Unleash your potential

Be supported to follow your dreams. Coaching for a better world.

Transformational Coaching and Mentoring

Imagine waking up and knowing with deep certainty that you are living your dream life - having an abundance of time, energy and resources to create your hopes, dreams and challenges? Coaching is a powerful transformative process that will support you to clarify the future you dream of, as well as the practical steps along the way that will actually create your future dreams. And we'll have fun along the way!

As your Coach I am totally dedicated to facilitating your transformation and being a supportive partner at each step along your journey - like your own private cheer-leader or employee whose job-description is to ensure you to live the life of your dreams! I listen deeply to your present situation and hold a safe and creative container where you can get in touch with your own higher wisdom and learn how to bring it into your everyday life.

Although I always have plenty of insights to share with my clients, I fundamentally believe that you have the core knowledge within you and it's my role to help you prune away limiting beliefs, negative self-talk and distracting voices to help recover your core truths, values and beliefs which will drive your success. Unlike your friends I may challenge some of your personal narratives and assumptions if they don't truly support your vision and values, in kind and compassionate ways - always supporting and nurturing your authentic self.

My Approach

I have developed my coaching and mentoring approaches through years of practice working with individuals and groups, and in local and international NGOs, government and universities, alongside formal coaching training. They are targeted at the effective implementation of successful life-skill strategies, leadership skills, personal development abilities, and self-coaching techniques to create permanent change in your life. I see coaching as fundamentally supporting people to be the best version of themselves.

I view it as a dynamic blend of intuition and science, presence and process, emergence and technique:

Pure presence, deep listening, focussing and allowing space for whatever arises, and holding the creative container to allow for transformation

Methods, tools and techniques designed to specifically to expand your awareness of your capabilities, overcome personal barriers, and open new perspectives

Most people (both coaches and clients) get overly focused with the techniques part, but in my experience, both are essential for transformation. My programs include both these aspects, and will always be tailored to suit your specific needs at the time.

Speciality: PhD Coaching/Academic Coaching

My coaching offers a transformative journey for PhD, masters students and other researchers, illuminating pathways to success amidst the academic maze. I offer a reassuring compass, where you can navigate the complexities of research, time management, and self-doubt with clarity and purpose. My coaching offers an alternative to the all-to-often difficult supervisor dynamics, instead providing a warm and supportive space to nurture your aspirations and focus on exactly what you want.

How Do I Know if Phd Coaching Is Right for Me?

If you’re feeling lost or overwhelmed with your PhD journey, or your supervisory relationship leaves much to be desired, my PhD coaching can help. As a coach, I will provide you with personalised support, guidance, and accountability to help you work on what’s most important to you.

How can I afford PhD Coaching?

Many universities provide training budgets to PhD/HDR students that can be used for PhD coaching - I have had previous clients who have used this and have not had to pay anything themselves for my PhD coaching.

My other Coaching focus areas:


I coach individuals who are at transitional times in their lives who are wanting transform into happier, healthier, and more authentic versions of themselves. These transition times are deeply potent and brimming with creative possibility as well as fear, overwhelm and confusion. I draw upon my own personal transitional experiences, spiritual growth, and life on the edges to help you navigate your unchartered landscapes with a helping hand at each step.

I coach humans who have a passion for making a positive difference in the world - entrepreneurs, community-workers, and activists - to help them both unleash their full potential in their work, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance so they are around for the long term! I draw and share passion from decades of community and environmental work, and co-founding various projects and organisations.

I coach creatives - artists and makers of all kinds - to support them bringing their unique ideas into reality. I draw and share inspiration from my own artistic practice, studies at the Victorian College of the Arts, books such as 'The Artist's Way', and lessons learn living in creative communities.

I coach students, researchers, and academics to support them overcoming thinking and writing blocks, and help channel their raw original thinking into appropriate forms and structures, while maintaining their own 'voice'. I draw and share wisdom and critical perspectives from my degrees in mathematical physics, critical theory, fine art, social ecology, and participatory design.

I coach people who are seeking deeper human connection in their lives to support them reaching more profound intimacy within themselves as solid, authentic grounds for entering into, and/or deepening human relationships. I draw upon decades of relationship and dating successes and failures - both on and offline - to help you connect with confidence and authenticity.

I have an international Results Coaching Certification from Authentic Education, and am a member of the International Coaching Federation.

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What clients are saying


“Michael is an incredibly likeable, intelligent and compassionate life coach. His gentle manner and deep listening enable me to honestly share my aspirations, my fears and challenges with him. He is also very perceptive and insightful, and clearly draws on his broad education and life experience to suggest actions and practices that resonate with my values.

I have been delighted with Michael’s commitment to helping me reach my goals. He is always well prepared for our sessions, and has provided me with many tools and resources I can use into the future. I highly recommend taking a journey with Michael! He is a wonderful and effective life coach. Thank you, Michael! “ 



“Michael's coaching sessions were a great blend of knowledge, care and connection. His enthusiastic altruistic approach, with a twist of light-hearted magic, suited my emotional spiritual style of growth and goal-setting. It was inspiring for his alternative perspectives; to explore logical and lateral options in uncovering blocks and achieving outcomes. I greatly appreciate his focus and vision to support my progress and positive change. I recommend Michael to anyone aiming for empowerment and accountability.”



“Working with Michael has been beautiful. Before I started coaching with him, I was quite confused about several domains of my life, especially my friendships and relationships, how to set boundaries, etc. Michael was able to guide me gently through all my limiting beliefs and empowered me to see my blindspots.
He has a very intuitive, soul-driven approach to coaching that is rare! Working with him, I was able to make some powerful and difficult decisions that ultimately enabled me to stand taller in my own individuality and take control of various domains of my life. I feel more free, happy and energised. If you are looking for a soul-driven and intuitive coach who is able to guide you powerfully to make decisions that are authentic to you - I'd highly recommend Michael.”



“Michael's ability to listen and then suggest ways that a question may be answered through the journey of inquiry, inspires us to really explore the 'Burning Questions' both within the academic pursuit and the personal creative exploration. In saying that Michael also brings you to an answer, not necessarily a fixed one, yet a resolution that opens doors to further discoveries.

Michael has a patience and a strength within his ability to express compassion through a lived experience, his wealth of knowledge he shares openly as he builds a bridge between you and his encouragement within collaboration. Michael has a learned peace about him, he brings you into a deep breath of transformation.”



“I discovered Michael's coaching service at a key crossroad in my life. I felt trapped in unfulfilling paid work, and despite motivation to change my position, I remained stuck. I did not renew my last contract, and launched into jobsearch mode. Coaching sessions with Michael helped me with practical steps in finding the right work, and also offered excellent support with the ever changing mental challenges I faced doing something unfamiliar and confronting.“

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