Colin Symington-Bailey. Synthesising Confidence & Clarity from Stress &Overwhelm

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About me

There are essentially two reasons that you’re not living the life that you want to be living.

The first is clarity. Do you know exactly what it is that you desire?

Most people have a very clear picture of what they don’t want… We don’t want to be unhealthy, unhappy, unfulfilled, for example… But what do you want? And how clear is that image in your mind? What does healthy, happy or fulfilled (for example) look like to you?

When you are able to paint a clear picture of your goal, you are already one step closer towards realising it.

Consider the analogy of a satellite-navigation system – the more detailed the co-ordinates that you enter, the closer that you will find yourself to your “destination”. Take London’s “Big Ben” for example… If you were to type “London” into your hypothetical sat-nav, it would take some effort to find Big Ben, especially if you had never previously visited London, which – incidentally – comprises an area of 1 572km². Type in “Westminster”, and you would have a much greater chance of success.

If, however, you were to type in the actual postcode of Big Ben (which is SW1A 0AA) you would find it extremely difficult not to emerge into the shadows of one of London’s most iconic landmarks…

The second reason that you’re not living the life that you want to be living, is a lack of confidence. You may call it fear, but  when you carry the shield of confidence, fear simply need not be an issue…

There is what psychologists call a “confidence-competence loop” – the more competence you develop, the more confident you become with regards to that particular field of expertise.

Take a moment to reflect back upon any skill that you have previously mastered... The better that you got – (the more competent) – the more confident you became.

Here, however, is where the problem arises – it’s the lack of initial confidence that prevents you from taking the first steps towards developing that competence. As my mentor, Bob Proctor would say, “It’s the start that stops most people.” Remember also what Lao Tzu said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage” – Dale Carnegie.

And don’t fear stress…

At the risk of over-simplification, stress exists for the purpose of keeping you alive – it is essentially your “Hazard Awareness System”. When we anticipate a perceived threat or danger, we physiologically generate a short, sharp burst of energy to facilitate an initial advantage in the action of either “fight” or “flight”… That short, sharp burst of energy and acuity may literally be the difference between life and death…

Perhaps this concept has been lost in evolution…

The (modern?) predicament arises when that short, sharp burst becomes residual – when that tension in the muscles – and other drastic physiological and mental changes – become prolonged… When stress – intended to be temporary in nature – becomes chronic… No longer life-saving, this residual accumulation of stress becomes life-threatening.

To be free from stress would effectively be tantamount to walking headlong into oncoming motorway traffic. Remember, stress keeps you alive. The key is to effectively manage stress so that it does not become chronic…

“Procrastination is the death of opportunity.” Today is the first day of the rest of your life… How much longer are you prepared to dwell in the shadows?

Something needs to change! If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got. You need a different perspective, or, as Einstein says, “a different level of thinking.”

You are different. Unique. Special. So why choose to live your life on other people’s terms? You know that you are destined for something greater.

What would it mean to you, to be living life on your terms?

How would  it feel to wake each morning – reinvigorated with a passion, a purpose, and a keen sense of anticipation for the day ahead?

How does it feel to know that today you are going to be making a difference, and that you are living the life that you were always destined to live?

How does it feel to radiate energy, confidence and vitality?

“Change is inevitable – personal growth is a choice.” (Bob Proctor.) Do you settle, or do you choose growth? You have a decision to make, and, as Tony Robbins says, “it is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” You can choose to reinforce your excuses, or you can make a decision, and start NOW, to take action towards the life of your dreams…

Make a decision. Shape your destiny. Cut through your excuses and design your new life.

Or don’t – the choice is yours…

  • “When I contacted Colin I was having serious problems in my life, my work was causing me a great deal of stress and I felt helpless in being able to tackle the situation. The transformation has been dramatic , I am a far more confident and decisive person , I am more aware of my surroundings and how I can control my emotions in difficult situations. I have a new enthusiasm for life and credit must go to Colin for helping that transformation to happen.“
  • “I now feel more focused. My confidence has ascended since I started the coaching, thanks to Colin, and I feel happy and in control with my new found confidence. I now believe in myself. I feel strong enough to accomplish my goal I had only dreamt about.”

Schedule your complimentary breakthrough session, and together, let’s unleash your true  potential – armed with the sword of clarity and the shield of confidence…

It’s time to take back control! Alternatively, please come along to one of my regular seminars or workshops for actionable, practical advice, hints and tips…

I look forward to hearing from you soon…

Have a GREAT day!


Training, qualifications & experience

What follows is a brief overview of my "credentials..." Allow me to be brutally honest, the solution to your problem lies not in my credentials, nor in my testimonials - they are listed below, purely for your peace of mind. I honestly believe that the only way in which you can truly determine whether my coaching is right for you - at this time, is for you to personally experience the transformation for yourself.

It is essential that you trust - and feel empowered to work with - your coach, and therefore crucial that you have the ideal coach for your unique requirements. Coaching is definitely not "One Size Fits All". Schedule a complimentary breakthrough experience at ...

I generally tend to avoid labels, but...

I am the best-selling author of "What DO You Think?" and founder of CS-BCoaching and The Art of Balanced Living. I am a professional Mentor, Motivational Speaker, CPD Accredited MasterCoach, and certified Eating Psychology Coach, having qualified with merit through The Coaching Academy - the world's largest coach training organisation of its type.

Furthermore, as a certified consultant within the world-renowned Proctor Gallagher Institute, I am privileged to be personally mentored by Bob Proctor  - widely considered to be one of the greatest teachers in the world on the topic of human potential, success, and growth.

I was shortlisted in two categories for The International Coaching Awards, 2017 - "Life Coach of the Year", and "International Life Coach of the Year" - and have been nominated for the "Outstanding Holistic Therapist" in the forthcoming 2018 Centre of Excellence Awards. I was also approached to contribute towards Winspiration Day, 2018 - one of only one-hundred thought-leaders selected across the world - sharing the global stage with Bob Proctor and Blaine Bartlett, among others...

I also facilitate "Thinking Into Results" - THE benchmark programme for radical personal transformation, underpinned by Bob Proctor's unparalleled knowledge and experience of personal development - accumulated over more than 57 years of research.

I have also studied "The Breakthrough System" and "Core 100" programmes through The (Tony) Robbins Madanes Training Centre, and have attended Tony Robbins' flagship live event, "Unleash The Power Within." In September, 2017, I also attended Brendon Burchard's "High Performance Academy" four-day live seminar in San Diego, California,  and have since certified as a High Performance Master.

I am a CPD Accredited Coach, a qualified NLP Practitioner, and a Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence Facilitator Practitioner. I am certified also in "The Science of Happiness" through Berkeley, University of California, and "Buddhism Through Its Scriptures" through Harvard, as well as in Stress Management. I am also a certified Mental Health First Aider.

I founded the Pinner Personal Development, and Bob Proctor Seminars Meetup groups, and now also head the Watford and Middlesex Coaching Community Meetup. I subscribe also to the CPD accredited Personal Success Academy.

I studied Hotel Management at The Durban Institute of Technology - with distinction - and have amassed in excess of 25 years' managerial and training experience within the Hospitality and Retail sectors - culminating in the role of Master Trainer at Lillywhites, Piccadilly Circus. To put it simply, I understand what "makes people tick" - personally and professionally.

With experience in major corporations such as McDonald's, Holiday Inn, Sun International (where I had the honour of meeting Nelson Mandela), Southern Sun, Whitbread, Tesco, ASDA WAL*MART, SportsDirect, Debenhams and Lillywhites (to name but a few,) I also possess extensive knowledge of the corporate arena.

Through a unique blend of Coaching, NLP, Mindfulness, and Neuroscience; coupled with extensive managerial and interpersonal experience - delivering exceptional (award-winning) customer service - Colin is a catalyst for positive, meaningful and lasting transformation.

A Brief Summary of Qualifications and Training:

  • Thinking Into Results Certified Consultant - The Proctor Gallagher Institute
  • Personal Performance Coaching Diploma - The Coaching Academy (Merit)
  • Certified MasterCoach
  • Certified High Performance Master - Brendon Burchard's High Performance Academy
  • NLP Practitioner Diploma - IANLPC Accredited
  • Diploma in The Psychology of Eating (Distinction)
  • Diploma in Couples and Family Therapy (Distinction)
  • Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence Facilitator Practitioner Diploma - IANLPC Accredited
  • CPD Accredited Coach
  • Certified Mental Health First Aider
  • Certificate in Stress Management
  • "The Breakthrough System" - Robbins-Madanes Training Centre
  • "Core 100" - Robbins-Madanes Training Centre
  • Neuroscience for Coaches - Amy Brann
  • "The Science of Happiness" - University of California, Berkeley"
  • Nominated for "Outstanding Holistic Therapist" - The Centre of Excellence Awards, 2018.
  • Shortlisted in two categories for The International Coaching Awards, 2017 - Life Coach of the Year, and International Life Coach of the Year

Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • Motivation
  • Confidence
  • Mentoring
  • Family and Relationships
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety and Stress Reduction
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Youth Coaching
  • Neuroscience
  • Law of Attraction
  • Cognitive Reprogramming
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • DiSC Personality Profiling
  • Psychology of Eating

Photos & videos

  • Winspiration Day, May 7th, 2018
  • The Art of Balanced Living
  • What Do You Think?
  • Thrive? Or Survive?
  • Thinking Into Results with Bob Proctor
  • Life Coach in London
  • Impossible...
  • What's Stopping You?
  • How are your New Year's Resolution(s) Working Out?
  • 2017
  • We will remember...
  • Why 90% of people aren't living the lives they REALLY want...
  • Deepak Chopra
  • JT Foxx
  • Thinking Into Results
  • Colin Symington-Bailey. Synthesising Confidence & Clarity from Stress &Overwhelm image 1
  • Proctor Gallagher Consultant
  • CPD Accreditation
  • The Proctor Gallagher Institute
  • The Coaching Academy
  • NLP Practitioner Diploma
  • Reflexology Diploma
  • International Alliance of Holistic Therapistics
  • IANLPC Silver Membership
  • Colin Symington-Bailey. Synthesising Confidence & Clarity from Stress &Overwhelm image 2
  • Cognitive Reprogramming with Jimmy Petruzzi


Coaching is not a "One Size Fits All" approach - I work differently with everybody, simply because everybody that I work with is different.

To arrange a complimentary breakthrough session, or for any other questions regarding my coaching programmes, including "Thinking Into Results," please schedule an appointment with me through

Further information

More details are available through which also includes links to my Facebook page (, LinkedIn profile (, and YouTube video channel (

"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear."

Have a GREAT day!


Pinner, HA5

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

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