Inspiration is a word that comes up a lot when speaking with Cleo McLaren. Not only is she an inspiring human being, a practising lawyer, certified coach and podcaster, but she is also role model to single Mum’s everywhere. Cleo takes her own inspiration from her mother, who raised her on her own and gave her strength. Cleo also cites her primary school teacher who gave her confidence at an early age. “She chose me to be Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz” and it started there! There is a realness to Cleo that is palpable through the way she talks and it carries over into her work; “My coaching is not just a bag load of mantras to repeat 10 times a day until you believe it, because life isn’t that simple”. She coaches from the heart and encourages clients to dig deeper. “Blips happen in life. We all experience hurt and joy. I want them to be able to bounce back, because there is always a way forward.” Her new podcast; ‘Conversations With Cleo’ is part-inspired by her brother whose achievements, despite an ongoing battle with cancer, have motivated Cleo to get his story out there NOW, rather than later. Cleo talks openly about her own health battles and how she has completely reframed her approach to fitness in a way that is calmer and now prioritises her own emotional well being. “My purpose is to share the love and light that I have with as many people as I can so, they may be uplifted and elevated in their lives. For more on how Cleo lives this purpose, tune into this warm, emotional and yet gritty and real episode as we cover coaching, family, the law and life/work balance.

Smash The Box is a personal development business. Everything I do is with the aim of inspiring you to find your purpose so you can make your mark on the world. One way I do this is by sharing people’s stories. Inspiring stories that the world needs to hear. Stories of breakthroughs, of adversity overcome, of achievements, successes, of setbacks and turnarounds, of realisations and lightbulb moments. This audio experience is a natural and perfect complement to the existing services of Life Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Breakthrough Workshops and Inspirational Talks – all of which forms something quite unique and special. If you are looking to find your purpose in life, in work, or both, then don’t just think outside the box. It’s time to Smash The Box!