Sophie Le Brozec- has helped women launch new careers, save marriages and taught them self-love!

Sophie Le Brozec- has helped women launch new careers, save marriages and leave dead-end relationships, given them support, and taught them self-love!

 

In this blog, we speak with Sophie Le Brozec, Entrepreneur, Life Mentor, Author, Teacher and Online Trainer. Sophie has never let anything hold her back in her mission to help women be happy through her book “How to be happy (no matter what sh!t life throws at you!)” and her life mentoring programme- Life Reboot Camp!

 

Sophie talks about a typical day-in-the-life and what she has learnt through her many different jobs, her inspiration, and what she would tell her 16-year-old self…

 

Can you tell us a bit about you and your career:

My husband jokes that I have done every job except prostitution. It’s not true but I have had a whole lot of different roles.

 

I did a degree in French and Spanish at university in the UK, then moved to Nice, France when I graduated. I went there for one last blow-out summer before entering into adulthood. I had a 3-month return ticket. I moved back to the UK 12 years later.

 

In my time in France, I worked as a trilingual secretary, an English teacher (teaching English as a foreign language, mostly to adults), a bilingual PA, a global PR manager, I ran my own luxury travel agency and finally worked in marketing and teaching English to kids.

 

When I moved back to the UK I got a job working as an Account Director in a digital marketing agency in London, working with companies like ITV, TNT and Virgin Atlantic.

 

After having my second baby I decided I wanted some time with my kids, but I didn’t want to be a stay at home mum. I chose to retrain as a childminder, and whilst doing this role I also worked as a blogger on my parenting blog and a food blog with my husband. At the same time, I wrote a bilingual children’s book and started working on online courses for French-speakers wanting to learn English, and English-speakers wanting to learn French.

 

In 2015, my husband and I decided to leave everything we knew and loved in London, take our two young daughters, and move to the total unknown of Mauritius.

 

Here I launched Life Reboot Camp, my online programme and community for global women who want more or better out of life. LRC started in February 2018 and now has members from 5 continents, 8 countries and 9 nationalities.

 

It has helped women launch new careers, save marriages and leave dead-end relationships, it has given women support, and taught them self-love.

 

In 2019 I wrote a part-memoir, part personal-development book called “How to be happy (no matter what sh!t life throws at you!)”.

 

A typical day in your career:

My life and my work massively overlap, so I might have a beach day on a Wednesday, but be helping a client on a Saturday night. I am very strict about balance and downtime, but I am not strict about what those hours look like.

 

I recently had a family day out at a water park here in Mauritius. I worked for 2 hours before we went, then ignored my work, phone and computer for the rest of the day. Then to make up for some of that I worked until 7.30 pm (it’s rare for me to work after 6 or 7 pm).

 

But a typical day is something like this – check-in with my Facebook groups first of all. I have three of them – a free one called Happy Women Worldwide, which is for women who want a place to be uplifted, laugh, have fun and also share when things aren’t going well. My main group for the members of my Life Reboot Camp and a smaller group for those who have opted for my Life Reboot Camp VIP Club.

 

I’ll see if I have any urgent emails I need to deal with. Then I’ll share some content on my LinkedIn profile and in my free Facebook group. Currently, this is the only social media work I do as I hate the addiction and negativity of social media.

 

Then I have 1 solid hour of doing what I call “the big stuff”. I wrote my whole book in 1-hour chunks every day, and I get tons done by switching everything off and concentrating on one thing for one hour.

 

This big stuff could be writing my book, recording my audiobook, preparing for a launch, writing content or blog posts, or anything else that I need to do and not be disturbed for. I usually do about 1 hour of engaging with others on LinkedIn and in a few Facebook groups that I’m a member of. Then I’m done for the day.

 

In general, I do about 4 hours of work a day, and that suits me perfectly. My daughters are still youngish and I want to be there for them PLUS have time for me too.

 

What made you choose this career/industry?

I kind of fell into it. I was always the person that friends came to for advice. Then as a PA and English teacher, I found people confiding in me and asking for help. My parenting blog naturally morphed into life mentoring and I realised I had found my passion. This was the one thing I could do day in, day out, even if I wasn’t getting paid, as I love it so much.

 

How did you get to where you are now and did you face any challenges along the way?

After 5 years of my parenting blog, I decided to retire it and to launch a whole new website – www.SophieLeBrozec.com – at that stage,

I didn’t know what product or service I was going to sell, I just knew I wanted to help women be happier.

 

Just under a year later the whole idea and content for Life Reboot Camp came to me after a walk in nature and a few weeks of being switched off from the online world – I couldn’t type fast enough to get it all down!

 

I announced the launch and had so much work to do to be ready that I got repetitive strain injury from using my computer mouse that I had to stop working for a few days.

 

My plan had been to script all my course videos and read from a prompter, but with a damaged hand I didn’t have the time to do this. So I had to find a compromise.

I knew what I wanted to talk about, so I had my computer screen behind my phone (which served as my video camera), and I put bullet points on it for each video to make sure I stayed on track. Funnily enough, my clients all tell me how much they love my videos as they are so natural!

 

What is an important initiative that you feel passionate about in your role?

I am passionate about helping disadvantaged women as well as girls to get a life they love. The “lite” version of my Life Reboot Camp is given out free to women prisoners in a prison in the UK. I am talking to various organisations in the UK about mentoring girls and I offer free spaces on my Life Reboot Camp for women in need. For example, women trying to leave abusive or damaging relationships.

 

I also fully believe in giving back so every month I donate 10% of my business income to diverse charities (animals, poverty, health amongst others).

 

What do you think gave you the drive and determination to succeed?

I have always wanted to make the world a better place – as a teen, I told my mum I wanted to be the next female Prime Minister to do this. I quickly realised that politics wasn’t my thing, but now I get to achieve my goal, my way.

 

What’s great about being a female in your role?

I get to be an incredible female role model to my daughters and to other women, young and old.

 

What is your biggest achievement in life?

Writing and publishing a book that helps women across the world.

 

What is the biggest lesson that you’ve learnt along the way?

Hurt people hurt people.

 

If someone is trying to hurt you or is saying harmful things about you it’s because they are hurting, and it’s more to do with them than you.

 

So the best thing you can do is understand where they are coming from and forgive them (you can do this without seeing or talking to them).

 

Have you ever felt that your gender has brought unnecessary challenges to your career?

I have always gone for whatever appeals to me in my career and believed I could get it.

 

Outside your work, what are your favourite hobbies and pastimes?

Reading and walking in nature. In 2014 I realised that my passion for reading had taken a back seat to my addiction to social media, so I set myself the challenge to read 52 books that year, which I succeeded in doing. Since then I’ve read on average 50 books a year (at the time of writing this it’s mid-December and I’ve just finished Book 53 for 2019) and I LOVE this so much.

 

What three tips would you give to young females starting their careers?

Only take advice from someone who has done what you want to do.

Teachers and parents have their own agenda but it’s your life, so take their advice/input with a pinch of salt.

 

Listen to your gut/instinct/intuition – you are your own best teacher and guide. Trust yourself.

 

What is the best bit of advice that you have ever been given?

Live your life every day like it’s your last day.

 

Can you talk about one woman who has impacted your life?

Aaaarrrgggghhhhh!! Just one?? If I had to choose one it would be Glennon Doyle. She is so honest and open, in the hope it will help others. She never pretends she’s got it all together but shares what works for her. She fights daily for those suffering in the world, especially with regards to guns in the US and those who are persecuted for their sexual orientation or race. Her books inspired me to be totally honest when I wrote my book.

 

What are your key motivators?

I want to make 1 million women happy through my work (paid and free), with the knock-on effect of making everyone around them happy too. It’s a big goal but for me, it feels so worth it, in a world that often feels like doom and gloom, how amazing would it be to make so many people happy?

 

What would you say to your 16-year-old self?

You can do ANYTHING! And don’t let anyone else tell you or make you feel differently.

 

 

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