refiya turner

About Refiya

Hi, I’m Refiya and I moved from Australia to the UK over 20 years ago and left my whole family behind. It’s been difficult without their support, but I decided to stay.

I know what it’s like to feel lost, lonely and defeated. I have been through a tough divorce, bullying in the workplace and then diagnosed with a debilitating condition of Sjogren’s syndrome. I really missed the support of my family but did manage to start my life afresh by discovering that I want to be there for others like me, who need help navigating life’s challenges.

I am now a qualified Activation Life Coach and doing what I needed most, during those confusing, muddled and hopeless times.

Education and Career


  • Strategic Interventions Activation Coaching Institute – Activation Coach Certificate


  • Mental Health First Aid.


  • Alumni for Gestalt Psychotherapy Grade C


  • Chartered Institute of Personnel Development Level 3

training and development

  • Learning Consultant  – Local Government.


  • HR Business Partner Organisational Development – Not for Profit.


  • Learning and Development Business Partner – Financial Services.


  • Senior Learning and Development Advisor – Adult Higher Education.


  • Sign-Up Program – Three hours divided into one hour sessions.


  • Back to Basics about You Workshop – Weekend Workshop (2 days).


  • One Hour coaching – Options to choose from


  • Group Coaching Sessions


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Management Coaching

Gain valuable management skills and employees will understand how to improve their knowledge and skills.

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Explore your options, recover from redundancy and improve your job seeking skills.

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and Life Coaching

Your way to becoming an authority on every aspect of your life – career, relationships, well-being, to create the lifestyle you want.

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Personality Profiling
Tool TotalSDI

Know thyself.  Get to know more about yourself to help you with conflict, improve relationships and create better career progression opportunities and happier personal and professional relationships.