Mariam has always been fascinated by human potential and the ability to do and become better. She completed her BSc in Occupational Therapy in 2016. After realising that she wanted to explore people potential in the workplace more specifically, she undertook her masters in Work and Organisational Psychology and began work in Learning and Development in the corporate world. Since then, she has maintained her passion for personal development by undertaking a Harley Street trained and CPD accredited Diploma in Life Coaching. APD was her first personal development venture in late 2017, which she rebranded into The Personal Development Agency in January 2019.

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Jess is a Cognitive Behavioural Coach at TPDA. She has always been very passionate about helping others becoming better people. Her first hand experience of the benefits and practice of cognitive behavioural coaching on personal development and mental health in her undergraduate degree, led her to pursue a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, and work as a Coach for mental health charities such as Mind and Mencap. Jess believes in the strong relationship between thoughts and behavioural patterns. She uses Guided Discovery to allow solutions to self deprecating problems come from the client. In her own words, 'Being a better you comes from practicing beneficial behaviours'.