From a young age, I possessed a natural ability to interact with others. This led me down the path of counselling, where I started my work in the Bereavement field, before working as a High School Counsellor and gaining my qualifications. Following on from both positions, I joined an Alcohol Service as a Counsellor. It is here that I have spent a large proportion of my career in a duel role – Counsellor and Training Team Coordinator.

Working with clients who have alcohol problems had it's challenges, yet it was extremely rewarding. A large part of the population drink to excess to cope with stress. However, as well as this impacting on health it also affects anxiety, depression and our ability to fully function.

As Training Team Coordinator, I was responsible for the team exceeding high targets – in relation to the number of delegates trained and the standard of the training delivered.  This work also included delivering training to large groups of staff in the NHS, delivering presentations and managing staff.

​Throughout my career, I have worked with people on self confidence, managing a work/life balance, addictions, bereavement, anxiety, and career progression to name a few. 

​I have often been described by colleagues and friends alike as having 'an old head on young shoulders.'

​On a personal note, at the age of 23, my life took an unexpected turn. I was diagnosed with a tumour at the base of my brain and subsequently had an operation to remove it. Some months later, I had radiotherapy to shrink what was left. Although this was a very difficult time in mine and my families’ lives, we were glad to come through it and move on.

More recently I received the unfortunate news that it had grown back, and although this took us by surprise, it is now well managed.

After spending several years going between worrying about my health, to trying to ignore it, I came to the conclusion that I need to focus on the positives and take control of my situation. And that is exactly what I did. This was the Life Coach in me! And it has not stopped me moving forward and achieving what I want too.

I live in Sheffield, with my husband and son. When we’re not busy at work and school we enjoy spending time as a family, eating out and going on walks.

So where does Life Coaching come in all of this? Well, as it turns out, I’ve actually been doing this all along without really knowing it! And now that I do, I made it my job.


Holly Crosby - Associate Member of IIC&M

Life isn't what you're given, it's what you create, what you conquer and what you aim to achieve.