Ralph Williams

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Life Coach Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

MAC - Personal Life Coach and Mentor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, WD5 0PG
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I help people change the way they think and act so they can achieve satisfying and rewarding lives.  Whether it's finding a new career or a better work/life balance, increasing confidence, self-esteem and motivation, setting and reaching a personal development goal, dealing with personal or work-place relationships or any of the many other problems and worries facing everyone today, life coaching can almost certainly help.

Life coaching enables you to bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.  It provides a structured process of support, motivation and accountability that enables you to break through your limiting beliefs and self-doubts and empowers you to reach your goals and achieve your personal and career ambitions with confidence.

As your personal life coach and mentor I will help you build confidence, free yourself from the fears and anxiety that hold you back and work with you as you realise your dreams and ambitions and change your life for ever.  I'll guide you as you make beneficial changes to the way you think and act and help you achieve the satisfying and rewarding life and relationships you want.

Since Covid, I have transitioned almost all of my coaching online, using Zoom and other video-conferencing apps which my clients find saves them considerable travelling time.

Everyone can benefit from life coaching if they want to.  Life coaching can help you:

  • Choose or change to the right career
  • Jump-start and boost your personal development
  • Boost your confidence and self-esteem
  • Develop motivation and find your passion
  • Clarify what you really want in your life, why you want it, and how to get it
  • Sort out your personal relationships at home or at work
  • Reduce the level of stress and anxiety at work or at home
  • Get rid of those nagging feelings of failure and inadequacy
  • Find purpose in life
  • Become more effective and achieve more than you ever thought possible
  • Get out of a rut, find direction and take control of your life
  • Understand the values and beliefs that guide you and influence your personal and business decisions
  • Create and live the balanced, successful and happy life that you really want

I offer online, telephone and face-to-face coaching or a mix of all three, enhanced by e-mail support between sessions when required.

Take The First Step Today

Many of my clients aren't sure what changes are needed in their lives when they first come to see me.  They just know that "something isn't right" and they want to change it.  With my help and guidance they are able to identify the areas of their lives that need change and then develop the strategies they need to make those changes happen.

I can help you too.  If you want to change your life why not find out more with a free half-hour exploratory meeting or phone call where we can explore what you want out of life and the ways in which I can help you get it.  This meeting is completely free and there is no obligation to take things further.

To book your free meeting just call me on 01923 449664 or e-mail me at: my_exploratory_meeting@ralphwilliamslifecoaching.com

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Life Coaching Skills and Practice
Coaching in the workplace for over 20 years
Personal life coach since 2006
Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs mentor since 2012

Member organisations

Association for Coaching (AC)

The Association for Coaching is one of the leading professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations.

The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • Confidence
  • Self-esteem
  • Personal development
  • Career coaching
  • Business coaching
  • Overcoming anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Work/life balance
  • Motivation
  • Relationships coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Leadership coaching
  • Executive coaching
  • Gallup Strengths® coaching
  • Small business mentoring
  • NLP

Photos & videos


£100.00 - £750.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Many people find they can make substantial changes to one or more areas of their life within six sessions. I coach face-to-face, by Zoom, by Skype and over the telephone and the majority of my clients find they get the maximum benefit from a one-hour session every two weeks with e-mail support when needed between their coaching sessions.

My fees are structured to reflect this:

- an initial half-hour exploratory meeting - free
- individual one-off coaching session - £100
- a course of six coaching sessions with e-mail support between sessions - £500
- a course of nine coaching sessions with e-mail support between sessions - £750

Most coaching session normally last an hour but different length sessions can always be arranged if desired.

To book your exploratory meeting or a course of sessions either call me on 01923 449664 or e-mail me at Exploratory_Session@ralphwilliamslifecoaching.com

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Copy and paste the following link to open my Booking Diary:


Further information

Just a few of the testimonials I've received over he year...

"It has been a transformative experience"

I had the privilege of working with Ralph Williams as my business coach, and it has been a transformative experience that I highly recommend to anyone looking to enhance their managerial skills.  Ralph's approach to coaching is profoundly insightful, focusing not just on theoretical knowledge but on practical application that brings about real change.

From the outset, Ralph took the time to understand me as an individual - my team, my leadership style, and how I communicate.  He has a unique ability to identify both strengths and weaknesses, helping me to leverage my competencies effectively while providing constructive pathways for improvement.  Our sessions were thoughtfully structured, offering manageable insights and strategies that I could immediately apply.  This approach ensured that I was never overwhelmed, facilitating steady progress and tangible improvements in my management practices.

What sets Ralph apart is his genuine commitment to his clients' growth.  Each session with him was a step forward in understanding my team better, enhancing my communication skills, and refining my leadership approach.  The changes I've implemented have not only improved my effectiveness as a manager but have also positively impacted my team's dynamics and productivity.

I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to work with Ralph.  His guidance has been invaluable in my journey as a manager, providing me with the tools and confidence to lead with greater empathy, clarity, and effectiveness.  For anyone looking to elevate their leadership skills and foster a more cohesive, motivated team, Ralph Williams is the coach you need by your side.  (Gary - St Albans)

“I’ve just been offered the job”

Hi Ralph. Good news, I had 3 interviews and 1 chat with the company this week and have just been offered the job. Thanks for your help, which was invaluable!  (Gareth - Wheathampstead)

"Working mostly remotely had left me feeling isolated"

After experiencing a dip in motivation and feeling somewhat outpaced by younger colleagues at work (I am 55 and work in the tech sector), I turned to Ralph for guidance. Working mostly remotely had left me feeling isolated, and my focus at work waned. However, just a few months into our sessions, the transformation was evident. Ralph not only reignited my confidence but also sharpened my ability to discern my work and life priorities. My productivity levels soared, anxiety reduced, and he consistently provided invaluable insights as a critical sounding board on various work-related matters. (Gareth - Wheathampstead)

"He is a skilled and experienced practitioner"

I engaged with Ralph for 6 x life coaching sessions following what felt like an unrelentingly stressful period in my life. Having never undertaken this type of coaching before I held no expectations for how this might impact me or what to expect. It was only towards the latter stages of these sessions that I realised that things had started to change, gaining a clearer perspective on my life and my authentic self. What Ralph does, and very subtly, is guide you to an answer that can only come from you and be found through deep reflection on your life. He is a skilled and experienced practitioner that, in his own understated way, has helped me find balance, compassion and calmness in my life ... and for that I am very grateful.  (Ian - St Albans)

"I'm now in a far more positive place than I was"

Hi Ralph. Your coaching has been even more effective than I had hoped. I'm now in a far more positive place than I was before we first met, and am looking forward to the future for the first time in a long while. Thank you!  (Steve - Kings Langley)

"I now feel that I have the confidence within me to deal with anything"

Hi Ralph. I really enjoyed our meeting together and found it extremely beneficial to me. It is so great to be able to open up and really say what is on my mind. I really felt that you completely understood my situation.

I also felt that I was able to express everything in a clear concise way and I now feel that I have the confidence within me to deal with anything. I know I will have to be aware of how I express myself in different situations, but I now know it is within me.  (Ann - Hemel Hempstead)

"Ralph helped guide me to a place where I feel comfortable and confident"

When I first looked for Ralph’s help I was at a crossroads in my life. I wasn’t sure of what direction to go in as far as a career choice. Speaking to Ralph helped guide me to a place where I feel comfortable and confident in the path I’m planning in life. Ralph is exceptionally easy to chat to and helps explore ideas whilst remaining neutral, he also has a huge range of resources which are an interesting read. I would highly recommend Ralph’s services to anyone in a position similar to me.  (Tom - Croxley Green)

“My confidence and motivation are soaring”

Hi Ralph, I wanted to let you know that 6 months after my last coaching session with you I've really improved my standing at work, and it's very much down to the lessons and techniques that I learned in our sessions.

I've just had my annual appraisal and it couldn't have gone better. Using the VAK learnings and thinking about how and when I communicate with my boss she is now completely on side. She told me that my performance has been outstanding. And the General Manager of Europe (my boss' boss) declared publicly at the end-of-year company update that I'd excelled at achieving phenomenal growth with the key account business I am now handling. I grew the top line by +42% Year on Year, whereas the company’s growth was +5%. I was then in Hong Kong in January having dinner with my European sales colleagues and sat next to the Global VP of Sales who told my European counterparts to make sure they spent time with me to tap into my knowledge and techniques while we were together to learn how they can drive business with my key account in their own markets. My key account client is now the third biggest customer for our company.

Word has got around the industry that I've been making great strides and I've been approached by 5 competitors since the beginning of the year to enquire if I'd jump ship to manage their business with my client. Almost on a daily basis my boss' boss and the Sales Directors in other EU locales request my counsel on business decisions and strategy involving my client.

Needless to say my confidence and motivation are soaring. I've been drawing more on my strengths that we identified, particularly the Relator aspect (I have developed great relationships with colleagues and customers) and Problem Solving aspect. I've also developed in the areas where I am not naturally strong, such as public speaking, since I went on an advanced presentation skill course.

I am happy to say that I'm still sticking to my healthy habits of getting good sleep, exercise most days and eating well. My aim last year was to strengthen my value and credibility in my team and I'm very pleased with what I've achieved in terms of growing my skill set, my confidence, my knowledge, and my productivity.

Thanks again for all the support on my journey to becoming a stronger Sales Manager.  (Claire - Rickmansworth)

"He subtly and simply unlocks what is already inside of you but needs to flourish"

I’ve been seeing Ralph for a few months now after encountering issues with anxiety, stress and a lack of confidence. I can wholeheartedly say that he has helped me relax and take a more positive view on the world and myself. I am far more self aware and calm now and my work and home life are better for it. He is a genuinely top guy and his techniques help you bring out the best in yourself without preaching to you or pushing you in any particular way or direction.

He subtly and simply unlocks what is already inside of you but needs to flourish. I would highly recommend his services if you are looking for some direction or clarity in where you are going in life and to get a stronger handle on those issues or worries that are holding you back.     (Joe - Watford)

"Ralph has been the catalyst"

Ralph has been the catalyst in getting me from a fairly gloomy place in both my career and my self-esteem to a position where I am turning away work and feeling as confident as I have felt since being a kid. If you want to get yourself back on track or talk through a new challenge in life, I couldn’t recommend Ralph enough.     (Dan - St Albans)

"It was a great investment in myself"

My six sessions with Ralph gave me the space and opportunity to explore 'what I value' and 'what I ultimately want'. The tools Ralph deployed to provoke clarity regarding these inner-most thoughts were extremely beneficial and gave me something I can 'take away' and use, as a practical reference point, moving forward in my life. Ralph asked purposeful questions and, where appropriate, offered sound advice - particularly in regards to career development - building off his successful years in industry. I'm pleased I went ahead and booked my course with Ralph following my free exploratory session; it was a great investment in myself and I'm grateful for his input and guidance.     (Rob - Hemel Hempstead)

"I already feel more positive about myself"

After only three sessions I already feel more positive about myself and I am no longer beating myself up about the things I cannot change.  I have been putting into practice the ideas you have given me and I am moving forward each day with a little more love for myself.  I feel stronger and more confident.  Thank you.

"I found Ralph to be a very helpful and effective coach"

I found Ralph to be a very helpful and effective coach, helping me to think and talk through my ideas and thoughts with no judgement. He was able to gently support me to make important decisions and guide me towards positive ways of acting on these decisions. I found the sessions to be affirming, a bit challenging and enjoyable and certainly helped me come through a period of difficult decision making.     (Elizabeth - St Albans)

"I feel so much more determined"

For anyone who needs clarity in what they want from life, after only 4 sessions I feel so much more determined in what I want to achieve for a career and a social life.     (Danny - Tring)

"That was an especially good and productive session"

That was an especially good and productive session which will take me on my way to achieving happiness with my partner.  I'll re-write a new list of affirmations and send you those for review at our next session.     (Tima - London)

"Many thanks for the excellent Gallup Clifton StrengthsFinder coaching session"

Many thanks for the excellent Gallup Clifton StrengthsFinder coaching session. Once again you have exceeded my expectations in facilitating growth!  I thought this card was apt as it is an acorn => growth => Oak!     (Steve - Boxmoor)

"I can't express the gratitude I feel for your help developing me as an individual"

I can't express the gratitude I feel for your help developing me as an individual. The progress I have made in my time with you, even as early as our first session, is remarkable and I can't express the gratitude I feel for your help developing me as an individual and, in turn, as a member of my own life.I do hope to remain in contact with you and wish all the best for you and your family. The help you have given me and the changes you have encouraged in me will remain with me, and will not be forgotten. Many thanks for everything.     (Ben - Watford)

"Ralph coached me to find the answers within myself"

Asking for help can be difficult especially as a grown adult but talking to Ralph was a great help. Choosing your Life Coach is difficult, of course you don′t need a mental health practitioner, there is nothing wrong, but you know you need that bit of advice! I saw Ralph Williams′s details on the internet and felt that he was worth a telephone call. We spoke for about 30mins and he came across as a quiet but confident person who said he could help me and invited me to his home for a further chat, free of charge.

We met the following week and Ralph came across as a true gentleman and also a gentle man! I was impressed with his confidence and compassion and his empathy with the issues I wanted to talk about.

We agreed a contract of dates and costs but more important we made a contract about what each of us would do to help me. This helped me understand what Life Coaching is and not to be afraid of it, to understand that it was coaching much like sports coaching. Ralph would guide me and I had to take his advice. He did not solve any problems for me, he coached me to find the answers within myself. I applied the answers and I think I am much more successful both personally and professionally than before, and I have a clear idea how I will manage my future.

I found the meetings with Ralph an opportunity to talk about a range of personal feelings mixed with work and relationship issues, things I did not want to discuss with my wife. Ralph helped me to clarify my feelings and values so I understood why I felt as I did, and he set me homework to do - some of it with my wife as she is a major part of my life. Ralph and I reflected and discussed these, helping me to see the wood for the trees and see how to solve the problems for myself!

I would always recommend Ralph Williams as coach, confidant and good professional friend. I looked forward to our meetings and feel a much more focused and confident person because of his influences on me. Thank you Ralph.     (Alan - Bushey)

"That session has been an amazing building block"

I have been building on the work we did together and that session has been an amazing building block. It gave me enough to raise my game sufficiently and it's fair to say thanks to you I've turned things around.

You never know what's around the next corner but now I look forward with enthusiasm! I have been awarded 110% plus bonus for the second half of 2014 and I have been nominated for a couple of recognition awards!
Would you let me take you to lunch one day next month? Call it a thank you and a catch up to agree a strategy for next year. Hopefully by then I will have even more exciting news to share!     (John - Hemel Hempstead)

"Since I started having coaching with Ralph my business and personal life have had a rocket boost"

Having coaching with Ralph was the best thing I ever decided to do. He enabled me to be clear about my values, who I was and what I wanted. I knew I wanted to succeed but I was not sure how or even where to start. Ralph worked with me to help me realise my core values and motivation and with some positive goal setting it became obvious to me what actions to take.

Since I started having coaching with Ralph my business and personal life have had a rocket boost; it feels like I have discovered some real, untapped power inside of me that was bursting to be expressed. Having coaching helps you to realise the potential that lies dormant within all of us, so if you can conquer the initial fear of trying something new (which I believe is really the fear of what you can really be) you can fulfil your true desires.

The level of achievement that I have reached as a result of Ralph's coaching has been more than I have achieved in the last 10 years all together! Life coaching really does work; I would happily recommend Ralph to anyone. Thank you Ralph - I look forward to our next session.     (Philip - Leighton Buzzard)

"I feel much more confident starting and maintaining conversations"

I am writing to thank you for your advice and coaching you recently gave me. Through discussion you have helped me to realise my strengths and weakness. My recent spell of jury service has allowed me to develop my social skills further with other people even to the extent that I was selected to be a jury foreman on one occasion.

I now feel much more confident starting and maintaining conversations. I also have a much clearer ambition for the short, medium and long term.  Although the trip to Brazil has not progressed, I have plans to visit New York City in May 2014 which I will finalise by Christmas. I am also in training for some long distance cycle rides next spring/summer.

I feel more relaxed in my working environment, I am very conscious to plan events efficiently but not get too upset when things don't always go to plan.
I will recommend others to your style of life coaching as I have found it very beneficial.     (Mike - Eastcote)

"I was aware of a lack of direction in my life"

I decided to partake in a course of life coaching because I was aware of a lack of general direction somehow in my life. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, perhaps envisaging something roughly akin to a type of therapy, with perhaps some kind of prescription at the end of each session - like a list of things to do that will sort things out, as advised by the coach - perhaps in the way a sports coach decides on tactics, and directs the players.

The actual experience was very different, and much more introspective. I soon realised that the life coach's job was not to direct me, or to tell me what to do, but to help me work those things out for myself. As my life coach, Ralph helped me see what things are actually important to me in a way that I hadn't realised before. It was only then that I could begin to identify really what I felt I needed to address in my life.

It has surprised me how much has come out of me; Ralph has been there to help me discover and achieve, but rather than 'telling me what to do', I have told myself what to do, with his encouragement and support.     (Ben - Bristol)

"I can achieve anything I set my mind to"

I decided I would like to give life coaching a try as I wanted to learn to love myself as much as my family do. For a number of years, I feel I've been holding myself back and not enjoying life to the full, despite the obvious security of having a successful family life and career. My sessions with Ralph have helped me to see that I have been putting a lot of commitment and effort into putting myself down and developing a negative self image, when all I needed to do was expend the same amount of energy into feeling positive about myself.

The strategies that have helped me on my way to achieving my goal have been positive affirmations, modelling, goal setting and anchoring. The modelling technique came very easily to me. I now think about the type of person I would like to be in different situations and then pretend I am that person. In some situations this still feels like an act, but I've had 20 odd years being a person I don't want to be so this will take time and I am confident that I will get there. Setting personal goals for myself was something I'd never considered even though I accept their value in my job. Once I started I began to recognise that setting goals and rewarding myself for reaching them was a vital part of boosting my feeling of self-worth. Anchoring too has been very effective for me. I can squeeze my index finger and thumb together anytime, anywhere, and find myself engulfed with powerful thoughts of a time when I felt really great about myself.

After just 6 sessions, I feel like I'm well on the way to achieving my target of loving myself as much as my family do. A colleague at work remarked this week that I was looking and acting like "my old self" and seemed much happier. I think this is a testament to the work Ralph has done with me which has taught me that I can achieve anything I set my mind to. Thank you, Ralph.     (Wendy - High Wycombe)

"The help he gave me was enormous"

It is with great pleasure I write this testimonial to Ralph, as I consider the coaching he gave me first class.

The enthusiasm, combined with the calm and knowledge Ralph has, enables him to guide you through the goals you first wanted but also helps you generate new goals. His methods of getting you to question the goal; Why, How, When and Why Not; are very effective at getting you to think through your expectancy.

When facing difficulties on any point Ralph would have a solution that would help change the approach and get you started. On a personal note I would recommend Ralph Williams Life Coach to anyone. The help he gave to me on the course was enormous, from the mundane goals I started with to future goals and beyond.     (Stephen - Watford)

"All this has had very positive results"

When I signed up for life coaching I was hoping to improve my self confidence, to become an equal at work, learn to approach confrontation in a more positive way and more. Being an analytical person who questions most things, I was a little sceptical at first but Ralph talked me through the process and made me aware of the benefit to me if I were committed and leading the process myself with him on hand to guide me.

We tackled my lack of self-confidence first with Ralph prompting me to examine when and why I felt the way I did, whether objectively my concerns were justified etc. Ralph also helped me realise that many of my issues were interrelated and offered strategies to help me retain control of a situation and my confidence both in my personal and work life, regardless of those around me. During our discussions Ralph challenged my perceptions, helping me to view the situation and my reactions differently. All this has had very positive results and by exploring my circumstances together I have been able to formulate a plan of action. When I look back at the period over which Ralph and I have been working together, I notice a marked change in my behaviour, reactions etc.     (Lauren - London)

3 Oak Green, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, WD5 0PG

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Coaching 'in your own home' via Zoom, Skype and other video conferencing software

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams