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Wellbeing  Life coaching for women who want to thrive in later life.

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Is this you?

✨ Feeling stuck or lost in your life​

✨ At a crossroads not knowing what to do next 

✨ Lacking energy and joy

✨ Struggling with confidence

✨ Finding it hard to make the changes

      you want

✨ Life events have knocked you off balance

Know that you have everything you need to start living the life you really want.

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I'm here to support and inspire you...


I've always loved encouraging women to be the best they can be and to go for what they really want in life. To start again with the knowledge that they already have what they need to make new choices for a life full of exciting possibilities.

Hello, my name is Yvonne. My wish for you is that you find the clarity, the energy and motivation to get excited by life again. I trained as professional Wellbeing and Life coach in my 50's whilst experiencing a very bumpy midlife.

Big life events started in my forties. Divorce, a mighty hard menopause, and family illness all took their toll. I felt out of balance, frumpy,  exhausted emotionally and physically and lost my zest for life.  It took time to get back on track but I did - and so can you.

Through coaching you can start a journey of self discovery to find clarity about what it is you really want out of life. Together we can explore fresh perspectives, dive deep into the changes you'd really like to make, and start to shift your life to one that inspires you. 

One to one private coaching is available online in your own space and time to suit you. 

Alternatively, you may choose face to face sessions at a suitable venue or walking coaching in the countryside (these options would suit if you live or work in the County Durham area and love getting outdoors, fresh air and/or wish to get your body moving.

My approach is calm and intuitive, providing you with all the support, motivation and inspiration you need to move in the direction you want.

You can start to get on track to the authentic version of you. Along the way I'll be your biggest cheerleader!

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“What good are wings without the courage to fly"

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

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Your journey of self discovery

We start with a discovery session to find out where you are in your life, what it is you want from coaching, get to know each other and see whether we are a good fit to work together. 

I encourage you to dream. To create a vision for your life that makes you feel excited and create inspiring goals to help get you there.  

There's no judgement and you'll be supported with all the ongoing support, motivation and accountability you need.

On your journey you will learn more about yourself, building confidence and self belief with each choice and step you take.

Supportive tools are provided to help you reflect on your progress and celebrate your achievements. I may set homework - which you may or not do - for example an action step, questions or a worksheet to keep you on track. 

Whether you have a specific area you want to work on or are not sure where to start coaching sessions are planned around your needs.

Ultimately we work together to find the best path forward for you and adapt where needed.

Do you want to...

* Re-discover who you are

* Re-focus on what you want out of life

* Find clarity and a way forward

* Start taking action towards achieving 

  your dreams

* Build your confidence

* Feel excited about life again

* Feel healthier, more energised and

  excited by life again...

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Client Testimonials

I worked with Yvonne at a time of huge changes in my life, when I needed to leave behind one way of living and embrace a new, different and (I felt, less certain) future. She helped me think through how I could achieve a healthier, more positive outlook. We discussed how to overcome my mental barriers, and worked together to change my mindset. Most of our work was done whilst we had bracing outdoor walks either in the countryside or at the coast, followed by a coffee. Her approach really worked for me and I felt more prepared to move forward, with a much better mindset. I'd highly recommend her. Thanks Yvonne! Louise Manley, Durham

“I met with Yvonne for 1-1 coaching to get some clarity on my business goals. Yvonne is a lovely person and she was wonderful to work with. She listened to my fears and concerns, asked me lots of questions to get to the bottom of them, and gave me a way to rethink and re-frame them so that they no longer had negative connotations. She also gave me ideas and ways to get more clarity, focus and motivation in working towards my goals for next year, both in practical action steps as well as mindset. I wholeheartedly recommend Yvonne's skills and training as a life coach. Many thanks, Yvonne!” Catherine Tuckwell, Sunderland, Photographer

“As soon as I heard about the (Vision Board) workshop, I knew I would be going along. I needed some time for myself and wanted space to reflect. I was hoping that even though there were others in the room, I wouldn't have to talk too much as I wanted some head space. I found the whole experience to be so therapeutic. I didn't overthink while cutting out the pictures but just went with what I was drawn to. I'm still amazed at the result. The images and words, that I chose, all fit together and are so meaningful for me. My board has pride of place in my office at home and I regularly look at it and find that I'm quite amused at how accurate it is for where I am and where I'm heading. The host, lunch and venue as well as the team at the workshop all added to the rather relaxing experience.”

Deb Fozzard, Sunderland

"I really enjoyed our session, and it did make me reflect on my future.  A little scary to be honest but it was just what I needed. I do feel as though I have moved forward with some of my goals and expectations and the tool you used really helped me focus. The walking coaching was unique, and I felt being out in the fresh air blew the cobwebs away – inside and outside my head."
Lynder Mathieson, Sunderland

"I recall during my initial discovery call with Yvonne, blurting out “I just don’t know who I am anymore?”. I’d experienced a series of life changing events, which, coupled with a lifetime of self-limiting beliefs had resulted in me standing very confused at a metaphorical crossroads; I had no idea which road to take and I was afraid to step out in any direction. I was stuck.

Together we began to explore my ideal vision for my life and discover my true purpose.

From here Yvonne helped me recall and define my strengths, and we worked together on changing some of the negative thought processes that I’d held for a long time, which were definite barriers to me moving forward.

I had several avenues I had to explore (with one or two changes in direction along the way!) but Yvonne just went with me each time, giving encouragement and support. I was amazed that the smallest of steps really do produce fantastic results, and I got over my compulsion for everything to be perfect. I loved the sessions with Yvonne as it was like a catch up with a good friend over coffee: sometimes a few tears shed at times, but with plenty of laughter.

I am the same woman I have always been … but I’m a much better version now!

Thank you so much Yvonne, for everything.

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Wellbeing and Life Coaching Package

Private personalised coaching unique to you

This is the perfect package for you if you are:

  • Preparing for a big life transition

  • Feeling stuck after years of putting other’s needs first  

  • Feeling lost following a major life event

  • Finding it hard to make the changes you want

  • Lacking energy and confidence

  • Feeling out of balance 

You will discover what you really want out of life, find the courage to take action, make choices based on your needs and build your confidence too. You’ll feel healthier, happier and excited by life again.  

You’ll get crystal clarity about what your vision for your life looks like and create achievable goals that will inspire you to move forward.  

Three Month Bespoke Coaching Package:

  • 12 hours of one-to-one private coaching online

  • Reflection before and after each coaching session to help you gain focus and insight on your progress

  • Email or chat support between sessions to help you stay accountable to the steps you have promised yourself

  • Tools, techniques and resources as needed

  • Continued support, guidance and help with motivation as needed and cheerleading all the way!

If you think coaching might be for you book your free discovery call for a relaxed chat.

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It only takes one step...

During the call we get to know each other and find out if we are a good fit to work together. There's no obligation, just a relaxed and confidential conversation about where you are in your life right now, what you need from coaching and how I can help you.

If we work together my intention is to help you create a life that is more balanced and to support you in creating real, positive, lasting changes. 

You will feel energised and excited by life again and look forward to a life of new possibilities. 

Are you willing and able to invest in a healthier and happier you right now?

If coaching is for you let's have a chat - I'd love to help!

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