I'm a professional executive, life and career coach experienced in coaching at all levels. I work with both men and women on a one-to-one basis, either privately or within organisations.
I provide career and transformational life coaching for dynamic individuals in and around Tunbridge Wells or globally via Zoom, supporting my clients in making the right life-changing decisions for themselves, and helping them to get 'un-stuck'.
I work with women returners, professionals facing redundancy or individuals wanting a career change to help them secure a meaningful and rewarding role they love.
I also deliver executive coaching in the City within a number of industry sectors including banking, insurance, recruitment, consultancy and technology, as well as with all sizes of businesses and organisations from start-ups to large corporates.
I am passionate about teaching my clients how to live a life free of stress and anxiety, how to overcome imposter syndrome, gain confidence and self-belief and how to stop holding themselves back and reach their full potential.
Having previously faced the above challenges myself, I am able to relate to and truly understand how they feel. I have created my coaching programmes based on my own personal experience and learnings, which I believe makes my coaching sessions hugely powerful and effective.
Coaching is a hugely personal thing. It can also be confronting to open yourself up fully to another human being, allowing them to rummage around inside, digging up all the things few people get to see. So why use me?
I will work with you in a warm and empathetic way to help you develop a powerful mindset so that you are able to overcome any challenges you are facing in your life, whether that be uncertainty around next steps in your career, stress and anxiety, lack of confidence, overwhelm, imposter syndrome, procrastination, decision-making, or if you simply feel stuck in certain areas of your life.
My passion is in helping you understand who you really are, as well as in supporting you to create a strong mindset, so that you have absolute clarity, peace of mind and a real sense of inner calm despite the challenges you are facing in life. This means you can prioritise what is important and respond to these obstacles in a way that aligns with your values, so you are able to make powerful choices for yourselves and your families.
Most importantly, I offer a non-judgemental space where you can simply talk with someone who truly listens and hears you.
My coaching style is relaxed but supportive. I aim to put you at ease right from the beginning so that you are able to gain valuable insights and life-changing ‘a-ha’ moments, which will enable you to make clear choices, be decisive and overcome challenges in a powerful way.
Whilst sensitive and compassionate to each individual’s situation, I also bring a lot of energy, encouragement and enthusiasm to the coaching sessions which creates momentum and helps you to find clarity and solutions based on your unique circumstances and personality.
Career and Interview Coaching
Career Progression Coaching: I support professionals in enhancing your soft skills which are vital for career progression, as well as developing your strengths, so you have the confidence to navigate work challenges and maximise your performance, and therefore achieve the success you are looking for.
Career Transition Coaching: I provide individuals seeking a new role with a career coaching programme to help you map out a new direction and to help you secure a meaningful and rewarding role you love, which not only aligns with who you are, but also provides you with a new found identity and purpose.
Interview Coaching: I help professionals to successfully navigate any interview process and to avoid the many pitfalls, equipping you with a well-articulated and clear message that is delivered with confidence, thereby providing you with the very best opportunity for success.
Executive and Transformational Life Coaching: for private individuals or within organisations
Stress and Anxiety: I provide individuals who have busy and demanding careers and lives, with a highly effective coaching programme so that you are able to achieve success in a calm and stress-free way.
Leadership Coaching: I help professionals transition into more senior and / or new leadership roles. I work with you to enhance your soft skills and develop your unique leadership style so that you become compassionate, confident, effective and respected leaders.
Imposter Syndrome: I support individuals in overcoming imposter syndrome so that you fully believe in yourself and are able to embrace every challenge in an empowered and unstoppable way.
Confidence and Self-Belief: I help individuals who are lacking in confidence to find lasting inner self-belief. The end result is that you feel more confident in yourself and in all areas of your life, which enables you to step out of your comfort zone, embrace every challenge and stretch yourself to grow and achieve your goals.
Reaching Your Full Potential: If you are holding yourself back in some way, I help you to identify how you are (unknowingly) sabotaging yourself. It may be through procrastination, seeking perfection, fear of failure, or one of the many other ways we get in our own way. I provide you with awareness of what is causing your ‘stuckness’, as well as the tools and understanding to overcome this so that you can be your best self, successfully achieve your goals and ultimately feel good about yourself.
Performance Coaching / Solving Business Problems: I partner with business owners to help you solve problems related to enhancing the performance of individuals in the organisation, such as improving relationships within teams, increasing motivation, growing confidence and managing stress and overwhelm. This results in higher revenue generation, greater staff retention, improved productivity and increased satisfaction among employees, as well as creating a more enjoyable and happier culture within which to work.
What People Say:
Marie is like a breath of fresh air. To date I haven't met anyone who presented with equal measures of friendliness and professionalism which put me at ease straight away. Marie's objectivity was impressive; her intuitive nature and authenticity invaluable; as was her ability to challenge my thoughts with just the right amount of sensitivity, humour and knowledge. Yet what really wowed me was Marie's ability to listen. She has truly mastered the art. I can honestly say, hand on heart, that had I not had coaching sessions with Marie, I would not be in my current state of contentment and happiness. Marie Wright is an exceptional coach. (Evie Serventi: Sports and Exercise Psychologist)
What can I say! Marie is a genuinely lovely, warm and kind person. You immediately feel at ease with Marie and you know that you are in amazing hands. She helped me to focus on my strengths and values in order to tease out what was important to me. Marie helped me to rise above the setbacks and remain focused on the end goal. I would say that Marie has brought about transformational change in my life; I no longer pay attention to 'rubbish' and move on swiftly to greater things. I feel far less affected psychologically by setbacks and can now focus purely on the successes and achievements, as well as the positive changes and value that I can bring. Marie is a wonderfully positive person and influential coach, who uses sophisticated techniques in her daily practice to overcome obstacles. I would highly recommend her to anybody who is looking for a skilled transformational coach. (Claire MacDonald: EMEAR Regional Lead)
My time with Marie over the last year has been life changing. I can’t thank her enough. She has armed me with the right tools and mindset to overcome challenges that historically had me feeling consumed and often stressed. My coaching sessions with Marie have had a huge impact on my personal life: dealing with trauma, pressure, and anxiety. Both personally and professionally I’ve taken so much from our sessions. So whatever type of coaching you need, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her. When it comes to facing your fears and embracing change, it also really helps that Marie is a lovely lady, easy to talk to and truly compassionate. (Rebecca Hudson-Dowdeswell: Senior Consultant).
To see more testimonials, please visit my LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/mariewright-boldbeancoaching
And to find out more, please visit my website: www.boldbeancoaching.com
A Little Bit About Me
Coaching is not about me, it’s all about you. But if you want to know a little bit about who I am, here are a few informal bits of information that hopefully give you an insight.
My friends would describe me as empathetic, enthusiastic and energetic, as well as pragmatic, calm in a crisis and compassionate. I can be earnest at times, but I also love a giggle and a good laugh.
Outside work I love doing hot yoga, the freedom of cycling on or off-road, skiing like a lunatic, and the magical feeling of sleeping under canvas whilst camping with my family. I also love open water swimming and can confess to loving an occasional skinny dip now and then – as long as there is no danger of scaring a passer-by.
I belong to the Tunbridge Wells Speakers Club and love listening to and giving speeches on a regular basis. I used to be terrified of public speaking, however in the spirit of being bold, I faced my fear head on, stepped out of my comfort zone, let go of worrying about failure and being perfect and now actually enjoy it – who knew!
Otherwise I am normally found enjoying time with my family or with my head in a book.
To find out more please visit my website: www.boldbeancoaching.com
Training, qualifications & experience
I draw on my experience working within high level investment banks as a Recruitment Manager, as well as for two prominent recruitment companies, to support my clients in understanding the right career choices for them. I also understand how to establish and run small businesses, having set up and run a property search and selection company, creating a portfolio of clients and properties in London and the South of England, as well as my coaching business.
Following a parental career break to raise three children, I re-trained to become a fully qualified and accredited Executive and Life Coach. As a woman returner myself, I understand the challenges that women face when going back to work, and as a result, I am passionate about helping them find roles that are both rewarding and that also fit around family life.
I completed my full time Practitioner Diploma with the Academy of Executive Coaching in 2016 and undertook a part time one-year course with the Ultimate Coach Programme in 2019, which I completed mid 2020.
I love learning and read a lot of current coaching literature and books and am an avid watcher of Ted Talks to keep my ideas and coaching up-to-date, interesting and of the highest value to my clients.
In addition to bold bean coaching, I hold a number of Associate roles with various organisations. I operate as an Executive, Career and Interview Coach with City CV, coaching across many hierarchies, industries and functions, as well as an Executive Coach with Unlimited Potential, and was selected as one of the first coaches for the Academy of Executive Coaching in their brand-new Executive Coaching division. I also provide executive and life coaching to senior managers and front-line staff with NHS England and am a Transformation and Mindset Cancer Coach with Liminal Health.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Imposter Syndrome Coaching
I provide a complimentary 30 minute no obligation chemistry session for you to find out more about what I do and how I work, and whether we are a match for each other.
Individual Coaching Packages
My coaching packages for individuals include the following:
- a choice of six one-hourly sessions either weekly, fortnightly or three-weekly, to suit your diary, at a cost of £800, or eight one-hourly sessions at a cost of £1000. I recommend that the sessions are held on a regular basis so as to keep the momentum going, but also to allow enough time and space to reflect, do the homework and put into practice everything covered in each session.
- personal homework after each session
- specific exercises and assignments relating to your goals
- email access to me between sessions
Each coaching programme is specifically tailored to suit individual needs.
Alternatively, I offer "coffee-break coaching" sessions at a total price of £500, whereby we meet on an ad hoc basis for 30 minutes at a time, up to a total of 4 hours. This can be to talk through any urgent issues that require quick resolution. This is ideal to have in your "back pocket" for whenever the need arises and can be invaluable for support in important decision-making, letting off steam, working through strong emotions, brainstorming, idea generation and any other scenario you would like support with.
Please contact me for a complementary no strings chemistry session to find out more.
Corporate Coaching Packages
I offer a number of corporate coaching packages specifically tailored to each organisation’s requirements. Please contact me directly for further information.
I am available Mondays - Fridays from 8am - 5pm.