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Stillwater Coaching

About me

I'm a Professional Certified Coach with hundreds of hours' coaching experience.

I work with clients across 3 key areas:

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

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

  • Career Planning & Change
  • Career Development & Promotion
  • Communication Skills
  • Relationship Management
  • Confidence& Imposter Syndrome
  • Anxiety & Worry
  • Stress & Burnout
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Self Discovery & Life Goals
  • Purpose & Vision-Setting


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 one of 3 ways to best suit each client and each session:

  1. Face to Face Coaching - I have a Private Coaching Room in Nottingham (see photos) providing full privacy to talk in confidence.  I also meet people face to face across Nottingham
  2. Outdoor Coaching - 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.
  3. Remote Coaching - I also coach clients remotely, across the UK and internationally via online video call (i.e. Zoom) or phone.


"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 a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) 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've worked with directors, business owners, senior managers, graduates and students; with ambitious people who know what they want and with those who are feeling lost and looking to re-set.

I've helped clients gain promotions, change businesses and change careers and others to rediscover who they are, build confidence, manage their wellbeing and recenter themselves.  Everyone is different.  Everyone is an individual.

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. 

Outside of work I love personal challenges:  I have 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.

If you're interested in coaching and want to know more about how we could work together please give me a call or email.  Also, feel free to visit my website to find out more and read my freely available coaching blogs


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.

Photos & videos


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.



When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • 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

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, 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