The Well Man Walking is me.
I have been on my own personal development journey since first being put through a Myers Briggs Personality Type test circa 1999. Getting a glimpse into personality types and behaviours fascinated me and ever since I have been working to gradually and fully discover and walk into who I really am. My coaching practice is dedicated to helping others discover and become who they are, not a persona they think they should be, but at the most fundamental level, who they really are.
My journey so far: raised in a vicarage; member of a Christian Cult for 15 years; no religious affiliation for the last 15 years; married 31 years; father to 3 grown up children; optometrist (working in primary healthcare throughout); corporate healthcare executive, inventor; UK patent holder; coach; lots of walking!
I have coached, managed, mentored, supervised and trained many people over the years. I have experienced good and bad managers. I have dealt with relationship struggles, family traumas, control and mild forms of emotional and spiritual abuse. I have taken risks, failed, learned and succeeded.
This diverse range of experiences, how I have come to a place of knowing and owning my identity and being very clear on my why - to champion courageous, curious, compassionate conversations so that people connect wholeheartedly, combined with my coaching knowledge and skills, enables me to help clients unpack their current situations and limitations as we consider: who you really are; what is your identity; discover real meaning and purpose; where it is you want to go and how to get there.
This may involve a deep dive into values and beliefs, reviewing good and bad habits, developing new habits better aligned with your values, developing emotional intelligence and agility, cognitive behavioural coaching, setting and maintaining boundaries, establishing accountability and lots more. You decide and we work together.
Let’s chat and discover how to develop your best self.
What clients say:
‘With his measured and calm approach Peter helped me to negotiate a difficult work/life balance decision during a time when I was feeling emotionally stressed and was struggling to think objectively. His pertinent and direct questions enabled me to realise what I wanted, what was important and how to achieve those two things in a situation that was complex and not clear cut to me. His confident and sensitive manner, along with excellent listening skills and friendly demeanour made my sessions with him fruitful, enabling me to make a difficult decision with confidence and clarity and moving my situation forward to a successful outcome.”
“You offered a listening space, compassion, a welcoming and warm safety, asked questions relevant to the topic discussed, expanding my thought patterns, you were understanding and came across genuine, made an effort and brought to the sessions some lessons and pearls of wisdom you would offer to me from something that inspired you or something you learned. I liked your excitement and how interested you were in what I would share, as small as that might sound, we may not find ourselves interesting, but to be in the presence of another witnessing our work, thoughts, personal traits, shame, falls and achievements means we do not do it alone. The non-judgemental approach made it possible.”
Training, qualifications & experience
- Accredited Foundation Coach: Association for Coaching
- Certified Integrative Coach
- Diploma: Life Coaching
- BSc (Hons) Optometry
- Member: College of Optometrists
- Diploma: Business Administration
- Inventor & Entrepreneur - GB Patent Holder
Association for Coaching
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Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
My key focus areas are all to do with Development:
- Personal Development
- Leadership Development
- Team Development
In my coaching I draw on peer reviewed research data of many world leading coaches, researchers and social scientists. Of particular interest is the research and publications of Dr Brene Brown. This work provides essential tools to help us all live and lead from a place of wholeheartedness that embraces courageous vulnerability. More about this work can be found by searching “Dare to Lead”.
£75.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Monthly payment schemes available.
Individual and Team business coaching: POA depending on scope and duration.
Please call or email any time.
I will reply as soon as possible.
Coaching sessions available 7 days a week by prior arrangement.
To facilitate an introduction between coach and client I offer a free consultation (up to 1 hour as needed) when I can get to know you a little and also understand what you want to achieve from coaching. This also enables you to get to know me a little and ask any questions you’d like about my coaching. Following this session I will come back to you with a proposal of how we can work together for you to consider and help you decide if I am the right coach for you. I really look forward to meeting and coaching you!