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Carlos Lopez-Real - Career Coach

Walthamstow, London, E17
07949 408368 07949 408368

About me

Hi, I'm Carlos.

I offer personal and professional career coaching, helping you make the changes you want to see, through a fresh and creative approach. Read on to find out whether I'm the right coach for you.

I can work with you to support you in a number of areas, whether around solving a particular problem, or making changes in your life. Maybe there’s something bothering you, or some change that you want to make, but you aren’t sure where to start, or how to go about making those changes. Coaching is about action and change so, if you’re willing to work with me to start thinking differently, then some of the areas we might look at together could include:

  • Career coaching - career change or development
  • Executive coaching & people management
  • Communication, impact and interpersonal skills
  • Identifying and developing core strengths
  • Personal development - confidence, motivation and leadership
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Health & well being, habits & lifestyle choices

How I Work With You

My background as a professional musician has given me the flexibility that I apply to my coaching practice. I use a variety of approaches and techniques, and I very much respond to my clients rather than taking a more rigid approach. Improvising as a musician has developed my ability to think freely and quickly, to generate new ideas in response to those of others.

I am patient and positive, and I will often use a strengths-based approach in working with clients, which is based on positive psychology.

Coaching Sessions

We will agree on which coaching package will be most suitable for you (see below for more details). In each session, we might be working on 1 or 2 individual issues, or we might be following through on larger issues from the previous session. This would particularly be the case with a structured programme around career change, for example.

The frequency of sessions is flexible, and very much depends on what areas you want the coaching to focus on, plus your own schedule. Most people tend to have sessions weekly or fortnightly.

Location

Face-to-face sessions take place in Walthamstow, London. I use a range of venues and, if the weather is nice, we may also do part of the session while walking in a park. The physical act of walking while talking and thinking can often in itself bring new insights, though there are also times when it's more useful to sit at a table, making notes and sketching ideas. I also offer sessions by Skype or telephone if this is more convenient, or a combination of face-to-face and Skype/telephone.

FREE 30-MINUTE CONSULTATION

Whether you'd like a brief initial chat or a free 30-minute consultation, having a conversation is a good way to help you think about / decide whether coaching is right for you, and whether we're a good fit for each other.

I offer a free 30-minute consultation session before we embark on a full coaching programme together. This conversation can be by phone or Skype. It's a chance for you to find out more about my approach to personal and professional coaching, and for me to find out more about what you want to achieve from coaching.

Email me your details and I'll be in touch to arrange a conversation.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters level Diploma in Executive Coaching & Mentoring - Institute of Leadership and Management
  • MA in Psychology and Philosophy - Oxford University
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher & Professional Education - Institute of Education
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in jazz & studio music - Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts

Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • Career Change
  • New Projects
  • Transition Through Change
  • Increasing Confidence
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Habits & Lifestyle Choices
  • Reducing Self-Limiting Beliefs
  • Collaborative Leadership

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Fees

Packages

Coaching works best when we're working together over a number of sessions towards some agreed goals.

I offer my coaching by grouping several sessions together into packages.

During our initial conversation we will agree on the most appropriate package to enable you to make the changes you want.

Focused 4 hours

  • Four one-hour sessions
  • This package is suitable for making progress with quite focused single issues. This could be a challenge at work or in your personal life, such as getting a new project off the ground.
  • As this is a very focused package, it may be more suitable for people who already have some experience in working with a coach.
  • £420 (5% discount)

Standard 8 hours

  • An initial two-hour session (involving some preparatory work)
  • Six one-hour sessions.
  • This is my most popular package. It is suitable for issues such as transitioning through a change (e.g. new job/role; maternity leave; retirement), or making changes when we feel blocked (e.g. lifestyle choices; work-life balance; leadership or managerial style).
  • £790 (10% discount)

In-depth 12 hours

  • An initial two-hour session (involving some preparatory work)
  • Nine 60-minute sessions (or six 90-minute sessions)
  • One 60-minute follow-up session
  • This package is ideal if you want to make significant changes in your personal or professional life. This might be around career change or development, tackling confidence issues, harnessing your strengths and reducing the impact of self-limiting beliefs.
  • £1,120 (15% discount)

** It's sometimes the case that during the course of coaching new issues will emerge which you want to deal with so there is the flexibility to transfer between the packages.

Further information

What my clients say:

"Carlos brought me from a position where I felt a bit stuck, and elaborated it into something more meaningful and useful" - Jenny, Research Manager

"You keep it moving, but I feel like I'm in control…You ask the right questions at the right time" - Rory, Primary School Teacher

"Carlos is patient and doesn't immediately rush to finding a goal. He gave it time, so I had the sense of two people looking at a problem. I didn’t get the impression that he was going through the list of coaching techniques" - Cecelia, Orchestral Manager & Workshop Leader

Walthamstow
London
E17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a life coach's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the life coach to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Most appointments are during office hours, but I sometimes have availability in the evenings and on weekends, especially for telephone or Skype/Zoom sessions. Contact me to discuss options.

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Carlos Lopez-Real - Career Coach

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