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ABOUT US

The CIP (Change Is Possible) Project

How often do we stop and dedicate time to ourselves, to our growth and our personal self development.

We are not saints or gurus, we are a group of people that have found a new way to live. We use our lived experience and training to help people become the person they truly want to be.

 

MEET THE TEAM

Our skilled team of professionals are the backbone of The CIP Project. Their ideas help shape the direction of our work to ensure each participant gets what they need.

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MICHAEL MAISEY

Founder

Michael is the Author of Best-Selling Book 'Young Offender'. He has been sober for 13 years and since his release from prison in 2001 he has been on a journey practising healing and self-development on himself to improve his life and heal the wounds from his own childhood. He went from a child from an underprivileged background, with zero qualifications to being in a position to retire at the age of 35. He works with all the tools which he has found to be most beneficial, he brings these tools together to help others reach their full potential and help them to step up and let their own light shine. His core belief is about 100% accountability, giving back, and transforming the lives of others from all walks of life.

Qualifications

·         2019 - MKP - Primary Integration Training

·         2014 -MKP - Leadership Training

·         2014 -Clearmind International - Facilitation Training Level 1

·         2009 -Tony Robbins - Personal Power Level 1 and 2

Personal Self Development

·         Sobriety Date 15/12/2007

·         March 2008 - The 12 Step Program developed by Alcoholics Anonymous

·         September 2008 – The London Buddhist Centre Meditation Training

·         April 2009 – Tony Robbins - Personal Power 

·         November 2011 – The London Buddhist Centre Meditation Training

·         December 2012 – The Awakening Workshop – Clearmind International

·         March 2013 – The Edge Workshop – Clearmind International

·         September 2013 – Take 2 Workshop – Clearmind International

·         December 2013 – Men and Miracles – Clearmind International

·         March 2014 – New Warrior Training Adventure – The Mankind Project

·         May 2018 – Breathwork Training – Wim Hof

·         Nov 2019 – Shadow Work Weekend – Tim and Mel Hall

Lived Experience

Ex inmate of HM Prison Feltham Young Offenders Institution

Ex alcoholic and drug addict

Today is 13 Years sober, successful business owner, married with 2 children.

13 Years training in and practising spiritual and personal development.

Awarded 'Community Safety Hero' in 2014 by The London Borough of Hounslow and The Metropolitan Police

Nominated for a National Diversity Award 2020 for Positive Male Role Model

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DAVE REDFERN

Lead Facilitator

Dave has played a pivotal role in the development of The CIP Project, his qualifications and lived experience has served us and the participants which have attended our workshops very well. He has over 6 years experience in mentoring and supporting others in their work and has been practising healing and self development techniques for over 10 years.

Qualifications

  • Clearmind International - Facilitation Training Level 1

  • Clearmind International - Facilitation Training Level 2

  • 2 Years into a 3 year Counselling Course with Clearmind International

Lived Experience

Ex inmate of HM Prison Wandsworth

Today is a business owner, father of 3 and in July 2020 will be a qualified Counsellor.

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LUKE SZACHNOWSKI

Facilitator

Luke moved o the UK from Poland in 2005, and embarked on a journey self development. In 2015 Luke decided to get sober, and has been sober ever since. During the past 5 years he has practised and developed various techniques to help him become a better version of himself. In 2017 he enrolled in a counselling course with Clearmind International and has assisted many of their workshops to help others reach their full potential.

Qualifications

  • Clearmind International - Facilitation Training Level 1

  • Clearmind International - Facilitation Training Level 2

  • 2 Years into a 3 year Counselling Course with Clearmind International

Lived Experience

Ex addict and acloholic

Today is 5 years sober, a succesful business owner and a loving father to his son.

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LIAM MCCLAY

Head Chef

Liam has been a chef for over 20 years working in high end restaurants and hotels throughout the UK. He attended his first workshop with The CIP Project in January of 2020 and felt so passionately about the project, he has since joined the team as our head chef.
In his spare time Liam is a loving father and has been sober for multiple years. He mentors other men on their journeys to getting sober.

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HALEEM CLIFT

Young People's Coordinator

At the age of 16, Haleem got sober from alcohol and drugs and started his personal journey of recovery. Having battled with his own mental health and addictions, Haleem is dedicated to supporting other young people to grow and better themselves.

  • Time to Change Ambassador

  • 2 Year Yoga and Meditation Practice

  • The 12 Step Program of Recovery with OA 2019

  • Emotional Intelligence Program with The CIP Project 2020

  • Warrior Within Retreat with The CIP Project 2020

  • Lover Within Retreat with The CIP Project 2020

  • Check in Group Facilitator Training with The CIP Project 2021

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DAN FLETCHER

Check In Group Facilitator

After battling his with own mental health in silence and going through life just ‘ticking boxes’,
Dan found the CIP Project in 2019 and is committed to helping others make the changes and
discover their true selves. Over his 5-year journey of self-development and reflection Dan
realised there was something missing and credits the work he has done with the CIP Project as the
most profound in showing him who he is as a man and what matters in his life. In March 2021
Dan will earn his qualification as an accredited Life Coach and has plans to train as a breathwork
facilitator.

  • BSc Business & Economics Degree (University of East Anglia)

  • Accredited Professional Life Coach Certification

  • ·       The CIP Project – The Warrior Within 2019

  • The CIP Project – The Calling 2020

  • The CIP Project – The Warrior Within 2020

  • The CIP Project - Check In Group Facilitator Training 2021

Dan is a Christian, works in the City of London and is the loving father to his four-year-old son.

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TIM HILL

LGBT Liaison

Tim comes from a good middle-class family, is well educated and has lived in three countries (Zimbabwe, South Africa and England). He has had professional success with some of the top corporate brands and entertainers in the world and has also been through the wars and fallen on his arse on multiple occasions. One thing for sure is that has shown resilience and come out wounded, but wiser. One of the momentous occasions in Tim’s life was in 2005 where he addressed his sexuality and came out as gay at the grand age of 29. Tim currently runs a coaching and mentoring business within the music business. 


In the last two years, he has really focused on self-development and embraced the wisdom of Karl Jung into everyday life, with the men’s retreats being an absolute God-send in helping him stay in his lane. Tim admits that he was hesitant to go on a men’s retreat in fear of being judged on his sexuality, but he was very quickly proven wrong.


“Is this something for a gay man? Absolutely! I get that these workshops and retreats go into the deepest form of masculinity and delve into what it is to be a man. But gay males are still men! Of course, when men who come together in a group, there is a natural element of sizing one another up and, as gay men, we may still carry a lot of shame around our sexuality and fear being judged. But don’t worry! Within the first hour, that all falls away and a bond of total acceptance is formed. You cannot go wrong and I would encourage gay men to put aside their reservations and pre-conceived ideas about a men’s retreat being a “straight and butch” thing and come and do the work. If it can help me, it’ll help you. It really is that simple.”


·       Bachelor of Commerce Degree (University of South Africa)

·       Accredited Professional Life Coach Certification

·       Accredited Goal Success Life Coach Certification 

·       Accredited Career Coach Certification

·       Mental Health in the Workplace (Level 3 certificate)

·       Health and Safety in the Workplace (Level 2 certification)

·       Counselling Skills (Level 2 certificate)

·       Care Certificate

·       NHS Pathways - Certificate of Competence 

·       NHS Peer Mentoring Programme - Certificate of Completion

·       The CIP Project – The Warrior Within 

·       The CIP Project – The Calling

·       The CIP Project – The Lover Within