MEET THE TEAM

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 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.

MICHAEL MAISEY

Founder and Lead Facilitator

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Michael is the Author of the Best-Selling Book 'Young Offender'. He has been sober for 14 years and since his release from prison in 2001 he has been on a journey practicing 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 setting up an award winning business in London. 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 - Leadership Training

  • 2018 - Wim Hof - Breathwork Training Workshop

  • 2014 -MKP - Primary Integration Training

  • 2014 -Clearmind International - Facilitation Training Level 1

  • 2011 - London Buddhist Centre - Advanced Meditation Methods

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

  • 2008 - London Buddhist Centre - Meditation Training

Personal Self Development

  • Sobriety Date 15/12/2007

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

  • April 2009 – Tony Robbins - Personal Power

  • 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

  • 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 14 years sober, successful business owner, married with 2 children

  • 14 Years training in and practicing 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

LUKE SZACHNOWSKI

Facilitator

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Luke moved to the UK from Poland in 2005, and embarked on a journey of self development. In 2015 Luke decided to get sober, and has been sober ever since. During the past 7 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 at many of their workshops to help others reach their full potential. He attended the very first CIP Project weekend and has been a valued member from the beginning, using his skills and lived experienced to help grow the organisation.

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 alcoholic

  • Today Luke is 7 years sober, a successful business owner and a loving father to his son.

DAVE REDFERN

Facilitator

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Dave attended his first weekend with The CIP Project in 2018, and has been a valued part of the team ever since. His qualifications and lived experience have 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 practicing 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 Dave is a business owner, a proud father of 3 and a qualified Counsellor.

MAN CLAN ONLINE FACILITATORS

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DAVE VAUGHAN-GRIFFITHS

Dave started his journey with The CIP Project in early 2021. He has been sober for multiple years having previously struggled with addiction. After graduating from our full 1 year program in August 2021, Dave took on the role of helping other people via our weekly zoom calls online, called The Man Clan.

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IAN WEBB

Ian has been involved with The CIP Project since 2020. He previously served over 20 years in the Army. In his spare time Ian is a valued member of our community and a loving father to his children. Ian has also completed our full 1 year program and is a graduate from The King Within workshop.

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JACK WALKER 

Jack started his journey with us in January 2020 and has been a valued member of our community ever since. He has dedicated his time to helping grow our organisation and asked for nothing in return. Outside of The CIP Project Jack runs a successful business and is a husband loving father to his two children.

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HALEEM CLIFT

At the age of 16, Haleem became 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. He is also a trained facilitator of our weekly Man Clan sessions on Zoom.

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LEWIS WEBB

Lewis attended his first retreat aged 18, having struggled with his mental health. He discovered the tools he needed to build his self confidence and now uses his skills to help run our weekly check in groups. Lewis is a fine example of change, and how any of us can do it if we truly want too.

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LIAM MC'CLAY

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 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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LUKE HOTSON

Luke's journey with The CIP Project began when he completed The Warrior Within weekend in April 2021. Since then he has completed workshops on all four of the male archetypes, culminating with The King workshop in August 2021. Luke's skills have been much in demand since, from his culinary excellence to his DIY skills around the camp.  Away from The CIP Project Luke is an incredibly proud father of three.

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DAN HOTSON

Dan is Luke's brother, and after seeing the positive changes he had made decided to join the project earlier this year. Dan has also completed the four male archetypes, and afterwards was keen to give something back to continue on his journey with The CIP Project. Away from the project Dan has worked as a chef for many years, and is currently a carer for his partner, and a loving father to his daughter.