Anita Gohil-Thorp

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Promoting self-leadership to career goals & life confidence
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Stanmore HA7 & London W1A
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About me

2024 is about self-leadership  - empowering you to excel in how you lead the way to a successful professional career, and happier life - with insights and opportunities that I will help uncover. 

2024 is the year to start living and working in ways that support your purpose and goals for life.  

It's a year for change that shapes the rest of y our working or personal life. 

As a coach with over twenty years of experience and over 2000 hours of coaching, I have had an immense privilege to help individuals to unleash their biggest, most confident potential: helping people to secure job opportunities, excel at interviews, access key skills to enhance their career, to conquer imposter syndrome, to improve communications, to grow their mindset, and to excel in their personal life with utmost self-belief.

If you're ready to talk to me right now, please message me at for a free introduction where you can ask me anything about coaching and I'll share the options of how we can work together. 

And I do this with purpose because my own journey would have benefitted from coaching several years ago. I had anxiety during my first ever professional job due to the culture within the organisation and I felt lost; I had to conquer a chronic health condition and I had a near-fatal medical experience 17 years ago. 

It was only by proactively taking action that I am now where I am and I'm determined to support you to unleash the best of you too.

So - are you ready?

Do you want to experience something new, fresh or different?

Connect with me today at

Most of my clients are "high achievers" who know they have potential (even if it moves them outside their comfort zone).  They have, however, also experienced some challenges or pain points and NOW they want to uncover what it is that is truly purposeful about their life and career. They are ready to take action to move towards their goals. They are ready to embark on the best years of life with awareness and conviction. This is where the magic happens.

More about Anita:

I am a professional coach and a former lawyer who spent over a decade recruiting lawyers.  I'm a committee member of the England and Wales Law Society Women Solicitors Network and  I've created a framework to support you towards actual execution of actions towards your goals. As an experienced coach and trainer, I also train other coaches to sharpen their skills, and I train within organisations, helping professionals to build awareness, key skills and confidence. 

Working with me offers you impartial help in confidence. I don't judge, I don't come with assumptions - your time in coaching with me is about you, and only you. Clients often say how the coaching space is fantastic as it gives them a chance to think without judgment, and also to be guided to uncover what they did not know.  New insights lead to new choices and confidence.

Coaching, my clients will tell you,  is a catalyst for action. To support you is what I want to do, and can do, as I have for so many others. I'm delighted, and thankful, to you for finding me.

Do you want to learn more?

How often have questions similar to these crossed you mind? Why are my  goals seemingly unattainable? Why do I feel stuck or in limbo? Why don't I know what I want or what to do next? How do I progress? How can I be as confident as that person? How can I be happier? How can I return to that job? How do I successfully navigate my next opportunity? How can I get the promotion? How can I be confident in meetings? What does it take to be successful in my field? How do I overcome....?

What is it for you right now that brings you here?

You are not alone. My goal is to give you the space with frameworks, that you need to unravel what needs to be done. Time and time again I am thanked for providing the safe, dedicated space to be oneself, with no judgment, and yet still with a professional and friendly approach that helps you to get on the right track.

I've been coaching in the arena of careers, business ownership and personal growth for over a decade, with over 20 years in the people focused business, and I am here to help you. Contact me for a no-obligation conversation where we can discover how to work together. 

If you'd like to know more now, please read on.

My style of coaching is to treat you as an individual, not put you in a box following a basic coaching path. You are unique, and your needs are different to other people's, so my approach is as bespoke as you are. You may not even be sure what it is you need, but perhaps you want to feel more in control, more confident or more "you," rather than a version of you that suits others. Perhaps you are seeking confidence or support to take your career to the next level. I help you to instil effective actions, motivation or even consistently positive habits that support you to fulfil your aims. 

As an experienced professional coach, using tools that may include my (AGT) PRIME™ process and proven motivating techniques such as visualisation and mindfulness, I help you to find greater success in your life and work coupled with resilience and happiness; sessions take place via Zoom or Phone  - this enables me to have clients across the globe. I work with my MindThrive™ outlook. That means you can learn about your automatic mindset too.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we saw greater stress. It has affected us to the extent that nearly 80% of working adults have reported stress to the point of overwhelm, hindering progress and happiness. Your career and personal life may seem fine but several years of coaching shows me that you undoubtedly have more to offer, to uncover and to be.

Take action today. Let's walk side by side to create the pathway you want. 

The practical side:

Coaching can take place over Zoom or phone (audio or visual);

Fees are discussed in our initial call but, range from £120-£150 per session of 50 minutes.

Block booking is available with a 10% reduction in your investment. 

You can arrange a free 20 minute initial call (free).

A final word: Stress and anxiety are on the rise and, without knowing it, it an impact relationships, clarity, decision making, mood, performance and health. I support people just like you in all of these areas. Work and/or family life have to continue; you’re still adjusting to a new normal and we don’t yet know how life will look in 6 months time or beyond.

It's important to stay in control where you can; to manage any stress, anxiety or other emotions that are heightened. It is also important to have hope, and to have dreams for the future – career goals, leadership objectives, health goals, ambitions of all kinds. The value of wellbeing through this period cannot be underestimated. To accomplish what you want, take care of you.

This is where I can support you - actively facilitating your progress to accomplish what really matters to you. I’ll support you in getting there as swiftly as is appropriate and, as coaching research shows, people progress quicker with coaching than without. You can look at these testimonials to learn more.

If you want to talk to me right now, message me at but below you'll find more about what I do and who I am.

Training, qualifications & experience

There is a need to humanise the workplace and for permission to be happy.

Understanding why you do what you do is essential for everyone, including myself. I came to finally accept what I wanted to accomplish and fulfil as a career about 10 years ago when I embarked on my first coaching Diploma. Subsequently my ongoing training has led me to international accreditation with the globally renowned, International Coaching Federation - I am a Professional Certified Coach, Associate Certified Coach, Certified Mentor Coach and Certified Trainer. I am trained in Executive Coaching and other areas of interest such as mental health and wellbeing. 

I’ve never looked back. I have collated a wealth of information, knowledge, tools and techniques including the (AGT) PRIME™ methodology and I want you to leave coaching with tools that you can apply beyond our coaching sessions. This is one of my biggest aims for you – that you have your own tool-kit to take away as support for your development. Once I share them with you, you have them – for life.

My purpose, the thing that gets me excited every day, is to help people; to help them to build resilience, to thrive towards their aspirations, to unblock all that is holding them back and thereby expose the very best of themselves in their life and at work. It is powerful to accomplish what really matters to you and that is where coaching is magical.

I help people to be who or what they really want to be. This can include helping them to discover new ways of thinking that open up the doors to attaining their goals. This translates into greater self motivation, esteem, action, direction and happiness. The knock on effects of this are tremendous – they include better focus, decision making that matters, more creativity and greater sense of happiness, to name a few.

I'll help you to get to where you want to be. If you want a change but do not necessarily recognise what specific change "it" is, it doesn’t matter – you will discover that in each and every session with clarity through coaching.

My training also includes mentor coaching - this means that I mentor other aspiring and professional coaches in our skills. If you are in this group, and would like mentoring, please get in touch.

If you'd like to discuss the magic of coaching for you, there's no pressure, just email me at

Here’s what some clients have shared:

"Thank you so much; you have enabled me to see what I was not seeing and that is fantastic."

"I now have a roadmap of where I need to be going. Thank you." 

"I honestly could not have imagined that I could come out of a 60 minute session with such a greater understanding of my objectives and how to obtain them in a simple way."

“I’m growing and learning and changing as we speak.”

“I am exceptionally grateful for your continued support…thank you so much.”

"Thank you so much. You played a huge part in my success. I am really grateful to have had you as my coach. Thank you again."

"Anita's support has really helped me get my life back on track. I was struggling for over 2 years and had tried so much on my own but was getting nowhere. It was with her objectivity, the ability to challenge me and offer tools that really helped me change my life for the better. Thank you Anita I will always be grateful for your support!"

Contact me now for your free coaching discovery call at

As a professionally accredited coach, an ex-lawyer and your full time cheerleader, it's my job to give you the tools and insights - bespoke to you - to get you operating at your optimum. I look forward to working with you.

Please do contact me on 07961 111 255 or at

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Resilience, transformational mind-set development and sustained motivation are key areas brought to coaching by clients albeit in varying styles.

To gain a deeper understanding of topics that have arisen with coaching clients, individuals and businesses can see these below (alphabetical order)

I look forward to supporting you.

·         BAME & the workplace– starting work, careers, leadership

·         Business development and networking coaching

·         Career development including executive CV review and interview                          preparation

·         Career Review

·         Client relationship/partnership development

·         Communication Skills

·         Confidence

·         Conflict management

·         Employability skills

·         Impactful presentation

·         Leadership skills

·         Motivation, not Procrastination

·         Obstacle and conflict management

·         Optimising peak performance

·         Resilience

·         Return to work

·         Staff retention

·         Stress management

·         Time management

·         Women & the workplace – starting work, changing careers, leadership,                  entrepreneurs

·         Work/life balances

(non-exhaustive list)

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£119.00 - £199.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Let's start with your free 20 minute telephone consultation. This will determine if coaching with me is right for you - if it is, then we'll discuss the process and how you want to structure your sessions further.

Individuals: please contact me at to discuss whether  pay as you go individual sessions or one of  my packages is right for you.

Bespoke 1:1 Coaching starts at £120 per session; bookings of 10 sessions paid in full attract an 11th review session complimentary after one - three further months; reasonable telephone, text or email contact between sessions. 

Leadership/Entrepreneur/Partner Coaching (including law firm partners and aspiring partners) is a minimum 8 month commitment. The investment for self paying individuals is just  £3000 for two 90 minutes sessions per month over 8 months, totalling up to 16 sessions, or just £4000 over 12 months, totalling up to 24 sessions.

Group Coaching for 2 to 4 individuals meeting fortnightly or monthly is available on a pay as you go basis. The investment is £70 per person for 90 minutes. A waiting list is now available - please email me at 

Please note that if you wish to invest in coaching but want to discuss the commitment, flexible options are available. Please get in touch with me to discuss.

Business Clients: please contact me to discuss your requirements, and rates, for coaching, training or mentoring for leaders or employees. As a guide, a 120 minute in-person workshop ranges from £299 - 550 plus travel.

Mindfulness: My in-depth 4 week MindBlown: Mindfulness for Beginners programme for groups of up to 15 people starts at just £47pp and includes found 75 minute sessions live online, an E-workbook with lots of information and mindful matters and Q&A time.

Radio/Media: please get in touch with me to discuss your requirements.

Schools/Universities: As a long-standing former governor, and parent, passionate about the education sector, please get in touch with me to discuss your requirements, and rates, for coaching or training for leaders, staff or career/employability training for students.

When I work

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Approximate hours are 8:00am to 6:00pm weekdays 12:00pm to 1:00 pm Saturdays (limited availability) currently online and telephone coaching; if you prefer after 6:00pm, please contact me

Further information

More About Me & How You Can Choose What's Right for You

Connection is vital to any successful relationship and that is as important for you and for me. Please scroll down to learn what clients say.

I provide professional, thought provoking and outcomes orientated coaching style whilst facilitating your progress with what is important to you, and at a pace suitable for you. I will encourage you though, and may even get you thinking in ways you have not explored before but this is where coaching provides the magic.

Highly effective performance at work, or in life generally, is inter-connected with resilience and well-being. This is something I myself have experienced which is why I know what works.

My vision has been ,and continues to be to support individuals directly, and through their organisations, to enhance their experiences for fulfilment, motivation and performance.

If you would like to know even more, read on.

It was through my own career transitions, including a break, and pretty extreme health challenges that I decided to make what was a natural move to helping others to achieve the success and wellness they so often described they wanted. I was also doing more in my former recruitment role than just recruiter – I was helping professionals to prepare the best CV possible, coaching them for the different stages of interview and the processes (which were more complicated the more senior my candidates were), negotiation, client relationship management, business planning, strategic team planning and so much more. I was going over and above with clients and candidates because I’m passionate about people thriving in their chosen path.

For me, this includes sharing with lifelong tools that leave you independent in a mind-set for success and wellness. We can explore this at your complimentary consultation. If you're ready for that now, contact me at

I offer packages as well as 1:1 bespoke coaching and mindfulness separate to below.

Life MOT:

1)"LifeStarter" (30 days)

2)Mindfulness (4 week programme)

3)"Reaching Your Life Goals"

4)"Happiness Here"

5) Bullet Coaching (15 minutes bursts)

5) Individual sessions tailored for you over 6-12 months - best seller

Career Development Coaching

1) 30 Day Kickstarter

2) Reaching Your Career Goals

3) Career Strategy Review

4) Conscious Leadership and Management

5) Individual sessions tailored for you over 6-12 months - best seller

Content includes Career MOTs / Strategic Career Development, Transition or Change / Board Level Confidence/ CVs / Interview, Communication and Presentation Skills /  Strengths  / Networking / Removing blocks/ Confidence Boosting / Re-directing Fears and Obstacles / Magical Mind-set Development / Well-being for Career and Life Success

Life and careers are intertwined. If you want to explore both, as many of my clients do, I’m here to help and leave you with the tools that’ll support you lifelong.

Corporate Start Ups and SMEs

I offer various packages of coaching and training for start-ups and organisations with a free consultation. Get in touch today and I'll be delighted to discuss your needs.

Want to know even more about me? If you've read enough and are ready to change your life, contact me now at

I’m an accredited coach with qualifications from the International Coach Federation and hold a further Diploma in Life Coaching. I’m also a certified trainer and have trained trainees on their path to become qualified coaches as well as training organisations on topics to support well-being and coaching skills for effective performance. I am a Mental Health First Aider. I have founded a women's business network and Elevate, a platform where coaches come together monthly.

After law, I moved to professional recruitment services for many years and I gathered comprehensive understanding of what organisations seek from individuals in the workplace and what makes individuals tick.

I'm driven by my purpose to support all people to uncover what is within them to be their very best and happy with it. For me, it’s about helping you to reach the goals that mean so much to you.

If you’d like to talk about how you can change your life today, connect with me now. In our call, you decide if you want to take it further. There’s no catch.

Here are some areas I’ve helped people with:

stress management and mental resilience, clarity, motivation, CV, interview and career development, talent development,  overcoming procrastination, barriers or blocks, confidence, conflict, presentation, business development, personal challenges and much more (see below).

I have also trained coach trainees, promote a coaching culture for organisations and speak on matters to improve resilience, balance, career development and efficiency.

Overall benefits of coaching can include:
- improved morale, confidence and self esteem
- heightened self awareness, emotional intelligence and ownership of personal development
- greater confidence and resilience
- reduced stress and stress management
- awareness of time management
- optimal performance, results and revenue
- greater success
- clarity of decision making
- improved communication and relationships

- Greater attendance at work

- advantageous personal and/or career development

What clients say

“Anita is a highly professional, confident and approachable person. She has a very driven and positive attitude… and has the ability to bring the best out of people.”

“Coaching with Anita was a new experience for me…. Anita listened to me and understood what I was going through. She encouraged me and helped me to deal with my situation in a positive way. She is very professional and understands the problems and gives you the tools to deal with them. I am glad I had coaching sessions with her and I would definitely recommend her.”

“Anita is an exceptional coach who has assisted me…Her professionalism is of the highest standard and her style is geared towards her client’s needs and therefore the coaching is bespoke.”

“I would thoroughly recommend Anita to anyone that wants to achieve success, personal goals or change personal circumstances for the positive.”

"Anita is extremely professional, ensures she understands the brief that she is provided and produces excellent results within deadlines set and is alive to budgetary constraints. I would recommend her as one of the best in the business."

" I first worked with Anita in 2000 and again in 2006 when she was at EJ Legal as a recruitment consultant. She is a fantastic listener, and has a great depth of understanding. She has given me valuable career advice over the years and I would have no hesitation in turning to her for career coaching"

Complimentary Consultation:

Individuals: 15 minute complimentary consultation via phone or zoom

Organisations – 60 minute complimentary consultation face to face, zoom or phone.

Why the “free” consultation? It’s important to me, as it will be to you, that we “gel”. You’ll want to know this is for you. We’ll discover that in our consultation.

Finer Points:

All coaching sessions are confidential and impartial.

Everyone is unique and so my coaching sessions are never the same. The number of sessions will vary with each client although I offer Packages such as the Career MOT of 6 sessions.

I come to coaching with an impartial, clear and focused mind-set. The coaching session is a professional, safe, confidential place to clear your mind, to address your needs, obstacles, dreams and goals. With business led employee coaching, there may be shared goals.

My aim is to support you, inspire you, guide you, encourage you and even challenge you to be the best that you can be, to maximize your fullest potential and live your authentic life.

This is how it might work albeit more in depth, with occasional exercises between sessions:

- identify your current situation and the areas for coaching

- define your inspirational and meaningful goal for coaching together

- designing impactful actions to attain the steps towards your goal

- ongoing support, motivation and  encouragement

- unblocking obstacles or roadblocks

- observing the options and alternatives with more insight, clarity and direction

- reviewing progress

- actions to sustain progress: my aim is that you take away tools that can be adapted to the whole of life.

- an optional 3-6 month discounted review once coaching reaches a natural cessation.


Having come from a “City” background, my coaching and training style is authentic, professional and courteous. I’m friendly, motivating and relaxed in approach yet challenging enough to help you have the best life you can.

Getting past challenges and comfort zones leads to growth and coaching with me is about growth, it’s about evolution.

Other Coaching/Mentoring

Coaching is my purpose and my passion.

Outside of my professional work, mentoring is extremely important to me. I have significant experience of volunteering within schools and I am a school governor. I also provide interview and coaching services to Key stage 3 students at secondary schools. I have also supported other groups as a mentor. Fundraising through charity events is also close to my heart.

I offer voluntary and concessionary rate coaching to sections of society including charities and their service users and school leaders and staff. Interested organisations or individuals may contact


As a certified coach and member of the International Coach Federation, I’m dedicated to providing an ethical and professional coaching service.


I am fully insured.

Final word

There's a lot to take in but it'll be worth it.

I sincerely hope you enjoy coaching with me - it will be thought provoking, developmental, it may be challenging at times and it will require an investment of your time, BUT it will be worth it. Do feel free to contact me for a free consultation.

Best wishes,


T:  00 44 203 086 9186 overseas clients
T:  0203 086 9186  UK clients


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Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7

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