Darren David

Darren David



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About me

Having worked in education for over 20 years, both as an educator and behind the scenes, I am passionate about helping others reach their full potential and lead lives that are happy and meaningful.

With this one life, we owe it to ourselves to make the most of it. Often I see people who want to live a life they love, but are held back by fear and a lack of self-confidence.

I became a coach so that I can help others overcome what's holding them back and give them the chance to work out how they can make the changes they want.

Why coaching with me?

Making a significant change in your life can be exciting, but sometimes also daunting. You might know what you want to do, but are lacking the confidence or direction to make it happen. Or you might feel a change is needed, but are struggling to know where to start.

Coaching with me gives you the chance to fully explore the changes you want to make. I'll also help you work out what needs to happen for you to successfully make those changes.

I'll invite you to see different options and perspectives, and we'll build a better awareness of your strengths.

We'll also look at what's holding you back. Together we'll challenge any doubts and use your new awareness to get past them, so that you can move towards your goals with more confidence.

How I can help

Each of us has the ability to discover what we need. I'll ask you series of questions, offer some thoughts on what I'm hearing from you and sometimes challenge your way of thinking - all designed to encourage you to reflect and work out what you need to do to achieve your goals.

Some of the areas in which I work with my clients include:

  • Career changes, progression and work-related issues
  • Life changes
  • Relationships at home or at work
  • Wanting to feel happier in life
  • Finding a sense of purpose and fulfilment
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Overcoming fears and anxiety
  • Getting past procrastination
  • Negative self-image
  • Being single and dating
  • Coming out and living LGBT+
  • Moving abroad
  • Living in the UK for the first time

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma Transformational Coaching
  • Certificate Counselling
  • Certificate Mentoring
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Education (Adult Education)


For many people, coaching is a new experience and they are not sure what to expect. I want to give you the opportunity to experience coaching with me before fully committing to it.

We start with a short consultation on the phone. You can tell me about what your goal is and the issues you're facing at the moment.

We then move to your first coaching session. This is a one-off, low-cost session for an hour. If you decide at the end of your initial coaching session you don't wish to continue, that is absolutely fine. Coaching may not be for everyone, but it's always worth trying it out.

Coaching works best when there is a commitment to a series of sessions. So if you decide to continue with coaching, I offer blocks of five coaching sessions paid in advance.

  • Your first, initial coaching session £20
  • Block of five coaching sessions £250

Further information

Coaching with me can be:

  • on Skype or similar
  • on the phone
  • at my home in Brightlingsea, near Colchester
  • at your place of work (travel costs apply)
Brightlingsea, CO7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified