Hey, I'm Keri Jarvis
I’m an intersectional feminist, a socialist activist, a certified Self Belief Coach, A Mastermind Host, and a Speaker.
You might know me as someone who dicks about on instagram a fair bit, spouting feminist propaganda. You might nod and lol along to my stuff without really knowing much more about me.
Maybe you like my reels and memes because WE NEED SOME LIGHTNESS.
But. Whilst I am THRILLED to entertain and educate anyone who likes it over there, the deep work happens more intimately. So you can get to know me, how I operate, and how I have come to do this kinda work here…
I left my career in Retail Management and retrained when I had a baby in 2013, swapping sprouts and knickers for hypnobirthing courses, and teams of hundreds of people for me, myself and I.
I founded and developed Do It Like A Mother, (a company I sold in Feb 2020), combining my skillset from my former career with what I was learning as I went along, which was A LOT.
Over 100 women have been through my group programmes Thrive Like A Mother, and Audacity: The Expansion, since I began mentoring, coaching and consulting for other small biz owners back in 2017.
In 2020 I began training with Sas Petherick’s Self Belief Coaching Academy, which has deepened my coaching style, and left me absolutely confident I’m operating in a trauma informed way. I am certified in this ICF CCE accredited programme.
Since consciously uncoupling from DILAM, and throughout these most bizarre times, I’ve been reflecting on who I am without it, and and the contribution I want to make to the lives of my clients. You can read about what some of those clients have to say here.
It is so important to me that my business is always shifting into alignment with my ever evolving world view. I am committed to ongoing learning as an Intersectional Feminist. I am in regular therapy, to ensure I am not at risk of getting entangled with my clients (also just because I deserve it babes, everyone does), and I work with a 1:1 Supervisor, as well as the group supervision I can access via my training school.
I am committed to seeking regular feedback from my clients, and to acting upon it swiftly and wholeheartedly where appropriate. I don’t believe anyone can guarantee a totally safe space for everyone, but I hold spaces where the client will always experience my unconditional positive regard, and where social justice issues and their undeniable impact on our individual experiences are acknowledged and included.
Babes, I’ve made a good living from my biz over these past 8 years. I’m not gonna start with the CONSISTENT £Xk MONTHS’ chat, because I haven’t done anything consistently through the Rona era. And honestly- if someone came round asking to be your new window cleaner would you be like BUT HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU MAKE? We have become oddly accepting of the idea that we can only learn from or benefit from the skillsets of people earning more than we are.
What I can tell you about my story is that over the years, I’ve been able to…
- build and engage audiences
- develop meaningful relationships with potential clients
- earn money that’s made an enormous difference to our lifestyle as a family, and freed up some of my time and energy to be active on the issues I care about
- connect with people who have enriched my life and biz
- be told, repeatedly, that people have changed their world view significantly because of my influence (paying clients AND free community members)
- see the ripple effect of this in action- this one is glorious, pass it on, pass it on
- FEEL SEEN AND HEARD
Babes, let’s talk about that last one- because you and I both know that women who admit and demonstrate that they enjoy this kinda thing- being the centre of attention- are mocked, demonised, humiliated, and the rest, as described above.
And yet, it’s a basic human need to be witnessed and valued for your contribution. I want my contribution to come, at least in part, in the form of my ideas, and the way I express them. I refuse to be valued only as a source of unpaid childcare and household drudgery, or other activities that contribute to economic growth.
I have a lot of thoughts. I have a lot to say. And I’m sure you do too.
I’m also a mother of 2 boys (commonly referred to as the pigs/ piggies/ piglets), a Northerner (Yorkshire. Ok Doncaster), living by the sea in Essex, and a full time feminist killjoy.
I fucking love to read. Just finished ‘How To Kill Your Family’, which had one of the best endings ever, and served to amuse/ irritate/ concern my nearest and dearest milling around me as I turned the pages.
Deep down, I’m instagram basic babes. I started growing veg last year. I painted my bannister pink. My house plants are very important to me. I just discovered a skincare routine in 2021. I’m predictably plant based. Etc, etc. You get it.
You will not like working with me if: You vote Tory. You are after a one size fits all, easy to follow system. You want to go straight to solutions without really understanding the problem. You don’t like swearing. You don’t like GIFs.
Want To Find Out More?
I’m happy to chat to you about how we may be able to work together and whether we’re the right fit. Just email me firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a DM on insta babes.