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About me

Hi, I’m Charlie,

I’m a highly experienced Career and Executive Coach who works with a wide range of clients. I work with leaders in small and large organisations, in commercial, education and charity sectors. I also offer personal coaching for career changers, those looking for career development, returning to work and entrepreneurs.

My Approach

I will be supporting you to make important changes to your career, life, relationship, whatever you need so that you can thrive.

I believe coaching isn’t just for when we are stuck, have challenges or are overwhelmed. Coaching is also for growth, development, and for continued work on things that are already good.

Coaching topics

Over the years, my clients have come to me with a wide range of topics and challenges, like:

  • a new role/career/goal
  • a new phase of their lives
  • working on an existing strength

Or they can be areas of concern:

  • challenging relationships
  • behaviours and attributes to change
  • improved self-regard

These, and similar, are all issues that good coaching can support.

In times of crisis issues such as redundancy and financial worries often dominate our thinking. Coaching can be used to work out ways to pivot your business, cope with change, and plan for the future.

Online coaching

In 2020 everything went online, including coaching. For me and my clients, this isn't new! I've been coaching on the phone for 15 years, and on Skype/Zoom since 2012. We find that it makes little difference to their coaching experience! Of course, being in the room feels more connected and personal. Online coaching still allows for deep exploration, being vulnerable and open, and getting to good outcomes. Plus, no travelling!

First steps towards coaching

- To get things started, book in for a time for an initial chat to see if coaching is right for you.

- then we'll schedule in dates for our sessions. Ideally online, or face to face if you are near to Dorking, Surrey

Training, qualifications & experience


Working with people 1:1 has been my life since 2001. I started this work in schools, mentoring students who were struggling with education and life, and spent 6 years doing this rewarding work.

I then undertook my first coaching qualification in 2007 and started working with adults. I've accrued thousands of hours of coaching people in all sorts of different contexts: leaders at work; personal coaching to support people's wellbeing in life; career coaching at early or mid - career, including career change and redundancy.

What unifies all my coaching is the belief that the coachee has the answers, and appreciates the time, space and useful questions to help them come to awareness and good decisions.

My qualifications include:

International Coach Federation PCC accreditation                                                            - representing 750 hours of coaching

Institute of Leadership and Management: Level 7 certificate in executive coaching - postgraduate qualification with both practical and academic aspects.

Professionalism and confidentiality

It is important to choose a coach who works within an ethical framework, so that you know you will be safe and protected. As a member of the International Coach Federation, I subscribe to a code of ethics that means:

- All of our coaching conversations are confidential (within normal legal and safeguarding rules)

- I only used recognised approaches to coaching, and don't veer into mentoring, training or offering advice

- Part of my professional practice is to receive regular supervision, to manage my coaching practice, and to ensure I do my best for all coaching clients


Member organisations


UK International Coach Federation

The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.

Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.

Members of ICF are accountable to a professional code of ethics.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Education Sector

I am passionate about coaching school leaders. Having worked within the education sector myself, I am able to understand, from first hand experience, the challenges that they face. Previous clients that I have worked within this area have come to me because they found their role to be challenging and quite isolated. They found that by working with a coach, it gave them the time and space to overcome their challenges and reach their goals.

For more information about help in this area please contact me here.


Coaching works best in a package arrangement, when both coach and coachee know that they have time and opportunity to work on their topics. Of course, single coaching sessions can have a great impact, to overcome a single challenge. By contrast, a coaching package is more likely to lead to sustainable change.

The coaching package I offer incorporates:

  • An initial contracting session, and some fact finding to establish coaching topics
  • 6 x 1 hour coaching sessions, ideally by Zoom unless we are very local (I am in Surrey)
  • Mid point and end of session review conversation

Individual coaching sessions are 60 minutes, with follow up email support.

Fees are:

  • Full coaching package is £1,995 for individuals or non-commercial organisations
  • Full coaching package is £2,750 for commercial sector organisations
  • Individual sessions are £195 - £295 for 60 minutes plus follow up support

It will be my focus to help you develop long term, sustainable change, and to grow personally or professionally.

I include a free introduction call.

Further information

Client feedback

Some recent client feedback has been:

Charlie was excellent, always actively listening and able to focus the direction of the coaching and being able to pinpoint objectives that I hadn’t thought of. He asks challenging questions that really make you think deeply, and this is where the most learning happened for me. He’s wonderful. Christopher Wilde, St. Andrews university

Charlie's gentle, but probing and insightful coaching style really enabled me to analyse what I wanted in a clear and productive manner. Charlie never provided answers but asked the questions that enabled me to find them within myself. He helped me to see both my strengths, and the areas where I needed to push myself to be able to achieve my goals. Charlie's style also enabled me to use questioning more, to help my team arrive at their own conclusions and make more autonomous decisions. Overall, it was a very positive and rewarding experience-highly recommended. Siobhain Allum, Principal, YK Pao School

I cannot recommend Charlie enough. We have been in touch, in various communication forms for over ten years. Every interaction I have with him leaves me in a calm, contemplative mood. In interactions, he offers energy to counter lethargy, calmness to counter confused mania and grease to a stuck situation. His confident nature has been a great model, and makes him a great coach for whatever is thrown at him. I cannot recommend his services enough. Lee Wilkins, EY


Orchard Cottage
Westhumble Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages French, Spanish


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


Coaching is generally offered during the week, during office hours. But exceptions are always possible!


Charlie Warshawski - Career and Executive Coach (ICF, ILM)

Charlie Warshawski - Career and Executive Coach (ICF, ILM)