Hello I’m David.
I am an accredited and experienced Life Coach and Business Coach working with a range of people in the public and private sector.
There are a lot of reasons people consider coming into coaching -
* It may be that you are at a career crossroads and not sure where to go next
* You may lack confidence
* You are struggling with balancing work and home life
I can help you work through these issues to gain clarity and understanding, and support you with managing the changes you want to make.
Coaching seeks to enable you to make desirable and beneficial changes in both your professional and personal life. You will get the support you need to develop and grow.
I take a holistic approach to coaching combining practical proven coaching tools with psychological theory. My clients find my training in counselling and psychological therapies fully enhances my coaching practice and helps them sustain real change.
I work with people both face to face and using virtual platforms like Zoom, Teams and Skype. Each session will be followed up by reflections and actions you take away to work on. The number of sessions is totally flexible and will be in line with what you want to achieve.
I am happy to talk through your needs with a free no obligation face to face session, Zoom/Skype call or phone call. Do get in touch if you have any questions or would like to set this up. You can message me here.
I am a trained Coaching Supervisor and have worked with many individuals and groups over many years. I set up the Buckinghamshire Coaches network two years ago where experienced Coaches provide peer supervision to each other. Please click here to see my supervision profile.
Free articles and coaching resources
I write a lot of articles and offer free Coaching Tools on a variety of topics related to areas like career direction, confidence and personality traits. This will give you a feel for the approaches I use and would encourage you to take a look http://www.crowe-associates.co.uk/coaching-tools/
Training, qualifications & experience
Training, qualifications and experience
- Full member of the Association for Coaching
- Accredited Coach with the Association for Coaching
- Post Graduate Coaching and Mentoring Diploma
- Accredited Insights Practitioner using the Insights personality traits framework
- Foundation trained Counsellor
- Part trained in integrated psychotherapy training at Metanoia Institute
- Foundation training accreditation with the Institute of Group Analysis
- Familiar with different frameworks such as Neuro Linguistic programming (NLP), Transactional Analysis, and mindfulness practice
- Diploma in Training and HR with Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
- Regular supervision of work through qualified supervisor
- Founder member of the Bucks Coaching supervision network
I started off my life working in the private sector in various management roles at Sainsbury's, British Telecom, and Allied Dunbar before moving across to the world of training and development. Here I worked as a Consultant with large and small organisations, helping them areas like business planning, change management, developing their workforce and leadership development and coaching. I also worked in the NHS and the not for profit sector for a number of years. I have been a freelance Coach and Facilitator for over 20 years, and am passionate about what I do. It is more a vocation than a job, and I love what I do. I work with people 1-1 and train new Coaches, setting up a number of in house Coaching schemes to train people in organisations to become in house Coaches.
Association for Coaching
The Association for Coaching is one of the leading professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations.
The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Team Coaching: I have done Team coaching with several teams over the years, including face to face work and using virtual platforms. For more background on Team coaching approaches, take a look at this link: http://www.crowe-associates.co.uk/teams-and-groups/approaches-to-team-coaching/
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
I am happy to talk through your needs with a free no obligation face to face session, Zoom/Skype call or phone call for 45-60 minutes initially.
One off sessions are £75 a session ( approx. 60 minutes) for private individuals and will discuss approaches and rates for business customers.
There is some cost flexibility depending on whether the sessions are funded by an employer or privately funded, so do discuss with me; programmes are tailored to suit individual and business needs as every person is different.
Please call or email me for more information.
Weekdays up till 7pm; occasional weekends
Feedback from clients
"I started working with David at a time in my life when I was deeply unhappy. I didn’t know if this was work related but I knew that I wasn’t performing at my best, and wasn’t feeling fully engaged with all that working life has to offer. I felt shut off, uninspired and exhausted.When I first met David I trusted him right away. His thoughtful, flexible and honest approach was perfectly suited to me. After only a few sessions he had me really opening up and was fantastic at gently probing to see what I needed to do to feel more like myself again. He gave me confidence to speak to those around me – at work and at home – and tell them what I needed to do. After working with David for a few months my foundation was built back up again, and David and I then transitioned more to working on on a much more positive footing. We started talking about my ambitions, identifying my strengths and thinking about what kind of career I wanted" (private client)
“I have gained clarity over my role and future career” (Self Employed HR Consultant)
“David was excellent at keeping me on track and encouraging me to put effort into this; there have been tangible business benefits” (Managing Director of Car dealership)
"I've known David for a number of years now, having met David at a previous employer. I enjoy David's coaching style, whilst encouraging my growth and giving me the skills to make life changes, David has also shown compassion and empathy, which has been very helpful during some particularly challenging times. David is currently coaching me through a major life change, having decided to leave a secure, well paid role in the City to try my hand at self employment. David has been helpful at steering me through the moments of real challenge during this change. And above all else, David is just a really nice bloke to chat to - and that in itself is a really great thing. Highly recommended". (private client)
“I have been particularly impressed at how well David’s questioning technique drew out the ‘real’ issues very early on. This is also testament to his excellent rapport building skills, which made me feel comfortable enough to share difficult work situations with him. David is also very empathic which makes you feel reassured and safe irrelevant of what you are sharing” (Manager in Training organisation)
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