About entrepeneur wellbeing and mindset coach and hypnotherapist Victoria Ward

Hi!

I’m Victoria Ward, and I might just be exactly the person you’ve been looking for to help you get your head straight so that your business can boom and your personal life can thrive.

I empower entrepreneurs to overcome their fears, doubts and insecurities, so that you can create breakthroughs in your business and fulfillment in your life.

Entrepreneur coach Victoria Ward holds her young son

I started working with hypnosis, because hypnosis worked for me.

When I fell pregnant with my son I had a mortal fear of childbirth. Hypnotherapy relieved me of that fear and allowed me to enjoy a calm and (relatively!) comfortable, positive and drug-free birthing experience. I then quit my job as an ambitious magazine editor, and trained first in Cognitive Hypnotherapy and NLP, and later in personal coaching.

I started coaching entrepreneurs after I hired a coach who helped me take my business to the next level.

I get it. You haven’t budgeted for coaching. Nor had I, but when I started to invest in my own personal and business development I started to see my investment paying off immediately. I work with several coaches, therapists and mentors now who help me to stay on track, challenge me, and overcome whatever obstacles I throw in my own way.

I love running by own business and love helping my clients to succeed in theirs too.

I worked as a general hypnotherapist for many years, and found myself naturally gravitating towards and attracting clients who were running their own enterprises. I quickly came to understand the issues and challenges they were facing in keeping their professional and personal lives running smoothly.

I am big on work/life “balance”*

Not only have I made it my mission to empower entrepreneurs everywhere to take charge of their mental wellness, but I’m hot on it for myself too. I value family time and prioritize it wherever possible.

Meditation and exercise are non-negotiables for me, and I build time into my week for them on a regular basis. One of my core values is growth and learning, and I feed this by being a bit of a course junkie, and ploughing through the pile of personal development books on my bedside table. Holidays are planned in advance and I build flexibility into my schedule to allow for spontaneity.

I also have some esoteric interests that nourish my soul just for the hell of it. They have nothing to do with work, or my family.

But I want you to know it wasn’t always this way, and that I’m only human and do have my mad moments too! However, since learning how to master my mindset when I trained as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist, I am world’s away from the person I used to be.

* I have a problem with the idea of work/life “balance” as I think it’s an unobtainable goal. It’s always going to be a juggling act. I also believe that it’s not just about work and life, but also about self. You need to include what nourishes your soul and fills up your energy reserves.

A little bit about me
and my previous work

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy (The Quest Institute, London)
  • Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD)*
  • Project You Coaching
  • Master Practitioner Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (practitioner)
  • EMDR/EMI Trauma Resolution practitioner
  • MA Print Journalism (University of Westminster)
  • BA English Literature (Sussex University)
  • Member of QCHPA, NCH, CNHC

*The HPD is considered to be the highest hypnotherapy qualification available in the UK, and is held by on one in four hypnotherapy practitioners. It is one of the few independently accredited qualifications, and meets all the Learning Outcomes of the Complementary and Alternative Healthcare Hypnotherapy: National Occupational Standards.

What rocks my world

  • Travel and adventure
  • Photography
  • Books, books and more books
  • The mysteries of the human brain
  • The other mysteries of the world – want a tarot reading?
  • My son, my dog, and my cat
  • Writing. My background is in magazine editing. I still write the odd article, and just had a travel book published. 1000 Places to find Peace and Quiet.