Welcome to MindFit Life and Business Coaching

“I want to live in a world where women feel valued, fulfilled and inspired. Where women have loads of energy and drive so that they get up in the morning feeling enthusiastic about the day ahead.”

That’s why I started MindFit Coaching, to provide an environment for you to find out who you really are and what makes you tick. To help you become the best that you can be, identify your passion and feel empowered to live the life you really want. I believe that you can flourish and reach your full potential if you are given the right conditions.

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About Debbie Leafe

I am a professionally trained ICF accredited coach. Coaching allows you time to think, time to clarify your thoughts helping you to make important decisions, whilst building confidence and ability at the same time.

I have over 20 years’ experience of working as a senior manager for the NHS. During this time I have worked with numerous teams of staff on a range of large projects and change management issues.

I have a proven track record of developing effective teams and individuals who have achieved increased self-confidence, personal development and promotion.

Testimonials

Debbie has been fantastic to work with…

Debbie has been fantastic to work with. In the four months since we started meeting, my attitude towards life has changed tremendously. Thinking positively has become second nature and I now have a clear vision of what my goals in life are. I’ve also signed up to climb Ben Nevis for charity – something I would not have done a few months ago. I decided to do it after a session with Debbie when I realised I could do anything if I put my mind to it. Debbie is a wonderful person, genuine, insightful and very easy to talk to. I would recommend her service to anyone.

R Butler
Content Editor

Mindfit
2017-07-05T15:22:39+00:00

R Butler
Content Editor

Debbie has been fantastic to work with. In the four months since we started meeting, my attitude towards life has changed tremendously. Thinking positively has become second nature and I now have a clear vision of what my goals in life are. I’ve also signed up to climb Ben Nevis for charity – something I would not have done a few months ago. I decided to do it after a session with Debbie when I realised I could do anything if I put my mind to it. Debbie is a wonderful person, genuine, insightful and very easy to talk to. I would recommend her service to anyone.

Mindfulness and resilience

We are a successful high performing senior clinical team working in the NHS.
We work in a constantly challenging environment with patients and staff as our priorities.
Whilst we recognised the importance of resilience and taking care of ourselves; in practice we devoted little time to this as a group or individually.
Debbie developed a short workshop on mindfulness and resilience tailored to our needs. She focused on our strengths as a group, challenging us to explore how we could be more resilient. During the session we had the opportunity to explore the benefits of mindfulness and discovered the benefits of an increased awareness of our own thoughts and feelings.
Our team really valued this opportunity to focus on themselves and were very grateful to Debbie for her time knowledge and experience.
Going forward our commitment is to support each other to implement the suggestions from the day in our day to day practice.

 

Consultant Nurse

Royal Derby Hospitals

Mindfit
2017-09-07T14:57:04+00:00

Consultant Nurse

Royal Derby Hospitals

We are a successful high performing senior clinical team working in the NHS. We work in a constantly challenging environment with patients and staff as our priorities. Whilst we recognised the importance of resilience and taking care of ourselves; in practice we devoted little time to this as a group or individually. Debbie developed a short workshop on mindfulness and resilience tailored to our needs. She focused on our strengths as a group, challenging us to explore how we could be more resilient. During the session we had the opportunity to explore the benefits of mindfulness and discovered the benefits of an increased awareness of our own thoughts and feelings. Our team really valued this opportunity to focus on themselves and were very grateful to Debbie for her time knowledge and experience. Going forward our commitment is to support each other to implement the suggestions from the day in our day to day practice.  

Safe and neutral environment

Just wanted to email you and say thank you for yesterday. I felt like you provided a safe and neutral way for me, in particular, to share some of the stuff that may or may not have been shared amongst the team had you not come along.

 

 

Ruth

 

Mindfit
2017-09-07T15:05:14+00:00

Ruth

 

Just wanted to email you and say thank you for yesterday. I felt like you provided a safe and neutral way for me, in particular, to share some of the stuff that may or may not have been shared amongst the team had you not come along.    

One of the best decisions I have made so far

Two years ago I contacted Debbie whilst searching for a solution. I think I have met more business owners or staff managers than I can count, who all experience difficulties when managing staff at some point in their role if not on a daily basis.

After taking over the running of Richard Petrie Optometrists in 2014 I had decided that the current method (or lack of) when it came to people managing was just not working, it was simply not a long term option for me. I had in the past, experienced sleepless nights, dwelling on conversations and gripes of staff members and a general inefficiency in communications overall which can eventually feed into feeling of resentment, low morale, low output from staff and the whole place suffers emotionally and even financially. Work was negatively impacting my life and I could not accept this as a long term strategy. Again, I believe I am not unique and that so many people in business experience these challenges.

Since the end of 2016 Debbie has worked with us, both as a team and individually, and it had an immediate positive impact. Two years on we are a different team. The strategies and skills we have learned and most importantly continually practice, have benefited each of us at work and even in our lives outside work. Debbie's Mindfit techniques have for me, been revolutionary. At the end of 2018 I decided I felt this was so important to me and to all of us that I would commit to keeping Debbie on as our mentor, she's part of our team really, and regularly in our conversations and thoughts...."what would Debbie do?" is a phrase we keep front of mind on a daily basis. Especially helpful for difficult conversations, busy periods and decision making but equally useful is mindfulness in the workplace regularly.

I highly recommend Mindfit for all businesses. Be open to the training and skills and you must hold yourselves to account and practice the techniques regularly. If you simply do this, you will reap the benefits both in work and outside of work as these skills are applicable to other relationships , challenges and life in general. We are thriving as a team, capable, honest, open and mindful. Debbie's Mindfit training has to be one of the best business decision I've made so far!

Davina Dosanjh

Optometrist and Practice Manager

Richard Petrie Optometrists

Mindfit
2019-10-08T11:32:07+00:00

Davina Dosanjh

Optometrist and Practice Manager

Richard Petrie Optometrists

Two years ago I contacted Debbie whilst searching for a solution. I think I have met more business owners or staff managers than I can count, who all experience difficulties when managing staff at some point in their role if not on a daily basis. After taking over the running of Richard Petrie Optometrists in 2014 I had decided that the current method (or lack of) when it came to people managing was just not working, it was simply not a long term option for me. I had in the past, experienced sleepless nights, dwelling on conversations and gripes of staff members and a general inefficiency in communications overall which can eventually feed into feeling of resentment, low morale, low output from staff and the whole place suffers emotionally and even financially. Work was negatively impacting my life and I could not accept this as a long term strategy. Again, I believe I am not unique and that so many people in business experience these challenges. Since the end of 2016 Debbie has worked with us, both as a team and individually, and it had an immediate positive impact. Two years on we are a different team. The strategies and skills we have learned and most importantly continually practice, have benefited each of us at work and even in our lives outside work. Debbie's Mindfit techniques have for me, been revolutionary. At the end of 2018 I decided I felt this was so important to me and to all of us that I would commit to keeping Debbie on as our mentor, she's part of our team really, and regularly in our conversations and thoughts...."what would Debbie do?" is a phrase we keep front of mind on a daily basis. Especially helpful for difficult conversations, busy periods and decision making...
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