I started work at 11 years old, as a professional actress in UK children’s TV show Byker Grove. I played the lead role of Emma Miller for 7 years and sadly this means there are many, many dreadful photographs of me all over the net.
I left Byker and signed a deal with Sony UK (under the name summer Matthews), touring the UK on TV shows such as TOTPs & MTV, whilst also becoming a regular feature in magazine such as OK, Elle Girl and UK daily newspapers.
Singing, in truth was never my true passion and after my first single I decided to take myself to the critically acclaimed British drama school, East 15.
After leaving East 15 acting school I was back on TV, firstly playing Leigh-Ann Galloway on the popular BBC drama Waterloo Road then onto ITV’s The Bill BBC Doctors, BBC Casualty and lots more. Alongside acting I was also modelling for fabulous companies like Mama Baby Bliss, presenting the BBC’s under 5’s radio show CBEEBIES alongside popular characters, such as Mr Tumble and blogging for Famously Fit/OK Magazine.
Once I became a Mum in 2011 to my beautiful daughter Brooke (and then my second daughter Texas in 2013) I began my coaching business, initially helping other Mums to build their own business’s whilst being at home.
This has now developed into a fully developed business and mindset coaching business, where I work with all kinds of awesome people on business & mindset as well as being the founder of The Bossing it! Academy; my 6 week online self development academy, where members get to work through 6 modules, in their own homes, whilst being part of my private Facebook community and having direct access to me and my business partner (life coach and psychologist, Caroline Hardwick) to help guide them through the process.
Everything I do in my coaching business is from my own life experience; being an actress and having to bounce back and also having some extremely challenging personal life, namely my husband being diagnosed with grade 4 brain cancer 3 years ago. The challenges that that has brought have made me understand life more, it has also been the basis of my coaching. I read at least 1 new book a week and I have a thirst for knowledge. That knowledge I share with my tribe and those I coach.
I am also a professional Vlogger (yep, thats a thing now!) and have over 1.2 million views on my YouTube channel (hollymatthewsonline) where I talk Motherhood and mindset, with the odd rant thrown in for good measure.
I genuinley love my life and strive to be as truthful and authentic as I can be, I have huge goals and this year I have already begun ticking them off by being invited to be a writer for The Huffington Post and receiving an personal email from Arianna Huffington to come and write for her own private venture, Thrive.
My life to date has been based on just giving life a go, trying new things, changing, learning, hustling, being totally unsure, but doing things anyway and somehow, somehow I have managed to build a life on that.
To work with me as a coach, book me as a speaker, or if you are a brand drop me an email at email@example.com, I genuinley love other business owners and women in general, so lets connect!