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Professional Certified Coach & StrengthScope Practitioner

About me

As a professional certified coach (ICF PCC) using a strengths based approach (Strengthscope Practitioner) I help people in their 30's and 40's navigate their way through life's challenges.

“Sometimes reducing a problem to one short sentence can be enough to bring about insight on its own.” David Rock, Your Brain at Work

Perhaps you are feeling stuck, are reaching a cross roads or are at a plateau in your life.

I will help you identify what you would like to have happen in your life, how to get there and who you are in this journey of yours.

I am 49yrs old with with a house full of crazy teenagers and when I am not coaching you will find me either walking on Dartmoor or sailing around the South West.

What my amazing clients say:

"Matthew is a fantastic coach who brings both his own knowledge and work experience together to get the most out of each session. He is able to push and pull on the existing strengths of his clients to make them overall better leaders."

“Matthew held the space with such expertise and sensitivity that allowed me to explore fully the two sides of my coaching business: working with cancer patients returning to work and executive clients changing career paths. He helped me strengthen my vision to discover how my charity and private sector clients might look like.”

"Thank you Matthew for your commitment and support. I would recommend Matthew to everybody who is looking for a coach with experience, expertise, patience and dedication. He has helped me realize my strengths and struggles in my new role. His ability to tune your authentic skills to achieve goals is commendable"

"Matthew took me from complete impasse to registering my new company in 4 sessions. He has stretched me, guided me and challenged me but most importantly got me to where I needed to be. I intend to bottle Matthew and carry him around in my pocket. Can’t recommend highly enough."

"Reflection, recalibration and direction are three valuable learnings I have come away with having worked with Matthew. Through his thoughtful questioning, I was able to identify areas that I could focus on in order for me to develop my career. The genuine manner in which Matthew conducts his sessions made them very fruitful. Engaging with Matthew has given me a renewed sense of confidence that I will take forward on my career path"

"Matthew has coached our small group of directors over a number of years, both 1:1 and as a team. His skill is to create the right environment to help us work things out for ourselves. He is a great listener, asks pertinent questions, and his insights are always spot-on. He has made a big difference to us."

"Really incisive and insightful coaching which helps you to see things clearly, unstick problems and move forward."

Training, qualifications & experience

International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach ICF PCC with over 1,500 logged hours, working with people all over the world.

Evolution Coaching Academy - Intuitive Coaching ICF PCC Accredited Coach Training Program.

I have been coaching for over 5 years and I love combining 25 years start up and scale up commercial experience with warm hearted and intuitive coaching.

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.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Sometimes it's not clear to the coachee what theme to lead with, I will partner with you to choose a path.

I also enjoy coaching people who might be thinking of starting their own business or practice.

I am happy to do in person coaching in South Devon / Exeter / Plymouth / Teignbridge / Torbay


Additional information

£99 per month for 1 x 45 mins Zoom session usually taken as part of a 3 - 6 month program.


£199 per month for 2 x 45 min Zoom sessions usually taken as part of a 3 - 6 month program.

First session is free to check if we both feel there is work to be done together

When I work

I am usually available for sessions with 2-3 weeks notice, you can see my calendar here:

Further information

Just reach out and discover how I may be of service to you

14 Snowdonia Close, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7GE

Type of session

In person