Meet Team Misfit

At Misfit For Life it's a team effort. Together we are greater than the sum of our parts.

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Meet the Leadership Team

"I'm Ebonie Allard - Founder of Misfit for Life, CEO and Head Coach.

I'm a Certified & award winning Master Coach. I am the creator of the 'Misfit to Maven Way' and the 'Value Filter™' system. 

I'm a Misfit turned Maven. An Adventurer. An Author. An Artist. A Priestess. A Sister.

As a teacher, healer and master coach I am passionate about facilitating you in self actualisation.

I specialise in creating the conditions in which you trust yourself and listen to the inherent wisdom you have within.

I help creative heart-led misfits like you to simplify their lives, and eliminate guilt, shame and fear; allowing you to live your greatest potential and be bolder, freer and happier now!

I help you reconnect with your vision & desire!

I know that you crave work that's fulfilling, connected intimate relationships, and time to explore, indulge and express your creativity and authentic expression. 

You get to live a fully rounded three dimensional, successful and self governed life. 

At my core I believe that it is your responsibility to shine, to bring your gifts to the world, and to encourage others to do the same.

"I'm Jonathan Beal - COO of Misfit for Life, Lead Coach and implementer.

I'm a Certified NLP & Embodiment Coach. I create containers that allow people to trust themselves and each other.

 I'm a Misfit turned Maven & an  Embodied Man. A King. A Warrior. A Lover and a Magician. 

As a Mentor, Coach and Content Creator I am passionate about celebrating and healing the feminine in all humans and I specialise in creating containers which enable the mature, grounded and embodied masculine to rise.

I help geeky, courageous misfits like you to take ownership of your identity, set boundaries, and communicate compassionately so that you can be wilder, freer and feel like you belong now!

I know that you crave to be seen, heard and understood. I know that you crave purpose and passion in all areas of your life. 

I help those who struggle to implement with systems, strategies, tech & tools to simplify your life.

I believe that you can live a purpose-driven life, a life in complete alignment with who you are.

My mission is to help misfits find their purpose, take control of their life, and help them be seen for who they really are.

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Meet The Misfit for Life Coaches

Lizzy Fone

"I turned up to my first call with Ebonie as a proud victim of my own life story. I've had a hard life.

I have years and years of accumulated evidence to prove this.

People have been mean to me, persecuted me, made me out to be a bad person, made me feel unworthy, difficult. They've upset and angered me. They've made up lies about me and used those lies to make my life hell!

Boarding school, bankruptcy, narcissistic abuse and a catalogue of health challenges are just one version of my "life story".

These things are not the whole truth. Retelling myself tales of woe over and over however was a convenient way of not taking responsibility for my current reality and a way of looping back into victimhood."

It took me ten years of self exploration, understanding and compassion to reach the point where I know that it is my responsibility and my privilege to share my experiences and my knowledge so that others may step into abundance quicker than I did.

Overcoming the adversity and sharing our stories sometimes feels so hard; too full of shame and too exposing but living with regret is far worse.

I know first hand the power of sharing our stories and being witnessed in community. There is such magic and healing in allowing ourselves to give and receive inside a place that is safe and committed to alchemy for all.

The truth is that I am in charge of how I feel, how long I allow feelings to persist, who I am, where I live, how I live, what I do for work and play.....and so much more! (and so are you.)

The old story about how hard done by I am has far less power when I know that it's only a part of the truth.

I'm a powerful, strong, embodied creator. I'm a loving mother. I'm a deeply loyal friend. I am loved and loving. I get to live in a way that honours my cycles, THE cycles and rhythms of our lands.

My life is so very different now than when I first met Ebonie in 2008. I was a part of her first business 'My Girl Friday'. I’ve watched her grow, evolve and walk her talk and I decided to join her on the journey.

I’ve done every program she has offered and in 2018 I certified as a Misfit For Life coach.

My journey has taken me from living a life of 'should's' and making 'safe' choices, to living a life by design, led by creativity, joy and abundance.

In the last four years I've built more financial success than I dreamed possible for me, I've done it entirely my way around a chronic illness and being a mostly single mother to a baby / toddler / child.

If I can do this, so can you.

Lizzy helps our community find simplicity in chaos.

Her areas of expertise are: Holding space. Ritual. Healing. Grief, Death & Rebirth. Creativity. Inspiration, Flow. Female shamanism. Nature. 

Lizzy is also known as Eliza Raven. She offers 1:1 and group coaching inside M2M365.

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Gail Bainbridge

"I was an accountant for 20 years - looking after other people's money was easy but when it came to my own it was a different story.

I don’t come from a wealthy background, when I got my first credit card at 18 I thought it was magic! I spent most of my adult life in debt - something I’ve only recently admitted publicly - really had no idea how to manage my own money well.

The truth is no-one teaches us this stuff and yet we are supposed to know what to do. I mean why do I know how to calculate the angles of a triangle but I didn’t learn about how to manage my money on a daily basis.

We all feel like we ‘should’ know what to do with it and we are too embarrassed to admit when we don’t!

I spent my life thinking that if I worked harder I’d be successful - so I worked hard, truth be told I never really enjoyed working hard and I’d beat myself up all the time that I ‘should’ be doing more.

Until I got sick, I mean I wasn’t dying but the digestion problems I had nearly landed me in A&E. Lying in bed in agony I remembered a message from Ebonie where she said ‘what will it take for you to take action, to do something different - do you need to end up in hospital?’

I sent her a message right then that I think just said ‘I’m ready’.

It’s 4 years since that moment and everything has changed. I sold my accountancy business in March 2018 and cleared my debts. I set off in a motorhome to explore the UK on a dream adventure and to figure out what I wanted to do with the next chapter of my life.

Wealth is a feeling, not a number. You can have a full bank account and feel bankrupt if you don’t fill your life with what you love.

These days my life is filled with sea swimming and connection. I get my all needs met; externally and internally. I feel freedom and connection daily and I want that for you too.

I want everyone to know that MORE money isn’t the only answer. You can find FREEDOM by getting to know your needs and managing your money SIMPLY. You just need someone you can trust, someone that you can ask anything without feeling like it’s a stupid question.

With me on your team you’ll always have someone who’s got your back when it comes to financial decision making and looking after your numbers.

If you want to feel good about your relationship with money and understand what truly makes you feel wealthy, you are in the right place - come join us."

Gail helps our community find freedom by recognising and communicating their needs in an empowered way and answering questions about cash.

Her specialities are: Values. Recognising and communicating needs. Communication. The emotional stuff that comes with money. Practical & simple money management.

Gail is also our Financial Director at Misfit For Life. She offers an 'office hours' money surgery once a quarter inside M2M365.

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 Gerlinde Halmer

 "I grew up in a small town in Austria and moved to Ireland as a Au pair when I was 25 in order to find my freedom. 15 years later I am still here.

I’ve always had a deep sense of duty, of right and wrong and I enjoy being of service to others. Which can mean that if I am not mindful I can put others needs and desires before my own.

Yoga, ritual, and being in nature help me find my way home to my true essence. I have a passion for creativity, for innovation and for the unique sparkle inside each of us that gets set free when we say ‘fuck it’ to the perceived limitations and expectations placed upon us by our family or by society.

Before Misfit I tried to find the right box and jumped from one to the next, trying to find the one which fit me best. Every time I found one it only fitted me for a while and then I was on the search for the next one - which was exhausting!

When I first said yes to working with Ebonie I had done some personal development work, and my yoga teacher training, but I was done with nudging forward super slowly and I wanted a bigger shift. I had a feeling of what I wanted next in my life but no clarity. I told her all the things I didn’t want. She seemed so cool, I loved how she showed up as herself so fully and wanted to find my version of that.

From my first VIP day with her I loved how the Value Filter feels in my body. I love how I can try it on and use it in every situation in my life. I love how the 8 pillars support me on every step along the way of creating my own box, in my favourite colours, with sparkling corners and cosy nooks. I want you to have these tools too so that you can create exactly what you want in your life, even if you don’t know what that is yet. These days I create my own box. The shape of it, the colour of it, the size, pace; everything is mine. I get to change it as much or as little as I want, wherever I want, and so do you! If you want to design your own life in technicolour, without limitation - you’re in the right place, come join us.

Lindy helps our community find creative solutions through body, mind and soul practices so that they get to embody their vision.

Her passions are creativity, yoga, meditation, design, movement, food, health, routines, rituals, holding space, letting go, and helping people to find their path and their unique journey.

Lindy offers 1:1 and group coaching inside M2M365. 


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Emma While

I came to Ebonie (and eventually Team Misfit) from a place, literally, “misfitting.” I have always been a good girl, a perfectionist & a people pleaser. Done whatever people wanted me to, said all the right things, got straight As… Whilst silently seething inside and never quite understanding why, when I was doing and saying all the right things to fit in, I never actually felt like I fitted in.

This journey to "fit" took me all sort of places. From Cambridge, to a career in Media that only felt right for so long, then to teaching which I loved, and finally onto motherhood.

And when I had my baby, and found I couldn't give enough of myself to both teaching AND parenting, parenting won. Yet still, something wasn't quite fitting.

So many people had an opinion on how I should be doing it. I had to fight so hard to be heard, and there was so much judgement around my choices. Doing it my way, and not the way everyone else does it, was quite an isolating and lonely experience. Hanging on to any sense of myself through all of that, was incredibly hard.

I first heard Ebonie speak at an event for female entrepreneurs in London. I realised how addicted to the hustle I'd been. I'd hustled in all my previous 9-5s, my relationships, my own business and I was hustling at motherhood. It was time to drop the hustle and let it be easeful. I called her and signed up to work with her a few days later and never looked back.

I’ve since made it my mission to stand up for and be the voice for other misfit mothers struggling to do it THEIR way in a sea of unsolicited and outdated advice. To inspire other mothers to raise their hand, their voices, to ask questions, to learn to trust their instincts, listen to their bodies, and read their own little people instead of all the books. To become the best version of themselves not just as a mother, but as a fully expressed woman both within and beyond motherhood. 

All with the goal of setting an example for own children and paving the way for them to have the life THEY want over what any one else tells them.

My superpowers are: Hearing things you haven't even said from the words you choose to use. Spotting self-sabotage & limiting beliefs. Shining a light on all the awesomeness you've got going on in there if only you could see it.  

Emma helps our community become conscious, empowered parents who step out of martyrdom and into the magical mavens they are. 

Emma offers 1:1 and group coaching within M2M365.

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Meet The Support Team.

Trudy Proud

"I'm the person you'll be speaking to if you have an enquiry or a question about being a community member."

Trudy was a member of M2M365 before she became an integral part of our team.  She helps our community stay on track and know what's what behind the scenes.

Trudy is the cheerful voice on the end of our customer care emails who is happy to support our Misfit Family in any way she can.

She is who you'll be speaking to if you have a payment plan, technical issue or a query about the schedule.

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Jake James

"I'm Head of Marketing at Misfit for Life. I support Jonathan and Ebonie in bringing their creative content ideas to life.

I oversee all the Misfit for Life Channels and curate the content so that you get to learn in a beautiful way."

Jake helps us plan out our marketing, manages our You Tube Channel + Social Media as well as making the trailers for all our programs. 

Jake can also be hired by our community to help with video content.

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