Who am I?
I’ve had an interesting work career – from professional musician, entrepreneur, consultant, CEO, Operations Manager to investing….and having that breadth of experience of business and life, along with my professional qualifications means that it’s possible that I can help manage your ‘states’ and help you live your optimum life….I know plenty of people claim that and, to be honest, I get a little fed up reading all these claims, but….
Plenty of people have experienced my coaching and some of them have commented elsewhere on this site about what I’m like and the results they have achieved.
For those of you who have not experienced coaching, you may be wondering what it’s like…?
Well, first and foremost, it’s not ‘counselling’ – that often involves sitting in a room with someone assuming you are ‘broken’ and creating an endless series of meetings where you churn your thoughts and feelings and discuss and chew and grind and…..(it’s no wonder many men don’t fancy that idea….!!!
Coaching is a much more interactive process. It can involve me being a sounding board, just listening and letting you think through ‘stuff’ for yourself; it can involve ‘rehearsal’, letting you ‘try out’ situations and scenarios; it can involve me being the devils advocate – really challenging you to tackle your limiting beliefs and assumptions; it can involve me giving ‘answers’ either to try out for real or discuss and discard…..it’s an ‘adult’ process and can take place in a room, online or even at work or with other people…
Top performers in the sports world have a coach by their side to help them tackle the ‘mental’ side of the sport or game – it seems a shame that a coach cannot be by your side (literally or figuratively) to help you tackle and triumph in the ‘life game’.
Coaching can be tough – it’s not a place to attempt to hoodwink someone – it’s a place to be honest, so you need to be prepared to face your demons if necessary as well as to plan how to create and maximise opportunities….
There are many coaches ‘out there’, so what do I have to offer…? Well firstly, people describe me as being ‘challenging’….that means I treat you like an adult and expect you to sign up and commit to getting value from the money you spend with me. I also believe in you being personally accountable for yourself and being prepared to learn tools and techniques to transform your life…
Sometimes, I think learning ‘the theory’ can help, so plenty of online tools can be provided as part of your process…and sometimes people to want to get ‘right to it’ and get straight into a meaningful conversation.
I always arrange a (free) short ‘chemistry’ session to check whether we can work effectively together and agree an end point to a series of sessions – my aim is not to turn you into a coaching junkie – desperate for your next fix….!! But rather to empower you to face the challenges and opportunities of life in a planned and optimistic way…
Find out for yourself and listen to my podcasts, view the webinars and youtube series and download some free goodies. Then have some coaching – it’s not about being broken, it’s only about dealing with the changes life throws at you and coming out unscathed…..