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 thinking about one thing I was grateful for each day, no matter how small it 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 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 for every workplace workshop I deliver I gift a free session to charities and schools working with children who need to learn a little more about gratitude as a resilience tool.
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.
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When you are tested it leads to much inner work, self-reflection and ultimately rapid growth. Something I recognise to be a real gift, one that I know I can use to help people. These things combined with my love of people has led me to become a coach.
Across the last 8 years, I’ve been on a real journey. Lost in grief at many points, using gratitude as a way to make sense of the pain and now I’m more committed than I’ve ever been to live a meaningful life. I know that my true path is to help others live happier lives.
These things combined with my love of people has led me to become a coach.
Maybe you recognise a workshop setting isn’t for you? Or you have barriers to connecting with gratitude and aren’t sure why? Coaching can help reconnect with you with joy, so you can live a more grateful life. And, each session comes with a personalised doodle of our chat so you have something to reflect on long after the session is over.
If you would like to learn more about coaching, I’d love to hear from you. Drop me a message below and we can book in a free chat to see how I can help.
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 2021 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.