Natural movement and dynamic aging. A career change story

EP006 with Alison O'Leary & Mike Mullins

Happiness is: moving with ease

Do you dream of a career change, but tell yourself it’s too late and that you’ve missed the boat?

If so, meet Mike Mullins, who has spent over 30 years working in the education sector, most recently supporting parents and carers of children with special educational needs or disabilities around their legal entitlements.

In May 2023, Mike embarked on a career change to pursue what he is most passionate about, which means he’s now building his own business as a Mobility Coach.

If you’re not familiar with the ‘Mobility Coach’ term, Mike’s work is all about helping people optimise their body to meet its fullest potential. It’s all about aging healthily, promoting wellness, and changing people’s mindsets around physical limitations.

Come join us as we talk about Mike’s career change from education to self-employment in the wellbeing space, how he’s approaching his transition in practical terms, and some of the fascinating concepts that underpin his work!

In this episode we discuss

  • Mike’s challenge on facing the financial issue of leaving the security of a salary (and what happened to help shift the gears for him).
  • The work that Mike is doing today and what makes him happy.
  • The concepts of ‘natural movement’ and ‘dynamic aging’ and Mike’s ethos in how he works with his clients.
  • My own story of applying some of Mike’s teaching in my own life and my relationship with my body and how I move.

In this episode you will also get to hear Mike’s personal journey of career transition and how it was his wife and close family that really gave him the courage to want something different and go for it.

A bit more about Mike Mullins

EP006 Guest Mike Mullins

Mike Mullins has 30+ years of experience in education, supporting parents and carers of children with special educational needs or disabilities, around their legal entitlements.

Today he runs his own business as a Mobility Coach working to support people to optimise their health and wellbeing, to reach their fullest potential. 

Mike is passionate about promoting the value in aging healthily and encouraging people to change their mindset regarding physical limitations.

He is a qualified MovNat coach, a 5th dan Aikido instructor and a keen advocate of breathwork and meditation. He lives in Liverpool with his family. 

If you would like to know more about Mike or would like to connect with him, please email him on Let him know that you heard about him on my show.

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