Job title:

Professional transformational coach


Debra Thorpe Coaching


Debra Thorpe

Life coach in Altrincham

I’m a professional transformational coach holding a Diploma in Performance Coaching with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)*, accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists. I’ve studied psychology at degree level and completed The Breakthrough System training programme with the (Anthony) Robbins-Madanes Training Centre. I’ve mentored secondary school students and I’m a Firework™ trained career transition coach, accredited by the International Coach Federation. Trained and mentored by renowned coach and phobia treatment expert, Ali Campbell, I am also able to offer fast response treatment for phobias.

After being widowed over 20 years ago I’ve brought up 2 now-adult children. I’ve done that sometimes confusing and scary dating thing in later life where all the rules seem to have changed and no-one tipped you off. I’ve successfully transitioned from one career to another and I’ve enjoyed travelling abroad alone many times, often to acquire new skills such as learning a language, photography and sailing.

With a career spanning many years in Human Resource Management I’ve observed at close hand a range of often challenging, surprising, but always interesting human behaviour. This followed a portfolio career encompassing self-employment in a creative field including TV presenting, interior design, tutoring and consulting in decorative paint effects.

People keep me curious; I’ve an aptitude for listening through what they are saying to what lies deeper within the structure of their communication, both verbal and non-verbal. And I’m excited by self-development and lifelong learning.


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