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Yvette Ankrah MBE

Yvette Ankrah MBE is a transformational coach, business mentor and consultant. Yvette started her business to support women to create profitable, sustainable businesses without them becoming overwhelmed, stressed and burning out.

She takes a holistic approach which enables the client to develop and grow. Yvette is also a Director at Lightcliffe Consulting which supports SMEs with business development.

She has over 20 years of business and marketing experience and has trained in coaching and mentoring at UCL and IOE using the GROW method. She is an accredited practitioner in NLP and Time-Line coaching and is an accredited Spectrum Performance Coach™.

She won a Microsoft/O2 award for business in 2013, was shortlisted for Best Coach at the Best Business Women Awards, 2015 and was awarded an MBE for her work with women in 2017.

She was awarded her PhD in 2019 and is a sociologist who specialises in the areas of race, identity, class and education.

She has appeared on SKY, BBC radio, spoken at various events, been on numerous podcasts and is a Thrive Global contributor.

She is a member of ANLP – the Association of NLP and the British Sociological Association.

She is also a Coach of Excellence and can provide CPD certificates at the end of 1-2-1 coaching sessions.

Work with me 

Bespoke solutions can also be created as well as facilitation and training.

1:1 Transformational Programme -  (6 x 90min sessions)

The following programme has been designed to minimise interruptions at work, to create quick change, and to support the needs of the organisation and the staff.

  • Pre-session meeting with the hiring manager to discuss desired outcome and organisational goals
  • Pre-session meeting with participants to ascertain needs
  • 1 session per person x90min every month – a total of 6 sessions each
  • Email and telephone access during the programme
  • 3 months email and telephone access post sessions
  • Optional Extra - Performance Coaching (pre or post-coaching sessions)

    1 x 2hr session of deep transformation

    Max 2 held per day

Self-care workshop

We all know about strategy in business and focus on business plans, marketing strategies and KPIs but we do not create self-care plans to support our wellbeing.

So often we put everyone else first, it's time to take care of you! Self-Care is not selfish, it is vital. With all the different hats you wear you are unable to manage those roles without looking after yourself first. The analogy of putting on your oxygen mask is true. This is the time for you to step away from all the pressures and invest 90 minutes to look after you.

By the end of this 90-minute interactive workshop:

  • You will understand what self-care is and why it’s important
  • Why you need a plan
  • Exactly what is happening for you right now
  • How to create a plan that you can implement today
  • How to start to make that journey towards changing habits and behaviours
  • Max 20 participants per session
    • Bespoke workbook 
    • Branded presentation
    • Recorded talk on self-care for internal use

Group Coaching for Women - The Talking Table

Group coaching for women -  The Talking Table
Max 6 participants, Min 4
3 month programme 
2hr sessions x3

What is it?
It’s confidential Small Group Coaching for women executives which is facilitated by a professional coach to challenge yourself to think better, set tighter goals and grow your business.

Why Attend?

  • The Talking Table provides an opportunity to work with like-minded, professional women. You will benefit from the power of thinking in a small group, which is supportive and safe, yet provides challenge.
  • It allows you to pause, reflect and share experience, knowledge and connections to help each other succeed.
  • You can share your challenges and goals and discuss and generate new ideas to move your business forward.
  • We will hold each other accountable, take time to think and plan with structure and direction.

Your own board

This is not networking or selling. This is a place to focus on your own development needs. Over three sessions, you will build your thinking and raise your performance, all within an environment of trust and confidentiality.

Confidentiality is really important in the groups. In the first session we contract with each other to ensure the space can be open and safe and works well for all. The second and third sessions will involve different exercises and spotlight sessions - where we all focus on supporting an individual with an issue.

The sessions have been influenced by the work of Nancy Kline who developed the idea of a thinking environment.

The idea is to create a space where your own thinking is improved.

M.RManager in Further education

Unlock your potential and let the magic happen!

My sessions with Yvette are hugely appreciated.

As I have some clear targets and aims associated to my role, it was a great opportunity to equip myself with new and necessary techniques to achieve these outcomes.

I had the chance to look at areas I wanted to improve and review some of the habits I have been repeating which could be stopping me from realising my potential and achieving greatness, or simply being better / more efficient.

We began to peel back the layers and really look under the surface.

Yvette also coached me during a generally challenging time of my life (new father) and helped me identify strategies to cope with a busy period both inside and outside of work.

I've used my time with Yvette to look at my performance in work with some clear outcomes for improvement, and how any personal ventures outside may increase my performance or cross-over into my role.

I've learnt how to draw inspiration from challenging scenarios, change my perspective and work towards a better outcome.

I've reviewed business plans, vision boards, coping strategies, things to be grateful for and habits that I formed (good and bad).

This is just the beginning and it is now down to me to implement and grow both personally and professionally, whilst actively seeking new opportunities for coaching.

I have found my time with Yvette beneficial and feel excited to see how her advice will help springboard me to new heights and chapters of my life/career.

I'm a massive advocate and would recommend anybody who is interested in trialling a session to do it!

Go with an open mind and prepare for Yvette to unlock some of your potential, access your sub-conscious and have a good old play around, it's where the magic happens!

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Yvette Ankrah – Transformational Coach