Andrew Richards - Reconnecting people and their mojos!
Plum Tree House
Forncett St. Peter
I'm an experienced coach specialising in working with those who might be stuck on 'what next?' Areas of life might include career change, relocation, redundancy, relationship changes, retirement, work/life balance and health/wellbeing.
Most of my coaching takes place using the phone or video calls during the evening - clients like to have the space and time to think clearly away from the hustle and bustle of the day
"....I was dealing with questions of a career change, trying to find the right balance between work and spending time with my family... Andrew, helped me find myself in this search of a path, one which I feel a lot more confident and clear about. I am still counting on him on to accompany me through this journey, and I will definitely recommend him to everyone looking for help"
T Epshtein, London
“Andrew has been brilliant at helping me work through and review my priorities during a significant transition in my life. He helped me put issues that were stressing me out into perspective and I’m now feeling in a far better place than I was.”
J Donaldson, Suffolk
"Andrew asks the questions you don't ask yourself and struggle to answer. A great mentor which allows you to face up to what you really think and want in life and career. Very easy to talk to, very approachable, and a very very nice guy. A great help who offers mental clarity, encouragement and understanding in a confusing world."
O Adan, London
"Andrew's leadership and coaching enabled me to accelerate both my professional and personal development....it was a pleasure to work with Andrew from day 1!"
J Jacob, London
Training, qualifications & experience
Trained with the Coaches Training Institute. CoActive Coach. 20 years corporate leadership experience up to VP level.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Relocation, entrepreneurs, taking decisions
£75/hour, or £425 for 6 a session package over 3 months.
Some Frequently Asked Questions:
Most clients seem to like coaching once a fortnight. Some like weekly coaching. Sometimes clients space things out a bit down the line. It's up to you - it can take a while for clients to unpack the coaching afterwards which is why we need a bit of space between sessions. Most of the value of the coaching is realised afterwards as the self-learning soaks in.
What are the practicalities?
Most of my coaching takes place on the phone or using a WebEx (Zoom is best I find). Once you've picked your slot, connect with me at the agreed time. Simple!
How long will we work together for?
Piece of string..... Some clients like a chunk of coaching over a period of time, others like ongoing coaching. Often, after a few weeks, things start to 'move' for clients, and it is beneficial to be coached through them to understand the powerful dynamics involved. Thereafter, it can be cancelled by either party with 14 days notice.
I live in another country or timezone would that be OK?
- It is usually fine, provided the timing works for both of us.
I'm not sure if coaching is going to be right for me - can I try it out first?
Absolutely. Coaching may not be right for you, and it's also important to know if there is a good 'connection' between us. I am not interested in coaching someone who isn't ready to show up as a client. You are under no obligation at all - you will know if you want to hire me. If you don't, we part company wishing each other well.
How do I know if it will work for me?
Coaching can lead to a lot of new perspectives. I have found that when clients really show up, committed to their life, then things will change, often quickly. The extent to which you change depends on how strong your desire is.
However, here are four reasons why it might not work:
You were not expecting it to be so, well, personal.....It is - this is your life remember! Our sessions will be a safe place to show up with all the stuff going on in your world, all mixed together. Coaching means breaking the surface and going deeper to reach the juice that is holding you back. If that's too much, coaching isn't for you.
You were not expecting to be accountable for your life.....I'll hold your agenda. If you say you will do something, I will check in to make sure that you follow through, for the sake of the life you long for.
You were expecting me to solve all your problems and convince you to fire your boss and start a new life baking artisan bread from fairy dust! No. What I will do is help you find resonance in what you are meant to be doing, and help you see where your current circumstances play a part.
You wanted a buddy....coaching is a different thing. A buddy won't always blurt out what needs to be said. A buddy won't always be comfortable being with you in uncomfortable areas of life. I will be there in service of you - wherever that takes us.
Do you offer a money-back guarantee?
Coaching is about growing your resources so that you can live the life you truly want - at the end of the initial 3-month phase, if you honestly feel that no value has been brought to your life from our coaching relationship, I will reimburse you fully without question.
What's the difference between counselling and coaching?
Counselling can be seen as helping clients to move past certain issues in order to be able to function in everyday life. While coaching may involve acknowledging the role past events play in the decisions people make today, its focus is very much on where people are going in life, as opposed to where they are coming from.
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