Dr Yvette Ankrah MBE is a transformational coach, specialised in working with business owners, consultant and recovering overachiever!
She is a highly experienced coach, working to support wellbeing and personal development in business.
I primarily work with leaders and business owners and I am dedicated to helping people make the most of their potential. I do not empower them - I help them connect to the power that is already there.
My clients come to me to get clarity and create lasting change in their lives. I help them find ways of working that eliminate stress and avoid burnout, reconnect to their passion, set boundaries and build confidence and resilience.
Putting you at the centre is key and I use a range of transformational tools in my work. By shifting limitations, changing habits and creating a plan, I can help you remove stress, avoid burnout and move forward.
Everything begins with finding out where you are now, what you really want and what is stopping you from getting there. I create a safe space for you to address what you need and what you can let go. There are lots of questions asked! You will leave with clarity, deep understanding and a plan that you can put into place immediately.
I work holistically, helping you to create the life you want to lead.
I offer plenty of motivation and support for you to achieve success without burning out.
I am always happy to teach tools to clients and build their toolkits to self-empower, develop resilience and manage state - all which help you to grow, move from a state of overwhelm, get energised and work from a place of calm and strength.
I bring over 20 years of experience and has developed and delivered training programmes to small business owners and senior leaders, facilitated awaydays for senior leaders, and have board-level experience in the NHS, voluntary and education sectors.
My background is in Journalism, PR and marketing, and I have experience in Business Development, project management experience and proven leadership expertise across a diverse range of sectors including business services, healthcare, non-profit, marketing and education. I am partner in Lightcliffe Consulting, providing business support to micro and SME’s as well as a founding partner in the Conscious Business Community UK.
I 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 my work with women in business in 2017. In 2019 I was awarded a PhD in sociology and focus on identity, race, class and belonging.
I believe in giving back and have held several non-executive roles in charities, community interest companies and the NHS over the last 20 years – first becoming a charity trustee at 23 years old. I am currently the chair of an organisation which focuses on health and wellbeing.
Yvette is a member of the ANLP, The Coaching Society and the British Sociological Association. She is also a Coach of Excellence accredited by the Professional Development Consortium.
MA Communities, Organisations and Social Change
BA Hons Journalism and Psychology
Certificate in Meditation
NLP Practitioner - with Hypnosis and Timeline Technique
Spectrum Performance Coach
Group coach (SME)
Coaching and Mentoring (UCL in-house course)
SFEDI (Level 1)
Prince 2 (Foundation)
Coaching and Mentoring (IOE in-house course)
Reiki (levels I and II)
Training the Trainers (NVQ)
PQASSO mentor (Quality Standard for Voluntary Sector)
Certificate in Arts Management
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
"Yvette was a great coach and definitely helped me move my plans forward and address my blocks. I finished our programme together feeling much more excited and equipped for my future.
I would happily recommend Yvette to others looking for someone to help them move their life forward, in fact I already have!"
Elvina Quaison, SESA - January 2020
“Yvette helped me with my mindset. This was something completely new and out of my comfort zone but Yvette has a way of making you feel at ease and helping you to understand what is stopping you from achieving the things you aspire to.
If you feel you are stuck in a rut with life in general, business or both, I cannot recommend Yvette highly enough. You will come away with a feeling that a huge weight has been lifted from your mind."
Suzanne Corgan, Paws Galore - February 2020