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Executive Career Management, Change Coach (in Life & Spirit)

About me

Have you reached a point in your life and/or career where you are feeling exhausted, anxious and often quite unhappy?

Do you need some help to clarify your thoughts; to discover where your strengths lie, how to use them to your best ability with a clear sense of direction and purpose? 

Hello, I'm James and I am an Executive, Career Management and Change Coach (Life and Spiritual) with nearly 20 years of coaching experience, underpinned with in depth business knowledge and skills which have been accumulated at senior levels over 30 years.  

I am offering career and personal development coaching as well as coaching for leaders (and those aspiring to be so) that also encompasses our spiritual wellbeing, including self-esteem, confidence, relationships, trust and motivation.

How can I help you?

I work with a wide variety of people in all walks of life across a broad range of issues and concerns. I listen with the gentle ear of the heart, speaking with the sound of silence and seeing with the eye of my intuitive perception (Spirit), facilitating you to better understand yourself, your values, your capabilities, your aims and objectives; to clear away the fog of any uncertainty, fear or doubt,  including that malaise, imposter syndrome, by navigating you safely to your destination.

As a coach with Dyslexia, I empathise and recognise that everyone's dyslexia, and those others with a hidden disability, is unique to themselves, being aware of the many hidden problems that may arise for you.  

My gift is that I bring to the table a lateral insight for problem solving and creative solutions for all who would like to receive my coaching so that you can begin to lead and live a full life fruitfully and successfully.

The next step

I offer an initial free of charge coaching conversation where we can talk about what's going on with you or your organisation's life. Then, we take it from there, to get you moving in the direction that's right for you.

Should you like more details about my coaching, or would like to enquire about personal coaching, team development or business facilitation, please email me or give me a call on 03330 064219 (standard rate) and let's arrange a video call.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Charles Bentley Associates - Personal & Professional Development Coaching Foundation 16/03/2003.  (Unitive™ Approach Coaching programme and now Unitive® Coaching.)
  • PRISM Brain Mapping®  Certified Practitioners' Programme 06/06/2007
  • Extraordinary Minister of Eucharist in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Southwark and Lancaster.

Take a listen to this exclusive interview, here, I had with BBC Radio Cumbria in January 2021, where the producer had found me on the Life Coach Directory. 

Member organisations


Association for Coaching (AC)

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The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Personal development

I often coach people who are encountering a change in their private or professional lives. They may be facing anxious or turbulent times and need a helping hand to regain balance.

Working with me will provide these core benefits:

  • Taking time-out to download, allowing you to Review, Reflect & Reconcile in the Now, that will also help boost your energy. 
  • I will provide objectivity that will enable you to 'up your game', empowering you to reveal your true self, charisma and confidence. 
  • As your Coach, I will be like a "Navigator", you the Captain of your boat and helping you set a course so you arrive safely at your destination.

My aim is to help you to unlock your potential and find calm amidst chaos... bring a better balance into your whole life in work, rest and play, not just work/life balance.

Sessions can either be in person or online face-to-face.

Career coaching

This incorporates executive coaching and career management. It may be you want to focus on and build the career and job you currently have or perhaps you are looking for a new direction. Here are some of the issues I can help with.

  • Imposters syndrome
  • Leadership development
  • Handling and coping with change (job loss, promotion or need to
  • Working from home (isolation may be sapping or impairing your focus)
  • Better performance
  • Managing colleague communications & relationships (upwards,
    downwards, sideways)
  • Upcoming retirement (not ready to retire and wanting help in
    exploring options and direction)

Executive coaching & Business Coaching

I also work with organisations who recognise a need to develop their employees and improve performance for all their stakeholders. This may include:

  • Interviewing for the right role that best fits the right person
  • Managing teams
  • Improving relationships
  • Managing change
  • Meeting expectations in performance in a changing and different world
  • Culture & Environment - enhancing or inhibiting performance.

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From £79.50 to £145.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

1. I offer an initial free of charge coaching conversation providing an opportunity to learn more about how we can work together in improving the  journey in the Career in your Life.   We can have a conversation about what’s going on and let’s begin to find the path and move in the direction that’s right for you.

2.  Your investment is dependent upon the extent of coaching required and is bespoke to the needs and requirements of the Client starting at £145 per hour and reducing to £79.50 per hour dependent on hours and number of sessions being requested.   

PRISM Career Match, PRISM Professional & PRISM Job Benchmarking Coaching session fees are discussed during the 1 hour free conversation. 

3. I like and want discerning people, who have ambitions to lead  and live a [meaning- and purpose- ] full life successfully,  who want and recognise quality in the coaching they will receive from me.

Call me on 03330 064219 (standard rate) or send an e-mail and let’s arrange a video call. 

When I work

Monday to Thursday subject to availability

Free 1 hour conversations from 10:00am to 13:15 and 14:30 and 15:30

Coaching sessions: 10:00am on; last Coaching session starting at 16:30.  

Further information

I offer my Unitive trained coaching embedded in my Tri-unitive style to help solve your problems through using my 'Door Openers', reflective questions in an insightful way to “Open the Listening Channels” for discerning observation, effective communication and developing relationships of enduring value or healing them. I combine this with PRISM Brain Mapping®, a neuroscience-based assessment instrument that enables me to provide a holistic, uniquely hybrid approach that my clients have found so illuminatingly empowering. 

More about PRISM Brain Mapping®

The Why we are, How we are, Who we are

As a PRISM Brain Mapping® Practitioner, I offer the very best in a neuroscience-based assessment instrument that deliberately steps back and looks at the bigger picture.

The Career Match application is so helpful in identifying that sense of direction in what career might be suitable, building the CV and for confirming competencies and great preparation for interviews.

The PRISM Brain Mapping® Professional is enlightening for Leaders, bringing insight to their leadership and in developing and improving personal and business relationships.

The PRISM Brain Mapping® assessment report helps to reveal the 'Real You' in your Life and what is happening when we are adapting, or even over-adapting, ourselves to the environment, culture and change we find ourselves encountering.

The PRISM Brain Mapping® proven methodology is innovative in approach and is powerful in its coaching application for individuals and teams.


Julian Hartley's review on 3 Jun, 2020

The tools and questions which James uses to help you better understand yourself and your values, goals and capabilities, are insightful and powerful. It is impossible to finish one of his coaching sessions without discovering or teasing out some new insight into oneself, and each such insight is gradually pieced together into a jigsaw of who one is which is not just accurate and practical but also strikingly humane.

Velma Lee's review on 31 May, 2020

After I left several jobs in quick succession I was finding it difficult to settle on which direction to take my career. I had previously worked in schools and completed a Masters in special educational needs and psychology. I did not know whether to go down the route of social work, mental health support or psychology.

James Leeper advised me to use PRISM to help me understand my behaviour and work preferences. The questionnaire was easy to complete, but the follow up was excellent.

I found discussions with James Leeper and the use of PRISM tremendously useful when I was feeling anxious about what jobs to apply for and the direction to take my career.

I also liked the vocabulary that PRISM provided, it helped me put words to my actions and the ways I preferred working. It helped me get a better understanding of what I was looking for from an employer as well as what I was looking for in a job.

Nick Hartley's review on 29 May, 2020

I found James through a referral from another client. James used PRISM, a neuroscience-based tool, as a focus for the initial discussions. The PRISM process, the results, and what James was able to help me discern from them were very useful for setting the context of our ongoing discussions. We met for 6 sessions of 2 hours, during which we explored my aspirations and worked on my goals. There was also some valuable feedback on my CV. I left each session feeling energised and inspired, with a new perspective on my career and some clear ideas on how to progress. By the end I felt I had made considerable progress in understanding where my strengths lie, what to look for in my next role, and how to pitch myself for the opportunities I find.

Helen Hartley's review on 29 May, 2020

James helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses better using a neuroscience-based tool and assisted me through a career-switch. In nudging me to take my cognitive preferences into account, James highlighted and advised where I could be bolder in playing to my strengths. I have benefited and expect to continue benefiting from long-lasting changes in my mindset following James' assistance. On a personal level, he is a person of great integrity and generosity who makes the experience as comfortable as possible, even though it is always challenging to identify and confront one's capabilities and natural preferences, given that we often spend much of our lives trying to conform to societal- and self-imposed ideals.

Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10

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