Richard Jones- creativity, confidence and management coaching
"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.
The aim of my work is to help clients uncover the wealth of treasures within them and invest them in a way that honours their values and ambitions.
My coaching could be a good fit for you if you are:
- new to a man-management role for the first time or on the path towards promotion to such a role and you are seeking to improve your management skills and find your identity as a manager
- introverted in nature and feel like you need some support in creating a bigger impact on others or to improve your self-confidence
- seeking to improve your skills and impact as a presenter or public speaker
- a creative artist or you use your creativity in your work or personal life and want to experience less 'stuckness' and more flow
I offer a highly transformational blend of coaching, mentoring and skills training packaged into four comprehensive programmes that are tailored to your unique circumstances-
'Inspired to Lead'- for new and aspiring managers
'Inspired to Create'- for creative individuals
'Inspired to Present'- for budding and improving public speakers and presenters
'Inspired to Be'- for introverts looking to capitalise on their strengths and improve their self-confidence
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 sample session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained by the internationally acclaimed Coaches' Training Institute as a Co-Active Coach.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Presentation skills coaching
I offer a free initial one hour consultation/ sample session so you can experience the power of coaching for yourself and we can test the chemistry between us to check whether we would like to work 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 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings and weekends