I help heart-centred individuals find their way.
I’m no stranger to loss and hardship.
But through the brokenness, I’ve found healing, hope and joy in my life.
Healing and purposeful alignment are exactly what I bring to the clients that I work with.
With a combined 17 years working in Human Resources, Recruitment, Coaching and Mentoring, I bring both life and work experience to my coaching.
I believe we all have the answers to life’s deepest questions and as a coach, my job is to bring that out of you. My passion is watching high achieving individuals decrease their stress, find inner peace, improve personal relationships and generally increase their life satisfaction.
By working with the resources you already possess, we can work together to navigate life’s biggest obstacles and connect with your deepest purpose.
Spending a career mastering business, commercial success and professional development, it has given me the technical skills to help you through your toughest times.
Overcoming my own hardships in life, it has given me a deep understanding of where you are in your journey.
Everything I do with clients brings me such joy. So, when you work with me you can expect:
A programme that meets you where you are
Empathy and support as you grow and learn
Structure and accountability to help you achieve your goals
You are valued. You are unique. You deserve to fall in love with your life.
The award for the Best Employer Contribution to the College Career Ready
Accredited by The Coaching Academy
As you read this I hope this encourages you to believe your life is a journey and it is what you make of it. Life is full of successes and failures and it is how you deal with them that will determine the real you.
My incredible journey started when I was born in a little town called Gweru in Zimbabwe, Africa…
At the age of 13, I tragically lost my mother to cancer. I bottled up my emotions and did not properly deal with the grief of her death.
On completion of my O’Levels, I started my first job working for an Accountancy & Finance company, in Gweru. After leaving home at 18 and moving to the city of Harare, I also had several other job opportunities. One of my positions was as a Receptionist and PA, which I loved and allowed me to work alongside a fantastic bunch of people.
I will never forget the grounding this gave me.
In 2002, I made a big and exciting decision to start a new life in England, where I commenced my career in Recruitment. During this time, I met a wonderful and inspiring lady who gave me an opportunity to help her set up a new recruitment business which I then went to work for in Bath, Somerset.
Over the years, I had several other opportunities in recruitment where I was a top consultant, both nationally and regionally and had some unforgettable memories and experiences.
However, earning lots of money, working long hours and putting too much pressure on myself eventually caught up with me. I lost a lot of weight and was constantly tired and depressed – this led to a burnout.
For 6 months I did not leave the house and I lost all of my confidence. So many concealed emotions of my mother’s death emerged, which I realised I needed to work through as I had put them off for so many years.
During this time I invested in counselling and also had friends all over the world praying for me, which helped me to heal. I then made the big decision to leave the recruitment industry, that I had been a part of for 10 years. This decision meant that I would be starting all over again in my career with nothing to go.
After handing my notice in, I felt that I had so much freedom – it was just incredible. I felt excited to be starting again and with the belief and faith I had in myself, I began to feel more positive and decided to re-write my CV.
Following this, I worked in the marketing department for a wealth management company in the Cotswolds. This was an incredible opportunity as it opened up doors to Internal Communications, HR and Recruitment.
I was also introduced to a wonderful company that gives people the opportunity to change, improve their lives and grow within themselves.
During this time, I was introduced to coaching by an old friend. Her words were ‘you would be a great life coach’. Thinking I knew what coaching was I said “No this would not be for me!” however, after this conversation, something sparked within me so I decided to explore it further. I then attended a training day to find out more about what coaching was all about.
Embarking on this coaching journey, Kiki Kirby Coaching was created in December of 2012, whilst I studied and gained my coaching qualifications.
Once I completed my coaching qualifications, I had a growing business which allowed me to hire my first member of staff.
Eleni Kirby, my Business Operations Manager joined the business in November 2016.
The business was thriving however in July 2017, unfortunately, I was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage 4 Non-Hodgkins lymphoma cancer.
In September 2017, I married my soulmate whilst fighting for my life.
Following my treatment, I was in remission – 4th April 2018.
Gradually, I returned back to work part-time and Sophie Tune joined the team, as my Marketing Assistant in July 2018 until January 2021.
Since returning back to work full-time in September 2018, we now have our own office in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
After having personal and business coaching under one brand, Kiki Kirby Consultancy was launched.
Lucy Ford then joined the team in May 2019, as my Consultancy Assistant and finished with us in December 2019.
I am excited about the future and I am grateful to be alive, living my dreams and helping others to also live theirs. Dreams do come true… My vision is to help you value and rediscover the love you have for your life, work and health.
Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it…
Thank You's ...
My thanks go to Jesus for his vision, his love, strength, wisdom, healing and restoration.
And the rest:
My incredible crazy family, dad and sis for keeping up with all the brain waves. They will keep coming so continue to be patient, you will need it
My niece Sophie who gives me the love, joy and fun I need at times
My new life church family, thank you for your spiritual love and support
My SJP family and friends, I am so blessed and thankful for the fun, work, friendship you have helped in my healing and confidence
My Reed friends, thanks for the laughs and happy memories, I will always treasure them
My crazy Zimbabwe Greek family, I miss you a lot but, I will never forget my roots
Old and new friends, thank you SO much for your friendship, I love you all and grateful for all the good times
Tersh and Tan, thank you for your support and help when I moved to the UK
My clients, thank you for trusting me to help you through your process of achieving what you want
My dear Best friend SE, goodness we have been on such a journey thank you for praying for me and you listening to me all these years
My Coaching friends, you know you are ARE. I love being on this journey with you!
My special little doggies Kissa and Digby Stanton, you bring me chaos, love, joy, happiness, cuddles, and just so much that helps me with my inner feelings
Finally…My gorgeous husband and school friend from Zimbabwe RS, thank you for changing my 2016 adding some L O V E into my life
And, lastly my gorgeous team, Eleni, Sophie and Lucy. Thank you for all you do in helping run the business and keeping me on track
Be Who You Have Been Created To Be!
Hello, I am Eleni Kirby the Business Operations Manager at Kiki Kirby Coaching & Consultancy.
I joined KKC in November 2016 after returning back from Maternity and having a Career Break and Change. My Career started as Hair Dresser through an apprenticeship route which took me travelling around the world on a Cruise Ship doing hair which led me then back to England working within HR for a Higher Education Establishment then into motherhood. After a set back and change in circumstances beyond my control which returned me back to the working world to build my confidence and self-worth.
Family has and will always be at the heart of all I do, after losing our mum at very young ages me 8 years old and Kiki 13 years old. This is one of my values. From a young age both my sister Kiki who is the Creator of Kiki Kirby Coaching and Consultancy and I always had a passion to own our business and be entrepreneurs.
We both started with the passion of business selling our old clothes(keen fashionista) at the age of 13 and 8 years old which is led us now to running a successful and thriving Heart Centred Coaching & Consultancy Business.
Honesty, respect, joy, timekeeping and trustworthy are the top values that drive me. I have impeccable attention to detail and have a huge job to keep Kiki on track (managing all her crazy and heartland vision, passion and ideas as well as being her Personal Assistant in the home (taking her dogs for walks, doing her shopping, and everything you can think of). She keeps growing daily with plenty of responsibility ….. Our Clients and the way we do business is extremely important to myself personally and professionally.
In my free time, I love spending time with my daughter Sophie who is my pride and joy. Alongside working for KKC, I still do some hair and to keep my scissors polished and in November 2020 I set up a Parent and Lifestyle Blog https://www.meandmylittlelady.com/ and a book due to come out very soon.
My favourite quote is “Start each day with a grateful heart” and if I had to give a stranger one piece of advice, it would be “Joy comes in the morning” and it is so important to love yourself as this has been a journey I have struggled with over the years.
I look forward to connecting with you and allowing us to help you and be a part of your Journey.