So who is Anne Bird?
As a social worker for over 20 years, I’ve experienced many of the complex difficulties and situations life can throw at women. Throughout that time, the root of many of their problems were a lack of self-esteem and confidence.
I too have been through some tough experiences in my life…
As a mother at 19, in an abusive relationship and a working single parent for over 12 years, I also experienced many of life’s challenges up close and personal.
I was divorced and struggling to find a healthy relationship.
I have a daughter with Asperger’s Syndrome and experienced the many challenges that this created.
I’ve been in the middle of a step-parent family, have known how tough it can to manage the needs of ill elderly parents, struggled with my own mental health issues and coped with the losses that are a part of life.
I’ve held down a stressful and demanding job while coping with depression and anxiety.
Five years ago, I had a serious breakdown and had no choice but to step back from the world and reassess my life and career options.
Throughout my life, I believed the negative stories. I didn’t believe in myself, was ashamed of my past, overwhelmed by trying to do everything on my own and feeling powerless to make any changes.
FAST FORWARD TO NOW.
I’m living a very different life.
I left my job as a social worker and went back to college at 45.
I reignited my love of crafts and sewing and used this as a transformational tool to aid my recovery and develop and learn new and exciting skills.
I took the plunge into the world of self-development and felt so empowered by challenging my strong negative thought patterns.
Rather than continuing a cycle of counselling and therapy, I decided to invest in the services of an emotional confidence coach. That was where the real magic happened.
I began to see huge shifts in my self-esteem and self-love. I started to believe in the wonderful, resilient, beautiful person I was–inside and out.
Becoming a life and confidence coach was a natural progression. I wanted to share my growth and experiences to support, teach and inspire other women to crack their own confidence code.
I work my own hours and have a flexible, rewarding career that enables me to make a difference. I combine my love of creativity with my social work communication skills to make a powerful difference in other women’s lives.
I would love YOU to wake up in the morning excited and looking forward to the wonders of the day ahead.
This was on one of the most proud days of my life. On Saturday 28th May 2016 I walked my daughter Harriet down the aisle towards her husband to be in France.
Here’s how you get in touch with me: