Holly, Picture This Books

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Working with Holly as she transitioned from running her successful storytelling club, alongside her long term copywriting biz, to being the author of a completely unique category of children’s books. Her range, picture-this books, support NACOA UK, making a difference in the lives of children living in really challenging circumstances.

Keri Jarvis is a superhuman.

I first met Keri at one of her 1-day workshops in January 2019. I can’t lie, it was weird. I spent the first couple of hours thinking I’d stepped straight into some peculiar coven. Many of the other women at the workshop already knew each other and had been mentored by Keri for months. I felt daunted, uncomfortable and totally out of place. Who were these crazily open women, why were they all talking so fervently about their desires, boasting about their talents and chirping on so merrily about their hopes for the future and the difference they were going to make?! And don’t get me started on those cringey live videos I kept seeing in my newsfeed! Who did this lot think they were?

HOWEVER, there was something about the workshop itself and the things that we unpicked in such a short space of time, that made me stick with it.

Fast forward a year, and I have completed both the 3-month Thrive program and a 3-month 1-1 Thrive & Shine with Keri.

In that time, I have written and published the first in a series of children’s books and made pivotal decision, after pivotal decision in both my business and home life. Keri has also guided and supported me through some genuinely horrible experiences. I feel more content than ever, and I am toasting one success after another.

I can’t praise Keri highly enough. She is no nonsense and hard-hitting; but her advice is always honest, fair and carefully considered. It also comes from a place of sincere kindness and empathy. I usually hate taking advice or receiving criticism (I’m working on that!), so having Keri as an impartial coach has been invaluable in every aspect of my development. When you work with Keri you enjoy a totally unique relationship that you can’t find anywhere else. It’s different to confiding in friends, colleagues, family or a partner. I can’t tell you the number of times my husband has tried to give me work advice and I’ve literally wanted to punch him in the face. And I’m not the punchy type. Working with Keri is different; she’s awesome and all that, but it’s ultimately a business transaction. With life-changing consequences.

As for those crazy ladies who I met at that very first workshop, I am very proud to say that I’m now one of them myself. If you’ve got a problem with that, take it from me, you need Keri in your life.

If you’re up for a bit of viewing, here’s a video, including short testimonials, from the first Retreat I hosted in 2019.

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