About life and career coach Michelle Bayley

Down to earth and approachable, Michelle combines coaching with working as a joint head of communications for a Government agency in central London, so understands the issues people face in busy jobs.

Michelle’s coaching style

My clients say that I’m intuitive and warm and I’m quick to use humour (when it’s appropriate!).

When I first thought about being a life or career coach I was worried about it being too “tree hugging” for me (I grew up in Stoke and people don’t really do much tree hugging there…). Then I realised when I was completing my coach training that it’s possible to bring my own style to coaching, so that’s what I do.

Why Michelle started coaching

I worked in marketing, media relations and strategic roles for 13 years before I trained as a life and career coach in 2002. I liked my work in communications but felt something was missing, so I saw a coach and got clear about what it was.

And now, working as a coach myself, it’s always great to see people making discoveries about themselves, then moving forward in line with what matters to them so they can live the life they want instead of potentially being held back by fears.

Life coaching and career coaching credentials

I’ve been coaching for 13 years now and as well as being a Certified Professional Co-active Coach, I’m also accredited as a professional coach by the International Coach Federation (the professional body for coaches), I’m a licensed career coach and I train other coaches to use the Firework career change programme.

I’ve also worked as a career development adviser to communicators in Government and have chaired assessment centres, so I know what interviewers are looking for. And as an associate of the National School of Government, I coached women leaders who wanted to be promoted to the most senior roles in Government departments.

I enjoy writing and have contributed to the Jobsite website, as well as being quoted in articles in Red, Marie Claire, Essentials and Woman’s Own.

I’m a graduate and a qualified teacher and I live in Twickenham, South West London.

Find out more

Read about Michelle’s career coaching and life coaching services, or contact Michelle to arrange a free consultation.

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