I am a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council UK (EMCC UK)
I am an EMCC Accredited Coach at Senior Practitioner level (EIA)
I am an EMCC Accredited Coach Supervisor (ESIA)
I hold a Diploma in Life Coaching and Mindfulness and I am also a trained Mindfulness in Schools Project (MISP) .b teacher qualified to teach Mindfulness in Secondary Schools to 11-18 year olds.
I am a qualified NLP Practitioner certified with The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
I am an Accredited Master Coach (AMC) with The International Authority For Professional Coaching&Mentoring (IAPC&M).
Mental Helath First Aider – Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England – Sept 2020
I have a Mindfulness Diploma with The Centre of Excellence. I teach the benefits of Mindfulness to people and organisations to reduce stress, panic and anxiety.
For the last 9 years I have been working in secondary schools in Berkshire specialising in coaching young people around panic and anxiety, anger management, low confidence/self-esteem, self-harm and eating disorders.
I have been a member of the ILM (ILM-Member No 98974) since May 2002 where I gained my advanced management accreditation.
Having spent many years as a technical engineer in the customer care and IT industry, then moving into leadership and management, I took a career break in 2005 to look after my family.
After many years around horses, I got my first horse for my 40th Birthday, obtained levels 1-4 of the horse owners course with the British Horse Society and attended various horse courses including Horse Psychology with Kelly Marks, Leading and Loading five day foundation again with Kelly Marks and The Horse Skeleton Inside-Out.
Following a health scare in 2011, I decided to lose 2 stone in weight and have maintained that to the current date. I have spent several years being a volunteer for WW (Weight Management Organisation) and assisting people on their weight loss journey.
I have been married for twenty four years to my ‘best friend’ and I have a beautiful daughter who amaze me every day. I live in Berkshire, UK.
I decided to return to the workplace with a change of direction. Using my knowledge and skills from my previous experience in business and IT, plus my new skills in weight management, life coaching is now what I do.
Enabling people to achieve their goals in an exciting and challenging way is what has driven me to set up my business SimplyPositive.
During my career I have had to recruit all levels of technical engineers, contractors and graduates whilst balancing a busy home life with a demanding career in the IT services industry mainly based in the oil and gas exploration field. I am a very down to earth person and people are very important to me. Seeing things from another person’s perspective is paramount for me which has been critical in helping me to understand where people are coming from and where they want to get to.
I am not a counsellor or a therapist and I will not interrogate you on the past but I will work with you regarding your current situation and enable you to achieve results and move you to future success.