Our Team

Mark Shields

Managing Director

Mark Shields - Life Practice UK Managing Director

Mark Shields is a successful Entrepreneur. As the Managing Director of the Life Practice Group of companies, he is an internationally respected Trainer, Life and Business Coach, Author and Motivational Speaker He has successfully worked with Individuals, Senior Government Politicians and Advisors, CEO’S and Entrepreneurs. His area of interest and expertise are in developing and unlocking the potential of individuals and companies majoring in behavioural change. He has collaborated over the years with some of the worlds leading behavioural change experts and offers courses that share the work he has developled over the years. He still runs a hugely successful Private Practice Today which boasts on occasions as much as a 6 month waiting list. He Focuses most of his time Business Coaching and Mentoring  Individuals who benefit from his vast experience, contacts and Expertise

Karen Shields

Operations/Marketing & Nutritional Director

Karen Shields - Operations/Marketing & Nutritional Director

As our Nutritional Director, Karen qualified from the University of West London after a period of five years of training for a BSC in Nutritional Medicine. She is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) as well as being registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

Karen’s vision when setting up Life Practice Nutrition clinic was to offer bespoke programs that positively support an individual’s health through active nutrition and lifestyle management. She offers functional laboratory testing for stress disorders, food intolerances and digestive disorders.

Her own design of Neuro Nutrition Programs support mood disorders such as Stress, Depression and Anxiety, as well as Weight Loss. She works in tandem with Mark Shields, Life Coach, Hypnotherapist & by offering a two pronged approach of joint therapy to tackle your relationship with food, as well as, your nutrition & lifestyle choices.

Melanie Firth

Life Practice Brighton

Melanie Firth - Life Practice Associate

Melanie is a successful Life and Business Coach at Life Practice Brighton, and well known throughout Sussex. She has natural empathy and motivational skills, which she combines with her wealth of experience in business development and marketing, to appeal to her wide range of personal and executive clients. She has worked with business leaders, the world’s leading lawyers and high-level MOD personnel and enjoys exploring people’s potential and helping them to unlock it.

Nicole Atkinson


Nicole is the Managing director of Life Practice in Richmond Surrey. She has advanced qualifications in NLP, Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy. She specialises in stress management programs for men,women & teenagers. Specialist programmes include stress, anxiety, confidence, depression, nerves, weight problems & addictions. Break through sessions for smoking & weight loss new programs starting 2018

For Nicole’s blog please see  http://www.lifepracticerichmond.co.uk/blog/