Richard Jones- the introvert's career, confidence and creativity coach
I work with fellow introverts to identify their key strengths and help them achieve more purpose and fulfilment in their lives. The areas I work with them on include:
- Making a career transition, including identifying their ideal career and helping them to make the transition a reality
- Moving from employment to self-employment
- Improving their confidence so they can express themselves with greater conviction and assertiveness
- Developing their public speaking skills in a personal or business setting
I also work with creative performers such as actors and musicians who are lacking or have lost confidence in their skills and abilities. I help them to tap into their strengths and passion to help them get their careers and creative endeavours back on track.
I have a varied background as a musician, songwriter, tax accountant, public speaker and trainer which provides me with a unique coaching style that is fun, creative, supportive and challenging. Get in touch today to book your FREE one hour telephone consultation.
"Richard is able to really hear what you are saying and ask intelligent guiding questions in a way that gets you to think past your own limitations. He helped me to have an emotional break through in my own perspective of relationships through his authentic presence and his understanding of interpersonal dynamics. He is a compassionate coach who allowed me to find my own answers quickly through his non-judgemental and accepting attitude. It was easy for me to speak to him about deeply personal subjects and feel comfortable enough to see through them. Thank you!" - Ashley D.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained by the internationally acclaimed Coaches' Training Institute as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. I am also trained in the Firework career coaching model to assist individuals who are looking to make a transition between careers or from employment to self-employment.
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Presentation skills coaching
I offer a free initial one hour consultation by telephone which will help you to get crystal clear about where you are now and where you want to be in the future. I’ll also share some powerful secrets, strategies and information that will support you on your journey. This is also an opportunity for us to test the chemistry between us to determine whether we would like to continue working together.
My coaching programmes can be tailored to your individual circumstances and so prices vary. See the 'Packages and prices' page of my website for example fees.
I am, proudly and unashamedly, an introverted and sensitive soul. For years, I saw this as a weakness and, indeed, in some ways I have had to work harder and be more determined and courageous than others to find my true voice and make an impact on the world.
However, I now embrace this as a strength, maybe even a super-power, that I harness to connect with the introspective aspects of my clients and help them uncover their deepest desires and ambitions. My quiet confidence and inner strength inspires and creates confidence in others to harness their own power and find their true voice.
I am caring and curious about the issues my clients are facing in their lives. I am approachable and compassionate and willing to share my vulnerability with others. I am also completely transparent and honest with all my clients. These qualities help me to put my clients at ease and allow them to share their true feelings and desires with me.
A bit more about my background:
I first started playing keyboards at the age of six and have been writing songs and performing in bands for over 25 years.
I studied Economics & Political Science at the University of Birmingham and after graduation I worked for over 17 years as a tax adviser and professional trainer at three of the largest accounting firms in the UK.
When I turned 30, I took on a 12 month secondment to the training department at PricewaterhouseCoopers, when I was responsible for the development of c.100 new graduate entrants. The experience of helping them to grow into budding professionals was extremely rewarding for me and allowed me a first glimpse of my life purpose- to make a difference to the lives and others through tutoring and coaching. Training and development has remained a significant element of my work ever since.
Being a naturally introverted person, I did not consider myself to be a natural presenter but I was motivated to gain the experience that has made me a polished and inspirational speaker. I love to share my techniques with others and prove that anyone can become an effective presenter with hard work and dedication.
I am dedicated to continual physical, spiritual and personal development. Much of this is achieved through my pursuit of Tai Chi that I have practised now since 2012. The feeling of connection, aliveness, balance and relaxation that this ancient martial art gives me has also been a huge boost to my skills as a coach.
In addition to this, I am a keen runner (though getting slower with age!) regularly taking part in 5k and 10k races. I apply a mindful approach to running, noticing what is happening inside my body as I take each step. Mindfulness is something I have become more and more attracted to and I regularly practice meditation techniques to keep me grounded and focussed.
Type of session
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Available Tuesdays and Thursdays during normal office hours