Portsmouth man Cliff Jerred sets up life coach business Qualitymind inspired by his desire to help others after losing corporate job

WHEN Cliff Jerred faced redundancy, he decided to take the leap and set up his own life coaching business.

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Wednesday, 8th September 2021, 6:49 am

Cliff, from Eastney, lost his corporate job in 2015 when the company he had worked for for 20 years closed.

The 48-year-old had experience of being a volunteer for charity Samaritans, as well as working at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Canada, and he enjoyed helping people, so he decided to retrain, embarking on a two year course with New Insights Life Coach Training.

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After gaining his qualifications, he set up Qualitymind, offering life coaching service in December 2019 – just months before the pandemic forced businesses to close their doors and the country to shut down.

Now, after facing a rocky 18 months, Cliff says he’s bouncing back and is encouraging more people to invest in his services.

He said: ‘I get to the real nub of the problem or the issue straight away and we make actions and goals. I bill myself as the no nonsense coach.

‘The past 18 months, as for everybody, have been a challenge. I moved to online consultation and that has worked well.

Cliff Jerred Picture: Andy Hornby

‘A lot of people have had a lot of anxiety, with working from home, being cooped up in the house with their family, and interestingly now people are having the same anxiety but in reverse, about how they can go back into the office environment.

‘I have been able to help a lot of people who have been struggling, either side of the coin, and that’s been a fantastic opportunity.

‘So many times we spend time and money on other people in our lives.

‘The best people in the world all have coaches from opera singers to football players, so whether you are an office cleaner or the CEO, everyone deserves to spend that time on themselves.’

Cliff says he can help people with a wide range of issues, from finance and business to sex and relationships.

‘It’s a huge spectrum,’ he said. ‘In everything there are common themes.’

Cliff said there are many benefits to taking up his services, from boosting confidence, to improving wellbeing.

He has also started taking on corporate clients that want to invest in their staff welfare.

Cliff offers a free 30-minute consultation, with sessions starting at £125 with discounts for multiple bookings.

For more details:

Email [email protected] or call 07711 342599. For more go to qualitymind.co.uk/

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