Hello, I'm Marcus, a family man living near Dorking in Surrey. I am married and have two sons (one at University) and two rescue lurcher dogs. When I am not busy juggling the various strands of professional and home life, I love tennis, reading, spending time with friends, allowing myself to slow down, drink coffee and relax.
I have spent many years working as a professional in the property industry, both in private practice and as a principal in a property company, but always looking for something more from life. Change for me recently has been rapid and transformational and I am a great example of the power that good coaching has and the changes it can bring about. It was a simple coaching question that started my change and the last 2 years have been the most exciting and fulfilling of my life.
As a personal life coach, I am dedicated to helping re-introduce people to their real and authentic selves and allowing them to rediscover what it is about life that they love. I have realised that it is never too late to find freedom, purpose and fulfilment and wake up each day with excitement and anticipation.
The people who tend to find me are usually either conscious that there is more for them in life but can never quite grasp what it is, or are aware of changes they would like but find fear holding them back. Everyone I coach realises that this is no longer good enough.
I am not a performance coach who sets strict targets and goals based on your perceived objectives. I work with empathy, compassion, presence and intuition to create coaching relationships that allow my clients to understand what lies beneath, what it is they really want, what it is that stops them and how they can move forward. Often this involves working toward Self Fulfilment, using my special '8 Selfs' model.
Our work together will facilitate your change. Ask yourself
- are you finding yourself stuck?
- do you sense deep down there is something more for you in life, something you would love and be aligned to, but can never find what it is?
- have you forgotten what it is to be you?
- are you ready for change?
If so, then I can help you. As your coach, my work with you will include:
- creating a collaborative space like no other you have in your life. It will be a space of empathy and authenticity, honesty and humour, support and sharing, challenge and change and acceptance and compassion. It will be a space where magic happens
- clarifying what is important to you and what you believe
- helping you to discover greater purpose, inspiration, fulfilment and motivation in all areas of your life
- uncovering what is holding you back
- giving you the confidence, courage and clarity to take the steps necessary to achieve what you desire.
Coaching really can be a transformative process and possibly the best investment you could make in yourself right now. If any of the above resonates with you, I can offer you a uniquely supportive and empowering space to help you become aware of, accept and move towards the changes that you know deep down will benefit you most.
'Marcus is able to strip down what I'm saying into what is fact and what is panicked neurosis. Calming and spiritual, he has a very zen like manner and voice, which puts all of my perceived problems into perspective. I can now make sense of all the chaos and am finally able to have moments of complete serenity.'
'Marcus is very good at taking a moment to reflect what has been said and present it back to you in a compassionate way. Working with Marcus helped me to gain big insights into how I was being in my relationship. He helped me to recognise the ego and step into vulnerability a bit more and see things from both perspectives'.
'Marcus put me at ease right away and created a very warm, relaxing and open environment in which I felt able to explore any issue I wanted. I felt I was always being listened to with genuine sincerity and never had any concerns about being judged regardless of the sensitive nature of the subject matter. Allied to some pertinent open questions from Marcus I felt I had the time and space to explore my concerns by looking deep within to try to discover the best way forward for me'.
'Marcus has that facility to help see things much easier than I thought they were. He is an amazing listener and most of all he can see right away where the issue is and help me to focus on it. I always ended sessions feeling much better than I started them, with an image of an untight knot. After every session, I feel like I've had a very productive hour.'
'Marcus's greatest strengths are his empathy, his exceptional kindness and his great ability to listen without judging.'
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained and qualified with Animas Centre for Coaching (Diploma in Personal Transformation Coaching), recognised by the International Coach Federation and the Association for Coaching.
I hold an Associate Certified Coach Accreditation with the ICF.
I have further training certificates in Group and Existential Coaching specialisms.
I am Head of Training, responsible for the training of new coaches, for Animas School of Coaching.
I have worked for 30 years in the commercial property world as a Chartered Surveyor and LPA Receiver and spend part of my time running a small property consultancy, specialising in the asset management of commercial properties and assisting lenders with my Receivership hat on.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
I work with the self, to help you with clarity, inspiration, purpose, life perspective and serenity.
If you would like to know more, then the next step is for us to meet. I offer a free consultation to discuss what it is you hope to achieve, how our work together will provide this and make sure we are both happy working with each other going forward.
Bi-annual arrangement - £1,800
1 hour every two weeks for 6 month
Quarterly arrangement - £1,000
1 hour every two weeks for 3 months
Time with me - £400