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About me

My passion is to help people unlock their potential to be at their best. 

I love helping people to recognise their abilities and find out what it is they want based on their values, strengths, interests and sense of purpose.


I coach clients across 3 broad areas:

  1. Career Development & Leadership (purpose, direction, impact & growth)
  2. Personal Development (vision, values, strengths & goals)
  3. Wellbeing (confidence, stress, anxiety & self optimisation)


I use a combination of discussion and exercises to help people better understand who they are, what they want and how to achieve their goals.

Coaching is delivered in one of 3 ways to best suit each client and each session:

  1. Face to Face - I have a Private Coaching Room in Nottingham (see photos) providing full privacy to talk in confidence.
  2. Remote Coaching - I also coach clients remotely, across the UK and internationally via online video call (i.e. Zoom) or phone.
  3. Outdoors - I'm a fan of using the environment to support session goals and have found walks in nature to be a great way to shift thinking.

Client Feedback

"You've truly changed the way I think, aspire and connect my professional experiences and sense of purpose."

"It started a chain reaction to change my life for the better."

"Martin has helped me identify my strengths and counteract self doubt"

"Every single session has pushed me forwards."

"He had my full trust and I would recommend him without reservation"

"The coaching has given me greater confidence to deal with stressful situations at work"

"You put me at ease and gave me space to think about things a different way"

"Working with Martin has helped me stand firmly for the values important to me at work"

"You're incredibly perceptive and coach in a very calm and non-judgemental way"

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with a Postgraduate Certificate in Business & Personal Coaching (PGCert).  I'm also Mental Health First Aid trained and am a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).

I have over 10 years' managerial experience in industry, working in numerous roles in corporate, academic, private and SME companies.

I have a degree in Sport Science (BSc), a masters degree in Human Nutrition (MMedSci) and am a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr).

My client coaching experience includes men and women of various ages, at different life stages and with different needs.  Coaching topics have included:

  • Leadership Development
  • Anxiety & Confidence
  • Relationship Management
  • Career Development
  • Stress & Burnout
  • Wellbeing & Health
  • Business Development
  • Life Change

I have a flexible approach and enjoy adapting to meet the needs of each client.  What works for one person may not work for the next and that's fine!  My passion is in finding ways to bring out the best of you, whatever that takes.

If you're interested in coaching and want to know more about how we could work together please give me a call or email:

Outside of work I love personal challenges, have run 2 marathons and recently completed the National 3 Peaks with 2 close friends.  I also have over 20 years experience in martial arts which has played a core role in my appreciation for personal growth, discipline and mind-body connection.


Member organisations


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.

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Free initial telephone session

Additional information

All coaching plans and packages are tailored to individual needs following a FREE initial conversation.  I will provide a written proposal for you to review.  There is no commitment

To find out more and arrange a chat contact me by phone or email.




Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  • Days - Weekdays & Weekends
  • Times - 8am - 10pm
  • Locations -
    • Private Coaching Room - Nottingham
    • Outdoor coaching - Nottingham area
    • Remote sessions - across UK

Further information

To see more about Stillwater Coaching please go to www.stillwater-coaching.co.uk

I write regularly on a number of coaching topics - see my blog:


Please feel free to call or text to ask any questions - 07969 653024

32 Spinney Close
West Bridgford

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Key details

Ground floor, external coaching build accessible via side gate entrance and small step. Remote coaching and coaching in alternative locations also available - please call to discuss


Martin Benefer | Stillwater Coaching

Martin Benefer | Stillwater Coaching