Blogcast #19: Lucy Eden founder of ‘Be In Your Element’

Lucy Eden: Be In Your Element

Rebecca
Welcome to the entrepreneurial journey today I have Lucy Eden with me who is the founder of an amazing company Lucy tell us what your company is called on what you do.

00:11.44
Lucy
Yeah, hi. Thanks for having me Rebecca my company is called Be In Your Element and we are a well-being events company that do just that, we create curated experiences with people’s well-being in mind where they can be in their element wherever that is for them. To bring calm to invigorate to connect and we we just kind of create and hold those spaces for people to do that.

00:37.72
Rebecca
When I was looking through your website I instantly felt calm and I just thought what a lovely thing that you’re doing for people. Um and how amazing that you’re able to offer that.

00:42.60
Lucy
Ah.

00:54.44
Rebecca
How did you get into it?

00:56.66
Lucy
Oh, thank you for those kind words. That’s really lovely of you to say Um, so my background is events management. So I’ve been doing events management for seventeen-plus years now and it’s weird how it happened actually because in a time of turmoil like with the lockdown one. Basically when COVID hit us for the first time that’s when it made you know the whole world stop and pause and reflect, myself included, because I was a freelance events manager at that time. So the events industry got hit very hard and it certainly got hit harder to those individuals without the security of an employer. So.

01:31.48
Lucy
I definitely had a sense of I had that time to reflect but also it was causing me quite a lot of anxiety and stress because I didn’t know when I’d get you know work again and in that time I basically found.

01:44.60
Lucy
Ah, bit of an an outlet for me for my for my own mental health and wellbeing which was a really silly um and and simple effect was just macrame which is a type of knotting and arts and crafts textiles that type of thing. And it was really simple but when we had an hour to go out with you know our family for the exercise if we we take ourselves back to that time me and my son who was 2 at the time we used to go to our nearby woods and we’d be gone for that hour and we’d pick up sticks and we’d make wands or swords you know we’d kind of get into that really fantasy place. And then I’d come back and I’d have all these sticks and I started to play around with them and do this macrame and um I know this is audio and not visual but behind me I actually have it because it’s a reminder of where this all started for me and it is basically lovely Bohemian vibes you know you can kind of have it off of a stick. Plant hangers and things back in the 70s for anybody that that might know what that then is but I really just got into it because it gave me a sense of purpose it automatically just relieved my stress and strain and gave me a bit of a sanctuary to go to and get into it get creative an area that I could control. Because we were in a world at that time we couldn’t control anything.

02:35.18
Rebecca
Um, yeah.

02:53.19
Lucy
So it’s all started from there and I basically got better at it because I was shocking at the beginning shocking really bad and to this day. Actually my mother God Bless her. She’s got one of them in her hallway to pride of position.

02:54.97
Rebecca
How yeah.

03:06.38
Lucy
And the the stick has actually snapped where I just didn’t understand you know the weight ratio that time when I was learning and she has just gaffer taped it up and it’s still there God Love us. So but you know we all come from humble beginnings and that is a reminder to me because I started doing it for myself. Got better and then started to teach people. Um I basically organically created.

03:08.70
Rebecca
Um, oh.

03:24.64
Lucy
What I called the Macrame Army so I had over a thousand followers quite quickly in lockdown that were following my journey and I was teaching people and I was giving them their sanctuary giving them their sense of purpose and when I went back to the events industry because I was.

03:42.23
Lucy
You know so blessed to to be back in work again and very thankful for that. But I felt like I was missing something and that journey happened for a reason for me and I didn’t want to let it go So I then took a couple of years to really sit with that and build my tribe and my tribe are my well-being warriors. So.

03:52.34
Rebecca
Hmmm.

04:00.51
Lucy
When I speak about the company being your element and we create and we curate and I do that with a lovely tribe of professionals behind me so we started with about ten twenty and then I said hello to the world two and a half years ago and now we’ve got over 90 so we’ve got quite an array.

04:11.15
Rebecca
Maha. Wow.

04:18.39
Lucy
Of experiences for our clients to then you know pick and choose what what’s suitable for them.

04:23.18
Rebecca
Oh that’s amazing, right? There’s so much content in there that I’ve got to delve deep into all the first pieces when I read about your macrame army. It did take me back to the 70 s so my best friend’s mom was a hippie.

04:32.56
Lucy
Yeah, yeah.

04:39.38
Rebecca
And she had the biggest macrame wall hanging you’ve ever seen in your life and she was she she made and baked her own beads and she wove them into the macrame I mean that’s how much of a Hippie she was and I remember.

04:50.10
Lucy
Now.

04:56.36
Rebecca
Spider plants which I believe are back now in fashion. But in the ’70s hanging from Macrame Plant holders and I know that it was back in fashion because my eldest daughter went mom look what I’ve made or went oh my god that’s straight out the 70 s ah.

04:56.78
Lucy
I know.

05:10.98
Lucy
All comes back around all comes back around.

05:15.81
Rebecca
It really does now again because we’re we’re talking to entrepreneurs which platform was it that you got those thousand follow up followers. What platform were you on right? okay.

05:24.63
Lucy
That was Instagram that was. Instagram yeah I feel like that and it was just so funny because I honestly I didn’t know how to do it,  ot was quite funny when I used to work on events. They used to call me Facebook mom because I only knew how to navigate Facebook and all of those you know they’re not kids really they were 18 plus but I was in my thirties s and I was like all I know guys is Facebook and they were like look if you know do this on Instagram I do that on Instagram I’ve got no idea what you’re doing and and again in lockdown I kind of navigate it and I learned that it was really lovely to learn a new skill and. And then to quickly just get the followers and and and all of that good stuff was amazing to you know it’s incredible now what we can share on the various platforms isn’t it in that in that way of being from my house to your house and feeling connected when especially isolation was such a key part of what we went through with COVID.

06:15.78
Rebecca
Um, yeah, and you still keep that army going.

06:20.18
Lucy
I haven’t been able to keep Macrame Army going and that’s been very difficult for me and I actually only about six months ago took down my website and stopped using because um I feel like.

06:26.60
Rebecca
Right.

06:33.46
Lucy
When you’ve got to give something you all like being your element I have to give it my or and I didn’t want to do 2 things mediocre I wanted to do 1 thing bloody brilliantly so I kind of made that decision and so yeah, it’s all been about being your element and it’s nice because I I get to do mcrami sessions for my clients. It’s obviously 1 of our offerings.

06:53.31
Lucy
So I’ve gone in and done that several times and I’m a mindfulness and meditation teacher as well. So we offer things like a mindful macrame session so we can kind of you know include the 2 and so yeah, so I kind of get my kicks still that way.

07:04.22
Rebecca
Brilliant now out of the wellness community that you’re plugged into what’s the most unusual sort of skill and session that you’ve come across that you’ve given to your clients so far.

07:21.97
Lucy
Um, yeah, okay so well I mean one that’s probably the most woow woo Everyone uses that term Um, but we haven’t. We’ve been speaking to um, a leading sports brand about this one of their preferred suppliers actually which is brilliant.

07:25.85
Rebecca
A yeah.

07:36.53
Lucy
And we’ve done beat breathing with them before which was taking the breath work and doing it to the beat of the music which was quite innovative and cool but light language and working with energy is something that we’re talking to them about doing and implementing So that’s probably the most woo woo session that we’ve got.

07:51.90
Rebecca
Brilliant.

07:53.36
Lucy
Um, but then something else that we’ve implemented is yeah like the beat breathing and we’ve done things like um, well with mindfulness and Meditation. We kind of look at things where people are on their different Journey. So The likes of a small company that are trying to maybe integrate it into the company culture to the likes. As I mentioned like leading sports brands. They’re completely at different um levels where their journey is so we instigate things are all a little bit out there if you like because I kind of pride myself in that because we want people to kind of sit up and think but also it’s intricated with reminders to just basically.

08:22.83
Rebecca
Um, okay yeah.

08:31.55
Lucy
Get us to come back to what we know because actually most of what we’re teaching and we are very much about Holistic Health but most of what we are teaching. We’re just reconnecting to what us humans already know we’re just absolutely drowned out by the noise of life and we just haven’t got the the skills to listen in. It’s like you know.

08:40.88
Rebecca
Yeah.

08:51.32
Lucy
Intuitively you know something but like how long do how many times do we sit in our body to listen to our intuition you know and we obviously go to the doctors and things let and we feel unwill but how often do we sit there and just listen to where we’re feeling in our bodies. So it’s that kind of that might be a bit too much for some people if I was to.

09:09.37
Lucy
And just speaking that narrative and language I might lose the attention but like I say we try and integrate that with what we’re doing because instinctively that’s how we are as human beings. We’ve just lost our way and so we just try and level it up so it is a little bit magical with all of that. But it’s done so in the right tone and narrative for.

09:19.60
Rebecca
Um, yeah, yeah.

09:28.00
Lucy
You know our guest to to really engage with that content.

09:33.37
Rebecca
Yeah, and I’m all for the woooo. Um, so we are myself and my brother run the business. We’ve both had our full astrological charts done. Yeah, absolutely.

09:39.39
Lucy
Yeah, we have an astrologist and numerologist that work for us So we do all of that too. Yeah, it’s great isn’t it fascinating? yeah.

09:48.79
Rebecca
Fascinating and my brother he’s just had his done and he said well let’s get the lady we use. Lovely lady called Gloria to come together and bring those charts together and then let’s look at where we work best together and where we need to do our own thing and all that strengths and weaknesses and stuff.

10:05.70
Lucy
Yeah.

10:08.15
Rebecca
And and it’s like yeah like because I’m all for keeping your mind open and just go more look. Let’s experience it if it works great if it doesn’t We don’t have to do it again. And yeah, do you do Tarot I’m teaching myself tarrow at the moment.

10:17.30
Lucy
Yeah, we do Tarot. We’ve got an amazing tarot reader. Yeah, we do all of that we do Crystals We do tarot. We do ceremonies and circles and we do shamanic drumming.

10:28.41
Rebecca
Amazing.

10:37.10
Lucy
Like So yeah, we we go exactly that. We can go completely down that road and a bit like you were saying about your childhood memories, hippie if you like, you know we can go down there or again we can do the more light touch. But it’s all connected because it’s all.

10:44.18
Rebecca
Again.

10:51.84
Lucy
Along the same vibrations of what we’re trying to say it’s just we understand everybody’s at different points of how we position that.

10:57.98
Rebecca
That Yeah, you’re right? They’re all vehicles aren’t they they’re all vehicles little mechanisms little ways to get to that intuition that grounding that reconnecting with who you are and nature and there are so many different ways of doing it. And I think. Ah, don’t know about you but because you’re running these events you’re experiencing them for yourself as well now aren’t you which is amazing. What kind of changes have you seen in yourself as you’ve been exposed to these new things?

11:27.74
Lucy
Oh my goodness my my journey over the last couple of years has been profound and I actually sit with you today on my birthday. My life made. Oh honestly, thank you for having me I was like oh i’ gonna do this on my birthday. Yes, let’s do it and.

11:33.36
Rebecca
I. Oh Happy birthday. Thank you for doing so. Thank you.

11:46.59
Lucy
But I’m I’m getting old I’m 42 but I feel like just before I hit my forties I don’t know if anybody else can relate to this but you definitely feel more comfortable in your skin like as older you get, you definitely get all of that. But not only was I getting comfortable I didn’t want to get complacent. So I’ve just opened my eyes to um.

11:54.30
Rebecca
Yeah, you know you do.

12:04.55
Lucy
My personal development and just me growing is a real passion of mine as well. We’re never too old to be taught different things and I feel also when you’re younger, Maybe you’re quite impressionable and you don’t see the value or the authenticity of your experiences in life because there are so many people with their own and that.

12:06.63
Rebecca
Right? and.

12:23.13
Lucy
Narrative and you sometimes think oh I should be doing that I should be doing that but I don’t feel like that anymore I feel inspired by people around me and I feel like the journey I’ve been on since this wellness you know creating my tribe and things I’m surrounded now by such beautiful souls that I can’t not be the person and the journey that I’m going on I can’t ever go back? 

12:42.34
Lucy
To where I mean a prime example of this actually and I’ll never forget it when I first started the company. There was quite a few people that wanted to help me with an energy exchange. There was nothing else they wanted to do. There was no money. There was no, there was just no hidden agenda I struggled with that because I’d been
taught you know nothing. You don’t get nothing’s for nothing sort of thing. You don’t get any you know, got work hard and all of that conditioning and that narrative it’s all good. It’s all fine. It’s how you know that generation was but I really struggled like what? What’s your angle like where is this coming from and then of course they feel offended because it really is coming from a beautiful place and I feel like.

13:07.33
Rebecca
And. In.

13:20.51
Lucy
I’ve just gone on a real lovely journey of being more human like as we are built and having the faith in the humans and the and the you know the people around me and it’s just been such a wonderful I feel like when you have that transition of yourself. You know whether that’s opening your mind opening your heart just having some self-awareness.

13:39.50
Lucy
Everything around you just changes organically because you’re changing your environment if you like your thought process your way of thinking your feelings and then organically you just open yourself up to that around you which I think is great. Yeah.

13:50.80
Rebecca
You do and you attract different sorts of people don’t you and so let’s take this into the business world because this is a genuine question and I we’re business coaches and consultants I train other business coaches and consultants and one of the things I do is I look at the business as a human being, as an entity with its own needs wants and desires and the people who work in and around that business. They all have to work together. So it’s a holistic ecosystem. Basically when you get businesses in. Do you notice that business shift and change? Obviously that you’ll see  in the people. But what about the business itself? Do you observe anything there that happens once they’ve gone through this kind of experience?

14:40.26
Lucy
Yeah I mean it’s very different in terms of again, everybody’s journey when they come to us because some people might be coming to us and they’re well on their way and this is just the next year of enhancement and they want to try something new, but then other people are looking at us for guidance. So yeah, we are.

14:57.64
Lucy
And positioned to go into companies. We’ve done it for um, a company called Aqa. So we had a speaker for every month for the the 2000 members and so that was a real shift because that was a continued journey that we did for twelve months you know of the year.

15:08.98
Rebecca
Right.

15:16.50
Lucy
But then we also go back and do things like the London school of hydro and tropical medicine. We did something for the 800 attendees which was really lovely because everybody got to do some arts and crafts and we created we designed a tree. It’s almost like a tree of life because the company had grown so quickly we came up with the concept of something to represent that.

15:30.40
Rebecca
Wow.

15:36.21
Lucy
And we had only a 4 hour window for a summer party which would be you know the barbecue the games and the drinks as well and we just huddled ourselves under a tree and we got everybody we pre kind of done these leaves and we got everyone to design their own leaf and see this is really simple. Because then we had 800 leaves on this massive tree that then went back to their office as a reminder of the journey of where they’ve come, where they are now and then people sat there for 10 minutes and done it people sat there for an hour and got really into it. Some people did it you know different like a few things and really delicately so I feel like. It’s more on the individual bit like how you look at the business. It’s more how we see the individuals changing the time that we’ve got with them. that’s that’s really profound and amazing. But then I think as a business once they see their team or that group of people come together and do that whatever that may be There is definitely a shift to understand hey this is worth doing. We are.

16:13.14
Rebecca
Okay.

16:28.21
Lucy
Quite lucky we get quite a lot of repeat business which then I think does speak volumes to understand the value because if I’m being honest, a record hardest thing for us is proving the value of something like this again from being in the events industry I know only too well.

16:39.18
Rebecca
Yeah, yeah.

16:45.28
Lucy
Budgets get cut for various reasons and we’re in a nice to have. We’re almost in the entertainment budget. You know you have to have the venue you have to have the food and beverage you have to have the security but then all of this is a bit like right? My mission is to make it fundamentally, you know, part of the foundations of any good event and any gathering for an organization as well.

17:11.23
Rebecca
It is. It’s essential and and you’re right? It’s one of the first things that is cut like learning and development budgets cut. You know often coaching is cut, leadership development is cut and like your product. Actually that’s the very time when you need this because that cohesiveness within a business that is going through a hard time is the thing that will keep it going and let it emerge stronger when the good times come again. Yeah.

17:45.36
Lucy
Absolute war. Yeah.

17:49.24
Rebecca
I know it’s really hard to convince the finance director.

17:51.59
Lucy
Yeah, you know it’s me and you we’re both very much as you mentioned with your business your strategy about it as a person I mean with us. We’re very much good about feelings. The idea is you’re in your element and that’s going to be different for everybody but whatever you need in that time you.

18:07.22
Lucy
You get your take and there’s a lovely quotation that I love from Maya Angelou, she’s got loads of them. But my favorite is people will forget. You know what you said people and all but I will never forget how you made them feel if you’ve heard it.

18:17.51
Rebecca
Yeah, yeah, yeah.

18:21.54
Lucy
And I just think that that’s so profound because they you know we can all close our eyes and probably take ourselves to a moment massive like a wedding or pregnancy having your baby but you know then try and close your eyes and think about those magical moments within your work and what your you know your company and your team have done for you and that’s where we come in. That’s where we want to create those moments that not only give back in that time that we’ve got but it gives back endlessly because we pride ourselves in whatever the experience is there’s um, like takeaway tools. Basically so it’s not just about ticking a box.

18:51.60
Rebecca
Yeah.

18:56.17
Lucy
And just like oh yeah, we’ve done something for our team for this summer now we don’t have to worry about it again for a year the idea is we facilitate something that gives back so those individuals can you know understand the importance of breath work maybe and it helps them out in a situation where they’re suffering from anxiety or stress or moving their body and again.

19:09.76
Rebecca
Hello.

19:13.64
Lucy
Importance of that and then they can just be like oh okay yeah I just need to you know do this with my body like chair yoga we do and stuff like that and the people that do it. They just think oh my goodness This is so simple and it’s really helped them out when the majority of us in this office environment are we’re not built this way. Our our body isn’t built this way and you know the scary studies out there of if we keep going the way we’re going. We’re actually going to reform our body shapes and things. So. It’s really quite. Yeah, we we just try to do things in a way that brings joy Fun calm, Whatever the the kind of element needs to be. But also they take it away with them as an educational piece or an inspiring piece to join the gym or read a book about breathwork. You know it just sets them up for themselves as an individual to want to do it because I think that’s the key thing here as well. You can’t make people do things but you can certainly try to inspire. Invigorate and give them some tools to help them want to do it for themselves.

20:07.58
Rebecca
Yeah, yeah, definitely do you ever get you know 1 or 2 people who are just absolute hardened cynics and the kind of right? How do you work like.

20:16.13
Lucy
Yes, all the time all the time and got a lovely. Well I’ve got a lovely story here. Actually if I’ve got time for it and we did work for the and NHS and was a really proud moment for me because you know who wouldn’t want to love give all of that back to the NHS, who needed it more than more than anyone and so we facilitated 2 events for them where it was their management team. Um I’d come up with the concept of mindfulness and meditation after we do quite a good questionnaire with our clients to find out where they are where they want to be what’s worked. What hasn’t worked. You know we dig.

20:40.42
Rebecca
Okay.

20:52.44
Lucy
We dig deep so we get it right when we’re answering the the question or the stress strain and with the nhs it was mindfulness and meditation that come up as a winner that was going to tick the box for that for this kind of one and when we had these um, male, male and females in the room but predominantly males.

21:00.91
Rebecca
Okay.

21:10.15
Lucy
And there was a couple that were quite cynical. Um, you know in some ways people come to things in a scientific way or in an educational way and so when you’re talking about these things that sometimes aren’t tangible with you know the effects there can be questions to it and you know we held the room and we answered those questions.

21:28.67
Lucy
And we then invited people to experience it so we asked them to close their eyes and to do it and this gentleman had a and is it a Garmin watch I think they call them. It’s one of those watches for sports people that you know want to know the heart rate and and yeah is this the one for the runners and things I believe um and so this gentleman, unbeknownst to us had set it so that it was doing his heart rate and when we did we just just 3 minutes of meditation and when he came out of it. He shared with us actually which was which was lovely and he said you know I’ve been quite cynical this whole experience with you guys. But I actually recorded a massive change a real drop in his heart rate. So that was one of those and he was management in the NHS and he came up to us afterwards and said I’m going to start implementing mindfulness and meditation in my weekly meetings to set me and the team up because…

22:06.73
Rebecca
Wow.

22:16.26
Rebecca
Oh brilliant. And.

22:21.97
Lucy
Are frontline workers and as much as again, we try to protect ourselves. Don’t we when you’re going into battle if you like there certainly are because they don’t know what on Earth is going to happen with them and all of our office like office or gardener or you know whatever you you are doing. You don’t know what that day is going to bring but what you can control is how you go about that day.

22:38.65
Rebecca
Yeah.

22:40.99
Lucy
And how you put your best foot forward and how you react to the things that are going to come your way that won’t necessarily be full of love and vibration they’ll be challenging. They’ll be stressful. It’s how can you give yourselves the tools to you know control all of that a little bit better and come away.

22:47.60
Rebecca
And.

22:58.98
Lucy
Without harming yourself too much so that was really funny because when we went into the room I was like all tough crowd. But when we came away and it was really lovely that gentleman shared that with us who felt on Cloud Nine after that for sure. Yeah.

23:02.65
Rebecca
Yeah.

23:09.13
Rebecca
Yeah, and don’t you find they’re then your biggest advocates aren’t they the ones that started off really cynical and then they go Oh actually it does work and then they’re raving fans and it’s great.

23:18.90
Lucy
Yeah, where it’s brilliant and to see I mean that was such a wonderful moment and then there was another event that we did which was really lovely because you really saw it not only felt it you saw it you heard it in their positioning the way they held themselves is we did samba drumming. So we’ve got a great team that teach you how to do samba and and there was a couple of gents in there that were rigid not letting loose. You know, not really getting into it and then by the end I mean we you were in Brazil you know it was just really and I think sometimes we can get in our own way and.

23:35.90
Rebecca
Aha.

23:46.51
Rebecca
Um, Wow Yeah, we can sometimes all the time. Yeah yeah.

23:53.23
Lucy
Well yeah, all the time over. Yeah I’m picking myself up all the time And oh yeah, it’s kind of nice when people just get out of their own way and just let it be.

24:01.96
Rebecca
Drums are really powerful. I had an amazing experience. Ah was it last year I can’t remember last year the year before and where there was a drum. It’s a swiss drum and it looks like um, an upturned turtle shell put together. So it’s um, con vex. Convex yeah, and the guy was playing it and we were in a room and we were lying and just a plain white light which had silhouettes on it. So the room was then put into darkness just this plain white light with silhouettes. He played the drum and you lay under the light with your eyes closed.

24:22.25
Lucy
Um, what.

24:39.99
Rebecca
And as you are playing the drum you started getting a psychedelic experience. So do you remember those Kaleidoscopes when you’re little with all the colors you started seeing that even though the only light in the room was white light?

24:46.60
Lucy
Or yeah.

24:57.93
Rebecca
It was the sound vibration interacting with your brain waves that created this psychedelic experience. It was absolutely mind blowing.

25:07.22
Lucy
Yeah, it’s incredible. We’ve actually got a warrior that does stuff like that. Um I mean sound baths people probably more au fait with that. Some might not have heard about it but it is it’s that same principle of vibrations because you know.

25:11.21
Rebecca
Um, right? ah.

25:20.51
Lucy
Again with the woo wooo context. But I know this sits safely with you because you get what I’m talking about but what we’re full of vibrations. We have a vibration and the way that I say this to people who a bit like oh God you like you know you’ve been a bit hippy. It’s like okay you can walk into a room and you’ll get a vibe off of somebody right? You will get a vibe of like like we were saying.

25:22.50
Rebecca
Um, yeah.

25:31.73
Rebecca
Yeah. That.

25:37.10
Lucy
Tough room tough crowd because you just knew already had a bit of a vibe if they were like I’m not kind of sold into this just yet. We’ve all had that moment where you’ve got a vibe off for someone So we all know that we are we have vibrations. That’s what you’re getting. You’re getting that vibration off of them and so we have all this vibration around us and obviously with sounds. There’s all this vibration.

25:56.13
Lucy
And so there’s a huge there’s huge science and reports and everything about the you know the the dos and the don’ts with it. But you can actually get so much. Um, because with soundbath just just to kind of give more background on that and the frequencies is sometimes it can actually and get you quite emotional. It can bring up. Maybe um.

26:13.76
Rebecca
Um, right? Yeah, ah.

26:15.58
Lucy
You know if you’ve just been suppressing something down, you just won’t feel it coming and this is the strength of the vibration. So many people we’ve had that um, they’ve actually come away and some have been really chilled I had a gentleman completely snoring in the back which was hilarious because nobody’s ever done that before. Because it’s normally quite strong for people an emotion of some kind but he was really strong for just exhaustion I think bless him and but then I’ve had people come out crying I’ve had people come out just saying that was really uncomfortable and I think that’s because for those potentially they didn’t want to let go because.

26:36.23
Rebecca
Bless him.

26:49.27
Lucy
But it’s it isn’t it incredible all of this amazing elements around us you know and this is why I’ll bring it back to the elements because let’s not forget all of those elements around us that the simple things of just being out in nature understanding. We’re surrounded by vibrations and just connecting with ourselves on that you know that level.

27:04.75
Rebecca
No, it’s fabulous. It’s fabulous where he’s taking the business. What’s the vision for if there is one?

27:12.85
Lucy
Yeah I mean god I’m um I’m um I’m a dreamer I’m a go-getter I’m I definitely have and I definitely have ambitions all the time and I have learnt since starting this company that the one thing that’s really important and I definitely recommend to any entrepreneurs kind of on the journey too is do regular check-ins with yourself. You’re on a journey and then you need to make sure that you’re aligned with that journey and it’s like hang on a minute but is this working and do we want to change and also now what do I want and so in answer to your question. My dream is always to just help as many people as humanly possible. 

27:37.24
Rebecca
Um, yeah.

27:47.91
Lucy
And to build a community that we’re helping people you know as an organization as a movement we give back to a children’s charity as well. I’m really really um, passionate about helping the younger generation as much the older generation So we’re we’re much about the prevention as much as the cure.

28:06.85
Rebecca
It’s great.

28:07.49
Lucy
So that’s definitely also for me, we’re helping the children and we’re going into schools and we support children’s charities. But then with the event professionals I’ve I’ve started to do something for 2024 where we’re actually giving away free talks and we’re actually giving away some more free insights into the event professions because I feel like the event is personal. They are often looking after the client and implementing that for them. But I’m really passionate about ensuring that those that are delivering the event. Also you know you’re asking them to do 17 hour days you’re not giving them a break.

28:41.62
Rebecca
Um, yeah.

28:44.67
Lucy
It has to be a continuation and kind of what we was talking about with the knocking on the doors and getting the pushback when maybe the budget gets cut I want it to be part of the DNA so it is find a venue. It’s make sure you’ve got some well-being to look after the people that are going to be in the venue.
Inside and out the ones that are going to be walking through the doors and attending but also the ones that are going to be behind the scenes making it work as well. And you know bigger plans than that is I really would love to hold a venue I’d love to have a well-being space where people could come I’d love to do bigger retreats. We do retreats at the moment but I’d love to make that more international.

29:02.60
Rebecca
Yeah.

29:17.36
Rebecca
Right.

29:17.50
Lucy
We’ve branched into Europe which is great but I wanted to do that on a bigger level I feel like that’s more of a um people surrender a bit more to that you know because obviously sometimes when we just do things that are half hour or an hour still has an impact but it’s definitely more impactful if we can grab people for.

29:23.52
Rebecca
Yeah, yeah.

29:34.22
Lucy
An overnight stay and really kind of give them an experience for for two days or something. So yeah, we have big dreams to make it a bigger broader experience for all.

29:44.17
Rebecca
Ah I look forward to seeing that and no doubt will be using your services at some point as we grow. Definitely I’m always looking for something different because our community of coaches and consultants whilst they’re self-employed. I Still want to give them something.

30:01.24
Rebecca
Enables them to recharge and regenerate because coaching consulting as you very well know is a very giving thing and they need to fill their energy levels back up. So that’s something I’ll talk to you about afterwards right now we’ve got this question which I know you’ve checked because you did your homework and listened to a few of the other podcasts.

30:05.78
Lucy
Yeah.

30:20.74
Rebecca
And you know I ask this question So if your business had a character or was a character a personality. How would you describe it or who would it be?

30:22.70
Lucy
Um I suppose.

30:30.37
Lucy
And this is why this is funny because full disclosure then because you’ve obviously said that I did my homework I said to the beginning I was like you gonna ask me that question you said yes I was like but I don’t have an answer I’ve been racking my brain. Um and as we’ve been talking there was one that come to me and I think I think this does feel like the right one to say um avatar.

30:47.62
Rebecca
Okay.

30:58.59
Rebecca
Um, okay.

31:05.37
Lucy
Everybody does that and they maybe make themselves look a bit better or they wear that cool hat. They never actually want to wear and so that character in that formation of the movie and down into the things you kind of use on your phone and stuff I feel like that’s us that’s being your element because we’re where you want to be? You know if that’s who you kind of put as your avatar like I’ve done it I’ve got a little witch’s hat I wouldn’t go out and wear a witch’s hat every day but that’s kind of like my inner me my inner call-in and I feel like that’s who that’s what we are to people if I could explain it as a character.

31:29.13
Rebecca
Nice.

31:35.33
Rebecca
Love that.

31:37.36
Lucy
And we are you in a knowing you know we’re in your were your intuition. We kind of help you reconnect with yourself and connect with your team.

31:42.30
Rebecca
I Love that. I Absolutely love that you’ll see my dog in the background has just gone to the door of my office. He’s heard a dog outside. So Yeah I Love that and that’s got a really nice flow to it and a softness to it but also a structure. And that sounds very contradictory. But yeah, there is a there is an entity but it flows and adapts beautifully and there’s a calmness to that as well. That’s really nice.

32:10.11
Lucy
Oh thank you? Yeah, that’s what I came to because you have that blue the common like feel if you think about as soon as I said it maybe be that character came to everybody’s head. But as I say it’s more about who your avatar is you know it’s it’s it’s everybody kind of thinks about themselves in the out of body experience for that rock. That’s that character if you were going to get animated. You know how would you do, but then don’t stop there. Do whatever that is for that animation you know don’t think oh, that’s who I’d be if I was a cartoon and that’s what hat I would wear the hat or you know wear those co sneakers. Whatever it is.

32:32.79
Rebecca
Now.

32:45.47
Lucy
But embrace who you truly are and what brings you joy I Guess that’s where it all comes from for me.

32:46.90
Rebecca
Love it. Fabulous! What an amazing place to end. Thank you so much Lucy it’s been an absolute pleasure and delight to interview and happy birthday. We.

32:59.74
Lucy
Ah, thanks so much you can have some cake now. Thank you.