Hattie Rykens, 27, International Co-ordinator, London
“I had always heard from others how beneficial life-coaching was, but had never really thought of it for myself. Luckily, when Addictive Daughter came into my life through a third party, I jumped at the chance. I was very used to therapy throughout my life, but once I understood more about AD, I just felt that their outlook and goals mirror my own.
My entire life has been turned upside down – in the best possible way, and I haven’t even finished yet – I still have two more weeks of the coaching left, but so far, the transformation has been nothing less than a miracle. My strength & confidence has skyrocketed, and I have been able to deal with some major changes and a couple of hardships that I would not have been able to face before the coaching. I am becoming the person I always wanted to be through AD; my life, my happiness and my world is now a brighter place.
My favourite part of the coaching is the relationship I have built with Persia – the love & guidance that has come from someone who really has stood in my shoes. She laid out a programme for me that was specific to me and at each point (the highs and the lows), and she has always been at the end of a call or a text – I didn’t have to wait for my weekly session. It feels really personal, and that really opens you up to trust and let yourself go. Persia was such an inspiration to me because she showed me what the other side looked like. She was gentle and loving with me, but didn’t let me bullshit her. The structure of the programme also didn’t let me get away with excuses and hide behind the defences I have used in the past to stop myself going deeper. She really has become my rock.
I have reconnected with the best sides of me – the spiritual side that I felt I lost for a while, and I even got my arse back in the gym! I feel like a huge weight has been lifted that has opened me up to new & exciting experiences. I feel like my relationship with people, with my work and with myself have been given a new lease on life, and now I look forward to the day and the possibilities that lay ahead. What I love most about this process is that this is never ending if I don’t want it to be – I have been given tools and actions in a gentle and loving way that now I can use to keep moving forward, one day at time.
I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this coaching programme – this process is life changing. I could have kept going in the same patterns & behaviours without too many consequences, however, when you make yourself willing to really look at yourself through something like AD, you soon realise that life can be so much better than you ever dreamed – all you need is a little bit of guidance.
I am just so utterly grateful to Persia & Joey for everything. Addictive Daughter is a beautiful brand, run by beautiful people, and I just hope that more people can find what I have found through them.”