About

Helping you through the challenges you’re facing and towards a life that feels really good more of the time.

Nurture yourself and your life so you can:

  • feel a sense of purpose in life
  • no longer have a feeling of being a bit lost
  • wake up on a Monday morning with a smile on your face
  • have mind-body tools to draw on when challenges arise
  • learn thought work and other coaching tools to draw on when challenges arise
  • feel creative and inspired
  • take inspired action
  • manifest
  • be creative
  • feel you’re making progress
  • enjoy your life more of the time
  • handle your inner critic with more ease
  • feel that you’re good enough
  • let go of perfectionism
  • let go of pushing
  • let go of self-pressure
  • harness the positive side of being an introvert or being an empath
  • have more fun
  • make time for rest and not feeling guilty about it
  • feel connected with your inner wisdom
  • feel connected to your body
  • know how to get out of mind loops and negative thinking patterns and do that more of the time
  • be comfortable with being more visible in your business or work
  • become more comfortable with sharing your work
  • be more able to see projects through
  • be more able to be consistent where you want to be consistent
  • give yourself a chance to go for your dreams
  • use digital media mindfully
  • get into good supportive habits
  • connect with nature
  • feel you can enjoy the great parts of your main roles in life
  • create your work in the world
  • value your own individuality and contribution
  • stop spending endless hours comparing yourself to others
  • feel that you are making progress
  • feel more in flow
  • have more patience with yourself and others
  • trust your intuition more and more
  • feel more calm
  • feel more playful
  • feel more rested
  • feel more confident
  • feel more fulfilment
  • feel grounded and more connected to your needs and the needs of those you love
  • feel the intrinsic worth of your work in the world
  • create a strong foundation of self-worth

Hi there,

I’m Deborah Chalk.

I’m a Certified Wayfinder Life Coach® and Endorsed Mind Body Magic Coach®.

I help people problem solve to find a new way forward and embrace a new way of being so they can reach their potential.

If you’ve been feeling stuck, like nothing is changing, in a situation that you have been actively trying to change, despite putting in the effort to create that change, there’s hope.

Let’s play with Mind Body Magic, Wayfinding and Law of Attraction tools and other tailored resources just right for you that you can add to your existing toolkit to help you get off the treadmill and out on your trail.

When you can’t figure out why things are not changing, I’d love to help you to tap into what’s already inside you: the deep inspiration and intuitive messages from your soul.

You can break free from your old stories, patterns and habits and create empowering new ones. This is a new way of being that you likely haven’t been shown yet – old social programming keeps you firmly on the treadmill.

I’d love to help you to step off the treadmill and get on your trail so that you can see, and be inspired by, the beautiful mountain views.

Let’s work together to help you identify your inspired actions, grow the confidence to take those actions, and give you accountability to follow through.

Even better, part of that accountability is to learn to celebrate how far you’ve come.

Are you ready to jump off that treadmill and become who you’re meant to be, to feel the lightness and inner charge that comes from deeply transformative and creative work, play and rest?

You can email me at deborah@deborahchalk.com and we can set up a ZOOM call to talk about working together.

Stuff I’ve done that helps me help you.

Certified Wayfinder Life Coach

Endorsed Mind Body Magic Coach

Fully qualified experienced teacher.

Manifestation and Law of Attraction- Masters Member of Good Vibe University

Certified Organisational Specialist

Certified Angel Guide with Kyle Gray

Career coach for a top Washington based company.

Business Success coach for top US based coaching company.

Business trainings including Marie Forleo’s B School, Jenny Shih’s Making it Work online and Linda Bucher’s Confident Coach program.

My Journey

I’ve been reading self-help and coaching books since I was 13. I love to learn and I was really shy, awkward and was bullied at school. I felt like I needed all the help that I could get.

I was very hard on myself and highly responsible. The ‘be a good girl’ thing wasn’t working for me. I was doing what other people wanted for me rather than what I wanted. 

I landed up in a job in a Merchant Bank in London and I realised that there was no way I wanted to live my working life there and then retire one day with a carriage clock.

The Navy and teaching were the other ‘responsible’ career choices that I made.

I was unprepared for abseiling down cliffs and nights on Dartmoor in the Navy and I told myself it was beyond my capabilities, so I left. 

I was maxed out in my teaching jobs and critical of myself as a teacher even though others thought highly of my ability.

There didn’t seem to be any time to do creative things outside of my teaching responsibilities. I started to take piano lessons while I was teaching in a desperate attempt to reclaim my creativity.

I got married and my husband’s job meant we moved ten times to new parts of England. I would just get settled somewhere and we would move again. All the moving made it really difficult to feel sense of home.

I moved from teaching job to teaching job and each time I felt like I was starting over as each school needed new planning, new ways of doing things and I needed to earn the respect of the parents and pupils all over again.

On one of the moves we got a puppy, a beautiful flat-coated retriever, and I made the decision not to go to the school that had invited me to talk about a term of supply. I chose instead to stay home with the puppy and somehow figure out what I was going to do with the rest of my life.

I was on my path and started to follow my intuition to my right life, or what Dr Martha Beck calls ‘wayfinding.’

I worked through Julia Cameron’s book ‘The Artist’s Way’ and started to listen to what it was that I wanted in my life. I started writing again.

 I remembered that old part of me, the part of my that wanted to create, the part of me that identified with Jo in ‘Little Women’ and wanted to have a trunk in the attic with my writing in it.

I had played the lead in two musicals, one aged 17 and one in my early thirties, but then stopped singing as I didn’t believe in my creativity or talent. I stopped music being a part of my life even though it lights me up. I didn’t even sing round the house anymore.

I slowly began to reclaim my creativity. I took courses in floristry and photography and did a second degree in Art History and Creative Writing.  I took more piano lessons.

As creativity started to flourish more I became a mother which started another journey of finding myself in that new and special identity.

There are been so much learning for me about self-kindness, dealing with my inner critic and allowing my creative self to come through. Things need to have much more flexibility and this is something that I learn at deeper and deeper levels.

I needed to figure out a way of living and working that would work for me as a a sensitive creative person.

I worked with a coach and she helped me to recognise that I had been reading coaching books all along and was passionate about coaching and self-development. I hadn’t been allowing myself to train as a coach as I thought the training was too expensive and coaching sounded kind of ‘flaky’. 

It wasn’t one of those ‘responsible jobs’ that the good girl part of me thought I had to have.

I worked on all of those limiting beliefs and allowed myself to become a coach.

In 2013, I took Martha Beck’s Wayfinder Life Coach training. I was following my heart’s path.

I built a business where I can work from home and have balance and creativity in my life. I can go to sports matches at school when I plan for them and am enjoying taking singing lessons. 

I look after myself with good nutrition, exercise, meditation, time in nature and sleep. I use  the Law of Attraction as I create my way of living and being. I continue to work with my own coaches and read self-help books to continue to grow and share what I’ve learnt with my clients.

I no longer have the Sunday night dread that I used to feel about work and instead, I feel on a much more even keel. When I have a wobble I have tools and skills to help me to feel regulated again.

I have work that I enjoy, more self-compassion and self-care. I’m still a work in progress, but we all are and always will be. I’m learning day by day to be creative, calm, grounded and inspired person that I want to be more of the time and you can too.

My coaching experience has involved me working to coach and mentor parents, creatives, writers, editors, lawyers, other coaches and holistic entrepreneurs, university students, people changing careers and people building a business foundation.

I worked as a career coach for Alison Cardy’s Career Coaching Team (Washington based) and as a Business Mindset Coach in Carolin Soldo’s ‘Brand Your Passions’ Programme.  I was a Copy Coach Assistant on Jenny Shih’s program ‘Making it Work Online.’

The latest development in my journey as a coach is taking Abigail Morgan’s ‘Mind Body Magic’ coach training. This has opened up many new ways that I am able to help my clients. I’m now an Endorsed Mind Body Magic Coach as well as being a Certified Wayfinder Life Coach.

Through mind-body and wayfinding tools I can help you to tune in with your body, feel and process your emotions, handle negative mind stories and tap into your inner wisdom.

‘Day by Day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become.’ Heraclitus.

Ready to talk? email me at deborah@deborahchalk.com

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