In this ground-breaking new book, friendship coach Hannah Carmichael OBE explores one-sided friendships - what they are, why they happen, why we stay in them, and what to do if you find yourself in one. If you've ever felt that you give more than you get back from the closest people in your life, then this is a must-read. Packed with practical tips, transformative tools and easy-to-follow exercises, 'Why Am I Making All The Effort?' will leave you feeling empowered, enlightened and in control. Leave your email address below to be the first to know when 'Why Am I Making All the Effort?' is available for purchase!
Welcome to Friendshift!
A 'friendshift' is something you feel when your friendships go from the ordinary to the extraordinary. It's the sense of certainty that comes with waking up knowing you have people in your life who truly have your back, and the excitement of knowing there are new adventures on the horizon.
Since 2018, I've been helping thoughtful, independent types create 'friendshifts' in their lives - finding purpose and fulfilment outside of (or alongside) romantic relationships, building vibrant, wholehearted connections with friends and family, and redefining what it means to truly belong.
My direct, insightful, compassionate coaching style will help you weed out tired, low energy friendships that don't give you what you need, and cultivate deep, meaningful, supportive, joyful connections instead. Join me on a journey of self-discovery & personal growth!
'I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive strength from the relationship.'
Hi, I'm Hannah - yoga-loving solo mum, life coach & ADHD-er with a serious coffee addiction! I work with caring, authentic, thoughtful people just like you to build wholehearted lives brimming with love, purpose and deep connection - even without a romantic relationship at the centre.
I know that it’s possible to go from feeling flat, disconnected and directionless, to living a meaningful and deeply connected life. How? Because I've done it! Now I'm on a mission to help you do the same. Getting there will take commitment, openness and courage. Commitment to self-reflection and introspection. Openness to undoing old habits, and learning / practicing new skills. And the courage to be vulnerable, and to keep persevering, even when it feels uncomfortable. I 100% believe that with these things, anyone can build better friendships!