Hi thanks for taking the time to consider my profile. I am a fully qualified personal life coach and have completed a certificate in Counselling.
The role of a coach can be very simple yet quite specific! Often in life we travel journey's on our own or within the company of others. When the windscreen within the car is misted up we are grateful to the one who demists the front, side and back windows.
During the process of coaching we will be looking to identify areas of life where the way forward seems unclear. Through listening, questioning and planning, the journey ahead can be reconfigured so that we may be able to gain a new vision for the way ahead. Different options may be considered that includes further education. We may look for a new job, improve relationships, finances and personal confidence.
You might want to look at my WordPress blogs on my website. They contain various insights into the coaching process and will help you to decide if I am the coach for you.
I have published my first book, Blog 51, which is available online and includes ten themes on various aspects of life that I have covered over six years.
ID I went to Graham because I was not sure where I was going with my life. I found talking things through with him helped me to put into place somethings which have helped me focus better. Graham is a great patient listener and asks the questions that will help you in a soft kind manner. Sometimes in life we just need to be asked the right question to find the right answer.
KG Graham is a good listener, without judging, reflecting back areas where I can learn to identify problems. I have learned not to be so inward looking but rather to look to others for help, using my own skills to help them where appropriate. I have learned to identify strengths and weaknesses in myself and others to move forward in a positive way.'
SM 'Graham has a quiet demeanor which has helped me to focus on my relationship issues and has enabled me to look forward to a different future to the one I had expected.'
I am based near the center of Urmston close to the rail, road and public transport networks. There is ample street parking and I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a wealth of experience in various aspects of community life. We all require a strength to recover from loss and identify areas of change and challenge. 'It is then important to form inspirational plans for a future that can be brighter, more fulfilling and purposeful!'
Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Certificate in Life Coaching skills and practice
Newcastle College in 2008. Diploma in NLP in 2008
National certificate in Supported Housing in 1998. Certificate in Counselling in 2002
Member of Association for Coaching 2009
On a personal note I have completed the London Marathon 05/08/17. Six Manchester Marathons 2013 - 2019. Many half marathons, Great north runs and Manchester 10k. In 2012 I fulfilled a life long ambition of cycling from M/C to Anglesey. In facing any life challenge it is important to endure and complete, so as to enhance our confidence and competence!
Association for Coaching
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Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
I have an understanding of many issues and challenges individuals face in the context of every day living such as:
Couples coaching, Job search and interview preparation, Bereavement. Housing concerns. Addictive behavior and consequences. Family pressures. Understanding life changes for Men, Slow coaching, Public speaking, Leadership development, and seek to offer a listening ear to enable individuals to 'Aspire2Achieve.'
£40.00 per session
Free initial online session
I offer reduced rates for the unemployed, students and those with other particular circumstances. Think of something very precious that you would like to have and are prepared to pay for? That's how it is with life coaching. "A wise investment, returned with interest!"
I am available during the day and early evenings and I work flexibly to suit personal requirements.
CPD courses that I have attended recently include:
'Ethics, Culture and Leadership - The coaching Challenge.' 2015. 'Words that change minds.' 'Coaching for Resilience.' 'Intro to Business & Behavior.' 'Cognitive Behavioral Coaching.' 'Coaching Supervision.' 'Developing active listening skills.' 'Creativity in coaching-using story to connect with clients.' 'Slow Coaching.'
'Personal reflection and Self Development.' 'Money and Possessions.' 'Power of a new Identity.' 2016. I have led a workshop on 'Tenacity & Resilience.' Book review on 'Healing of the Masculine Soul.' 2016. Courageous Conversations 2019. Publication of my book Blog 51 2019/2020. Active member of the Manchester Co-coaching group with the Association of Coaching