Dr Becki Taylor-Smith

  1. Dr Becki Taylor-Smith

Hi, I’m Becki and I help people who feel it all to joyfully change the world without sacrificing their balance and contentment.

If you're sensitive, passionate about making a difference and feel like you'd like to have more joy in life and more confidence in your leadership and influence then I'm the coach for you.

Almost 10 years after qualifying as a doctor to help people, I found myself ground down, overwhelmed and stuck. I was so focused on looking after my patients and colleagues, my family, and the planet that I’d forgotten to look after myself.

Through coaching I learnt how to only say yes to the things that brought me joy and I learnt to rest rather than push through. I worried that I would become less effective. In fact, the opposite was true. I was still making change, but I was doing it joyfully.

I found a balance, still working in medicine but devoting some time to working on climate change and health and becoming a certified coach. I love supporting sensitive, passionate changemakers to create the calm, balanced life they crave whilst still making an impact.

My clients are drawn to make a difference. They are also people who tend to feel it all. They can be so moved to fix the injustices of the world that they can become overwhelmed, not knowing where to focus their caring energy for the best and struggling to maintain their joy, hope and contentment.

I believe if you want to make a difference, you can’t wait for the whole world to be healed before you can rest. Knowing when to rest and when to act helps you to stay in active hope, changing things for the better without burning out.

The world needs people like you, people who feel it all, to shine brightly. I’m here to support you so that you can make your difference, joyfully.

Client feedback:

"Becki’s gentle ability to facilitate the sessions was wonderful & genuinely quite amazing… She created a safe space that allowed me to open up and be completely honest, and lead me places I never imagined we would go, adding so much value to the process. 

I am so pleased that I chose to embark on this coaching programme with Becki, it sounds cheesy but it has been life changing. For the first time in 7 or 8 years, I feel truly happy and at peace. I look back at the stress I was carrying with me previously, and I’m sad that I wasn’t able to overcome it sooner, but I’m so grateful that I finally have, as I had got to a point where I didn’t think it was possible and really just felt very low and lost.

I feel empowered to take control of my professional and personal life, to make decisions that are right for me and my family, holding them as my most important priority, rather than fearing change. I’m calmer, more relaxed, and don’t feel I have to make the most of every minute of every day to get fulfilment. I’m being kinder to myself and more accepting of me".


Got a little bit lost in myself in terms of career, personal and home life. No sense of direction or purpose. Becki helped me identify what mattered the most to me and use these as a focus to move forward. Also helped me unlock new opportunities by helping me recognise where I might be holding myself back, and how to free myself. Definitely a lot more focussed and self-aware with her guidance. Most grateful!


“I felt fully supported by Becki…my own goals changed a number of times and I was listened to and felt that Becki's questions helped me to clarify my thoughts and prompted me to take action I may otherwise not have considered. The process was both interesting and challenging and I could not have had better support with it.”


“[Becki] enabled me to think about my orientation/modes of responding to different situations and people. [We] explored learned childhood behaviours/ways of thinking which needed exposing, in order for me to understand the implications these have for me (and have had historically)”


“…the archetypes have been enormously helpful in identifying how my response to situations is amenable to change but requires me to change my worldview and my patterns of thinking. Therefore the power starts within, not something that always requires someone else to do something or for a situation to change. On this basis I see that this has enabled me to be more open minded, receptive and adaptable”


Group feedback:

"I thought the open atmosphere created early on was helpful in encouraging everyone to get involved in an honest way - we were able to ease into the day by discussing day to day successes and challenges around work, which helped to set the scene before the activities that prompted deeper thinking. The part I found helped me the most was during the 'work that reconnects' session, where we had to talk for a few minutes to a partner about our answers to some 'big' questions, and then listen to them do the same. I thought the instruction for one person to talk at a time (rather than a usual conversation) was really helpful as it allowed each person to develop their answers fully. For me, it takes me some time to develop my thinking around deep questions and phrase my words in a way that best represents what I feel, and if I hadn't had a few minutes to talk, I may have deferred to my partner and not reflected as much. Even those few minutes were probably not long enough for me, and I continued to think about my answers afterwards, which I think was another positive from the session. During this session Becki was walking around the groups but not necessarily listening in- I felt this was a great style of facilitating the session and maintaining the open environment. We briefly fed back round a table, and during that Becki probed our answers slightly for a bit more detail. I appreciated that as it helped me to translate the thinking into 'ok, what am I going to do about this now'. I really enjoyed the whole day- I felt I was consistently encouraged to go one step further in my thinking, but at the same time it felt relaxed and unpressurised so I was able to be honest."

"Thank you for such an insightful day. I really appreciated being able to cover so much throughout the day and engage with our group in reflection. I felt this day gave me the space to really think and feel in a way that would not routinely be possible. I am grateful we could finish with exercises around active hope. Thank you"

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