"There is no passion to be found in playing small. - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living ."

Nelson Mandela

Are you living the life that you know you’re capable of living? Or have you found yourself playing small, trundling along on a well-worn path, not quite sure what your purpose is, and wondering if this is as good as it gets? What happens next? Is this what I was really put here to do?

You’ve worked hard, dedicated yourself to your current career, your business, your family - yet somehow it’s just not enough. You’re feeling unfulfilled, you haven’t made the impact you really hoped to make and you have this powerful sense that there is more to life. You're being being called to do something else - something that allows you  to give the very best of yourself, to live out that life purpose and to do it with courage and conviction.

Odd as it sounds, and frustrated as you might feel right now, this is the perfect place to be! It means that you’re ready for more. You’re ready to do the work and to get to know yourself on the deepest possible level. You’re ready to learn new skills and new ways of showing up in the world. It means that you’re finally ready to start making the impact that you KNOW deep down you’re capable of

The Mindful Talent Coaching Academy

Your first step on the road to ‘more’.

Training as a Mindful Talent coach will take you on a powerful and life changing journey to connection. Connection to the best version of you that, right now, is not getting the opportunity to step up and shine. Maybe the real you has been hiding behind a current role or job description, or maybe the real you is stranded at the crossroads, really unsure of which path to take. Wherever you are right now, this journey will change things forever. You’ll discover how to bel present and fully aligned to your purpose, doing work that fires you up from the inside out. You’ll discover the leader within, a leader who inspires and motivates the people around you by connecting with them in a more meaningful way. In short, you’ll discover your greatest self.

Compare that to how you’re feeling right now – how different could your life be?

How would it feel to have the freedom and flexibility to live life on your terms – whether it’s freedom to travel, spend more time with your family or step away from an existing career that you know is not the one for you? All while making a real impact on the world around you, adding a powerful set of skills to your work/life toolkit and transforming the lives of the people you coach? It has happened for our graduates and it could happen for you too – but don’t take our word for it! Check out this short video from some of our newest Mindful Talent coaches and see for yourself the impact this training has had on their lives

If it can happen for them, it can happen for you!


At a Glance

  • Find clear purpose and meaning in your life

  • Discover who you really are and fulfil your true potential

  • Find deeper connection in all your relationships – both at home and at work

  • Discover the leader within and learn how to lead by inspiring and motivating others

  • Get unstuck and start moving forward with clarity and determination

  • Rediscover what it means to have choices in your life and career

Ready for The Journey?

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Training to become a Mindful Talent Coach – What’s involved

The Mindful Talent Coach Training Academy is a 16-week online training programme that will give you a recognised qualification, accredited by the Association for Coaching (AC). The training is delivered via engaging video content, a downloadable manual and workbook PDFs plus live seminars via video conferencing where you’ll meet your trainers and the other trainees in your group.  You’ll also have the opportunity for face to face meet ups with peer groups in your area – a great way of getting to know other Mindful Talent coaches, brainstorming ideas and perhaps even collaborating in the future. It has happened and the results have been very exciting!

The course is built on 3 modules, with each module consisting of 4 units. One unit is delivered each week and you can work through the content in your own time and at your own pace. This means it’s absolutely possible to continue working full time or being a full-time mum while you work your way through the training.

Module 1

This module is all about learning to be a coaching practitioner and how to apply coaching in a practical sense. It’s about building your confidence and giving you a solid, well-structured framework for learning. We deconstruct the coaching process into its component parts:

  • Establishing a firm foundation
  • Building trust and intimacy with your client
  • The ACORN coaching framework – exclusive to The Mindful Talent Coaching Academy
  • Powerful endings

Module 2

In module 2 we focus on two core functions of the coaching process: raising self-awareness and increasing personal responsibility. You will learn how to lead a client to insight quickly. You’ll also go deeper into your own psyche and really start to understand what your own beliefs and values are. The following four units form the basis of Module 2:

  • Managing the self and your coaching presence
  • Awareness and insight
    Coaching with the brain and the mind
  • Maintaining forward momentum.

Module 3

Now it’s time to focus on building your coaching practice and getting you up and running as a business. It’s the beginning of an exciting journey, where you start preparing to step out into the world as a competent and confident coach. We look at:

  • Continuous coach development
  • The Case for Coaching
  • The Professional Coach
  • Compelling visions

There is no such thing as ‘fail’ when you train as a Mindful Talent coach. We are with you all the way, offering guidance and encouragement to ensure you’re keeping up with the content, getting the most from all the incredible support available and, most importantly, enjoying the process. A happy coach is a successful coach and that’s our intention for you from the moment you sign up.

All of this work is supported by:

Peer coaching

Case study coaching

Observed coaching


An engaged and informative Facebook group

Meet your Training Team

Alister Gray - Founder & CEO

A former trainee coach who trained with Michele Armstrong, Alister is the CEO & Founder of Mindful Talent. Alister has personally delivered coaching programmes on behalf of some of the worlds most well-known brands, including; Google, Nike, Lululemon and Dropbox to name a few. Alister is determined to raise the bar on coach training through the Mindful Talent Coaching Academy. With over 12 years experience in the corporate world Alister knows, first-hand, the pressures faced and is able to inspire and motivate others to realise the best version of themselves. Alister has an obsession with helping people and our planet prosper!

Michele Armstrong - Director of Coaching 

Michele has been training professional coaches since 2003 and the passion she has for developing incredible coaches and coach trainers is insatiable. Formerly Head of Association for Coaching (Scotland), Michele joined the Mindful Talent team in 2015 as Head of Coaching and now occupies the role of Director of Coaching, as well as continuing to grow her own thriving business The Acorn Principle. In addition to leading Mindful Talent's Coaching Academy, Michele also runs the hugely successful Acorn Principle Plus, helping people to Learn, Connect and Grow on a daily basis!

BONUS! A deep one-to-one coaching session when you enrol today.

For a limited time only, we’re offering everyone who signs up the opportunity to have a FREE deep one-to one-coaching call with one of our course trainers – valued at over £500. You can dive into any aspect of your life or work during this session. This is your time to really uncover what it is that’s been holding you back or keeping you playing small. It’s also a great opportunity to experience the Mindful Talent coaching process - something you could be practising yourself in just 16 weeks!

Ready for the journey?

Our next course starts on April 22nd and we’d really love for you to be a part of the next cohort. We only enrol twice a year, so if you’ve been feeling called to do more, to discover your greatest self and you’re ready to make a meaningful impact on the world while living life on your terms, then follow the link to sign up now.

The investment is £3,180 and we offer payment plans of either 3 months or 6 months if you’d prefer to spread the cost over time.

Your time is now – it really is. Transformation can happen for everyone and a whole new approach to every aspect of your life is waiting on the other side. We can’t wait to see what unfolds!

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Got more questions?

We want you to be 100% clear on everything before you make any decisions, so if there’s anything you’re not sure about, or you’d like further information on any aspect of the training or the process then please don’t hesitate to drop us an email to [email protected] and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.


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