Michelle Bayley CPCC PCC
Choosing the career that's right for you, gaining a promotion, developing as a leader or making a change in another part of your life can be tough, so my job is to help you.
Down to earth and approachable, I coach people to overcome obstacles and make positive changes in their careers and life in general.
I also work as head of a communications team, so I understand the issues busy people face. Here's some examples of what people have got from their coaching with me:
- Changing career to work that's the right fit for them
- Better relationships with partners, family, friends and work colleagues
- Increased confidence and the ability to deal with their nagging “inner critic”
- Gaining a promotion and making their mark quickly in their new role
- Enjoying spare time doing activities they love, without feeling guilty
- Recovering after a relationship break up
I specialise in career coaching - helping people find fulfilling work that's the best match for them, taking them from confusion to clarity. And I train other coaches to do this too. Because I spent a long time feeling that my own career wasn't the right match for me, I know what it's like to feel frustrated about career direction and I enjoy career coaching to help others to find the work that's the best match for them.
About me and what clients say
I combine career coaching and life coaching with co-leading a busy marketing team, so I understand the challenges of leading teams and delivering more for less. As well as working with private individuals I'm hired by organisations to work leaders, helping them be as effective and fulfilled as possible and often supporting them with promotion.
Here’s what one client has had to say about career coaching with me:
“I was unhappy in my work and desperate for a change but had no idea where to turn. Career coaching with Michelle helped me re-focus on what I really wanted from work and how to get it. I’ve now found a great new position that chimes with my values and that is much more than a 'just another job' for me.”
And here's what another client has said about life coaching with me:
"Michelle has been a Godsend. She has helped me realise that I was extremely stressed, bordering on manic and unhappy in my current role. She instilled in me the confidence to look after myself and to stop the people pleasing. She probably saved my life in all honesty, as I managed to slow down and evaluate what was important to me before I got seriously ill. Michelle’s manner is warm, approachable yet action based. Everybody needs a Michelle in their life – money well invested!"
How I work
I work with people over Zoom, Teams, FaceTime, Skype and hopefully, soon, face to face in Twickenham. The number of sessions per month depends on what fits best for you, but it should be a minimum of two in the early stages so you can get some momentum behind your coaching.
The total number of sessions depends on what you want to get from your coaching. Based on experience, to create real, lasting change, I recommend a minimum of six life coaching sessions over two to three months. For career coaching, again, depending on what you want to achieve and your specific circumstances, the minimum number of sessions varies from six to twelve.
To find out more about how I work with people and for answers to frequently asked questions please take a look at my website - http://www.findyourwaycoaching.co.uk
If you'd like to know more...
To find out if I could be the right coach for you, drop me a line or give me a call for a free no-obligation consultation or to arrange a free coaching taster session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Certified Coach accreditation (PCC) - International Coach Federation (2010)
Pursuing Mastery - Newfield's Somatic Coaching Intensive (2009)
Organisational and Relationship Systems Fundamentals (2005)
Licensed Firework (TM) Career Coach (2004)
Certified Professional Coach, Coaches Training Institute (2004)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education to teach 11 - 18 year olds, University of Keele
BA (Jnt Hons) English/Communications and Cultural Stuidies, University of Birmingham
UK International Coach Federation
The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.
Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.
Members of ICF are accountable to a professional code of ethics.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
New career coaching
Career change coaching
Career transition coaching
Work life balance
These vary according to life or career coaching - please see details on my website.