Laurence Knott

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I can help you come unstuck to advance your career and life
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Manchester, Greater Manchester, M21
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About me

Welcome

I am an experienced ICF (International Coach Federation) PCC-accredited Life, Leadership & Career Coach and over the past 10 years I have been successfully supporting people to create the change they want in their lives. I work online on Zoom or see clients at my coaching practice in Chorlton, Manchester.

I offer a no-obligation free discovery call of 60 minutes to anyone interested in working with me. Please message me to arrange this, telling me a little bit about what you’d like my help with.

Whether you want to develop your career, grow your business, have better relationships, feel more confident in yourself or live a healthier and more enjoyable life, our work together can help you gain the clarity and focus to make 2024 a remarkable and memorable year.

I can help you move from:

stress to success.
frustration to ease.
confusion to clarity.
procrastination to committed action.
doubt to quiet yet assured confidence in all aspects of yourself.

I offer three distinct programmes that range from three to six months in duration:

1)              LEADER- I
 
You have either recently been promoted and want to develop your leadership presence and impact or have been leading a team or SME and are struggling to achieve balance and a consistent level of healthy high performance (less stress, more success).
 
This programme is for you if you want to grow as a person and as a leader whilst achieving results that get noticed, feel rewarding to you and are sustainable.
 
You know that leading and inspiring those around to a higher standard of excellence can only come from leading yourself from a self-aware, authentic and values driven place. You want those who you lead to step up, taking greater responsibility and accountability so that you can focus on the bigger picture.
 
You know you have so much potential, so much you want to achieve and wonder:
 
 If not now, when?
 
2)              CAREER IGNITION
 
You are feeling unfulfilled or dissatisfied with where you are at in your career, and want to reach the next level, make a sideways shift or take the courageous step to move in a completely new direction*.
 
You are aware of (but perhaps undervalue) the many talents and abilities you have but these are either not fully expressed or recognised by the team or organisation you currently work in.
 
You may feel stuck or frustrated and feel overwhelmed by the multiple possibilities that exist for you. You are also conscious of wanting to make the right decisions, but at the same time don’t want to live with regrets of not stretching yourself. Fear and insecurity cloud your ability to gain clarity on the vision and accompanying bold actions that will move you in the direction of what will bring you more meaning and fulfilment in your life and career.
 
The cost you are currently paying is one of comfortable complacency, which contaminates your wider life including your relationships, health and general wellbeing.
 
Fundamentally you want to ignite the spark of inspiration that will motivate you to stretch yourself out of your comfort zone and take the boldest next step to create a career you love.

*For those looking to step in a whole new direction I am a licensed Firework ™ Career Coach. The Firework ™ methodology offers a structured process made up of three phases: Explore, Dream and Discover, where I guide you through carefully designed set exercises to reveal your vision and next steps in your career change that will bring you fulfilment, happiness and sense of purpose. 

 3)              LIFE TRANSFORMATION
 
You have a strong feeling that there is so much more to life and you are fearful of settling for mediocrity. When you look at the different dimensions of your life nothing particularly stands out as being excellent. It can feel like life is either coming is at you or is passing you by.
 
When you ask yourself what you really want, you feel stumped or unsure. Those close to you offer well-meaning advice and suggestions but nothing is really landing. You want to give yourself permission to dream, to rediscover your inner spark and that joie de vivre that you have lost touch with.
 
You look at people around you who seem to be thriving and feel you are missing out in some way, and ask yourself:
 
Surely there is more to life than this?
 
You are aware that taking a stand for yourself and gaining clarity on who you want to be will open a doorway into a life less ordinary. It’s time to fully own your power to transform yourself and starting creating a more a meaningful impact whilst experiencing greater joy, freedom and love in your life.
 
You know deep down that if you can transform your inner world, you can create the life you’ve always dreamed of.

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HOW I CAN HELP YOU

Whether you want to develop your career, grow your business, have better relationships, feel more confident in yourself or live a healthier and more enjoyable life, our work together can help you gain the clarity and focus to make 2024 a remarkable and memorable year.

I can help you move from:

  • stress to success.
  • frustration to ease.
  • confusion to clarity.
  • procrastination to committed action.
  • doubt to quiet yet assured confidence in all aspects of yourself.

Clients report that I bring presence, warmth and spaciousness to the coaching conversation which facilitates a strong sense of ease – this helps you gain the insight, clarity and courage to take the next step.

I tailor your coaching experience and the support I offer to your unique set of needs, and I am comfortable working within a neurodivergent context.

Our coaching will be led by your agenda, focusing on what you want to be different. 

First...

  • IMAGINE BEING TRULY HEARD AND SEEN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A VERY LONG TIME (IF NOT EVER)
  • IMAGINE TELLING ME EVERYTHING WITH NO FEAR OF BEING JUDGED
  • IMAGINE STEPPING OFF THE TREADMILL OF LIFE, OUT OF AUTOPILOT AND TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE ONCE AND FOR ALL

BUT WHO ARE YOU? HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOURSELF (REALLY)?

Are you one of these archetypes? If you are, I can help you.

THE ANXIOUS BUT AMBITIOUS HIGH ACHIEVER
You have oodles of talent, your friends think you are amazing, you care deeply about people and want to make a difference, but your inner critic follows you around like a bad smell, never letting up. Perfection is your driver but remains ever illusive. You are one of our future leaders, you get tingles in your belly when you imagine the future ‘best self’ you deeply crave to become, but you don’t allow yourself to enjoy being you, in all your magnificence. It's time to build a roadmap for your success that puts your wellbeing and self-worth centre stage.

THE MID-LIFE SPECTATOR / OUTSIDER
You feel like you’ve always been looking in on life, more spectator than participant, you feel like you are missing out, and you judge yourself for the mistakes and missteps in your interesting and varied life. You tend to discount everything you have learned and experienced in the adventure of life so far and you feel like time is running out. You are respected and admired, and people deeply care about you, but you don’t let them in. Looking ahead, you don’t want to make the same mistakes, but you don’t know if you can change a habit of a lifetime. What might you regret in 10 years if you don't make a change now?
 
THE TOUGH GUY ENTREPRENEUR / LEADER
You have created success in your life whilst creating a facade of bravado and strength that masks deep fears and insecurities. You feel disconnected from yourself, those around you and life itself whilst pondering, “Is this it?” You want more success, but deep down you fear that 'it' and 'you' will never be ‘enough’. Happiness feels elusive. You need to feel in control of your ‘kingdom’ to feel okay but that is a constant drain on your energy. When that voice of doubt comes in strong and forcefully you double down and work harder, faster, more intensely - but something’s gotta give pretty soon, whether it’s your physical health, your relationships or your mental health. It’s time to slow right down...
 
THE TIRED AND OVER-BURDENED PEOPLE HELPER
You love your work but the caregiver-cum-rescuer in you forgets to look after you, your boundaries are poorly defined and expressed and you have not yet found your unique voice in the world. You also struggle with change and procrastinate on what you know will make a difference and bring more ease and joy into your life. It's time to start being far kinder to yourself, to give yourself permission to have what you want free of self-doubt, whilst stepping into your power in all areas of your life.
 
THE BRILLIANT YET UNTOUCHABLE REBEL
You know that you can be contrary, difficult, sarcastic, impatient and intolerant. You’ve spent your life ‘surrounded by idiots’. You are never far from irritation, frustration and anger. Empathy feels like too much hard work, but you are someone of knowledge, you see far and wide and you think deeply. You crave recognition, you want to be valued but you have built an impenetrable fortress around you which hides your deepest desires for love, connection and some kind of inner peace without the ‘joss sticks and yoga’.

If you recognise yourself in one of the above let's arrange a 60-minute connection call today. You can contact me directly or see my availability here and book a conversation: https://calendly.com/laurenceknott/60min

How can I help you?

I love my work as a coach, to which I have made a lifelong commitment to mastery, learning and growth. Coaching is part of my life's purpose, creating magic through powerful conversations and partnerships with clients who inspire me.

I work on Zoom and in person at my home practice in Chorlton, Manchester.

I see myself as a reflective and evocative coach who offers a safe and inclusive container for clients to explore what matters most to them. Through presence, deep connection, and embodied leadership I create a powerful space for my clients to ascend to their full potential. Through my wholehearted commitment to my clients, I seek to inspire greatness and draw out genius. I am solution and future-focused and I support my clients to step into their full power as leaders of their own lives.

I draw on my extensive training and knowledge in Pure Coaching, Positive Psychology, Humanistic Psychology, Jungian Archetypes, Neuroscience, Transactional Analysis, Human Givens, Cognitive Hypnotherapy, NLP and the Inside Out understanding (aka the 3 Principles).

What happens next?

I invite you into a 60-minute phone call to simply connect and explore what you want to be different in your life. We can then arrange an initial no-obligation (free) life transformation coaching session. Many clients find this initial session both powerful and of immediate benefit. Thereafter there are two courses of action:

a) We part ways, you go back into your world having gained clarity and insight that moves you into action.

b) We convene to explore together what a powerful coaching partnership could look like based on what you want to be different in your life.

Call me today on 07540 845 390 or send an email here.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Coach with over 10 years of experience using a wide range of approaches to help you create the change you want in your life.

  • Licensed Firework ™ Career Coach
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Coaching Diploma (125 hours) (Optimus Training Academy), accredited by the ICF
  • Certified Culture Talk Jungian Archetype Personality Profiler
  • Certified Clarity Coach (trained by Jamie Smart)
  • Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy (Quest Institute, trained by Trevor Silvester)
  • NLP Master Practitioner (trained by Andy Barton)
  • Innate Wellbeing Facilitator (rained by Rudi Kennard and Jenny Anderson)
  • iHEART Facilitator (trained by Terry Rubenstein and Jon Scott)

I draw on my extensive training and knowledge in Pure Coaching, Positive Psychology, Humanistic Psychology, Jungian Archetypes, Neuroscience, Transactional Analysis, Human Givens, Cognitive Hypnotherapy, NLP and the Inside Out understanding (aka the 3 Principles).

I see myself as a reflective and evocative coach that offers a safe and inclusive container for clients to explore what matters most to them. Through presence, deep connection, and embodied leadership I create a powerful space for my clients to ascend to their full potential. Through my wholehearted commitment to my clients, I seek to inspire greatness and draw out genius.
 
My work focuses on supporting clients to grow in self-awareness and to create a powerful new narrative for their lives, transcending and moving beyond what is no longer serving them. I am solution and future focused and I support my clients to step into their full power as leaders of their own lives.
 
My work is guided by a wide range of theoretical models and concepts and I follow my intuition in bringing what the client in front of me most needs in order to experience insight and a fresh perspective.
 
The core of my coach philosophy is grounded in the belief that we all have access to an infinite source of creativity, wisdom and resilience inside of us that we are both born with and that which never goes away. 
 
As a coach I am guided by my dominant values of:
 
·      Curiosity
·      Enthusiasm and energy
·      Kindness and generosity of spirit
·      Optimism and future mindedness
·      Playfulness
 
My coaching is guided by the code of ethics and core competencies of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) (www.coachingfederation.com). My job is to uphold and promote the standards and values of the profession of coaching. My purpose is to transform lives through the power of coaching, whilst acting as an advocate and ambassador for the value that coaching can bring to all areas of society.
 
I have a lifelong commitment to personal and professional mastery, and I recognise there is always more to learn and new ways to grow. As a lifelong learner I am fully committed to learning new skills and gaining knowledge that help me become an even more impactful and effective coach.

I have worked in Harley Street London and at the Body Holiday wellness resort in St Lucia as the life coach and therapist.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • Tangible results such as a new job, a change in career or improved income
  • Greater sense of ease and enjoyment of life
  • Greater productivity and more energy and enthusiasm for life
  • More deep and meaningful relationships
  • More ease in handling stress and the ups and downs of life
  • More abundance and results in career and business
  • Inner peace with self and the past

"What got you here, won't get to the next level."

As we get older our priorities begin to change. I help successful people take stock, reassess and make either major or subtle changes that set the foundation for a happy and healthy next phase of life.

Other clients are ambitious, hungry and tomorrow's leaders. I help these clients build a compelling vision aligned to their deepest values and to start taking the massive action required to create impact, success and prosperity.

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Fees

Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

My fee ranges are based on income and circumstances - I reserve a few spaces for clients on low income / younger age (under 30), please ask about this when you enquire.

I have five packages:

  • One Off Clarity / Mind Spa session 
  • 6 Week or 3 month Career / Life Booster 
  • 6 Month Personal Leadership / Life Transformation Package - (18 sessions (3 / month) and unlimited ad hoc support) 
  • 2 Day life transformation immersion in Chorlton, M'cr - (with a pre and follow up session included)
  • 1 Year Life Transformation

Further information

If you live locally to Chorlton, I would be very happy to conduct some of our sessions walking in the local nature reserve (the Ees), weather permitting of course.

Who are you being?

I support both my short and long term clients to create mastery goals and to get crystal clear on their intentions. Whether it’s a new job, a change in direction, or growing into oneself and finding greater balance and peace, we can use words as a powerful vehicle of self-expression.

My coaching is founded on the following principles:

  • You are unique, there truly is no one else who thinks and feels the way you do.
  • Your experiences, challenges, traumas, stories, highs and lows, and personal history may have shaped who you are today, but they do not dictate is what is possible for you now and in the future.
  • You have access to an infinite source of creativity, resourcefulness and resilience inside of you, which is only ever one thought away.
  • The outside world cannot control how you think, act and feel.
  • Words like impossible, difficult, scary, stuck, confused, uncertain are all made of thought and are not fundamentally true.
  • When our thinking changes, our reality and what becomes possible for us changes.
  • The more we fall down, the quicker we learn to get up. There is no failure, only information and feedback.
  • Action is where we learn, where the rubber meets the road, where results are created.
  • An open mind, a state of curiosity, a growth mindset and a thirst for learning all make for a good life.
  • We are all Kings, Queens and Sovereigns in the making. We have control over our own destinies and the shape of our inner and outer kingdoms, we simply need to choose into and not fear our powers.
  • Honesty, humility and kindness are the values of true leaders.
  • Self-awareness, taking absolute responsibility and truly owning yourself are the master keys to personal transformation and evolution.

What is it like working with me?

  • I bring presence, connection, wisdom and peace to our conversations, my state of being evoking a sense of calm, quietness and space for clarity of thought
  • I create a safe container for you, to be listened to like you have never been listened to before.
  • I meet you where you are at, I honour your uniqueness, I respect who you are in the fabric of your being.
  • I will celebrate you, challenge you, provoke you all in service of bringing out the best in you.
  • I will be endlessly fascinated by how you think, act and feel the way you do. I am in your corner, I am on your team.
  • I will invite you to step outside of your comfort zone, to be daring, to be bold, to no longer fear your shadows.
  • I will be unerring in my belief in you.
  • I will bring love, respect, humour, joy, artistry and magic to our coaching relationship.
  • Thorough pure coaching conversations, visioning, visualisation, journaling and stories our work together will create the foundations for your success.

I invite you into a 45 minute exploratory call to establish what it is you really want to change, what might be holding you back. You book in with me here or contact me directly by email or phone:

https://calendly.com/laurenceknott/45min

And a quote I live by:

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: 

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”

W.H. Murray

I also run workshops on resilience, wellbeing, team building and peak performance for businesses. When social distancing measures have lifted I will be running workshops in my home in Chorlton.

Testimonials

I had the pleasure of working with Laurence for over 12 weeks helping me unravel and explore my core beliefs, values and purpose. Laurence naturally created a welcoming, calm, and non-judgmental atmosphere during our first session which made it easy for me to open up and delve deep into what I was searching for.  If you are wanting life-changing and inspiring conversations, along with experienced coaching, I can't recommend anyone better than Laurence. Thank you for everything, truly.

Sophie Adams, Operations Manager, 2B Talent Solutions

I have been working with Laurence during lockdown. It has been a incredible experience helping me to understand how my own mind works and how we build our own life experience. We examined a number aspects of my life both professional and personal in a very calm and thoughtful way. I can definitively recommend him.  Harmesh Jassal, Strategic Manager Planning and Building Regulations at  Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Working with Laurence has been a fantastic experience for me. He has helped me both for Sports Performance and also for Business development as well as general self improvement. His way of thinking and depth of experience has really helped me focus on being calmer and being far more in control of my environment. I highly recommend Laurence and his coaching.
Peter Armistead, South Manchester's top residential Property Developer

The last 12 months have surfaced challenges in every aspect of my life, from parenthood to business direction, with my values and leadership tested on a moment to moment basis. Laurence has helped me to utilise this experience to deepen my commitment to leadership and to further my search for authentic self . Laurence is helping me to develop the clarity and perspective that facilitate the journey of self mastery - he is an essential partner on the journey to being a better Director, Dad, partner and human being.
John Kenny, CEO of Valeo Management Europe

Laurence's coaching has enabled me to gain a much higher level of self-awareness, confidence and resilience. He is very perceptive, asking the right questions to help you take action.The coaching sessions with him have been extremely insightful and helpful for my professional development. Maria Rodrigalvarez Trapero - Senior Account Executive, Enterprise at BigCommerce

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Manchester, Greater Manchester, M21

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