Hi, I am Chloe, welcome to One Way Journey!
On the 18th of October 2016, I was sat at London City airport at 5 o'clock in the morning, trying not to throw up as I repeatedly told myself this was a good idea. I had quit my job, sold my flat and car and now all I owned was the gigantic suitcase that I dragged along behind me. I was doing it. I was on my own and I had no idea what was going to happen, but for the first time in a long time, I felt liberated and excited.
After a series of unfortunate events, I had found myself in a low and dark place. I felt unfulfilled, lonely, stagnant and without a purpose. I needed to get as far away from my life as I possibly could and figure out who I was and what I wanted. The original plan was to spend 6 months in Panama, I was going to write a book that I had started years before but never finished and beyond that, no idea. Why Panama? I saw it on season 3 of Prison Break and I thought, that looks cool.
However, the universe had a different plan for me and by this point, I had completely let go. I had told myself that I was dropping all expectations, because quite frankly, my pre-planned life hadn’t panned out the way I’d hoped at all, so now I was handing the wheel over to something else and I am so happy that I did, because I actually spent 6 months backpacking through Central America.
I ditched the suitcase and multiple pairs of shoes *sob, and brought myself a backpack and during those six months, I visited Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico and Colombia.
I learnt to surf, scuba dive, (I cruised along with a hawksbill turtle and instantly my appreciation for this incredible planet just exploded), I hiked up a volcano and boarded down it. I spent weeks at a time on beaches. Beach parties, sunsets, sunbathing. I saw incredible places and made life-changing friendships. I swam with a whale shark, it was massive, he was called Big Tom, a local legend. I swam with wild dolphins and released baby turtles into the sea and above all else, I got to know who I was, without all my conditioning. I got to seriously think about what I wanted to achieve with my life and the impact I wanted to have on the world.
That was the start of my One Way Journey.
Why should you work with a Travel Coach?
A Life Coach is someone who helps you to identify your goals and develop an actionable plan to achieve them. They challenge the way you think, whilst allowing you the space to find your own answers.
A Travel Coach is all that, but with the added bonus of being an experienced traveller with knowledge of the travel and tourism industry.
We are not consultants or agents. We don't sell you a holiday or give you an itinerary, instead, we help you to find the best places and create your own dream experiences, build confidence and offer support.
A Travel Coach exists to empower any individual who has a passion for travel, whether that be a person working in the travel and tourism industry, or someone who has had a lifelong dream to see the world!
As a qualified Life Coach working with individuals who were looking to make changes in their lives in order to achieve a sense of fulfilment and direction in life, I wondered how I could alchemise my coaching skills with my passion for travel.
We are constantly changing. With new ideas, come new ways of living and I find this fascinating and truly wonderful! We are creators of our lives and we create through imagination and desire.
What are the benefits of travel?
Travel acts as a way to develop better cognitive and emotional skills, improving communication both with yourself and others. It helps to cope with various mental and emotional challenges.
It leaves you with a deep feeling of admiration for the planet, other people, animals and for yourself. This level of respect gained throughout your journey ultimately leads to you wanting to actively make the world a better place for everyone.
The Power of Now
Your perception of life changes. The way you see yourself in this world and your ability to handle difficult situations improves. You become fully conscious and present in the Now.
Create and Design
Travellers have the ability to think and plan for the future with imagination and wisdom. They are able to create and build new ways of living for both themselves and others. Travel breeds inspiration and creativity.
Learning and Growing
Travelling is an enlightening experience. You gain skills and knowledge that enable you to grow and thrive in the life that you want. You understand cultures and languages, people skills and so much more.
You will inevitably experience things, meet people who and learn about ways of living that show you the true meaning of unconditional love. Travel helps you to fall in love with people, locations, experiences, our oceans, animals and everything else this incredible world has to offer.
I wanted to break out of the procrastination routine. Chloe genuinely took an interest in helping me to create some change, keeping me accountable, motivating and even the positive comments and reinforcements came into play to help that change. She remembered everything we discussed the previous week and then she would follow up on it and then we would make new plans, with specifics. Getting the meditations from this program and actually trying them has made a believer out of me and I will continue with them because I can see what it does. Sometimes you have to go to the place you least expect to find that change.
- E Henry
I'd been feeling for quite a while that I needed a bit of help to focus lots of different thoughts I was having on the future direction of my life, when I found Chloe to help me with some life coaching. She really helped to tease out all the different thoughts I'd been having and through some good questioning helped me to form them into a coherent plan. We broke it down into weekly actions and having someone to be accountable to really helped keep me on track. I'd recommend Chloe whole heartedly.
- J Walsh
It was a pleasure working with Chloe! I was stuck in a rut and in 4 sessions, Chloe helped me get re-energized about my life and my future. We set small attainable goals each week that made me feel inspired and it was really nice to have her check-in and hold me accountable. It's hard for me to open up about my emotions, but I felt very comfortable sharing with Chloe without feeling any judgment. And lastly, she helped me set daily healthy habits that I still incorporate into my life after our sessions. I would highly recommend Chloe with your journey!