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I have been fascinated by the human mind and personal growth since my teenage years. It “just” took me 20 years of working in law and financial services to figure out that this could be a career for me!
A serious health crisis shook me up and gave me the clarity that I wanted to break out of the golden cage of corporate life.
I established what I really want from life: to have deep meaningful conversations with people like you to help them better understand how they work and create amazing new outcomes for their lives.
I am also the author of the career self-coaching book "Falling in love with your job - How to create more excitement and fulfilment in your career" (see: www.LoveYourJobBook.com)
WHO I WORK WITH
I work with clients who are willing to challenge their current ways of thinking and behaving so that they can create better outcomes for their lives, whether that’s in their career, business or personal lives.
Most of my clients are in established careers but at the point where they feel either dissatisfied, unfulfilled or burned out. I guide them trough a process that helps them find out what they really want, what is missing in their lives and how to get it.
Other clients come to me to improve their confidence, emotional wellbeing or their relationships with others.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
My clients usually bring specific goals they want to achieve, and that’s great. Yet, there is a much more profound benefit of coaching beyond reaching specific goals:
You will become equipped to manage yourself and your life challenges more effectively. This will happen through a better understanding of how you function as a unique human being, and through more clarity about the things you want in life.
Your goals may change, but this personal transformation will stay.
Ultimately, this process is about:
- Fulfilment in life
- Emotional Wellbeing
- Healthy relationships
- Loving yourself and others
- Having fun in life!
HOW I WORK
Over a series of sessions, we will explore your current goals and challenges, and how your current mindset and behaviours may have to change to empower you to live the life you truly want. I call this process “Masterful Living®".
My action-orientated coaching process combines tools, processes and models from world-renowned coaching experts with my own experience of overcoming years of struggle. I am also trained in small business coaching for those of you who are thinking of setting up your own business.
This journey is for people who are ready to accept accountability for their own lives and change their current reality. In the course of the process, your perception of yourself and the world around you may change dramatically and open you up to new options and resources.
I coach clients in any country and timezone either face-to-face in London or via Skype video calls.
Click below for more detail about my services:
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Personal Transformation Coaching with Animas Centre for Coaching (ICF accredited)
- Accredited as a coach by theInternational Coach Federation (ICF) at the advanced PCC level (only held by 1% of UK coaches).
- Certified as a NLP Practitioner by The Association for NLP (ANLP).
- Certified as Enneagram Level 2 Practitioner by Integrative 9.
- Certificate in Group Coaching (ICF accredited)
- Certificate in Health & Wellness Coaching (ICF accredited)
- Certificate in Relationship & Couple Coaching (ICF accredited)
- Trained Demartini Method Facilitator
My 20 years of working in law and financial services means that I am well familiar with business realities, including the challenges and opportunities of working in private practice and corporations. I am also trained in small business coaching for those of you who are thinking of setting up your own business.
I am German born and have been living in the UK since 1995. Before I became a life coach, I worked as a lawyer for city firm Ashurst and then as the manager of a commercial contracts team for retail bank Santander. A serious two year long health crisis made me re-evaluate my life and decide to pursue my passion for personal growth professionally.
I am the author of the book: "Falling in love with your job - How to create excitement and fulfilment in your career" which you can order here.
You can read more about my personal journey to job satisfaction here.
The Association for NLP
The Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP) is a UK Association for NLP Professionals.
UK International Coach Federation
The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.
Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.
Members of ICF are accountable to a professional code of ethics.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- executive coaching
- career transition
- leadership coaching
- redundancy coaching
- life planning
- life purpose
- personal development
- work/life balance
- meaning& direction
- business start up
- time management
I have different options for any budget, from self coaching with my Amazon book, to workshops and private coaching packages.
1-2-1 coaching sessions start at £90 per hour
Let's start by jumping on a FREE call to establish what you want to achieve through coaching and whether we could be a good fit for each other. If we are not, I will do my best to refer you to another coach or resource. You can book your free call here:
...or email me with any questions you may have.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Early morning, evening and weekend appointments available.
“After a Law career spanning ten years in the City, I was yearning for a change. Coaching with Hans helped me solve a number of puzzles surrounding my medium to long term career aspirations and life goals. I was able to recognise my core values and develop the strength to pursue my dreams with confidence. I have now made the transition from private practise to in- house and about to make an exciting relocation from London to Berlin. I also made various other changes to my lifestyle during this process, the sum of which has been life changing. I strongly recommend Hans as a life and career coach.”
– Sundip Biswas, Corporate and Commercial Lawyer
“After deciding to step away from my current job/career, I needed to take time out to gain a deeper understanding on what makes me tick and what meant the most to me. I didn’t want to spend any more time being unfulfilled by my job. That’s where Hans came in. Over the course of 3 months he was instrumental in helping me uncover my core values (career and life), build goals, vision the life I truly wanted for my family and develop a detailed plan to achieve that. I unequivocally recommend Hans’ to anyone looking for clarity and purpose in both their life and career.”
– A. Brown, Professional Services
“I decided to meet with Hans as I had been within the same industry for over 14 years and had lost my passion and drive. At the very first meeting, he opened up my eyes to where my true passion lay and over the course of the next few sessions, we then developed this further and explored various different avenues, career wise, that related to my passion for investing and personal finance. It is through Hans’s direction and support that I then had the confidence to embark on a new and exciting career within wealth management. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hans for those looking for careers’ advice and wishing to consider what could be a life changing decision.”
– Gary Youssef, Director
"Hans Schumann is an exceptional coach. In just 2 hours, he helped me find answers to guide me through a challenging period I was experiencing at the time. Having reached an unhappy plateau in my business, I am now ready to reboot my business venture. I have found the session invaluable – thank you.”
Peter L. - Business Owner
“From personal development right through to crisis management, working with Hans is true enlightenment. With Hans’s friendly, dynamic and always forward facing approach, I have been able to unlock potential and explore issues in ways I never though possible before. Thank YOU Hans for all your support and dedication. HIGHLY recommended!”
Paul McNicoll, Dean – School of Design & Technology, London College of Fashion
"Over a 12 week coaching intervention, Hans has helped me uncover and articulate my personal purpose and values, and develop an action plan to bring those to life. While our discussions have led to clear results, we’ve also taken time to explore a range of topics, and the process has been very interesting and revealing. He has supported, motivated and challenged me, and it’s been a pleasure working with him."
Nicholas Creswell, Vice President, Performance & Talent Management at Thomson Reuters
“Working with Hans, I have achieved things I could not have done alone. He has helped me to re-assess my values, re-balance my priorities, and clarify my goals, with immediate practical positive results. Hans works with great insight, warmth and humour. I recommend him whole-heartedly.”
Elizabeth Mattson, Eduction & International Development Consultant
“Hans – I would like to thank you for working with me and my team at Santander at our annual conference. I have received amazing feedback on your session and everyone has said how thought provoking it was. We appreciated the time you spent before the conference talking through what we were aiming to achieve and adapting the pre-conference questionnaire following our feedback. Your session really appealed to people’s hearts and minds, your personal journey touched everyone. Once again, many thanks. I would whole heartedly recommend you to individuals or other companies. I wish you luck, however, based on your performance I don’t think you’re going to need it!”
Carol Graham, Head of Business Quality, Santander UK plc
"Hans has helped me focus on those parts of my career and workstreams that directly affect the future I would like to envisage. Instead of trying to balance work/ home life with multiple ideas that sit rather nebulously in the back of my mind, he has worked with me to review my values, streamlining my workload to those areas that will truly achieve my goals. I now have an idea of what I would like to achieve and Hans has given me a step by step blueprint to help achieve those goals. It starts with a book and I've started writing it!"
Anand Patel - General Practitioner
“Working with Hans really helped me to gain some valuable perspective both in my personal life and in my work. Indeed he helped me to realize how strongly these two things were interlinked. Hans helped me to regain a more positive approach in all of my projects and activities and challenged me to tackle difficulties with different strategies. This support has been invaluable in helping me develop a new outlook that is healthier and happier than where I was before.”
– Ramon Casado, Co-Owner / Design Director at Bulthaup Johannesburg
“I came to coaching to better understand myself and find what it is that I look for in my work. Hans was a natural choice for me, he has an international mindset, an inspiring career, but most importantly an honest and caring desire to help. Following my 14 sessions with Hans I am confident with my skills, clear on my ambitions, and focused on staying fulfilled in my professional life. Hans helped me stay accountable for my life and my choices, I highly recommend him to anyone ready to make changes in their life.”
– Ian Labat, Account Manager, Amazon Web Services