About me

I'm wondering if you know there is no greater expert in you, than you? And that you hold your own best answers? Whether you are looking for Executive Coaching or life coaching contact me to find out how many ways there are to achieving your goals, and unsticking your problems. I've been supporting and developing people to reach their potential for over a decade, and can't wait to see what you can achieve.

We are all quite unique in how we see the world, the skills and resources we bring to our lives and therefore the answers we have available to us. Coaching is like a magical mystery tour uncovering talents you hadn't discovered yet, and remembering those that may have been long forgotten. To enable me to work with you for who you are, I have trained in a number of areas of coaching.

Let's take Executive Coaching first. If you are working in a leadership or management role then the greatest single investment you can make is in reflective coaching to enable you to develop your leadership potential to its maximum. Having worked as a senior leader in a strategic leadership role for many years I have a breadth of experience to draw on, if necessary. However, as your Executive Coach we will be working together on your leadership style, delivered your way.  Outcomes focused, solution driven, supporting and challenging you in equal measure.

Having initially trained as an Executive Coach, I then ventured out into NLP. Neuro Linguistic Programming and Epictetus, a Greek stoic, are not too far apart in some ways.  It is not so much the event in life that causes the harm, but the way we think and feel about that past event in the present. As a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP let me take you into the world of life coaching. Coaching can help you reach those goals you have, tap into your motivation, and help you to reduce those seemingly insurmountable problems into small, achievable steps.

Closely linked to the NLP is Time Line Therapy where we can work to release those negative emotions that are preventing you living life the way you want to. Let's bust those limiting decisions and beliefs that are holding you back. This blended approach to coaching using the techniques of NLP and TLT you will be amazed at the changes that are possible.

For those of you who wear your heart on your sleeve, or work on gut instinct, then MBIT coaching brings a fresh dimension where we bring your head, heart and gut into the conversation.  Milton Erickson, a famous hypnotherapist, once said that the only reason he had clients was because their conscious and their unconscious minds had fallen out of rapport. So with the full range of coaching techniques available, and hypnotherapy too, let's see what your immensely powerful unconscious mind has to say.

Our coaching walks outdoors are particularly popular, combining the benefits of fresh air, countryside and changing scenery, with the coaching conversation.  Truly taking a fresh perspective on life.

If you want to explore how we can work together on achieving your best self, then get in touch for our free online Meet and Match conversation.

Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to the qualifications below I am an experienced senior leader in the public sector, and regularly attend coaching supervision, and continued professional development.

  • Master Practitioner and Certified Trainer of NLP
  • Practitioner of Time Line Therapy
  • Master Practitioner of Hypnotherapy
  • Executive Coach - University of Hull
  • MBIT Coach
  • Trained in Motivational Interviewing
  • MA Education (Leadership and Management)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Mental Health First Aider

Other areas of coaching I deal with


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From £80.00 to £999.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

From £80 to £999 (discounts may apply)

Initial Meet and match session: Free


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Alternatives days may also be available, and Breakthrough coaching days are available on any day, with appropriate advance notice

Further information

I currently offer:

Meet and Match sessions: Free.  These online sessions are to allow us to meet and talk about what you want from coaching, without any commitment.  Its important that you feel comfortable with the coach you choose.

Individual coaching sessions:  £80 per hour.  Discounts may apply (ask for details).

Coaching the journey: choose your journey the length; the longer the journey the better value the sessions.  Popular 'journeys' include 4 sessions @ £280 and 12 sessions (Executive coaching) @£799

Breakthrough coaching: set up session, full day of coaching, follow up £999

You can also find our NLP training offer on our website

Kirkby Malham
North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms



Viv Buckland

Viv Buckland