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About me

Aspirational, warm and straightforward coaching available here!

If you’re feeling ‘stuck’ in life, be that due to a professional situation, an unfulfilling career or something less tangible in your life, talking through your situation with someone supportive, independent and non-judgemental will help.  The clarity you’ll gain will be invaluable.  A previous coachee of mine described the process as ‘unscrambling the spaghetti in my head’!!

So how to get started?

Step 1 - e mail me on neil@wcc.uk.com to let me know you're interested in some coaching.

Step 2 - we'll arrange a suitable time to have a free video chat (Facetime/Zoom etc) so we can discuss what support you need, how I work and what sort of arrangements will work for you.

Step 3 - we start the coaching sessions. These will generally last about an hour and focus on me helping you to see situations clearly, understand what you're experiencing and how you're acting/reacting. Managing overwhelm is often a key theme - many people need help to 'unscramble their own spaghetti' and reach a point of clarity. From there I’ll help you to set goals, make decisions and take the actions needed to make real progress.  The frequency of sessions is your decision, but a session every 2-3 weeks often works well.

Step 4 - we continue the coaching for as long as it's doing you good and producing the results you want and need. I don't sell sessions in batches, so you won't be buying a 'programme of X sessions' - you decide how many sessions you want as you go.

Generally, my coaching is focused in the following areas:

  • Personal development
  • Career development and career change
  • Management and leadership development
  • Time management and ‘life balance’
  • Redundancy and retirement
  • Organisational development

A bit about me: I had a variety of jobs in hospitality, care and local government in my early 20s, and then spent 18 years as a Royal Navy Officer, completing a range of management and leadership roles in a variety of environments. Since 2012 I have been coaching and running personal development programmes for career changers, managers and anyone needing support to face life's decisions.

I am qualified in coaching, management and leadership, education and training, and have experience of using many coaching tools, techniques and approaches, but the core of my coaching revolves around listening and asking questions to help you to identify (and then properly consider) issues. All decisions made will be yours - coaching will empower you to thrive!

If you need some support with your life/career situation, e mail me to arrange a friendly chat (use the "message me" tab above or e mail directly neil@wcc.uk.com); you won't regret it.

Training, qualifications & experience

Licensed 'Firework' Career Coach

Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Practitioner - MiRO Behavioural Mode Assessment tool

Extensive Leadership and Management training and experience (Royal Navy)

Postgraduate Diploma - Personnel Management

Postgraduate Certificate - Professional Management

BSc(Hons) - Transport Management and Planning

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Developing clarity
Decision making
Management and Leadership development


£60.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

My fees for private coachees:

Initial online 'consultation' sessions are free; this is our chance to discuss the issues you're facing and assess whether we can work together constructively and comfortably.

All subsequent online coaching sessions are £60 per hour.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I will be flexible and fit your sessions in at times to suit you, including evenings (and weekends at a push!) if that's what works for you.

Further information

I'm a fan of simplicity and clarity so I prefer to get to know you first, then use appropriate and simple coaching tools and techniques, and use them effectively.... to help you.

Life and the world is complicated - gain clarity, keep it simple and get results!

North Somerset

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Neil Woodard (Career & Personal Development Coach)

Neil Woodard (Career & Personal Development Coach)