About Jo Oogarah

I’ve had a few careers in my time. I started working life as a lawyer, dealing with famous music clients in the heart of London. But despite a glamorous client list it didn’t light me up, so I transferred my advisory skills and knowledge of the legal marketplace into working as a careers coach for aspiring law students. I absolutely loved it and stayed there for ten happy years, working my way up to manager level.

When I had children I had a rethink about the way I worked. I came up with a plan to keep hold of my career, continue to work around small children and elevate myself into my dream career, when the time was right.

I’m now firmly in the place I want to be, running my own successful bsuiness, doing work that I love and still having time to be there for my family and my own personal interests.

Are you wondering how you can do it all? Have a successful career or business and also raise a happy, healthy family or find time for the things you love doing outside of work?

When I had my first child 8 years ago these were exactly the questions I asked myself. And I was stuck. It felt like I had to either commit fully to one camp or another or otherwise burnout trying to do both.

So I sat back and got really clear about what I really wanted and how I imagined my life to look. I created a vision of my future and I set about working towards it. Becuase if you don’t have a vision, how do you know what you want your life to look like?

It wasn’t a straight line but I am now happily in the place I envisaged just a few years ago. It’s been a journey but I now understand that creating a life of balance and ambition is a constant job in itself. We have to give ourselves strong foundations, satisfy our needs and create the space to find the clarity to focus in on our bigger goals. It’s quite a challenge when life contiunes to happen around us.

So if you know you’ve got a lot to give and you want to have a fulfilling career and a happy home life, I’d love to help you get clear on what your career vision looks like and get the clarity and plan in place to make it happen.

 

I have a straightforward, clear yet nurturing approach that makes my clients feel at ease and listened to. I work with you to get real clarity about what it is you want to achieve and we then work together to find practical solutions that are totally manageable in everyday life while working towards the big dream plan.

“I am a mum of two and I have been running a business since 2011. I thought I was ok doing everything myself – looking after my children, running the household and running my business, but I was getting to the stage of feeling exhausted all the time. I completed the coaching programme with Jo and it has changed so much for me. I realise now that I don’t need to be super woman. I need to understand and prioritise my own needs and collaborate with my family and friends to get help and support. Not only do I feel more in charge and energized, but I also don’t feel guilty for asking for help or delegating more jobs to others. After my coaching with Jo, I am no longer a super woman but I am a happy, calm mum and a successful business woman. Thank you Jo!

Jana Page