Female Entrepreneur Video Series- Rebecca Hawkes

Rebecca Hawkes is a Confidence & Mindset Coach and founder of The Become Your Best Self Club. Rebecca’s on a mission to inspire, empower and encourage women around the world to live their lives full of confidence.

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Having suffered with anxiety on and off for the last ten years, Rebecca’s finally discovered the power of mindset work and how it can not only transform the way you think, but can help you become the best version of yourself.

Constantly pushing herself out of her comfort zone, Rebecca’s gone from being too afraid to leave the house to quitting her job, traveling solo and starting not one but two online businesses.

When you believe in yourself and take action to increase your confidence, you can achieve anything you want to.

Ready to start living your life as the best, most confident version of yourself? Join The Become Your Best Self Club here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/becomeyourbestselfclub/

Insta Updates

Hi ladies,

Quick video telling you about the latest Instagram stories feature!

Check out the latest IG stories superzoom effects.

I haven’t explored this part of Insta stories much before but today have been loving finding out more about them, so do check them out if you haven’t before and let me know your thoughts!

Female Entrepreneur Video Series- Alyx Coble-Frakes

This week, I met with the lovely Alyx.

Alyx Coble-Frakes, founder of Fully Aligned Coaching, is a former Peace Corps Volunteer who found peace in her own body after releasing excess unwanted pounds. She is now a national speaker who helps entrepreneurs fully integrate their mind, body, and spirit so they can release extra weight so they have more energy to spend time with their family and doing the things they love outside of their business.
Sign up for your Total Transformation Breakthrough Session at (https://fullyalignedscheduling.as.me/)



Perfectly Positive

Hi, beauts,

So this isn’t a usual blog post, it’s more of a post about something that I just know you are going to love.

For a long while I have wanted to do something that encourages positivity, something that puts a smile on as many faces as possible. I have thought about a subscription box and a membership and couldn’t decide which way to go.

Then I realised, I actually didn’t have to decide, I could do both.

I speak to women nearly every day as a mentor and I see so many of us struggling with a lack of belief, a lack of confidence and simply not being positive enough. So, I thought, I have a few tricks up my sleeve that will put a smile on faces and I know what has helped me feel more and more positive.

I wanted the ladies to have a supportive, friendly group where they could hang out and monthly receive some goodies.

So, each month everyone will receive a digital product (or two). This will be either a workbook, guided meditation, guided visualisation, journaling prompts, affirmations, etc

Each month we will have a guest speaker in to speak to you about something that I think will help you become more positive in your daily life. This could be a talk about positivity, confidence, oils, reiki, belief, limiting beliefs, affirmations, meditation and so on.

We will also have a monthly book review of a self-development book. I read loads so am happy to give my own personal opinion, but will also be inviting members in each month to let us know their thoughts, to help you decide if the book is for you.

And if you ever have questions for me, I’ll be happy to help too.

In addition to the membership side of things, I wanted something physical for you all too.

That’s where the box side of things comes into play. Every month, at the end of the month, starting July, I’ll be posting out a box containing a crystal of the month with meaning card, a monthly affirmation and a positive print for you to use around your home or office.

In addition, there will be another 1 or 2 items – such as a journal, candle, sage stick, stationary, a self-care item, anything that is either a positive-themed item or something that puts a great big smile on your face.

If you’d like to read more about it or would love to sign up, click the button below.

Sign Up Now


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Female Entrepreneur Video Series- Shilpa Patil

This week I caught up with the lovely Shilpa Patil.

Shilpa is a Spiritual Mindset and Business Coach.
She helps Soul Centered Entrepreneurs (like you) build an inspired life of Purpose to make an impact in the Society followed by financial freedom and luxury by creating an unshakable abundant mindset & a thriving Business that aligns with your soul.

Combining her Master’s degree in Business Management, Entrepreneurial & managerial experience of 6 years, and her interests in personal, spiritual, and online business growth with the training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming(Certified), Breakthrough
Emotional Freedom Technique(EFT), Energy healing, Law of Attraction she helps you build a life and business that will set your soul on fire.



Social Media Links:

Instagram – @thealignedgoddess

Fb Business Page: Shilpa Patil

Email: hello@shilpapatil.com

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Fancy being part of a membership all about positivity, where you also receive a monthly box through the door each month? Check out Perfectly Positive here 

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Female Entrepreneur Video Series- Carrie Hoffman

This week I spoke with the rather lovely Carrie Hoffman.

Listen to the video below to hear more about her journey and click the links to check out how you can connect!

Carrie is a 30-something California girl currently living the digital nomad life as a yoga retreat leader and creative freelancer in Asia.

Her social enterprise retreat company website is www.biggerlifeadventures.com Instagram @BiggerLifeAdventures and travel blog is www.laaventuraproject.com. @LaAventuraProject .

Her other obsessions besides travel and yoga include coffee, photography, reading, and playing with every random street dog.


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I hope you enjoyed watching and hearing what Carrie is up to.

If you’d like to feature on the video series, please pop me an email to help@katiecolellasocial.co.uk to get booked in.


If you would love to work with me and get from where you are to where you’d love to be, then check out my business mentor package and drop me a message or email x

Female Entrepreneur Inspirational Video Series- Heather Rose

This week I caught up with the inspirational Heather Rose.

Heather and her son Isaac have launched a new business just 11 weeks ago- called Mindset & Me. You can check out their website here

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Here’s what Heather says-

My name is Heather and I’m the mum of my miracle little boy Isaac who is currently 10 years old. Isaac has ADHD and is also on the autistic spectrum.

Through my business I have been introduced to the Law of Attraction and Mindset  I have completed courses and training which has helped me immensely with how I look at life and react to situations, along with confidence building it has helped me greatly in my work, business and home life.  It has also helped me to overcome things that have happened to me in my life and to be able to deal and talk about these.

Seeing Isaac suffer with low self esteem, low self love and worth I began implementing this into Isaac’s daily life by reading to him how Law of Attraction can work and doing daily affirmations with him.


Mindset & Me Facebook Page- www.facebook.com/mindsetandme

IG – www.instagram.com/mindsetandme.uk


GDPR & Mailchimp- lists, forms and re-permission emails

So, unless you’ve been living in a cave these past few months you will have heard loads (and loads) about the new GDPR regulations that are coming into play for those of us storing data from people in the EU.

I’m not going to go into too much detail about whether you need to or don’t need to send a re-permission email, as many of us don’t need to, if we have been clear from the beginning about what we are doing with sign-ups data.  If you have manually added emails to your MailChimp account, then you will need to send an email asking people to opt back in to your mailing list.


There is a lot of talk about GDPR and a lot of different opinions and grey areas that people are unclear on. If you are using MailChimp- then here is a helpful video from Robin Adams to calm the panic!

In order to be GDPR compliant, you’ll need to create GDPR compliant lists & forms in MailChimp.

Here is a basic video tutorial showing you how to do this or if you prefer step by step instructions below


To do this, here are some basic step by step instructions.

  1. Go to lists
  2. Using the dropdown menu for your selected list, choose settings
  3. Scroll down to select GDPR and make sure it is enabled (goes blue instead of pale grey)
  4. Then click save.
  5. You have now enabled marketing permissions for your list
  6. Go to signup forms for that list and choose form builder
  7. Click on the bottom section where it says marketing permissions etc
  8. Here you can name your tick boxes whatever you like i.e blog updates, tips, offers
  9. You can also change the information and marketing permissions if you like
  10. You can make your form branded in the usual way and I’d also suggest adding a link to your privacy policy at the message section along with a little intro explaining what people need to do and what they’ll receive from you.
  11. Next within that list go to manage contacts
  12. Click go to view contacts
  13. Next click create a segment
  14. Make sure the ‘Auto- update’ section is enabled
  15. Select contacts match all and scroll down to ‘marketing permissions’
  16. Here you’ll have all the options you just added in your sign up form
  17. Select one and click preview segment
  18. Then save the segment
  19. Do this for all the options that you added in your form
  20. Now when somebody signs up to your form, they’ll choose from the options you provided, have access to your privacy policy and you are being super clear about what they can opt to receive from you
  21. When you next send them emails, you can choose the relevant segment

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If you are in the position and you need or want to send out a re-permission email in MailChimp, (again, I’m not going to get into if you should or shouldn’t, I just wanted to help if you are looking for help with this) then here’s a quick tutorial showing you how to do just that. I hope it helps.

I hope this helps. Please note this is just my opinion and way of helping by showing you how to do these things. I am in no way a GDPR expert, so please obtain further advice from the ICO- https://ico.org.uk/ if you aren’t sure what you need to do to be GDPR compliant.



How to find the confidence to keep growing

This week’s blog post is written by the amazing Sheedia. You can find links to Sheedia’s website at the bottom of the post.

Strategy will only get you so far if you don’t do the inner work. That’s a fact!

A few months ago my coach said: “Going Live on Facebook is what made me money”.
I thought: “She’s right, that’s how I found her. It would be a great strategy for my starting coaching business”

So what do you think I did?
It would make sense to think I started going live regularly after knowing that. That was not the case.

You see, I was terrified of going live. I was scared of what people would think of me becoming a coach, freezing up and getting super negative comments. By the way, this was all coming from a girl that used to have a Youtube channel and even did live cooking shows on there.

The fear was so strong that there wasn’t anything anyone could say that changed my mind. It wasn’t until I decided to do the inner work, that I was able to go live. My first time was awesome! Had so many great reactions and was super excited to do it again.

By now you would think I did it regularly right? Nope!

Another fear surfaced. My fear of overworking, stemming from a major breakdown I experienced while doing Youtube videos. I only went live occasionally so I won’t “overwork” myself.

It sounds silly to me now, but this was a real issue. Had to deal with that one too.

Doing live videos was just one strategy I learned. Had to do quite a bit of inner work to gain the confidence to keep on growing. The inner work is what most people try to skip. I used to think, doing the inner work was a huge waste of time. For a long while I believed that if I only forced myself to do things, they will get done. I was wrong.

The Facebook Live thing is a good example. Had I not changed my mindset around it, I would still be a coach that nobody knows about.

When it comes to gaining confidence to grow your business, doing the inner work will make all the difference.

How do you do that inner work? It’s simple but not necessarily easy.

1. Be honest with yourself

The first step is to be brutally honest about what’s really holding you back. We can use the different labels for the same problem. Like for my situation, I could’ve named it fear, lack of confidence, laziness, being too busy and many other things. Put all those labels on paper.

2. Know why you want to make a change.

What we focus on, we amplify in our lives. If you focus on all the reasons why doing something will improve your life, you are more likely to do it. For me I focused on how going live will grow my business. Also how not going live is not helping people that really need to hear my message.

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3. Go for it

Keep doing step 1 and 2 until you feel a bit more comfortable to go for it. Beware! You probably will never feel 100% comfortable. There just comes a point when you have to go for it. Most of the time after doing something you’ve been so afraid of doing, you’ll realize that it’s a lot easier than you thought it would be.

4. Rinse and repeat

Now that you have accomplished one thing you were fearful of, continue doing it in more areas of your life and your business. Most of the time the thing we fear the most is the thing that will make a huge difference in our life. So continue this process and you’ll see how fast you’ll grow.

Whatever you do, don’t forget the importance of the inner work. Especially if you feel stuck in your business.

About Sheedia


Sheedia is a mindset coach that helps aspiring shepreneurs get started with their business. She believes that it’s vitally important to start a purposeful business that is based on one’s passion. Her focus is on the mental and emotional work required to take action and grow the business.

Facebook group: http://bit.ly/FreeSpiritShepreneurs
Website: https://heysheedia.com

Embracing your positive impact



This week I have the amazing Abby Martinez blogging for me. You can read more about Abby and check out her blog and IG on the links at the bottom of this post.


Embracing your positive impact should be part of your daily practice. As creative entrepreneurs, the list of daily tasks pile up quickly. At the end of the day, it is easy to look back and feel like you didn’t have any impact or that you didn’t do enough.


The lie we feed ourselves has to stop. You have to embrace that you are enough and that you are doing amazing things! Even if your list of tasks isn’t complete by the end of the day, week or month. Don’t define your success by the amount of “things” you get done. Define your success based on your positive impact.


Because let’s be real… creative entrepreneurs have a heart for making an impact it’s what drives you.




What is a positive impact?


Your positive impact is all about how you’re positively impacting others through your work and your life.


How have impacted others lives? What have you done to change the world for the better? What are you putting out there that impacts others’ lives?


These are the things that make up your positive impact. No matter how big or small the action, it matters.

Abby has kindly created a freebie for you to map out your own positive impact – grab it here

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Why does your positive impact matter?


There are two answers to this question that I want to explore with you…


Creating a positive impact in the lives of others brings more fulfilment and joy to your own life. When we recognize that we have the opportunity every single day to wake up and change the world through our actions it unlocks our positive potential.


Imagine a world where everyone woke up each day and the first thought was how can I have an impact on others today? How can I make a difference?


What a beautiful world we would live in!


All it takes is for you to start that pattern in your own life. Positivity and kindness inspire more positivity and kindness.


Another reason why your positive impact matters is because it can help you to see that YOU do create change.

Entrepreneurs bloom from a seed of wanting to create change. You see a need and you want to fulfil it so you go passionately after making change.


Somewhere along the way, you get lost in all the mess of what entrepreneurship really looks like and you start to questions, am I really making the impact I set out to make? What have I done in this business that has mattered?


Looking back to your positive impact can help you believe in yourself. To know you are making change because you can see all the things you’ve done to impact others, be it big or small – you’ve made change.


How to define your positive impact


Are you convinced yet that your positive impact is important?


Here’s how to define your own positive impact.


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Start by making a list of people who have impacted you and what positive impact they’ve had on you. How has it changed your life? What specifically did their impact mean for you? What have you learned from that person?


Now you are going to create a list of people that you have impacted through your life and work.

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List out people who you are close to and ask yourself…


How has my relationship to this person impacted them?

What have I brought into their life by being me?


Next list out people you’ve helped in your business whether that was paid or not paid.

How did my business impact this person?

What did this create for this person’s life?

What positive value do I provide for my clients/customers?


Write this all out either on paper or by using my guided workbook page. The power is in actually writing it out. It makes it real and you can physically see it. What the mind sees, it believes.


Go back to your positive impact on a daily basis to keep you pushing forward in your business. You are making a difference, your passion matters, keep being a changemaker!



About Abby

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I’m Abby, a success + mindset coach for creative entrepreneurs. I help amazing female entrepreneurs overcome limiting beliefs, get clear on their goals, and take action to move forward in their businesses and ultimately live a life they love. I have a deep love for real connection and I’m always up for a chat with heart-centred business owners! 

Abby’s Blog: www.forthejoyblog.com
Abby’s Instagram: instagram.com/for.the.joy