Cali Bird Baughan

Cali Bird Baughan


I am a life coach in Bedfordshire and I help people find the time to be creative or get their personal projects off the ground. Particularly I enjoy working with people to excavate their long lost goals and aspirations, dust them off and then resuscitate them. I help my clients find a realistic pathway to achieve these goals starting from where they are at in life right now. One area of interest in my business is working with creative people who are not currently being creative - and want to be. As well as personal coaching I present talks and workshops on various themes around leading the life you want to lead. Please check out my website for more information - It is possible to lead the life we really dream of leading, providing that we have the courage to stick with the journey. Having transformed my life from being a reluctant chartered accountant to one combining both business and creative ventures I believe that my strongest asset as a coach is that I really do walk my own talk. Although I started off life as a music graduate, on leaving university I took a job as a Chartered Accountant. I then worked in the City, as a consultant and more recently as an IT professional. Although I was earning lots of money and had a fabulous lifestyle I was incredibly bored and unfulfilled. In 1999, thankfully I came across someone who encouraged me to start writing. There began a creative journey which saw me working part-time in IT whilst writing a romantic comedy called "Tales of the Countess". I have jokingly called myself the Countess of Kennington for many years and the book is about a fictional modern day Countess who is a successful international businesswoman but who is not quite so successful in her love life. I'm therefore no stranger to juggling creative tasks alongside business responsibilities. As part of my creative journey I attended many of what I call "sort your life out" seminars, talks and workshops. I learned many useful things from them and the overriding message that I got from each one is that I too wanted to stand in front of an audience and inspire people to achieve their dreams. I am particularly influenced by the work of Nick Williams and Jim Rohn. In 2003 I did a prototype Lead The Life You Want To Lead talk but it wasn't until 2005 that things really started to happen. My long term IT contract came to an end I had a 'now or never' feeling that it was time to take the plunge. I had no idea how I was going to achieve my goal but I knew it was time to start. In July of that year I trained as a life coach and within a few months I had paying clients. If you are stuck in a day job that you can't afford to give up, but you know that there has to be more to life then you might find my book very useful. It is called Don't Give Up Your Day Job - practical ways to lead a fulfilling life and still pay the mortgage. Outside of work I like to cook, play the piano, meet friends and spend time with my lovely husband, Graham.



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Nikunj Suthar

"Cali is an efficient experienced busines woman with a creative vision."

Dave Clarke

"Cali stepped up at short notice to deliver an excellent seminar on time management at NRG-networks in Charing Cross this month. She gave real added value to the attendees, and demonstrated expertise in more than just time management. In a brief glimpse of her coaching style we experienced positive help with identifying and achieving our goals. "

Thomas Surlas

" Many thanks to Cali for such a kind reception in the ecademy family with such a positive outlook on the future. She's another reason the integrity of ecademy has a high ranking "

Dalu Ma

"Cali is a very talented and charming person and I really feel proud to be her contact. "

Dr. Ziad Awwad

"Cali, is a good hearted , warm, intelligent, dedicated , professional, lady, I'm really impressed by her, I look forward to network with her in the near future."

Joanne Davis

"Cali ~ Thanks for connecting. I really enjoyed reading your Bio, especially this: "It is possible to lead the life we really dream of leading, providing that we have the courage to stick with the journey" ~~ wonderful and it is the truth of living with your dreams and aspirations. I am a believer of "magnetic attraction. One attracts what they "think about" … you either think about what "you want" or "don't want" and either becomes "truth". Thanks and I hope we stay in touch! Warm regards, Joanne "

Merold Mueller

"I rated her good, because she is a great networker! "

Ian McKenzie

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Chantal Cooke

"I recently booked a time management session with Cali - and it was a joy. Cali took me through all the areas where i could save time and helped me design a system that would enable me to be more efficient. I now have a workable schedule for my day, a system for prioritising when I feel swamped, and a way to keep track of all the different little jobs that need doing. Plus a way to reduce the amount of time I spend on the dreaded email! The session was well worth it, pain free and is already paying dividends. I would recommend a session with Cali. Chantal Cooke Passion for the Planet"

Kantor Michael Poths

"Cali is a warm and helpful lady, a very good networker too! It's great to be connected with her! kind regards Michael"

Mustapha Amnay Bouga

"Cali is a wonderful lady whose contribution to the 3rd BlackStar Bday party was a superlative one! What a humorful and gentle fellow! The archetype of friendship in Ecademy! Honored to be part of your network of excellence Milady. Best, MuZ+afa "

Mustapha Amnay Bouga

"Cali is a wonderful lady whose contribution to the 3rd BlackStar Bday party was a superlative one! What a humorful and gentle fellow! The archetype of friendship in Ecademy! Honored to be part of your network of excellence Milady. Best, MuZ+afa "

Andrew Kidd

"I can thoroughly recommend Cali's Time Management Overhaul to anyone who is trying to increase their effectiveness. I found the session immensely useful and the tools so easy to implement that I'm still using them! On a personal note, the ability to network with people like Cali is exactly the reason that I joined BlackStar. Thank you, Cali."

William Buist

"Cali is one of the most interesting people I've met here, and someone who lives by the principles she teaches. "

Keith Sales Troubleshooter Ayres

"Cali always has a smile and is well worth linking with. Keith "Clarity Confidential" Ayres"

Thomas Power

"The Countess of Kennington is now in our midst. But who is she really? A professional speaker, a novelist, an investment banker and a travellist. What is a travellist? Unique, charming and entertaining, here is someone to watch and on the up. Highly recommended. Delightful to be around. "

Valentina Ibeachum

"Cali was among the first to welcome me to ecademy. When I asked her for advice about how to start promoting my relationship counseling services because we're in similar fields, she gave me very useful advice which pointed me in the right directions. Thanks Cali!"

Susanne Palm

"Cali is an efficient experienced busines woman with a creative vision. It was a true pleasure to finally meet her IRL and to listen to her amazing stories. I wish her all luck and success, especially with her new book! I can't wait until I'll see it promoted at Waterstone's!!!"

Chris Windley

"Cali cheered me up on a Monday morning by saying how great I looked and then things just got better from there :) "

Robert WoW De Souza

"Cali has wonderful energy. She has many gifts and wants to make a difference to peoples lives. I am glad to be part of her network and wish her every success. Robert De Souza"

Guy Massey

"Cali is a profoundly fabulous person. We met at an NRG lunch and she accidentally released the fact that she is titled. You must ask her yourself! I decided to take Cali on for Coaching, and I recommend you talk to her about this too. What more can I say than? I was so impressed. She's a "must-connect" person here on Ecademy!"


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