Hi! I am Dr Erica Bowen, pragmatic hope-maker, rebellious ambivert, radical empath, coach, and imagineer of Hope-Makers Ltd.

Thank you for dropping by!

As a pragmatic hope maker I believe that change is possible, but only if we have a plan and take action. As a rebellious ambivert I can happily work with extraverts, particularly when driving social change, as long as I then find a quiet corner, good book, and oat latte to decompress with. As a radical empath I get you. In fact more than that, I can feel what you have been and are going through and I harness both science and intuition to help you move forward to achieve hope for yourself and others.

If you are a professional who is driven to make the world a better place then I am here for you. Being purpose driven can be exceptionally fulfilling but also challenging and isolating. This is amplified all the more if we are living beyond trauma, or the emotional residue of past relationships is holding us back. It is all too easy to put our own needs at the bottom of the pile, convinced that the needs of the communities served by our mission are somehow more important. However, without you living well and putting your needs first, you will likely not make the impact you desire.

Who is helping you to look after YOU?

My aim is to:
help you visualise the future you want for yourself without guilt,
disrupt the impact of previous difficult relationships on your self-worth
empower you to take action to achieve your goals, and
ultimately create a life that allows you to thrive.

My professional journey as a Hope-Maker began 20 years ago when I decided to embark on an academic career as a psychologist working in the field of family violence prevention. My research and more recent practice has been fuelled by my desire and personal mission to provide hope to those who have traditionally been viewed as, or believed they were, unable to change their life.  I knew that with the right approach and skills people could change their destructive habits and behaviours and my research and evidence-based interventions continue to influence national policy in England, Wales and Scotland.  More recently I realised that the knowledge and skills I have developed as a successful professional woman, psychologist, researcher and professor, can help anyone change their life, regardless of what it is they seek to change. I work to help professionals who are driven to make the world a better place embrace their power, step into their light, and create the impact and success they deserve. Every aspect of Hope-Makers Ltd is an expression of this vision.

Through Hope-Makers Coaching (click on Services tab) I bring together these strands of my experience as a hope-maker, psychologist, professor and coach into innovative individual and small-group coaching programmes that are evidence-based and combine solution-focused, cognitive behavioural and havening** techniques.

Hope-Makers Consulting enables me to help shape services that disrupt the impact of violence and abuse, through either victim or perpetrator focused work. I do this through research and evaluation as well as training and supervision.

The Hope-Makers Podcast shines a light on incredible stories of how overcoming personal challenges led purpose-driven professionals to connect with their deeper purpose and turn it into a business. If you have a story of hope and want to be featured please complete the form by following the Hope-Makers Podcast tab.

The fortnightly Dose of Hope newsletter provides a positive dose of hope-related research, poetry, hints and tips on staying hopeful or using hope to be successful, as well as updates on all things Hope-Makers. I'd love to invite you to sign up - just scroll to the bottom of this page and you will see where.

Company number 12730964

**(see www.havening.org for more details on this approach)



I take my clients on a journey of change through identifying what is leading them to feel unfulfilled. I do this on a practical and emotional level, simplifying the way forward towards living a truly fulfilled life in all areas.


I have 20 years of experience as a scientist-practitioner designing and conducting research, service evaluation and development, and training and supervising staff within the field of violence prevention.

Are You Ready to Take the Next Step?

“'Working with Erica has given me immeasurable progress and support towards my goals. She works on so many levels depending on what the situation needs. What I mean by this is that sometimes the help I have needed has been to work out a pathway - more practical; sometimes the help has been more emotional, or about the negative thoughts I was having - just feeling too afraid or disbelieving of myself to take the next step.
She gives both little nudges, encouragement and practical support when needed, but I have never felt pushed beyond my capacity, or judged.
I would wholeheartedly recommend getting in touch with her, even if it is only an inkling that you have that you could gain from her support.
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