Jamie Symons (ACC)
Whether it is at home or at work the demands of life can often have a way of limiting us. People can feel stuck - parameters have been built and habits learnt.
I work with people who want to break these limitations. People who have had enough of waiting for something to change and are willing to take action for themselves.
By having the courage to look at ourselves in a new way, and building new skills, I know that we all have the capacity to breakout of the constrictions that life can send our way.
I love seeing my clients return to that exciting place where they can trust in themselves and the skills that they are developing to not only cope with the demands of their lives, but be able to embrace them.
I help people see what they can’t always see for themselves, and take action.
I do this through coaching.
I offer coaching programmes designed specifically for you.
We are all unique – and so I get to know your world, your challenges and your ambitions before designing a coaching programme tailored to your specific needs. Undertaken with support, kindness and commitment these programmes fit into your life, and address your goals.
I support you in developing your own unique skills that can overcome the obstacles that are holding you back.
By addressing what really matters, this coaching can literally change lives.
"Jamie’s coaching has helped me achieve what I would never expect of myself through better understanding and recognition of myself. What I’ve learnt from Jamie has been invaluable and couldn’t thank him enough for the guidance and experience of the coaching programme." Ross - Software Consultant 2018
“I started my programme with, if I’m honest, some apprehension. This was soon lifted as I realised how easy Jamie was to discuss my issues with. He gave me realistic targets and skills to help me deal with whatever worries I had that day/week/month. I’m so happy with my progress and even though I finished the programme, I’m happy to say I’m still using these skills today. Jamie is professional, understanding and willing to help guide in whatever way he can, I can’t recommend Jamie enough.” Kim Teacher 2017
“Working with Jamie has been an eye opening experience. Through the exercises he gave me, I began to know myself better, in a way I wouldn't have on my own. He asked me to address questions I wouldn't have considered. I started to identify patterns and feelings, and I began to modify how I approached my professional and personal commitments and relationships in a more constructive way. Most importantly, I changed my view of myself and my control over events in life. He is a great listener, very observant, thoughtful, thorough, and funny. It is an experience I highly recommend." Cris Researcher 2016
Training, qualifications & experience
Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
Jamie worked as a professional actor for 15 years before becoming an integral development coach. He works now as a coach and a communications skills trainer and is accredited by the ICF ( International Coach Federation)
Jamie is the founder of Act One Development Coaching. Act One provides one on one coaching, corporate training workshops and supplies role play actors for training events. His work combines his skills in integral coaching with the techniques and experience he gained from his years on the stage. As an actor, Jamie knows that stepping out of the wings to take stage in a play takes courage.
“In my opinion, the only way to conquer stage fright is to get up on stage and play. Every time you play another show, it gets better and better.” - Taylor Swift
Jamie tries to help and support his clients to get onto that stage and trust themselves to play.
His coaching helps to support clients to see what they cant always see for themselves. He help his clients to work towards their goals, giving them the confidence to take action. Together they find a way to grow beyond the obstacle in a way that is profound and lasting.
Jamie is currently working with BT on their Challenging Leadership in Action scheme, as well as running individual coaching programmes.
Areas of coaching I deal with
I offer a free discussion by phone or coffee shop. This chat allows you to get a flavour of the coaching and allows us both to decide if it's a right fit for you.
Coaching programmes are individual and so vary, as do the length and fees. However, they are affordable with fees agreed according to individual circumstances and requirements.
As a guideline - a recommended starting programme of five sessions over a 3 month period is £400.
Currently I am running an extra free session if we decide a 6 month course is more appropriate to your requirements, so please enquire.
Each session lasts between an hour and a hour and a half.
Between the sessions you will be given practices to take up which are designed to help develop new awareness around your coaching topic.
Our sessions will be held at a mutually convenient location for the client and coach. When it is not possible to meet face to face coaching may take place over the phone, or via the internet.
If you are interested in stepping into a new act of your life, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
I have a consulting room in Hadleigh and in Woodbridge, Suffolk.
I am also happy to come out to your home or place of work.
I cover all of Suffolk as well as doing work in Colchester, Cambridge and London.
Type of session
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Monday to Friday, 9am - 7.00pm however, I have limited spaces for weekends.