I’m here to walk my own path and trust my own journey. And through doing that, I hope to inspire you to do the same!

My Journey

Hi, I’m Peggy, certified walking lifestyle coach and a Backyard Hiker

I help female solopreneurs, who are ready to take responsibility for their thoughts and actions, to manage stress, prevent burnout and find inner balance by doing something as simple as making time to go for a walk, every day.

If you don’t see the forest for the trees, you’re in the right place!

I am here to…

Help you find your stride and explore your vision for your life and business.

Empower you to set achievable goals which will fit into your personal journey.

Motivate you to explore and decide which goals are most meaningful (or exciting!) to progress without feeling overwhelmed.

But most importantly, improve your work-life balance so you’ll have the time to do the things you LOVE to do.

So why me, you may ask? Why is this Peggy

person the right person to guide me on

my way? What’s her story?

Here’s the deal. I know first-hand how hard it can be to get in the right mindset because I used to be exactly where you are now – running around from once place to another, trying to make it all work and wishing that today I could maybe find half an hour to sit down and relax. I was living up to expectations that weren’t my own.

There is so much to do when you are getting started in your business, so many different opinions about what the “best” way is (and yup – everybody got their own opinions on the matter too). I’m here to show you how EASY it can be when you stop wasting time on the wrong stuff and start spending time on the right stuff.

What I won’t do is feed you a load of nonsense about it being easy. Sorry bud, it’s not going to be all that simple to create a balanced life and I will be bringing a healthy dose of truth to the table. YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO WORK FOR IT.

I want to help you cut through the fog that is out there and get you focused on what will actually help you get there; soft and fluffy promises not included. Just simplified strategy, serious action, and a no-fluff approach to making that balanced life work.

AS FOR MY PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL HISTORY – HERE YOU GO.

My life has been the definition of ‘being balanced’ as my work history has too. I live in beautiful South Africa, have learned to say NO and after letting go of trying to achieve that “perfect” life it all of a sudden got perfect – my kind of perfect.

Before my A backyard Hiker journey started:

I had my own company and was a successful event- and wedding planner.

I ran an online e-commerce business where I sold party- and wedding accessories.

In the meantime, I wrote two courses on event organisation and wedding planning and coached people with the first steps in these new careers.

Aside from that I also tried to be the perfect wife, sister, aunt, daughter, etc.

But the truth was, despite the fact I was very successful, there was something missing. I didn’t allow myself to shut of my computer at four and go for a random walk. Two weeks’ vacation? Maybe, just maybe when it would fit in my agenda of events and weddings I had lined up. What kind of life was that?

I knew that if I wanted to make that important switch to obtain the balanced life I craved, I had to make some changes. And oh boy, I made some drastic changes!

I sold my companies, packed up and moved to a different country – sunny South-Africa. Yep, it changed my life. But you know, changing your life doesn’t need to include such dramatic changes. Because, the most important lessons I learned were not because of the move, it was because I started to approach life from a different angle.

I learned to say no. I’m not “busy” anymore but productive, I actually found time to do the things I like and love while building a new business(es); yes, I guess once a solopreneur, always a solopreneur.

I eventually started A Backyard Hiker to inspire others to take a step away from their daily burdens and to let themselves breathe again. To learn to connect with their authentic selves by reconnecting with nature.

This is how I found out that this was going to be my new path in life. One that perfectly intertwined all the skills life taught me in the past years:

I’m a certified walking lifestyle coach with a passion for my chosen field.

My love for helping people and guiding them into the starting blocks of their own journey.

My knack for teaching and making complex topics seem easy.

Seeing the connections between all the aspects of a balanced life and being able to define core essentials.

Helping people learn how to build a foundation to follow their own path.

All of this combined with a healthy dose of ass-kicking and cheerleading because I believe in every person’s willpower to pave their own perfect way.

So, if you:

Have no clue how you can shed that overwhelming feeling

Need some help in going from being busy to being productive, or

Just need a serious kick in the pants and a LOT of hard-won advice from someone who has been where you are!

Helping people learn how to build a foundation to follow their own path

Then you are in the right place. Let’s work together to help you move from being lost to knowing exactly where you are headed.

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