Louise Gross

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The Bloke Coach
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Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29
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About me

I’m passionate about making coaching approachable and acceptable for all men, no matter age, background or circumstances. And I want to do this in a no frills way - no joss sticks and crystals! Where we can set too and get to the crux of an issue and create shifts that move you forward.  As a Certified & Accredited Life and Career Coach with NLP I can help you overcome obstacles and create personal and professional change.

Why do I specialise in coaching men? Bare with me whilst I tell you a quick story!

When I was 9 my parents separated and I grew up with my brother and my Dad. So I guess I grew up in a male environment which is quite unusual and even though I had my own friends I’d often spend a lot of time with my brothers mates and was affectionately called ‘one of the lads’. To this day I speak to my Dad pretty much daily and we have a great relationship.

I think it’s because of this I have a natural empathy and understanding of men and feel at ease around them which I might otherwise not have had. Making a client feel at ease has got to be the number one criteria for any successful coaching relationship and I know I can offer this.

Coaching men has always been something I have been drawn to since qualifying as a coach. I have met many coaches over the years mostly women and mostly specialising in coaching other women. We all know that women are so much more open about their feelings and will often chat things through with friends. But what about the men what are you supposed to do with your emotions - figure it all out for yourself, holding it all together feeling like you can’t off load onto others. This to me seems so unfair and can result in depression and sadly in the extreme suicide, for which there are way more for men. There’s definitely a shift occurring and a lot more in the media about men talking more but I think there’s a long way to go.

My previous clients have said they’ve liked working with me because I seem normal! (I think that’s a compliment) and I’ve had feedback from partners/wives of clients saying how their other half has benefitted so much and are back to their old selves. One lady said to her husband you’re always so much happier when you’ve met with Louise. So, I went home and asked my husband why I don’t have the same effect on him to which he dryly answered ‘maybe you would if I only saw you once a week’! Cheeky sod!! 😂

I don’t want to blow my own trumpet too much but just wanted to get across that I’ve seen some really great changes through coaching. It’s not always for everyone so I do offer a 20 min chat to help you decide if you want to work with me and explain more about it.

What is Coaching?

If you are here you probably have some understanding of how coaching works but to recap it very much focuses on the present and the future in a positive and constructive way. It involves some reflection and many questions to help you gain an understanding of how you may be subconsciously holding yourself back and how we can break through this to move forward and create change. It involves planning and taking action, so quite practical, and it's fluid, it doesn't have to be a straight path, we go with the flow. Through specific questioning, coaching techniques and NLP – Neuro Linguistic Programming I can help you make the changes you want to make.

'change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change' Tony Robbins.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Level 5 Diploma in Performance Coaching with NLP.  My degree is in Business Management and prior to Coaching my entire career was in Management and Recruitment, running my own business in Recruitment for many years. I recently qualified as a Mental Health First Aider.

It is important to choose the right Life or Career Coach and after our initial chat, you'll get a good feel for whether that's me or not!

But in the meantime here are a few testimonials of what clients say...

"I cannot recommend Louise enough! Her wonderful style of coaching has had such a positive impact on my professional life. Not knowing my next step in my career, Louise magically coaxed the ideas from me while tapping into the positive experiences from my previous roles. She makes you feel totally at ease and her sessions give you back your personal power, allowing you to believe in your dreams and passions. I am now back on ‘my’ path and I couldn’t have done it without Louise….so thank you!"

Julian Thomas

"The main focus for me was the idea of starting up a little business. At our first session, Louise quickly put me at ease with her warm and friendly demeanour, as we worked through the exercises Louise was very patient and understanding. We worked out all the elements that are needed to create and maintain the business, what the priorities are and how and when these will be achievable. Louise made me realise just how far I’ve come already and has empowered me to keep going.
She re-ignited the passion in me to get started and has helped me figure out the ways to achieve my goals. I now have a clear path in front of me with the practical next steps for creating success"

Sam Robinson
Graphic Designer

"My marriage had recently ended after many years which was an enormous shock. Louise listened without judgement , this allowed me to think. Her questions helped me to prioritise what I needed to do. I need to go back to working full time but my confidence had taken a real beating and I felt pretty low .Understanding this Louise worked with me to realise my qualities and skills. I now feel more focused, positive and empowered. I wasn't sure what to expect from coaching maybe answers or opinions but instead the open questioning enabled me to find my own answers and come to my own conclusions. I left the sessions fuelled with enthusiasm and optimisation for the future. I certainly have my old self confidence back. I found Louise very approachable and understanding and I would confidently recommend her."

R Burgin

"I found the session very useful in that it helped me to take stock of where I was in relation to my aspirations, and helped me to focus on what areas needed reviewing and actioning in order to achieve this. It was very relaxed and Louise really helped me to look at the big picture. After a couple of sessions I had a much clearer picture of what areas needed focusing on. Even though I am quite a confident person I still feel that after speaking with Louise she had helped in providing more clarity in how to achieve my goals and would definitely recommend her."

Paul Janetta
Director - Music School

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Coaching for Men

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£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Initial free consultation, £75 per session. £65 for 3 or more sessions.

When I work

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Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29

Type of session

In person
Louise Gross
Louise Gross