Licensed Firework coaches
Languages: English, Greek
Hi, I’m Marlene,
My passion is to empower and inspire people to lead conscious lives!
As humans we evolve, we change, circumstances shift and each stage of life brings new opportunities. I believe in creating new futures that inspire us throughout our lives. And I love to work with my clients to support them discover what is important to them, define goals that really matter & figure out how to get there. Often this involves helping people see things from a new and different perspective, which in turn changes the way they behave and ultimately impacts what is possible. Changing perspectives can also ignite new energy and passion and allows us to let go of old stories that are holding us back.
My business experience and coaching focus is very much on personal and organisational development and the corresponding change management processes, and on delivering coaching interventions to improve resilience, performance and leadership capability. I also specialises in coaching individuals to develop an authentic leadership presence, particularly those moving from middle to senior management or into a Board level role.
I provide a calm and constructive coaching environment in which clients feel at ease and able to be honest about how they are feeling about their work and their lives. I bring wisdom and kindness into the space, letting in the light that enables clients to tap into their own authentic resourcefulness and to create a better future for themselves.
Are you ready for change?
Have you been dreaming of an alternative working life?
Would you like to transform your ideas, hopes and dreams into a practical plan of action?
If this is you, I would be delighted to hear from you to arrange a virtual coffee and see if I am the right coach for you.
Contact me by Email: [email protected]
A bit about me…
Following a first career as a Nurse, I retrained in teaching adults and enjoyed a second career in training and development.
Whilst working for a national cancer charity, my role was made redundant. At the same time, I was headhunted which led to a third career in 2002 when I established and have been running my successful Coaching and Training business ever since.
I am a coach, a team coach and a supervisor.
In coaching I work in four areas with individuals:
1. Thought Partner (asking challenging questions, supporting reflection and moving swiftly to action).
2. People Leaders (helping devise strategies and ways of working to enable people/teams/organisations to be and do all they need to do and be)
3. Professionals (without purpose and clear motivation how can you know what to build to provide a fulfilling life and career?).
I unlock the potential of individuals and teams in creative industries. They’re ambitious, enthusiastic, fun, open-minded and curious. They want to make things better for themselves and are committed to change. And that’s why I love working with them.
Career Coaching - helps people find their new career direction, overcome what’s holding their career back. They have clarity on what’s next and how to get there. They enjoy more fulfilling careers.
Leadership Coaching - shifts leaders from micro-managers to big picture, system-aware leaders. They show more self-awareness, interact effectively, motivate better, and have more conscious leadership.
Team Coaching - transforms teams into high-performing teams. They show more positivity and increased productivity, they trust more, there’s more constructive debate. There’s also more commitment, accountability and attention on team results.
- Career transition and career development
- Resilience and wellness
- Executive coaching
Maria’s work experience gives her a deep appreciation of inter-cultural diversity, as well as powerful insights into what drives professionals to deliver their highest and best outcomes.
Maria is passionate about working with individuals who wish to thrive in this increasingly complex world. One of her core beliefs is that success – however it is defined – is achievable and sustainable as long as ‘we don’t let life get in the way of living’.
Focused on professional and personal development, Maria is continuously developing new perspectives for sharing within her network. Currently her top passions are: the awesome potential of the mind, neuroscience, emotional and social intelligence, mindfulness, health and well-being.
My mission is simple. I want to help successful people achieve positive and lasting change for themselves and those they interact with. Whether I am working with individuals or teams, I support people to truly live and work with passion and enjoyment, building genuine connections that not only benefit workplace performance but have a positive impact in all aspects of their lives. With over a decade of experience supporting people to overcome limiting beliefs and reach their full potential, I do this because I want to create a ripple that not only changes the lives of those that I coach, but also inspires those around them.
“Nathalie played an integral role in my career change and without her I truly believe that I would not be where I am today. Her bubbly personality and eagerness to go the extra mile really made my dealings with her a true pleasure. I felt that she really cared about me and my success. Nathalie is a very special person and I highly recommend her”.
Career coaching for high achievers to pursue non-traditional life and career paths without guilt.
You come from a traditional background, which comes with so many gifts, but usually also means that your life path - what you studied, who you dated, what you do for a living - was clearly mapped out from birth. And if you deviated form that path, you were hit with So. Much. Guilt.
So you got high grades. You went to good schools. You embarked on an impressive, steady career - one of those jobs that is always in high-demand (because of security).
But your life, as it stands, doesn't make you happy. You're wondering: 'Is this it? Is this all there is?' And something inside you says 'No. There's got to be more'.
Maybe you know what “more” looks like and you need support to pursue it (because there will be pushback).
Or maybe you don’t quite know what you want to do, what your passions are, what path will make you feel fulfilled - you just know that your current path isn’t working for you.
I work predominantly with women who are looking to launch themselves into a new career, often after a period of time at home. I help them define what they want from their work and life going forward and support them in creating detailed plans about how to achieve their objectives. I am passionate about helping believe that it is possible to have a new career at any phase of their life.
I also work with clients in demanding, sometimes new role roles who are seeking success and confidence at work, whilst balancing their life outside work.
I have a warm, supportive and non-judgemental approach. I help clients keep alive what it is that they dream of for themselves and encourage them to 'play big'. Clients say that I am insightful, a good listener, empathetic and encouraging.