Bill Hughes

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Certified Coach | Career | Leadership | Transition
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Southsea, Hampshire, PO4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, my name's Bill and I’m a professional coach. Prior to starting Seaside Coaching I was a senior leader and business transformation coach at IBM, coaching internally and with clients to help employees, leaders and teams discover new ways of thinking about the work they do.   

My ‘North Star’ is to be ambitious for whoever I'm coaching. I look at the direction they want to travel and help them discover what they can and want to achieve.

Powerful, open questions, and allowing space for personal reflection are important elements of coaching, and in addition, successful coaches have expertise and experience in their 'industry'. The best coaches also mentor and teach when required, and have the experience, knowledge and confidence to do so. We've seen many aspect of working life and have navigated it by deciding when to go with the flow or when to turn the tide. 

We've also seen when it's time to let go, move into a new career or even leave work completely, due to retirement or redundancy. And as leaders ourselves we've listened to, coached and helped our employees make the right decision for now and for their futures.

We've made those decisions for ourselves too.

You can find more about me and Seaside on the website. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Certifications 

  • International Consortium for Agile (ICA) certified coach and facilitator and Authorised Trainer of coaches.  
  • Mental Health First Aider (England)

Relevant Experience

Over the last 10 years I've coached and mentored UK and international clients, working with everyone from students taking their first steps out of higher education to leaders redefining how they support their teams in an ever-changing workplace. 

My specialties are career coaching, work-life balance, executive/leadership coaching, and transitional coaching,, e.g. from working to retirement, or simply investigating new career options.

I'm also an experienced Agile coach for Scrum and Kanban practices, and coach for leadership in an Agile environment, 

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.


Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Please see my website for detailed information on fees, in particular for groups and corporate clients.

Private clients can book individual sessions at £100 per session (a full hour, not including the time it takes us to get coffee etc :-) or in blocks of six sessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday sessions can be arranged by appointment depending on availability. 

Southsea, Hampshire, PO4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Online platforms

Google Meet