My experience consists of 4 years Life Coaching; 28 years as a Wellbeing Expert; 2 years of Leadership/Management/360 and Business Coaching; 5 years as a Mindfulness Practitioner.
I began my working life in education as a Wellbeing Coordinator where I remained for 25 years. During this time, I learned the need for compassionate thinking and emotional intelligence in order to be successful. I left the profession wanting to help others tap into their inner strengths. This is why I became a Transformational Coach.
I work as a one to one, and as a group coach privately and within business. I have supported entrepreneurs and start-ups, helped workers transition into new positions and coached managers after receiving their 360 reports within a multi-national company.
Working in education exposed me to the difficulties of toxic workplaces and how they can impact on wellbeing. As a result, my main purpose when I coach is help others develop stronger and more adaptable skills to enable them to follow their path. My key areas of expertise are transition, grief, identity, burnout, career choice, leadership development and resilience. My key strengths are deep listening, emotional awareness, and an ability to help others plan and measure their progress. I work flexibly.
I coach for:
- Leadership Development
- 360 Audit Debrief Coach, Business and Career Transformation
- Chronic Conditions
- Enjoyment and Recovery from ‘Burn Out’
- Grief, Loss and Transition
- Communication and Relationships
- Imposter Syndrome and Confidence
- Core Values and Purpose
1. Call or email to set up a free half hour consultation. This will give us both a chance to ask questions and find out what you would like from the coaching.
2. If you are happy to proceed, we will set up sessions to follow.
3. Sessions are usually a month apart though other arrangements can be negotiated.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Transformational Coaching Diploma, practitioner level EMCC certificate, Catalyst 14.
- Masters in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (theory for use by non-counsellors), Tavistock Institute, London
- Wellbeing CPD, Diploma
- Mindfulness Practitioner
European Mentoring and Coaching Council
EMCC UK is part of the Europe-wide European Mentoring & Coaching Council.
Together their aim is to promote good practice and the expectation of good practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe.
EMCC is an independent, impartial and non-profit making organisation.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- Dealing With Burnout
- Identity Coaching
- Work and Life Transitions
- Loss and Grief
- Dealing with Bullying
- Thriving Despite Chronic Conditions
Free ‘chemistry’ session via telephone in order to:
- Explain the coaching process and explain the European Mentoring and Coaching Council Code of Practice.
- Explain my approach
- See if the alliance will be suitable for both of us
Fees after: £80 per session; reductions can be negotiated with prior agreement
All my work is confidential and contracted for. Sessions can be in person or online.
“Neil has been a fantastic influence and a major help to me”
“Neil has great skills as a life coach, a fantastic listener, very empathetic, gives you the time to speak, express yourself, and always seems to understand what you're trying to say, even if you don't know. All of this while staying very professional and astute. We have covered many subjects and Neil has used many approaches and methods. Neil has been a fantastic influence and a major help to me, I would strongly recommend his services.”
“Neil has helped me to think of my problems differently and come up with solutions”
“Neil is very respectful, and I like that he asks how much you would like to be challenged at the start of each session. He is always encouraging and positive and this really helps me to take stock of what I have achieved, even if it doesn’t always feel like I have achieved very much. I like that Neil gives space for a large range of things to be talked out- since many of these things are often connected it is really helpful to be able to talk about things that may not always seem relevant. Whilst adopting a new way of thinking is tough, Neil has helped me to think of my problems differently and come up with solutions that I had never thought about before.”
“I wouldn’t have known where to start… without guidance and support from Neil”
“A huge benefit for me was just feeling like I had a safe space where I was heard, respected and supported, and honouring this commitment each month allowed me to think about the areas of my life much more actively and expansively, and as a result reach some really positive conclusions. It was beneficial being able to work through some of my issues and areas of uncertainty without any fear of judgement or rejection. Overall, coaching allowed me to really configure my own values, tune into my purpose and identify the blocks in my way and why. I wouldn’t have known where to start going about this without guidance and support from Neil.”
“Genuine empathy and passion in supporting his coachees”
“Genuine empathy and passion in supporting his coachees. Resourceful set of tools to both empower the coachee and support coaching sessions. Creativity in picking up what and when sets of tools could be handy. Integrity, openness. Enthusiastic, supportive.”
“I felt more confident on whether I was on the right path or otherwise”
“I found the coaching sessions very useful to draw out of my thinking of various topics. I mainly used the coaching sessions to work out the best way to do something or brainstorm ideas and benefited from the challenge that coaching (Neil) provided.
Coaching helped me to think more clearly about topics after the sessions and I felt more confident on whether I was on the right path or otherwise.”
“Neil…really helped me clarify and progress my journey”
“I…appreciate the way the conversations are not forced in anyway but organic and sometimes guided with a reflection or question(s) with the topic being ultimately my choice. Neil often has very intuitive insights, reflections and observations during our conversations that really helped clarify and progress my journey with one or more of the goals or even on tangential topics.