Shawn Nell

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Dorking RH4 & London SE1
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I specialise in coaching men who:

  • Want career coaching
  • Have Limiting Beliefs
  • Struggle with Imposter Syndrome
  • Feel disconnected
  • Are at a cross road and lack purpose
  • Are facing major life changes and struggle to talk about it
  • Looking for Personal Development 

Working together we will target and work on your confidence and self esteem and navigate through what your struggling with and discover your inner goals to then Overcome Transform and Succeed.

About Me

First and foremost I am a husband and father. I was privileged enough to have grown up in Africa, and came to the UK in my mid 20’s, where I spent the next 20  years working in the city in various finance and project management roles. It is through my own personal journey of  change and development that I have become passionate about coaching people to overcome their personal struggles, move forward and get the results they are after. 

I’m very fortunate to have turned my passion into my professional career having gained the Master NLP Practitioner and Life Coach Certification. 

My Coaching Approach

I am a certified NLP Master practitioner and use Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques in my coaching sessions. I believe in a holistic approach to coaching.

Coaching sessions can be done:

  • Face to face,
  • Virtually
  • Or whilst walking in the vineyard or hiking in the Surrey hills, tapping into the mental health benefits that exercising in beautiful scenery brings.

What to Expect from Coaching

Coaching is about giving you the tools to bring about transformation in your life, and enabling you to head in the direction you want to go.

Through coaching you I will:

  • Help you to identify the primary issues.
  • Empower you to form your own solutions to them.
  • Support you as you realise and achieve your goals.

Who do I coach

 Men and  who struggle silently and don’t know where to turn.

  • Do you feel as if you put on a mask every day?
  • Do you feel unheard or misunderstood?
  • Do you have an overwhelming sense of anxiety?
  • Do you feel that you can’t talk to your friends and family without feeling ashamed?
  • Do you feel disconnected, alienated and confused?
  • Do feel you have lost a sense of self-confidence and self-worth?
  • Do you feel you struggle to communicate and find yourself getting angry?
  • Do you need structure and help with your ADHD

We often struggle with anxiety, depression and mental health issues silently. 

NLP coaching provides a safe and confidential place to understand and unpack various emotions and thought patterns you might be experiencing and to create strategies to move you through these into a positive place. 

 High achieving Individuals with a sense of unfulfillment and an out of kilter work life balance

  • Have you reached high levels of success only to find that it hasn’t brought you the happiness you thought it would?
  • Are you facing issues that are negatively affecting your performance, sleep, mental health and ability to live productively and in a fulfilled way?
  • Are you a high achiever who runs on adrenalin but know it is not healthy or sustainable?
  • Are you wanting to take control of your health through changing your diet, your habits, and the way you exercise?
  • Do you use excesses as a way to blow off steam?
  • Do you have regrets about your past and are struggling to move forwards?
  • Do you find yourself saying, ‘I just can’t seem to perform like I used to.’?
  • Are your relationships under strain?

NLP coaching will motivate you to build positive habits and create systems which allow you to achieve a balanced lifestyle whilst maximising performance. It will help you to identify and prioritise the things that are important to you and help you to live your life in a purposeful way that embraces these things, whilst giving you the strategies to better your relationships.

Men facing major life changes.

  • Are you recently retired and wondering what’s next?
  • Has your job come to an end and you are wanting to move in a new direction?
  • Have illness, accident or a bereavement affected your life in a dramatic way?

Major life changes such as these often result in us feeling bewildered and can leave us with a lack of self-worth, identity and purpose. NLP coaching can help and guide you to understand the challenges you have faced and are facing in your life, and give you the keys to unlock doors in order for you to move forwards.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have trained and been mentored by one of London’s top Life Coaches who has over 15 years experience in coaching and training. I have gained a certified NLP Master practitioner and Life Coach qualification and use Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques in my coaching sessions. I started out my coaching dealing with both men and woman but more recently I have focused and niched on men and the issues they are experiencing. I believe in a holistic approach to coaching. I will guide you to find answers and meaning to the challenges you are facing and have faced.  


Oisin  5*****

I’ve been in the personal development industry for the last 5 years now and so I have invested quite a lot into personal growth. But investing in coaching with Shawn has definitely been one of the best investments I’ve made. He genuinely cares about getting you the results you are after and will hold you accountable to your goals and will ensure you stay on track. Shawn is definitely the coach to work with if you are wanting serious change and are ready to put in the effort. Highly recommend!

Simon 5*****

I got hold of Shawn as I have recently retired and I have found the whole transition really challenging. I have felt I lost my identity and some self-worth. Through Shawn’s coaching he has helped me understand what I’m going through and he has helped me unlock doors that have been holding me back. He listens and is caring and holds me accountable and pushes me to accomplish my goals. I can highly recommend Shawn if you are going through something similar.

Luca  5*****

I can highly recommend Shawn, he is a great listener, has great insight and life experience which helped more than I thought possible. I came away from our sessions feeling so much more positive and much more confident to move forward and tackle life head on. Thanks so much Shawn

Danny Orson 5*****

From the first time I spoke with Shawn he has helped me to motivate myself positively. He’s got good energy about him that makes you feel so comfortable with expressing yourself.

Looking forward to continuing my sessions with Shawn.

Ben 5*****

 “I would highly recommend Shawn as a coach. His considerate and compassionate approach allowed me to feel safe enough to open up and talk about what was really on my mind. Shawn has a skill in asking the right questions at the right time. By the end of a couple of sessions together I felt more confident in myself and he helped me generate the self-belief that not only are my goals possible, but also the fact that I can achieve them.

I had one particular goal about getting into shape (I had not exercised in a while) and after the first session I had signed up to the gym and started to go regularly. This has given me so much energy and motivation to tackle other areas of my life.

If you want a coach that genuinely cares about your life, then Shawn is a great person to go to.”

Mandeeq  5*****

Shawn is an amazing, from the first session we managed to cover so much areas. He is very experienced and knows exactly and covers so much areas in your life. I would highly recommend Shawn he is also very inspiring.

Neethu 5*****

Shawn has a pragmatic approach. He was able to understand me and put me at ease. He made me more positive about the choices i make. He is a great listener, professional supportive and non-judgemental. He is reliable, honest and very helpful. Thank you Shawn

Amy 5*****

Shawn helped me find the confidence and direction that I needed in order to move forward with my life. Since speaking to Shawn I am way more positive and excited about the future and I have a better sense of who I am.

Susan 5 *****

Shawn is a amazing listener & doesn't judge. He pointed me towards accepting my situation. I do feel so much better. I can recommend him as a life coach. I would definitely use him again if I felt the need.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

I specialise in coaching men who:

Struggle to talk about mental health

Want to improve their performance

Are facing major life changes

Through NLP techniques I also help amateur and professional sportsman and woman  with visualisation and fine tuning. Golf (putting) Tennis (negative thoughts, serving)  Rugby (Goal Kicking)  I run Coaching Run Retreats 

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£120.00 - £200.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Coaching option 1 

Immediate session (do you need to talk right away)

One off session, call to book straight away 07827265396

Coaching option 2 

6 x one hour coaching sessions, once a week for 6 weeks

Coaching option 3 

3 month Commitment

A one hour coaching session once a week or every 2 weeks


One 2 hour VIP coaching session walking in the vineyards or Surrey Hills, 45min from Waterloo and Victoria stations. 

Coaching option 4 


A 2 hour hike and coaching session in the vineyard and Surrey Hills.


to determine if we are a good fit…

When I work

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Please contact to work around your schedule.

Further information

What do you love most about your job?

I love that I have the ability to help people especially men. For me there is nothing better than helping a person overcome adversity to then transform and succeed.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Having been through many of Life's ups and downs and having had Life coaching I then developed a way to overcome. I wanted to help and share my experiences with other people to show that anything is possible to succeed.

Why should our clients choose you?

So that you can achieve your highest personal and professional goal, so you can take care of your health, fitness and wellbeing, it will build your confidence and help you maintain a healthy work life balance and so enriching you and your relationships.

Can you provide your services online or remotely? 

Predominately online but if remotely then we can discuss further. 

Dorking, Surrey, RH4

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client


Online platforms

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