Tom Gold

Tom Gold

32 Strathview Terrace
Balfron
Glasgow
G63 0PU

07734 923388

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32 Strathview Terrace
Balfron
Glasgow
G63 0PU

07734 923388

About me

Have you ever looked at one of those motivational posters or memes about finding happiness/ inspiration/ love, and thought 'That's absolutely right!' and then forgotten it completely at the next setback?

While the words seem to be imbued with wisdom and undeniable truth they just never seem to be the cue for a life changing event or the answer to the challenges you face and one of the main reasons for this is the fact that it wasn't you who came up with them.

But imagine if it had been. How much more credible and powerful would those words be? How much more truth would they contain?

I'm not talking about simply composing your own memes and glancing at them occasionally, I'm talking about  uncovering the reasons why certain aspects of your life are challenging and then developing strategies for addressing and overcoming them.

I can't promise that it will be easy. I'm likely to ask some difficult questions and I will hold you to account on the commitments you decide to make but its always done in a friendly and supportive way and ALWAYS in the strictest confidentiality.

Before you go, here is a motivational quote:

"The past cannot be changed. The future is still in your power" Anon

Did that help? If not we should talk. Our first 'recce' session is always free.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • International Coaching Federation accredited Diploma in Transformational Life Coaching
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Institute of Outdoor Learning Bushcraft Instructor

Other areas of coaching I deal with

As well as being a Life Coach I'm a qualified Bushcraft Instructor and a big believer in the positive effect of time spent in nature. This is why I offer outdoor coaching. This can also be combined with an overnight 'wilderness solo' experience.

The solo is a chance to find genuine peace and quiet and a unique opportunity to reflect and process. In essence it involves me setting you up in a semi remote and scenic location where you won't be disturbed. I'll help you set up a shelter to keep you and your gear dry and I'll make sure you have all your essentials.

Then we'll have a talk around what it is you want to focus on during your time alone after which we'll cook dinner and then I'll leave you to it until morning when we'll meet again for breakfast, cooked on the fire. We'll talk about how you got on and where you're up to.

Like I said, this is the solo in essence. If its something you're interested in please get in touch and we can discuss it further.

Photos & videos

  • New You Resolution
  • The Bushcraft starter kit
  • The Backpocket brew kit
  • Wilderness solo
  • 'Tea in the Trees'

Fees

There is no charge for a no obligation, 30-minute telephone discussion about how I may be able to help you. Thereafter my fees are £60 per Session (60 minutes) for either individual face to face coaching, skype or telephone coaching.

Further information

Some facts about me:

I live in Scotland in the Trossachs National Park, sometimes known as the Gateway to the Highlands, I have two sons, they are the centre of my world.

I have an ICF accredited Diploma in Transformational Lifecoaching, an Honours degree in Psychology and I’m also a qualified Bushcraft Instructor.

People often say to me ‘Oh Bushcraft, you mean like Bear Grylls?’ I am nothing like Bear Grylls.

I like action movies and I love true life adventure stories which I find very inspiring.

I worked for a year in a correctional boot camp in Arizona. It was extremely challenging. I also travelled, unsupported from Inverness to Glasgow with a folding kayak to raise money for a school in Gambia. That was quite challenging too.

I am the co-inventor of the little known sport of ‘Wheelie Bin Ball’. An honour I share with members of my Glasgow youth group.

Balfron, G63 0PU

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes