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The Keep Calm Guy

About me

An author, speaker, and thought leader on how to navigate life's changes. I help people looking to make positive changes in their own lives and careers, and those struggling to come to terms with life changing events.

The advent of the pandemic has caused many people to re-evaluate their life choices and where they want the future to take them. Now is a golden opportunity to chart a new course for the remainder of your life.  Advance your career, explore other opportunities - don't just settle for what you always have done.

I know all about making life choices because I have learnt the hard way. As a victim of the London 7/7 bombs, and then losing my wife to cancer leaving a young family, I know what it takes to first face, and then embrace change. I had to rebuild my life and went from rock bottom to self-actualisation.

Life is short, you can't leave it to chance and hope things work out. You have to take control of your destiny. It is perfectly possible - I have done it. Yes, it takes time, it requires confidence, and above all self-mastery.

I have the proven tools, techniques, and strategies that have been applied successfully time and time again by myself and my clients to transform lives and careers. Here are just a few quotes from recent clients...


"Bill is great he listens to you, without judgement and with a kind heart! He is highly adept at coaching people at all levels and gives you clear actionable steps for you to take forward. Sooo pleased I’ve found Bill! " - NS (April 22)

"Each exchange of thoughts, events, experiences and ideas from personal and from professional parts of my life is lead with a thorough guidance, care and a will to support and lead me to the path Bill has helped me to uncover.  Bill has helped me and my family benefit from his wisdom, experience, calm, insight, knowledge and care." - RW (Mar 22) 

"I sought out Bill's expertise and advice while navigating a big personal change in my life. He is an excellent coach, active listener and author and is able to draw on his wealth of experience in change. I highly recommend Bill and his books!" - Anne G.

"Bill has recently coached me through a very difficult crossroads in my career. Having recently made the decision to apply for voluntary redundancy, Bill helped me to think about my next chapter, asking the right questions, helping me focus on me and my future path. It’s easy to be overwhelmed at these times, but he provides a calm and non-judgemental safe place to explore and develop your thinking. His help and strategies have been valuable, and I am leaving my current role with a clear direction and focus. I highly recommend him, he is such an inspirational person. Thank you Bill, you’ve been an amazing help and support!" - Denise C.

"Through his calm and approachable coaching style, Bill has helped me to look at problems differently, encouraged and given me the space to explore alternative options and clarify my own plans. He is results focused and passionate about helping his clients succeed. I look forward to working together again soon." - Colin Y

"In the short time I have known and had the pleasure to be coached by Bill, it has become clear he is what he says – he is the Keep Calm guy. Bill asks the right questions, picks up the non-verbal signals and challenges in a very calm and personable way. He is authentic and professional and has already helped me to progress a number of issues/topics on my mind. I look forward to continue working with Bill in the future." - Andy B

Getting Started:

Give me a call or send an email to arrange an informal introductory chat. You can tell me all about your goals and objectives and I will explain how I work and how best to achieve the results you are looking for. (Note: If I feel that I am not best placed to help you I will refer you to a recommended coach)

Training, qualifications & experience

I am accredited by and have a Practitioner Diploma from the Academy of Executive Coaching.

I am experienced in many different coaching models and apply them to suit the individual and the topic. I don't believe one size fits all - I tailor a programme of coaching to suit the individual and ensure success.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Life change coaching - overcoming life changing events or making changes to your life

Entrepreneur coaching - creating a winning mindset. You have to BE the person that succeeds before you invest your time and money.

High Net Worth Individual coaching - What is success? Achieving self-actualisation and transcending above simply having more.

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Free initial telephone session

Additional information

An initial discovery call is free of charge. Finding the right coach, with the right chemistry, and someone that you are totally comfortable with is the starting point.

I have a range of fees and coaching programmes suitable for most budgets, it really depends on your objective, where we are starting from, and the best way to ensure your success. Let's have a chat and explore it further.

When I work

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I am available for initial consultations during Monday to Friday, with coaching sessions scheduled by mutual agreement.

Brentwood, Essex, CM14

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Online coaching available

Online platforms