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Global accreditation-European Mentoring and Coaching Council

About me

Working with people from all walks of life, I will give you the opportunity to pause, reflect, look beyond your horizons and the space to think. 

My coaching style is warm and versatile where I adapt my approach to suit you and will facilitate your thoughts and encourage and champion you.

No matter your situation, job or career, you will feel appreciated and supported as we create an environment for you to move forward, achieve your goals and embrace your future. 

**Coaching spaces are available on a regular basis, so please get in touch**

Complimentary call
Please book a complimentary 30 minute call with me 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.

This 30 minute session (delivered virtually) can be booked via one of the following options:

1. Message me through this site on the icon at the top of my profile
2. Call or text me directly on 07738 881516
3. Email me on robin.coach@btinternet.com
4. Use the following calendar link (if there is not a suitable slot available, then   please email me directly) https://calendly.com/robinmcoach/30min

I coach online to anywhere in the world (which is becoming popular) and in person in Glasgow and sometimes Olney (Milton Keynes).

Working with me is non-judgemental, open and safe.

Many of my clients also identify as being neurodiverse with conditions such as dyslexia, autism, dyspraxia and ADHD.

Please see below for some of my recent client reviews;

**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.  AH, Liverpool

**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! BS, Edinburgh 

**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. JA, Nottingham

**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. WS, London

**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. ER, Manchester

**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, Oxford

**The coaching sessions with Robin have helped me to develop a more mindful approach to both my personal and professional life, and has allowed me to strike a better balance. This has not only improved my own work but has also helped me engage better with colleagues at all levels too. HK, Carlisle

**Through the coaching, Robin provided the time and space for me to think through issues and then supported and equipped me with the confidence and tools needed to take on challenging tasks that I possibly would have avoided in the past. CD, Glasgow

**I found the coaching with Robin, which we did digitally, to be very useful and allowed me to take a step back and properly assess what was happening and how I was managing situations. Being able to speak to somebody who was not involved with my business gave me the space to be open, honest and objective and talk through issues and concerns. 

Robin was also able to ask me some questions that allowed me to approach these issues and concerns differently and with a refreshed view. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him and found the coaching process very thought provoking and insightful. LB, South Wales

**The coaching with Robin was excellent and very supportive during the current situation, and even though my circumstances changed early on in the programme, he was very flexible and adapted the plan to meet my changing needs.

Working with Robin has given me the confidence in my leadership to try different strategies, and I will definitely use some of the coaching models that we discussed. TS St Albans

Training, qualifications & experience

  • B.Sc (Hons) Science and Management
  • European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Individual Global Accreditation (EIA) at Practitioner Level
  • ICF certified Diploma in Transformational Coaching (Animas)
  • DiSC personality profiling
  • 5 Behaviours profiling
  • Prince2
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF)

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.

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Fees

Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

To achieve sustainable and tangible change, I typically work with people for a minimum of 6 sessions. However depending on your needs and circumstances, I sometimes offer fewer sessions.

Sessions are typically 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes in length. However, I also offer 45 minute sessions depending on your budget and time constraints.

Prices vary depending on the number of sessions. Please ask on enquiry.

I am based in Glasgow (and sometimes Milton Keynes), but operate across the British Isles and beyond where my coaching is available remotely or in person (or a combination of both).

I am completely flexible to be able to work in and out of traditional work hours and also across different time zones.

Remote coaching is becoming increasingly popular and allows my clients to be comfortable in a place of their choosing.

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Take Care,
Robin

When I work

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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.

Further information

My Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and the Environment 
I welcome people from all backgrounds and pride myself that many of my clients are neuro-diverse with conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia. I receive regular training in this field from the charity 'Exceptional Individuals' and the social enterprise 'Genius Within CIC' with whom I also work.

As part of my coaching accreditation, I regularly review my outlook with regards to diversity and inclusion, and pledge to keep them front and centre of my coaching work.

I also take particular professional pride when I work with people (especially males/ those who identify as males), who for whatever reason have perhaps previously not been able to open up about challenges that they might be facing or possibly not been able to identify the opportunities and potential around them. 

To those who are interested, I have also been trained in mental health awareness from Mental Health First Aid England and I have also received advanced PVG clearance from Disclosure Scotland.

I also think it is important to work in an environmental friendly and sensible way so where possible and appropriate, I will advocate for coaching sessions to be carried out through a digital platform such as Zoom, Skype or Teams.

Are you still unsure whether coaching is right for you? 
Please book a complimentary and no obligation 30 minute taster session with me 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 session with me (delivered virtually) via one of the following options:

Message me through this site on the icon at the top of my profile
Call me directly on 07738 881516
Email me on robin.coach@btinternet.com
Use the following calendar link (if there is not a suitable slot available, then please email me directly) https://calendly.com/robinmcoach/30min
**Coaching spaces are available on a regular basis**

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G41

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

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