Robin Macdonald Coaching - Bringing about positive change!
A friendly introduction...
Hello, my name is Robin and I am an ICF (International Coach Federation) certified coach who is based in Glasgow and Milton Keynes, but operate across the British Isles and beyond. My coaching is available in person or remotely (or indeed a combination of both).
Remote coaching is becoming increasingly popular and it allows my clients to be comfortable in a place of their choosing.
I am completely flexible to be able to work in and out of work hours and also across different time zones.
Who do I work with...
I work with focused, driven and determined people who would like to be more effective and fulfilled in their lives, workplace and careers by helping them to achieve their goals.
Loving the diversity of people from all walks of life, I enjoy working with males and females. However, I take particular satisfaction and professional pride in working with males who have possibly found it difficult in the past to express themselves freely and who maybe haven’t previously seen the possibilities around them or recognised the potential that they have.
To those that are interested, I have also been trained in mental health awareness from Mental Health First Aid England & received training in supporting adults with neuro-diverse conditions such as dyslexia, autism, dyspraxia & ADHD through the charity 'Exceptional Individuals'.
What to expect from me...
My coaching is versatile, person centred and adapted to suit the needs and requirements of the person being coached. However, no matter what your situation is, I guarantee that you will feel appreciated and supported as we create a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts.
We will then move forward at your pace so that you can own the identified changes and finally live that more fulfilled and purposeful life.
As your coach though, my role is not to tell you what to do or even for me to tell you what I would do if I was in your position.
My job is to listen and support you fully so that I can understand your situation more clearly and then through targeted and professional questioning empower you to think and re-evaluate things from a different outlook so that you can come up with your own solutions.
So, what is coaching?
Coaching can best be described as assisting people (clients) to bridge the gap between where they are now, and where they would like to be quicker and more efficiently than if they were to do it alone.
I achieve this by:
- Helping my clients to raise awareness and understanding so they can get clear on what they want.
- Assisting my clients to create practical, step-by-step action plans to reach their goals.
- Providing my clients with on-going support through any changes or obstacles that they may encounter.
- Providing my clients with tools, techniques and strategies (where appropriate and if needed) to create lasting change and success.
What are the benefits of coaching?
(depending on what your aim is)
• You will increase your confidence
• You will take responsibility
• You will feel empowered
• You will communicate more effectively
• You will improve your work life balance
• You will establish clear goals and take action
• You will get greater purpose
• You will overcome challenges
• You will improve your well-being
• You will become accountable
Would you like to experience how powerful and effective coaching can be?
Working with me will be non-judgemental, open and safe. It will be a partnership where I will facilitate your thoughts, encourage, champion and support you. I will also sometimes politely and professionally challenge and push you so that we get the desired results and the positive change you want to see.
Structured Personal & Professional Development Programme
For those of you who are seeking more structure to achieve what you want – especially those that are perhaps looking to further their careers, I have a personal and professional development programme that might be perfect for you. Please ask me about it and I can send you a brochure.
Are you still unsure whether coaching with me is right for you?
I offer a complimentary and no obligation 30 minute introductory session which will provide you with the opportunity to find out if my coaching is right for you and for you to also find out more about me too.
Please book the complimentary 30 minute discovery call with me via the link below:
“Control Your Own Destiny or Someone Else Will” ? Jack Welch
Please get in touch with me and let me help you to achieve the future you have always wanted...
Please see some of my recent reviews at the very bottom of the profile (in the section titled any further information)
Are you enquiring from a business or organisation that is interested in workplace coaching or business, executive and leadership coaching?
I partner with progressive organisations and businesses from many different industrial and commercial sectors (public and private sector) looking to develop their teams, mindsets, cultures and environments around them - whether that be on a one to one basis or with a group/team - but they typically range in size and structure from solopreneurs, freelance contractors and SMEs right up to businesses with circa 150-200+ employees.
Solutions can be tailored to meet your specific needs.
I also work with Chiumento, Know You More & Exceptional Individuals.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.Sc (Hons) Science and Management
ICF certified Diploma in Transformational Coaching
DiSC personality profiling
Six Sigma Green Belt
I also have over 20 years management and leadership experience working in many high intensity, fast moving and dynamic international businesses spanning many industrial sectors from food and drink manufacturing, FMCG, aerospace, defence, general manufacturing and retail.
Areas of coaching I deal with
From £90.00 to £2,000.00
Free initial telephone or online session
For life, career and job coaching I offer a complimentary and no obligation 30 minute introductory session which will provide you with the opportunity to find out if coaching is right for you and for you to also find out more about me too.
For standard individual life and career coaching, my fees start at £90 per session (per hour)
For those that might be interested in corporate, executive, business and leadership coaching please get in touch with me and let’s have an open and honest discussion about your requirements in more detail and then we can talk about the different options and decide on what works best for you, your employees and their associated teams.
Please get in touch for more details.
I very much look forward to hearing from you.
*All individual coaching sessions are generally approx. 1 hour in length but could be up to 70-75 minutes depending on what gets discussed in a session.
I am typically available from Monday to Friday (days and evening) but will also happily accommodate clients at weekends too if that is the best option.
Please see below for some of my recent client feedback;
**Robin has been a kind, thoughtful and encouraging coach. Balancing objectivity with the needs of his clients is a real strength and has benefitted me greatly. In moments of difficulty and frustration, Robin has encouraged me to look beyond my own perspective and consider other POVs and take a look at the bigger picture. Robin is a person-centred coach and has been flexible in his approach for which I am very grateful** AS, Teacher (Manchester)
**Robin made my first coaching experience easy and straightforward. Thanks for supporting, listening, encouraging and challenging me. It was exactly what I needed and have now set strong foundations for moving forward. You’ve really helped me through a difficult business period, thanks again. Can’t recommend Robin highly enough!** SB, Senior Business Manager (Glasgow)
**Robin was very professional in his approach and would always promptly follow up sessions with a summary. He was always interested in what you had to say and would go away and research things for you to look at.** AJ, Support Worker (Birmingham)
**Having never worked with a life coach before I was not sure what to expect. However, from the very beginning Robin made it a very relaxing and safe place to explore what's on your mind. He asks the questions that point you in the right direction in finding your own answers. This is certainly a gift. Sometimes it's just a case of being asked those questions that make things a lot clearer. I really enjoyed my experience working with Robin and would certainly recommend him** SW, Teacher (Valencia, Spain)
**Coaching with Robin was a real treat! It is rare to find someone as engaging and personable. Make no mistake: Robin is a talented coach with skills that I doubt they teach when studying to be a coach (but if that is the case, he makes it look effortless). I always felt like I was in good hands working with Robin, who is genuinely one of the nicest people I have met** SH, Business Owner (London)
**Robin was very caring and helpful. He helped me get new insights into my plans for the future. Very good follow up emails. Thank you** EG, Business Owner (Cambridge)