About me

What is the life you dream of? What is stopping you from having it? Do you feel something is holding you back from fulfilling your potential?

Nelson Mandela said; “Why settle for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living?”

We all deserve to discover, develop and fulfil our full human potential. Investing in yourself is the best investment you can make, and it is also worth remembering that being happy and successful is the most unselfish thing you can do – we infect those around us with our state and our attitudes- whether we want to or not. The way we feel influences the way we behave, which in turn has a ripple effect on the world around us. In essence, “be the change you wish to see in the world” (Ghandi).

Having been a former international athlete and professional coach, representing the Great Britain rowing team at a number of world championship events, and having coached the South African rowing team and achieved a world championship medal I have experience of what it takes to bring out the best in the individual. I have taught, coached and mentored at a number of prestigious schools, clubs and universities in the UK and abroad, taking my first directorial role at the age of 26. I have evidence of the value between the ingredients necessary for success in sport and those which allow for optimal performance and fulfilment in our personal and work lives and I build on this in my coaching.

The goal is to help clients to recognise and achieve their potential through breaking down self-limiting thoughts and beliefs and I am passionate about the difference this makes to everyday life. I take an integrated approach, so you can be safe in the knowledge that I ensure that we work in the way that is best for you, not relying on one model/method/approach. I am qualified in CBC, NLP and EFT, and combine these approaches with my Honours Degree in Leadership and my experience as a coach and athlete at international level. I am constantly adding to my toolkit, and have an interest in mindfulness amongst many other models to give my clients the best chance of achieving their goals. I have innovative and powerfully effective ways to help clients understand the mind-body connection, enabling you to understand the physiology and management of emotions, as well as building effective, practical and sustainable health, fitness and nutritional programs into personal development strategies where appropriate. Many testimonials over the years demonstrate that my approach works!

Training, qualifications & experience

Certified in Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching . Accredited through Middlesex University and British Psychological Society.

Full Member of Association for Coaching.

Certified NLP Practitioner (accredited by Society of NLP - Certified by Dr Richard Bandler, co-founder of NLP).

Certified EFT Practitioner (accredited through AAMET)

BA (Hons) - Leadership in Sport - Reading University (specialised in Sports Psychology)

International Rowing Coach – South Africa U23 Women’s Team 2010 (Bronze Medal at World Championships). Coached numerous athletes to national representation (GB and RSA), as well as many national medals.

Former Great Britain rower (2001 - 2005). Competed at several World Championships, 3 times National Champion.

10 Years Coaching Experience

10 Years experience working in education – teaching, coaching, pastoral work and mentoring at schools in UK and South Africa. Included 2 Directorial Roles.

Extensive Knowledge of physiology and nutrition, and how this relates to our state of mind, well-being and cognitive functioning.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Stepping out of your comfort zone
Performance Coaching - Sport, Life and Work
Self and Task Management - Expelling the myth of time management
Emotional Management - understanding your zones
Understanding the Physiology of Emotions
Health, Exercise and Nutrition Programs
Consistency and Sustainability
Lifestyle Management
Self Belief
Conflict Resolution
Goal Setting and Action Planning
Self Acceptance
Developing Personal Meaning - Purposeful living
The Power of Choice
Emotional Freedom
Developing inter-dependence
Breaking down destructive patterns
Tackling Procrastination
Dealing with criticism


Additional information

The package I put together in terms of frequency/timing/length of sessions and fees will be entirely bespoke depending on what is best for you. Coaching is a significant investment in yourself, and I guarantee at the end of the process you will feel the value of that investment – or I will give you your money back!

I also offer for extended mentoring programs for young people – please enquire about these.

I prefer to coach face-to-face, but will offer telephone coaching for the same rates per session, and online (email) coaching. Online rates will vary dependent on the client - please inquire.

My office is in a stunning rural location - very quiet and private. There is plenty of free parking and is also close to bus routes.

Further information

All sessions are Individually Tailored for You. One approach does not solve every problem, and I have an extensive array of tools, knowledge and experience, to give you the very best chance of finding the right solution.

All sessions are 100% confidential.

I have full professional indemnity and public liability insurance.

Lane End
High Wycombe

Type of session

In person
Ben Tipney

Ben Tipney