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Having spent 30 years, mainly as a sales and management executive in the IT industry, I decided to use my his skills experience and knowledge to help support people develop positive mental health and life skills. The whole idea behind 1Step-Beyond is to help people develop life skills to manage the uncertain world that we now live in.
I have setup companies, had great jobs and worked for and with some amazing people and organisations, but like many people I have struggled to manage a complex life, whilst also trying to cope with mental health, life and motivational issues with my family, friends and colleagues,
The skills I have developed as a successful sales and management executive and non-exec director, building businesses at the cutting edge of IT, I am now applying to developing a new positive approach and strategy to mental health and life coaching.
I am lucky to have a wonderful partner and 6 children (2 step-children). I keep myself busy with a rich assortment of hobbies from sailing, cycling, motorbiking to small construction projects. I have a huge passion for positive mental health and have created a movement called Fight4Minds and petition to improve our mental health system (
I have trained as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor (MHFA for England), I am working as a life coach (Coaching Academy student). and I am in the process of becoming a professional BACP counsellor.
I have many professional qualifications including a mini MBA, Miller Heiman management training
I volunteer with the following organisations: Red Cross, NHS, Rethink, MInd, Samaritans, Age Concern and Brigade / Beyond Food
Mike is a skilled and effective CBT Practitioner and Trauma Clinician, combining lifelong study and personal experience to help individuals reach their full potential.
Mike has a background and successful history in highly technical and pressurised environments, working alongside and managing interdisciplinary teams and individuals.
Mike has more than 30 years experience in a number of sectors including Business Management, Technical training, Project management, Mentoring and Mental health, which has equipped him to relate to a rather broad knowledge base of real life situations and identify with individuals on their road to reaching their full potential.
CBT Practitioner, Trauma CCTS-1
Life Coaching – Diploma
Agile Leadership- Certificate
People Leadership- Certificate
Emotional Intelligence- Certificate
Mental Health Qualifications
Workplace Health and Safety -Diploma
Workplace Mental Health Manager -Diploma
Workplace Stress Management -Diploma
Workplace First Aider – Certificate
Mental Health First Aider- Instructor
Mental Health First Aider- Certificate
NLP Practitioner- Certificate
CBT and Trauma Qualifications
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist – Diploma
Trauma and PTSD Rewind Technique- Certificate
Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – CCTS-1
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Practitioner- Certificate
Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner- Certificate
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing ( EMDR)- Certificate
Human Givens – Better Therapist- Certificate
Mike is currently in the process of gaining his BACP certification / accreditation.
Sharron began teaching MHFA Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Awareness because she is "1 in the 4 adults in the U.K. who has experienced a mental health concern in any given year. “
“I was first diagnosed with depression and anxiety as a child 35yrs ago. Mental Ill Health wasn’t recognised in children and rarely discussed”.
Sharron talks openly about her experiences and is hugely passionate about educating others.
A reputable career in the Health and Fitness Industry for nearly three decades, sharron is a natural empathetic motivator. utilising her coaching skills and skills , Sharron aims to embed positive change.
Physical health is one thing, but mental health, despite being something which can dramatically impact and affect someone’s life, is an often overlooked part of a person’s wellbeing.
Yes, we can look at someone that appears to be in good physical condition, who eats well, maintains a level of fitness, and dodges illness or medical complications. In doing so we are missing a huge piece of the puzzle?
The problem is that it’s often not easy to see.
If someone breaks a leg, it is easy to see they need help and support, but what if it's their mind that's broken. ...
Who see’s that? Who is there to help? I’d love it to be you .
MHFA Mental Health First Aid Instructor
MHFA Mental Health awareness Instructor
SHOUT OUT helpline volunteer
American college of Sports Medicine (ACSM): Health Professional
National Academy of Sports Medicine(NASM): Exercise professional.
ITEC Massage Therapist