Obi James, PCC, ORSCC
Goose Green Clinic
59 East Dulwich Road
02032 907894 / 07904 947894
I am a certified Career, Leadership and Executive Coach who combines coaching with latest findings in neuroscience to help professionals, entrepreneurs, leaders and executives to create positive and sustainable change.
I am also trained in and licensed to use the Firework Career Change Programme - a unique, structured career transition programme designed to help clients at a career crossroads to identify and get on the path to the work that will truly fulfill them.
My clients report better decision making, as well as ability to regulate their emotions and deal with change, effectively tackle limiting beliefs, create sustainable change and achieve success. They also report a positive impact on their ability to leads others and to adapt their styles to the ever-changing needs of their environment.
I harness my 10+ years experience of developing busy and often overwhelmed people in large multinational Financial Services companies such as Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Deloitte and Northern Trust to help my coaching clients juggle responsibilities, focus and create balance.
Clients describe me as "fiercely courageous, and an exquisite life guide and breakthrough facilitator". With a healthy balance of support and challenge, I help my clients connect with their authentic selves, tackle their fears, build confidence and to make intentional choices about how they ‘show up’ in the world.
I was awarded my Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) designation by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). I am a Certified Organizational and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC) and hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from University College London (UCL). At UCL, I fell in love with neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to rewire itself to form new habits. I have gone on to study Neuroleadership, an emerging field of study connecting neuroscientific knowledge with the fields of leadership development, management training, change management and coaching.
When I'm not facilitating change for my clients or indulging my love of travel, I'm spending time with my husband and two daughters in South East London. I also volunteer as a Mentor for Women in Business with the Aspire Foundation and for the Career Development Group (CDG).
Training, qualifications & experience
- Trained in and licensed to use the Firework Career Change Programme
- Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) - Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
- Certified Organizational & Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC)- Center for Right Relationships (CRR Global)
- Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
- Certified Team Diagnsotic Assessment Facilitator
- Learning & Development Programme Manager (EMEA) - Northern Trust
- Agency/ In-house Recruiter - Hays Accountancy Personnel, Deloitte & Morgan Stanley
- Analyst Programme Manager - Morgan Stanley & Bank of America
- Volunteer Career Development Coach - Career Development Group (CDG)
- Volunteer Mentor for 'Women in Business' - Aspire Foundation
- Certified Practitioner of TriMetrix Assessments - Behaviors (DISC), Values (Motivators) and Acumen (Skill/Potential)
- Certified 360 Feedback Provider - Performance Dimensions International, LLC
- Trained in Employment & Workplace Mediation (CEDR)
- Professional Training in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness (British Mindfulness Institute)
- Member of International Coaching Federation (ICF)
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Interview Skills Training
Coaching packages range from £400 to £1500 per month depending on scope of the coaching agreement, psychometric assessments, frequency, location and length of interactions.
All prospective clients are offered a complimentary 45 minutes telephone or Skype coaching/consultation session. This provides an opportunity for us to discuss your needs, explore how coaching with me would help you achieve your goal(s), decide on suitable assessment tools to employ (if required) and ultimately, co-create the plan that is best suited to you.
Recent Client Testimonials:
"My initial concerns had to do with the fact that I knew nothing about the coaching process and wasn't at all sure whether it would achieve the desired outcomes. My initial session with Obi, however, was incredibly powerful and she seemed to see right through my confusion to the point that I felt immediately confident that there was much to be gained by the coaching process.
Since starting to work together, I have gained a lot of confidence in myself and the realisation that my dreams can come true - even dreams I didn't know I had - with a clear plan and the courage to put it into practice.
Obi enabled me to confront my fears and to believe that I can do whatever I want, including re-wiring my brain into creating new pathways to more positive thinking. She is a positive and insightful individual who was capable of empowering me bit by bit, in every session.
Working with Obi has allowed me to believe that I can put my wishes into action and has given me the courage to think about running my own business and work in the way that best suits my style, without making unhappy compromises.
I would most certainly recommend Obi's services to anyone considering making changes in their lives, professional or personal, who are prepared to work past their fears and uncertainty. She is extremely professional, positive and clear minded and able to pass these qualities on in each of her sessions to the point that results are felt pretty much straight away.
I gained something from every single interaction with her, always more than I was expecting and not always knowing what that was.
It has been one of the best investments I have ever made in myself."
- Jo, Software Developer, London July 2015
"After 15 years in Financial Services, I took a 6 year career break to look after my daughter. When I met Obi, I was feeling lost as to what I should be doing with my life. I did not know how to start sorting my thoughts out, and how to cope with my lack of self-confidence and the negative thoughts that were stopping me in my tracks. I had never tried coaching before and in my negative state of mind was not at all sure how it could help me, but I can truly say that booking that first appointment to see Obi was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
6 months on, I now have a clear vision of what I should be doing both professionally and personally, how to achieve it and how I want to live my life going forward. I have gained many useful strategies to cope with negative thoughts, how to plan and execute change and have achieved many things outside of my normal comfort zone. The future looks good and I have a much more positive outlook on life.
Obi is a wonderful, sympathetic listener and great at turning the negative into positive. She has helped me to see my unique strengths and abilities, and how to use them going forward. Talking to Obi and carrying out visualisation exercises has given me a new confidence and focus that I have never had before in my life.
I would highly recommend seeing Obi to anyone that is struggling with where their life is going or how to achieve their goals. She gives you a positive, fresh outlook on life, helps you to find out what it is you want to achieve and gives you the tools to be able to make it happen.
I can’t thank Obi enough for the help she has given me. I never imagined before I met her that I could feel so positive about life and actually know what I wanted to do and how I was going to do it."
- Emma B, Small Business Owner, London February 2015
"I contacted Obi because I was experiencing ongoing stress and anxiety which was impacting my confidence at work. I had reservations about the commitment and length of the time Obi suggested we would need together to make progress. I had spoken with other coaches who had suggested a shorter period and was drawn to the idea of a quick fix. I can happily say that it was a massive benefit to have Obi’s support and experience over a period of six months and that this length of time allowed me to work through a number of challenges I was having in my work and personal life.
Obi has helped me see my work from a new perspective; I am happier and more confident than when we began. She has equipped me with tools that will help me with the challenges that come with my career. I found Obi to be compassionate, knowledgeable and inspiring. I could talk through any issues I was having and she would work with me to find a solution. I feel I have a greater understanding of who I am as a result of my work with Obi. She helped me see strengths in my personality and how I could build better relationships with clients.
I had my first child with my partner towards the end of our work together and she was able to help come to terms with impending fatherhood, not something originally in the brief!
I would recommend Obi to anyone who needs to see their life from a new perspective. She can give guidance and practical advice, helping you understand where you want to go and how to get there."
- Steve J, Career Coaching Client, January 2015
Type of session
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