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About me

Thriving (not just surviving!) in a busy life

I help a wide range of people in business and professional careers to be the 'best version of themselves' in their work and also home life.

This work can often be a blend of personal development and business coaching. 

I have particular interest in helping my clients deal with:

  • stress and anxiety
  • coping with a high/demanding workload
  • pressures of professional practice
  • pressures of running a small business
  • perfectionism
  • delegating
  • procrastination
  • confidence and self-esteem
  • motivation
  • leading a team
  • managing your relationships (with clients, colleagues and family)
  • work/life balance
  • relationships with spouse/partner
  • parenting and family
  • retirement
  • changing/re-assessing your career

Personal experience and insight

I'm an interesting mix of business owner and lawyer who is also a coach - and who has been transformed by the power of good coaching.  It has helped me change my response to stress, dial up my emotional intelligence, develop better thinking skills and significantly increase my positivity to what life and work throw at me.

I nowadays live a much better life (both at work and in all aspects of home and family life) as a result of this work I've done on myself -  and so in my coaching work I'm able to share this journey, insights and ways to grow with you.

I have three children (now teens) and know all about being stretched very tight between wanting to be a good parent and also being hugely motivated by wanting to succeed in business.

Work/home/relationships/family/our inner self... everything's connected!

With me as your coach, you get someone who spans the gaps between executive coaching, business coaching and life coaching, and who has learned a lot of lessons about both being the 'best version of ourselves' in both work and home life - and how to find a balance between them.

My coaching work doesn’t fit neatly into the traditional categories of ‘business coach’ or ‘life coach’ because each of us comes as a total package. Life and work are intricately bound together, and I always treat you as a whole person.

What I can bring you through my coaching

My approach is all about helping you gain clarity about the important things in life and work, and then heading in precisely the direction you want to move.

We get you there through significantly increasing your self-awareness, including how you react to challenging things and what your thinking patterns are.  It can be exciting and profound work, usually producing positive shifts that will be with you forever - changes that will be likely to positively ripple out through your family, friends and colleagues too.

I help people maximise their potential – in their careers, their work and their general lives. I love working with creative, committed people who want to take themselves to the next level of success, fulfilment, happiness or personal growth, whatever that means for them at this point in their lives.

I often work with business people, professionals (e.g. doctors, accountants, HR professionals, teachers, lawyers, physios, coaches, psychologists) - and also with other people who are simply seeking self-development. As I've said above, my work covers executive coaching, business coaching, life coaching and personal coaching in equal measure - because everything we do is connected. 

I encourage you to read more on my website about my coaching approach and understand my philosophy around what coaching is.

Book a FREE sample session with me

Contact me to book a free 'chemistry' session to sample my coaching.  You can try me out and get a feel for what my approach is like, entirely free of charge and without commitment to go further.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and qualifications

I have the ACC certification with the International Coaching Federation and extensive professional coach training with some of the leading global coaching organisations including:

  • ILM Level 7 (Masters level) Certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring,  University of the West of England
  • CTI Co-Active coach
  • TA101 Certificate in Transactional Analysis

I am currently in training as a Positive Intelligence (PQ) Certified Coach and as a Certified Psychological Coach.

Experience

In addition to my formal qualifications I bring a great deal of life and organisational experience as a father of three, business owner, legal adviser, manager, leader, and human being.

Member organisations

ICF

UK International Coach Federation

The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.

Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.

Members of ICF are accountable to a professional code of ethics.

AC

Association for Coaching

The Association for Coaching is one of the leading professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations.

The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

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

Fees

Free initial online session

Additional information

I have different fee rates for organisations and for individuals.  Please contact me for more information.

With one-to-one coaching I charge in advance for 3 sessions at a time.  I do not require formal commitment to a particular length of time or coaching programme unless that is your wish.

Availability

Flexible availability - please enquire

29 Great George Street
Bristol
Somerset
BS1

Bristol
BS6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom

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Luke Menzies ACC

Luke Menzies ACC