Welcome to the grateful hearts club
I learnt about gratitude at a really difficult time. After a series of unsuccessful pregnancies, the loss of our daughter Olive in childbirth and our quest for a family ending in infertility, my world turned dark. I lost the positive person I knew I was and needed a something to remind me of all the good things already in my life.
I started to focus on the things I already had in my life, no matter how small they seemed (crumbs of joy are what I called them). In time, focussing on the good and acknowledging it with gratitude helped my optimism return, I was able to see more positivity and believe good things could happen.
Over time this thinking became a habit, and my brain did the work of finding these small joys for me (a tool that was REALLY useful in 2020).
Around this time a conversation with a creative friend encouraged me to use what I had learnt and share it with others. This tiny seed of an idea turned into The Grateful Hearts Club. It started out with a set of cards which help you create your own gratitude habit and share your grateful thoughts with others.
Gratitude brings hope and right now we need hope more than ever. So I can continue to share what I have learnt about the benefits of living a grateful life I’ve created online workshops for children, adults and businesses. They are a great way to learn some easy ways to be more grateful and offer some connection in our disconnected world.
One thing that is at the heart of what The Grateful Hearts Club giving back. That's why I've set up a community interest company called The Grateful Arts Club. Through this creative company I share the positive messages of gratitude through art with schools, colleges and charities.
I'm super grateful for you taking the time to learn more, excited to see how you use your gratitude cards and hope to welcome you to workshop soon. Or, if a workshop setting isn't for you, why not work with me on a 1-2-1 coaching basis. These sessions are tailored to you and together we create a plan to help you reconnect with joy through gratitude.
However, you've found yourself here, welcome! I'm very grateful you're here and hope you'll be part of the adventure.
I’m dedicated to living the most joy-filled life possible and I know my path is to help others do the same.
This is because I’ve spent much time lost in grief and adrift from my true self and purpose. Everything I know about gratitude, how to connect with who I am and how to turn up the dial on joy is through my own lived experiences, the insights and tips I share have been tried and tested by me.
In my previous life in the Financial sector I coached people for over 10 years, when I reflected I realise it was never about anything that set my soul on fire. I now combine, everything I’ve learnt with my personal growth journey and my love of coaching to create the space for you to get clear on who you are, so you can connect with your life in new ways.
If you would like to learn more about coaching, I’d love to hear from you. Why not drop me an email and le's connect!
OF PORTSMOUTH 2021 -
JESS - THE WOMANHOOD
Charla thank you so much! I had no idea our call would result in this incredible image! You've seen things in me I struggle to see in myself, and to have this captured so beautifully by you means the world to me. I'm going to print it so I can feel empowered by it every day. I want to gift this to everyone I know. We all need a gratitude call with The Grateful Hearts Club in our lives.
I have just finished my 2022 intentions workshop with Charla and it was AMAZING.
My mind was a bit foggy and cloudy as I was thinking about the year ahead, but I have come away feeling so much lighter and even more excited to continue with this year as myself, utilising what is important to me.
Charla's kind and warming energy sets a wonderful, curious and invested tone and I feel so inspired. I can't wait to see where these intentions lead me over this coming year.