Robert Hutchinson - Authentic Life Coach
My dream is to see human beings fall in love with life and the planet again. Why? Because I believe this is the key to creating a world that works better in the future. I support interesting people who want to invest in themselves as the first step towards creating change in their own world and the world around them.
Clients come from different areas including business leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals looking for career change or development and mid-lifers looking for direction. They are often bored or tolerating life. It may feel like they are sleepwalking though life or they're living on auto-pilot. They may want to create impact or a legacy and they understand that what's next for them will require deep inner work.
Through a combination of authentic life coaching and personal consultancy I support clients on a journey of self-discovery through integrated personal and professional development to create a life that works better in the future.
When you choose to work on yourself you are stepping into the unknown world of a future person. Sometimes that can feel like stepping into a wilderness of unknown territory and you have no idea what to expect. I won't be able to tell you what to do (it's your life after all!) but I have been on a similar journey through my own unknown territory so I have the training, experience, tools and equipment to guide you along the way.
Personal development work can be challenging and connecting with your inner self can be daunting. I know what it's like because I have been there. You will be supported and encouraged at every step so that you can feel comfortable and ready to make the changes that you are seeking in your life.
My first career was in broadcast TV where I worked in the fast-moving and pressurised environment of TV programme promotion and channel launches. During that time working at the BBC, Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel I adopted a coaching style of leadership which resulted in a track record of recruiting and building effective and happy teams.
This is what recent clients have said about our work together:
“One of the best experiences I have had in my life."
Nikola D, Amsterdam
"Robert was incredibly professional and helpful on my journey of self-discovery. It was important for me that he previously had a career in the 'real world' and that he had benefited from coaching himself. Through Robert’s coaching I now understand myself even deeper, I’m happier and I have more clarity on what I do and don't want in my life.”
Anna Meylak, London
"I went to Robert as a 9-5 worker living for the weekends and deep down I knew this didn't suit me. Robert's help allowed me to have the confidence to go for what I really wanted. It was this time last year when I started thinking about coming to a life coach and looking back now the impact that Robert's coaching has made is unbelievable - I'm already signed with a very good acting agent and I'm a professional working actor."
Brad J, London
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching - Chester University/Barefoot
Results Brain-Based Coaching Certificate - Neuroleadership Institute
Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness - British Mindfulness Institute
BSc(Hons) in Physics and Music - Cardiff University
Postgraduate Advanced Certificate in Music - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Piano Teaching Diploma (LTCL) - Trinity College London
Prior to coaching I worked at these broadcasters:
- BBC TV
- Channel 4 TV
- Discovery Channel
- A+E Networks
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Mindfulness and mindful living
Gay life and identity
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It's worth putting time and effort into finding the right coach at the right price for you. Coaches can charge from under £50 per hour to £100,000 or more for a year, so there's a huge range of cost, quality and experience. It may be helpful to think about paying for heart surgery privately - would you go for the cheapest option? To what extent would your decision be based on cost?
Likewise working with a great coach is like committing to life surgery that will require a significant investment of time, effort and money. As a rule of thumb, if you're serious about creating long-term change you may need to invest roughly the equivalent of a holiday. You may also want to reflect on the possible long-term cost and impact of not making changes.
There's no charge for an initial consultation meeting in which we talk about your current situation and clarify the change you want to create. It's also an opportunity for us to meet in person to establish whether we're a good fit. At the end of this meeting we may also discuss the financial investment you'll need to make relative to the length of time you'll need, the outcome you want to create and the level of access you'll need. I typically work with clients for between four to twelve months because transformational change requires commitment and time.
As my client you'll receive a fully supported personal consultancy and authentic life coaching service, with support between sessions and a private account on The Authentic Life Company portal.
Type of session
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Weekday daytimes are more flexible and I have limited availability weekday evenings from 6pm - 7.30pm and Saturdays.