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Kim Furnish

Life Coach, Author, Workshop Facilitator, Laughter Practitioner

Kim is passionate about self-awareness and personal growth. Kim will give you the time and space to focus on you; to be clear about your path, and to identify the steps that will move you towards your goals.

Director of Instar Coaching C.I.C - Positive Psychology Interventions

Author of the book ‘Parenting a Violent Child’.

Member since October 2016


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My Approach

I am a coach who loves to;

  • Be creative in my work
  • Make a difference in your life
  • Share an abundance mind set
  • Have a joyful experience together
  • Make learning fun
  • Celebrate the positives
  • Embrace spirituality
  • Help you grow through challenges

I use a holistic approach and my expertise is in relationships, self-care and work/life balance.

How can I help?

I love Life Coaching and I am passionate about self-awareness and personal growth. My expertise is in relationships, self-care and work/life balance.  I have a particular interest in the relationship you have with yourself, what your passion is and whether you are living your life in line with your values. I have designed a programme of positive psychology education and interventions which I use in my coaching practice and share in my local community. Instar Coaching C.I.C. aims to use knowledge and skills of positive psychology to bring more positive emotion and less isolation to communities. I provide joyful activities, education workshops, group walking in nature and group laughter sessions to promote a flourishing life.

I am flexible in my 1-1 work and I offer walking coaching, face to face and skype sessions.







  • MSc Applied Positive Psychology

  • Laughter Yoga Practitioner

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology

  • LCH Diploma from Achievement Specialists

  • Certificate of Couple Counselling - Relate


  • Kim’s coaching has been essential in enabling me to get my business up and running. She is very systematic, taking me through things step by step and working to timescales which are effective and appropriately paced to enable me to make rapid progress.

    Tamsin L
  • I started working with Kim in preparation for my PhD. Kim has helped me to recognise the root causes of my behaviour and empowered me to explore and work on all aspects of my busy life.

    Clair B
  • I found that because we were focused with talking and thinking that I was able to achieve more physically than I would if I was walking alone. I love to be out doors and walking coaching does wonders for my mental health

    Donna D


  • Author of 'Parenting a Violent Child' Darton, Longman & Todd

  • Instar Coaching C.I.C supported by Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Start Up Programme, in partnership with the School of Social Entrepreneurs and jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

  • Grantee of Paul Hamlyn Foundation for project Advanced Parenting Skills