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Newly trained life coach comes full circle
15th October 2009

Getting back into work can be hard but Angela Ming has managed to not only create a job for herself but is now in a position to help others follow her example.

After a serious injury, Angela, of Middleton St George, was forced to leave work and found herself on incapacity benefit and at a real low point in her life. As part of a Job Centre scheme, she was encouraged to meet with a life coach to consider her future and was surprised at the dramatic effect that session had.

“I’ve always been the type of person that people feel they can talk to,” she said. “And I realised, sitting there with the life coach, that I could do that job.”

Angela registered with the Life Coaching Institute and completed the Diploma in Life Coaching earlier this year after successfully passing a series of practical written assignments.

She has now set up her own life coaching business with the help of Working Links and consultant Sixth Element. She was also given advice and guidance by Business Link and attended two Business Link workshops, designed to equip her with the skills to get her business off to the best possible start. She has arranged the use of consulting rooms at Arthur Robinson House in Billingham and is already helping clients to make a difference to their own lives.

“The funding and support I’ve received from Working Links, the North East England Investment Centre (NEEIC) and Business Link has meant I’ve been able to complete my training, work with Sixth Element and market my new business,” Angela said. “It’s been an ideal solution. I’ve come full circle – from needing help and support myself to being able to give that same help to others. I have a whole new lease of life.”

Suzanne Henty, Angela’s Business Link adviser, said: “It was a pleasure to work with Angela and offer her the support needed to successfully launch her own business. I wish her every success for the future and of course, Business Link will be on hand to offer her further support should she need it.”

Angela offers life coaching on a range of issues including career, parenting, bereavement, stress, diet and addiction. More details are available on her website at

Press release by Sixth Element


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