Natalie’s first job was straight from school at the age of 16. Twenty five years on she was suddenly made redundant and found herself for the first time out of work, in an unfamiliar and very scary situation.

She had always worked in care ranging from children to adults with brain injuries and had always felt in control of her life. She successfully balanced this busy work schedule with being a single mum but always thought there was something more she wanted to do.

The temptation was to retreat into her shell but Natalie thought this “bad luck” had happened to her for a reason. She grasped the opportunity and enrolled on Positive People Somerset within weeks of losing her job and started her journey into becoming a self employed massage therapist.

There was a lot for Natalie to learn from basic business advise to digital marketing, social media to spreadsheets and invoicing. This took some time but over the weeks she grasped it all and is now ready to launch her business onto the world!

Natalie says “I don’t know where I would be without Cosmic and Positive People. They have given great advice and helped me with my digital skills so I can manage and promote my business myself”.

I am finally achieving what I want and it’s great to think that now I can help people in another way, through my massage therapy. My computer skills have changed a lot! My confidence has increased, and I’m not so scared”.

I feel like I am finally achieving what I want, I feel I am on the right path. It’s great to think that now I can help people in another way, through my massage therapy. My computer skills have changed a lot! My confidence has increased, and I’m not so scared, now I can go in and use the library computers and feel I can do it, and know what I am doing!

I am finishing a couple of courses, then hopefully I will be ready to set up as self-employed, I’m going to give it everything I have got! I still need some support but I’m ready

I would recommend Positive People to anyone, I couldn’t have done all this without them!