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Stop Sabotaging & Find Your Focus

A One-Day Hideaway for women,14 September, London

Find out how to achieve what you want, without feeling stuck.

Discover how to stop your goals feeling out of reach or overwhelming.

Learn how to stop procrastinating and be more focused!

Whether you’d like to get better results in your career or business, enjoy better relationships, feel more in control of your money or your health, the thing you most need right now is the inner confidence to commit to your goals and create a clear pathway to taking action.

Self-sabotaging can stop all this, but it can be fixed!

Self-sabotaging is a set of unhelpful beliefs and behaviours that we aren’t always consciously aware of, and they hold us back from achieving our goals.

Self-sabotaging can make you feel anxious and frustrated, yet it just seems to be part of who you are and how you do things.


But you can change this

As a psychologist I know – from personal and professional experience – that you can change your behaviour. With greater self-awareness and some key techniques, you can begin to make choices that will positively impact your life.

You’re in for a treat

I run the occasional LIVE face to face ‘Hideaway’ events for women. Please see below for more information on each event.

On this one-day hideaway (it’s a cross between a workshop and a retreat) you’ll try different techniques to help to kick-start your progress.

They say that my facilitation style is “approachable, warm and friendly” and that my interactive workshops are “engaging and fun”. It’s my mission to help you get out of your own way and feel ready to take the next step.


What will you get?

You’ll learn simple yet effective exercises that will help you to …

* Tune into your Inner Critic and limiting self-beliefs

* Identify your most powerful sabotages

* Break the self-sabotaging cycle

* Discover how to shift from overwhelm to calm focus

* Define what your success will look and feel like

* Design your Shortcut to Success planner


You’ll also…

* Build your resilience to anxiety

* Take home my ‘Tame Your Inner Critic Pocket Guide’ (designed by me, based on CBT)

* Try mindfulness and breathing techniques to help you reclaim your headspace

* Develop self-compassion in all aspects of your life



The price of this one-day hideaway also includes one 30 minute follow-up “Progress Call” to help keep you on track with your goals.


“I found the hideout on Eventbrite as I was actively searching for my next learning and development opportunity, and the hideout was just this. The group of women which Jess facilitated was supporting and empowering, seeing women share their stories, let out emotions and thank each other for their honesty. In the afternoon we broke into small groups and enjoyed our activities sitting on picnic blankets outside in the sunshine, which allowed further investigation of our self-sabotaging behavior and how we can overcome it. The day gave me focus and space to think objectively about my lifestyle, and awareness of how I hold myself back, which will help my future. Thank you Jess.”  

Chloe Morris

CEO , Pink Flamingo Marketingv


Just WOW, from start to finish this was an amazing experience!

The venue was exactly like it said on the tin, a peaceful gem hidden away from the daily grind and everyone meting over refreshments made the group feel relaxed. Jess was full of energy and made the day feel positive and fun.

She was so engaging and managed to create a connection between the whole group with each person speaking frankly and made to feel heard. I think Jess used a variety of great tools to help us understand our Inner Critic but cleverly showed us how to dispute it and claim back self-confidence!

The meditation was a great note to finish on and so useful, I will definitely be looking into using it on a daily basis as I felt pure serenity. By using the Teeny Tiny Steps from the workbook after getting home, I felt motivated, moving towards achieving my goals with a sense of joy!

Everyone women needs a heavenly hideaway experience!” 

Miranda Goudge


Speaker & Events

I’ve been told that I’m a natural facilitator and an engaging speaker. All I know is that I love doing both.

Recent examples include being booked as keynote speaker for the national retailer, CoOp, for their International Women’s Day celebration, 2018; Women Into Leadership, London and Manchester 2018; and #IWD2019 is also filling up.

I’ve also been invited back (my fourth year!) to speak at the annual national wellbeing event, Love Natural Love You, at Olympia London, 2019. Get your free ticket here, it’d be lovely to see you!



Key themes

There are several themes that clients ask me to speak on, as key note or for breakout sessions. However, there are a wide range of topics that I’m passionate about.

My talks have a connecting thread: helping the audience get onto a virtuous circle so they can enjoy being the most confident version of themselves, at work, in relationships and at home.

Suggest a theme

In true improv style, I’d be delighted to take a suggestion from the audience. If there is a specific topic that isn’t listed here, do let me know. If I can help, I will. If it’s not my bag, I’ll happily help you find an expert on the subject.


I facilitate face to face workshops as part of my Women Leadership Programmes, for corporate clients, and for women in my community.

My training content, see the model below, is based on evidence from psychology, neuroscience and mindful self-compassion, and my own professional and personal experience including perfoming arts techniques.


I’m in my zone when facilitating discussions, encouraging attendees to learn from each other’s experience, and sharing my own professional and personal experience.

All of my workshops are interactive and action-based. I offer real life examples (case studies, and my own epxerience) to bring theory to life, and to keep things real.

Small tweaks can lead to huge changes, and I don’t believe you have to walk on coals to unleash your true potential.


Choose your format for the workshops:

* 90-minute sessions [up to 30 attendees]

* Half-day interactive workshops [up to 15 attendees]

* Full-day interactive workshops [up to 15 attendees]

* 3.5 Day off-site development programmes [up to 15 delegates]

Radio, Podcasts & Press

When I’m not empowering others face-to-face, I’m sharing insights from my personal and professional experience on radio and podcasts.


The first time a BBC Radio producer contacted me I almost fell off my seat. But given that I’ve usually got an opinion (and hopefully, something of value) to share, it’s the perfect medium (and I secretly like the adrenalin rush that comes afterwards).


Several people have interviewed me recently on wellbeing topics.

You can listen to my interview with the lovely Sherry Bevan, on The Confident Mother Podcast on How to Tame Your Inner Critic.

Hear Nicola Semple and I over-share in this episode of The Good Life Well-Lived Podcast. We discuss How to Tame Your Inner Critic, and I don’t think I’ve laughed so much while talking about it before.

When Gemma McCrae from the Prosperity Kitchen Podcast and I talked about Low Self-Esteem, I had so much to say on the topic that she released it as a two-part episode on her podcast. Click here for Low Self-Esteem Part 1 and Low Self-Esteem Part 2.


In Print

When journalists ask for my expert opinion, it’s usually on the broad topics of being a woman, or psychology, or both. Over the years I’ve been featured in a variety of women’s magazines and business articles (e.g. Modern Woman, Woman’s Health, Boots Health & Beauty magazine, Very.co.uk, NatWest online.) and I write regaulr articles for HR Zone magazine on employee engagement, reslience, and confidence at work.


Social Media

Check out my Facebook (Jess Baker, Women’s Leadership Coach) business page for updates of events and heated debate.

Find my mini-blogs on Instagram @therealjessbaker, or catch daily bites and debates on twitter @jsgbaker  follow my #empoweryourself #tameyourinnercritic and my body-positive #elbowselfie hashtags.

Jess was really engaging and a great speaker.

She gently forced me to consider the self-doubt and lack of self-esteem that often is behind my reaction to certain situations at work.

I left the masterclass very positively enthused to swap the “imposter syndrome” inside me for a new and positive “inspiration” syndrome!

Vanna Aldin

Chief Economist & Head of Analytics, Foods Standards Agency

“The Imposter Syndrome and Managing Your Inner Critic workshop delivered by Jess Baker was thought provoking and instructive. Jess presents in such a calm and soothing manner that it creates the perfect safe environment for participants to share their inner most criticisms of themselves.

Excellent session and would thoroughly recommend this.”

Joan McGarvey

Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

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