Children & Youth

About Michelle

I am here for you!

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.”

– Thomas Edison

Perhaps you’ve been told things will never change, your health will never improve. It’s just not true.

I believe you already have what you need to restore your health – an amazing brain and a self-healing body, but it can be tricky to know where to start; to have the capacity, the knowledge, and the skills to flourish again.

This is where I come in.

I am a licenced Lightning Process Practitioner, NLP Coach, and Happy Confident Kids coach. Operating with deep empathy and kindness (and maybe a little bit of tough love too) - I will train, coach and support you in your journey to wellness.

I’ve taken this journey myself, so I am also super qualified and experienced in being stuck! But most importantly, I'm now living a flourishing life.

Michelle Willis, Lightning Process practitioner

Professional background

Phil Parker Training Institute, London:

  • Lightning Process Practitioner
  • Clinical Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) & Life Coaching
  • Advanced Certificate in NLP & Life Coaching

10+ years working with children & youth

  • Happy Confident Kids® coach
  • In Early Childhood Education as a Teacher and Manager
  • Running Youth programmes in the local community
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
  • OHF Foster Caregiver

10+ years in Event Management & Marketing Roles

  • BA International Hospitality Management (Auckland University of Technology)
  • Diploma in Event Management

Michelle is a member of the International Institute for Complementary Therapists.

The International Institute for Complementary Therapists

My story

A timid, depressed sceptic becomes a confident, healthy optimist? That’s me, can you believe it?! This is my story of moving from stuck to flourishing.

I’ve spent over 25 years of my life with debilitating anxiety, panic attacks, on and off depression, IBS, insomnia, and various gynaecological issues; stuff that I was told I couldn’t ever resolve. It was not a great way to do life.

After an especially difficult patch, I had a complete breakdown. I was at work one day, then not the next. Along with chronic pain, physical and emotional symptoms, I developed a stomach infection. Over the following year, I went from doctor to specialist to psychiatrist. I had a number of procedures and prescribed loads of medication but nothing really helped, or if it did, not for long. I felt helpless and hopeless.

A friend told me about the Lightning Process. It was a last resort for me, so I went all in. And gosh, it was amazing, what a privilege, it changed my life, I’d even go as far as saying it saved my life.

I began to understand why I had been stuck in this downward spiral and how I could influence and restore my health. I quickly and easily implemented the skills from the LP training. Almost immediately my IBS disappeared. And soon after my physical symptoms eased; anxiety, depression and insomnia, too, are a thing of the past.

This major turnaround started a little fire within me, a deep desire to help others overcome their issues too. I decided to study NLP. Now, three years later, a qualified NLP and Lightning Process Coach, I am living a life full of joy, health, and wholeness.

Get in touch:

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Happy Confident Kids
The Lightning Process® Training
The International Institute for Complementary Therapists