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Highly Experienced Executive, Business and Life Coach/Mentor

About me

Hi, I am David and would love to get to know you and support you over the coming weeks.  My background includes counselling, NLP and coaching including designing and running training programmes.  I have charitable work in Uganda and South Sudan and all the money I earn coaching (after tax!!) will go to supporting African folk.  Do chat to me about this work.  Give me a free call and introduce yourself. 

Besides my Life Coaching assignments,  I am also an experienced International Executive Coach/Mentor. I have provided executive and business performance coaching in the UK, Europe, Middle East, India and the Pacific region. I have over 10,000 hours of 1:1 coaching/mentoring experience.  

  • Life coaching (e.g. career change, relationship support, goal setting, problem-solving).
  • Executive coaching/mentoring (e.g. leadership and management challenges, change management, mergers, and integration issues).
  • Business coaching/mentoring (e.g. business development, team development, change).
  • Entrepreneurship activity (e.g. business start-up, ideas exploration).

My guarantee to you

Using my years of knowledge and experience, I will be committed to helping you get the answers to the questions you have and the challenges you face. Our first session will develop your confidence and move you forward in your coaching quest.

Taking the next steps

I offer all new clients a FREE, no-obligation introductory coaching session. This will allow us to scope out any future coaching/mentoring programme. Please call me or text me today on 07966 491673 or click here to send me an email.

I look forward to hearing from you. 

I reply to every email, so if you don't hear from me within 7 days, please email again or send me a text message!

Training, qualifications & experience

I started my counselling and coaching career in 1980!  This included the following training:

  • Professional Diploma in Counselling (2 year course) (Plymouth)
  • Certificate in Careers Education and Guidance (Somerset County Council)
  • Certificate in Coaching (Results Life Coaching)
  • Mastery in Coaching 7 month programme (Newfield Network)
  • Master Practitioner, NLP (ITS)
  • Certified Trainer NLP (Stenhouse)
  • Accredited Diploma in Coaching Supervision (Coaching Supervision Academy)
  • BA (Open University)
  • Cert Education (Loughborough Physical Education)
  • FCIPD (Chartered Fellow, Chartered Institute Personnel and Development)
  • FRGS (Fellow Royal Geographical Society)
  • FMAC (Founding member of the Association of Coaching)
  • Accredited Master Coach, European Coaching Institute
  • Strengthscope practitioner; Myers Briggs qualified etc.

With over 10,000 hours of 1:1 coaching and mentoring, I have the ability and experience to make a significant difference for you.

"David is a magician! Call and experience for yourself. " Client India 2007

'You have made such a difference to my business and to the way I manage the business in such a short space of time...' MD UK August 2020

Member organisations


Association for Coaching (AC)

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Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • management development
  • 'C' level coaching (CEO; CFO; CTO; COO)
  • facilitation work
  • arbitration and negotiation

Case Study

My client has taken on the Managing Director role within his family-owned business. He has no experience with Director level thinking and action.

His request was to develop him as the Managing Director. He has a number of key stakeholders and this has focussed on 3 levels of activity:

  • Strategic (Board level)
  • Tactical (Heads of Functions eg Finance; Sales and marketing etc)
  • Operational (Departmental teams e.g. Production; Administration etc.)
  • We have included a powerful SWOT analysis.

The business is successfully developing in spite of 'COVID 19 impact'.

Here is his feedback after 2 months:

I would just like to thank you for all of your help over the last 2 months that we have been working together.

You have made such a difference to my business and to the way I manage the business in such a short space of time and I am really looking forward to seeing me grow into my role as a Managing Director and for my business to become more structured, efficient and to grow with your guidance.

When we first spoke you said to me that it would not be long until I saw you as an asset to my company and as an investment and you were right. The way I think, analyse things, and reach decisions has already improved and also some of the internal processes within the company have been improved for the better. The changes that have been made would not have been made without your guidance.

It makes my life much easier knowing that you are there to help me and just being able to come to you with my ideas so we can discuss and analyse them is a massive help.

I believe we are still only at the start of this journey and I look forward to working with you for at least many months but hopefully for many years to come.

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From £70.00 to £125.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a FREE, no-obligation introductory coaching session. This will scope out any future coaching programme.

A life coach/mentoring programme - Five face to face sessions (5 x 90 minutes) together with telephone, video, and email support. Please let me know if you have any exceptional circumstances to be considered.

A specific executive coaching/mentoring programme involving organisational, leadership or managerial activity usually for 6 months.

My fees are discussed and agreed with you when we have designed the programme which will give you the greatest benefits. Please email me and start the conversation. You will be pleasantly surprised at the cost and investment required of your time, energy and finance.


I include a remote coaching and mentoring service. I have clients who use Zoom, WhatsApp video, FaceTime. Please call to discuss what would suit you best.

When I work

I am available daytime, some evenings and during the weekend.

Further information

As an educator, I use information with wisdom.

As a sportsman, I focus on fitness for purpose, performance, and results.

As an entrepreneur, I challenge growth, resilience, and success.

I am also the founder of Let Hope Arise Africa (www.lethopeariseafrica.org), a charity which is developing leadership potential, especially among girls and women in East Africa. Starting with Uganda, we work through Education, Mentoring, and Social Enterprise.

What to expect from our work together

Through careful listening and questioning, I will begin to understand the nature and scope of the challenge you want to work on. This first session will give you the confidence to consider possible actions and strategies to progress. We will identify the tools and techniques that will transform your approach and move you forward. I will act as a sounding board as we create possible scenarios of action. You will be able to share confidentially in this free meeting.

Your coaching/mentoring programme

We will agree on the frequency and number of sessions. These can be face to face or remote. We will discuss how to work together remotely during this COVID 19 virus period. We have Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp video, FaceTime, etc. I have clients who use these mediums with me. I am also meeting a few clients face to face under COVID prevention conditions.

I will outline the support package of WhatsApp, emails, check-in/progress calls, etc. This will include any resources which will accelerate you achieving your goals.

Camberley, Surrey, GU15

Type of session

In person

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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A wheelchair user can negotiate the front step to the office which is on the ground floor of my home office. Spacious parking is available on the drive.


In person

I became a qualified Coaching Supervisor in April 2008 (Coaching Supervision Academy Diploma).

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