Are you interested in FREE one-to-one coaching for personal growth and performance?

I am studying to become EMCC / ILM7 qualified coach. As part of the training I am required to demonstrate the ability to plan, deliver and review at least 18 hours of coaching and mentoring in the workplace. So I am looking for willing volunteers to be ‘guinea pigs’ for me as an experienced but not yet qualified coach.


When: From April 2020 to July 2020
How often: Three face-to-face coaching sessions
Time: Typically, each coaching session will last 60 to 90 minutes
Location: The meetings will be arranged at a location convenient to you, and can be done using Skype, GoogleHangouts, Zoom or aa variety of other video platforms.

The sort of things people typically bring along are – leadership skills, delegating work, improving communication, conflict, assertiveness, developing your career, influencing and time management. This is by no means an exhaustive list.

The job of the coach is to ask questions and to listen, guiding the coachee to draw on his or her resources and talents and to devise solutions for him or herself. Coaching is not about giving advice and your coach does not need to be an ‘expert’ in your area of work (in fact, it is often better if he or she is not an expert).

All the discussions will be anonymised and kept confidential


From the text below I hope you can see that I don’t just ‘talk’ but actually have the life experience of personal, athletic, business and change challenges. I know about mission, vision, aims, goals, tasks and habits. But I also have the experience of supporting others achieve either as a performance coach or project leader helping people and organisations achieve their goals either as athletes on the podium or CEOs winning the IoD Director of the Year.

The Coach Practitioner level qualification (EMCC Practitioner EQA level) is for anyone involved in coaching/mentoring, whether it’s just one part of their role or it’s their main function. The course runs over 9 months, and includes 4 modules of training, interspersed with group and co-supervision. Delegates will complete a portfolio of evidence and reflective writing.


So what is my experience in performance and personal and business change?

I left school with basic o-levels but through distance learning achieved an NVQ4, Certificate, NVQ5, and Diploma in Management before going on to an MBA (Management Consultancy), and Post-Grads in Law (EC Competition Law) and International Compliance. I am also a former Chartered Member of the British Computer Society.

I am an experienced athlete taking part in two Island Games and Commonwealth Games (2006) as a Triathlete and World Championships for Coastal Rowing, becoming GB Coastal Champion with rowing partner Ricky Rouille in 2017. I was Athletes Representative for the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and am also a qualified Personal Trainer and Level 2 Coach in Rowing.

Having learned the hard way (through distance learning) I am passionate about teaching and learning and a Tutor/Mentor for the Chartered Management Institute. I was founder of and then curator for TEDxStHelier.Com and participant in TEDGlobal in Geneva (2015)

I have had the good fortune to be an agent for business change being an APMG Change Practitioner, PRINCE2 Project Manager and Scrum Manager. Transformation projects include ‘commercailising’ the Post Office, Harbours and Airport from public-sector to private businesses.

I am also an advocate for social change and a former Chair for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and an independant member of the Public Accounts Committee