Newcastle Upon Tyne
07811 188987 / 07811 188987
There are a few different names for coaches: life coach, executive coach, management coach etc. I just use the term coach. This is because some of my clients come to me about their career, but we may find the answer to their need lies somewhere more close to their personal life. Similarly a life-coaching client may find that the key to a happier outlook lies in a change of career. A long-winded way of saying that, in my view, everything is connected.
Who do I coach?
Most of my clients come to me through word of mouth. Some clients pay for their own coaching while others come to me via organisations. I have a mix of male and female clients, working on both personal and professional issues.
Why do people come to see me?
Here are some of the reasons clients have made contact:
Someone in a successful job who is told by all around them that they are doing well, but inside they are not enjoying work and feel trapped by their perceived success – whether that be status or salary.
A strong achiever who is feeling the stress in his or her job. They may not seeing the wood for the trees. It’s hard to take a step back and make a rational evaluation when the mind is speeding.
Some clients are having difficulties with their manager, director, or a member of their own team. Work relationships can be what that keeps perfectly capable people awake at night.
Other clients come with more personal relationship needs. This might be the desire to have a personal relationship but they are feeling fed up with dates that don’t go anywhere.
When a client commits to coaching, they are committing to some hard work. If they want to make changes this will involve facing the uncomfortable at times and being open to experimenting with new ways of thinking and behaving.
What makes me qualified?
My coaching certifications are listed below, but I may not be the right coach for you. I suggest having a conversation before engaging in any work together to make sure both client and coach feel there is good initial connection.
I also facilitate workshops and away-days, develop teams, and train coaches. Before re-training as a coach I worked in IT, Project Management, and Fundraising. If you visit my website there is a link for my LinkedIn profile where you can find out more about my experience.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certified Organisational and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC)
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)
NLP Master Practitioner
Member of the Professional Guild of NLP, Association of NLP, International Coach Federation, International Association of Facilitators.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Interview preparation training
NLP training for coaches
I ask new clients to commit to six sessions and then review progress. This seems to give enough time to build a strong coaching relationship, become clear about goals and direction, make the adjustments necessary, experience new ways of thinking, and critically to practice.
The cost of six sessions for personal coaching is £950. (Coaching provided through and employer is priced differently). The first session is 1.5 hours, the remaining sessions are 1 hour. Pricing is due to increase in 2015.
Before completing the six sessions we review progress. Some clients complete at six sessions, some continue if there is more work to be done, others have 'check-in 'sessions every one or two months.
The above should be treated as a guide.
A client who recently completed their coaching kindly offered write about his experience. Here is how one client benefited from coaching:
I had been trying to change my deep seeded thinking and acting for over a decade, I wanted to move away from the limiting moody self into the happy go-getter, true to himself kind of guy. Here I am 6 x 1 hour sessions with Angus later and I cannot believe what I have managed to achieve! It’s hard for me to describe it, but imagine what it would be like to suddenly be able to see again with both eyes when you were blind with one for most of your life. It has been the biggest transformation in my life, as big as the one I've had when my daughter was born!
How did it happen? A friend, who is also a very well known NLP coach and therapist, suggested Angus to me, so I thought I will give it a go. I was at a point of "I will try anything", as I was fed up with they way I had been approaching life throughout my 20s. Without any questions asked and without research I contacted Angus and signed up for 6 sessions.
The first session was very casual, easy going, humorous, nothing like I expected. Angus is incredibly easy to get on with. Over the course of the next 2 sessions we did some exercises that helped to pinpoint the problem and past events that were crucial in my character building. I was then able to move away from the negative thought patterns and triggers and move towards a more positive, self-believing and achieving state of mind. I was a little anxious at the beginning that it will pass and that I will go back to the old way, but I am growing stronger every day! I have also realised that self-development that shifts one's thinking in this way is absolutely priceless.
Angus, I will be definitely be recommending you to my friends, as I will lead by example!
Type of session
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