Ian Guyah-Low BS.c(Hons), M.Sc, MBPsS High Performance Coach
27 Kingfisher Drive
After a promising sports career was cut short I pursued my passion and interest for human performance and personal development. I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Applied Sports Psychology before embarking on my P.hD that investigates the psychological implications that sudden and enforced change can have upon people.
My work as a Personal Development Coach has seen me work with highly successful professional sports teams and individuals at club and international level. Experiences in personal development have extended into a passion for business coaching, working with a range of clients from the Indian Civil Service and International assignments with large corporations.
Psychological models and techniques were implemented to build mental toughness and resilience that will be used to help you, my clients overcome key challenges if you too have experienced areas that are not exhaustive but inclusive of a sudden loss of confidence, leadership styles and flexibility and establishing a suitable work/life balance.
Working within the education sector as a lecturer in both HE and FE institutions also gives me an in-depth and personal insight into the distinct pressures to deliver more within the same time constraints. Not only did I achieve three consecutive grade 1 lesson observations by Ofsted for outstanding teaching and learning but I did so in a job that was unfulfilling, demotivating and emotionally challenging.
In hindsight had I had coaching I would have been more satisfied and not allowed the pressure and emotions to spill over into my home life allowing me to be more positive and upbeat in the work that I was delivering day to day.
My USP is that I apply research proven Sports Performance Psychology models and methodologies in combination with Personal Transformational Coaching practices to deliver powerful performance results with people in life, business, education and sport.
It could be you so GIVE US A CALL…
How Ian Works
Rather than explaining the coaching process I offer a 50 - 90 minute coaching experience at absolutely no additional cost other than travelling to a place within a 10 mile radius of Leighton Buzzard. Alternatively the session can be delivered via Skype or telephone. This session ensures that we are a good match before embarking on our collective aims and objectives.
My philosophy incorporates an integrated approach that positions you, the client, at the centre of the developmental process. Our aim is to enable you to have the most beneficial relationship with your thoughts, feelings and emotions in order to positively impact your wellbeing, behaviour and life. My approach is focused on finding long-term solutions, as opposed to dealing solely with the client’s “symptoms”.
Life is short so “GET IN CONTACT” today…
Ian’s 5C’s Coaching Model
- (Emotional) Control
Additional Coaching Areas
- Leadership and Executive Coaching
- Within and Outside Career Transitions
- Self-Concept and Identity Concerns
Training, qualifications & experience
- University of Stirling P.hD - Current
- University of Wolverhampton M.Sc Applied Sports Psychology
- University of Surrey, Roehampton B.Sc (Hons) Applied Sports Psychology
- Accredited Personal Transformational Coach (Animas Centre for Coaching)
- Certified Group Coaching and Facilitation (Animas Centre for Coaching)
- Certified Existential Coaching (Animas Centre for Coaching)
- Certified Mindfulness Coaching (Animas Centre for Coaching)
- British Psychological Society
- Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership
- British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
- Association of Coaching
- International Coaching Federation
- Associate Certified Coach
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Physical Trauma in life, sport, business and the military
Career Termination in sport, business and the military
Health Conditions in life, sport, business and the military
Career Transitions in sport, business and the military
Coaching for Teachers, Head Teachers and Educational Establishments
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As the saying goes “You get what you pay for” is extremely relevant when it comes to my coaching practice. The difference in price point is never a reflection on the quality of service that is offered but specific to the details of the actual programme received. This will be a combination of the amount and type of support that is offered, duration of the sessions and maximum amount of sessions delivered.
Whilst my programme costs are non negotiable this is largely a reflection of the confidence I have in my own ability to serve you, my client in the most powerful manner. We now experience an ever changing environment that we must now live, operate and compete within. Its a journey that comes at a price but a price that is worth taking if we are truly serious about taking that walk together through the uncomfortable, vulnerable and challenging scenarios that is everyday life for each and everyone of us.
If you are serious about making those changes and stepping outside of what appears comfortable then my price points should appear reasonable for a range of budgets. Scroll down to find out more...
The programmes I offer are conducted either over Skype, mobile telephone and/or face to face with three packages currently available.
- 6 Session Coaching Package
- 3 month Coaching Package
- 6 month Coaching Package
My programmes look to deliver maximum impact and are bespoke to each of you who is driven to form this special bond. The bespoke coaching programmes start at £900 upwards and is not about budget but more about wants and needs.
All of the above sessions are valid for 12 months at the time of booking.
I work on a less is more approach so that you the client has my full energy and attention with the number of clients always being small but exclusive.
Payment plans are available for options 2 and 3 with a 10% reduction for any payment made in full.
Option 1 must be paid in full prior to the start of the first session.
Leighton Buzzard is situated within easy access of London. We have a regular, fast and direct rail service from London Euston being 33 minutes in duration. Travelling by car is within easy access of the M1 with the journey time being shortened following the opening of the new Junction 11A making London and the Midlands within easy reach.There is also plenty of free on street and off street parking to make your coaching experience as pleasant as possible.
An Insight into Ian’s Character
“It is a genuine pleasure working with Ian. Not only is he a highly accomplished and effective coach – who challenges and encourages in equal measure – but also a genuine and down-to-earth person. If you are going through a major career transition and are keen to be challenged to reach new heights, then I highly recommend speaking with Ian”.
- C. Rhodes, Managing Director at Culminas Marketing.
“I worked with Ian on a Pilot Careers Transition Support project on behalf of Racing Welfare and the BHA. Feedback from participants was excellent and Ian's committed and dedicated support and expertise undoubtedly contributed to the overwhelming success of the scheme”.
- R. D. Wylie - Project Coordinator at British Horseracing Authority.
"My time with Ian has been some of the most rewarding ‘personal development’ time in my whole career. He is relaxed and friendly yet very focused, able to drill down to the key issues very quickly and willing to challenge thought and ideas. I am much clearer and focussed than I was before I began working with Ian"
- S. Howard, Financial Advisor - Formally of Coutts and Barclays Bank PLC.
"Ian Guyah-low is an excellent coach that has helped me make leaps and bound in both my life, and my career. I would recommend both him and the art of coaching to anyone in a heartbeat".
- M. Ovenden - Student and Semi Professional Footballer.
"Ian makes you feel at ease speaking about any subject and has a great talent of bringing problems to the surface and allowing you to think methodically on how to solve the issues. I would recommend Ian to anyone who wants to solve some issues that are perhaps holding them back, personally or professionally".
- M. Rhodes, UK Credit Manager.
"Thank you so much for your help at an extremely difficult point in my life. I now have a group of people that I know are genuine and will become life long friends.The work I am now involved with is on a national level and I have to blink twice to really believe its me going to meetings in the Scottish Parliament. Ian you are a miracle maker, I am on a better path that fits my moral values I wish you well with everything you do".
- J. Shaw - Business Finance Manager, NHS Scotland.
"I have worked with Ian closely over the past 2 seasons and he was an integral part in the Youth Teams success in producing 9 professionals in one season. Ian produces outstanding work and uses excellent methods to ensure players work at peak performance. Ian's performance sessions with groups and 1-1 produced excellent mindset strategies for players to realise their true potential".
- R. Eames, First Team Coach/Interim Manager, Barnet FC.
Type of session
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8am - 8pm Monday - Friday