Coraline Pawlak

Personal Development Coach

Credentials and CPD

  • Qualified Co-active Coach with the Coaching Training Institute (accredited by the International Coaching Federation- ICF)

  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitionner- in training (accredited by the American Board of Neurolinguistic Programming)

  • NLP coach and practitioner (accredited by the American Board of Neurolinguistic Programming)

  • Hypnotherapist- in training (accredited by the American Board of Hypnotherapy)

  • Timeline Therapy Practitioner- in training (accredited by the TimeLine Association)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Practitioner (ACT)

  • Member of the Association for Coaching (AC)

  • Coaching for Performance Training with the Centre for Coaching -recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP)

  • Attending regular Continuing Professional Development workshops and seminars to ensure best practice


My professional experience

My work always evolved around empowering others through confidence building, skills development and personal growth:

  • Career Coach- supporting women in Ethical businesses

  • Personal Development Coach- supporting individuals with self-esteem and emotional management

  • Personal Development Resources consultant- creating personal development resources for organisations

  • Educational Resources Manager- developed/facilitated a Coaching and Mentoring training programme

  • Lecturer at City University, King's College London, London Business School/MBA

My background


I started my career in the UK as a language and intercultural trainer/coach 11 years ago. Working with universities, charities, MBA schools and well-known institutions, I have come across people from different backgrounds, age and walks of life with one common motivation: change. Whether they wanted  to communicate better with others, increase their self-esteem, challenge themselves or prepare for a completely new lifestyle, the coaching principles applied to their goal: exploring together the most effective way to get them where they wanted to be. And this learning experience did change their life.


I strongly believe that when people are aligned with who they are and what they truly want, something incredible happens. We spend so much time trying to fit in, to be someone else or to meet expectations (ours or others') to the point of sometimes losing ourselves. It is so easy to let life take over instead of fully living it. Sometimes it is about small changes: our perceptions, self-beliefs or simple habits. Other times, it is about bigger changes. Either way, we can make the choice to explore what we really need now, or we can delay our decision to take action... always wondering 'what if', while remaining in an unhappy state of mind. It is all down to us really.


"My passion is to coach people who want to create a life with meaning and purpose while making a positive difference to our society."

The coaching areas I focus on are:

  • Clarity for a career related to the fields of social enterprises, ethical services, mission-led businesses

  • Clarity for a new direction in a personal environment

  • Work/Life Balance and Well-being

  • Highly sensitivity- using emotions as a strength

  • Emotional Intelligence for better interactions

  • Self-esteem for a more fulfilling life

  • Retirement- exploring the transition and what matters