About me

My intention is to help you flourish, achieving sustainable forward movement towards a change in your mindset and / or achieving your goal(s). Working together, you can move from your current state to your desired state.

Life coaching is about your life. Your life is unique and your coaching experience is unique and tailored to you. You decide if we focus on personal development, your career, business, confidence, motivation or work-life balance.

My decision to become a Life Coach, was the culmination of my personal journey. I moved beyond challenges in my childhood, changed my negative mindset, dared to dream, set myself challenges and goals and achieved them. I experienced transformation. I have worked for international corporations, started businesses and a charity, and extensively travelled the world. I know change is possible. I know transformation is possible.

I have found a vocation I really love, I want to help you move forwards in a direction you choose. Working together, I help unlock your potential, facilitating you to build on your strengths and start to flourish.

If you want more details about who I am and my coaching practice, have a look at my website:


Please look below in the 'Further Information' section where you will find 'Recent Testimonials from Emily, Karen, Marion, Henriikka & Thomas' who have had a life-changing experience working with me.

My coaching experience and where I have helped people is centred around:

  • Personal development. I can help you with confidence, self-esteem, motivation and leadership.
  • Transformation with thinking and behaviour, resulting in a positive, authentic and happy life.
  • Career or business decisions and growth.

Contact me for an initial conversation, where we will talk about what coaching is, how we create a safe, secure and confidential place for you to talk about your goals and the coaching program that will achieve results for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology.
  • MSc Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology.
  • MBPsS: Member of the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology.
  • EMCC: Accredited Coach & member of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council.

My coaching and mentoring experience started in the 1990's. However, I have continually invested in my education, ensuring I have the latest and most effective skills and knowledge. My desire to be the best coach I can will ensure you can change too.

What change do you want?

Member organisations


European Mentoring and Coaching Council

EMCC UK is part of the Europe-wide European Mentoring & Coaching Council.

Together their aim is to promote good practice and the expectation of good practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe.

EMCC is an independent, impartial and non-profit making organisation.


Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

An introductory conversation is FREE. We can discuss:

  • What coaching is, and how it can be life-changing.
  • How we can create a safe, secure and confidential coaching space for you.
  • Tailoring a coaching program that ensures change for you.
  • Decide how many sessions will be needed for your sustainable change.
    • After your free introductory conversation, you can decide whether I am the right coach for you, and whether to move forward with a course of sessions.

Fees available upon request and discussed at your free Introductory session.

See my 'Recent Testimonials' below...


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Contact me to arrange a convenient time for an initial phone conversation or on-line meeting.  I am available daytime and some evenings.

Further information

Recent Testimonials:

Emily (June 2021): Dan is an incredible Life & Business Coach - Each session, Dan succeeds in creating my ultimate thinking and learning space, coaching with Dan is often the best business related thinking I do in a week.
I value Dan's friendly, open, non-judgemental, and curious approach. He keeps me accountable and moving forward towards my goals.
He is flexible and supportive, and I have the sense that I have a partner who is walking with me on the journey. I can't recommend working with Dan enough!

Karen (May 2021): Dan immediately puts you at ease, making it easier for you to really ‘dig deep’ and explore your values and fundamental beliefs. This process resulted in me evaluating where I was in life compared to those values. Things needed to change, after going through the process it was so clear. I have never been surer of anything in my life. I highly recommend Dan’s life coaching services.

K James Cambridge

Henriikka Konki (February 2021): Coaching at its best! Dan helped me to set realistic outcomes for my business, and the fact that the goals were based on my values really inspired me to stay accountable. Moving forward Dan also helped me to establish and keep up work-life balance, which was one of the most important take-aways to this day.

Dan has a strong presence that really allowed me to relax while in the sessions. I got something out of each session with Dan - whether it was a new way to look at things, a new idea, awareness of my own behaviour or thinking patterns, or a tool to stay focused on the things that matter. As a whole, the coaching was a full experience that us two planned together from the beginning. By doing this, we discussed the topics that were meaningful for me, which made this experience very effective and life-changing.

Overall, coaching sessions with Dan have greatly helped me move forward in life, not only business-wise but also other parts of my life. Thank you Dan!

Thomas Ost (6.2.21):

I was on a long term travel and thought about dramatic changes for my life, when I found Dan. Due to the worldwide Corona situation I was stuck and all my plans were jeopardised. It was the perfect time to have some coaching sessions (even though I didn’t know that). At the beginning I thought doing only a couple of sessions, but at the end I did 13!
All of them were great and helped me a lot to explore myself, my wishes and how to achieve them. It made me learn so much about my behaviours and how to gain progress in my life.
Dan is a super nice, friendly and emphatic person. He has a wide range of experiences which makes him a very good coach!
I recommend to everybody to take some sessions with Dan and to focus on you as a person and your personal behaviour.
The sessions are about you, it is your time and so it will be highly valuable for yourself!
There is nothing to lose, but lots to gain.

Get in contact with Dan, take a first session and you will see it yourself!

Marion Vazelle (3.2.21) I had 6 sessions last year with Dan Skeates.

Today my outcomes are plenty as:
-Find my « own happiness » No matter what the context is (we began during the beginning of pandemic).
-Act and Communicate with people without loosing my personality.
-Visualise positive events & meditating.
-Learn from failures and questioning myself to improve in a daily way.
-Be blessed at the end of each day.

The path of learning from ourself has always been part of my life, and I noticed that he helps me a lot. I definitely recommend him.


40 Bloomsbury Way

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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Dan Skeates

Dan Skeates