Who We Are

Miranda Banks is a performance psychologist. Having trained in Australia as a clinical psychologist, she took PhD studies in neuropsychology, then practised extensively as a sports performance psychologist with Australian Olympic athletes, Australian Rugby, Queensland Rugby, Queensland Netball, Surf Lifesaving and numerous other sports, before expanding into corporate performance coaching. She also lectured in Sports Psychology at Queensland University of Technology and was a regular expert commentator for Brisbane’s talkback radio 4BC. Just prior to her return to her native UK in 2008, her first book was published by Wiley: ‘Fitter, Faster, Stronger, Smarter: Training for the performance of life’.

 

In the UK, Miranda continued to work as a performance psychologist in sport, including Bath Rugby and professional polo. She expanded her corporate leadership coaching practice as well as individual life coaching work, developing change programmes to include residential periods for clients in South-West France. Miranda works with adults as well as teenagers. For information on Miranda’s exam preparation programmes for GCSE and A Level, please visit www.excelinexams.com.

 

Miranda’s coaching expertise includes performance enhancement for individuals or teams; leadership coaching; career/life planning; anxiety management; development of self-belief; relationship coaching; recovery coaching; lifestyle coaching; building presence and public-speaking.

 

Andrew Krisson is an Executive Coach who spent 27 years in the luxury goods industry holding a variety of board level positions with global brands such as Zoffany, Mulberry Home and George Smith. As a leader with a facilitative approach, he prided himself on developing high-performing teams and individuals, founded on the absolute belief that everyone has the resources within, to achieve whatever they want and the capacity to overcome the challenges they face. This combined with a fascination with the range of strategies, resources and energies which drive human success, naturally led him on a path to becoming a coach.

 

A qualified NLP practitioner, trained hypnotherapist and graduate of the highly acclaimed, Meyler Campbell ‘Mastered Programme,’ accredited to the Institute of Coaching (IOC) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, Andrew’s coaching experience runs across a breadth of sectors, including; construction, manufacturing, medical research, legal, architecture and design, IT and hospitality. Clients include: Imperial College, Halter Hunziker, Ground Control, Pinsent Masons, Bailey & Jones and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Working with clients in areas such as leadership, career progression, management job skills, business development, business start-ups, aligning organisation and individual values, and business strategy and planning, Andrew’s approach combines a blend of mentoring, based on his years of business and leadership experience, with a non-directive coaching framework, to create a high-quality thinking space for clients.

 

Andrew’s passion for endurance sport, as an accomplished duathlete and committed cyclist, also underpins a strong advocacy for the link between exercise and sporting achievements, with the cognitive benefits which enable sustained high performance at work.

 

Working together… Miranda and Andrew have found that the combination of competencies that each bring has been particularly helpful for clients whose goals cover a breadth of career and life areas. With larger corporate programmes, two coaches provide capability, but also the opportunity for different points of focus. To this effect, a client may work individually with either Miranda or Andrew, or, as is the case for several clients, a client may work towards certain goals with Miranda and certain goals with Andrew, depending on their requirements.

 

Caroline Bridges:  Caroline is Administrator for Leading Revitality and is a regular point of contact for clients. Vastly experienced in running her own floristry business for many years, Caroline also has extensive experience in administration and secretarial support for other business leaders and school governors. She is viewed by Miranda in particular as a national treasure and her warm, smiling disposition makes her a wonderful ambassador for Leading Revitality.

Mags:  Mags is resident in France and is cook and general nutritional dispensary on Leading Revitality retreats! Mags is self-taught, travelling extensively around the world and adapting tastes and recipes to create a delicious and extensive list of meals. As a result of her love for India and Indian food, she built and sold a very successful business selling Indian spices and spice mixes in France. Mags is a wonderful, capable member of the team who always contributes a happy vibe in the kitchen and an even happier vibe when we all eat her splendid food around the table!

What We Do

To start, coaching goals are set with our client, corporate, sport or individual, to ensure that the coaching path is focussed, outcome-based and puts our client at the centre of the process. Topics for coaching vary depending on client need, but common topics include Read more

Whereas coaching emphasises the role of the client as holding their own answers, with coaching simply the process of encouraging those answers to appear, mentoring is rather more directive, where the mentor offers skills and advice. Psychological practice is often a combination of coaching and mentoring Read more

Miranda has been welcoming individual clients to home in France for the last couple of years, offering time away from other distractions to truly focus on coaching goals, balanced with a stay in their beautiful farmhouse in the glorious Dordogne, South-West France Read more