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2nd July 2022 

About Estelle Laybourne

I am a dynamic, inspirational coach and mentor working with women who want to create a new vision for life.

I am here to support you to expand your potential and develop a ‘can do’ attitude. I can help you to create the life you want by taking hold of your future, today.

I am a fully qualified experienced Life Coach and licensed `Renew You` Coach, working with women from many backgrounds and different experiences.

Are you are looking to find a sense of purpose, change of career, start a new creative venture or simply asking ”what do I do now”?

I can help you to clarify what it is that you truly want and find inspiration, purpose and energy.

When we feel blocked, it can be difficult to even see a future. You may feel at a crossroads, or going through a period of transition. I can help you to move through obstacles and find a new vision.

I will motivate, support and encourage you to make the changes you need, in order to create the life you want.

Together, we will make a plan to help you to take the practical steps you need to achieve your vision.

For many years I worked in marketing and market research as a planning and insight director for the some of the top U.K. and global advertising agencies. During that time, I developed a real interest, passion and insight into what motivates people. Brands I helped promote included Waitrose, Marks and Spencer, Mars, Halifax Building Society, Lego, Roche and many others. I had wide exposure to diverse people, cultures and ways of being.

I have a wealth of experience in facilitating focus groups that build understanding of how people operate, which has enabled me to create my own unique way of working with people to help them develop their potential.

Today, I work with women from a range of backgrounds to help them make changes and discover more about themselves. I am also accredited in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills, Mentoring, Training and Spiritual Counselling. I am an experienced Workshop and Retreat leader, Speaker and Writer.

"I just wish I could pick you up and put you in my pocket, and pull you out whenever I need to talk to you!"
Annie, Hampton Wick

I create and facilitate inspirational bite size coaching sessions. Sessions that you will enjoy, look forward to and leave you feeling energized, enthusiastic and empowered.

I don`t work with off the shelf templates. I work with a range of practical, easily understood techniques and tools tailored to suit you and your needs.

The menu includes:

- Visioning

- Values elicitation

- Reflection

- Collage work

- Thought catching

- Relationship sculpting

- Journaling

- Re-framing

- Mind mapping

- Action planning

- Gratitude
"Thank you Estelle for helping me to face the areas in my life where I seemed to block myself and get stuck. The sessions made me realise that my blocks were just a story and left me thinking about what I could do rather than what I couldn`t do, what I can do.It really moved me on in my life. Like spiritual dyno-rod ."

Other Things About Me:

I am told that I have a gift for working with people, with an intuitive grasp and empathy for people from all walks of life.

I have been a contributor to national and international media including Radio 2, Oprah .com and the Alternative Divorce Show. I have worked with Youth at Risk and the RIDE charity developing and delivering life skills programs; together with an advisory, mentoring and training role at Citizens Advice.

Oh – and most importantly I have experienced the ups and downs and ins and outs of life!.

I am an only child, a child of the 60`s. I have been married twice, divorced twice, have a son and a step son, been employed, made redundant, am self-employed, built a successful international business, closed a business, experienced the death of parents and close friends, made some close friends, been disappointed by some friends… and so it goes on.

"Estelle helped me to focus on my values and priorities; what was really important to me. I had never really done that objectively before; for me. Then we broke them down into sections so that I could begin to work towards making changes gradually, alongside all of the other things I had to do. I really felt supported and I regained a sense of confidence again after spending time out from work looking after my young son. I have now returned to work, and am pursuing my dream of writing in my spare time."
Katherine, Twickenham

I like to keep things simple and straightforward wherever possible; and am naturally curious. I have a particular interest in the subject of friendship, divorce, only children, second adulthood, letting go, starting over and alternative ways of being in the world.

Finally , what inspires me?…lots of things… including Oprah, Ellen De Generes, ET, Mama Mia, travelling - near or far, the sea, alternative ceremonies.

Words that have been used to describe me:
"Tenacious; energised; empathetic; naturally curious; insightful; optimistic; reassuring; inspiring; real; strong."