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Men's Life, Career & Business Coach. EMCC Accredited

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…

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:


Please look below in the 'Further Information' section where you will find 'Recent Testimonials from Ciaran, Lindsay, Nick, Emily, Karen, 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)

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 £60.00
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:

Ciaran (July 2021): 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.

Lindsay (October 2021): 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.

Nick (September 2021): 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.

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.

Henriikka (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. 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 (February 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.

Chelmsford, Essex, CM2

40 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Online platforms