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Take Five with Joanne Henson

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Joanne Henson is a health, fitness and wellness coach who works with you to find the best way to alter your mindset around food and exercise.  She has written two excellent books covering all the reasons we give ourselves for why we "can't" get fit or eat well which are both filled with great advice and good sense.  Joanne doesn't force you into squat thrusts or endless lettuce, just shows you how to get healthier on your terms.  I have been working with her since mid-January and have completely changed the way I view food, making healthier choices but still eating the things I love.  I am feeling re-energised - and the weight loss is a brilliant added extra!

In your professional life, what is the single best thing about what you do?
Hearing the happiness in my clients’ voices when they tell me they’ve reached their goals – they always thank me but really they’ve done all the work!
Do you have a creative hero / heroine and if so, why?
Tracy Emin.  I believe that what you do should be an expression of who you are, and Tracey Emin is a brilliant example of this.  If you look at a single piece of her work you might not be particularly impressed, but if you look at her work as a whole it’s a wonderful, multi-layered, multi-media, multi-dimensional autobiographical experience.  Every time I go to an exhibition of her work I feel totally moved by the authenticity and honesty of it.
What piece of advice do you wish you had been given at the beginning of your career?
That it’s totally fine to be myself and that it is possible to earn money doing your own thing.  For way too long I believed that work was something to be endured simply to earn money, and wasted way too much energy trying to mould myself into what I believed the corporate world wanted me to be.   Being self-employed has been a truly liberating experience, I no longer have to pretend to be someone I’m not.
If you hit a creative block, what is your top tip for getting through it?
I create a deadline for myself.  For instance, when I was struggling to finish my first book, I started telling people when I intended to publish it.  I was then so concerned about being seen as all talk and no action and simply got on with it.    
And finally, for fun, if you were a shoe, what type of shoe would you be and why?
Can I be a different shoe for each foot?!  On one foot I’d be an elegant mock-croc pointy kitten heeled court shoe (the shoe I imagine myself wearing if I were dressed up) – stylish, interesting, but still practical and not a victim of fashion.   But on the other foot I’d have to be a worn-out Converse trainer (my real-life go-to shoe for all occasions) – reliable, easy, versatile and (hopefully) ageless. 

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