Welcome to the Stress Management Plus Academy

Hi there! I'm Marc Kirby, and I'm here to support you in making the most of yourself and the situations you find yourself in, and feeling and behaving the way you want to. This academy, and my coaching and trainings, are for those who wish to better understand and manage their emotions and be emotionally intelligent; to prevent and manage stress and everyday anxiety; to be resilient and to cope with pressure and prevent challenge becoming adversity. I believe that we all have it within ourselves to discover/re-discover how to be resourceful and resilient, and live our best lives. Life gets in the way sometimes, and we can get in our own way too, thinking and behaving in unhelpful ways, and experiencing emotions in an unpleasant way/at an inappropriate time or to an inappropriate degree. This can prevent us being who we are/want to be. That’s where this academy comes in. I am highly qualified and experienced, having been involved in developing people for over 35 years. I have extensive experience working with groups and individuals, both in the public and private sectors, including with large and smaller organisations, tech companies, banks, central and local government, the police and the NHS, amongst others. It would be great to have you along as part of this community, whether via a training course or via 1-1 coaching. I hope you'll join this thriving community very soon. 

Previous clients

Social proof: testimonials

“Marc helped me put things in perspective and see the wider picture, ensuring that everything didn't become overwhelming. He encouraged me to talk things through, helping me to get to the bottom of problems and come to my own solutions. I found his support to be extremely helpful and would highly recommend him to others in similar situations. If you think you might benefit from a friendly, professional and supportive approach, then I would encourage you to get in touch with Marc”

Ben F (Reading)

“I would certainly endorse and recommend Marc's work”

Andy K (Home Office)

“Adapted well to our needs and received 100% positive and constructive feedback. Can recommend. ”

Mo B (Adur and Worthing Council)

“Marc is a true professional, with great empathy and emotional intelligence when dealing with people ”

Maria C (Home Office)

“Stress management Plus has given me the tools to worry less and be more organised in my day-to-day life. The sessions have given me more confidence to be more positive and go for opportunities I previously wouldn’t have had the confidence or self belief to go for.”

Tom (Farnham)

“Thankyou!! for our talk yesterday. I had several comments about how much staff enjoyed it, learned from it, and wished it had been longer! ”

Reading Borough Council

“Your contribution was greatly appreciated…..look forward to working with you again in the future.”

Reading University