Frequently Asked Questions
> What is life coaching?
Life coaching is much like sports coaching, but it is useful for every area of your life - I will help, support and motivate you in all areas of your life, from clarifying what you want, to helping you to achieve your goals, to equipping you with the tips, tricks and techniques that are going to best serve you in getting the results you want, sooner, more simply, and more efficiently.
> What are your qualifications?
I studied Communication and Cultural Studies with Public Media (BA Hons) at Trinity College, Leeds then went on to do two years of Counselling training and a further year of intensive Coaching training before starting as a professional coach. Since then I've completed in excess of 5,000 hours of coaching training, and I engage in ongoing weekly coaching training. The most important qualifications I have, however, are the 100s of successes in the lives of the happy people who have achieved success with me, and recommend me to their friends and colleagues!
> Can you help me with my goals, my problems and challenges?
Almost certainly, it really depends on what they are. The easiest way to find out is to book a free coaching session with me here.
> How does coaching work?
All coaches work slightly differently, but my aim is to get you the results you want in the fastest time, with the least effort possible, and (hopefully) with the most enjoyment possible! My clients tell me I achieve this (and more) for them on a regular basis.
> Is coaching for me?
That depends. If you want to seriously upgrade your life, and help your loved ones and those around you, and you are willing to do the work, and be honest in your conversations with me, then the answer is yes!
> What kinds of things can you help me with?
Pretty much anything which involves clear thinking and problem-solving. For example, I have helped clients solve problems and achieve their goals for their business, their careers, their confidence, clarity, dating, family, finances, fundraising, goal-setting, health and fitness, leadership, life changes, organisation, parenting, performance, personal power, purpose, relationships, resilience, self-image, stress management, structural change, wealth mangagement, well-being, and much more. If what you're looking for isn't on this list, contact me, I'm always up for a challenge!
> What's the difference between life coaching and therapy?
Life coaching enables you to achieve specific goals, so you can live a happier, healthier, richer life. Many people find this therapeutic, but it is quite different from therapy (which is about healing past trauma).
> How much does it cost?
Initially, coaching is free. I will work with you for one, two or sometimes even three weeks for no charge. This is to help both of us see how well we work together, and if we wish to continue coaching after that, we can talk about the details including pricing. My fee varies depending on your circumstances, and I have never turned away anyone due to money concerns.
> Is it confidential?
Yes, it's entirely confidential. I have coached many clients from the same workplace, church, family, sports club, friendship group, flatmates, married couples, and in my 10+ years of coaching, I have always kept confidence with each and every client. This is of utmost importance to me.
> What if I'm unhappy with any aspect of coaching?
This is extremely unusual, but if you were unhappy with anything at all, just tell me, and I'll do all I can to make this better for you. I am here to serve you, and your success is my success, so it makes sense for us to work as well together as we can! :D
> What is the 100% satisfaction money back guarantee?
I'm not aware of any other coach in the world offering this, but I'm so confident in the power of the work we do together, that if for any reason you are unhappy with your progress at the end of our first block of coaching, just let me know that you would like your money back, and I will gladly refund you every penny! I offer this as I'm 100% confident that my coaching will far surpass your expectations, and in the 10 years of offering this guarantee, not a single person has ever asked for their money back!
> I'm not in the UK, can I still book a free coaching session?
Yes, I have coached people from Canada to New Zealand and everywhere in between. I am quite happy to help you, wherever you are in the world!