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Hello, I'm Charlotte...
and if you're feeling overwhelmed and anxious,
I understand how you feel...

I'm Charlotte, I am a coach who understands you feel overwhelmed in this highly stressful environment of Silicon Valley. I understand you feel like you are at a crossroad in your life and are looking for answers. I've been there too; I'm here for you, and will help you find practical solutions to start living your best life.

My Story

Charlotte Smith, Professional Career and Life Coach, Bay Area, California

For many years I was successfully climbing the corporate ladder at a law firm in the UK. Working long days, always moving up; never a dull moment, chasing the next success; all while comparing myself to others, always putting pressure on myself to succeed; achieve the next goal, don't miss out. And while I was a success junkie... I was teetering on the brink of burnout. I was overloaded. I wasn't making time for my health, my friends, my family. I wasn't doing the things which were important to me.

After 7 year's at the law firm, deep down I knew something was not quite right with my life. I wasn't happy. I was not fully aligned with the work I was doing. Something needed to change. 

This huge journey began 5 years ago.

Now I am living my best life as The Life Design Coach. In this life I am able to combine my talents in empathy, listening, reflecting, creating vision, organizing and planning, creating structure. 

I am able to help people declutter their minds, experience less stress and overwhelm in their busy lives, then work towards designing lives they love! 

I craved for more meaning  and balance, and when my husband was offered a job in Silicon Valley, California, I decided to take the opportunity to follow my heart and start a business of my own.

This was the begining of my experiment in Life Design.

From the moment I chose to start designing my life the way I wanted it to be, EVERYTHING changed.

I could plan my schedule and make time for the things which were important to me. Within 3 months, I was making the same money as a lawyer. I was more productive. I was happy. 

I started work on deep diving to understand my core values; figuring out my personal mission statement, identifiying my purpose, and creating strategy around them.

I trained as a professional coach at IPEC (Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching) to build my coaching skills and ensure I was the best coach I could be. 

"In my world, every single Monday feels like a Friday afternoon." 

My vision is to lift people up to their potential and highest-self. To enable them to live their most inspired life.

Let's get started

Testimonials

"Charlotte has been a pleasure to work with. Her attention to detail, thoroughness in her research and preparation, and a positive attitude that makes it fun to work together!" 

Client, Los Gatos 

"Charlotte walks her talk. She's been through all the challenges of transitioning from a full time corporate job as a lawyer to following her dreams of becoming an entrepreneur. Including all the bumps that come with that. She is kind, caring and compassionate and will help you with overwhelm and gaining clarity on your vision. With Charlotte you will be supported on your journey as you follow your dreams"

Client, UK

"Charlotte has been helping me with her 5 step coaching program. Next to the fact that she has a warm and open personality, she really knows how to ask the right questions, gets you to think deeper, and translates all the goals into practical priorities really well. It has been such a delight to work with her, on a personal and professional level."

Client, Los Gatos 

"Charlotte is a very talented person, who has first-hand experience of the Corporate world. If you have a very successful career but have started to feel a bit overwhelmed she can help! She can show you that you CAN have it all: your career, your family and some 'me time'! I love the fact that she has walked the talk and is not just talking about theoretical solutions. She will give you practical solutions that work! 

Client, Saratoga