Michelle Atkinson - Facilitator at The Colin James Method®

Michelle Atkinson

The Colin James Method®

United Kingdom

The Colin James Method

“Michelle's style and approach makes you feel at ease whilst creating time to unlock your thinking and build your confidence too. Thank you Michelle for all your great support and advice.”

| Claire Davies, Head of Customer Engagement and Retention at Aviva


Following a 25-year corporate career, Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience from roles in training, operational leadership, change, performance management, executive leadership development, coaching and mentoring.

As an inclusive, authentic coach and learning facilitator, Michelle is deeply experienced working 1:1 and virtually with groups of people. Her client-centred mindset allows her to collaborate with leaders to empower and build performance, accountability, and inclusion within their teams. Michelle brings focus and humility to her work and has worked across many cultures, coaching leaders in Italy, France, Poland, Ireland, Asia, the US, and the UK.

Providing individuals and organisations with a supportive, challenging, and safe space to reflect and think big picture. She also embraces mindfulness practice, creating a space to be still and develop focus and resilience. As a volunteer, Michelle mentors graduating students as they navigate their next steps toward employment or further education. She is also a member of the leadership team for ICF for Organisations UK (International Coach Federation).


  • Certificate in coach-mentoring practice to improve performance – The Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring Limited

  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) – International Coach Federation

  • Certificate in Mindfulness for Daily Life – One Education Ltd

  • NLP – Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (SNLP) Practitioner level achieved through Bronze Dragon International (York)

  • Member of the leadership team for ICF for Organisations UK (International Coach Federation)

Michelle’s Philosophy

“Growing through courage is familiar territory to her and one she encourages those she works with to discover and explore for themselves.”

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