Search

Life coaching gave Gidea Park mum new perspective

12:00 15 June 2014

Kim is a life coach who has changed her life around.

Kim is a life coach who has changed her life around.

Archant

Depressed and drinking anything to numb her brain, a mum-of-two knew she needed to turn her life around.

Kim with mum Melody, 67, before she turned her life aroundKim with mum Melody, 67, before she turned her life around

Kim Wymer, of Scholars Way, Gidea Park, was a “goth” who didn’t like herself or anybody else but has now managed to change her perspective on life and is mentoring others on how to do the same.

The 47-year-old told the Recorder about the lows she reached and how she conquered her demons.

“I had a drinking problem. I relied on it every day because it kept me happy,” she said. “I needed it as drinking gives you a buzz but the next day you are depressed and hungover and can’t wait for the next drink.

“I was putting it under my bed, hiding it from my children.”

Kim was trying to run her own furniture restoration business as well as holding down a job, starting at 5am every day, at Asda.

She was also divorcing her husband of 18 years and had no one to turn to.

“I was in an unhappy marriage for a long time and finally filed for divorce.

“My sister was my best friend but got the go ahead to emigrate to Australia.

“A few months later my parents decided they wanted to retire to Spain. This was when I needed my family most. I was on the edge.”

At this point she decided she needed change and the only person who could help her was herself. She started to read self-help books and came across Love Live, Live Life by life coach Sue Stone.

“That’s what got the ball rolling,” Kim said.

The book slowly taught her to think positively and to be confident. She then took a massive step forward.

“I emailed her Sue and she said she was looking for new coaches. I remember thinking how lovely it would be to be a coach.”

Kim was incredibly nervous but decided to go for it and studied with Sue to become a “positive empowerment coach” in 2012.

She trained in one of Sue’s programmes and then started to give talks.

“For me to give talks is amazing in itself. That scared the hell out of me.”

But she came on in leaps and bounds and in January set up Happy Days Coaching, her own sessions.

She teaches people to have a positive outlook and believes in return good things will come to them.

“I can give them a good positive outlook so they don’t have to go through the traumas I did,” she said.

Read more:

Hornchurch brewer tackles prostate cancer with beer

Havering’s Street Pastors: Providing a soft landing for those who party too hard

Fun that reforms young Havering offenders

Latest Romford News Stories

07:00
Doctors are urging the government to scrap diesel cars, especially in London boroughs like Havering. Picture: PA.

Almost a third of cars in the borough run on diesel and are contributing to a ‘health emergency’, according to health leaders.

Yesterday, 12:00
60-years-ago

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Cheryl Cable and Clare Kelly are walking a total of 600,000 steps in February to raise money for the Havering Association for People with Disabilities

Charity supporters have pledged to walk hundreds of miles in aid of a disabled charity close to their hearts.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Hackney Colliery Band with leader Steve Pretty in the foreground, holding a megaphone. Picture: Aidan Harris

This week, leader of the Hackney Colliery Band Steve Pretty, which performed at Queen’s Theatre this month, shares his top 10 favourite tunes.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
St Andrew's Church, Hornchurch in 1910

Prof Ged Martin reveals his theory about the 448 historical coins dug up in 1938

Friday, February 17, 2017
Some of Clockhouse Primary School's best-dressed pupils of World Book Day 2016. Picture: Sandra Rowse

Each year, hordes of Willy Wonkas, Mad Hatters, Gruffalos and Harry Potters walk the nation’s classrooms for the ultimate celebration of literature – World Book Day.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Lorraine Worrall

A mum of five who appeared on a Channel Five television programme last night has spoken out against the abuse she’s received online.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Robert Barron, 22,  is a playwright from Hornchurch.

Perhaps the greatest writer known in the English language, Shakespeare has been celebrated throughout history and his plays continue to attract a sea of adoring fans.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Are you in need of a new kitchen? Try our competition and you could win a brand new one!

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

MyOffers H&M Competition

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now