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About me

What I do and Who will benefit

My aim is to help people to see the opportunities rather than the crisis of midlife! I inspire people over 55 to reach to their heart and soul and embrace changes successfully in order to experience fulfilment and a sense of purpose in their mid-life journey.

For many people, midlife is a time of bewilderment, anxiety and torment. What do I really want or who am I really? Do I know what I love doing, what I like about myself, what makes me happy, what my dreams are?

For many people, it is a time when obstacles seem insurmountable; ill health, emotional upheaval, relationship break-ups, retirement, relocation, empty nest syndrome...

We all need to be inspired and supported sometimes.

My mission is to show you that you can do it: you can embrace the life you are meant to live.

For me turning 60 saw the blossoming of a new determination to start living life on my own terms and finding the freedom to be who I want to be. With the support of a coach I moved from bewilderment to clarity and purpose.

I became the driver of my life

What benefits you will gain

Through a gentle but powerful re-alignment process that will revitalise your energy and unlock your heart-centred potential, you will reach to your purposeful Self.

You will discover your uniqueness and true essence:

  • Who you really are, other than the roles you may have played
  • Who you want to be
  • What lights up your fire
  • Where you want this journey to take you

Your confidence, and self-esteem will be enhanced:

  • You will be empowered to make the ‘right’ choices to live this new chapter the way you want to live it and become the leader of your life.
  • You will be empowered to shift gears for the next part of your journey, to move from the noisy confusion of life and the pressures of expectations to inner growth, balance and contentment.

How the programme works

During the sessions, aspects of your life are systematically reviewed and re-aligned through a variety of ‘exercises’ such as ‘mirror work’, ‘visualisation’, or ‘photo work’. By re-centering your life choices with your core values (needs), you will power up your whole system (emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually) and trigger positive thinking patterns and optimal behaviours. Through this process of re-connecting with your true Self, you will discover what your passions are, have a vision of who you want to be, and realise your full potential.

Practical information

The first session is focussed on Getting To Know You and building rapport: a 60 to 90 FREE minute session where we take a deep dive into where you are at the moment. This is a rich and crucial discussion that lays the foundation of our work together.

We then meet every week or every other week for 60 minutes. There are 2 programmes; one that has 6 sessions, and one that has 10 sessions. The length of the programme will be decided together after the first free session. Between these appointments you’ll be working with powerful reflections, practices and actions to help you build the capability and traction to take you where you want to go.

This programme wraps up with a 'Step into your new life design'

Training, qualifications & experience

Process:

I am a qualified Life Coach, specialised in Harmonizing Emotional Wellbeing. The Harmonizing model helps people “to be compassionate towards themselves, and watch their self-confidence flourish”.

By using a gentle organic process of reconnecting with the inner child in us, it aims at optimising our personal growth and fulfilment.

This model works particularly well with mid-lifers who have not always allowed themselves to practise self-love because of life commitments but who can now find the time and motivation to dedicate the second half of their lives to re-centre and reconnect with their true essence.

This is what clients say about me:

"Marie-Claude has encouraged me to take steps towards areas that I never thought I would go towards, she challenged me to do things I was very unsure about doing. These challenges enabled me to break down self-imposed barriers, ideas and to take action. I’m very grateful to have met Marie-Claude, the confidence I have achieved and the actions I have taken through the sessions with Marie-Claude enabled me to meet people and look at aspects of myself I discarded." Olivia

"I am very fortunate to have been coached by such a skilled practitioner! I came to Marie when all the new choices I had made in my life were beginning to impact me. I felt overwhelmed at times not sure if I had enough drive within myself to make my new business work. It was showing up a lack of self belief and doubt I was beginning to feel small inside. Working through the programme with Marie at a steady pace, enabled me to reconnect with my inner strengths , that could be recognised through my life patterns . I was able to dispel, the thoughts and feelings holding me back and now feel energised enough to set a new path on my life and business journey being aware of the balance that is needed to achieve it." Krystyna

"After quitting my job to seek transformation and a new life, working with Marie Claude was the next best decision I made. She has a quietly reassuring approach, a positive focus allied with genuine kindness, and as the weeks went by I looked forward so much to our coaching sessions . Each time I felt uplifted and satisfied that we had done some deep work, and the training programme unfolded in creative and inspiring ways for me. I am now so much further on my journey with clear goals defined and a sense of peace at having processed a lot of negative life stories and focused on the positive ones to help me reengineer my self image. I’m so grateful to Marie Claude for being a guide, a shining light and an enthusiastic and creative ally. I can’t recommend her highly enough." Joanne

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Break-ups, relocation, emotional well-being, sense of purpose

Fees

Free initial online session

Additional information

£450 for a package of 6 sessions (1 hour per session) with a free intake session beforehand

£650 for a package of 10 sessions (1 hour per session) with a free intake session beforehand

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available from 9:00 to 18:00

Further information

A half-hour exploratory telephone conversation is arranged before we start the process.

The first session is FREE followed by 6 or 10 sessions depending on the programme

Payment is required before the start of the programme.

Sessions are on-line or in person, depending on the location.

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6 Stephen Hunt Street
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M4 6JX

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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Additional languages

French

French and English

Online platforms

Zoom

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Marie-Claude Quieffin-Witcombe

Marie-Claude Quieffin-Witcombe