empower your voice & live your passion

What would it take for you to Empower Your Voice? How would your life change if you did? Would it mean finally taking the steps to follow your life’s path? Would it mean embracing your passion or having the courage to Trust yourself to live the life you love? Would it mean ridding yourself of tired excuses and finally having the confidence to emerge into your greatest Potential? What would it feel like to let go of fear and have the confidence to step into who you want to be? What if you were told it’s possible to spend each day having fun, feeling inspired and living your best life?

I came so close to missing out on all of that…

A few years back I decided to take a Leap and completely change my life…and let me tell you, there is no one out there who resisted change quite as much as me.
I was facing a massive fork in the road. One direction led me down the path I knew well: bored, complacent, predictable, safe, secure and the like…
The other path meant doing what I’d always wanted to do and finally following my passion, but was, as you might assume: treacherous, scary, unforgiving and came with no guarantee of any tangible result…

It also meant letting go of everything I had worked so hard to create. Cutting the ties to an 11-year relationship, leaving a successful business we’d started together from scratch, packing my bags and closing the door on my idyllic life on the stunning east coast of Australia and starting all over again…

I took that path and dove in wholeheartedly.

What happened next? It took me on the most amazing ride of my life…
It shook me, challenged me, sent me wayyyyy outside my comfort zone and made me more awake to myself and life like nothing else ever before…
I was done with feeling bored, safe and uninspired. The fear of diving into the deep-end outweighed the safety and security that made my life stand still…I needed more.
Stepping through Resistance served to teach me how much it manages to clip our wings and keep our voices mute and small. That being shaken and rattled is a necessary part of the process and teaches us how tolerant and unbreakable we are. That the fear we’re so overwhelmed by is actually diluted and minute…

Facing one of the greatest turning points in my life was the very thing that helped me find my Voice. Confronting what had been holding me back for years – my lack of confidence and belief in myself – opened up my life. I launched into freelance writing, started a new business I love from scratch, launched Creative Workshops and Retreats that allow me to travel to the Greek islands, had my work published in international travel magazines, health and wellness magazines, online publications and wrote for countless private clients. I would never go back to my old life. Writing has been the vehicle and driving force in connecting me with my passion and helped steer me back on track.

The moment I gave myself permission to follow my passion and trust myself, was the moment I found the confidence to be who I am and open up my life…

Empowering Your Voice is about opening up the floodgates to your life. The minute you do, everything in your entire being is completely re-set. The ripple effect of change this invites flitters into every area of your life – personally, professionally and creatively. Your relationships change, people who no longer serve you begin to drop away, your confidence soars and you create work that is purposeful and makes you feel energised and completely awake.

We take a deep dive and look at what you envision for yourself moving forward and turn the magnifying glass over what’s keeping you stuck and holding you back. I bring my experience as a business owner, creative entrepreneur and facilitator to give you the tools to take the right steps, clear up old attitudes, draw on your creative confidence, find your voice and Live Your Passion.

The moment I gave myself permission to follow my passion and trust myself, was the moment I found the confidence to be who I am and open up my life…

Meet Jess Mester

Founder, Jess Mester Consulting

“Without knowing it, the retreat was everything I had been needing as I was closing chapters and making changes in my life; this was the perfect middle ground and catalyst to rejuvenate, get inspired and step forward with more clarity and zest to begin the next.  The week was the perfect mix of  exploring rugged and raw coastlines, looking forward to every meal with some of the best food I have ever tasted, spending time with locals who took us in as if we were family, adventures while exploring the local towns and most importantly  (for me) it was full of conversations, teachings and explorations that were full of depth, heart and soul. A space that was lovingly held and facilitated by Paula that allowed me to gently see all that I needed to see as to where I was holding myself back, current blockages to my creativity and what I truly want to be doing and experiencing at this point of my life beyond my own limitations. And these honest, beautiful conversations, adventures and laughs all got to be shared with a small group of incredible women with whom friendships and support circles have been made for life.”

Jess M – Emerge Retreat Participant

This is for you if you want to:

  • Find your Voice and have the courage to finally be Heard

  • Are ready to follow your heart and your Passion but are afraid to take the next step

  • Create richer, more impactful relationships in your personal life and professional life

  • Learn to let go of those who no longer serve you and become part of a new Tribe

  • Overcome your Creative and Personal blocks

  • Let go of limiting beliefs about who you think you are

  • Feel a greater sense of clarity and create a life with purpose

  • Break down the walls that have been holding you back

  • Are wanting to be authentic and engaging with your creativity and have the confidence to do so

  • Are wanting to feel empowered and develop more trust in your unique strengths and abilities and recognise what they are

  • Feel you are lacking creative depth and fire

  • Are seeking vitality in your self-expression and who you are

“My biggest challenge before the workshop was understanding my Why, as well as giving myself permission to write, and having the confidence to do so. The workshop not only addressed this but flipped my attitude on its head. It’s as if all the doors and gates have now been unlocked and full permission has been given to throw myself into writing and creativity. The workshop really removed some blocks for me and I have come away with a completely refreshing attitude to just go for it. I think there are impactful messages and concepts in the workshop that could be applied to many fields of creativity.I only wished I had come across the refreshing concepts and guidance from Paula as a young person. Your approach has the ability to reset attitudes and confidence and could take someone beyond what they thought was possible. You have put a lot of work, thinking and your own experience into this niche area. You put your heart and soul into this work and that’s where the magic happens. This is more than a writing workshop. It gave me the confidence to clear up old attitudes, inspired me to find my inner voice and helped me peel back the layers and internal blocks and have the confidence to explore my passion.”

Sarah O – Trust Your Voice Workshop Participant

what we cover

  • Setting your Intention to move forward
  • Having an intimate look at what’s keeping you stuck and holding you back
  • Rewiring your habits & patterns and transforming what’s no longer serving you
  • Connecting to your passion and learning how to lead through your Life Force
  • The mirroring of your creative life and personal life and how to find the perfect balance
  • Finding your Why?
  • Confronting your Inner Critic and how your past conditioning has been holding you back
  • Authentic communication and how this powerful tool can transform your life
  • How to use the creative process to reawaken your inspiration.
  • How to peel back the layers and blocks to access your unique inner voice
  • Harnessing your unique strengths and abilities and bringing them to light
  • Learning how to silence your ego when it gets in the way of you doing the work
  • How to trust the process, especiallywhen you are feeling you are not on track

package details

  • Welcome Questionnaire
  • 5-Weekly Coaching sessions
  • 1st session 1-hour intensive
  • Follow-up sessions 50-minute weekly ( Zoom calls)
  • Access to inspirational videos and reading list designed to help support and direct your learning outcomes


$1250 PLUS GST

xo paula

“Paula takes Creative Writing to the next level. Wow factor personified, her style sets you at ease, and allows you to feel relaxed. Trust is pivotal and she respectfully builds this throughout the Workshop. My biggest challenge coming into the Workshop was confidence and whether I could indeed develop into a storyteller, which is pivotal for my business Acre of Roses. The workshop was much more than I anticipated, it really worked through the psychological issues and helped me unlock my potential. I was blown away with the content, so far-reaching. Paula, you are such an amazing teacher and mentor – so gifted. I feel inspired and more confident AND absolutely focussed on creating Acre of Stories with your input and guidance.”

Sandy M – Empower Your Voice Workshop Participant