Jamie Symons (ACC)
I offer something a little different.
I am a certified Integral Development Coach - one of only about 100 people in this country qualified to do this work. I am accredited by the International Coaching Federation.
Integral = Working with all the different parts of your life to help support you.
Development= Building skills that are lasting and ongoing
I work one-to-one with people either at their home or their work. My clients come to me, because they feel that there is something holding them back, something that is stopping them from achieving what they want to achieve.
I offer coaching programmes designed specifically for you. We are all unique – and so I get to know your world, your challenges and your ambitions before designing a coaching programme tailored to your specific needs. Undertaken with support, kindness and commitment these programmes fit into your life, and address your goals. I support you in developing your own unique skills that can overcome the obstacles that are holding you back.
By addressing what really matters, this coaching can literally change lives. People are left with far more confidence and trust in themselves. By the end of our sessions together you will be more competent, more fulfilled and better at facing future challenges.
“I started my programme with, if I’m honest, some apprehension. This was soon lifted as I realised how easy Jamie was to discuss my issues with. He gave me realistic targets and skills to help me deal with whatever worries I had that day/week/month. I’m so happy with my progress and even though I finished the programme, I’m happy to say I’m still using these skills today. Jamie is professional, understanding and willing to help guide in whatever way he can, I can’t recommend Jamie enough.” English & Media studies Teacher
“Working with Jamie has been an eye opening experience. Through the exercises he gave me, I began to know myself better, in a way I wouldn't have on my own. He asked me to address questions I wouldn't have considered. I started to identify patterns and feelings, and I began to modify how I approached my professional and personal commitments and relationships in a more constructive way. Most importantly, I changed my view of myself and my control over events in life. He is a great listener, very observant, thoughtful, thorough, and funny. It is an experience I highly recommend. "Medical Researcher
Training, qualifications & experience
Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
Jamie worked as a professional actor for 15 years before becoming an integral development coach. Having worked with coaches in training workshops he was struck by the huge impact coaching can have on people. The pull proved too much and he re trained as a integral coach. He passed the rigorous, year-long, Professional Coaching Course, with New Ventures West was accredited by the ICF and began working with clients.
Jamie is the founder of Act One Development Coaching. Act One provides one on one coaching, corporate training workshops and supplies role play actors for training events. His work combines his skills in integral coaching with the techniques and experience he gained from his years on the stage. As an actor, Jamie knows that stepping out of the wings to take stage in a play takes courage.
“In my opinion, the only way to conquer stage fright is to get up on stage and play. Every time you play another show, it gets better and better.” - Taylor Swift
Jamie tries to help and support his clients to get onto that stage and trust themselves to play. His coaching helps to support clients to see what they cant always see for themselves. Through development coaching he aims to help his clients to work towards their goals, giving them the confidence to take action. Together they find a way to grow beyond the obstacle in a way that is profound and lasting.
Jamie is currently working with BT on their Challenging Leadership in Action scheme, as well as running individual coaching programmes.
Areas of coaching I deal with
I offer a free discussion by phone or coffee shop. This chat allows you to get a flavour of the coaching and allows us both to decide if it's a right fit for you.
Coaching programmes vary, however most are for a 6 month period and consist of 10 one to one sessions. Each session lasts between an hour and a hour and a half. The cost of the entire coaching is £650.
Between the sessions you will be given practices to take up which are designed to help develop new awareness around your coaching topic.
Our sessions will be held at a mutually convenient location for the client and coach. When it is not possible to meet face to face coaching may take place over the phone, or via the internet.
If you are interested in stepping into a new act of your life, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Generally, I am very happy to come out to your home or place of work. I cover all of Suffolk as well as doing work in Colchester, Cambridge and London.
Type of session
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Monday to Friday, 9am - 7.00pm however, I have limited spaces for weekends.