Deborah Bulcock, Health Coach
I’m proud to say I’m a Health Coach for ambitious and on-the-go people who want to overcome fatigue, stress and brain fog to live the life they desire!
After more than 20 years in the corporate world I added Nutritional Therapy and Health Coaching to my background of Business Leadership and Coaching. I have a deep interest in the connections between nutrition, health and our overall enjoyment of life. I know first-hand how challenging it can be to manage a demanding career and busy life whilst trying to make choices that support health.
The wonderful people I work with are master jugglers, pushing themselves hard to achieve in all areas of their life. Yet, despite best efforts they are finding themselves feeling less than their best. My objective is to ensure they have the opportunity to live a vibrant life – everyone deserves that.
I’m known for being caring, supportive, thorough, informative and pragmatic in my approach, ensuring that you are empowered with the knowledge and tools to make a difference, and the drive to make it happen.
If all that sounds like an approach that would work for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
I’ve always been a high achiever with loads of ambition to make the most out of life and whatever I turned my hand to. I pushed myself hard and lived life to the max in every way possible through college, university, finding my first job and excelling in my career. I worked long hours, went out plenty, loved any new experience, kept myself in shape through any fad diet going and pushing it at the gym, enjoyed fabulous holidays and weekends away.
I felt (and enjoyed) the stress, pressure and anxiety that went with living life that way. I’ve without a doubt got those perfectionist, must do well and please others tendencies that I see in so many.
The perfect storm of that lifestyle and personality happened in my early 30’s. Energy levels crashing, awake half the night, weight increasing, crash diet, weight still increasing, sugar cravings beyond belief, fluctuating mood, hormone cycle a bit erratic, and so on.
We all know burnout doesn’t happen overnight, it builds up over years and years. But if you ignore it like I did for so long, then it will hit you like the proverbial sledgehammer.
I was like a zombie. I’d peel myself off the mattress after a good talking to, drag myself to the office, then put on my smile, rev myself up and somehow pull a great day’s work out of the bag. Sheer relief as I got back in the car, went home and flopped unable to do anything else. I couldn’t wait for the weekends for very different reasons – recovery rather than pleasure.
Holidays and breaks were an absolute must – there’s just no way I could carry on without them – but again they became more about recovery and I’d sleep half the time rather than experience my surroundings.
Things had to change and ultimately I found my own way – the natural way. I tuned in to my body and mind – and really listened to them for the first time ever. I’ve never looked back!
QUALIFICATIONS & ASSOCIATIONS
BA (Hons), MA, Dip Nut CNM, mBANT, CNHC
With 2 business degrees from University I went on to spend over 20 years in the financial services industry working at Director level for a large proportion of that time.
I am also a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist (Dip Nut CNM) and am on the accredited register of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK voluntary regulator for complementary therapies.
I am a member the professional body responsible for assisting the profession achieve the highest standards of integrity, competence and professional practice – the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).