Anamaria Acevedo Villamizar - THE LIFE ARCHITECT

London NW3 & SE1 +44 (0) 75 8222 2918 +44 (0) 75 8222 2918
London NW3 & SE1
+44 (0) 75 8222 2918 +44 (0) 75 8222 2918

About me

Anamaría is a driven achiever with high standards who, after a successful career as an architect, has found purpose from helping people improve their lives.  She believes that the principles of excellent design extend to building a fulfilling life.

Anamaría has changed career herself, twice. As an architect, she worked as a lead designer in residential, commercial and urban projects. She has set up a successful jewellery design and manufacturing business and runs her own coaching practice.

As an experienced Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Organisation & Relationship Systems Coach (ORSC), ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and NLP and mindfulness practitioner, with over 600 hours experience, Anamaría has helped hundreds of people around the world realise their potential and impactfully show up in the world.

Her passion is to help people discover who they truly really are, to distil their wants and desires and to find strategies to help them achieve their goals with confidence. She helps individuals and companies clarify their definition of success, maximise their potential and achieve sustainable/lasting results.

Anamaría’s coaching style is direct, honest and creative.  She values authenticity, courage and humour and dedicates herself to increasing awareness and development for her clients.


SEVEN Career Coaching:



One to one coaching

  • Career Coaching
  • Personal Transformation
  • Confidence
  • Personal Branding
  • Mental Wellbeing (Stress, Anxiety, Burnout)

Systems Relationship Coaching

  • Couples / Preventive & remedial
  • Business / Partnerships
  • Teams

Spatial Coaching

Training, qualifications & experience

I deliver coaching in English & Spanish; over the phone, through Skype and face to face.

My interest in human needs began with my architectural studies and increased with the many years I worked in the profession in different countries. My passion for the mind and human behaviour led me to study Professional Coaching, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), & Yoga, with the intention of dedicating my time to help individuals to overcome their psychological limitations that keep them fearful and limited.

  • PCC Coaching Accreditation | International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Mindfulness studies | The Mindfulness Association - Present
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) | Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
  • Coaching education and training | Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
  • Professional Organisation and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSC) | CRR-UK
  • NLP Practitioner | Arielle Essex
  • Yoga Teacher | Triyoga

Since I created THE LIFE ARCHITECT, I have witnessed the most amazing type of alchemy, the transformation of the mind and behaviour of my clients towards a fulfilled and successful life.

Other areas of coaching I deal with


“There is no doubt whatever about the influence of architecture and structure upon human character and action. We make our buildings and afterward they make us. They regulate the course of our lives.”
Winston Churchill, addressing the English Architectural Association, 1924

The physical environment in which we live influence our behaviour, and it has a profound effect on the way we feel and act. Elements such as layout, furniture and decoration style, ventilation, light, and colour, affect the way we feel, the clarity of our thoughts and thinking process, either stimulating or discouraging creativity and motivation.

A sense of feeling at home, in your space and in your body (physically and mentally) can only be achieved through authenticity.  Of all the knowledge we acquire through life, self-knowledge is the most important, we tend to see ourselves as fixed in time, but the truth that we are continuously changing and evolving. There lies the beauty of life.

We know we get influenced by our environment but also have a much stronger influence on our surroundings than we believe; they are a reflection of our identity: our values, our mental state and perspectives on life. Your space is the material representation of your inner self, of your identity manifested through your outer attitudes, your behaviours and your style,


Living and working in a space with which you fully identify, a space that reflects your personality and allows you to fully express yourself and be your authentic and creative self.

You will inhabit an environment that supports your activities and your personal or household dynamics.

It will help you to think clearly, procrastinate less and feel more motivated.

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Anamaria Acevedo is an exceptional coach. In fact, she may well be the smartest, most discerning, most fun coach in London. She trained and practised as an architect before she moved to coaching, and her high intelligence and intuitive gifts show in all that she says. These qualities, combined with her persistence and sympathetic goodwill in pushing the client to put aside limits and work for what is wanted, at depth, make her a great asset to anyone’s life. A precious asset, in fact.

Anamaria has enabled me to tackle all kinds of creeping negativity in life, that was informing my outlook, and that I was for multiple reasons not quite facing, or seeing as a phenomenon that could be fundamentally challenged. Anamaria has shown me that I can challenge and change my outlook, something I didn’t think possible before. And she does it so cheerfully, and sympathetically! All kinds of achievements are now coming into view as possible and do-able that I had given up on. I am so grateful and cannot recommend her enough.

Don’t wait - do it! Because she WILL help in ways you didn’t think possible.

S Greene - Writer

"My experience with Anamaria has been exceptional. Thanks to her compassionate guidance, I have worked through crucial blockages and arrived at a profound understanding of my values and authentic desires. After working with her, I feel renewed, liberated, and find myself on the threshold of beginning a new chapter of my life: one marked by wonder, courage and openness. I would highly recommend Anamaria as a coach."

Amy H.

"When I first came to Anamaria, I was somewhat a bit of a mess, lacking a lot of confidence. From our first meeting, I immediately began to feel better. Not only was it great to share my struggles with someone, but she allowed me to realise that if I took a step back, take time to take a breath, I could begin to realise that I could trust and find faith in my ability to realise that happiness is already there within myself.

She had enabled me to open my eyes and look to the future with excitement, focusing on the things that I enjoy in life and beat down the walls that stand in the way.

She has taught me that one of the bravest things I could do is to let go of the things/people who hurt my mind and soul and instead listen to my own real voice"


“For a long time I was convinced I didn’t need anyone’s help and that I could solve my issues by myself…

From the first session, I felt better and I realized I was dealing with a self-confident competent professional. You have contagious energy and happiness and coaching helped me to feel more confident and believe I am able to clearly define and achieve goals.

I discovered, with our meetings, that something really important and necessary to define and achieve goals is to learn to dream.”


“I never imagined that you could awake the sleeping lion that was inside me, it didn’t wake up furious; you rescued him from his lifelong hibernation.

With your grace, intuition, shrewdness and love, you guided me and started moving things inside me… my frustrations, my achievements, my fears. You have a gift and I also love your seriousness and responsibility.

You have a sixth sense to perceive mood’s states … and with subtlety you manage them, respect them and don’t give up until one finds oneself.”


“I learnt to think about myself, becoming aware that in life it is important to put issues and worries in standby, to take time to breathe deeply and start enjoying all the good things we already have…

I hold Anamaria in very high regard and the way she manages the coaching process. She was sensitively assertive in my case as we identified and explored the most important issues, which stopped me from enjoying my life in the way I deserve it.”


“I am grateful with Anamaria for her excellent collaboration in clarifying my ideas and the questioning, which made me reflect upon these things I have to work on to balance all areas in my life.

Our coaching sessions helped me to identify my priorities taking into account my strengths to be able to develop more pleasurable and productive activities in all fronts of my life. At the moment I am developing those activities and I have far more clarity towards my goals. I thank Anamaria hugely for her dedication and understanding on the subject.”

Marta Lucia B.

"These sessions helped me to realise that I have the tools to achieve whatever I want in life but that I don’t know how to use them. You, as a guide, helped me to understand how to take advantages of these tools and to put them into practice through different techniques and strategies."


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Monday to Friday 8:00 to 19:30 (last session) Saturdays 9:30 to 12:30


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