Charlotte Lewis, founder of the Love Life Agency, is trying to help the nation find love. Move over First Dates Fred, Charlotte’s here.
#1. So, what’s your favourite word?
#2. Natch. What gets you up in the morning?
Coffee and my boyfriend.
#3. What do you truly, honestly think of social media?
Ooooh. I have a love hate relationship actually. I don’t really understand it; it’s got its good and bad points. I feel you have to be confident to use it and not let yourself get upset by any negative comments. Plus, not everything poeple share is the truth.
#4. Kindles or books?
Books. Although my boyfriend keeps trying to persuade me that kindles are the way forward.
#5. What do you think is the biggest challenge to your industry right now?
It’s quite a saturated market and also it’s still not fully understood in terms of what it can help someone achieve.
#6. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A fashion designer, sweet shop lady and a teacher.
#7. 10p mix-up for us! What led you to your current career?
I started teaching yoga and then I’ve just been on a self-development journey really. After going through some experiences, I met a coach who really empowered me to trust and believe in myself. That led me to becoming a coach. I found myself helping more and more single people, and so The Love Life Agency was born.
#8. Can you use your favourite word in a sentence?
I love pugs and penny sweets.
#9. Now can you make it rhyme?
True love is like a white dove. Pure and simple.
#10. Lolz. What advice would you give to your younger self?
Don’t worry about anything (and stay away from bad boys).
#11. Cos every little thing’s gonna be alright. What’s the best thing anyone’s ever done for you?
Probably my boyfriend who’s always been really supportive of me.
#12. Tell us, what’s been your ‘career-defining’ moment?
I’m on my way. More to come.
#13. Ooh, exciting. If you won a big award of some kind, who would you thank?
My mum, my dad, my boyfriend. And the people who have hurt me along the way, they’ve helped me grow.
#14. Can you give us a timesaver of the day?
Don’t keep checking emails all the time. Give yourself a two hour slot max.
#15. Where do you see your industry in 24 months?
I’m not sure. I’m hoping it will be more awakened. More conscious.
#16. Where were you 24 months ago?
I’d just come back from India, after getting over a break-up. I got over him.
#17. What’s an interesting fact about your company?
I don’t think there’s anyone out there who’s doing what I’m doing, especially with my video coaching subscription. I want to give more support along the journey of finding and keeping love.
#18. If you could have a 24-minute Skype chat with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
Leonardo di Caprio. He’s a fellow Scorpio, loves animals. And he’s single. I could help him discover what’s holding him back.
#19. Give him our number too. What’s one word you’d want people to describe you with?
#20. Would you mind taking a selfie for us?
#21. What’s your favourite Twitter handle or social media campaign?
Gabrielle Bernstein. She teaches from a book called The Course of Miracles which is a year-long personal development course. She’s always positive and inspiring.
#22. What’s one quote that defines your work ethic?
Work smarter, not harder.
#23. What’s been the best part of your day?
Meeting you, in the fab Brentwood Kitchen. Us Essex girls have got to stick together.
#24. Totes. Finally, anything to plug?
If you’re single and looking for love, try my free ‘Find The Love Of Your Life in 7 Days‘ video programme. And then I can go buy a hat.
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