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Irena-Marie Makowska, Mind Coach

Your thoughts and beliefs shape your habits, and your habits affect how you think, feel, and do.
Being Emotionally Resilient means you are better equipped to deal with difficult situations - past and present - which enables you to build and maintain your mental health and fitness.

I can help you achieve this.

Irena-Marie Makowska - Mind Coach
Founder Focus Wellbeing

Changing Your Mindset

Therapy & Coaching
Wellbeing @ Work
Individuals & Groups
Clients & Experience
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The Science Behind...

Every time we learn something new
our brain rewires

People get stuck in the habit circuits of their brain. We are hard-wired for survival and change threatens our fundamental way of being. Understanding how our brain works and how to create sustained change is the basis of all my workshops and 1:1 programmes.
Did you know that the brain does not understand the difference between fact and fiction? 

We are merely following pre-set mind maps that we have created since early childhood. One of the most amazing facts about the brain is it also does not know the difference between past, present and future.

So, we can use this process to create new future mind maps. Thus changing old negative thought patterns.

By learning how to do this we can feel and be, how we prefer to feel and be...

Hi, I'm Irena-Marie

Fifteen years ago my husband, Rod and I decided we had enough of living a mediocre life. So we moved our business as consultants in media relations to south-west France. Everything was more or less great - except I still had this nagging fear of success. Yes, success! We moved to France to improve our lives, but I was still not brave enough to totally break free and create work that truly inspired me.
Then, the banking crisis in 2007 destroyed our business overnight. We found ourselves unemployed in France, with a huge mortgage and a house that, at the time, was impossible to sell. The banks were constantly on our backs and I used to wake up in the middle of the night, terrified and often crying.

It was time to retrain... feel the fear, and do it anyway!

Rod, Irena and Miaya our rescue hound
Rod, Irena-Marie and Miaya

Together, we can make it HAPPEN!

In The News
Press coverage in the magazines and newspapers
Client Testimonials

"After hearing so many great things about Irena’s approach - the techniques she uses really give you a tool-kit, the strength and insight, to start making positive and realistic changes to your thought-process and your actions, allowing you to move forward."

Individual Client

Suz Conchar

“Osian arrived on 21/01/2021 at 20:51 weighing 3660g. He is so perfect - this would not have been possible without your support.


Individual Client

Vicky Evans

"Visiting Irena is a great investment in self.”  

Myriam Healy, Leadership Training Consultant, Airbus Group Leadership University

"I really liked the different approaches and the exchanges with the other members of the group.

Learning about our behaviour, the neuroscience behind it, and the freedom to express ourselves freely was fascinating and led us to reflect on our individual and collective behaviours from an angle I had never heard of."

Group Workshop

Alex, Aerospace Engineer student, ISAE-SUPAERO University

“Well-being is core to developing a good leader. Offer them to as many groups as possible in the future – it makes a huge difference.” 

Group Workshop

Jill Lawrie, Head of Customer Support & Services Marketing, Airbus Group

"Thank you for this programme. I have had a lot of pleasure collaborating with you. I felt that a group was created from individuals collectively connecting. We’ll remember it for a very long time as an extraordinary experience."

Group Workshop

Stéphane Kersuzan, Vice President, Airbus Staff Council, Airbus Group 

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