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WISE Coaching

About me

Who am I?

Hello, I'm David Wise.

Career & Motivation Coach, Founder/CEO of WISE Coaching.

I am a Master Coach/Practitioner of NLP, Timeline Therapy(TM) and Hypnosis.

I've also gained accreditation in DISC profiling and GC-Index profiling. 

What’s important to me?

I’ve always enjoyed helping people and see it as one of my key strengths. Whether coaching, knowledge-sharing, team-leading, training, workshop facilitating or just providing another point of contact, to help people move forwards.

Wisdom - With a passion for learning, I love to share what I’ve learnt and find the most appropriate blend of techniques and relevant information to give best value for my clients.

Teamwork - I love the synergy of working with others (either one to one or leading groups in workshops). Finding different ways to be curious and explore and enjoy the challenges that I will help you work through, while focusing on delivering the right outcome for each session.

Fun - When we're working together, I want us to have FUN! People make much better progress when they're enjoying themselves.

My Services

I believe that we all have a right to love the work we do and do the work we love!

Having worked in corporates for 25+ years, I've seen so many people (including myself about 7-8 years back) turning up for work but leaving their spirit behind at home. Given we spend about a third of of lives at work, there must be more to our working lives than that!

I love helping people who are currently just "turning up" to work and may be experiencing stress or lack of motivation, to re-connect with that they love doing at work and find their work mojo again, whether in their current employment or elsewhere, perhaps even working for themselves!

1:1 Coaching
I help busy mid-life professionals with work-life balance, manage their stress levels, improve their personal and working relationships and support career direction, whether internally or through redundancy and outplacement.

Do you feel stressed at work and your work-life balance is suffering? Are you taking this stress home?
- I can help you create a more useful strategy to de-stress and avoid distress!

Do you find certain people wind you up? Or maybe you're not getting the right response from others - perhaps you're being misunderstood?
- I can help you identify and address the conflict situations and find a way of better working with them.

Does work feel stale at the moment? Feeling bored, unmotivated, and wondering whether you're in the right job any more? Is it time for a change? Or perhaps the R-word (redundancy) is looming.
- Let me help you re-connect with your passion, the activities you love doing, and realign your work to your values so that you can enjoy the career, you choose.

Do you have an important meeting, exam, interview, test coming up? Feeling anxious,nervous and starting to doubt whether you're ready and how you'll handle the situation?
- We will work on techniques to help you be and feel Ready, walking into it with Confidence and an expectation of Success.


My approach to Workshops is as a Facilitator, not as a Keynote Speaker ie. my intention is to engage attendees through their active participation and their insights, rather than listening to me talk from slides!

I've facilitated workshops to introduce Coaching and NLP, Career Direction, Belief-change, Overcoming Anxiety - for groups of 10-70 people, either on-line or in-person. I'm happy to tailor workshops to suit your needs.
- Do you have a community that would benefit from a Group Coaching session? Let's chat!

New Business start-ups
I'm also supporting individuals and groups who have retrained or want to use their existing expertise and start their own business. Our sessions focus on drawing out your strengths, passion, vision, and who you love to help, to shape your first business plan and the strategies to help your business grow with maximum Impact. 

If you're thinking of starting your own business around your passions, then call me and let's discuss how I can help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

To support my Coaching with individuals and teams, I'm accredited in DISC profiling (2020) and more recently in GC-Index (2021) - these are powerful tools to help you and your teams be effective and focus on your strengths to have maximum Impact.    

In 2017, I qualified as Master Coach/Practitioner of NLP, Timeline Therapy(TM) and Hypnosis, having trained with the awesome David Shephard and team at The Performance Partnership.

Since December 2012 I have been a Protege Coach with The Coaching Academy, and have been accredited in Personal Performance Coaching (May 2016), as well as having refreshed my NLP Practitioner training in Dec 2014.

I'm also licensed by The Coaching Academy to run workshops in "The 7 steps of Coaching", after completing the Coaching Workshop Programme in Feb 2013.

In 2011, I completed an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP Coaching with 'Motivation Training', and I hold GQHP registration with the General Hypnotherapy Register.

From my previous days in the Corporate world, I held Project Management (PRINCE2 and APMP) and Continuous Improvement (LEAN 1C) qualifications, which I'm happy to utilize with my Business clients, supporting their business planning and culture change.

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Member organisations


The Association for NLP (ANLP)

The Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP) is a UK Association for NLP Professionals.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

My background

In my former career over the last 20 years, I have worked in various project-management, LEAN process-improvement and team leadership roles.

What I have found in my transition from project-management into Coaching is that although the terminology may be different, there is a lot of overlap in the two disciplines: having an outcome focus, managing obstacles/risks, having clear signs/milestones to recognise and celebrate progress, etc. From being the leader/facilitator who shaped and led the project, to now helping people and small businesses shape their own “project” action plans through effective coaching – that’s why I’m loving it so much!

All work, no play…

Outside of work, I am happily married with two young adult lads and a chocolate labrador called Fudge. As well as playing golf, love skiing and I recently qualified as a skipper for yachts upto 24m long.


Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a free Discovery Session so that we can explore your current challenge, what you'd love to create and whether we would be a good fit to work together. 

In exceptional circumstances, I might offer a package of 1-3 coaching sessions, but this is not my normal approach. Feel free to ask, but be prepared for a premium investment.

I usually offer 3-,  6- and 12-month Coaching programmes for individuals and business owner/leaders, as well as full-day Personal Breakthrough intensive sessions.

If after the initial programme, you'd like to sustain your progress through a monthly subscription, this option is also available.

My fees are tailored to your circumstances and the journey in Coaching that you will make.

You can elect to invest the full amount up-front as sign of your commitment to the Coaching relationship, or alternatively invest approx 60% up-front and spread the remaining investment monthly over the term of the programme, for which there will be payment plan fee.

Let's have that initial conversation about your circumstances and the value that a powerful Coaching relationship will have for you, and then we'll talk about the investment you'll want to make in your future.

When I work

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Sessions between 830am and 7pm GMT Monday to Friday,

and 9am-12pm on Saturdays.

Please feel free to enquire about sessions outside these times.

Further information

A few Client testimonials:

Overwhelm and Motivation

A few years ago I was depressed. With the help of my family I turned the corner, but whilst the depression was gone, life still wasn’t all roses. I was feeling overwhelmed with what needed doing, life felt like a chore. I was constantly tired and snappy with my family. I realised I needed something more than just a supportive family and that is when I turned to David. He helped me see why what I had been trying wasn’t working. He helped me work out what I actually needed, and it wasn’t what I thought I needed! I now have a much clearer sense of what makes me happy, I also have so much more confidence that, while still on the journey I have the right tools , the right approach and every confidence I can see it through. Thank you David!

(Clair, Swindon)

"David has taken me on quite a journey, from an initial place of uncertainty, a little apprehension and nervousness. Admittedly at my first session I felt uncertain and skeptical because I knew I was asking a lot.

However what impressed me with David was how he made me feel at ease, asking me open questions which took me down a path where I was able to express myself and explain the problems I was having.

David worked with me on techniques to help me build my confidence, and I now use the techniques eg. "hoops", "trophy cabinet" and anchoring, when I need an instant confidence boost. I am delighted how well these have all worked for me.

Thank you very much David, for all that you have done so far with me. I feel I am growing and developing as a result of your coaching."
(Matt, Bristol)

Stress and Procrastination

"Prior to coaching, I had reached a very low point in my life and made a decision that I was not going to give up, but realised that I needed some help to regain my confidence and bounce back.

My main sticking points were a severe procrastination habit, lack of self-confidence, a tendency to panic and feel over-whelmed under pressure, and forgetting how to have simple, childish fun!

As a result of David's coaching, I now have much more confidence in my day-to-day work life. I am able to interact with my peers and senior colleagues much more positively and with more self-assurance. Although my procrastination is not completely gone (that will take more practice!) I now recognise when I am doing it and why, and I can choose behaviours to overcome it as appropriate. I am much better able to deal with stressful situations or situations where I felt under pressure and out of control without becoming so panic-stricken.

I now have good tools for building a much more positive relationship with my daughter - she still pushes my buttons but I have a better ability to choose my response and I understand it is my choice to react positively.

David's 90-day programme gave me the opportunity to develop ideas and review progress on a regular basis rather than trying to cram it in to one session. There was the flexibility to focus on what mattered at the time of each session and to change focus if something else came up.

For me, a single coaching session coaching would be ok to get through a one-off event or as a reminder/refresher, but the 8-session programme gave me the chance to develop and pursue different aspects, as well as serve as a ‘conscience’ from one session to the next to make sure I applied what we had discussed, review the outcomes and understand what worked best for me.

As a result I am much more confident in my work and have greatly increased self-belief. My efforts were noticed both at work and at home and I have got a real boost from the positive comments I’ve had. I couldn’t have done that on my own!"

(Tracey, N.Somerset)

3 Renscombe Road Bungalows, Worth Matravers, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3LL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults