Hi, I’m Puja, I've been a rebel and a change-maker my entire life. It hasn't been an easy ride!

I was always trying to fit in and it never felt right. I couldn’t ‘play the game.’ I'd rebel and I got rejected for it. My family would be disappointed. Friends would leave, relationships wouldn’t stick and I left jobs so that I could try to fit in somewhere else. I acted like none of it mattered to me. I put on a façade to protect myself from being judged. 

I played small to keep myself safe from judgement. I would sabotage anything that could be too successful. I did this by achieving the milestones everyone expected of me. I worked in Marketing and my passion was infectious but also my demise.

About Puja K McClymont

my story

After achieving the milestones, I had a breakdown. I burnt out. I couldn’t do it anymore. So I escaped my life and went away to rebuild myself. When I came back, I explored my passions, I sold jam in farmer’s markets, I worked in wellness, I explored spirituality, I worked in travel but none of it was right. I was still trying to please everyone else.

I’ve been a coach all my life. I’ve been curious about the world and I love to learn. I love trying new things and I’ve always loved supporting other people to do great things. I married outside of my race, I got pregnant out of wedlock, I was made redundant while on mat leave, I lost friendships, I changed career and I’ve had a few businesses.

I know what it’s like to feel the pressure of expectations, to want to be yourself and the challenge it is to be who everyone wants you to be and shy away from all the amazing things that make you great.

So when people see my magic, I get scared because I feel like it’s not enough. I know what it's like to be bold and outspoken, to have a difference of opinion to the status quo. I don’t like who I am when I hold myself back.

I know what it's like to give so much and get burnt in the process and I know how hard it can be to accept help. I know how challenging it can be to pursue your own goals and dreams and how lonely it feels in your journey.

I come from a family who ‘played it safe’ and never pursued their true desires. I’ve gone against the grain my whole life, it’s who I am. I am a change-maker.

"Maybe it's not about becoming anything. Maybe it's about unbecoming everything you have been so that you can be who you were meant to be in the first place."
Anon

Let's talk

If you are an aspiring change-maker- whatever that means to you - if you’re driven and want to make the most impact with your life, but be anchored and resilient whilst you do it, we should have a conversation.

And if you've been a change-maker for a long time, but you're ready to up-level, then we should talk, because I know what it means to be a change-maker from the inside out, and I know the stress and doubt that comes with playing at that level.

Life has been great but it has also really tested me. I never fully showed up for fear of being judged, intimidating or challenging. What I’m learning in claiming who I am is that when I show up fully, I get to achieve my dreams. I’m constantly learning and I’m not afraid to shine my light anymore and if that’s you, you and I should have a conversation.

Now I'm a coach.

WORK WITH ME

I am a Member of the Association of Coaching.

• BA (hons) Marketing & Business Law
• CPCAB Therapeutic Counselling
• NLP Life Skills
• BSC Wellbeing Coaching with CBT
• ICF Transformative Coaching
• Dip Positive Psychology
• Reiki & Meditation Practitioner
Principles of Ayurveda
 

My professional background is in Marketing with over 20 years in the Hospitality, Travel & Wellness industries. In my coaching practice, I use a combination of therapies to help clients achieve their goals for life coaching.

The road to coaching began in 2012, and I am qualified in the following:

Qualifications