the gREAT ESCAPE

IT’S TIME TO escape YOUR 9-5 AND CREATE THE FREEDOM YOU DESIRE!

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Does this sound familiar? I want to escape my 9-5 but…

How will I earn money?

WHERE DO I EVEN BEGIN?

What if it doesn’t work? 

Do I have the right skills?

by working together you will have everything you need to:

 escape your 9-5 for good

LAND your first freelance contract

CREATE A SUSTAINABLE FREELANCE BUSINESS THAT GIVES YOU THE FREEDOM YOU DESIRE 

consistently earn more than you did in your 9-5 

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 Earn great money using your existing skills skills


CREATE A NICHE THAT SHOWS YOUR CLIENTS EXACTLY HOW YOU HELP THEM


Land your first freelance contract


set yourself up for long term freelance success

earn great money using your existing skills

land your first freelance contract


CONSIStENTLY EARN MORE THAN YOU
 DID IN YOUR 9-5


SET YOURSELF UP FOR FREELANCE SUCCESS


Your life will transform

Remaining in your inflexible, soul-sucking 9-5 


Escaping and working from anywhere in the world 


Uncertainty over what steps to take


Clarity on the exact steps to escape your 9-5 and design a freedom-based life


Living for the weekends and wishing your time away


Living life how you want to as you make the rules


Being told when and where you should work


Freedom over when and where you can work


Someone dictating how much money you should earn


Freedom to earn as much money as you like 


Imagine working from places like this 

The great escape is for you if you…

Want to leave your 9-5 but feel stuck about how to get started
Want a step-by-step roadmap that will guide you to freelance success
Are ready to invest in yourself and your future and go ALL in 
Are open to trying new tools, methods, and techniques
Have lots of questions but are struggling to find the answers
Are willing to leave your comfort zone and achieve amazing things
Are excited to roll your sleeves up and get cracking on creating your freedom

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This great escape is not for you if you…

Aren’t yet ready to fully commit to creating your freedom
Aren’t open to trying new ideas or techniques
Aren’t prepared to leave your comfort zone
Can’t prioritise the actions needed to keep you on track

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Having accountability and support along the way ensures you take consistent steps so your vision becomes your reality.

WHY WORK WITH ME

Leaving your 9-5 and taking the leap to create your life of freedom can feel overwhelming, especially without support and direction from someone who has been where you are. 

This is why we curate an escape plan whilst you are in the security of your 9-5, so we can squash those fears that are holding you back. 

Freelancing is easy! But setting up a successful and sustainable freelancing business without a plan isn’t. 

It took me SEVEN YEARS to understand how to build a profitable and sustainable freelance business. I could have saved so much time AND made so much more money in the first few years of my freelance career, had I invested in support. 

If you could break free from your 9-5 and create a business you can run from anywhere in the world, wouldn’t you have already done so?

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you will have everything you need to ESCAPE your 9-5 AND create a profitable, sustainable and flexible freelance business you can run from anywhere!

How amazing would that be?

 BUT IT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING… 

ESCAPING my 9-5 gave me so much freedom,

I had no plan and zero boundaries. The consequences:

I worked long hours for minimum wage
I didn't know how to create new opportunities to 
I was 'on the clock' all of the time
I worked on projects that did not inspire me
I felt exhausted and drained of energy
I craved freedom but didn't fully have it
I didn’t earn enough money to travel as much as I wanted to 



Which is why I infuse Coaching, Mentoring and Psychology (I’m a Chartered Psychologist too) so you:

Now I KNOW what works

Know exactly what freedom looks and feels like for you so you can create a business that reflects exactly that
Can identify what's holding you back so you can move forward with ease
Know how you'll generate income from freelancing using your existing skills
Can create a freelance niche that shows your clients exactly how you can help them
Can price your services that will give you the lifestyle you desire
Have a step-by-step networking plan so you have a consistent stream
of income

MY UNIQUE FORMULA

I infuse psychology, coaching and mentoring. Here’s why this is so powerful: 

1. Psychology

why you are being held back

Many reasons why we feel afraid to leave our 9-5 are grounded in Psychology. 

• How will I survive without a steady income? 
• What will other people think? 
• What if it doesn’t work?

We identify what's holding you back and implement simple psychology-based tools so you can move forward with ease. 

2. coaching

where you want to go

We focus on the life you want and create actions aligned with your goals.

We use these goals to create a bespoke plan so you can escape your 9-5 and create a life of freedom  

3. mentoring

how you will get there

I use my 15 years experience of freelancing guide you through the steps to create a flexible, profitable, and sustainable freelance business.

This fast tracks your freelance success as you can avoid making the mistakes that I, and so many other, freelancers made. 

Breaking free from the 9 to 5 can feel scary and overwhelming. We identify what's holding you back and implement simple tools so you can move forward with ease.  

CLARITY: Know what's stopping you from living your dream life and how to move forward

Now we have the foundations, we plan exactly how you will make money using your existing skills, so you can do work that feels exciting and fulfilling!

CLARITY: Know how you can create money from doing what you love

We create a freelancing niche that aligns with your experience, passion and skills, and describes EXACTLY how you bring value to your clients, so you attract clients who want to pay YOU for your expertise

CLARITY: Have created a super valuable niche

Pricing your services can feel overwhelming. You don’t want to go too high as you worry you won’t get clients, but you don’t want to go too low because how will you afford the lifestyle you want?! With my tried and tested method, you will feel more confident about setting your rates so you can earn the money you desire. 

CLARITY: Feel confident to price your services 

Now you have everything in place to land your first freelancing contract. And better still… I’ll teach you my method for building connections, so you have the best chance of having a consistent stream of income

ACTION: Have a step-by-step sustainability plan 

SOUND GOOD? THE NEXT STEPS ARE SUPER EASY:

Step 1

Schedule a call

This is where we get to know each other. I will learn about the life you want to create, and tell you how I can help you get there.  You can ask me any questions you like. If I feel we are a good fit, I'll let you know. I only ever work with clients I feel I can help.

Step 2

Decision 

You can go away and think about if you are ready to invest in 1:1 coaching with me - there will be zero pressure from me

Step 3

Getting started

If you decide you are ready to escape your 9-5 for good, I’ll send you an invoice and some materials to get started whilst you schedule our first session.

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1:1 COACHING PACKAGE - 3 MONTHS

Investment

1 X 90 MINUTE DEEP DIVE ZOOM CALL
5 X 60 MINUTE ZOOM CALLS
TOOLS AND WORKSHEETS to guide you through each step of your journey
UNLIMITED support between sessions* 
£1500 (3 x interest free payment plan available)

*Includes EVERYTHING you need to escape your 9-5 and create a sustainable freelance business. In between sessions, I provide unlimited support via WhatsApp, review your progress via a shared Trello board, and provide edit suggestions on your  CV, LinkedIn, Proposals, etc

GRAB YOUR SPOT

£1500 might feel like a BIG INVESTMENT.

but remember... you will have everything you need to escape your 9-5 for good AND to create your life of freedom!



Surely that is worth the cost of a new sofa?

GRAB YOUR SPOT

HOW I HAVE supported fellow freedom-seekers….

'I felt trapped in my 9-5 with no idea how I could earn money or how to escape. Then I started working with Nic. Six months later, I work when and where I want and earn more money than I did in my 9-5, whilst working fewer hours. My life is unrecognisable.'

Janet Taylor, Data Analyst

‘Nic helped me clearly define the services I offer, market myself within my niche and realise the value of my work. Working with Nic gave me confidence to increase my rates and approach and attract more clients. I am now working fewer hours for more money, feel confident in the value of my work, and finally have the freedom I desired.’

Sara Lewis, Video Editor

'Nic tool the fear out of 'going it alone' by making me feel I wasn't in fact, alone. Nic celebrated my successes, talked through my panics and cast her eyes over proposals/emails I was sending as a total newbie. She really helped me get through the first few months of being a lone ranger, while I was growing my confidence'

Jennie Blake, Wellness Practitioner

'I felt tied down by having a mortgage and a secure job from such a young age, and felt restricted. Nicola gave me the confidence that my life need not be this way. I have always wanted to be more of a free spirit and now I am.'

Nicola Garratt

frequently asked questions

I’m not sure now is the right time

If you are anything like I was, you’ll be wondering…..

• How will I pay my bills? 
• I know I don’t want to do this, but what will I do instead?
• What if it doesn’t work? 
• What will people think?
• Is it really possible!? 
• Are you waiting for that ever elusive ‘perfect moment’ to arrive before you quit your 9-5?

Maybe when you have more money saved up? Or in a few years after you’ve got that promotion, maybe things won’t be SO bad then..?

There’s no such thing as a ‘perfect moment’. They simply don’t exist. 

Our brains are programmed to keep us ‘safe’ from situations we perceive to be dangerous. This has many benefits for us, but it can also stop us from creating the life we desire.

When I quit my 9-5 in 2006, there were no guarantees it would work out. I realised that if I didn’t take a chance, I would remain in exactly the same place.

Not taking that risk would have cost me SO much more than the temporary discomfort and uncertainty of stretching beyond my comfort zone.

How would you feel if you’re still in your soul-sucking job in another 10, 20, or dare I say, 30 years?

All those years of Sunday afternoon dread!

All those years of wondering ‘what if’?

Imagine what you could achieve in that time, if you worked through your fears, left your 9-5 and lived out your wildest dreams!

I know how scary it feels when thinking of leaving your 9-5, which is exactly why I help my clients to map out an escape plan, whilst they are in the security of their 9-5.

In the wise words of Brene Brown:

“You can choose courage or you can choose comfort but you cannot choose both.”  

It starts with a decision to live with courage.

You can do this

I know I want to quit my 9-5 but have no idea what I want to do instead?

You are in safe hands! Many of my clients don’t know what they want to do when they first come to me. And that’s OK because we work it out together! That’s exactly what I am here for.

I’m not sure I can afford the investment

​​I've been there. It's like the chicken and the egg dilemma.

From my own experience, the belief that I can't afford something has less to do with the price point and a lot to do with what I believe to be a priority and what I am no longer willing to compromise on.

I’ve sometimes said no to investing in myself as I felt scared. 

But would I spend the same amount of money on a holiday, a new car, or a new sofa.

Perhaps this is the first time you've invested in YOU and that feels massively scary and daunting? 

Did you know...... The key difference between fear and excitement is the story we tell ourselves. Fear involves resistance. We imagine a future where everything goes wrong. In contrast, excitement involves an almost identical physiological state but with a different story behind it. A story that welcomes and looks forward to the future instead of dreading it. Shifting the story from seeing ’threats’ as ‘opportunities’ instead helps you move through fear and into excitement.

How can you see those 'threats' as opportunities instead? I dare you to let yourself feel excited about the prospect of being your own boss, earning the money you desire, working when and where you want, all whilst doing work you enjoy. 

I know it’s a big investment, so I have interest free payment plans available to make that stretch a little more manageable. 

If you go all in when working with me, your life has the potential to change forever. The investment is a small price to pay to be set up with freedom. 

I'm not sure i have the right experience/SKILLS

You ALREADY have the skills you need to be a freelancer!
 
Freelancing is simply a different way of working. There are freelancers in ALL industries. 
 
It’s really important to identify your skills and clearly articulate how your expertise and experience benefits your potential clients. If it isn’t clear to you, it won’t be clear to them. So let’s work together to explore the skills you have!

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME?

Yes, it is! There are people with your skills who are freelancing from a beach cafe right now. 
 
You are capable of way more than you believe right now!
 
We all have limiting beliefs that hold us back and keep us from seeing the opportunities we can create in our lives.
 
We often use the word ‘trapped’ in our job. Being trapped implies that there’s no escape. But traps are made to be escaped!
 
Escaping is a decision AND you're the only person who can make that decision. You either decide to create your life of freedom, or you decide not to. You are not trapped! But if you want to escape, you need a plan! 
 
Often we reach conclusions with zero evidence gathering or exploration. If you choose to focus on reasons why you can’t quit, you will absolutely find them. 
 
Instead, if you choose to focus on HOW you can quit, you will see opportunities all around you!

HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED TO SAVE UP TO LEAVE MY 9-5?

Do you believe you need a certain amount of savings to quit your 9-5? Does the thought of quitting leave you worried about your financial security? This is a case of the chicken and the egg. 
 
You can earn significantly more money from freelancing than in your 9-5. So the sooner you freelance, the more potential you have to earn. 
 
We carefully curate an escape plan designed specifically for you together whilst you are in the security of your 9-5, which really helps to squash any feelings of financial insecurity!

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