Hans Schumann - Career and Life Coach (Accredited Coach and NLP Practitioner)

Hans Schumann - Career and Life Coach (Accredited Coach and NLP Practitioner)

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Belvedere Road

07795 450710

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Belvedere Road

07795 450710

About me

I am an ICF accredited coach and NLP Practitioner with a background in law and financial services going back 20 years. Having seen the benefits of coaching in my own life, I now help my clients to create life outcomes and manage life challenges more effectively, with a focus on their career decisions and life planning.

I work with professionals and entrepreneurs who are looking to find meaning and improve their self-mastery mainly in the areas of career and life planning. Most of my clients are in established careers but at the point where they feel either dissatisfied, unfulfilled or burned out.

Some of the common topics I coach on are:

  • career coaching
  • career transition
  • redundancy coaching
  • leadership
  • career progression
  • life planning
  • life purpose
  • personal development
  • business coaching
  • work/life balance
  • confidence
  • motivation
  • stress

What I Offer:

I offer a creative space and structured process for exploration and life planning that will empower you to create life outcomes and manage your life challenges more effectively. I will guide you through a process that will help you find out what you really want, what is missing in your life and how to create it. I will support you by:

- listening without bias or judgement
- asking you powerful questions that will enable you to move forward in your life
- reflecting back to you what you cannot see yourself
- challenging you and hold you accountable for your actions
- assisting you in generating new ideas and options
- teaching you basic life skills

This journey is for people who are ready to accept accountability for their own lives and change their current reality. In the course of the process, your perception of yourself and the world around you may change dramatically and open you up to new options and resources.

My Approach:

My work goes deeper than just simple performing coaching. My action-orientated coaching process combines tools, processes and models from world-renowned coaching experts with my own experience of overcoming years of struggle. I explore with my clients what really matters to them and help them lay the foundations for living an inspired and fulfilled life. I call this process “Masterful Living®“.

My integrated style combines traditional coaching processes with a wide range of tools from various other disciplines, including Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness.

Whilst I will support you towards achieving your specific goals in life, the true magic lies in the transformation that can take place during the course of the coaching process. The work we do together will change the way you view yourself and the world around you. You will gain a new sense of clarity and direction, learn new life skills and adopt new behaviours.

The outcome is a new version of you that will be empowered to function more effectively in creating the life you want. Your goals may change, but this transformation will last.

Benefits of Coaching:

- Gaining a sense of identity and purpose
- Creating new freshness and joy in life through clarity and positive thinking
- Increased confidence through self-love and action
- Increased sense of peace through practising acceptance
- Finding new ways of experiencing work as “living” again
- Planning a new, inspiring life path
- Dealing with depression (please note: I am not a therapist)
- More resourceful and productive ways of thinking
- Improved relationship and conflict resolution skills
- Empowerment to create better life outcomes
- Improved goal setting and time management skills
- Clarity, courage and support for setting up a business

Training, qualifications & experience

I am accredited as a coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and as a NLP Practitioner by The Association for NLP (ANLP). My 20 years of working in law and financial services means that I am well familiar with business realities, including the challenges and opportunities of working in private practice and corporations. I am also trained in small business coaching for those of you who are thinking of setting up your own business.

I am German born and have been living in the UK since 1995. Before I became a life coach, I worked as a lawyer for city firm Ashurst and then as the manager of a commercial contracts team for retail bank Santander. A serious two year long health crisis made me re-evaluate my life and decide to pursue my passion for personal growth professionally.

I am the author of the book: "Falling in love with your job - How to create excitement and fulfilment in your career" which you can order here.

Coaching Experience

  • Diploma in Personal Transformation Coaching with Animas Centre for Coaching (ICF accredited)
  • NLP Practitioner (Coaching Academy) (ANLP accredited)
  • Certificate in Group Coaching (ICF accredited)
  • Certificate in Experimental Coaching (ICF accredited)
  • Certificate in Health & Wellness Coaching (ICF accredited)
  • Certificate in Relationship & Couple Coaching (ICF accredited)
  • Attended Anthony Robbin’s “Unleash the Power Within”
  • Certified Values Determination Facilitator of Dr John Demartini
  • Trained Demartini Method Facilitator
  • Attended Dr John Demartini’s “Breakthrough Experience”
  • Attended The Landmark Forum
  • Reiki Level 1 and 2
  • Attended Basic and Advanced Life Training with Art Reade
  • One year coaching with Tony J Selimi
  • Completed Christie Marie Sheldon’s “Love or Above” programme
  • Attended various Buddhist retreats, including Goenka’s Vipassana
  • Founder and host of MeetUp group “Spiritual Gay Men in London”

Other experience

  • Master in Law
  • Postgraduate and PhD in Law
  • 7 years’ experience in private legal practice
  • 9 years’ experience as a people manager in financial services

You can read more about my personal journey here.

Member organisations


Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • career transition
  • leadership coaching
  • executive coaching
  • redundancy coaching
  • life planning
  • life purpose
  • personal development
  • work/life balance
  • meaning
  • values
  • transformation
  • business start up
  • frustration
  • direction
  • life mission
  • loneliness
  • time management
  • love
  • sex
  • dating
  • sexuality
  • gay
  • coming out

Photos & videos

  • Falling in love with your job
  • How do you live your life?
  • Animas Summit October 2016
  • Santander Values Talk December 2014
  • How much do you love your job?
  • What is coaching?


  • £90 for a 90min initial consultation.

Fees for coaching packages depend on your coaching requirements.

Further information


"Hans Schumann is an exceptional coach. In just 2 hours, he helped me find answers to guide me through a challenging period I was experiencing at the time. Having reached an unhappy plateau in my business, I am now ready to reboot my business venture. I have found the session invaluable – thank you.”

Peter L. - Business Owner

“From personal development right through to crisis management, working with Hans is true enlightenment. With Hans’s friendly, dynamic and always forward facing approach, I have been able to unlock potential and explore issues in ways I never though possible before. Thank YOU Hans for all your support and dedication.
HIGHLY recommended!”

Paul McNicoll, Dean – School of Design & Technology, London College of Fashion

"Over a 12 week coaching intervention, Hans has helped me uncover and articulate my personal purpose and values, and develop an action plan to bring those to life. While our discussions have led to clear results, we’ve also taken time to explore a range of topics, and the process has been very interesting and revealing. He has supported, motivated and challenged me, and it’s been a pleasure working with him."

Nicholas Creswell, Vice President, Performance & Talent Management at Thomson Reuters

“Working with Hans, I have achieved things I could not have done alone. He has helped me to re-assess my values, re-balance my priorities, and clarify my goals, with immediate practical positive results. Hans works with great insight, warmth and humour. I recommend him whole-heartedly.”

Elizabeth Mattson, Eduction & International Development Consultant

“Hans – I would like to thank you for working with me and my team at Santander at our annual conference. I have received amazing feedback on your session and everyone has said how thought provoking it was. We appreciated the time you spent before the conference talking through what we were aiming to achieve and adapting the pre-conference questionnaire following our feedback. Your session really appealed to people’s hearts and minds, your personal journey touched everyone. Once again, many thanks. I would whole heartedly recommend you to individuals or other companies. I wish you luck, however, based on your performance I don’t think you’re going to need it!”

Carol Graham, Head of Business Quality, Santander UK plc

"Hans has helped me focus on those parts of my career and workstreams that directly affect the future I would like to envisage. Instead of trying to balance work/ home life with multiple ideas that sit rather nebulously in the back of my mind, he has worked with me to review my values, streamlining my workload to those areas that will truly achieve my goals. I now have an idea of what I would like to achieve and Hans has given me a step by step blueprint to help achieve those goals. It starts with a book and I've started writing it!"

Anand Patel - General Practitioner”

London, SW4
London, SE1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: German


Every day except for Thursdays and Fridays. Evening and weekend appointments available.

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