a passion for people
in-person and online
in-person and online
My journey to becoming a career professional is founded on my passion for people and careers; and I feel blessed that since 2006 I’ve enabled my clients to make great and rewarding career decisions.
Find out more about my own career story and the values that drive me.
A proud Brummie, I’m the son of two loving and supportive parents. Dad was a factory worker at ‘the Rover’ in Solihull and Mum was a school cleaner locally.
They both worked hard during some tough times but they taught me the importance of facing down and overcoming life’s many challenges; and to make time for holidays and spending time together as a family.
In addition to being great parents to me, they also supported neighbours with hot meals, drinks or just company which has helped me to appreciate the virtue of helping others. I feel fortunate to have had two brilliant role models who made the most of life and helped define mine.
It’s their experiences and values that I have continued in my own family life, in my work; and that I bring to my coaching.
With over 30 years business experience, including 25 years as a professional recruiter; collaborating with global brands, corporate businesses and independent SMEs. My experience includes board level and senior operations, business start-ups and consulting across a range of specialist industry sectors.
Currently completing my MA in Career Development and Coaching Studies at University of Warwick. A Registered Career Development Professional with the CDI, adhering to their Code of Ethics, and an active participant on the steering group for Private Practitioners.
An associate consultant for Career Directed Solutions, supporting clients facing redundancy.
Individual coaching: My coaching is for everyone. Whilst most of my clients are at the midlife stage of life, I also work with graduates and executives. My coaching is aimed at those clients seeking to make a career change, either through retraining, often as a a result of redundancy or extended leave from work; others are wanting to pursue a new career direction and are wanting to refocus their career goals; or to resolve workplace disputes or to start a new business venture.
Team coaching: I work with small and medium sized business to provide coaching support that will improve team performance and improve loyalty through sessions designed to encourage better internal communication, individual responsibility and improve staff wellbeing to reduce workplace stress, sickness and turnover that lead to expensive recruitment and training costs.
For individual coaching I offer both 60 and 90 minute sessions, all of which are completely confidential. Longer sessions can be provided and costed on request. A 60 minute session is priced at £100 and 90 minutes £135. The number of sessions will depend on the coaching you require and are at your discretion. On average my clients will have between 4 and 8 coaching sessions over a period of months.
My business coaching sessions are usually half or full day sessions, agreed at the initial consultation, upon where prices will be provided and agreed. On average business clients request my services on a quarterly basis, offering year round coaching support to their employees.
Individual coaching sessions can be held both online and in-person at locations that best support your needs. For the benefit of clients I partner with Landmark Space that offer workspace solutions nationwide (see contact page for locations). In addition, and with the clients agreement, I might use a suitable locations such as a quiet coffee shop or a hotel reception for coaching sessions. Online coaching sessions are held via Zoom, or a suitable alternative.
Team coaching sessions are often held offsite, for example I partner with Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire and use their meeting rooms and facilities. Other suitable offsite locations can be considered, as can onsite locations that offer a quiet, uninterrupted space for coaching.