I’m Emma Byers, a life coach who hates the term “life coach”. If I’m honest, it makes me think of yuppies, Filofaxes and, yes, even self-indulgence! However, I know from experience that the reality is very different. Life coaching is very practical, incredibly effective and can be truly life changing.
Above all, I know that it’s not self-indulgent to want to reach your potential and live a life that doesn’t jar or grate or bloody well hurt.
I specialise in transformational coaching, a powerful life coaching style which encourages meaningful, lasting change. I help people to find the life they want or to become the person they feel they were always meant to be. I have a Diploma in Transformational Coaching from the Animas Centre for Coaching. This is one of the UK’s leading coaching courses and is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Previously, I worked as a Five Element acupuncturist for nearly 15 years, most of which was spent here at the RenClinic. I loved it in many ways, again helping people to find their unique path to health and fulfilment. However, I often felt that my skills lay in the conversations I had with my clients and this was often where they got the most benefit. This was also what I enjoyed the most. So I decided to refocus and train as a life coach, harnessing and enhancing my existing skills. I love the choice I’ve made.
I am based just outside of Durham city and offer face-to-face appointments from my coaching space at home. I also do much of my work nationally and even internationally, using video call services such as Skype or FaceTime.
I am available at Ren for those who prefer a city centre location on Wednesday mornings.