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Grow with Embrace Change Coaching

Realise your potential through positive transformation

Change is inevitable but how we cope with change will depend on many factors including whether the change is due to external factors or changes we want to bring about ourselves. How we react and the attitude we have to change are key to whether we can embrace change and see a positive transformation as a result.

At Embrace Change I offer coaching & consultancy to enhance the performance & wellbeing of both the individual and organisations.

For Individuals:

Do you want to

  • overcome stress and overwhelm

  • enhance your well-being

  • address the psychological symptoms of perimenopause & menopause

  • make a career transition

  • increase your confidence

  • grow in personal development

  • value yourself


To improve performance & wellbeing in organisations through

offering training, group coaching and/or 1-1 coaching on:

  • Building resilience

  • Managing your career

  • Improving motivation

  • Preventing burnout

  • Stress management

  • Increasing confidence

  • Managing menopause positively

  • Menopause awareness training

  • Achieving a work/life balance


"After visiting a private menopause practitioner because I was at the end of my tether with the way I was feeling about myself and my life, it was suggested I contact Dr Mary-Jane Budd for life coaching. I was unsure what to expect but contacted Mary-Jane anyway and so grateful I made the effort as I cannot believe the change in me as a result for the work we did together. Before I began the work with Mary-Jane I had a very poor opinion of myself and my life (I had lost myself), but now I like myself again and my life. Mary-Jane helped me to find myself and what I value in life (what was important to me).  Today I am enjoying life again. I am smiling more and having fun! The coaching with Mary-Jane was perfect for me at this stage of my life and for me it was so important to complete the homework suggested as I believe this was valuable to me moving forward each time we spoke. Today I have tools to help me each day.  Thank you, Mary-Jane, you have made a grumpy peri-menopausal woman feel worthy again. "


About Me -
Dr Mary-Jane Budd

A common theme amongst my clients is a feeling of loss and disconnection from their true selves. As a coaching psychologist, my mission is to empower women who have lost their sense of identity and vitality. Through a personalised journey of self-discovery and empowerment, I help them reconnect with what truly matters to them and unearth the strengths within. Together, we reignite their inner spark and unlock their full potential, allowing them to embrace life with renewed purpose and passion. It's time to rediscover your oomph and live a life that resonates with your authentic self.

I am a Chartered Coaching Psychologist with the professional body of the British Psychological Society.


What is Coaching?

I am often asked what actually is coaching? Some people answer this question by saying what coaching ‘is not’ – coaching is NOT therapy. In coaching, the aim is to generate new behaviours rather than repair old behaviours. But I’m not sure this is a full description of coaching and it certainly doesn’t explain the process behind coaching. In coaching, I want people to unravel their thoughts and sort of break things down into manageable parts. Life can be very overwhelming at times and if we can use a coach as a ‘thought partner’ to help assess needs, come up with options, and then decide which path to take, then we can be more in control of how we go about our lives. So this picture is a good analogy for what coaching is but I think that there is a step missing. The part where we externalise those thoughts by verbalising them. So the tangled ball of wool may first be in front of us before we start to unravel it. We hear what we are saying and this means that we can process the challenge as if it is being spoken by someone else. This gives us space to come up with a plan to address the challenge and some neat balls of wool to work with.

So why do we need a coach for this? Well I think it is because it helps us to see more clearly if someone is there asking questions and listening to us. As a coach, there are a number of tools I use to first do the unraveling and then bring it back neatly – drawing, use of metaphor, journaling (for example). But I also think that coaching brings accountability and this means that people actually do what they say they are going to do!

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What's on offer

1-1 Coaching Sessions

At Embrace Change Coaching I give my clients the valuable guidance and support they need. Personal coaching is a great option for everyone, no matter whether you’re working with a coaching professional for the first time or have had coaching before. Contact me below or via email to arrange a free introductory session and begin your journey through change.

Bespoke courses to enhance performance & wellbeing in the workplace

I offer a number of bespoke courses to organisations interested in improving the performance & wellbeing of their staff. Staff retention is essential for you to realise the vision of the organisation. By empowering the individuals in the organisaiton through training and coaching, not only will you retain valuable staff but you will also create a workforce who are flourishing.

Get in contact below for more information on courses about:

 - Building resilience

 - Managing your career

 - Improving motivation

 - Preventing burnout

 - Stress management

 - Increasing confidence

 - Managing menopause positively

 - Menopause awareness training

 - Achieving a work/life balance,

Taking control of (peri) menopause

1-1 Coaching

To support women, I offer 1-1 coaching that individualises the approach you need to take to embrace this stage in life. An opportunity to reconnect with your values and make sure you are being the person you want to be. By taking you through a number of exercises I will show you how to be a more confident and value-driven person. I also offer tips and strategies to alleviate some of the more common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause such as anxiety and sleep disruption.

Group coaching

I also offer group approaches to address topics such as: alleviating anxiety, interrupted sleep, acknowledging your strengths, developing resilience, and building your confidence. It will also give you an opportunity to share your experiences with each other. The aim of these sessions is for you to take control of your menopause journey rather than menopause controlling you.

Menopause in the workplace

I offer talks, training, and coaching to organisations to encourage a culture of openly talking about menopause and how symptoms can impact the working day. This service is offered to women affected by menopause, their colleagues, and management to create an environment that women feel comfortable in expressing how they are feeling and what support they might need through this life stage.

I also offer consultation on creating a menopause policy for your workplace.

"Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values"
- Dalai Lama


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Contact me for further information
+44 7872 44 1296

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