Business Coach & Branding Specialist
If you visited a version of this page shortly after launch, chances are you found it empty! Why? Well, I simply don’t like talking about myself. A host of reasons as to why, I’m sure – but that is a matter for me and my coach… as for you and I, what can I tell you?
Since 2015, I’ve offered coaching in various levels of formality. As any progressing professional, I’ll reflect on my earlier years with many notes and changes – much as one day I imagine the same can be said for today’s work. What hasn’t changed in this time is my desire to help my clients realise the greater potential in their professional worlds and realms of self-development. I’m not a particularly spiritual coach – it’s pretty much hard fact and realism from me.
Much of my background led me to coaching as a career. Over the past ten years, my work in graphics, through to web design, branding, and marketing consultation worked with many startups and company directors to develop their brands. I would often sit down with these individuals and go through a process to establish what their brand would be for them and their company. As this developed, I came to see it for exactly what it was – a coaching programme.
Since then, I’ve focused on coaching quite heavily. At present, I have absolutely no plans to dedicate myself 100% to coaching as I appreciate the balance that branding and coaching together bring to my working life.
As you can see from a snapshot of my coaching education below, CPD (continuing professional development) is a passion of mine – I love to learn and challenge what I know. In the next couple of years, I’m looking to begin a doctorate of coaching in order to facilitate research into how we might break down the cycle of socioeconomic disparity that our country is challenged with. I’d like to come up with a way of coaching people to greater performance, regardless of what their upbringing, and statistics, suggest it should be. I’ll be dedicating a headspace to this in the coming weeks, so check the blog or follow my LinkedIn.
There’s a lot of parallels to that line of study and the way that I coach. My pricing structure is based on affordability (and integrity), and my coaching programs are about performance excellence.
My goal as a coach is never to tell you what to do, give you advice, lead you in a specific direction, or anything like that. It’s more about helping you best utilise yourself as a resource.
My training as a coach has been broad and deep. In some areas I’ve specialised but I’ve covered most areas. Therefore, there are few occasions where I am not equipped to support a client. Usually, these fall into one of three categories: 1) the client needs counselling/therapy, not coaching. 2) the client is not ready for coaching. 3) the chemistry is not right between coach and coachee.
The beauty of my training at the level I’ve received it is that I need no prior experience or training in your field. There are even arguments to suggest ignorance is a benefit here. I’m skilled in using your grasp of understanding to explore the extent of these issues.
This is reflected in my focus areas. Though each of them follows a vein of familiarity – there’s a sensationally wide expanse in which the containing issues dwell:
Coaching for Directors/Self Employed
Strategy to Execution Support
Young Person Business Ethic Development
So, am I right for you? Maybe yes, maybe no. I realise the typical coach thing to do is scream Yes! Of course, I can help anyone! but as simply optimistic and fluffy as that might be, I’m too much of a realist to believe it.
If you’d like to find out…