Hello my Misfit friend, I’m Ebonie Allard – The Entrepreneur Enabler.

Mindset and Resilience Coach-slash-Priestess!

Certified Coach. Creator of the Misfit to Maven Way and the Value Filter™ system. Misfit turned Maven. Adventurer of life. Author. Priestess. Sister. Friend. . .

I help creative freelancers, business owners and misfits like you to simplify their lives, and eliminate guilt allowing you to live your greatest potential and be bolder, freer and happier now!

I know that you crave work that's fulfilling, connected authentic intimate relationships, time for yourself to connect to who you really are and time to explore and indulge your creativity. I help people like you to:

  • Accelerate Adventure; building purposeful, fun, fulfilled and rewarding work & lives.
  • Create Connection; creating a sense of real belonging, leading to awesome authentic relationships both with yourselves and with others.
  • Magnetize money; in a way that feels good and is in line with your values.

It is my mission to help you live a fully rounded three dimensional, successful and self governed life.  At my core I believe that it is your responsibility to shine, to bring your gifts to the world, and to encourage others to do the same.

What qualifies me to do this? How the hell do I help?

Well, I've lived it. I've been a freelancer, business owner & entrepreneur. I've had awesome successes and fantastic failures and I've learned from them all.   My intuition combined with practical wisdom and no nonsense straight shooting, say-it-as-I-see-it talk, enables me to inspire and empower you to live a life of freedom and abundance.

  • I’m a fan of weirdos, your uniqueness fascinates me!
  • I’m practical, pragmatic, realistic and honest. I will cheerlead AND challenge you.
  • Before I was seven years old I had lived in a house truck, on a commune, in France, in New Zealand, in Ireland, and several homes in England. I had been bathed in a sink, had a pet goose called Lucy.
  • I absolutely love social media and interacting with you, don’t be shy, come say hi!
  • I am creative and solutions focused, I work fast and deep and notice the little things - maybe it's my TV / Film background
  • I’m a certified Personal Performance and Business Coach, as well as a self taught Personal Development Junkie.
  • I am a tattoo collector and yes I will probably get more! (I still don't think of myself as heavily tattooed, even after my knuckles)
  • I believe your life and your business should be rewarding & fun, not just a means to an end.
  • I am hugely passionate about empowering you to be confident, bold, authentic, wild and true! I want you to have a three dimensional, fulfilling life you are proud of!

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The Detailed Version

(I know some of you want every bit of info - you might want to read my book.)

Before I was seven years old I had lived in a house truck, on a commune, in France, in New Zealand, in Ireland, and several homes in England. I had been bathed in a sink, had a pet goose called Lucy, and I think it would be fair to say that my parents gifted me with a curiosity for the world.

My family moved to Brighton, Sussex, UK when I was seven and it has been my home on and off ever since. Even when I live somewhere else, Brighton is always my ‘home’. I made the move to London in 1998 and in 2001 I graduated with BA Hons in Theatre Practice and Scenic Art from the Central School of Speech and Drama.

I went on to have a successful and (eventually) well paid career as a Freelance TV & Film Production Buyer, Stylist, and Project / Event Manager. I worked hard and played harder. I suffered from burn out at the end of every job. I had money, and so I would take myself off to Thailand and engulf myself in fasting and raw food, or Egypt for a yoga retreat.

My life was a roller coaster of working til I collapsed and then ‘retreating’ around the world. In July 2009, I had my first pangs of “Is this it?!” I wasn’t satisfied, there was a huge void in my life, I felt empty and in the midst of the impending recession I set up My Girl Friday Ltd, providing Freelance Personal and Virtual Assistance to Creative Businesses & Private Individuals in the UK and across the globe.

We were forerunners in the VA sphere and early adapters to Location Independent Business.

It was a wonderfully brave and stupid thing to do.  I was homeless and sofa surfing, massively in debt and knew nothing about running a business. Which meant I had nothing to lose and gave it everything I had. Bootstrapping a business when you are desperate and resourceful can be a wonderful thing, and I was given opportunities to learn from many wildly inspirational Entrepreneurs, Businesses, and Private Clients.

In December 2009 as part of my personal battle with learning to love and accept my body and myself, I qualified as an IYN accredited Hatha Yoga teacher, and to this day I maintain a yogic practice and philosophy in my daily life which I credit with keeping me sane.

Fast forward to December 2011 and from the outside my business looked great. We had survived the toughest part of the recession. I had made my best friend my business partner, the Company was growing larger, our reputation and reach were extending, we had invites to amazing events, and were being nominated for awards.

But, inside the business I was stuck and lost. I was not having fun! I wasn’t delegating, I was pushing people away again. My clients wanted me and no one else and I had begun to resent them, their wealth, their fulfilment, their creativity, and their freedom. I was working round the clock, but we were not making enough profit, I was not running my business, my business was running me!

The patterns of my past were repeating themselves. I felt trapped, and overwhelmed. I doubted everything, I felt discomfort and I numbed it with food and alcohol, I felt no real pleasure and no real pain, I felt disconnected from my clients, from my business partners and from my purpose. All I could hear was demands, dissatisfaction; the voice of my own disappointment, and silence…

I stopped listening and found myself alone and disconnected. I was in a pattern of feeling separate, of not belonging, of feeling like a failure, and I saw my vulnerability as weakness. I was in a cycle of gritting my teeth, being strong, picking myself up and just getting through it. Day by day I survived on will power and determination, followed by burn out…Physically my body got fat and ill. I would get tonsillitis at least once a month. My mind became un-stimulated and full of cotton wool. I became apathetic and cared about very little, I could not see the point in anything but was too ashamed to share my shame.

On the outside, I looked like I was coping. Doing well even. The smile masked what was really going on.

One day I realised I was contemplating suicide. Not for the drama, but as a choice, an option. That day I went to the doctor and asked for antidepressants. I never thought I would be asking for them. I grew up using and believing entirely in holistic modalities. This was my rock bottom, my dark night of the soul – No yoga, diet, CBT, retreat, or advice was going to pull me up from the floor this time; I felt flat, my life was completely grey, all the colour had gone.

In November 2011 I moved to Bali, surrounded myself in colour and femininity and made it my mission to figure out who I was and like it. I decided to learn from all the crazy adventures I have been on, all the books I have read, all the people I have met, all the businesses I have worked with. I raked through all the notes I had from retreats and workshops, and therapy and courses; all the journals I kept, all the money I lost, all the diets and pills – everything! I drew out all the lies and all the truths and worked out what they were really saying.

I spent three years adjusting. Adapting and creating Ebonie 2.0. I won’t lie to you, it was an emotional and sometimes painful journey. There have been lonely times. Sad times. Angry times. I've had to let go of a lot of who I was. But there has also been a lot of acceptance and joy.

Fast forward to 2017, and everything has changed. These days I am inspired, full of creativity and imagination. I am grounded, strong and yet light and playful in my body. I dance, lift weights, have my photo taken, I eat in a well balanced way – for my health and without any ‘rules’ for the first time in my life. I have work that inspires and empowers me and others. I have time and space in my life to feel creative and indulge in my passions and hobbies. I hear the laughter of my friends and family. I know that the people around me are interested in what I do, and I share my experience and my ideas openly.

I feel seen, heard empowered and encouraged.

I feel all my feelings without suffering them. These days I ask for support when I need it and listen to my body wisdom; sleep, eat and exercise when I know I need and want to. I listen to others and share my world. I feel connected, I know I am always enough, never too much and my worth is not determined by anyone else but me! My brain is stimulated daily and I have all the clarity and resources I need. I feel comfortable in my own skin. Emotionally I feel all my feelings without judgement. I am able to really experience pleasure, and my experiences of discomfort show up as lessons and feedback. I have the money I need and want in order to have the home, possessions, freedoms and experiences I desire and give back.

I feel honoured and humbled to be able to share all of what I have learned with you.

It brings me great joy to be able to work with the misfits - the people who won't conform and inspire and empower you to have it ALL, in your OWN way.

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