Preston empowerment coach is creating space for women

Posted on - 7th April, 2022 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Health, People, Preston News
Laura Sylvester
Laura is a women’s empowerment and confidence coach

Laura Sylvester, a women’s empowerment and confidence coach, has fought her own mental health battles and is giving back to the community by helping women live the life they desire freely without fear of judgement.

The holistic self-love and empowerment coach from Preston started her professional journey back in 2020, after a decade of battling with anorexia nervosa – an eating disorder characterised by a person feeling the pressure to keep their weight as low as possible.

After receiving therapy through the NHS, attending a masterclass, going on retreats, and having gone through the experience of a group programme involving one on one coaching sessions, Laura knew the career she had in mind was to help, guide and inspire others.

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In the beginning of her career Laura coached people for free. Since then she has acquired training as an NLP and hypnotherapy master practitioner and in timeline therapy, and is accredited in all three.

She now provides bespoke services starting from 1:1 personalised coaching sessions where the focus is on what’s going on, where you are now and where you want to be, to a VIP 12-week ’empowered woman’ programme.

Potential customers are advised to book a free discovery call to see what service would be the most effective before making a purchase as the coach emphasises not one approach fits all.

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Laura said: “If someone wanted to access one of my services but was unsure where to start, the first and best thing to do would be to jump on a complimentary clarity call with me so we can discuss the best possible options for you, but also just to have a general chat about where you are now and where you want to be, we can then tailor a package that suits you.

“It also gives us a chance to connect and feel each other’s energy; you have to be able to click with your coach and vice versa. I’m not in it for the money, I’m in it for the lives I want to help change for the better and if I think there might be a better coach out there more suited to that person, then I’m always happy to point them in that direction.”

Laura also runs a monthly four-week empowered woman programme which is her personal favourite and has proven to be a success because it focuses on a small group of individuals honing their specific future goals.

The main goal throughout is for women to take back their power and step into confidence to live their life in a way that feels fulfilling and abundant.

Laura Sylvester
Laura Sylvester

She said: “I run this course once a month for about eight women. I keep the group small so I can really home in on each woman and make sure she gets the very best out of the experience, as well as high touch support. The kind of things we cover are gaining clarity on where you are now and where you want to be, unveiling limiting beliefs, challenging them and working to overcome them.

“We take a look at your core values, dive into the meaning of self-love, we look at your future visions and lots more. It’s all about stepping back into confidence and living the life you want to be living on your terms. Free from worrying about other people’s judgements or opinions, to be able to set and have healthy boundaries and to stop doing things purely to please other people.”

Last month, the empowerment coach held her first in-person event for women to come together and connect with each other in a safe and sacred space.

Laura said: “I recently held my first ever in-person event, which was a sister circle. A sister circle may sound woo woo to some, but it’s something that’s been happening for hundreds of years. It’s a safe and sacred space where women come together to feel heard and seen, to be able to open up and discuss how they feel. The connection with others and the energy emitted is so healing on so many different levels.

“You might walk in feeling heavy, stressed, burnt out, stuck in your head, but you will leave feeling lighter, less stressed, calm at ease and at peace. The circle I held was incredible, I loved it so much, I will be holding plenty more of these throughout the year, so if you’re curious definitely come along.”

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Laura’s goals this year are to do more collaborations with others. The coach has already started thinking of starting a podcast and writing a book in the future, as the passion for delving into topics can been seen on her blog.

To expand the services available, the plan is to create a course that will be a ‘work at your own pace’ for those who may have a tight schedule and want to go through the process in their own time.

For more information, visit Laurasylvv or email

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