Our Heritage
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Our heritage

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Growing from a passion for liberation and a desire to do things differently


Metanoeo started life in 2014 as a freelance life coaching project founded by Dr Dave Wood. Having worked in the probation service as a practitioner and manager for thirteen-years and coming to the end of his PhD in Theology and Community Justice, Dave was keen to develop a project which would look to engage the principles of positive psychology in working with people on the margins of society. In particular, he was keen to develop a way of working with people who were often written off and managed by society which would be more about their liberation and reaching their potential. Life coaching was an immediate fit and our first project was born.


As our work grew it became evident we would need other people to be involved and we would also need to develop our own life coach training which would be affordable and focused on wellbeing. This led to us becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC) in 2015 and developing a structure incorporating an Academy and a Guild.


As our journey has continued we have always strived to maintain our founding principles of being about potential and liberation, and rejecting managerialism in both an organisational and individualised, personally imperialistic, form.


More recently we have added a Merchandise range and Foundation to own growing Metanoeo approach. We would love you to join us in our journey and help us to continue to organically grow representing the skill, passion and vision of our guild members.


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Metanoeo CIC is a community interest company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales company no 9589741.


Registered office:

Metanoeo Community Campus,

72-74 Market Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 5BT


Metanoeo Academy is registered with the UK Register of Learning Providers registration number 10052875.