAILCHIMP”

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Don’t wait another second to implement Mailchimp. Rebecca has introduced me to a whole new world of communicating with my clients! And for me, it’s become a critical part of my business for the past couple of months (and vital in the coming, uncertain months ahead).

Clients that I've not seen in the salon for a while have been reminded that my business is still here (people get busy and forget us or their personal situation changes or maybe we're just what they need right in that moment we hit their in box) and have booked in for treatments... business has grown. I love the fact that I also get to see who has opened the email and who has taken further action and clicked through to my appointment book and have not gone any further - this allows me to follow them up by phone!

P.S. Rebecca has a real gift for teaching - if she can teach me she can teach anyone!!!

Nikki Gilbert - Beauty by Nikki
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So, on Friday I was offered a p/t job... Totally stoked! Thank you so much for your support getting back into the job world. It’s been a massive stress on my mind for a year or so now, so am SO pleased to have got my foot in the door.

Kristen - Administration Officer
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Rebecca was very helpful and gave me honest and useful feedback on my interview technique. She was able to put me in the shoes of the people interviewing me, so I could understand how to come across in the best possible way. She showed me better ways to present my work history, both in my CV and during an interview, to make it easier for me to show I had relevant skills and experience for the roles I wanted. Thanks for your help, Bec!

Sam - Public Servant
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Bec has transformed the way I feel about by business, and my place within it. I cannot thank her enough and would recommend her to anyone who feels they need a boot in there career or business. She’s amazing!

Holly Diggle - Director at Dance Northside
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I was at a crossroads when I first came to Bec. I was feeling lost and confused about my purpose in life and where I wanted my career to go.

Bec helped me identify my goals, mapped out the future of my business and challenged me to step outside my comfort zone and deliver a 20 minute speech, to a room full of strangers about my journey.

Without Bec's support and guidance I would never have had the courage to step up and tell my story. The confidence and self belief that I gained from working with Bec has been invaluable, both socially and in business.

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Wow! This woman is amazing. She gives her all to help you move forward in your career and your life. She has helped me to not only secure a new position but to trust that I have the skills and resources to secure future opportunities. She has also helped me to rediscover where my true passion lies. She has picked me up, nudged me down very cool new paths, shown me my true value and is such an inspiration for how I want to live my life. Thank you isn’t enough to show just how grateful I am for all that Bec has done for me in the last 12 months.

Louise - Public Servant
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If you are looking to be pushed along towards your dreams, then Bec is the girl for you! She always manages to give a nudge at just the right time, in just the right direction. The first time Bec identified where I needed to step outside my comfort zone, she gave me options on how I could do it so that I could grow into a better coach, trainer and speaker while feeling totally in control. The confidence gained through simply stepping outside my comfort zone is unbelievable. If you haven’t had the chance to work with Bec and you want a taste of what she is like, then the BRAVE program is definitely one that you want to jump into to see what you can achieve.

Louise Salway - Life Coach and Resilience Expert
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You’ll be glad you found the marvelous Bec McFarland in Pop Your Business. In case you don’t know her, Bec is fabulous to work with. She is full of great ideas, helpful hints and value packed programs. Add to that her vivacious, fun loving personality and it’s a magic carpet ride!! So glad I found Bec, I’ve done all her recent courses and they have been jam packed full of gold.

Alyson Williams - Life and Mindset Coach
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I contacted Bec when I was at a cross road with my career. Working with her I was able to gain clarity about the type of work that I wanted to pursue and she provided invaluable support when I was applying for roles. I would highly recommend Bec as a career coach as she has a wealth of knowledge and is able to work with you to help you achieve your career goals.

Anonymous - Public Servant
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Rebecca has a fantastic eye for detail and getting the right resume to suit your personality as her services and packages are outstanding. Pop Your Career’s professional manner will make you stand out from the crowd.

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I approached Bec, having experienced difficulties getting to the interview stage of selection processes. Bec listened to my difficulties, sat me down and not only helped me format a new eye-catching resume, but explained to me why the changes she suggested were important to a potential interviewer.

Bec’s discussion with me about changes to my resume was very useful because when I got to interview, I was clear in my own mind about what I should discuss with the interviewer, what I should expand on from my resume, and what my strengths were.

As a result, I spoke more confidently and concisely than in the past and left the interview feeling I had presented the most employable version of myself.

I would happily recommend Bec to anyone who feels they are qualified for roles but isn’t sure how to catch the potential employer’s attention.

Tom - Public Servant
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I’m so glad I made the decision to employ Rebecca’s services when I was applying for a new job. She fleshed out my basic resume and took it from a shopping list of skills to a detailed summary of what I had to offer a new role. She helped write my selection criteria in a way that was dynamic and engaging. Rebecca is a master with words and understanding what employers are looking for in the job market. She took the stress out of applying for a job.

I would absolutely recommend Rebecca to anyone looking for a job or discuss their employment options.

Grace - Photographer
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Around 20 months ago, I was at a crossroads where I feared my career was stalling. I reached out to Bec of Pop Your Career for some advice and mentoring. We discussed my work history, and strategized some resume writing and interview techniques. We did some roll-play using the STAR Interview Method, and I partook a DISC Profile questionnaire. Together, we strengthened my responses to interview questions by better structuring my answers, and refining my talking points based on the personality traits of my interviewers.

I did not get the job which motivated me to reach out to Bec. But I did win the jobs of my second and fourth interview, and my career is back on track. Right now I work with a richly experienced and very high calibre team in a prominent Federal Government Department in an area expecting a lot of growth, and I am receiving the upskilling I desperately need. I am happy doing what I am doing and the pay is good too.

Matt - Public Servant
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Love training with Bec McFarland. She is Awesome on steroids!!! Bec is a tech guru, a design artist and accommodating and generous teacher. It's Value, Value, Value with every course I've taken so far and I keep coming back for more. So far I've done Canva Creations, am now doing Email Marketing Bootcamp and am soooo looking forward to Brand Beautiful and Let's Get Social. (Even the names of the courses are so creative and catchy, just like Bec. Yep, I'm a huge fan.)

Alyson Williams - Life and Mindset Coach
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Bec was fantastic to work with. With short notice Bec revamped my resume and selection criteria. Bec is very professional in her services, has a wealth of career knowledge and made me feel at ease and confident in my job application.

UPDATE:

Hi Bec
At the start of the year you helped me with my resume and selection criteria for a Senior Officer role. Unfortunately I was not successful for that position at the time but I have great news! I reused the application, with a few changes utilising the STAR tips you gave me, to address the new selection criteria and yesterday I was offered and I accepted the promotion!! Thank you again for assisting me with my career development.

Anonymous - Senior Officer
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Absolutely amazing! Highly recommend Pop Your Career to anyone who is looking for information or help to get the most from their career. Recently had my resume and short response done with Bec and the results are outstanding. Thanks Bec!

Tamica
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Thank you so much for your coaching, mentoring and the many things you have taught me. I have learnt so much from you, your blog and your expertise in writing the perfect cover letter and resume. I am so thankful for this and so much more, I really couldn't have made it to where I am without you! All the best x

Natalie - Sales Manager
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Thank you so, so much for this!... This is really, really helpful. I’d never considered how I could connect better and just always thought it was hard for me to adequately explain on paper the value I bring! I will absolutely be taking these tips on and again, am so thankful!...I know your advice along with others helped me to re-think my next step and pitch my strengths when they called to discuss the role.

Maureen - Operations Manager
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I first met Becca 3 years ago when i was doing my first job as an administration assistant Becca was my supervisor. As i was only 14 at the time I was very shy and not sure how to even undertake administration tasks. Becca was very excellent she explained everything and showed me examples. Becca and I have maintained our friendship and she has been very supportive and helped me through the horrible teenage years. Becca is a very kind but firm person who always puts everything into perspective. I have grown more confident and more street wise from having Becca in my life.

Emily - Executive Assistant
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I signed up with Pop Your Career hoping to get some more direction and certainty for my career. What I got was a whole life makeover! Over three sessions, Bec helped me focus my attention on not just career satisfaction, but life satisfaction. I finished my sessions with more confidence, clarity and most importantly calmness about my career and work life balance. I can't recommend Bec more highly.

Emma - Communications
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What a wonderful service Bec at Pop Your Career provides! Bec’s warm and encouraging personality with her proactive and spot on expertise assisted me when I was feeling stuck, not knowing where to start with my next career move. I encourage anyone who needs a lot or even a little help with their professional life to book in time with Bec, as she is an endless fountain of valuable information and career tips.

Anonymous - Manager
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Becca - just wanted to let you know that I am loving your Detox Your Resume course! The fear of 'doing my resume' kept me for far too long in a job that I no wanted to be part of. You make it look easy ? Thanks!!

Loz - Health and Life Coach
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I love Bec and can’t rate her assistance highly enough! She listened and her suggestions were right on the money, demonstrating her high level knowledge and skill. 10/10!

Kristen Hogarth
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Rebecca helped me with an Expression of Interest. She really has a way with words. She is professional and knows exactly what she is doing. I will definitely be using her services in the future. Oh, I got the job!! Thanks Bec!

Amanda - Manager
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Bec was amazing from start to finish with my resume and cover letter, everything was completely seamless and I now have a resume and cover letter I love and all it took was one 15 minute phone call! Bec's way with words is fantastic! I would hire me in a flash! Thanks Bec

Samantha - Brand Rep
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Bec McFarland Pop Your Business is a wonderful caring soul, with so much knowledge behind her and in her business.

Her courses are inviting and exciting, with a wealth of knowledge that will put you in the right head space to move forward in business.

I am so thankful every day that I have met Bec.

Aristea Toula Nanitsos
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I recently did three short online courses with Bec. They were all fantastic, with each one being specific on a theme I was after a bit more help for my side-hustle (Canva creations, Brand Beautiful and Living Social).

Bec doesn't claim to be an expert, but she sure knows a lot more than me and my classmates! She is always encouraging but provides honest and thoughtful feedback - the group that attended were also very supportive. It made getting out of your comfort zone a little easier. I learned a lot through these courses and have been recommending to friends.

Bec is also very generous with her time. I was able to book a meeting with her outside of the classes to discuss my business in a bit more depth and she was excellent to talk to, get suggestions from and bounce ideas off.

Thoroughly recommend!
From Jeanene, Winederlust, Canberra

Jeanene
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How have I been spending my time in ISO? By revamping my website to make it look even better than ever. I’ve been able to do it all myself thanks to expert tuition from Bec McFarland from Pop Your Business. Bec is running a number of courses including Brand Beautiful which starts this week. Still time to join!!

Australian Essences
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I received Bec's business card from a friend of mine. If a friend asked me what it was like to work with Bec, I will give them Bec's business card that was given to me by my friend. The card that is a gift that keeps on giving. I contacted Bec to get a review of my resume. We organised a time to meet and the insights that I received from Bec in our face to face discussion was very valuable. She drafted me a new resume and I was surprise at the creativity in the way she organised a well structured resume.

To call Bec a career coach does not encapsulate the service that she provided. I felt like I was speaking to a mentor who understands not just surface issues but also at the human level.

Anonymous - Legal Officer
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I engaged Bec to guide me with my potential career choices based on my life experience and found her extremely personable and professional. Bec's attention to detail, certainty and coaching was a confidence booster in gaining clarity in stepping up to all things possible and practical. Her step by step approach was fabulous, in particular for me to see I was progressing.

In summary, Bec's coaching has re-instilled by inner confidence and reiterated my skills and attributes that are worthy of sharing and giving back to the community.

Gabby - Business manager and creator
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I would highly recommend Bec, for her expertise in writing up selection criteria for any position you apply for. Her consulting expertise was excellent as she knew where I was coming from, especially where my long career and my disability is concerned.

Helen - Administration Assistant
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After staying in a job that I hated for much longer than I should have, I took a risk and resigned. I’d been with the same organisation for four years and my C.V was out of date and pretty messy. I knew I had to do something about it but just didn’t know where to start and needing a job ASAP, I started sending it out to prospective employers. After not even receiving one bite, I contacted Becca and she reviewed and revamped my tired old resume. I applied for a position with my new C.V, was contacted within 5 minutes, interviewed within the hour and was subsequently offered the role! Becca really knows her stuff and I couldn’t recommend her more. Thanks a lot!

Steve - Customer Service
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Rebecca shows you how your resume and applications can work better for you by bringing the focus onto your practical achievements and skills relevant to the industry. I ended up with a more professional looking and better flowing resume that stands out from the first paragraph.

John - Finance Officer
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I recently approached Bec and she was so patient and understanding to acknowledge my desperation in getting a job. She didn’t treat me as your average recruitment agencies would. She set my expectations straight about how I should be approaching these jobs and advised me about how to clean up and address my selection criteria responses. I had a whole new resume and cover letter after speaking to Bec. A few months later I had 3 different interviews with the public service for roles that I would have never thought of applying for. I am now currently being offered a role at *** and I have never been this confident (not cocky) at an interview before. To see the positive response I get from interviews is overwhelming.

Dylan - IT Consultant
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I can't highly recommend Bec enough because she is such an amazing career coach. She doesn't only help you with your career but also the way you see things. She has helped me change my mindset and headspace which has helped with my confidence and the way I view things.

Bec is very professional, friendly and detailed in all the work that she does. She also makes things fun so you are really motivated in working towards improving your career pathway. Her workshops are awesome too and lots of fun.

Thanks for all the work you've done with me!

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Working with Bec from Pop Your Career was a breeze. Her friendly, easy to talk to nature made it an easy process and she had ideas I hadn't even considered which was great! I purchased the resume service and I could not be more happy with the outcome! I would 100% recommend Bec and her services for those looking to boost their careers.

Anonymous

“WITHIN 48 HOURS I HAD MADE 3 SALES!!!”

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When Bec started going on about Mailchimp and email marketing I was really skeptical. I very rarely open my own emails and just didn’t think that this was worth investing my time into. She finally wore me down / forced me to start and I took the plunge. With her expertise and knowledge and creative eye we created an awesome newsletter in Mailchimp and clicked the Send Button.

I almost had a heart attack!!! Within 2 hours of me hitting send I had 2 people contact me about the Leap Year special I was running. Within 48 hours I had made 3 sales!!! All from an email sent with MailChimp!! Thank you Bec for pushing me into getting out of my comfort zone and clicking send. I’m now excitedly preparing for my next email campaign!!

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Working with Bec, she has helped me step up and be more visible as the face of my brand. She recently challenged me to drop into my Instagram stories consistently over a two week period. Doing so would usually be way outside my comfort zone, but with Bec's support and encouragement it didn't seem as daunting. Now the challenge is over, I'm still showing up and with a little more confidence!

Lee Leibrandt - Tapestry Weaver