My approach to executive and life coaching
My coaching empowers you to find more clarity, confidence and focus in your life. To access an inner state of freedom both in life and work. And, that calls on you to dare to uncover what holds you back. To dare to challenge the conditioned beliefs and narratives that keep you stuck in a place of dissatisfaction and frustration.
I enable this by working with the specific challenges that you bring to coaching, whether they are career related or more personal. The agenda is always yours. Experience has shown me that uncovering what blocks you in a particular area, usually has wider resonance in other areas of your life. Particularly, when there are common themes at play. Because much of the time, it is how you relate to things that truly matters. Even the subtlest shift in your internal state can have a profound impact on yourself and others.
The secret of success
My work is fundamentally about enabling self-understanding and self-empowerment. About enabling you to cut through the noise by more deeply understanding yourself and your world. It is such clarity that becomes the fertile ground for personal growth and change. For having more confidence and impact in everything that you do. The specific issues that you bring to coaching will provide the all-important sharp end — the focal point that centres the coaching around what matters to you most.
I offer 1:1 executive coaching and life coaching in a number of different areas, but chasing mainstream ‘success’ is not one of them. True success is not about ‘achievement’ and external validation. It is rather about an inner state of how you engage with life and work. Success is not something out-there to be reached, it is something within you. At least, this is my belief. If ‘achievement’ and status are what your heart desires, then I am probably not the right coach for you. Mainstream success might certainly come as a byproduct of the work we do, but that is not my focus.
I know the deal
I want to be very clear, I am not averse to supporting people navigate commercial and organisational realities. On the contrary — that is an important part of what I offer because that is what living in the real world is about. I spent a decade in a shark tank as a professional investor. I know the deal and I certainly draw upon my significant business experience when I coach. It’s just that I don’t believe fulfilment lies at the top of some status ladder, career or otherwise. What I am averse to, is promoting the widespread false narrative that pins success and self-worth to arbitrary external validation.
No method, beyond words
I don’t subscribe to any particular method as a coach. In fact, I am anti the idea of restricting myself to any one thing. My holistic approach to executive and life coaching draws upon all my experiences and skills — as an investor, martial arts practitioner, musician, entrepreneur, certified coach, family constellator and general seeker of the ‘truth’. My goal is to use my whole-self to help you make the best of your-self.
I also believe in the power of engaging both mind and body, and aim to move beyond simply sitting and talking during coaching sessions. While talking through problems is central to how I work, I also introduce visual and spatial mapping, using objects and physical movement. These tools can often help unlock a fresh perspective, particularly when pure linguistic reasoning has left you feeling stuck.
I view coaching as a partnership built on mutual trust and honesty that allows me to offer challenge, while at the same time being supportive. Book a free consultation to find out more.