Victoria Moss tried lots of other diets in the past but struggled to maintain after she lost the weight. As a single mum, working three jobs – a teaching assistant during the week, barmaid at weekends, and debt collector in the evenings – Victoria needed a weight-loss solution that would fit around her busy life, and she got that with Cambridge Weight Plan. But she also got much more – she has become a CWP Consultant herself now and has completely changed her life!
“When I tried slimming groups you’d sit in a room full of other people and you’re all encouraged to eat large quantities of a limited group of foods. You’re not taught about balanced nutrition, and you definitely don’t get a Plan tailored to your needs.
“When I met my Consultant, Liza, she gave me one-to-one support and was dedicated to helping me reach my goal weight. Whether it was reassurance, clarification on making healthy choices, or just words of wisdom, she was always just a text or call away. With Liza’s help and the CWP six Steps Plan, I learnt how to have a good relationship with food and make the right choices! It’s with all these elements I managed to lose five stone and keep it off.”
Liza knew that Victoria would make an excellent Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant and told her about the opportunity the business offered. Victoria was reluctant at first; she had never ran her own business, she was already super busy, plus, she couldn’t afford to quit her three jobs. But after a while she spoke to Liza about the possibility of becoming a Consultant.
“Liza clearly explained everything the role entailed and we worked out how many clients I would need to make enough money to quit my three jobs. Because I was constantly working, it meant that I hardly ever saw my son and was missing so much. As soon as I realised I could earn decent money while working around my son, I decided to go for it.”
Liza then changed roles from supporting Victoria through her weight-loss, to supporting Victoria to become an independent business owner. She helped her complete her training and gave her guidance so she could be a confident Consultant.
“My business took off fairly quickly. I was able to quit my job as a debt collector first, then eventually left my other jobs too. I now earn a lot more but work a third of the hours I used to! All I’ve ever wanted is to support my son and be able to show him the world. Since being a Consultant, I’ve taken him on 16 holidays. I would never have been able to do that before Cambridge Weight Plan. Firstly, I’d have never been able to afford to, and secondly I never had enough holiday days at work. Because I’m my own boss, I can take as many holidays as I like.
“Becoming a Consultant has given me everything I wanted, and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without Liza’s support.”
Let’s find out a bit more about Victoria’s Consultant and Sponsor, Liza Harding-Buck…
Liza has come a long way since she set up her CWP business in the kitchen of her home in 2012. She was a high-flier in the City for 15 years but had to start from scratch after she fell pregnant in 2010 and, in her words, her employers “did not want me anymore”. Liza negotiated a pay-off towards the end of her pregnancy but she still needed to do something to earn money.
She admits what followed was a really tough period in her life, which included gaining a lot of weight. “I was ﬁve-and-a-half stone overweight but then I decided to do something for the sake of my mental and physical well-being. I went on Plan and lost the weight in six months. At the time I was still thinking about returning to the City but then I began to think that I would make a good Consultant.”
It was a good move. Due to her dedication to her clients, Liza received lots of referrals from each client and soon had a very successful business. She then decided to grow her business by bringing in team members, with Victoria being her first.
Liza coached and developed Victoria until she had her own successful business. She encouraged Victoria to sit in on her consultations with clients so she could learn on the job. She gave her marketing and business building tips, and gave her the foundations to also become a fantastic Consultant. Liza now has a very prosperous team which continues to grow, and continues to support and guide.
“I try to keep as many lines of communication open for my clients and team members. If they need me I am accessible. If they don’t then I continue to be a cheerleader for them.”
Although Liza is grateful for the financial reward from having such a prosperous business, she gains the most pleasure out of the life-enhancing impact Cambridge Weight Plan can have on the lives of both her clients and her team.
“I’ve got lots of mums in my team. When they send me a message saying they have booked another holiday with their kids thanks to their CWP business, it really is the best feeling in the world.”
If you want support to help you lose weight, contact your local Consultant today. And if you want to become an independent business owner with the flexibility to work the hours you want, find out more information here.