Graham Smallman

Graham Smallman


0161 748 1897 / 07921632017

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0161 748 1897 / 07921632017

About me

Hi thanks for taking the time to consider my profile. I am a fully qualified personal life coach and have completed a certificate in Counselling.The role of a coach can be very simple yet quite specific!

Often in life we travel journey's on our own or within the company of others. When the windscreen within the car is misted up we are grateful to the one who demists the front, side and back windows.

During the process of coaching we will be looking to identify areas of life where the way forward seems unclear.

Through listening, questioning and planning, the journey ahead can be reconfigured so that we may be able to gain a new vision for the way ahead. Different options may be considered that includes further education. We may look for a new job, improve relationships, finances and personal confidence.

Please feel free to check out my blog which is linked at the top of my profile.

It offers insights into the coaching process and will help you to decide if I am the coach for you.

Testimonial from

KG 'Graham is a good listener, without judging, reflecting back areas where I can learn to identify problems. I have learned not to be so inward looking but rather to look to others for help, using my own skills to help them where appropriate. I have learned to identify strengths and weaknesses in myself and others to move forward in a positive way.'

I am based near the center of Urmston, close to the rail, road and public transport networks.
There is ample street parking and I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a wealth of experience in various aspects of community life.

We all require a strength to recover from loss and identify areas of change and challenge.

'It is then important to form inspirational plans for a future that can be brighter, more fulfilling and purposeful!'

Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Certificate in Life Coaching skills and practise
Newcastle College in 2008

Diploma in NLP in 2008

Certificate in Counselling in 2002

National certificate in Supported Housing in 1998

Associate Member of Association for Coaching 2009

On a personal note I have completed two London Marathon's 05/08 and four Manchester Marathons 13/14/15/16. Many half marathons, Great north runs and Manchester 10k runs.

In 2012 I fulfilled a life long ambition of cycling from M/C to Anglesey.

In facing any life challenge it is important to endure and complete,
so as to enhance our confidence and competence!

Member organisations


Other areas of coaching I deal with

I have an understanding of many issues and challenges individuals face in the context of every day living such as:

Job search and interview preparation, Bereavement. Housing concerns. Addictive behavior and consequences. Family pressures. Understanding life changes for Men, Slow coaching, Public speaking, Leadership development, and seek to offer a listening ear to enable individuals to 'Aspire2Achieve.'


I provide an initial free session for 30 mins to establish a possible coaching relationship.

My standard rate is £40 per 1 hour session.

However, I do offer reduced rates for the unemployed, students and those with other particular circumstances.

Think of something very precious that you would like to have and are prepared to pay for?

That's how it is with life coaching. "A wise investment, returned with interest!"

Further information

CPD courses that I have attended recently include:

'Ethics, Culture and Leadership - The coaching Challenge.' 2015

'Words that change minds.' 'Coaching for Resilience.' 'Intro to Business & Behavior.'

'Cognitive Behavioral Coaching.' 'Coaching Supervision.' 'Developing active listening skills.'

'Creativity in coaching-using story to connect with clients.' 'Slow Coaching.'

'Personal reflection and Self Development.' 'Money and Possessions.'

'Power of a new Identity.' 2016

I have previously led an interactive workshop on 'Tenacity & Resilience.'

Manchester, M41

Type of session

Online life coaching: No
Telephone life coaching: No
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I am available during the day and early evenings and I work flexibly to suit personal requirements.

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