About me

Put quite simply, I help you to see the wood for the trees and set you on a path to continuously achieving your goals in life. I am an experienced and qualified life coach, specialising in coaching those who feel ‘stuck’ or in limbo. This could be for a variety of reasons, including: during and following divorce or relationship breakdown, children leaving home, or as a result of redundancy. Although, for many people, there is no particular trigger that has made them feel as though they’re ‘cast adrift’ - they perhaps just feel as though they need re-energising or would like to consider the path they’re taking in life. My approach is empathetic and compassionate, I’m here to listen, guide and hold you accountable to achieving your goals.

Together we will work to:

  • Identify your goals in your life, career and relationships
  • Identify the potential hurdles that you may encounter
  • Create a manageable plan with achievable goals and milestones
  • Carry through your plan, celebrating milestones and overcoming obstacles

I became a qualified Life Coach as well as a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner in 2016. NLP is a technique that resolves issues without dissecting them, by focusing on finding the outcome you desire. It helps you to feel more in control of your mind, and consequently your life. With NLP coaching, you learn new behaviours that enable you to communicate more effectively and increase your self awareness.

I can help you to improve the following areas:

  • Career change / promotion
  • Considering divorce
  • During or after divorce
  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Achieving personal goals
  • 'Empty nest' syndrome
  • Low self esteem
  • Low self confidence
  • Stress reduction
  • Anxiety
  • Weight management
  • Self worth / self esteem
  • Positive mindset
  • General well being
  • Rediscovering your true self
  • Silencing negative self talk

My ultimate aim is to help you to find mental clarity, and arm you with the tools to continue leading the life you want, without my help.


How can I help you to achieve your goals?

I am your guide and champion, on your personal journey. I am not here to tell you what to do, but will instead steer and encourage you toward the path that you choose to take. Many of us start off with good intentions when it comes to accomplishing our goals, whether it is career development, personal development, increasing self confidence or self esteem, weight loss, financial stability, relationships, divorce or any one of an infinite number of objectives. The reality is that you will be unable to achieve these goals, if you do not have the right support and encouragement in place to keep you motivated along the way.

My role as a Personal Development Life Coach is to empower and help you find the resilience and tenacity to build the stepping stones towards consistently achieving what you want in life. As with everything that is most rewarding, there is unfortunately no quick fix - but with me, you will learn where your strengths lie, feel able to move forward and find the determination and motivation to accomplish whatever you want to, in your life, career and relationships.


Why me?

I became passionate about life coaching in the 5 years that followed a very turbulent period in my own life. Those life experiences and a desire to help those who have found themselves in difficult situations, ultimately led me along this path. I am incredibly fortunate to have found mental clarity, and now my life experiences have given me an insight into my varied clients’ mindsets and shaped my approach to life coaching. By utilising the different tools and techniques I have learned, coupled with my experience, I help people feel empowered within themselves and ready to face adversity - as well as recognise and celebrate triumphs.

Be the master or mistress of your own destiny - and learn how to unlock your true potential.

Testimonials

'When I first started to work with Michelle on my career I was confused, I had lost my confidence, my value and my spark. I had always been confident and successful within my 18 year career in fashion and I needed support and guidance to get me through a very turbulent time. I discovered that I had changed as a person, I was no longer aligned with the industry and changing myself to continue to fit in was not the solution. Michelle helped me discover this and most importantly to discover my new direction, my new career and new path to happiness. Michelle is so very professional, patient, fair, unbiased and I thank her for all the support, advice, thought provoking questions and exercises that have led me to my new dream job, working for myself as an Illustrator. A dream I had kept for years as I never thought I had the strength and courage to chase it, and thanks to Michelle make it a reality. Thank you Michelle, you have given me so much'. Kim

'I felt shock in certain patterns of approach to problem areas in my life, struggling, but repeating behaviour and not getting anywhere. I met with Michelle, not having too much faith I would move off my never-ending circle. After the first session with Michelle I was blown away at how differently I was thinking about my approach to my personal challenges'.  Georgina

If you are interested in learning more about life coaching and starting your journey to clarity with me, please do not hesitate to get in touch for a free 30 minute chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training qualifications are :

  • Diploma (Distinction) The Coaching Academy -Professional  Personal Performance Coaching
  • Accredited by the Standards Office (CPD)
  • Diploma Quality Culture - Certified Practitioner of Neuro -Linguistic Programming
  • Accredited by The American Board Of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP)
  • Diploma Quality Culture - Certified NLP Coach
  • Accredited by Coaching Division of The American Board of NLP
  • Diploma Quality culture - Certified Practitioner of Time Line Therapy
  • Accredited by Time Line Therapy Association

I have been practicing for the many years and have experience in a broad range of issues from clients wishing to lose weight and maintain it -  to clients going through divorce and wanting a new chapter in their life aiming for their goals.

Clients who want to change or develop their careers and have several goals but don't ever seem to complete them , I can help support and facilitate the completion of these goals utilising tools and techniques that are very useful.

Whatever you may be going through in life it is always better to feel supported and to realise that you are able to find the inner strengths to go forward and complete your life's goals.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

I also see clients going through divorce or post divorce, weight loss maintenance, self esteem and confidence issues and much more.

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Fees

From £65.00 to £150.00

Additional information

My standard sessions are 1 hour and are charged as follows:

  • Face Time (or other video conferencing) £65
  • In person £75

I also offer a package of 6 sessions with a discount of 10%.

I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation either on the phone or via videoconferencing.

All sessions are payable by bank transfer 2 working days before each session. Refunds are at my discretion.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday - Friday 9am -6pm

Further information

Coaching supports and empowers you in order for you to reach personal and professional goals. It enables you to achieve all that you want from life by assisting you in moving where you presently are in life to where you want to be.

Coaching gives you the opportunity to establish the skills required in order to achieve the desired results when facing challenging situations.

Coaching does not deal with psychological distress and should not be confused with counselling. Coaching helps you through the stepping stones on the journey in order to reach your goal.

Entering into a coaching relationship you must be ready to make changes in your life. For coaching to be effective it is essential for you to make a commitment to take an active part in the process. This will include identifying your own goals and desired outcomes and there will be some actions to complete in your own time between sessions.

Although I will offer you a 100% commitment to your personal growth and development you will be responsible for creating your own outcomes.

Coaching is most effective when both parties are honest and straightforward in their communication.

Our work together remains confidential and that all content discussed will not be disclosed to any third parties.

Sessions are offered face to face, telephone or Face Time.

Altrincham
Greater Manchester
WA15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

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