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

Available for new clients

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 Guy, Stephen, Darren, Christian, Paul, James, Emily, Joanna, Karen, Michael, Owen, Lindsay, Ciaran, Nick, Thomas, Henrikka, Marion & Shiv 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, 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:


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)

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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From £100.00 to £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:

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.

Emily Mayers

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!

Joanna Stewart

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!

Karen 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!

Henrikka Konki

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 businesswise but also other parts of my life. Thank you Dan!

Marion Vazelle

I  had 6 sessions last year with Dan, 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 question 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.

Shiv Chadha

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

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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