Here's what I do:
As a life coach, I'll help you design a more exciting and meaningful future.
Our work together will involve making sense of who you are, where you are, what you want and – most importantly – why you want it. I'll then keep you on the straight-and-narrow when it comes to implementing that vision.
Think of me as the helpful stranger you bump into when you're feeling a little lost. Not the one who’ll pickpocket you in a dark alley, but a cheerful soul with great orientation skills who also happens to know some great ice cream joints along the way.
Together, we'll explore any existential and practical questions in an open and non-judgemental way. I'll even help you give form to some of the dreams and goals you've been quite ready yet to share with anyone else.
Part of that process will require freeing yourself from others' expectations – family, peers, society, etc. It will also involve building confidence by following through on your commitments instead of procrastinating.
Here's how I do it:
I have a pragmatic approach to coaching – one that doesn't involve distance healing, ear candling, or a magic wand.
Instead, I use those strategies and tools that are likely to be most effective in your particular situation. These are all based on leading research in coaching, positive psychology, time management, leadership development, and a tad of common sense.
An atmosphere of openness, warmth and total non-judgment is what you can expect from me. What I ask from you in return is a curious and playful commitment to your growth process.
You’ll find out that humour and lightness are essential in my work as a coach. Indeed, my own research shows that the odd dad joke often works better than most self-help clichés.
And although I don’t have that magic wand, as your accountability coach I’m more than happy to crack the whip occasionally.
Training, qualifications & experience
For the past seven years, I've coached professionals in law, PR, politics and the creative industries, as well as artists, small business owners and students.
As an online coach, I often work with people who live in fascinating corners of the world – and many others like myself who are based in less-than-thrilling places. Having lived all over Europe and Asia for the past twenty years, I understand first-hand that expat life isn’t always the glamour and glitz it’s often made out to be.
As a gay man, I naturally also work with many LGBTQi* clients. That technically classifies me as a gay life coach, although gender or sexual preference is never an issue for me when I choose to work with someone.
I'm an ICF member. I did my formal training with The Coaching Academy in the UK and with the International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA) as an NLP practitioner. I'm also lucky to have been mentored for many years by one of the UK's most popular life coaches – Michelle Zelli. She encourages me always to strive to be the best in my field and to update my knowledge and skills continuously.
Before I became a professional coach, I worked as a political and media adviser in UK politics for more than 15 years. All too often, I was able to witness the old quote that 'politics is the art of postponing decisions until they're no longer relevant.
So don't be a politician. Invest in yourself. Set your goals, commit, and take action.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
I offer a free 60-minute consultation to people interested in working with me. That allows us to get to know each other a little better and discuss what outcomes you're looking for in terms of coaching. Hopefully, you'll leave that conversation already armed with a couple of helpful insights.
I offer two coaching packages:
- Five 60-minute online coaching sessions: £475
- Ten 60-minute online coaching sessions: £855
Both packages also include exercises and unlimited email follow-ups (within reason obviously).