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Iain MacDonald

About us

Hello and thanks for looking at my profile. 

If you are interested in creating a better future for yourself or your organisation, I would love to help you on that journey.  With over 30 years experience and some high-profile clients in my past, my coaching will be laser-focused on you defining and achieving your goals for the future.

What will coaching do for you?
Coaching is about transition – helping you to change your life, your business, your career or your relationships to achieve the life you want to be living.  Working closely together, we’ll explore what you really want and what is stopping that happening. Then we’ll find a way through the barriers that lets you you achieve the changes you need to have a happier, more fulfilled life.

What sort of topics do I cover?
I’m experienced working in all of these areas and (quite often) coaching in one area will naturally overflow to help you in others too:

  • Executive coaching
  • Business coaching
  • Team coaching
  • Performance
  • Motivation
  • Personal development
  • Self-esteem
  • Work-life balance
  • Career coaching

Working with Business Owners and Leaders
If you are a business owner coaching will impact several key areas. It will give the opportunity to:

  • Improve your personal performance
  • Review (and maybe reset) your key goals
  • Re-organise and re-prioritise your time
  • Improve performance of key team members
  • Create a culture in which your teams can flourish

An online business owner's feedback:
"Working with Iain has really helped me understand what is most important in my business, and how I can improve its performance. We established a high degree of mutual trust, so when our conversations became more challenging, I knew the questioning was coming from a good place. Iain helped me question my priorities and led the way to some valuable cost savings and efficiency improvements. Working together has helped me become a better business leader. I would recommend finding a good coach to any business owner or director so you have a true ‘thinking partner’ for all the conversations you can’t have with your juniors or peers."

Career Coaching
People come for career coaching for different reasons. One of these may be relevant to you:

  • You want to move up the career ladder in your chosen field
  • You have the desire to change career but don’t know where to start
  • You are happy with your role but want to improve your performance

Whatever motivates you to come for career coaching the outcome will be increased job satisfaction, career progression and greater rewards.

Working together, all of this will happen in a much quicker time frame than if you were to try alone.

A marketing executive's feedback:
"I reached out to Iain because I felt really lost. My career and my personal life were in limbo and I couldn’t work out how to move forward.

During our coaching sessions, we worked together to understand my personal strengths as well as my fears and why they were holding me back. I figured out what motivates me, what my values are and how to make the right choices for me. Iain encouraged me to visualise my goals though an analytical process, and then we put in place a framework to help me realise those goals.

I truly valued the opportunity to stop, think and talk through my plans. Iain provided a safe and confidential space and was both an objective partner and a supportive challenger. I would recommend to anyone looking for some guidance and clarification."

Working with Teams
Team Coaching helps team leaders and team members become more effective as a unit.  It refines their sense of purpose, enhances their working relationships, increases their commitment, and lifts their delivery.  Would you like the following for your team?

  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Reduce staff turnover
  • Higher productivity and efficiency
  • An engaged, motivated and loyal workforce

All of the above lead to better business performance and greater success.

Digital Marketing Agency Owner's feedback
"Iain brings several decades of experience in building businesses to bear on every project he undertakes. He works best closely aligned with business owners to provide challenge and support, so they can really be sure about what they are trying to achieve. And then he helps them find ways to achieve or overachieve their goals. I would recommend him to any business whose owner would like to re-energise their company’s performance "

The next step
Let’s have a preliminary chat about what you'd like to be different in your life, and see if we should be taking the conversation further.  If so, I offer a no-fee, no commitment intro coaching session so you can try the process before deciding whether to continue.

Contact me today, and start living your potential.

Training, qualifications & experience

EMCC accredited coach at Senior Practitioner level.

Team Coaching Individual Accreditation (ITCA) at Foundation level, from Global Team Coaching Institute (GTCI) 2020

Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) Practitioner Diploma 2016

NLP Practitioner Certification - International Teaching Seminars (ITS) 2001

Team Coaching Individual Accreditation (ITCA) at Practitioner level, from Global Team Coaching Institute (GTCI) 2020-21 (Study ongoing)

Member organisations *


European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)

EMCC UK is part of the Europe-wide European Mentoring & Coaching Council.

Together their aim is to promote good practice and the expectation of good practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe.

EMCC is an independent, impartial and non-profit making organisation.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of coaching we deal with

Team Coaching
Team coaching helps team leaders and team members become more effective as a unit.  It refines their sense of purpose, enhances their working relationships, increases their commitment, and lifts their delivery.

Typically, team coaching is a two-phase programme.  First we identify the current state of the team, the areas where optimisation is possible, and then we work together to effect the changes that can transform performance.


From £72.00 to £99.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Please contact me to discuss your specific requirements and we'll put a plan and a cost in place between us.  Cost varies based on session length, and number of sessions booked.  If you need an estimate now, the following will help you.

Discovery conversation:
FREE 30 min phone/Zoom conversation to discus your needs.

One-off session fee:  
£180 (inc VAT) for a single 60 mins online coaching session plus 2 follow-up emails.

6-session programme fee:
£72 per session for 6 x 45 min online sessions = £432 inc VAT.
Other configurations are possible - please contact me to discuss.

Book your discovery conversation today, and lets find out what may be possible by working together.

When we work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Available Mon-Fri daytimes, plus some evenings/weekends by arrangement.

Further information

Please contact me to discuss any areas of special interest, any concerns (especially if you are new to coaching), and to ask any questions you would like me to answer.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Life Coach to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

For face-to-face coaching, I am very happy to agree a venue with appropriate access.

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