How would it feel to be in conversation with someone who:
If that sounds appealing, read on…
Coaching is a collaborative, non-directive dialogue practice that seeks to bring about change through inquiry, authenticity and a focus on outcomes.
It's based on the belief that people are creative, resourceful and capable of change, and already have, or otherwise can find, answers to their challenges.
I trained in a coaching style called transformative coaching, which has a particular focus on exploring the inner world of beliefs, assumptions, values and expectations. Read more about what makes a good coach
Coaching is of most benefit to those who are:
Coaching can be distinguished from mentoring and teaching (where the mentor/teacher is typically an expert in the subject and actively offers advice), and therapy and counselling (where the focus is typically on emotional challenges in the past or present, rather than achieving a vision for the future). It's possible to benefit from coaching whilst also working with a mentor, teacher, therapist or counsellor.
I offer an initial free half-hour exploratory call, so we can see if we are well-suited to one another. All being well, typically we'd then meet for an hour every other week via Zoom for an initial run of four sessions across two months.
My usual rate is £100/hour. I sometimes am able to offer reduced rates for those on low incomes (make a note in the form linked below if this is of interest to you).
I would expect you to attend sessions on time and from a quiet place, free from distractions. If you need to cancel or reschedule a session, I would not charge as long as you provide at least 24 hours notice.
Sessions are recorded (unless you request otherwise), with recordings shared with you confidentially shortly after each session for your reflection and review. I might occasionally ask your permission to share a recording with a supervisor.
Working with Stephen was something else. He held space for me to tap into a truly authentic and deeply honest version of myself, and guided me through a journey that really helped me understand my values and how to use them to make challenging life decisions at a key inflection point in my life. I felt so "seen" by Stephen whenever we spoke: he both allowed me to be my complete self whilst also challenging me on some of the stories I was telling myself. I'd highly recommend Stephen as a coach and truly think he's one of the best people to have by your side through the ups the downs of life.
I am not the kind of person who ever thought I needed a coach. I am super productive and good at making decisions but working with Stephen for a few months was transformative. Stephen has a magical ability to hold a safe space, ask the right questions and challenge. Working with him I reevaluated some of my limiting beliefs on scaling my business which has meant that this year business is booming! But he is also more than a business coach - he looks at the whole person. In our time together we dived into money, relationships and other areas of my life where I felt stuck. I would highly recommend working with Stephen. It might just change your life.