Hi, I’m Rowena Mabbott.
I am a life and loss coach, writer, speaker, consultant and owner of Joy Hope Love.
I am a straight-talking, lovingly practical, mother to three boys; two living and one angel.
What I do
I am a life and loss coach.
I work with mothers who have lost a baby and who want to honour their child by confidently living their best life; a life full of joy, hope and love that also leaves a legacy.
Why I do what I do
After my second son was stillborn in 2008, I made a decision to live a different life. But identifying exactly how different took seven years.
During that time there was a new baby plus different jobs in a range of new and challenging industries.
And LOTS of long conversations with great friends over glasses of wine or cups of tea.
Until finally I found my purpose and identified my legacy – to be a life coach and help other parents who have lost a child.
JoyHopeLove is my way to honour the little boy I lost.
This is my legacy.
Through my work supporting other parents, I ensure my son’s very short life has ongoing meaning in the world.
But the journey to get here had tough times where I was questioning everything.
Will I be okay?
Will my marriage survive?
Will my first son be irrevocably harmed by my sadness and grief?
As I waded through questions and dark times, I reflected upon many of my life decisions.
I know that during times of change, and especially when that change was unwanted in the form of the loss of our child, as parents we reconsider many of our life choices.
We want more balance between work and life.
We want to find our purpose in life.
We want our life to make a difference.
We want to live true to our values.
We want to be happy.
But it’s hard when we are feeling overwhelmed, lost, fearful, grief-stricken or just plain stuck.
I have been there, and want to use my experience to make your journey easier.
So you also can live a life full of joy, hope and love that also leaves a legacy.
I am a Certified Beautiful You Life Coach through the Beautiful You Coaching Academy (BYCA). Whilst Life Coaching is currently unregulated, the Academy is certified through the International Coaching Federation.
I have a degree in Psychology and Business Law, and have spent nearly twenty years working as a Human Resources Professional in large corporates, with not-for-profits and as a consultant, with a focus on organisational development and change management. I also have more than twenty years of informal mentoring and coaching experience.
On a personal note
I live in Sydney’s Inner West with my husband and two gorgeous sons. I love music (I sing in a choir), travel, theatre, reading and time in nature – especially if water is nearby. Simple things make me very happy; like a fresh bunch of flowers, a sunny day, the feel of sand between my toes, a cup of hot tea or a good book. Most of all, I am passionate about finding the things that bring joy, hope and love to my life.
I would love to work with you
If you are seeking a compassionate and trustworthy professional, who really understands what you’ve been through, then I am here for you. Have a look around, and get to know me and my coaching work. Or, get in touch!
You can also get to know me better and connect with a community of other parents by joining the Parents Evolving & Transitioning After Loss (PETAL) group.
Want to know more?
Rowena Mabbott is a Life & Loss Coach, writer, speaker, mother and consultant. Through her coaching practice JoyHopeLove, Rowena works with mother’s from around the world who have lost a baby and who want to honour their child by confidently living their best life; one that is full of joy, hope and love and legacy.
Rowena has a degree in Psychology and Business Law, and has spent nearly twenty years working as a Human Resources Professional in large corporates, with not-for-profits and as an independent consultant, with a focus on organisational development and change management. She has more than twenty years of informal mentoring and coaching experience.
Rowena is based in Sydney, Australia, where she lives with her husband and two boys.