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Hello, thanks for coming by I'm Maria

Our ability to support others and be motivated to do the work we want to do is predicated on looking after ourselves first so it's important to get the support and help needed to live our lives well. Don't hold back or put yourself at the bottom of your priorities, because when we are heading for burnout we often don't recognise it.


I've been in this business for over 25 years, designing and delivering individual professional development through 

coaching and mentoring programmes. I'm qualified at postgraduate level in Personal and Business Coaching, Barefoot Coaching ICF accredited 2007. I also have a postgraduate diploma in Social Work, a teaching certificate (TEFL) and MHFA England Mental Health First Aider.


I co-founded a charity and developed its coaching and training services in the area of workplace wellbeing and good mental health. I am driven by social entrepreneurship and meaningful work, it's my purpose. I believe coaching can and does bridge the gap between counselling, therapy and good mental health, especially for those who want to build their confidence, learn and grow without spending a fortune. Coaching should be available to all, no matter the financial situation, helping us all lead meaningful lives.


The expertise and knowledge from Illuminate Charity is still available, as myself and Jeremy now work on a consultancy basis.

Maria's hand-out for resilience training on line and in-person
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Get in touch I'd love to hear from you 

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