Martin Benefer

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Professional Certified Coach (PCC) - Stillwater Coaching Ltd
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Nottingham, NG2 6HH
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with over 1,000 hours of coaching experience, supporting more than 350 clients.

I work with clients across 3 key areas:

  1. Career & Business Coaching
  2. Wellbeing Coaching
  3. Personal Development & Life Coaching

I work with men and women at various ages and life stages with different needs. Coaching topics often include:

  • Self Discovery 
  • Values, Passion & Purpose
  • Vision-Setting
  • Life Change & Life Goals
  • Career Change & Promotion 
  • Confidence & Limiting Beliefs
  • Communication
  • Anxiety & Worry
  • Stress & Burnout
  • Healthy Lifestyle


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

Coaching is delivered in 1 of 3 ways to best suit each client and each session:

  1. Face to Face Coaching - I have a Private Coaching Room providing full privacy to talk in confidence.  I also meet face to face across Nottingham
  2. Outdoor Coaching - Walks in nature are a great way to shift thinking and can be both relaxing and stimulating
  3. Online Coaching - A very convenient method favoured by many clients.  Zoom allows me to support clients all cross the UK and internationally.


"You've truly changed the way I think."

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

"Martin has been fantastic to work with and has helped me on the journey from imposter syndrome to an empowered woman who knows what she wants and stands for in the world"

"Every single session has pushed me forwards."

""It's given me a clearer picture of who I am, what drives and motivates me, my strengths and ultimately how I can use this for the greater good to be a better leader and to inspire my team​."

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

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

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

"I would not hesitate to recommend Martin to anyone, of any age, facing any perceived difficulty.  He is an expert in his field.  I wish I'd met him years ago!"

Training, qualifications & experience


I trained with Barefoot Coaching Ltd in 2017 which involved 162 hours of contact time, regular observations, feedback and a final assessment.

I now train and mentor new coaches.


  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business & Personal Coaching (PGCert)
  • Mental Health First Aider (MHFA)
  • Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF)


My coaching experience includes men and women of various ages, at different life stages and with different needs.

I've worked with directors, business owners, senior managers, graduates and students; with ambitious clients who know what they want and with those  looking to re-set and explore a new direction.

I've helped clients gain promotions, change careers and redirect their business.  I've helped others build confidence, rediscover who they are and change their lifestyle to optimise their wellbeing.  

​Everyone is different.  Everyone is an individual.  And that's the fascination!


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

I have an academic background in Sport Science (BSc), Human Nutrition (MMedSci) and am a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr).  I'm also an Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham where I support new business owners.

Outside of work I love personal challenges:  I've run 2 marathons, completed the National 3 Peaks and walked the length of Hadrian's Wall with 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 (ICF)

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'll provide you with a written proposal to meet your needs.  There is NO COMMITMENT.

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


When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Days - Weekdays & Weekends
  • Times - 8am - 10pm
  • Locations -
    • Online sessions - UK & International 
    • Face to Face - Nottingham area
    • Outdoor sessions - Nottingham area

Further information

For more info on Stillwater Coaching go to

To read my coaching blog:

To listen to my podcast:

To ask any questions or arrange a free 30 min intro call: 07969 653024;

32 Spinney Close, West Bridgford, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG2 6HH

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
Martin Benefer