The inspiration to change comes in many forms. For some, it’s a tragedy in the family, for others it’s the desire to earn more money, or create a better lifestyle. And then, for some, it’s the simple act of looking in a mirror and realising you simply aren’t living the life you’re supposed to be living.
Well, that’s where our next Expert under our ever brightening Spotlight comes in. Meet the wonderful…
Gina is a woman who knows what she wants and is willing to do just about anything to make that happen. That’s why we’ve named her the Belly Fire Expert, and that’s why she was the recipient of this year’s Public Speaker of the Year Award!
Gina Battye’s story began at the age of 22, when she looked in the mirror and simply didn’t like what she saw. So, she challenged herself to change that, and change that she did. She found her belly fire.
Thanks to the self-transformation tricks and strategies she picked up along the way of her own transformation, she has now managed to create a successful professional transformation coaching business, and is now widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading public speakers, and has reached “Bestselling Author” status.
Not too shabby eh?
But what is Gina Battye’s story? We caught up with Gina several months after her win to find out where was, where she is now and – most importantly – where she’s going in the future. Read on for our exclusive interview with Gina Battye… the Belly Fire Expert!
How did you feel when you won the Speaker of the Year Award?
I felt so excited that all my efforts had been recognised. It was a very exciting moment for me, my family and my team.
Has the win had an effect on your business?
Naturally. Receiving an award is a powerful thing.
I have been described in the press as one of the world’s hottest rising stars – and Britain’s equivalent to Oprah Winfrey.
I am now renowned for my work as a Personal Mastery coach, best-selling author and inspirational guru, and am one of the UK’s leading public speakers.
Where did all of it begin? Can you give me a brief overview of your journey?
From a very early age, I discovered an intuitive flair to initiate a powerful shift deep within. One that will reconnect you to your meaning, energy and passion.
At the age of 22, I put this to the test on myself. The ultimate test!
I saw my size 16 reflection in the mirror for the very first time. Being only 5ft tall to be a size 16 was not good on my health.
I was eventually diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and told I would need to be on medication to manage my symptoms. This was not the news I wanted to hear. I decided to learn everything I could to manage my symptoms (without medication).
My awakening gave me the kick I needed to change my thinking, my diet, my lifestyle and my approach to life. As a result, I am now totally symptom free and a SIZE 6.
I not only mastered my health – I had achieved personal mastery. I had changed my conscious thoughts, my subconscious thought patterns, behaviours and beliefs. I had taken back control to lead my life and master my potential.
Who has been the biggest influence on you?
My partner. She has transformed the way I live and work. She was my support through my health and lifestyle changes and continuingly supports me through my personal mastery goals.
I realised that there are 4 core areas to Personal Mastery.
- The foundations – food, stress management and work-life balance
- The way you think – your mindset
- Spiritual growth
- Leading your life
These are the 4 areas I focused on to achieve my own powerful shift deep within. As a result I have transformed my life, relationships and the way I show up in the world.
What makes you and your service different?
I re-ignite the fire in professional’s bellies.
I believe everyone has something they are meant to fulfil in their life and that you are just 1 spark away from lifelong success.
How I do that is I initiate a powerful shift deep within – to reconnect to your meaning, energy and passion and I help you make sense of the complex things between you and your success.
Together we create a blueprint to change those behaviours and habits that have been holding you back.
I’m a personal mastery coach, speaker and author and it’s my passion to lead you to ignite your fire.
What have your biggest challenges been?
Other people’s perceptions. I have a big goal, a vision for what I want to achieve in my life and business.
Often I hear from others that my vision is a dream – something that I can’t achieve.
I have a deep knowing that my work will make a difference to many people around the world and that I am here to re-ignite the fire in your belly. That is what keeps me focused.
Did you ever feel like throwing the towel in and if so, what made you continue?
Never. I am focused on achieving my vision. I have a strong team of people around me that support me, nurture me and guide me to achieve this. With their support and belief in me, I don’t ever feel like throwing in the towel.
What do you think your clients value most about what you offer?
- The powerful shift deep within that they experience – to live their life with meaning, energy and passion.
- Changing their core behaviours and habits for life
- The toolkit they develop to keep them on track and ensure lifelong success
- The vision/roadmap for their future that they create
- The support network of like-minded, positive people they have around them
We live 5% of our daily life through our conscious mind. The other 95% we live through the subconscious mind.
Those who work with individuals on personal development and personal mastery only change the 5% of conscious thought. They don’t delve into the subconscious mind.
I work with people to not just change the 5% of conscious thought but to reprogramme the subconscious 95%. That is where the transformations and magic happens.
I love seeing my clients eyes opened and their whole being shifted as they realise their full potential. It is so great to watch the impact this has on them and their family.
What new and exciting plans do you have for this year?
I am speaking internationally on Personal Mastery and sharing the stage with big name speakers in the personal development world.
I am hosting a Personal Mastery Summit where I will be interviewing Joe Vitale, Sharon Lechter, Olympic Gold Medalists, World-Record Holders and many more. Keep your eyes peeled for details of this on my Facebook page.
I am writing my 2nd book, the follow up from my best-selling book, How to Beat The Biscuit Tin Blues and I’m in discussions with international publishing houses.
I am also writing articles for magazines – from Australia to the US.
And finally I am rolling out two programmes. The first is an online personal mastery course where you will identify what is holding you back from being the best you can be. The second is a 6 month deep dive into personal mastery where you will learn strategies and tools to be the best you can be.
The aim of these 2 programmes is to make sense of the complex things between you and your success and to initiate that powerful shift deep within.
Can you give us one tip for standing out from the crowd as a coach?
Give all you have to your clients. Don’t hold back anything from them. Let it be your mission to serve, to give, to guide them and to help them in any way you can.
Give your best content, share how you got to where you are.
Look at the great leaders of today – Steve Jobs, Richard Branson.
They didn’t hold back. They gave everything.
And in the process they achieved personal mastery and business success. They are world-class in their field.
APCTC members like to aspire to those that are considered experts in their field. Can you share how well you’re doing in terms of:
Client feedback and emotional rewards
The feedback I get always demonstrates that I give and serve. I have been described as ‘the catalyst for personal mastery and Britain’s equivalent to Oprah Winfrey’. It is overwhelming positive. I work with every client until they achieve their goal. No exceptions. Transformations are my speciality.
The shift that comes whilst working with me is so powerful and transformative for them.
Monetary success and business growth
I have doubled my turnover since last year and I am on target to double it this year too.
Your work-life balance
Work-life balance is incredibly important to me. I schedule in time to meditate, exercise, vision, learn and spend time with family and friends. I feel so grounded and centred as a result of this.
Do you have a final message for anyone who aspires to you?
Don’t aspire to be me. Aspire to be you. My vision will be very different to your vision. Get clear, know what it is you want to achieve and focus on your 1-3 core skills. Don’t over complicate your business or life by having the scatter gun approach. Focus on what you are good at.
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