About Me

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                                                      Sandie and Tilly – Summer 2009

‘I believe that people can be happy regardless of their present circumstances. I know for some this may sound completely unrealistic, but I really do believe that if we live our lives according to our own personal values, no matter how challenging life can be sometimes, there is still great fulfillment to be derived from knowing that we are on the ‘right path’ and being true to ourselves.

I discovered life coaching back in 2005 after watching a close friend who had been feeling very much ‘stuck in a miserable rut’ for some time, suddenly and quite radically improve his personal circumstance, and he did so with little hesitation or worry and a new, more optimistic and empowered attitude.  I was impressed.  He later confided in me that he had been working with an personal coach.  I was intrigued and after a bit of research I was hooked.

I now help people figure out what they really want to do and how to make it happen.’

My name is Sandie Norbron-Shaw and I am a qualified and experienced Life Coach also specialising in the Career Discovery process – finding out what work will suit you best. Having completed career masterclass training with John Lees, the UK’s leading Career Strategist, I now help people to pursue meaningful and enjoyable work. I am also a qualified NLP Practitioner and Stress Management Consultant. I have  accumulated a broad range of understanding and interventions which allow me to help my clients rebalance and move forward in a positive direction.  My qualifications include a Diploma in Life Coaching, Career Coaching Training with John Lees Associates, Diploma in Stress Management, Practitioner Certificate in NLP and a Certificate in Personal Performance Coaching.  I am also very interested in Personality Type Profiling and Emotional Intelligence.

I am a Personal Development Coach at  B. All You Can Be – a personal profiling service set up to help young adults uncover their talents and pursue careers in working environments where they will thrive. I often run Career Development workshops.  Visit:  




I have full Professional Indemnity Insurance with Westminster Indemnity  


Why Choose me? 

There are a number of Life Coaches working in the area, so, why hire me?  Well, I consider myself to be a well-rounded person who successfully balances work with being a full time Mum, has a University Degree, has travelled the world alone for two years, has worked for six years in a demanding corporate environment and having coached people since 2006,  I now run my own coaching practice. I believe my life and experiences so far has given me a good perspective of the challenges people face in the world today.

Coaching people to maximise their potential in life is an absolute passion for me. I practice what I preach and constantly find ways to advance my coaching credentials and personal insight so I can be of greater assistance to my clients.  A recent Emotional Intelligence assessment indicated that I have a very high level of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), which is an essential component in developing people and productive relationships.

My clients tell me that I am warm, supportive, empathetic, knowledgeable and encouraging. I believe that it is these natural qualities that enable me to develop trusting relationships quickly with my clients, allowing me to support them yet challenge them and offer useful interventions in a productive, positive and solution focused way.

I feel privileged to have helped so many people transform their lives, both personally and professionally, and I now look forward to working with you.

I would love to talk to you and discuss how, as a life coach, I can help you to achieve the life you want – why not contact me today?

 Call: 07985 284 914


Sandie & Finch

Finchley and me, Summer 2013

On a more personal level, I live in the High Peak, Derbyshire on the edge of the Peak District National Park with my wonderful husband Ross and my ‘happy-little-chappie’ son, Finchley Jake, pictured above.  In my spare time I enjoy walking and jogging in the countryside, reading, ‘growing-our-own’, cooking and relaxing and, whenever we get the chance, we head to Porthmadog to spend time on our family Catamaran sailing boat and enjoy the beautiful North Wales coastline.


Your Coach! Sandie Shaw

Call me today on 07985 284 914