Neil Robinson CPCC - Business and Career Coach
What Type of Coaching Do I Offer
Every Coach has an area of specialism. I focus on Business and Career coaching.
Coaching is all about moving people from a place of stagnation to one of significant movement and growth. There's no secret formula and there's no magic wand.
It takes commitment, it takes an open mind but fundamentally it takes a willingness and a desire to change.
My corporate business experience comes from the 30 years I've spent in the IT industry, both public and private sector, and while that knowledge helps me understand certain situations very well it doesn't make me a better Coach. I can see when someone is hiding, saying one thing but meaning another and I will call that out.
I coach people:
Who have been searching for work for some time.
Who have had a prolonged absence from the working environment; on maternity leave, long term illness, caring for others or staying at home while the children have grown up.
Who want to start planning for that career move to the next level, maybe have interviews or promotion boards coming up, who are fed up of seeing other people promoted in front of them or moving into roles that they know they’re better suited to.
I coach businesses and entrepreneurs:
Who may need a kick start, find the work running them, want to grow to a different level or to ensure sustainability.
Who may be at the start of their journey, have faltered somewhere along the way, need to get back to the root of their beliefs or to the things that got them started.
Coaching is all about caring for yourself, nurturing yourself, investing in your future. Your personal and professional life are inextricably linked; what happens in one area has a material impact on the other and you cannot separate the two, however much you'd like to. We’ll look at all aspects of your life or your business and give you the power, the strength and the tools to make the changes you're striving to make, and more importantly as I've already said - to sustain them for the long term.
How Many Sessions Will You Need?
Coaching relationships are in the main short term and focused on specific problems. For individuals we may come to a natural end after a few weeks or months or you may want and need longer. You may come back for one or two sessions each time you have a different issue - it really is different for everyone and we'll work together on what is right for you. For businesses it may need just a single longer session with follow ups and specific additional interventions over time if wanted and needed.
I coach people from all walks of life and from all parts of the world so it doesn't matter if you're 5 miles away or 5000.
I offer face to face, telephone and online coaching (Skype audio/video, WhatsApp, FaceTime). Each person and business will have a different preference and the one most appropriate for you is the one that makes you feel comfortable and safe. Your particular type of coaching will be mutually agreed but each one works just as well as another. Coaching over the phone means using a different set of senses to those used face to face, and can be very effective where there's a distance involved between coach and client or where face to face isn't preferable on religious or personal grounds.
'Provided a safe environment to give a voice to some of the inner turmoil that I held but didn’t have an outlet for'
'A soul-searching journey that drew out my true nature and aspirations'
'Neil provided the right focus and necessary support to work positively towards my goals and ambitions'
'Equipped me to be able to tackle the aspects that I want and choose to deal with'
'Very perceptive in the questions he asked'
'Coaching helped build my self-confidence, overcome perceived obstacles and vastly increased my chance of achieving success'
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and trained with the Coaches Training Institute.
30 years in the IT industry with the Ministry of Defence, EDS and Capgemini in numerous leadership roles with coaching and mentoring forming an integral part of my role.
I now coach within the workplace and privately.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Career Coaching, Business Coaching, Life Coaching, Leadership Coaching; Empowerment Coaching; Relationship Coaching; Executive Coaching; Entrepreneur Coaching; Team Training; Team Coaching; Redundancy; Transition; Personal Effectiveness; Presentation skills; Body Language awareness; Work/Life balance; Confidence; Dream Analysis.
I am currently available to take enquiries and provide coaching
I have created and facilitate a number of training courses around personal and professional development including:
Working with clients
Interpreting body language
Consulting techniques and behaviours
If you would like to talk about any of these courses or tailoring one to your individual or team/business needs then I'd be very happy to discuss further.