We believe everyone holds their own key to success –

    Coaching for success and personal growth. Working with you we will help you create solutions that open up new possibilities for your future.

    Individual coaching
    Team coaching
    Coaching culture

    Do you want to know more? Let’s have a conversation.

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    Yvonne Mackenzie – Lead coach


    I set up People Studio because I’m passionate about coaching and helping people develop. I’m curious about people and what makes them tick. People inspire and surprise me.

    I want our coaching relationship to be enjoyable, interesting and challenging. There should be some fun but I am serious about getting results.

    My business background as a senior leader of buying and design teams, in many well known fashion retailers, has given me a strong insight into business structures, leadership and team dynamics.

    During my career I have coached and developed people to further their careers, progressing individuals and motivating high performing teams.

    I’m also interested in promoting the benefits of a more balanced and mindful approach to work and life.

    I am post-graduate trained in Business & Personal Coaching with Barefoot Coaching and Chester University. I am also trained in Team Coaching with Barefoot and I am a member of the International Coach Federation.

    In addition to my work as a coach, I work as a mentor helping young people at the start of their careers. I have mentored with the charities:

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    Individual coaching

    People Studio can help you develop your skills, confidence and focus.

    • Identify clear goals & stay focused
    • Develop greater self awareness & confidence
    • Improve communication & influencing skills
    • Become a more effective leader
    • Achieve more productive & satisfying relationships
    • Create a balanced, more mindful approach to work & life

    Team coaching

    People Studio provides team coaching to develop high functioning teams.

    We support your teams to address specific challenges and to build stronger and more productive relationships.

    With a greater awareness of their diversity and strengths, your team becomes more flexible and creative and ultimately achieves greater success.

    Coaching culture

    A happy team is engaged, motivated and retained.

    People Studio will work with your company to introduce and facilitate a coaching approach to leadership.

    We work with small and growing businesses to develop coaching skills for you and your management team.

    Performance and productivity will be improved with a more effective and responsive team.

    How coaching works

    A coaching relationship creates a safe and confidential environment. Sometimes simply having time and an opportunity to talk through your goals and obstacles will be enough for you to find a way forward. More often your transformational moments will arrive as a result of skilled questioning and exercises.

    In addition we can share techniques that, for example, will help you to improve your presentation style or to manage stress.

    We will help you recognise your leadership style and develop your leadership skills to influence, inspire and drive success.

    Most importantly this will be a unique relationship tailored to your needs and at your pace.


    Typically an individual coaching session lasts around 90 minutes with one a month for 6 months. But this can be varied to suit individuals. Preferably face to face but Skype can also work.

    Group/team coaching and coaching culture workshops would be designed to suit your requirements.


    “I have great trust in Yvonne from knowing her in business and working with her as my coach. She teases out thoughts, issues and opportunities utilising both well researched methodologies and innovative ideas.Her quiet tenacious approach bears fruit in supporting my personal development. As a result of our sessions I have greater clarity on my work and life goals and the steps I have to take to achieve them…what more could you ask for?”
    - MD Executive Search & Business Development Company
    “I found Yvonne's coaching approach to be multi-layered, supportive and ultimately successful! I was always impressed by her approach to explaining the more complex aspects of the theory and materials, and she tailored her delivery acutely to match my own understanding and expertise which made everything so much more accessible. I would highly recommend Yvonne to help in making a real difference to anyone's personal effectiveness.”
    - Business Manager (E-Commerce) at White Stuff
    “Yvonne's strengths are that she is cool and calm and does not judge. Her experience of business and life gives one confidence that, working together, we will find a solution. Coaching has made a difference to me professionally through making me evaluate the impact that I have on other people - both positive and negative - and my reaction to them. I'd recommend Yvonne for a conversation about life!  From there she can help identify where she might help you tackle some of the things in life - either personal or professional - that will make your life better.  Balance, relationships and perspective.” 
    - Director, Business Change Consultancy

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