Tanya Isdale

Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA14 07513355913 07513355913
Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA14
07513355913 07513355913

About me

Is it time to find your own path from within?  Are you facing change, wanting to move forward but finding yourself overwhelmed, confused or just plain stuck in a rut?

I can teach you simple self-help techniques that you can use at home to feel better about yourself; to build motivation; to increase confidence and emotional wellbeing; or just ditch habits that arent helping you.

I combine life coaching with energy work; offering you space to reach your own defined goal at your own pace while shifting energetic blockages;  helping you to achieve emotional wellbeing, and encouraging you to realise your self-worth as you take stepping stones to your very own version of success.

Having helped others to understand their own desired outcomes, and given them the tools to change their habitual ways of thinking, my clients are achieving their goals in both their personal and working lives.   I have watched them grow in confidence and self-assurance as they validate their own accomplishments.

How Coaching Can Help

Coaching will allow you to  discover your own goals, and unlock your own resources to achieve these goals, whether large or small, short term or lifelong.

By taking small steps you can start to work out in which direction you want to make a shift;  take the time out for coaching, and give yourself the gift of choice.

Whatever change or challenge, coaching is a gentle way to develop self-defined goals and to uncover paths to their fruition. The achievement of such goals brings such a huge boost that it cannot be overestimated.

And the beauty of coaching is that the goal, the path, the achievement, and the empowerment are all your own.  How amazing is that!

My Journey

After working for many years in the Education sector, I found that I wanted to be working more closely with people - listening, encouraging, and empowering; enabling them to focus on their own goal, bringing self-direction and self-belief.  My own shift towards my goal started when I became attuned to Reiki - my first step into the field of energy, which developed over time to further study and the practice of different modalities, culminating in becoming an accredited life coach.

I have experience of working with people of all ages who wish to work on all kinds of issues.  I have worked with students as they start their journey into the competitive world of work, often unsure of what to do and where to start.  However, looking for a new job or for advancement can come at any stage in your working life.  It is sometimes difficult to clarify what to do, where to look, and how to put yourself forward as a good candidate, particularly if confidence is low.

If you are a job seeker of any age, I will collaborate to get you ready for your career, supporting you in developing focus and self-awareness. You’ll also benefit from practical, hands-on help with preparation and planning, giving you the very best start in your new job.

And I enjoy helping women who are struggling with self-esteem issues; this can affect their lives in many ways, such as whether they put themselves forward for promotion; in personal relationships, or enhancing their wellbeing. Women do tend to be reticent about their achievements, often not even acknowledging their value to themselves, let alone speaking about them. There are a number of ways to support you, and I would love to have an opportunity of sharing them.

For those of us who are now ‘mature’, retirement often bringing feelings of loss, loneliness and even grief.  The loss of a job title and the structure of a work schedule, together with the loss of connection to other people, be they colleagues or customers, can leave one feeling stranded without purpose to the retirement years stretching forward. Talking about feelings, and working on a plan to find opportunities for a worthwhile and productive retirement, will help massively to boost all-round wellbeing.

As well as being a life coach, I am Mum to two adopted sons, having suffered infertility all my married life. I understand the pain of infertility, the struggle to come to terms with a basic human need unfulfilled. The path to successful treatment can be long and emotionally exhausting, a cycle of hope - too often followed by crushing disappointment. The journey can be expensive and all-consuming, it being difficult to see life outside of the drive to have a child. My unique approach can help you to find a balance between the goal, your wellbeing and your life as a person in your own right.

Similarly, the adoption process is usually a long and challenging one, and the challenge doesn’t stop the day your child is placed in your arms. To be considered as an adoptive parent, one has to jump through a multitude of hoops, your future in the hands of judging panels and social workers. The wait can be long and the strain telling. There are many emotions that will crop up over the years and which I understand deeply.

What To Expect From A Session

I am often asked 'What is Life coaching actually?'. The term might seem a bit 'fluffy' - its difficult to describe unless you have been coached! It covers as wide an area as life itself does, and is up to each individual to find their own priority with the coach's help.

Coaching will help you to develop focus and clarity.  It offers time and space for you to talk about your own goals in a safe and welcoming environment.

It is important to feel comfortable with your coach, and to build up a good feeling; I will not be telling you what you do, but will help you to gently discover what you want to aim for, and for you to find the answers from within.

So I offer a free twenty minute phone conversation, so that you can get a feel that we can work together before you decide to go ahead.

How many coaching sessions to have, and how often, are for you to decide.


I am grateful to my clients for testimonials, some of which are listed below:

"The session really made me think about my mental approach/mindset – to think in a more positive way and to believe that I’d get the job. The ’Power pose’ was interesting J.  I’m pleased to say that I did get the job!
Thanks again for an engaging session, having the time to talk really helped." M.J., Manchester

"I thought I had anxiety but after speaking to you I realised it was stress that’s been overwhelming me at certain points ie when I’m nervous or out of my comfort zone.
Thanks to you I’ve been working on the techniques you gave me and trying to incorporate time and activities which I enjoy and relax me. I know it’ll take time but just talking it through with someone objective and unbiased was unbelievably helpful.
I’ve already been recommending the coaching sessions you did and thank you again for helping me." S.N.

"I would like to thank Tanya for my inspiring sessions recently. Each session was very enjoyable and interesting. She showed me a new technique which helps me to de-stress which I will try to adopt into my daily routine.
I felt helped, supported and very motivated after every session. I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a life coach."  L.D., Cheshire

"The coaching session with Tanya helped me as they gave provided “me time”  away from work and home life. They focused on my potential and helped me to see my goals clearly and on how I can develop the necessary skills to achieve my goals successfully. The sessions enabled me to reflect on my needs and wishes and think of how I can gain pleasure in my life again after the sad times during the last few years. Its almost like a transition into a new phase of life. Tanya showed me empathy and understanding and kept the sessions happy and light-hearted and supportive, transmitting her positive energy to me.  The sessions helped me to understand myself and my needs better and regain my self worth by giving me confidence in my capabilities. " A.F., Manchester

"At my first meeting with Tanya I was a little apprehensive as I had no idea what was expected or what the outcome would be. However after just a short time we decided I should enhance my schedule to include paying clients as well as offering my time as a volunteer. We very quickly developed a plan and almost immediately I managed to secure a position which fits in perfectly with my lifestyle and other commitments.  I am indebted to Tanya for the encouragement and confidence she gave me in her gentle and discreet manner."  S.L., Altrincham

"I very much enjoyed having Tanya as my coach. I found her to be thoughtful, empathetic and hugely supportive. During the period of the coaching, I found that I made progress in areas of my life and business which I had not expected. I had been stuck and with Tanya's help was able to move forward at a fast pace. She gave me the confidence I needed and I think we were both surprised at how much I achieved in a few weeks. Being coached by Tanya was a valuable and enjoyable experience and it has made a big difference to me both personally and for my business. " S. P., Cheadle

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Diploma in Performance Coaching with NLP
  • Reiki, Level 3
  • Energy EFT (Tapping), Master
  • Energy in Motion, Master
  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, Distinction
  • BSc (Open)
  • 20 + years working in Education

Member organisations


Association for Coaching

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

Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • Infertility
  • Adoption


£35 per hourly session

Further information

I generally work from a dedicated coaching room in my home, but am happy to meet elsewhere by arrangement.

I am available Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10 am and 3pm.  I offer some evening and Sunday appointments by request.

Greater Manchester

Type of session

Online life coaching
Telephone life coaching
Face to face life coaching
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair-accessible premises

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a life coach's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the life coach to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair access No

Ground floor coaching room. Parking on the road


I am available Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10 am and 3pm.  I offer some evening and Sunday appointments by request.

Tanya Isdale

Tanya Isdale

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