Discover a Way to Live Life on Purpose

Release the true meaning of your authentic self

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Who We Are - Michele and Raymy

We have studied the neuroscience of leadership and applied the principles of neuroleadership and mindfulness to our own lives.

Having over 25 years of experience each in community and learning development, management and social work, plus additional professional qualifications in coaching, mindfulness and leadership, we create optimum conditions where people can learn - connect - grow. 

Those we serve learn how to live their best lives with love and compassion and a desire to encourage others find their own pathways. Lives are transformed from the inside out through our  coaching.

How is Acorn Principle different? The personal touch

An acorn begins in darkness, not knowing that it will become a great oak tree. Having gone through difficult times we understand that life experiences shape the people we are today.

The genuine service we provide to our clients has grown out of a loving partnership of 34 years. We are a husband and wife team, passionate about supporting people and committed to helping them live their best lives. 

In short, we are here to help you navigate your learning journey. 

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Life is... 28 steps to personal growth

A step by step approach to re-shaping your life with support from a nurturing, like-minded community and your own personal coach.


1-2-1 Personal & Professional Coaching Sessions

Book your 90 minute coaching session today.

Michele guides you through a tried and tested process to help you step back and review what's going on in your life and work.


“Being coached by Michele quite literally changed my life”

Dr Simone Meddle

Michele on Coaching

"I was born to do this. It is my purpose. I have come to appreciate  that learning is the key to growth – personal and professional.  I like to show others the way because of the changes in my own life.

I now offer coach training on line in order to make it accessible to more people; I run self-coaching programmes to support individuals in developing the skills to help them make sustainable change in their own lives. 

I am passionate about helping others to find fulfilment in life. Running an online business enables me to reach out and  connect with a wide variety of people from all over the world. I do what I do because it is my calling: my life purpose."

Is Acorn a good fit for you?

We welcome people from all walks of life. People who find themselves at a crossroads in life; people in transitition, people who have been through life's trials and don’t know where to turn next.

Our individual clients are usually at a stage of beginning to question their own true purpose in life or asking “is this as good as it gets?" Does this sound like you?

  • Are you ready to step up and step out of your comfort zone?
  • Are you ready for change – although maybe feel that you don’t have the confidence to do anything different right now.
  • Are you in transition because you have experienced a big life change (e.g redundancy,  new job, kids left home, relationship break-up, bereavement)?

We work with people who don’t want same old/ same old but who are looking to re-ignite the inner spark.

People who want to do something different; to connect with their authentic self and begin to shine.

Getting support and connection from others is a big lever to help us get where we want to go... or to work out where we want to go.

Wayne Dyer said,

“If we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change”. 

We help people to begin to notice what they are paying attention to; to see, think and feel differently – because this will lead them to discover a life they love living.

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"Working with Michele has created a huge change in my life. Before taking her on as my coach, I felt enclosed, like a prison and I couldn’t see how to get out. Coaching gave me a torch to find the way out (or a machete to hack down the jungle that was around me). Now I feel like I’m moving on... What I’ve learned – when I’m tired I don’t have a good frame of mind so need to be aware of that. Ensure I get enough sleep and prepare to keep a good balance in my life."

Dr Simone Meddle
Professor of Neurobiology

"Children’s Wellbeing (ELC) set out to achieve a culture change around giving feedback and managing difficult conversations. They responded through the design and delivery of bespoke training that fully addressed our needs. Michele’s knowledge and expertise in coaching and training, her flexibility in adapting to need and her enthusiasm were invaluable. Feedback from practitioners was very positive. We appreciated Michele’s ability to fully engage and motivate her audience. As a service we fully recommend Acorn Principle. "

Eileen McHendry
Training Officer, local government

"“The Advanced Certificate in Coaching Practice online course has been fantastic. It has shown me the simple and effective framework from which coaching is based as well as providing support, a growing network of colleagues and substantial resources to underpin my coaching practice. Both Michele Armstrong and Alistair Gray have been fantastic facilitators and mentors to me. I cannot recommend them or this course highly enough. Very inspiring and encouraging place to begin your coaching journey. Do it!”"

Barry Craig
Professional Coach and PT

Mindful Talent Academy

The Transformational Coach

Ever thought of training as a Coach?

Our highly popular, tried and tested Advanced Certificate in Coaching Practice (ACCP) has been a firm favourite since 2003 and forms the basis of our Transformational Coach training course.  It is accredited by the Association for Coaching and delivered online as a blended learning experience via our Mindful Talent  Academy.  

From foundation to qualification, this course will take you on a life changing journey, equipping you to serve and change lives... and get paid for doing so.

Check out our video to see what some of our Graduates say about it...

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Life Is... A Guide to the 28 Steps

If you believe that Life is what you make it then this guide will show you the way