Dan Skeates

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Men's ADHD Life, Career & Business Coach. EMCC Accredited
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Chelmsford CM2 & London WC1A
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

  • Do you want a sustainable change in direction?
  • Would you like to feel more confident & motivated?

Are you stuck? Perhaps you’ve read the self-help books and listened to the podcasts without success? We all face challenges from time to time and in order to resolve them, we need to move forward and grow.

Men come to me because they want change. Working together, you get complete clarity regarding what change you want, why you’re stuck, and a strategy tailored to you to get where you want to be. I support you and hold you to account with your change and improved wellbeing. You have a clear sense of purpose and meaning, confidence in yourself and balance in life.

I’ve been on a personal journey of transformation and I now want to help you on your journey. You don’t need to be alone; I walk alongside you…

Please look below in the 'Further Information' section where you will find Recent Testimonials from Paul, David, John, Oli, Damian, Kent, Ben, David, Theo, Stephen, Robert, Stephen, Darren, Guy, Christian, Paul, James, Richard, Henry, Adrian, Ken, Michael, Owen, Lindsay, Ciaran, Nick, Thomas, Shiv, Konrad, George, Alfie & Brian who have had a life-changing experience working with me.

Contact me for your free introductory session. 

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, ADHD management, your career, relationships & connection, 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:


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

  • Personal development. I can help you with ADHD, confidence, self-esteem, motivation, relationships & connection 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.
  • MSc Applied 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)

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.

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£100.00 - £120.00
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...

When I work

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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:

Paul Robinson

I have been having sessions with Dan for 8 months and he has given me the tools, focus and mindset to be a better version of myself. I'm incredibly thankful for the expertise, knowledge and clarity he brings to our sessions, he gives me confidence and holds me to account. I wholeheartedly trust him I would highly recommend for anyone looking to improve. Dan is brilliant, easy to talk to and has significantly improved different aspects of my life and I look forward to continuing our sessions. Paul

David Rodríguez Martínez

Dan has been an absolute pleasure to work with. After a short period of time working together, I can already see improvements on the areas we set out to achieve. He has an open communication style and is great at creating a welcoming atmosphere during coaching sessions. I would highly recommend Dan to anyone considering coaching.

John Adamson

As a man of a certain age fair to say I approached the idea of getting professional help for my mental health with not a little unease and trepidation. However, the stiff upper lip was clearly failing, badly, so I reached out to Dan and I am glad that I did. I didn’t really know what to expect or even what outcome I was looking to achieve, but from the off Dan was able to cut through the noise and get me opening up. From there the sessions built and with a very down to earth, supporting approach Dan has steered me back to a version of myself that I recognise again. Wholeheartedly recommend.

Oli Bartlam

Dan has been a truly fantastic coach and exceeded expectations. He’s really helped develop me both professionally and personally and I’m very grateful to him for that.

Damian Górczyński

If I had to summarise in three words what Dan helped me with, it would be clarity, direction and accountability. It might sound simple but it really goes a mile.

I started working with Dan when I had no clear direction nor satisfaction in my day-to-day life. In two months, Dan helped me understand what makes me happy, what motivates me and how to live better from a personal and professional point of view. Now, Dan helps me with setting and staying accountable vs medium term goals that drive me to become more competent and happier in my personal life and professional career.

Thank you, Dan!!

Kent Fyrth

I can highly recommend Dan if you are looking for a coach to explore and work on any life or business issues that you are currently experiencing. I have worked on both and appreciated Dan's gentle support and guidance to identify and then face the challenges with a sense of direction and purpose that was previously inaccessible. I have gained more understanding of myself, what I want in life and how to take the steps towards achieving it. Thanks Dan.

Ben Holman

Dan has been incredibly helpful in helping me through some difficult and challenging periods in my life over the last year, in both my professional and personal life. Dans extremely approachable, knowledgeable and has provided insights and challenges on how I process certain things, be it within my professional career or personal life. I’d highly recommend Dan to anyone looking into coaching.

David Morris

I found working with Dan to be very helpful. Having someone independent to run ideas and problems past was great and very useful. Dan is easy to talk to and is a good listener. I highly recommend him to anyone else

Theo Brinch

I approached Dan for someone to speak to about my goals, and to hold me accountable each session. At the start I was feeling a bit lost and demotivated. After only 4 sessions we had worked out where I wanted to head in my personal life and career, and I had made a substantial career investment, for which I'm still reaping the rewards now.

Thanks Dan.

Stephen George

Dan was great at listening, empathising, ordering and helping focus thinking and action. A great process for me, very valuable and very much appreciated. If you’re hesitating calling… don’t …!

Robert Anderson

I approached Dan at a time when I was starting to feel overwhelmed, struggling to manage my family commitments and grow my business. Now I have clarity, a plan and I’m moving forward.

Uniquely the process Dan has designed allows our sessions to flow naturally as well as keeping us on track.

Highly recommend to other business owners.

Stephen Dunks

I reached out to Dan several months ago seeking change in my life as I had felt stuck for a number of years. Dan is an excellent listener, and, through our flexible and reflective sessions, I feel I have gained insights I never realised were there to be gained. Dan is somebody who genuinely cares and who creates a sense of being on a journey together. He has helped me achieve real movement in my life and I would recommend him to anybody who similarly feels stuck.


I've been working with Dan for almost 10 months. I have recently gone through a lot of changes in my life with the sale of my business and changes in my relationships. I am 1000 miles an hour 24/7 so having sessions with Dan where I could stop for an hour, reflect and discuss in a totally secure environment online or in person my thoughts, plans, ambitions and concerns has been extremely beneficial to me. He never judges you, or makes you feel uneasy and he gives you the space and capacity to really make you think about what you want from life from a personal and professional aspect. I highly recommend Dan.

Guy Turnbull

I really enjoyed working with Dan. He provides a comfortable environment where I felt I could explore my issues and Dan would keep me on track and help me to focus on solutions. I came to Dan with difficulties in my personal life which I have found new ways to manage.

Christian Moore

Dan is a great guy, who listens, and does genuinely want to help. I can't sing his praises enough. He creates a secure, welcoming environment for you to learn about yourself and where you're headed. He's been a monumental help. Not just with my career, helping me to secure a job on my first interview. But also, with where I'm headed in life, and what I find most important. I strongly recommend him if you're looking for a coach.

Paul Wilkinson

Dan has really helped me organise my work and personal life. Running my own business is challenging and sometimes overwhelming but having someone to make you accountable force yourself to think outside the box is massively beneficial to reach your goals. If you are stuck in a rut then Dan is the man!

James Siddal

I've been working with Dan for a year now, he's been very important with me working on my career and helping me find a new job which I truly enjoy and fits with my values. He has great methods to help me work on my mindset which has really helped me progress in my career and in life. I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to build a better future for themselves.

Richard Thomas

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!

Henry Bailey

In a word - fantastic. Dan is a kind, considerate and encouraging coach, who helped me through a time when I was particularly lost and directionless. Through support and encouragement, peppered with expertly timed questions to challenge me and my negative self-beliefs, I have made and reached goals (both work and personally) that I didn't think I would have been capable of before. Dan's approach during a session is perfect - allowing enough space to explore anything that comes up during a session, whilst keeping me on track and accountable for the goals I have set. If you are looking for a coach - look no further!


Dan has helped me for around six months and it has been pleasurable and successful. My specific need was that I felt stuck, overwhelmed by the changes I needed to make to the point I couldn't change. Dan helped me overcome that with confidence, with discussing pros and cons of options available to me and with what is important to me. He is a calming influence who did not preach but has helped me discover the path I must take. I can highly recommend him to anyone else looking for a life coach. Thanks Dan!

Ken James

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.

Michael G

Really thankful to Dan and his support in helping to pursue my chosen career. The conversations were always insightful and I often came away with key actions to follow up on. Would recommend him if you're looking for a coach.

Owen Butcher

Overall, my sessions with Dan have proven to be very helpful for my person and professional development. Dan strikes a very good balance between structuring the sessions to explore agreed topics while giving you the space to talk which allows things to surface. Bring your best self to the sessions with a bit of preparation and the right attitude and Dan will guide you to where you need to be.

Lindsay Adam

Dan just listens and gently guides you in the direction you need to go using your own words, thoughts and processes. Gave me focus particularly with business matters and the ability to make difficult decisions again. I have already recommended Dan to some colleagues and for anyone reading this I would highly recommend. All the best Lindsay

Ciaran Adam

I'm really grateful to have come across Dan's page on the Life Coaching directory as he helped me find movement and progression with my life and a personal project that I had been stuck on. Dan is down to earth, kind and creates a calm and positive space for coaching. I have recommended him to a number of friends.

Nick Poninski

I like that Dan keeps quiet and lets me get everything off my chest I need to, and then repeats back to me the key topics and phrases for us to delve deeper into. I also like that he challenges me to be better. Even when I think I'm doing enough, Dan makes me realise I'm not. Highly recommended if you're considering changing careers. He's helping me travel from Mediocrity to Paradise.

Thomas Ost

I was on 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 behaviours. 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!

Shiv Chadha

Highly recommend Dan, great coach with a heart full of gold!

Konrad Saja

I’ve been working with Dan for over 6 months, and my life has improved more than I could describe.

I looked for a life coach because I wanted to grow and progress, but lacked clarity on what it means, or how to get there.

Together, we explored motivations behind the goal, identified the specific areas of my life in which I feel dissatisfied with growth and progress, and implemented actions that enabled me to meet (or make strong progres towards) this goal across multiple vectors - be it relationships, professional life, finances and more. His coaching has been truly versatile.

Dan instilled confidence in me by making me realise that I already have most of the answers, but it is his way of asking the right questions that is the key to unlocking them.

He has also been there for me during both the happy times and the tough times, and his approach has never been anything short of warm, caring, and professional.

I feel extremely grateful to have Dan in my corner, and look forward with a big smile to continuing working with him. Thank you for everything!


I've really enjoyed my first few sessions with Dan. Running a business can be a rollercoaster and at times very overwhelming and lonely. Dan has helped me work towards finding balance and pushing me to explore what I really want and the steps I need to take to achieve it. Thanks Dan!


I am 3 sessions in with Dan and feel like I am already am finding more direction in my life. Dan makes me feel very comfortable to be open about things I am struggling with and we then come up with a resolution going forward. I haven’t been 100% perfect admittedly but the main thing is I am moving forward towards the life I want; Dan has made this 10x easier and I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you


Dan is extremely welcoming, and I felt very comfortable with him from the offset. Talking with Dan is effortless, and he's really helping me in more ways than I thought possible. He's a really great guy and I would thoroughly recommend him to a friend or anyone if they had the need for life guidance in any area. Thanks Dan

Chelmsford, Essex, CM2

40 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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