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About me

I’m a highly experienced, qualified Personal and Professional Development Coach and Business Coach and have been running a busy practice in North London since 2004.  Sessions can be face to face or via Skype, Zoom or FaceTime.

Before becoming a coach, I spent many years in the corporate environment running a successful marketing and communications consultancy. Our clients included many well-known 'blue chip' companies and household name brands as well as iconic consumer products. This valuable experience helps me coach and mentor executives working at all levels from trainee to MD.

I provide life coaching, professional and personal development coaching and business coaching to suit each individual client to help improve the quality of their lives,  achieve important goals and gain more fulfilment from their careers. I can help budding entrepreneurs with ideas and planning for new business ventures as well as working with existing small companies to help them find original ways to take their business forward especially in these difficult times.

No matter what the goal or issue, I believe you will benefit from talking to an experienced professional like me who will give you valuable and objective feedback, help clarify your thinking, and work with you to create the right plan of action. Part of the process is to identify and overcome any obstacles that are getting in your way - together, we'll explore and find the right strategies to achieve your goals and ambitions.

I believe my style of coaching will offer you the inspiration and support you need to make the changes that will take you forward to where you want to be in your life and your work.

I offer new clients an introductory session free of charge.  It's a great opportunity to explore how my coaching can help you and to feel confident that we have the right rapport to work well together.  I'm available Monday to Friday during the day and early evenings. I am also available some Saturdays.  Needless to say anything you tell me is completely confidential.

I work with a wide variety of people to help them make the most of their potential and their lives.  My clients include senior executives and managers and their teams, entrepreneurs, business owners as well as students.  I also work with a number of creative professionals including freelancers, musicians, writers, artists, architects and designers as well as people who may be between jobs and want to explore a new direction. I think you’ll find my coaching will give you some fresh ideas, greater focus and the clarity and the increased confidence you may be looking for right now.

Mentoring is also a passion of mine and I have helped several organisations set up their own in-house mentoring programmes.

I can help you:

  • Set personal and professional goals and make positive change
  • Increase your self-belief, confidence and motivation
  • Overcome any blocks and barriers that stand in your way
  • Discover and develop your real potential
  • Learn new skills and how to be flexible with your work in challenging times
  • Learn how to become more disciplined if working from home is new to you!
  • Face the challenge of career change
  • With Business Coaching to brainstorm ideas to launch a new business venture or create effective marketing plans to breathe new life into an existing company
  • If you have staff, make the most of their potential and improve their performance
  • To manage your time better and achieve more every day
  • Create Life Plans/Retirement Plans for you (and your partner)
  • Manage stress effectively and achieve a better work/life balance
  • Rediscover your passion for life; find new interests and challenges
  • Get more out of your life, your work and leisure time

My coaching sessions aim to bring clarity, focus, confidence and success – Coaching will help bring out your inner, more positive self and with increased confidence, you'll find you can start to achieve your true potential. I would love the opportunity to help you change your life for the better and work with you to build a more successful and exciting future.

Just email me or give me a call to book your free introductory 'get to know' meeting on line or phone call. You can visit my website for more information at

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained with The Coaching Academy and qualified as a Professional Coach with Distinction in 2004.  I continue to study all aspects of coaching and mentoring and life in general to constantly expand my knowledge and learning.

Over the past sixteen years, I have worked with a wide variety of personal and professional clients and helped them achieve their individual aims and ambitions.  During this time, I've been able to build on my experience through addressing a broad range of issues, problems and goals.

Before becoming a coach, I spent many years in the corporate environment, running a successful communications and marketing consultancy. Clients included blue chip companies, household name brands as well as iconic consumer products.

I volunteered as a Samaritan and was based at their Waltham Forest branch between 2008 and 2010.

I have written an eBook about mentoring in the workplace  - Mentoring at Work - see details under Further Information Section below

Member organisations


Association for Coaching (AC)

The Association for Coaching is one of the leading professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations.

The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Career Change including creating new exciting and powerful Personal Biographies and CVs

Setting up In-House Mentoring Programmes for companies of varying sizes

Helping to develop exciting Business and Marketing Plans for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs

Running 'Brain-Storm' sessions for individuals and Creative Teams

Helping young people/Students build confidence and self-belief, explore career opportunities and working closely with them, create tailor-made CVs and realistic Career Plans

Working with individuals and couples of all ages to create exciting Life Plans for the future and explore and identify the steps they need to take to achieve their ambitions/dreams


Additional information

All my coaching sessions are tailor made to suit each individual client.  Following an initial on-line meeting or phone call, I will then discuss my fees depending on your needs and the scope of the work required.

I am prepared to offer concessions in certain circumstances.

When an organisation asks me to coach or mentor a specific individual or a number of their people, I will present a fully costed and detailed proposal and timetable.

When I work

Monday to Friday - Days and evenings and some Saturdays

Further information

I am a member of The Association for Coaching and am bound by the Code of Ethics and Good Practice of the AC.

I am a published author, if you are interested in Mentoring - whether it's learning how to become a mentor,; you are considering signing up to a mentoring scheme at work; you want to find a mentor privately or if you run a company and want to launch your own Mentoring Programme - you will find all you need to know in my book 'Mentoring at Work'

You can find this book on:

Also you can read my blog on the subject:

Burnham On Crouch, Essex, CM0

Type of session

In person