We’re back with another of our monthly spotlights on our incredible tribe bosses. This month we’re taking a peek into what life is like for Deborah, who is the founder of Deborah Bulcock Coaching & Consultancy plus Tribe Boss at our amazing Colne tribe.
We caught up with her to ask her about what life is like as a female business owner and her thoughts on life as part of Girl Tribe Gang…
1. What’s the name and nature of your business?
My business is Deborah Bulcock Coaching & Consultancy and is the place where I’m bringing together under one roof my 25 years of experience across business, nutrition, health and coaching.
My belief is that when individuals thrive, organisations will excel. And so I offer coaching and consulting services to both organisations and individuals. I refer to myself as a Personal Effectiveness Coach, taking a whole person approach, and focusing on enabling people to thrive at work and in life.
It’s hugely fulfilling work; I see some real transformations take place and take great pride in being a part of the journey.
2. Why did you decide to become a GTG Tribe Boss?
Over the last 3 years there have been lots of changes happening. I made the big move away from working full time in Financial Services, to going solo in my own business. With that comes a load of excitement and opportunity, but at the same time I lost the sense of team that I had every day whilst working in a big organisation.
During the same period I moved location to be “back home” and close to family, and even though it’s technically home it’s been some time (a LONG time) since I’ve been here and so really I’m a bit of a stranger.
The pull of GTG was being able to connect with people in my local community, but also be part of something much bigger in the Girl Tribe Gang movement.
3. What’s your advice for someone thinking of joining Girl Tribe Gang?
If you’re into building genuine relationships, collaborations and willing to support your fellow members then you’ll fit right in. You get to know each other and their businesses at a deeper level and that always serves us better in the long run – we all know and believe that.
The power hours are great for learning. And the broader GTG community that connects via Facebook is really friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
Plus we have a laugh – and what’s life without that?!
4. Share a moment you’re most proud of in life or business
I’ve thought of a few, but the one that feels most prominent right now, is the moment I decided I was going to try something different for my work, my living.
I was leaving something very well paid in an industry where I was highly regarded, yet I knew in my heart that I needed to explore a different passion. I toyed with the idea for a few years, but never got hold of it seriously.
The moment finally came on a walk in the Lake District, after a bit of a climb up to my favourite rock that overlooks Ullswater. It was a gorgeous sunny day, the sky was blue, the air and water still, and it just happened. I hadn’t even been thinking about it that day.
Sometimes inspiration and courage collide and there’s no going back!
5. What’s your favourite thing to do to relax when you’re not working?
I’ve got a great love for the outdoors and you’ll find me walking in the countryside near my home in Lancashire or up in the nearby Lake District. Even with a pair of dodgy knees I’m still out there. I find it both exhilarating and peaceful and it does wonders to calm my busy mind. With a 1 year old four-legged friend at my side, it’s become even more enjoyable.
I love time with friends and family, deep in good conversation, and always ready for the next belly laugh. And I do like some crime fiction drama in books and on TV.
6. Name someone who inspires you and tell us why
I ? Michelle Obama.
There’s just something about that mix of intelligence, professionalism, determination and integrity alongside her grace, fun-loving nature, family values and passion. So much passion for what she believes to be true and right. I feel an alignment and affinity with her, and I’d love to think I have just some of the same qualities.
She’d definitely be at my dinner party!
7. What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?
I know people might talk about some amazing world-wide adventure to physical feat here, but mine is a bit more basic.
My words for 2019 are Clarity and Consistency.
Still being relatively new in my solopreneur life and new business, I’m determined to create and communicate real clarity in what services and value I can offer. Alongside that I want to create a greater level of consistency in both my actions and routines, and the client stream that goes with it. I’m sure many of you can resonate with that!
If you’re a woman running your own business, or who aspires to work for herself in the Colne area and would like to join Deborah at a Tribe meet up, check out all the information the TRIBE pages of the website.