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Certified Career Coach - Burnout & Career Purpose

About me

Nobody should be unhappy at work.

When you dislike your job, you lose focus on the future and end up resenting your choice of career altogether. 

All that time spent giving the company your all, trying to impress your boss, achieve promotions, and get recognition from your peers eventually puts you on the road to burnout. 

Once this happens, the effect on those around you can be huge. 

Family and friends miss the ‘old you, the person who was fun to be around. Unhappiness turns into frustration at your boss and an extra glass of wine at night to distract from the pain of career dissatisfaction. 

It’s a terrible situation to be in. 

The question is, what can you do about it? 

Hire expertise to address these problems.


Trying to figure this out on your own can be very bad for your mental and emotional well-being because it is stressful and very tiring.   

As your Life Coach, I will unpick your career problems whilst teaching you the empowering techniques you need to move forwards with your life.

How my ‘Personal Transformation Programme’ works

My coaching sessions are solutions-focused, meaning the person being coached does most of the talking. 

We land on exciting and difference-making actions during sessions. Then it’s over to you to take action in between meetings, this creates the positive results you’re most looking for. 

You’ll be asked searching questions

You will be asked challenging questions as to why you’ve made decisions in the past. 

This isn’t easy, and it’s not always comfortable. However, these open-ended questions will challenge you to think big and open your mind to new possibilities. 

You add value to yourself throughout the coaching process

You’re able to gain control of your life, how you think and how you feel by the techniques learned within the coaching programme. 

You’ll get to know yourself at a deeper level, discover what you find important in life, and the unique “thing” you can offer the world. As a result, you’ll add value to yourself and prospective employers. 

You’ll gain energy as you move through the programme

A weight will be lifted off your shoulders during and after the coaching sessions.

This is because you’ll be free to discuss things you’ve kept buried for a long time. That release alone is a great source of lifting energy. 

So, if your career has hit a standstill and you don’t know where to turn next, I’ll give you the direction you need.  

I have a track record of helping others to realise their potential both inside and outside of work. 

Hit 'Email Me' straight away to start your journey. 

This could be the best career decision you ever make. 


Training, qualifications & experience

My name is Tom, and I’m a Certified Life Coach. 

After spending 10 years working in the recruitment industry, I decided to create a business that could positively impact the lives of working professionals. All I could see around me at one point were people who were suffering from stress, feeling burned out, and not knowing where to turn. 

I also saw colleagues and friends would be struggling to get to sleep at night because of the anxiety that their job created. They’d even fall out with loved ones because their job was pushing their mental wellbeing to a horrible place. 

This, for me, had to change. 

I had to do something about it.

I wanted to use the coaching skill that I had perfected in my years of sales team management to help to support people who had hit career crises. 

So, I founded Tom Paine Life Coaching because I am driven to help others to achieve their career potential. It hurts me when I see other people struggling to get what they want out of life. 

When I was thinking about a career change myself, I had no one else to talk to at the time. My wife was preoccupied with our newborn baby and I was scared to tell her of my wish to walk away from a great reputation and client base that I had built in the recruitment sector. 

I felt trapped. 

I felt like I had the weight of the world on my shoulders to get this one figured out. 

Who could I talk to?

Looking back, hiring a coach who specialised in career change and helping people to find focus for their lives would have been perfect for me. It would have been great to have an open conversation with an independent 3rd party as well, someone who had the expertise and would offer an alternative opinion on the issues I was facing. 

I would have got to my answers far quicker. I would have saved years. In summary, I would have hired myself.


You may be reading this thinking: “Yes, that’s me. My life could do with a different pair of eyes over it”. And if this is right, would it be fair to say now is the right time to do something about your career problems? 

My coaching practice offers support, guidance, and coaching for business professionals who are feeling lost, with no focus for the future. I help my clients to make sense of their job choices, forming a plan for the future that excites and motivates them.

Hiring me as your Life Coach could be the best decision that you make. I have consistent five-star reviews from my clients who have been able to transform their lives as a direct result of my coaching. 

Hit ‘Email Me’ above to start a conversation with me. 

Member organisations


European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)

EMCC UK is part of the Europe-wide European Mentoring & Coaching Council.

Together their aim is to promote good practice and the expectation of good practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe.

EMCC is an independent, impartial and non-profit making organisation.

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£125.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

FREE Introduction Call:

  • Your journey starts with an Introduction phone call with Tom 
  • You'll get a strong understanding of how the process works
  • Tom will give you more detail on what to expect
  • Call duration: 20 minutes

Personal Transformation Programme: 

  • £125 per session (paid at least 48 hours upfront)  
  • Monthly ‘Standing Orders’ welcome
  • £1875 for 15 x Sessions - for complete programme
  • 10% discount offered for the total price paid upfront (£1687.50 with discount) 

Tailored Coaching Plan:

  • An agreed amount of coaching sessions based on your requirements
    £125 per session
  • Minimum of 4 coaching sessions planned over 3 months to get the required results you want

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When I work

Earliest session: 10am

Latest session: 6pm 

Monday - Friday

Further information

My Client Testimonials:

"Tom made the environment very comfortable to talk about personal topics, and gave confidence to talk openly resulting in understanding core areas to focus on"

- Oliver, Sales Director

"Thanks to our regular sessions and Tom sharing his patience and wisdom, I have renewed energy and motivation to pursue a lifelong dream"

- Emma, Marketing Manager

"I came away feeling focussed and motivated and I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their life but doesn't know where to start"

- Simon, Insurance Broker

"I like how Tom makes the conversation so easy and smooth. He is good at listening without judgement. I like how patient Tom is, and the great questions he asks"

- Natacha, Export Sales Manager

"My sessions with Tom have been really rewarding. He is so positive, non-judgmental and encouraging"

- Rachel, School Teacher

Heaton Moor, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK4

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