Golden Calls

Unlock The Block

Let me tell you about Golden Calls

“Unlock the block and reveal the secret”

What if… A simple daily act is all that’s needed to move you to the next level of living?

In my own life I have noticed what happens when I begin to want something more, something better, something outside of my comfort-zone.

I used to hesitate. I used to pause. I used to stop. And whenever I did that, it felt like a boulder falling on top of me, pinning me to the spot causing internal pain, conflict and struggle.

This is a true story that I want to share with you…

I’m Tess Day and Mindblox is my coaching business.

Tess Day with Kira Marais
Tess Day with Elaine Duthie, Louise Smith, Marion Thomson, Yva Yorsten, Corrine Mandon, Alex Garcez,Gillian Fowler

For some reason, at a very young age, I allowed the idea that I wasn’t good enough to be imprinted on my heart and mind.

I wanted to be seen, accepted, and acknowledged.

I wanted straight A’s like my sisters. But a ‘C’ was a stretch of brilliance for me.

My parents and my teachers were always saying, Tess can do better.

I had been informed that my IQ test agreed. I was labelled a dreamer, rebellious, lazy (hated homework), disorganized and distant.

But the little voice inside my head was saying something else.

Have you ever felt like you didn’t measure up, or fit in? That you just weren’t good enough?

I lived this way in varying degrees for almost 40 years. I did not feel good enough. I didn’t feel strong enough. I didn’t feel like the “me” I imagined I could be.

This gave me a choice: accept what they said or prove them wrong.

Looking back on my life, it’s clear what I chose.


I must admit, proving them wrong wasn’t always slick, smooth, easy or classy. When you decide to “make it up as you go along” there are some tough lessons to learn. But it was the right and only choice for me.

Does that ring any bells for you?

My biggest problem was that I was trying to hide that I wasn’t good enough by pretending that I was, and over time I became trapped in my little secret.

I couldn’t ask for help without letting my (now very big) secret out.

With one bad experience after another, by age 19 I was suffering silently with depression.

Then there was this one moment.

While studying fashion design, I was entered into a competition with 10 others in the class and I won 1st prize.

Tess Day with Daniel Crozier, Michelle McManus & Karen Moore
Tess Day with Michelle Mone


I felt so good! I wanted to keep feeling like a winner but I had no clue how to do that. So, I went out and bought a book on how to develop a positive attitude. I read it from cover to cover and I practised everything it said.

I haven’t looked back.

Stubborn, obstinate and impossible were becoming my new nicknames.

And although they served me well, these new titles, mixed with my secret, made the journey lonely, painful and long.

But I hung on and never gave up on me, and over the past 27 years I have been learning how to become the kind of smart I needed to be: smart enough, me-smart, smart-arse 🙂

On the journey, I’ve come to understand so much about people. In particular, I’ve come to understand that I wasn’t the only one carrying that secret.


One of my clients messaged me this morning with this incredible realization…..

“Sometimes we don’t see the opportunities because we are blinded by insecurity – it is so interesting to be looking at my fears and knowing I have to go forward regardless of them.”

Another share was this….

“I’m a mix of nerves and fear because I don’t know what lies ahead.”

There is nothing, nothing more isolating and paralyzing than FEAR.

Do you want to know what happened to me when I wanted to take myself to the next level?

I’d get a migraine and severe nausea and sometimes end up being sick.

Can you imagine how many times this has STOPPED me from having my desires come true?

Too many times to mention.

But then two years ago when I experienced my GOLDEN MOMENT and everything changed for me.

I began to teach myself how to PUSH THROUGH the invisible thoughts and beliefs that were disabling me.

For me it became all about 10 minutes first thing every morning.

What did I find in those daily 10 minute sessions?

  • Order
  • Clarity
  • A plan
  • A life that I wanted to say YES to
Tess Day with Louise Smith, Judith Thorpe, Jeanette Forbes, Pauline Fraser, Mubasher Choudry

What is it for you?

Once I realized the power of those 10 minutes, I knew that developing the daily practice was going to be the ‘smartest’ thing I would ever do.

It might have taken me 29 years to find the answer, but the journey, the knowledge, the experience, and the value that has come with it, is priceless.

What’s incredible is this learning and growing never stops. The only difference is now I’m focusing on the fun, developing deeper friendships and good business connections. More importantly, my clients prove to me, session after session, how possible change is when you don’t do it alone.

That is why I created the GOLDEN CALLS.

Now, I understand……

  • Loneliness
  • Self-inflicted limitations
  • Guilt
  • Less than zero belief in self

…..I also understand that it’s our “secrets” that limit our genius.

Coming to love myself was harder

I have always been interested in people; they have been (and still are) my teachers. As I watch and observe, I learn so much more.

To me, each person is incredible, fascinating and unique. Each moulded by their perceptions, experiences and secrets.

To free themselves from those secrets, it’s important to feel safe and unjudged. I learnt long ago that I didn’t like being judged, so I choose not to judge others.

It’s how I am. It’s how I work.

I became a coach because I wanted to learn and grow, then help others through the same rough waters.

The 10-minute daily GOLDEN CALL is the thing that gradually, day-by-day, unpacks the past, until you step into the life you were born to live.

Tess Day with Alison Chandler, John Willis, Giles Brandreth
Tess Day, Performance, Life & Confiidence Coach, Aberdeen


Keep it sweet and simple!

As humans, we’re prone to over-complicate things. We don’t need hours of dialogue! Just ten focused minutes a day.

“Unlock the block”…

“Reveal the secret”…

Move forward one step at a time.

The magic happens when you get moving: choose, act and do.

Whether you are looking for more:

  • Confidence
  • A promotion
  • A job
  • To lose weight
  • Find a life partner
  • Start a business
  • Be a better leader
  • Improve your sales


  • To be a better version of yourself

…you might like to join me for a series of GOLDEN CALLS.

I know how to help you.

This is your chance to choose a new way of living:

  • Become more consistent
  • Have clear daily action steps
  • Reduce your need for social media top ups and confirmations
  • Transform your habits
  • Become the early bird
  • Experience outstanding moments of reflection
  • Be clear about who you want to be

Here’s the kicker: the GOLDEN CALL is based on science. It’s effects are linked to the Prefrontal Cortex and its awakening power.

What to do next?

Get in touch. Send me an email. Tell me where you are in your life right now, and where you’d like to be.

I would love to help you…

Unlock your block with a Golden call.

Theresa’s support, coaching, training and encouragement have been key to me developing both personally and professionally. With an individual but astonishingly informed approach, Theresa works hard to understand you, and helps you shape your outlook and take control. Your input is essential, and Theresa maintains her hard work as long as you do too!

I continue to have sessions with Theresa, and I continue to make progress. My thanks go to her and her highly tuned techniques.

G, Glasgow, 30

The 10 minute calls were so refreshing and just the right time of day. Since I met up for a coffee with Theresa, I have contacted  25 people. Only one said no to me 9 took my business card and 15 want me to help them.

Being in the right frame of mind does really help and you did this for me, the positivity shows through

Margaret, Aberdeen

As a sole trader I think it’s really important to have someone you can check in with, run ideas past or even just download your previous day or day ahead.  I think these calls would be a real benefit for anyone looking for that bit of motivation or an accountability partner.

I agree that this type of coaching would be very beneficial for companies going through major change either positive or negative just to have that 3rd party to speak with.

Catriona Stevenson


I had been suffering with the feelings of overwhelm in both my business and personal life for a while.  Unable to focus on a clear direction my business growth has been massively restricted.

The daily Golden Call with Tess was exactly what I needed.

The sessions with Tess helped me to focus properly on what was needed in my business.  She helped me to see my business with a fresh pair of eyes and suddenly the direction I needed to go in was right in front of me.

A fabulous opportunity was then presented to me completely out of the blue.  Before the Golden Call sessions this opportunity would have passed me by due to the cycle of overwhelm and fear that I was stuck in.  Instead I’ve taken the opporutnity up and look forward to the bright future this clarity and new direction will bring.

Thank you so much Tess.

Ali, Leicester


What a pleasure to make a phone call every morning and receive the warmest and energetic hello! I would have made the call for just that reason, however I asked Tess to guide me in formatting my intention or dream. She has helped do that as well as given me ideas that I would never have thought of alone. For someone like me, who tends to be a procrastinator of note, this method supported me fully, since I not only had to plan my day, but also report back, so I couldn’t make any excuses, as I would, to myself.

Tess was energetic, a good listener, with a sense of humour, who heard me and worked with me. I do miss the phone call in the morning, never realising how quickly it would become habitual. I will recommend these phone calls to everyone I know, and should you read this, know that it becomes a life changing tool.

Thank you Tess.

Nicci – Cape Town

Working with Theresa has been very enlightening and has focused my mind. Most people would say ‘ why do you need a life coach. When you are such an entreupreneur ?”  My answer is that I am a creative person and presently have so many ideas going round in my head that at times it is overwhelming.  I particularly find speaking with Theresa on a morning schedule of 10 mins for a week very motivating.

Through my business start up Theresa has helped me immensely and she has made me focus on the issues I have dealt with constructively, not on the things I haven’t done which would normally have a negative effect on me.  Thank you Theresa

Kendra, Inverness

I can wholeheartedly recommend Theresa as  a Performance Coach Extraordinare..!!!

She helped me shift my self-defeating fear based response I was experiencing in some challenging work based experiences, into a fear-less self empowered approach—with real workable tools.

She asked me all the right questions, and helped me to help myself.

Thanks Tess—
You’re the best….

J.M – Aberdeen

Theresa is a really outstanding performance coach – warm, insightful and fun to be around. Best of all she’s challenging when it’s needed and always supportive. Her words of wisdom gave me just the right push at the right moment to helpstart making a difficult transition in my career.

She also has helped me radically reinvent several aspects of myself. And I can’t recommend her enough. I never realized how important these  10 minute Golden Calls would be.

Theresa, thank you. I found your work to be brilliant, wise, insightful and practical. I truly enjoyed your help and admire your passion for growth, by far, one of the best decisions I have ever made”

 C.F.D – BD Manager – Dubai