Coaching for free spirits

Are you setting out on a freelance or independent career? Setting up a business doing what you love?

Do you sometimes lose your confidence in your ability to go it alone?  We’ve all been there too!

At KindredHQ, we know exactly how that feels, because we’re doing it too.  So we know that you’re going to need some support and help in some areas.

If, like us, you tick any of these boxes, then coaching may be for you.

  • Frequent mental blocks
  • Fear of success
  • A sense that everyone is doing better than you
  • Lack of confidence in pitching your ideas

Coaching can help you with all of these!  But it’s a big step to take and we understand that.  We wanted to partner with someone who gets the uniquely different way that we approach our working lives and we found just the lady.  So let’s introduce you to Carole Ann Rice, KindredHQ’s coaching partner.

Carole Ann is a self-taught journalist who has written for many of the nationals (The Sun, The Express, The Independent on Sunday, The Mirror, The Birmingham Post as well as She and Redmagazines) Carole Ann has independently devised and presented several network TV shows and documentaries in her time.

She trained for 3 years at the internationally renowned CoachU academy ( and is a member of the International Coach Federation.   She’s coached scores of people from scientists, lawyers and GPs to mums at home, students and stressed executives.

She coaches regularly at the London School of Economics and her corporate work includes The Carbon Trust, South Bank University, Universities UK and McCann Erickson advertising.

As a high profile coach she is regularly featured in the press (Harpers Bazaar, Metro News, Bella, Prima, Pride, Glamour, Sainsbury’s magazine, The Times) and also runs a highly successful corporate coaching company with her colleague coach Susan Tomlinson as well as being an associate of and

For two years she was Visa’s elected coach to represent their Love Every Day campaign and regularly featured in the Press from the Daily Express and Red to Psychologies and New Woman magazine.

KindredHQ’s Group Coaching Plan

We know that one to one coaching is a big investment. So we wanted to offer a cost effective way to experience all the benefits of coaching in a structured way – and get to know others in the same boat as you!

Our groups are heavily interactive and designed to cover all the topics that we know freelancers and independent people are interested in.

We’ll cover the following themes every week over a 6 week period, and then we’ll offer further dates.

  1. Crafting your visionPractically designing your dream business
  2. Overcoming obstacles to successFear, procrastination and limiting beliefs – all busted!
  3. Holding the lineKeeping motivated and inspired.
  4. From floor to soarMoving from your great idea to a viable business.
  5. Discover your voicePitching your ideas with confidence
  6. Lassoing your tribe.  Getting family and friends on board with you.

KindredHQ’s group coaching costs £30 + VAT for one session (up to 25% discount for members) 

If you choose to book the entire course in one go, we will throw in a session for free, making it £150 + VAT for 6 sessions! (plus up to 33% discount at the members rate)

Members can register through a special web link to obtain the reduced rates.

Eventbrite - Design your dream independent career with KindredHQ's Coaching Plan


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Just email us at

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, you can just choose another date, but please do amend your registration so that we know how many to expect on the day.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes you can do that here on the Eventbrite page.

Are there discounted rates for KindredHQ’s Coaching Plan?

Yes.  Significant discounts are available for KindredHQ members.  See below for joining information.

How do I become a member of KindredHQ?

Easy.  You can sign up by following the link to join on the KindredHQ website.

What happens if I can’t make either of the two weekly sessions?

You can carry your paid for session over to the next cycle when we restart it a few months later.



Who is Alex Butler

Hello, I'm Alex Butler and I founded the KindredHQ community and blog back in 2011 after I re-started a freelance career. I LOVE freelancing and I wouldn't swop the freedom, control and joy of working for myself for anything. But I realised how much I missed the company and energy of other people - of having a team around me. So, I got a few people together one day with our laptops, a jar of coffee and some jelly babies and we sat and worked together one afternoon. We've been doing that every week in London, UK since then! I am still 100% freelance and I like to share the everyday highs and lows of being a freelancer here on the blog.

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