I'm Alex. I am a professional Coach with a proven track record and a decade's experience in the advertising industry at leading agencies, both in client leadership roles and as a mentor. As your coach I will work with you to identify your desired outcome with clarity, build your confidence and self esteem, tackle self-doubt and set in play clear, tangible actions to help you get there.
It's all too easy to get lost in the various choices and buzzwords but I believe at its simplest coaching is a relationship between two parties. Crucially though it is one built on a solid foundation of trust, which is why I take a personal approach. I will be open and authentic with you from the outset and don't expect you to fit a set mould or framework. My clients remark on how they “feel comfortable to discuss things they rarely would” and how they “feel purposeful and driven” as a result of our working together.
Together we'll create a safe, non-directive and objective partnership where I believe that you, the client, are complete and capable, even when you may be struggling to see that. I will be fully present to you, employ powerful questions that challenge you and help you set course for your desired success, whether in terms of career coaching or personal development.
Clients have said “the most fascinating thing was going into the sessions thinking I didn't know my next step and Alex helping me to see that I actually had all the answers, I just needed a space to explore them.”
I work remotely and (where allowed) in person in London and the South East. It is crucial that you feel comfortable working with your coach which is why I offer a free chemistry and introduction session, message, call me or simply visit http://calendly.com/alexbarber to arrange a chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a decade’s experience within the advertising industry, agency-side working in client leadership roles, managing large teams of people and their careers across a range of specialisms.
I sit on the board of industry body Outvertising as Co-Director for Learning & Development, delivering training mentoring and coaching services for the industry.
I achieved my Coaching Diploma through the Animas Centre for Coaching, a leading ICF certified and accredited school for Transformational coaching and continue to further my professional education.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Preparation for promotion
Returning to work
Being your authentic self
Sexuality and Identity
£150.00 per session
Free initial online session
I offer packages of 1:1 coaching sessions that provide flexibility and affordability for individuals or agencies. I will work with you to determine the most effective frequency for our time together. Your first consultation session is absolutely free with no obligation to book further sessions.
- Core Package - £900
You have a good idea of your goal but are struggling to navigate the best way forward. We’ll work together over 6 sessions to sharpen your objectives, establish what is motivating you, remove your blockers and set about making meaningful change.
- Extended Package - £1,400
You’re facing a challenge and the best course of action and outcome isn’t clear to you. We’ll work together over 10 sessions to focus your sights on what you’re really looking for. We’ll uncover what is behind your goal whilst acknowledging what might get in the way before setting the best path that sees you making the transformational change you’re looking for.
My working hours are flexible visit https://calendly.com/alexbarber/45min to instant book a consultation.
I offer virtual, in-person or telephone appoinments and regularly travel to London.
Whilst my passion remains in the I work with a wide range of clients, they have included actuary professionals, artists, craftsmen, managers, heads of department, business leaders and the next generation of leadership talent.
Here's what a few of my clients have said:
"Each session had a relaxed and informal atmosphere, allowing me to feel comfortable to talk about things I would rarely discuss. Within this environment Alex gently helped me to shine a light on things I perhaps otherwise wouldn't have addressed" - Managing Director
"I needed help getting back on my professional feet and that came in the form of Alex. Through the process I found support and guidance which helped me understand myself better and reach within for the potential I was looking outwardly for. I gained confidence to bring my knowledge and skills I had up to the surface and built faith in myself." - PR Professional
"Alex's supportive and encouraging approach to coaching has helped me to focus on the next steps I want to take in my career and has spurred me to take action." - Account Director