Alan Irvine - Destino Coaching - ICF Business/Career/Executive/Life Coach

Alan Irvine - Destino Coaching - ICF Business/Career/Executive/Life Coach

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Speirs Wharf

0345 459 5506 / 07803 300 463

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Speirs Wharf

0345 459 5506 / 07803 300 463

About me

Be the best you can be! Tapping into your full potential and helping you overcome challenges is what I help my clients achieve through my experience as a successful business & career coach. I particularly specialise in helping those who are in transition in their career, business and/or personal life

I have a complete belief that each and every one of us has huge potential and are capable of achieving truly great things if we can build the self-belief and confidence to unleash our inner selves.

I bring this passion and focus to my coaching approach I have with clients, thus helping them to achieve their full potential in all aspects of their personal and professional development in their business, career and personal life. Delivering a structured but highly personable coaching approach that is tailored and flexible to your individual needs and requirements ensuring you achieve transformational change.

Our relationship will be one of complete confidentiality with someone you can really trust, who will understand, listen without judgement and support you every step of the way in achieving your goal.

Having the right coach is critical to maximising the best for yourself and I will always have a free non-commital pre-meeting before starting any coaching assignment. I have been coaching for over 20 years, am professionally qualified with the International Coaching Federation, NLP diploma and a Fellow of the Chartered Institue of Personnel & Development.

Coaching is all about focusing on you and your journey. This is what I do and therefore my existing/previous clients are best placed to articulate what I do and how I help. To assist you in assessing if I'm the right coach for you I have detailed some of my clients 100% unedited testimonals below:

'Alan enabled me to re-calibrate my life. He helped me to constructively review my current situation and determine my goals. In our first session I defined my strategic goal & I left the first session smiling and with a weight lifted from my shoulders. Alan supported me as I defined and executed the various tactical goals, helping me to work through the inevitable challenges along the way. Thanks to Alan’s patient and knowledgeable approach I am well on the way to achieving my strategic goal.  Every day I am reminded of the sessions and this helps me to remain focused on achieving. Alan’s experience of working in large organisations in a senior HR role was invaluable, giving me an insight to the situations that I faced. At the very start of this journey I knew I needed to do something, however it took me sometime to accept I needed career/life coaching. Making contact with Alan was another big step for me, however it has been well worth it and I would recommend to anyone who feels they need their lives re-calibrated. Thank you Alan.' David - Career/Life Coaching Client

'I met Alan 6 months ago not really knowing why I was really contacting him other than having an overwhelming feeling of “hitting a wall”. After working for many years at a pace and speed which didn’t really give me the time to stop and take stock to realise my achievements, I felt I needed just to talk to someone about how I was feeling, to see at least if I could gain some clarity and perspective. I remember my first meeting with Alan, I wasn’t even able to string a sentence together to tell him what I was looking for. As soon as he began to ask me questions, I realised within 10 minutes that I was actually in a dark place in terms of professional life, which had over spilled into my personal life. It hit me hard. He wasn’t easy on me…. Yes he listened, he was calm and most considerate but he nailed me down in terms of “what was I looking for “ Why was I here?. It was really uncomfortable for me. I really struggled with someone challenging me the way he did. I guess part of it was that I wasn’t used to it but if I am honest, it was more to do with my feeling of absolute fear and knowing that I was completely lost . It’s really important for me now to look back at that initial meeting and the emotions I had during the time coming up to the second meeting. I didn’t want to go, I remember thinking that I would just not turn up. The good news is that I did turn up and then looked forward so much to the rest of them.' Kevin - Executive/Career/Life Coaching Client

'From an initial goal of focusing on communication Alan was soon able to dig deeper and get to the heart of the problem. His style is open and honest which very quickly helps you to assess the real issues that you may have (both within yourself and your surrounding environment). Once these issues were realised we were able to focus on a direction and I was able to take control of my future. This has helped me not only with my career but also throughout every area of my life. I would recommend Alan to anyone at a crossroads who needs help focusing on a direction and I would certainly use him again in the future.'
John - Executive Coaching Client

'Alan is a brilliant coach and mentor. I felt comfortable with him and his style. He has the ability to identify the blockers that prevent you from realising your full potential and the skill to work with you in releasing those blockers. Alan is extremely skilled and knows how far to push to get results. I have already recommended Alan to others and I will continue to do so.' Jane - Executive/Career/Life Coaching Client

'Alan is a truly brilliant coach, sure to uncover what's really holding you back, so that you can stride forwards with energy and enthusiasm. He will help you discover where exactly you want to be, and make sure you fast track your way there with his natural ability to stretch, empower and inspire you. You will feel immediately at ease with Alan, and be sure to make giant leaps towards fulfilling your true potential by hiring him as your coach. I would highly recommend him to anyone.' Lucy - Career/LifeCoaching Client

Absolutely loved Alan’s style of coaching!  He was so clear in explaining the process and setting out the expectations.  It all flowed so well.  I never felt rushed and I felt I had his full attention and focus.  The ‘light bulb moments’ really were like a flash of understanding – so strong that the faith I feel in myself (that he allowed me to see and accept) still feels strong.
Ruth - Career/Life Coaching Client

'Alan is an exceptional career coach. He employs a range of techniques to quickly get to the heart of the matter and, after first establishing trust, confidently offers appropriate challenge and support. Alan achieves impressive results through executive coaching and he has helped me to deliver greater success, through both behavioural and career coaching. James - Career Coaching Client

'Alan helped me to build confidence and overcome my inner shyness. I started to believe in myself and applied this in job interviews.  As a result I landed the perfect job in a famous hotel in Mayfair, London!' Martins - Career Coaching Client - CV development and interviewing skills

I support a wide range of clients on many varied aspects of their business, career and personal life, including, but not exhaustive, following areas:

  • Business Coaching - Leadership Effectiveness, Relationships including Team Dynamics/Politics, Managing Business or Personal Change, Talent Development and self employed/entreprenuer start up
  • Career Coaching & Planning - career crossroads, next move, promotion, retirement/second career, new job and career transition
  • Business & Personal Capability/Effectiveness
  • Business & personal Confidence & Impact
  • Buisness & Personal Behavioural Development
  • Life coaching - Health & Emotional wellbeing, Energy & Motivation

I'd love the opportunity to work with you to help you too become the very best you can be!

Training, qualifications & experience

As a former HR Director and business leader I have over 20 years senior executive/people management and coaching experience in commercial and business environments. I have developed a natural intuition aligned with a highly trained and developed skill in being able to help people achieve confidence and success in their careers, personal and working lifes.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Former HR Director with 20 years + commercial experience
  • Operated on senior executive and management boards
  • Overseen and developed company talent progammes, unique insight to what is required
  • Recruited at all levels from junior to senior executive appointments
  • 20+ years experience in interviewing people, unique insight to what employers look for in interviews and CVs
  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
  • International Coaching Federation accredited coach
  • NLP Dip. Practitioner

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I tailor my services and approach to your individual needs and requirements, I am truly your coach. I will be happy to discuss this with you in our initial no obligation conversation /consultation and am very conscious not to make cost a barrier and to ensure that you get the right coach that is vital to your success

Further information

I also offer Business Mentoring and HR Consultancy, please contact for details.

Edinburgh, EH3
Glasgow, G4

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I operate flexibly and will respond within less than 24 hours from receiving inital enquiry.

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