Life Coach
Maria Yasnova - Life Coach

About me and my work:

When I became a mother for the first time in 2007 and found myself isolated without the support of the extended family in the city I only knew as an independent young professional, the biggest difference in my experience and growing confidence as a new parent were my peers.

These were women around me, also stumbling through this roller-coaster of motherhood. I saw the city I’ve been living in for almost a decade from a completely new perspective: instead of the “work hard /play hard” London culture with late nights at work and weekend city breaks and the buzz of my high-pressured job that I had completely identified with, I now joined the local South London community of mothers from all around the world.

I learnt English nursery rhymes from the locals, French nursery rhymes from the books sent by the French Grandma and even formed a Russian-speaking circle of mothers to compare notes on the Russian ways of caring for babies.

We have supported and coached each other on all matters, from sleepless nights, new dynamics in our relationships and decisions about juggling our careers now that we had become mothers.

Then, in 2009 I began supporting local Families on their own parenting journeys:

Over the first 10 years, my main focus was helping mothers with feeding their babies and children both as a volunteer breastfeeding counsellor and a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). 

Shortly before the pandemic, I certified as a Life Coach with Barefoot Coaching and became a member of the International Coaching Federation, so that I could continue supporting local mothers through the unchartered waters of the next stages of motherhood, beyond breastfeeding.

On a personal note, I’ve been part of the Lewisham Community since 2001. I live just by the Blythe Hill Fields with my husband and two children and when not venturing out with them or working, you may spot me running over the local hills as it’s one of my favourite ‘me time’ activities!

I am excited to be able to offer Coaching Sessions face-to-face once again, now from the comfort of The Sunflower Centre.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions about how I can support you on your journey.

Join our local community of Mothers whether you are in planning stage, in the thick of it or a seasoned parent 😊. Subscribe to my Newsletter to receive the latest news from me and support and information on your journey:

Please email or message on 078 1182 5107

  • Group Coaching Sessions for Mothers

    The magic happens when women support each other through challenges and transitions, grieving and celebrating together. Connecting with each other can be hugely beneficial for our sense of wellbeing and belonging.
  • Life Coaching For Motherhood And Beyond

    Becoming a Mother can bring so much joy, but there can be challenges with this new chapter. Find support and help with Life coaching for Motherhood.

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