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Career and Life Coach

About me

An increasing number of people are recognising the benefits of more fully integrating and balancing their professional and personal lives to benefit both, as well as enhance their own health and wellbeing.

With the competing pressures of working, family and social life, it can be difficult to find the time and support we all need to reflect on and work towards our various professional and personal goals.

Through the experience of demanding professional roles and being an active partner in raising two sons who are now in their early twenties, I have learned how to recognise and address the barriers to achieving a satisfying and sustainable work/life balance. 

As a trained coach and counsellor, I can work with you in a structured and supportive way to help you clarify and work towards your professional and personal goals. Why not get in touch today so we can arrange a free introductory call?

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and training

  • Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching
  • Senior Practitioner, Coaching/Mentoring, Level 7
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling


  • Worked in Further and Higher Education for 35 years
  • Senior leadership of student support services
  • Chair of Board of Trustees for local charity
  • Actively balancing work and family life
  • Regular Yoga and Mindfulness Practice

Additional information

  • Member of the Association for Coaching
  • Fully insured
  • See LinkedIn for details of professional background

Member organisations


Association for Coaching (AC)

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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer an initial 30 minute exploratory session free of charge. This provides an opportunity to talk about the nature of coaching and experience how it might feel to work together, as well as explore your desired goals from coaching.

If you are happy to proceed, subsequent sessions are charged at £50 per hour for private individuals, with a 15% discount for blocks of six sessions or more.

Charges for organisations available on request.

When I work

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Further information


Bob Mytton
Partner, Creative Director at Mytton Williams Ltd

"I was looking for someone to help me think about the next steps for my business and for me personally. We worked through regular sessions over a number of months. Mark is a great listener and provided great feedback throughout the process. With his guidance, I felt that we made progress each session. Mark has always been very professional, easy-going and encouraging and I would not hesitate to recommend him." 

Leo Bradshaw
CEO at Peckwater Brands

"I worked with Mark as my business was growing rapidly, to bring more structure to my approach to some of the changes going on. I found him a hugely valuable foil - excellent at framing the business issues in a way I could tackle. Equally important, I always felt that he understood both the issues and my (complex!) business model, which helped me trust and value the output of our sessions. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mark."

Amris Gill
Head of Temporary Recruitment

"Mark is an exceptional coach. He is extremely patient and listened to me carefully, picking up on every small thing I said. Mark set me tasks after each session which helped me understand what I would love to do which will ultimately shape my future. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone. My sessions were excellent and I truly believe they have helped me."

Bath, Somerset, BA2

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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