Marie-Claire Ashcroft, aka The Professional Rebel is a Self Image Specialist – a Personal Brand Photographer and Rebel Confidence Coach for unconventional, quirky and rebellious women.

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Sadsack to Superhero is a unique self-esteem experience.


An online activity book and course like no other – with accompanying live video lessons, a private community and access to me for a whole month.
Join us in June for a live, playful yet transformational online experience as we work through the Sadsack to Superhero system together.
It’s my unique tried and tested signature system to help lost little weirdos like you shine!

And it’s the kick in the arse you’ve been waiting for.


This is for you if:

You don’t feel normal. You’ve spent most of your life feeling broken, scared about doing the things you really want and like you’re on your own. Life seems to be passing you by.
You feel like you’ve lost your spirit.
You feel lonely and like you’re the only one who really feels like this – you don’t have anyone to open up to. And you wonder what happened to stop you from ever feeling happy.
You feel lost.
You always seem to let everyone else put pressure on you – their opinions, judgments and shoulds. You don’t feel like you can be yourself. You don’t trust yourself.
You feel like you’ve worn a mask for so long you don’t even know who you are any more.
You always discount all the good things that have ever happened in your life, like they’re a fluke or a mistake you’re sneakily getting away with – hello imposter syndrome. You cannot see how strong you are or how far you’ve come already. You also keep letting your past rob you of your joy, stop you going after what you want whilst always waiting for that next bad thing to happen.
You believe all the negative thoughts your head keeps telling you.
You tell yourself stories about who you are and can’t see past them any more. If you do move forwards, there’s always something dragging you back. It feels like you’re always struggling.
You can’t see how amazing you are.
And you really wish someone could whisk you out of this mess you’re in.

The problem is not who you are – it’s who you think you are.

I’m sorry sweetcheeks but no one is going to do this work for you.
But there is someone to light the way, kick your butt and show you that you’re not on your own.
If you’ve not perused, stalked and consumed the rest of this website, you are probably wondering who I am and why the heck you should listen to me.
My name’s Marie-Claire and I used to be a right bloody sadsack.
I’m guessing that if you’re still reading now, you’ve seen yourself in what I wrote above. That’s basically what I was like my whole life.
I call it a sadsack because it feels like this invisible heaviness that holds you back and weighs you down. 

Everyone else could see how lovely and awesome I was but I just ended up with depression and anxiety because of the stupid stories I was telling myself.
I was living a life that felt two-sizes too small – in jobs that crushed my spirit, with people who took me for granted all the time and all whilst staying stuck and in my head instead of taking steps towards the things I really wanted.
I realised no one was coming to save me so I went on a mission to sort my life and head out.
Then once I did that, I saw just how much other people around me – friends, clients, random people who opened up to me were all going through similar things.
I decided to put together everything I’d learned over the last 10 years to help people who felt like me.
This work has taken me from working in an office, doing a job I thought I had to do, using a degree I thought I should do, feeling more and more depressed and anxious because I was so far away from who I really was. I was lost and I didn’t fit the box I squeezed myself into but I didn’t have the self-belief to do anything about it until I almost lost my little mind.
I had to do a lot of this on my own, which is why it took so long.
You don’t have to x

Know yourself, be yourself & f*%@ing own it!

You can totally do what I did and do this by yourself, without all that much support – reading blogs, articles and books which all give you mixed messages and leave you more confused than when you started.
Or you can use this unique system I’ve developed that actually works.
It’s not sterile self-development or wanky wellbeing-work. It’s a fun-filled, f-bomb frenzy of fantasticness and is is changing people’s lives as we speak.


So why should you do this with me?

Well, if you’re reading this far, I’m pretty certain you feel like this too. And quite frankly, it’s a rotten way to spend your days. Obviously you can work with anyone on this, but no one else has created an epic formula like this. Introducing the Sadsack to Superhero Unique Signature System, schemed and devised by me and my genius Professional Rebel brain.

“I did need a bit of a kick start to get out of my shell and the activity book work threw a lot of light on the problems I was having. I have done a lot of thinking around the labels I had been using for myself and have talked to my friends about the labels that they associate with me. The difference was amazing, so I am practising using their positive labels instead of my awful, negative judgemental labels. I am also asking people for help rather than just wallowing alone!!
Things are looking good and I am moving again- don’t know where- but I do know it will be a better place.
Thanks for your help!”
“Marie-Claire’s workshop has given me the kick I needed to stop using negative life events as an excuse not to be happy and go for the things I want.
She was down to earth, funny, understanding and compassionate.
My only regret is that I didn’t do this workshop 30 years ago!”
“Dear Maz, 
Just a quick note to say thank you for making me realise I am more than just a mum and much better than my neggy thoughts.
I have realised with your help, that the past is dragging me back and it’s time to cut the cord. Thanks for your support and for being such an inspiration.”
Superhero Han
“I have been nervous, excited, terrified and anxious about this workshop for weeks. Now that it’s over I am gutted. I have met some incredible and awesome people (including yourself, of course).
Your words and hilarious honesty will stay with me. We all need more people like Marie-Claire in our lives. 
Starting from today I want to: 
– Spend less time worrying about the knobs in this world.
– Do more for me.
– Accept the bad days and the good.
– Stop wearing a mask.
– Stand up for myself.
– Try to like myself more.
– Encourage others to take off the mask.”

“She makes you believe in yourself. That is very powerful.”

“This has been everything I needed.
Full of honest and strong women – openly sharing and supporting each other; how fab!
Marie-Claire is a fantastic facilitator. I felt instantly safe and at ease.
I’m feeling incredibly positive for my future and you have played a big part in that – thank you!”
“I liked the openness and fun side!
I feel like I’ve got some constructive steps to be able to deal with things:  Ways of realising what I am good at, what I’ve overcome, what I’ve learnt from difficult situations and to be kinder to myself.
And keep reminding myself of the good things a bit more. Because I definitely am too negative about myself so that is something to work on.”
I found it really empowering.
Made me really think and question why I stopped being happy in the first place.
As a teenager, I feel so much societal pressure, however this workshop helped me to understand that society’s opinions mean nothing – it’s my life and I want to be in control of my happiness.

“My mojo is back – watch this space!”


How does it work?
– This is a one-month, online experience delivered live and is available for 8 people only with support and accountability throughout.
– It’s an activity book and course like no other – with accompanying live video lessons, a private community and access to me.
– The book has almost 100 pages – created, designed and magically infused with special energy to help people just like you and me.
– The activities have been designed to be playful and creative whilst helping you see yourself from a different light and in a new perspective so you can finally stop being a dick to yourself, and realise you’re way more awesome than you have lead yourself to believe for years, decades and even lifetimes.
– The activities at the beginning will give you concrete and immediate results. The activities later on provide you with tools to help believe in yourself more and more plus what to do to actually make this work stick too.
– So you basically get instant gratification mixed up with a guide for lifetime commitment – the good thing being that it’s not like the gym, even if you just show up once a month to work on this stuff after we’ve finished, you will continue to see the benefits.
– This isn’t wanky wellbeing work – your life is getting a full on plot twist. You can totally believe in yourself and do awesome things without all the ego bollocks or self-sabotage.
– There is a private community to work through this with other people for accountability and to have me cheering you along too. 
– It works. This work been done by me. The formula is tried and tested, and is over a decade in the making. I’ve sifted through a lot of shit that doesn’t work and put together the stuff that feels good, can be done in a fun way and that actually really creates lasting transformation.

Know yourself, be yourself and f*%@ing own it!

We start on Monday 1st June 2020.

There are 8 spots only.

Enrol now