02083989745 / 07767410261
I love coaching to facilitate real changes in people’s lives. My role as your coach is to help you challenge your own status quo, uncovering new perspectives in the process and revealing new choices for what you do, why you do it and how you do it.
My focus is on giving you the time, space and confidence to give full expression to the topics you bring, to feel able to reflect on and learn from your experiences and, in so doing, expand your own self-awareness as you address the challenges you face.
I will listen without judgement and with curiosity, providing a safe space in which you can feel heard. I will encourage you to critically reflect on your experiences and highlight any patterns I see emerging. I will help you challenge the beliefs and hidden assumptions that might be playing their part in creating the topics you bring.
I find that people can get hung up on labels, and coaching has many labels: life, career, success, happiness, business, executive etc. It is all coaching. No part of our lives is hermetically sealed off from the rest and I look to coach you, the whole person, within the context of the topics you bring.
I have worked with people on a range of topics, such as developing leadership capability; motivating and focusing teams; managing organisational change; dealing with challenging relationships; building capability for advancement; addressing self-confidence issues; and achieving significant career change.
Training, qualifications & experience
My first experience of coaching came over 20 years ago as a part of my own development. It profoundly affected me in terms of my self-awareness and my approach to management. This eventually led me to train as a coach at the BBC, where, as well as having various senior roles, I joined the internal coaching team.
My qualifications include a Bachelors of Arts in Business Studies, I am a CIMA qualified accountant, hold the EMCC accredited BBC Coaching Foundation qualification and have a MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice from Oxford Brookes. I also hold an ICF (International Coaching Federation) credential.
I give my time to the Prince’s Trust as a Mentor on its Enterprise Programme, providing support to young adults as they explore setting up their own businesses. The programme helps them develop confidence, key skills, and motivation, enabling them to either launch their business, or, if more appropriate, move into work, education or training.
I spent my early career as a qualified accountant working in senior finance roles for companies such as Metier Management Systems and Oracle, before moving into management consultancy with Price Waterhouse and Ernst and Young, building a strong reputation running major change programmes. I then moved to work for the BBC before setting up my own business over twelve years ago.
Areas of coaching I deal with
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Experience suggests that personal change takes around 6 months to become embedded. Consequently I recommend 6 sessions as a typical coaching programme.
I charge private clients investing in themselves £150/hour plus VAT and recommend six 1.5 hour sessions. A typical 6 session, 9 hour programme would cost £1,350 plus VAT. If we find that you have achieved all you want to achieve earlier, then you only pay for the sessions completed.
Corporate funded programmes are structured slightly differently and typically consist of:
- An initial 3 way discussion with the coachee's manager to establish how they would measure a successful coaching programme for the individual.
- Six 1.5 hour coaching sessions.
- A mid-point check in with the manager to get feedback on visible progress.
- A closure meeting with the manager.
For corporate clients I offer 2 follow up 30 minute calls post the six sessions to provide some support in relation to embedding learning. These programmes are charged at £2,500 plus VAT.
Team coaching interventions would be designed to meet the specific requirements of each organisation and I would provide a bespoke proposal for this type of work.
“Peter’s work as a coach here has received tremendously positive feedback from both those he has coached and their managers, one manager, for example, fed back that the change in their staff member was remarkable. Without a doubt he has helped us achieve real traction and establish our coaching programme.”
Organisation Development Director Public Sector - Health
“Peter created an environment that allowed?me to challenge my own views and in-built prejudices in my life much more than my career. The result was clearer direction for me and my family and to date a successful kick off to my new business”.
Managing Director Global Research and Advisory Firm
“Peter coached me through a particularly turbulent time in my career, some face to face and some on the phone. During that time, I valued his extensive business acumen and his professional approach both of which helped me make some very significant decisions. I am now in a new career and have not once looked back or regretted my decision to make the break.”
Director and Business Owner
“Peter is a highly experienced coach. His calm, collected and challenging manner, coupled with a range of techniques, helped drive realistic and measureable goals and provided insight and education to someone who had initial scepticism. I would definitely use him again and strongly recommend Peter to those who are considering using a coach to support their personal development.”
Senior Manager Asset Management Company
“The time I spent with Peter helped me to realise some of the chances that were already there for me to take in my day to day role. For example, to increase my visibility and to review and make the most of things that had gone well for me. At the conclusion of the sessions I had with Peter I realised I had a plan I could put into action that Peter had held develop with me through a mixture of constructive challenge and suggestions for me to explore.”
Senior Manager Insurance Company
“Peter coached me through some very significant decisions...I would recommend Peter on the basis of his professional and skilful approach but also because he is a genuinely nice guy who is a great listener and easy to talk to.”
Senior Manager NGO Sector
“Peter helped me to look at how I was managing my relationships with various directors and executives with the goal to move into a director role. We worked on aspects such as spheres of influence and control and understanding the motives of others...I feel he made a difference in helping me improve my standing in the organisation.”
Senior Manager Broadcasting Organisation
“Peter has immense passion and enthusiasm when providing coaching. He is a great listener, sensitive to individual needs, knowing when to push you on those difficult questions that so often get laid aside with a lame excuse, giving you the tools to stop and rethink your approach. He is also not scared of calling you out when he thinks you are avoiding the question. At each session I attended with Peter I left knowing that I had learnt something new to work on.”
Senior IT Manager Asset Management Company
Type of session
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I can be available between 8am and 8pm,Monday to Friday.