M. Lancaster

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MAC, DipLC, CertLC, Cert Ed
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Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7
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About me

About Margaret
I have extensive experience in supporting and coaching individuals to achieve their aims and promote their personal and professional growth. I have held positions in further education colleges including teaching, mentoring and one-to-one coaching, working with adults and young people on a wide range of personal, career and academic issues.
I became interested in Life Coaching as a tool for positive change during my teaching and mentoring career and undertook further study achieving a Distinction in the Life Coaching Diploma.  In 2009 I took the decision to change my career to become a sole practitioner at Lancaster Lifestyle Solutions motivating others to take inspired action to achieve their goals. 

How can I assist you?
My clients bring a wide range of topics to sessions and include people working in a wide range of careers, stressed parents, individuals looking to improve their health and well-being and people planning a new career or business. 
I have a flexible and approachable manner and use a holistic person centred approach to coaching and mentoring.  At each coaching session we will work together to empower you and build an Action Plan to focus on between sessions.  We will move forward using a range of individually tailored techniques and strategies addressing any limiting beliefs and barriers enabling you to progress to achieve your goals and enjoy the success of your life.  I will guide you through the maze to help you to find out how you can be a winner in the 'game of life' whether it be in personal or professional capacity.

I offer a range of coaching and mentoring services including the following:

Stress Management
Making Life Changes
Confidence Building/Assertiveness
Work Stress
Goal Setting
Weight Loss/Stop Smoking

I am a member of the AMT and hold a EFT Master Practitioner Qualification

I offer LOA coaching to enhance your progress to achieving your goals

I also offer a business 'overhaul' service which can assist you to highlight areas of customer service that may need attention.
Organisational Skills
Listening Skills

Study Support
Retirement Mentoring

I work with each individual client in a professional partnership giving you my full attention as a non-judgemental listener.  As we work together I will ensure that we negotiate targets and formulate action plans to develop your skills and empower you to meet your goals.
Sessions are available either - Telephone, Skype or FaceTime
                                                     By e-mail

Is Life Coaching for you
Do you need a better balance in any areas of your life?
Are you feeling overwhelmed, suffering from low self-esteem and a lack of support?
Are you stressed out and tired of the everyday issues that seem to 'drag you down'?
Do you want to improve your relationships at work, at home and with friends?
Are you ready to make changes and to be free of self-limiting negative beliefs?
Do you crave more enjoyment out of life?

If you answered yes to any of the above then ask yourself -
Are you ready to 'ditch' your old life and take the steps to enable you to make positive change
to live the life you desire?
If so why not take the opportunity read the testimonials of clients who have
taken the journey to improve their lives and develop their full potential. 

“Margaret is brilliant at making you feel at ease from the first moment you meet her.She helped me to identify what was going wrong in my life then encouraged and supported me to achieve my goals.She was there every step of the way”.
Susan (Stafford)

“Life Coaching was a new experience for me but I found that it gave me the incentive to evaluate my career and the issues that were holding me back.Margaret’s approach to my issues gave me confidence to move on from being “stuck in a rut”
James (Kidsgrove)

“I was confused and my self-confidence was at an all time low despite having previously tried counselling when I contacted Lancaster Lifestyle Solutions.Margaret invited me to a free ‘taster consultation’ at which she explained all about coaching without any pressure to book sessions.However I decided to give coaching a try and booked a block of sessions.The transformation was amazing, my self-esteem gradually returned and I was able to become more assertive in expressing my opinions.I particularly found the telephone support in between sessions really good on days when I was having a ‘wobble’.I can recommend Margaret for her down to earth and consistent support.Thank you so much Margaret”.

"After having a couple of difficult years feeling stuck in my work and other issues in my life I decided to try Life Coaching through Margaret. Over the years I have read lots of books on motivation and how to create what you want but had really struggled moving forward particularly finding a new, more challenging and rewarding job. I knew I had to do it if I wanted things to change but had reservations of what difference it would actually make. Margaret is enthusiastic, keeps me on track, cares and goes the extra mile supporting me towards my goals. I now know that you can read as many self-help books as you want but sticking to them requires discipline and effort which can be difficult when you feel in a rut. We've only been working together for a few weeks and already I've been offered two jobs and I will continue working with her to enhance and improve my goals".
Mark (Stafford)

“Thank you Margaret for showing me how to get my work/life balance back.With less stress in my life I can now see the way to move forward in my personal life too”.
Peter (Nantwich)

“During a short course of one to one coaching, Margaret enabled me to work through some tough career decisions and showed me that there was a positive alternative outcome to my situation.Using relaxation and tapping techniques I was able to reflect on my position and develop confidence and strength which empowered me to make the next step in my career journey.I would highly recommend Margaret as a life coach.

“I was nervous about trying coaching but so glad I did.Margaret at Lancaster Lifestyle Solutions was so easy to talk to and assisted me in getting on my feet again after a trauma in my personal life”
John (Newcastle-under- Lyme)

“After a course of coaching I can now say that I feel wonderful about myself.I live in the moment instead of the past and like ‘me’ as a person.
Couldn’t have done it on my own, thank you”.

“Life Coaching helped me gain clarity on why I had found it so difficult to lose weight.With all the tools that Margaret taught me I was able to re-focus on my body image and move forward to a ‘happy me’.
Debbie (Scholar Green)

If you feel that Life Coaching may be the answer to move you forward to a brighter future please contact me for a no obligation informal discussion on how I may be of assistance.
Why not try a free initial 30 minute consultation to allow you to decide if Life Coaching sessions could be helpful to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Life Coaching (Distinction)
  • Certificate in Life Coaching
  • Certificate in Counselling (Birbeck London)
  • EFT Master Practitoner and Member of the Association for Meridian and Energy Therapies
  • Certificate in Education, Further, Adult & Higher
  • Companion Animal Bereavement Counselling (Distinction)
  • Certificate in Social Sciences (Open)
  • PDP220 Specific Learning Difficulties

Member organisations

Association for Coaching (AC)

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The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Anger Management

Study Support

Companion Animal Bereavement Support


£42.00 per session

Additional information

I believe that Life Coaching should be available to a wide range of clients. I never compromise on the quality of service but always try to keep my fees accessible.

Free Initial 30 min consultation

£42 for a single 1 hour consultation - Coaching sessions available by Telephone, Skype or FaceTime 

Coaching Packages are available at reduced rates

Please note that Companion Animal Bereavement Support is arranged on a donation to Cat's Protection basis.

When I work

Daytime and also some evening appointments available.

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

Access by Skype, Facetime or Telephone

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