Mat Daniel MMEd PhD MAC

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG12 0115 732 3304 0115 732 3304
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG12
0115 732 3304 0115 732 3304

About me

I can help you manage the opportunities, decisions and challenges in your life, which leads to you being at your best, thriving, and full of enthusiasm and drive in all aspects of your career and personal life.

Is your life all about helping others? Do you selflessly give more than anyone ever asks of you, devoting yourself to your family, friends, and people that you serve professionally? Being a kind caring person is wonderful, and changing the lives of those around you is an incredible achievement.

Kind, caring people can and do perform miracles. But just like everyone else, they can get stuck, or lose their motivation, or forget what drives them, or suffer from a clash of values. They also face the same career, health, financial, life, family and relationship challenges that everyone else does. If you burn out  or lose your motivation you won't be at your best, you won't be progressing your career, nor be changing the lives of the people around you.

Does this sound like you? Who is helping YOU?
+I can help you manage the opportunities, decisions and challenges in your life.

+Which leads to you being at your best, thriving, and full of enthusiasm and drive.

+Which in turn enables you to progress your career, develop meaningful relationships, become the best that you can be, and use your kindness, altruism, and empathy to change the lives of those around you.

I can help you with
Career decisions
Career transitions
Professional Development
Job Interviews
Thriving as a member of under-represented or minority group
Resilience including dealing with adversity and building resilience proactively
Dealing with burnout
Emotional Intelligence
Dealing with challenges at work
Mindset, developing growth mindset
Interpersonal skills and communication
Saying No
Life balance


I am passionate about enabling the people I coach to aim high, and achieve the very best that they can. As a coach and a practicing NHS consultant myself, I understand the challenges that you might face, but I also know that inside you there is an altruistic teenager wanting to change the world. My aim is to help you find, build and harness that passion and drive, and to support you in becoming the best that you can.

What is coaching?
This is surprisingly difficult to explain in a simple sentence, and many definitions exist. Actually, a better question is asking what coaching can help you with. The about you page outlines the kinds of problems that coaching can help with.

At it's simplest, coaching is a supportive and developmental process that helps you:

-set and achieve personal and professional goals

-identify and use your strengths

-identify the values that drive you

-live your life in accordance with your values

-develop resilience

-develop emotional intelligence

-develop soft skills and leadership skills such as empathy and communication

-become the best that you can be in all aspects of your life

Coaching is a learning relationship between equals, and a thought-provoking and creative process. The key thing to remember is that coaching is a process, not a one-off intervention that you attend and then forget. Coaching is a process where we work together for some aspects, and then you use what we develop together to make changes and achieve your goals in the real world. Coaching is very much about giving you skills, strengths, courage and power to make changes in all aspects of your life, personal and professional alike. I will support you and work with you, and you are the one that knows best what is right for you and what works for you.

How does coaching work?
Initially, we will arrange a free coaching session to see how we might work together. Coaching will then take place as a series of discussion, what we do will depend on what you need and what you enjoy.

We will meet in person or via Skype or telephone, or may go for a walk or run together. The exact process isn't fixed, in our initial discussion we will discuss exactly what would work for you. Face to face meetings usually take place in comfortable private surroundings in the beautiful village of Cropwell Butler in Nottinghamshire.

What benefits might I gain from coaching?
Coaching is a powerful tool to help you become the best that you can be. The testimonials below show how other coachees have benefited from my coaching.

The benefits that you personally might gain depend a lot on what you put into it and how engaged you are with the coaching journey. I can't promise that coaching will change your life, and cannot be held accountable for any decisions or outcomes arising from coaching. What I can promise is that I will do my utmost best to help you achieve those outcomes. Coaching successes are driven by you though, and the more that you put in the more you are likely to get out.

Why should I choose Mat as my coach?
My details in the training section below describe who I am. My coaching is dedicated to help you achieve your goals. I am a practicing NHS consultant, and have been based in the NHS since 1993 when I first joined as a blood-taking technician. I also have leadership roles, university and research links, and collaborations with private sector and start up companies. This means that I understand the challenges faced by people at all levels. I have the knowledge, skills, and experience required, and most importantly have the right attitude to help you.

Please look at further information section to see what others say about my coaching.

Training, qualifications & experience

Mat Daniel MMEd PhD MAC FRCS

I have 27 years experience in healthcare, including undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, clinical supervision, and mentoring. I have a PhD, a Masters in Medical Education, and have / had leadership roles at University, regional and national level. I undertake research, and collaborate with private sector.

Coaching for me is a natural extension of my work as a doctor. I am altruistic and driven by the will to help others, underpinned by my core values of kindness, fairness, and teamwork. I appreciate that professional expertise is only one of many factors that help people at all levels and in all professions succeed and be happy. Whoever you are, whatever your role, and wherever you work, skills such as teamwork, communication, emotional intelligence and resilience are paramount. My coaching can help you achieve more and become the best that you can be.

My training relevant to coaching includes:
Executive Coaching - Psychodynamic approach Masterclass (with Catherine Sandler)
Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2.0 / EQ 360 Certification
Realising Resilience Masterclass (Positive Psychology)
Unlocking Emotional Intelligence (6seconds)
Accredited Certificate in Group Coaching and Facilitation (Animas)
Resilience Practitioner Certificate (Chris Johnstone at College of Wellbeing)

I am a member of the Association for Coaching. I maintain professional liability insurance, undertake Continuous Professional Development, and undertake supervision of my coaching work.

Coaching Style

I firmly believe that people are their own best expert, and will strive to be the very best that they can achieve. I take the person as a whole, and understand that it is often not possible to separate personal circumstances from work performance. I am interested in how people’s emotions, thoughts and past experiences affect their present professional situations, and realise that this may be relevant in the coaching setting. I also understand that sometimes it is better to accept what is, and move forwards. My focus is on your strengths, values, resilience, and emotional intelligence, and my coaching is positive and solution-focused. Together we figure out how you can develop into being your best. I use a mix of techniques to deliver the benefits of coaching as I don’t believe that one single approach suits everyone. I prefer to tailor my techniques to your needs, and provide a supportive yet challenging coaching environment.

If this sounds like you, please book your first coaching session free.

Member organisations


Association for Coaching

The Association for Coaching is one of the leading professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations.

The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.


Coaching is an investment into your future, for much less than the cost of the average holiday. Studies in the organisational context indicate the typical benefits are at least five times greater than the investment. What would be the cost to you of not being at your best?

The cost of coaching will depend on what you require. This will be discussed and agreed in advance.

Further information


"Mat has helped me to reflect on achievements in order to help achieve future goals.  Coaching has enabled me to think of leadership skills with a broader mind and to allow me to take the time to lead and not just do.  It has helped me to consider criticism and be able to move on from it rather than focus on." NHS clinical leader.

"I left the session feeling exhilarated and proud of the goals that I had set with a clear goal and direction on how to achieve them." Coachee discussing goals

"Mat has an easy fluent conversational style and is very knowledgeable on a wide range of topics. He has a clear, honest and accurate approach. He is an attentive listener, genuinely inclusive and at ease talking to people from a variety of walks of life without preconceptions or prejudice. There is no sense of judgement, any approach will be treated in confidence, and advice will be given with the best of intentions and without any other hidden agenda. His advice has been life changing." Consultant Surgeon

"It has made me more determined to pursue a career in medicine" Coachee discussing careers

"Mat is great for showing your problem from a completely different point of view. He can ask questions that you end up thinking about for days and they help to see your problem as you never thought about. He is not offering solutions but a great help to find your own way!" Consultant Surgeon

"I have a plan in place, one that Mat helped me to formulate. One that I know will change my working life if practiced and adapted on a regular basis." Coachee discussing business plans

"I went into the session with no clear goals in my head and left with 4 practical SMART goals and a target to improve my resilience!" Coachee discussing resilience

"It served me very well; exactly what i approached Mat for initially. It kicked me into action immediately and forced me to think deeply." Business Owner

"Your support…helped me build up my confidence and commitment…This has opened doors for me" Doctor new to UK

"Helped me to realise that’s why I felt the distress or lack of harmony in the work/life balance." Allied health professional

"Insightful!" Trainee doctor

"Helping me see the positives from my problems is a great quality in coaching. Especially when we looked at the difficulties I am facing currently. You are very good at re-framing problems to help see other ways to approach them." Medical student

"I’d like to say thank you. It really helped me. It was just the right side of friendly and challenging." Business Owner

"Mat did a great job at active listening and holding the space. I felt like no matter what was brought up he was ready to work in that direction. A very flexible, encouraging and powerful coach." Psychology student

If you are looking for similar benefits, please book your first coaching session free to see how we might work together.

Cropwell Butler

Type of session

Face to face life coaching
Online life coaching
Telephone life coaching
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

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Wheelchair user access Yes

Face to face coaching is undertaken in ground floor space with level access. Ample parking and gravel drive. There is no disabled WC.


Evenings and weekends, some weekday afternoons

Mat Daniel MMEd PhD MAC

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