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Highly skilled Relationship & Mindset Coach (MAC)

About me

Andrea Rippon offers individual and group coaching to people who want a successful career and a happy family.   She has over 20 years’ experience helping others to build healthy mindsets and emotionally-intelligent relationships at work, home and school.  She is a highly experienced trainer, a qualified Parent and Youth Educator (PET/YET, California), a Mindset Practitioner and an Accredited Member of the Association of Coaching,   Her background is in Education (Person Centred Approach: University of East Anglia); she is a Mum to two children; and has been successfully self-employed since 2000.  Andrea can also be hired for the education/corporate sector.

I'm here to support YOU

We'll start with where you are.  We'll probably look at your Mindset and the most important relationship you have - the one you have with yourself.  When you're ready, we'll move on to the other important relationships your have in your life - it may be with your partner, children, family, friends, home life, work and career.   You may be in a place where you haven't found that important relationship yet, in which case, we'll be looking at how to make your hopes and dreams become a reality.  Or you could be someone who wants to respectfully get yourself out of a relationship,  so you can continue to be you, in a different place.  You might have children that you want to co-parent.  Whoever and however you are ...

I believe in you and your potential  

Not many people can move forward through difficult times on their own.  They need someone to support them, someone who is highly skilled and knowledgeable in personal/professional development; and, critically, someone who is unconnected to their lives, with no agenda of their own.  I've been described as 'smart, funny, direct, deft and caring'.  Can I help you get where you want to be? 

Book your free call to find out.  

  • Would you like a healthier and more resourceful mindset?  
  • Does confidence and self-esteem need a boost?  Are you experiencing Imposter Syndrome?
  • Do you want a greater sense of who you are right now - does your sense of self (identity) need updating?
  • Do you want to look at your values (what you like/don't like) and see how you can fit them in to your life, so you feel more authentic?
  • Would you like to find a source of sustainable motivation?
  • Is there some anxiety that you would like to manage better?
  • Are your relationships giving you what you need?
  • Are you able to ask for what you need?
  • Would you like to know how to talk so your feelings can be heard and validated?
  • Is listening a skill that you'd like to work on?  With your partner?  Your children?
  • How about managing conflict?  Do you know how to solve problems and resolve conflicts so that everyone at home and work is happy?
  • Do you need help setting goals and making achievable action plans?
  • Do you need someone like me to support you, now?

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 25 years’ experience of Relationship and Mindset
  • Certified Parent and Youth Educator PET/YET
  • Licensed NLP Practitioner (Mindset)
  • Accredited Member of the Association of Coaching

I KNOW that you have the potential to become who you want to be.  My long career as a Staff Developer and Course Facilitator means that I am highly skilled at supporting people develop personally and professionally.  I help Directors on Boards of huge multi-nationals improve their Mindset.  I work with Young Offenders in my local prison to raise their self awareness and esteem.  I help PhD students with their leadership skills; and people who struggle to read and write to become counsellors.  I guide Senior Academics and Researchers towards managing their Imposterism; and I support parents, young people and families, whose relationships have been stretched to breaking point, to bring considerate and respectful relationships back into the home.  I'm qualified, with lots of experience, and I've got a track record of bringing all sorts of people to their version of success. 

I will listen well and, once we have established our relationship, I will talk straight.  I train people in Person Centred Counselling Skills.  I have an excellent knowledge of Person Centred Humanistic Psychology; I undrstand the theory of constructive change and growth; and I can bring this knowledge to support you.  I am a skilled active listener, a congruent practitioner and I know how to appropriately challenge. 

I walk the talk  I can mentor you, as well as coach you.  I can help you juggle the important things in your life by supporting you with your Mindset and your Relationships.  Improving those two things will be a total game changer.  They were for me.  I've run my own business since 2000, whilst raising my son and (autistic) daughter.  I know how much motivation and 'bounce-back-ability' is needed to maintain psychologially healthy relationships, and keep the money coming in. 

I know the courage it takes to get out of your comfort zone.  I'm a TEDx Speaker (see video), a newspaper/radio Family and Relationships Expert, a practising Mental Health First Aider and am to support People with Specific Learning Difficulties (ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia).  I am very proud to be voted amongst the 100 most inspiring Women of Norfolk.  I've also learnt to love cold water swimming, including through the winter! 

Member organisations


Association for Coaching (AC)

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From £45.00 to £160.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

To reflect my experience and expertise – and to meet my social purpose of supporting parents, children and young people in need – I offer a sliding scale of fees.  These are per hour (55 minutes, plus 5 minutes closing).  I offer a free half hour introductory session, so you can be sure that we can work together to your benefit.

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I take my client work very seriously; and I can make myself available to clients who are committed to the coaching process out of hours.

Further information

TESTIMONIALS (taken from my website

I have found Andrea a voice of reason and calm throughout my sessions.  She has brought me through an on-going tough time and reminded me of what I really believe in, grounding me (sometimes with accurate 'tough love' calls). I have seen the difference she has made to my relationship with my children and when I need a reminder I will be calling on her again. I highly recommend her

Straightening my head out  Was recommended Andrea by a very close friend who had seen me lose my self esteem and confidence.  I had hit an almighty low. My marriage of 34 years had collapsed, I had various difficult relationships to deal with inside and outside of my marriage including by business. After much self analysis I was getting nowhere, an emotional wreck and dare I say it had lost the will for life. Over a period of 4 months and 10? sessions Andrea has shown me, coached me , to a state of new found confidence and ability to look positively to the future. I can't recommend her highly enough. She is kind, understanding, can't be phased (really!) and has the ability to make what seemed so complex understandable and in fact simple to navigate. I thank her from the bottom of my heart.

Excellent  Such a helpful space to figure out how I'm going to tackle some important parenting issues. Thank you

Quickly changed things for dad/daughter  I contacted Andrea and was pleased that she offered 1-2-1 coaching, which suited my work patterns. We walked and talked for three sessions, during which she empathised, coached and guided me through to a better relationship with my 5 year old. She didn’t change me fundamentally - instead she gave me insight and communication tools. These have helped quickly and enormously for me to avoid the punishment/reward school of negotiation. Instead I understand her needs better (and she mine.) We dont always get it right. But we do take a lot of the heat out of bedtime/school time arguments. Andrea is compassionate, caring, fun and frankly underpriced for the difference she has made. And I’m very particular!

Thank you Andrea My wife and I found the three sessions with Andrea most helpful and constructive, with the opportunities given to explain and discuss our difficulties and tensions within the family. We were especially grateful for the very sympathetic approach and professional guidance offered towards the better 'management' of our three children. The coaching has certainly had a positive impact on relationships within the family and is creating a very much happier environment for all.

Stopping the battles   My family (me, husband and 2 daughters, 12 and 14) were constantly arguing. Each morning we woke with a sick feeling in our stomachs as to how the day would go. There was just no respect or love, just battles and frustration. No-one was getting what they needed from their family life. Our sessions with Andrea have started to transform us. The kids still argue but bit by bit we are showing them how to behave and opening up discussions where they feel their needs are heard and letting things go when needed. This is a gradual process and I look forward to seeing where Andrea's approach will take us. We plan to come back with the kids to have a session about family discussions and very much trust Andrea with our children. I would really recommend investing in yourself and your family by speaking with Andrea and making good use of her skills and much needed services. 

Stronger Relationships Ltd is a Social Enterprise and reinvests surplus profit to offer support and training opportunities to young people and parents/carers.  We know that stronger family relationships benefit communities and create economic growth; and we are committed to supporting this as part of our social purpose.

You can find reviews of my work on my website and on Linked In.

The Enterprise Centre, University Of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Earlham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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