Career change for explorers
In-person | Online
In-person | 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.
Born and raised a Brummie, I’m the son of two loving and supportive parents. Dad worked at ‘the Rover’ in Solihull and Mum was a school cleaner – neither were afraid of hard work.
We had some tough times but they taught me the importance of facing down life’s challenges; and making time to enjoy life outside of work.
In addition to being great parents 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 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.
Like most people, I’ve experienced tough times in my career but my resilience and flexible approach to change has helped me overcome these. I’m a problem-solver with a natural instinct for getting to the root of an issue and finding a resolve.
In my work with both individuals and clients I offer a consultative and supporting coaching experience; and am driven by a passion to make a positive difference and deliver great results.
Masters in Career Development and Coaching Studies, University of Warwick (June 2020)
Registered Career Development Professional and member, Career Development Institute (CDI)
Associate coaching practitioner for external organisations
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.