It's Not All About Me But This Bit Is!
As a Presentation Coach I help female entrepreneurs get over their fear of public speaking and transform into fabulous presenters.
I'm so passionate about this because I believe that everyone should have a voice and should use their voice to motivate, inspire and empower others.
I believe that every single one of us has the power to speak from our soul and has a fearless presenter inside, just waiting to come out and shine.
There was a time I didn't have a voice.
I was brought up in a religious sect with a strict father who dictated what I could say, when I could say it and who I could speak to. I was raised to be a wife and mother and be submissive to my husband. My father chose all my school subjects for me, in line with my future 'career': Needlework, cookery and childcare. I wasn't allowed to have an opinion or challenge anything because that meant that I would be thrown out of the religion and shunned by my friends and family.
I believed that if you had a voice and an opinion you would be alone in this world.
Well thankfully I had fire in my belly and at 16 I left home and started a new life. I learnt that it was ok to challenge and have an opinion. I found people who helped and supported me and gave me the confidence to live my life on my own terms.
I began to speak in public as part of my job and I remember the first time I had to get on stage in front of a big audience.
I was so nervous I couldn't stop shaking and my lips stuck to my teeth so I looked like I was grinning like a mad woman all the way through my presentation!
I spoke and performed on stages and travelled the world for 10 years before coming back to the UK.
After working over 20 years in corporate as a senior leader and training and mentoring over 2000 people on public speaking and presenting to camera I realised it wasn't feeding my soul and I handed in my notice, founded abigailrebecca.com and set up a business as a Presentation Coach.
As I was growing my business I realised that I’d been worried about what people thought of me all my life and that had stopped me from really being myself.
The turning point for me in my business was when I stopped worrying about what people thought and instead, focussed on helping other people.
I found my authentic voice and an incredible way of connecting with people in a way that I never had in corporate and developed my Soul Speaker System which transforms my clients in to fearless, authentic, fabulous presenters.
I trained to be a personal stylist at the London College of Fashion and also discovered EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) often known as tapping. It completely changed my life so I incorporated it in to my business after training to be a practioner.
I host my international live radio show every Tuesday at 8am PST on voiceamericaempowerment.com and often go back to my roots to present on stage as a motivational speaker.
My vision is to create a million voices. A million women standing up, owning their authentic voice and speaking their truth.
I live in Brighton, UK with my partner Kev and our 1973 VW Campervan called Flossy.