Are you ready to find your formula to thrive™?
Are you stressed, anxious and running on empty?
Are you a bit of a perfectionist and often tell yourself off for not being fast enough, organised enough or smart enough?
Do you struggle to say no, even if you don’t actually have the time or inclination to help?
Do you worry about what people think of you?
Do you wish you could be more confident and just get over it but don’t know how?
Do you feel stuck like this and don’t know how to change it?
Yes? Then I can help you.
Meet your coach
Hello, I'm Radha
My vision is that no midwife has to choose between her emotional health and her career
"Despite just qualifying I couldn't even see myself being a midwife. I wasn't happy. I was numb...
Shaunie, Junior Midwife
Being a midwife at this time is probably the biggest challenge of our careers.
We’re in the aftermath of a global pandemic but the babies keep on coming. The complexity of the care we’re expected to give alongside short staffing seems like a ticking time bomb. We’re just not properly equipped to keep all these plates spinning and still maintain our sanity.
Putting your hands up and saying that enough is enough is not a sign of weakness. It doesn’t mean that you’re broken or not resilient enough. It means that you’re taking responsibility to ensure you can function effectively as a midwife, a family member and as a human being.
Work with me one on one
Emotional Health Mastery for Midwives
My 8 session 1:1 coaching programme will help you learn to thrive in a system which many are currently struggling to survive in.
For an hour a week over over 8-10 weeks I walk your journey with you, enabling and supporting you to take control of your life and encourage you to take measurable and achievable action to help steer you toward your dreams. You’ve come too far to only come this far. I give you the key but I don’t unlock the door for you. I help you to see you are brave enough and deserve to do that for yourself.
Every session you will learn something new and be able to apply it to your life and midwifery practice. This is not something that you can fail at. If you commit to the process you WILL see the results.
One of the main reasons midwives choose me to help them is because I’m a midwife too. I understand the external pressures of working in an overstretched system and I also understand some of the internal pressures they’re facing.
However, this process isn’t just about midwifery, it’s about making positive changes that will help you in all areas of your life.
Struggling to sparkling
"I just didn’t have the confidence before I started this process with Radha."
“This is programme of emotional growth and mindset changing. Making your negative self beliefs into more positive self beliefs to improve your emotional resilience, to stop yourself from burning out and to stop yourself from becoming overwhelmed.”
Anxious to awesome
"I've suffered with anxiety for 15 years and this process has completely changed my life."
“I just couldn’t see how I could move past my anxiety, it was too consuming. I can say now that I don’t suffer with anxiety any more. It’s only been eight weeks, but I can confidently say that it has changed every aspect of my life- my personal life, my career, my studies. I feel like a different person. I feel excited and its just the best feeling.”
How it all began
I had been a midwife for 3 years when I found out I was pregnant in 2016, so I felt fully prepared for birth and motherhood (or so I thought). Unfortunately, my birth experience resulted in crippling postnatal anxiety and PTDS. This impacted me massively on a personal level and made my return to work when my son was 10 months old incredibly challenging.
Outwardly I was talking the talk and walking the walk (my background in performing arts served me well here!) but inwardly I was anxious, triggered on an almost daily basis and could not get away from the things which were triggering me the most – pregnancy and giving birth! I felt like a fraud.
It took me 18 months to realise that my feelings were not going away. It was quite a journey, but I am proof that there is a way to rediscover your passion, inner resilience and sky rocket your self-esteem.
In spring 2020 whilst the world was in lockdown due to covid-19 I found my true emotional freedom! Qualifying as a certified emotional health coach and developing my 8 week coaching programme released me from so many negative beliefs, thinking styles and habits which were keeping me stuck in the past and preventing me from being the mother, Midwife and woman I wanted to be.
I’ve worked in a variety of maternity settings over the last decade, striving to support women and birthing people and midwives to reach their potential and fulfil their dreams. After seeing it from both sides – being the new mother and the midwife trying to keep it all together, despite overwhelming emotional health issues, I am honoured I get to illuminate the way for others to experience their very own life changing transformation.
We're a Good Fit If...
You’re ready for radical self acceptance
Developing self compassion and a balanced view of yourself will banish imposter syndrome, perfectionism and self doubt.
You're ready to embrace your future and own your successes
Know that you are in control of steering your life in the right direction and celebrating all your wins along the way!
You're ready to find the joy in your life again
Overcoming anxiety, reducing stress and overwhelm will allow you to grab life’s opportunities with both hands and look forward to your future.
Work with me
Midwives are often in a difficult position of needing to provide excellent care while struggling themselves. But with the right tools, they can maintain their emotional health and tackle these challenges effectively – Radha Wilson Jeffries has been doing just that as an internationally recognized midwifery coach and mentor. Her work with midwives and students ranges from anxiety resolution through self-empowerment all the way up into inspiring transformational change management and positive leadership.