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Chris Cooper - Life and Career Coach

Manchester M9 & London SE26
07968 851002 07968 851002
Manchester M9 & London SE26

About me

I’m a life coach and career coach, working online with clients worldwide to help them feel happier and achieve their life and career goals.

Are you at point in your life where it feels important to make a change?

Perhaps you’re looking to make a career change, to develop your confidence and skills to improve your performance at work, or even to set up your own business. Maybe it’s restoring work-life balance and improving your mental health.

Here are just some of the ways I can help you:

  • Identifying your life purpose – what you really want to do with your life and career and how to make it happen.
  • Exploring values and wider life goals to find the right career.
  • Working out what you want to do next in your career and putting in place a career transition strategy
  • Creating ideas for a new business and putting in place a comprehensive strategy to build it from the ground up.
  • Beating imposter syndrome, procrastination, lack of motivation, burn out and other work-related stress.
  • Managing conflict and your emotions to be more effective and resilient at work.
  • Rewiring unhealthy behaviour patterns that negatively impact on your wellbeing.
  • Improving confidence and personal skills to enhance career development e.g. interview coaching, presentation skills, time management, leadership.
  • Moving forward positively from redundancy, building your confidence back up and creating a strategy for your next role.

Arrange a free 30 minute discovery call with me and let’s explore how I can help you. You can instantly book a slot in my diary for us to talk. This is the first step to making the change you’re looking for.

Want to know more?

Find out more about career coaching services here.

Find out more about life coaching services here.

Why Choose Me?

This directory is full of very talented coaches who do great work with their clients. The most important considerations in choosing a coach are to find someone who specialises in the area you want help with, and to find someone you have good rapport with.

Many of my clients come to me having experienced counselling or therapy. They have had enough of looking backwards and talking about the past. They now want to be able to move forwards.

My coaching approach is very practical and forward-focused, centred on supporting you to take action.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my formal training as a Personal Performance Coach and NLP Practitioner with The Coaching Academy, which is the world’s leading coach training provider. In addition, I’m a member of ANLP (the Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming).

I went through multiple major career changes on my way to becoming a coach and setting up my own business.

Among my previous roles, I’ve worked as an operations director for a fast growing small business and in skilled professional roles in the corporate world. This means I understand what it’s like working in a variety of business environments.

My own personal journey navigating the jobs market, developing new skills and overcoming many challenges inspired me to become a coach, so I can help other people do the same.

Member organisations


The Association for NLP

The Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP) is a UK Association for NLP Professionals.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

I have worked with a wide range of people, from their early 20s to their 60s, to achieve many different types of goals, most often related to their career.

The people I work are of any gender or sexual orientation. However, as a gay man, a significant number of my clients are people from LGBT+ communities.

I’m passionate about creating a fair society for everyone and speak and write about diversity and inclusion - related to all groups. I find it really rewarding to help people overcome barriers to achieve the success they deserve.

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I offer a range of coaching packages to provide the right solution for each client, based upon what they want to achieve.

The initial step is to arrange a free 30 minute discovery call.

First of all, we will explore where things are for you right now, followed by what you are looking to achieve. After this, if it feels like we are a good fit to work together, I will talk you through what it would look like working together. I will also answer any questions you may have about working with me as your coach. You can then decide what you want to do next.

Get in touch. What have you got to lose?

To access my calendar and book a free, 30-minute telephone consultation, please click here

Further information

I offer one-to-one coaching sessions by phone or video call.

Online coaching also makes it easy to fit sessions in around your other life commitments and also means you can be coached wherever is most convenient for you – at home, your office or while you’re away.

Coaching online also means I work with people from across the UK and around the world. This means location is no barrier in finding the right coach for you.

Face to face: depending on your requirements, I may also be able to offer face to face coaching in the workplace for clients in Manchester and surrounding areas.


Here are a few examples of testimonials I have received from clients:

'I would highly recommend Chris as a life coach for anyone in any circumstance. He made me feel very relaxed, positive about myself, he enabled me to open up and also have a normal conversation about things and is an all-round professional with all subject matters. Chris looked into my working patterns in detail, reviewed some of the strengths and weaknesses I had in the workplace and how to overcome the weaker areas as well as help strengthen my stronger attributes. I felt from the coaching that I was able to find out more about myself and all the skills I’ve got in the workplace along with remembering all the important things I have in life outside of work. All of the sessions were very positive, and I felt like I could talk to Chris about anything. Having had the opportunity to work with Chris has been an extremely positive, empowering and motivating experience.' Simon Pearson - Property Professional

'We don't all follow the career path we think we will, and it's easy to fall in the trap of 'plodding on' in your work life. And that's where I was before I worked with Chris. Chris and I worked together over six weeks, in that time I was looking to establish where I was and where I wanted to be. It was great to actually talk to someone as an adult and discuss my direction, concerns and capabilities. Chris is a great guy, very professional and makes you feel really comfortable, yet challenges you to dig deeper and own your decisions. He offers solid guidance and support to help you achieve a better understanding of what you want to do next. It gave me more insight into what was right for me.' Tricia Fleming-Lynch, Marketing Manager

‘The coaching sessions I had with Chris were extremely useful. We worked on identifying my long term goals and then individual goals along the way that would lead me to a place of personal stability. I now feel a lot more confident in myself and my abilities. My approach to career progression has changed where I now identify the goal first and then think about what steps I need to make to get there.’ Phil Adams, HR and Systems Manager

‘Chris is a natural life coach; his ability to ease a client into the coaching mind frame is second to none. I now feel a sense of clarity, more organised, a sense of exhilaration and freedom to fulfil my potential. I am a transformed man.

‘I leave Chris feeling motivated, proactive, more accountable and self-aware. If I had one word to describe the man, it would be “inspirational”.’ Arnold Chiy, Trauma Risk Manager

‘I first engaged Chris’s professional life coach services in 2016. I had experienced life coaching before but found Chris’s approach to be the most effective. He tailors his tools and methods to the individual rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. His guidance and encouragement had a hugely positive impact on shaping my professional way forward. Chris can help you get there!’ Caroline Thompson, Workforce Management Consultant

'Chris shows great energy and his obvious enthusiasm makes you feel encouraged and excited. He's compassionate, friendly, supportive and welcoming. Your needs are at the forefront of his mind. Chris can make you feel at ease very quickly. He has a great way of helping you find out the answers yourself from within and challenging you to exciting new goals. I would really recommend him as a coach.' Gareth Brewerton, Solicitor

'I cannot rate Chris highly enough for the help that he has given me in many areas of my life. I went to see Chris for help with my anxiety problems. I was expecting to gain some useful techniques to help me during stressful situations. What I didn’t expect was the total transformation that occurred in me after just six sessions. Chris was able to identify my trigger points, and work on these using NLP. I have tried many therapies and have seen numerous practitioners in the past, but I can honestly say that none have come close to the experience and results that I have obtained while working with Chris.' Jon Bates, HR Professional


Greater Manchester


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

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Wheelchair user access


My working days are Monday to Friday, with some availability also on Saturdays. I work online with clients from around the world, so my working hours vary. Contact me for more information.


Chris Cooper - Life and Career Coach

Chris Cooper - Life and Career Coach