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Our Interview with Anneleen

Anneleen is the founder and Breathing Coach at Teal Therapy, a company specialising in solution-focused collaborative and holistic therapy, tailored entirely around clients and their unique situation, goals and values. Designed to help clients realign with their centre and embrace their personal balance, drawing on a framework of breathwork, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), integrated with hypnosis and present-moment awareness.

Anneleen uses Flexi Passes at HomeWork and regularly attends our networking and masterclass events. We sat down with her to chat about her business; how it started, how it’s doing and how HomeWork has had an impact.

Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and your business? 

I’m originally from Belgium and I’ve been living in Southfields for about 25 years now with my family. In the past, I’ve had quite a few different roles in the corporate sector but I retrained a few years ago as a therapist and breathing coach.

My work now is all about scaling people up and helping them thrive in life. My belief is that your quality of life will be defined by how you respond to situations, not what happens to you. There’s so much outside of our control but we can learn to control how we respond.

People come to me who aren’t in a good place, my clients are often they’re experiencing anxiety or high stress levels. My job is to help them get back to a place of balance so they can thrive. I provide the tools to prevent people from returning to their bad place through coaching.

I offer one-to-one, group coaching sessions or workshops. For example, a series of modules on pre-resilience (proactive resilience) and well-being. Clients can choose from self-paced learning, in person or online guided sessions. I’ve created ‘Power Ups’, hour long sessions which provide all the possible hacks, around various topics.

Who is your target customer?

Individuals who want to take more responsibility for their own wellbeing, sit in the driver seat of their own life, rather than being a passenger (or in the boot, as one of my clients quipped last week!)

I also work with companies who see the value in actively investing in the wellbeing of their employees as it leads to better performance, higher job satisfaction, less absenteeism and a positive workplace culture. 

How long has your business been running?

I set the business up three and a half years ago during the pandemic. Previously, I was a self-employed head hunter. I’ve always been fascinated by the power of the mind and what makes people tick.

Teal therapy is a strong competitor in the market, combining therapy tools with contemporary science. I provide a combination of practical, hands-on and easy to remember tips, techniques and strategies. Such as a breathing technique to calm nerves ahead of a presentation, a hack to stop repetitive thoughts or a way to use your vision to calm down.

Why did you start working at HomeWork? 

When HomeWork Putney first opened I was drawn in by their fantastic coffees! I was rooting for them during the pandemic because they had only been open for 5 months. When I saw they were opening their second site in Southfields, I thought yeah that’s the way to go. 

What’s your favourite thing about HomeWork?

What’s not to like? The atmosphere is very personal, thanks to the people but also very professional. It offers all the facilities that somebody needs to function, but it also offers a big opportunity for networking.

How has HomeWork impacted you and your business?

I don’t think many people are natural networkers so I love the fact that HomeWork encourages participating in networking events. I regularly attend these events, which I’ve received so many positive connections from already. You can connect build plenty of connections and you never know what it will lead to!

I’m not a permanent member, but still feel very supported by the community. It makes such a big difference in comparison to being cooped up at home. I’ve only just started but it feels like it can only go up from here!

Are you looking to build your business, whilst using a coworking space flexibly? We offer pay as you go and flexible membership options, allowing you to build the business, grow personally, connect with others and gain clients through attending networking events.

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