Kelly Erez Parnell ~ Qualified Life & Relationship Coach
One afternoon when I was around 15 years old, I was browsing a bookshelf at WH Smith's and picked out 'The Little Book of Calm'. It was packed full of little tips on staying calm in the world that was becoming a little more frantic as technology was developing. I instantly became drawn to personal development and knew it was something I wanted to pass onto others.
A couple of years later I was introduced to a second book by Louise L Hay: 'You Can Heal Your Life' - a bestseller that changed mine. The idea behind it is that our ‘dis-eases’ are caused by thoughts - and so if our thoughts can be changed then so too can the ‘dis-ease’ (along with healthy living, of course). There's a list in it of different dis-eases, a probable cause for each, and a related affirmation to say. At the time I was suffering from headaches that were so awful I even had to walk out of an exam once. After visiting numerous doctors over 6 years and nothing working, it was this book that did the trick. My passion for passing on this revelation to others continued...
I graduated university with a BA Honours degree in Marketing and Advertising, and then went straight on to study life-coaching. In 2005 I travelled around the country co-delivering the Government recognised GOALS UK programme (Gaining Opportunities And Living Skills) using CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) based practices to influence positive thoughts and attitudes in clients.
Following this I worked at an Advice centre using coaching techniques and teaching music workshops to help young/ex-offenders and disadvantaged people improve their self-esteem and ultimately get back into work. It was here I completed an NVQ level 3 qualification in Advice and Guidance.
Embarking on a series of personal development courses over the subsequent years, I qualified as a Life-Coach in January 2010 with Coaching Development, accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), and have since been coaching and delivering workshops to personal and corporate clients, such as Capgemini as well as for charities like The Prince's Trust.
With a focus on personal development, self-esteem and relationships, I wanted to study more about how to help people understand each other better.
I was determined to learn from the source of my favourite book ever 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus' (it outsold every other book except the bible in the 90's and still remains a bestseller) so I trained directly with Dr John Gray's team in America and now have a range of tools and techniques that I coach people on. I am currently the only Mars Venus Coach in England and am very excited to be part of making many households happier!
I am married and live in Hendon, North-West London and we use this training in our daily lives - it works! :-)
(2018) Certified Mars Venus Relationship & Life-Coach
(2017) Certificate in Counselling Skills
(2017) Mental Health First Aid
(2010) Certificate in Coaching, Coaching Development, accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF)
(2009) Advice & Guidance, NVQ Level 3
(2005) BA Hons Marketing & Advertising