Julie Creffield is the plus sized athlete, turned transformational life coach and entrepreneur.
Her Tedx talk entitled "Living a Bigger Life" is a powerful message to women across the globe that nobody should be defined by how they look, and asks the question what could women be doing if they stopped with the constant pursuit of smallness.
Julie is best known for her humorous writing about the issues facing plus sized runners and is the brains behind the successful blog www.thefatgirlsguidetorunning.com, where she supports plus sized runners from across the world, but she is also a dynamic speaker and trainer working internationally helping women live bigger lives.
Julie has helped thousands of women through her online and in person running programmes,
- 5 Weeks to 5K
- Scream if You Want to Run Faster
- Marathon Training Support
- The Clubhouse - the worlds only online running club for plus size athletes.
She now runs a range of online life coaching mastermind programmes too including,
- Living A Bigger Life, which helps women to prioritise their health, wealth and happiness and explore what they truly want from life...before making a plan to go out and actually getting it.
- 100 ways to STOP dieting and start LIVING - A 100-day support and coaching programme exploring what real health and happiness looks like.
Julie has lived in the East End of London for most of her life and has a sharp eye for a juicy project or a funny angle on a story.
She says "I have always been a writer. I used to copy the letters off the SMA tins at nursery until the teachers realised what I was doing and gave me a book to copy from instead. I progressed to keeping diaries and writing short stories in my teens just to make my mum fret and my teachers laugh. Twenty years later I still haven't shook off my desire to write".
Julie has had a colourful working life as a theatre usher, salad packer, barmaid, youth arts worker, cultural facilitator and trainer. She spent 8 years working in various capacities on the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games which took place literally yards from where she lives with her young daughter Rose.
After being made redundant for the 4th time in 10 years, she decided she no longer wanted to work for anyone else and set about turning her blog into a business, she has never looked back finding a range of ways to monetise her ideas.
As an in-demand Keynote Speaker Julie speaks to audiences all over the world about Facing Fear, Being Authentic and the Setting and Achieving of BIG FAT STUPID GOALS