coaching + courses
online + in-person
Based in Cambridge working online and in-person we deliver an evidence-based approach to good mental health, resilience and self-confidence through coaching and training courses.
I work with a small select highly skilled team of coaches with experience across health, housing, non-profit and business sectors. Our approach is human-centred and values driven as we know that wellbeing and good mental health are intrinsically linked to performance, job satisfaction, and a clear sense of purpose.
We will build on strengths, maximise resilience, and embrace challenges so you, your team and your community thrive.
Maria Varallo Coaching online and in-person in the UK and internationally.
The World Health Organisation named stress the health epidemic of the 21st Century.
According to the Peninsula survey 2023, only 12% of employees had confided in their managers about their mental health issues, and one in seven said nothing was done as a result. Demoralising and compounding the stigma around mental health and wellbeing.
We ensure that every person is heard and every piece of training or coaching more than meets the outcomes and quality standards.
“Maria was really engaging and considering the time of day she managed to get us up on our feet and built the energy for the session. I would definitely recommend working with Illuminate and Maria as a facilitator was brilliant.”
Charlotte Young, Director of People & Culture, Cambridge University Press & Assessment
"It made a difference by allowing time to reflect on my management and leadership skills. It's extremely useful to explore this safely without judgment and with an external person to our company. Coaching is an important part of my professional development now."
D.S. Anchor Housing N.E
"The woman I referred to the training loved it, Maria was excellent and really made her feel welcome. It’s made a huge difference to her confidence, she seems to have regained her own ‘power’ and is far more proactive in finding things that meet her needs, importantly learning that her needs and desires are as important as everybody else’s and she is perfectly within her rights to say no. It has been a pleasure watching her blossom, Thank you Maria for a brilliant course."
Alison Nolan, Winter Comfort Cambridge