Maxine Ward

online-pro Member - Wiltshire ONLINE

Maxine Ward , Celebrant and Life Coaching

I am a Celebrant and a Life Coach. I create and deliver unique and bespoke ceremonies for weddings, baby naming and other celebratory occasions and I write and read funeral services.

A bit about me...

I am a listener and storyteller.

I tell stories of new beginnings, a new life created by love and promises made to a new baby that will nurture, encourage, and support them for the rest of their lives, in baby naming celebrations.

I tell stories of unity, creating a space where the spoken word paints a picture of two people declaring their commitment to one another by sharing their story and exchanging vows to make memories that last a lifetime at weddings.

I talk with those who have lost a love, to tell stories of a life that was lived, a life that mattered and a life that will be missed. Memories that bring tears and memories that bring a smile at funerals.

I work with people to create a story of their future that is so compelling that they begin to move towards their life goals with more certainty and ease, using trusted techniques to enable breakthrough thinking and purposeful action.

I am a celebrant and I am a Life Coach.  Every story that you or I create will be unique no two are ever the same.

My blogs

Confirmation Bias and why it matters

by Maxine Ward on 4th May 2021

What is confirmation bias? Confirmation bias is when an individual interprets or accepts new information in a way that supports their original beliefs. This happens because people often unconsciously search out information or...

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A bit more about me

What's the most enjoyable thing about your work?
In Coaching - A breakthrough moment for a client that makes a real difference to the way that they think, behave or act. Each time one happens I do a little dance around the room. As a celebrant being able to tell a beautiful story about love.

What is your vision for your business?
To offer a highly bespoke service to every client. I don't do a one size fits all. We are all different and our journeys are unique.

If you could give one single piece of advice to a new start up business, what would it be?
Network - You are never alone.

Which one phrase or quote sums up your attitude to business life?
If you don't take action nothing is going to change

What made you join WMB and how do you plan to make the most of the network?
It was recommended to me. I want to make a difference to the amazing people I am meeting by creating opportunities or offering help.

What do you do at week-ends?
I'm outdoors in the fresh air, catching up with friends, trying new recipes and there is usually a glass of wine or two. I am currently renovating my house so there is lots to keep me busy.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what 2 luxury items would you take?
Mmmmm lots of practical things spring to mind like a survival book and a survival kit but they aren't luxuries. I would take a never ending supply of books and wine.

What book are you currently reading?
The Mirror and the Glass, the last of the Wolf Hall trilogy.

Who's your personal hero and why?
My better half. He is my best friend and supporter. Life with him is a happy one.

What is your worst experience in business or work?
Being labelled as difficult during a very challenging time of my life when all I needed was some help and support.

What was your first ever job?
Hairdressing apprentice. I got sacked for having the wrong attituded

Where is your favourite place in the world and why?
Home is where the heart is