Paul is a highly personable, empathic and supportive coach who is able to draw on his extensive commercial background in the publishing and media industries, as well as his own experience of juggling a demanding career with busy family life. He has a particular interest in wellness and mental health, and having personally experienced the benefits of coaching in helping him to make positive changes, he is committed to helping others overcome their challenges, unlock their full potential and achieve all that they want to, both personally and professionally.
I work in the media & publishing industry where, for the last thirty years, I have held senior management and leadership roles. It was my own experience of feeling ‘stuck’ that first led me to enlist the support of a coach, and having found the process transformational, I decided to train as a coach myself.
I have since qualified as an Executive & Leadership Coach & Mentor (ILM Level 7), and I now combine my business career with private client work, taking a particular interest in life balance and wellbeing. As well as having a demanding career, I am also a dad of two, and as such I’m acutely aware of the challenges of juggling the demands of work with family life.
My approach with clients is highly person-centred. I value each client as a unique individual and hold strong values in terms of equality, diversity, representation and inclusion. I also believe that you are your own best expert, and that my role as a coach is to support you in finding your own path – faster than you would alone – and to help empower you to walk it your way.
In practice, this means that I work hard to create a safe, respectful space for you to talk honestly about your issues, be they personal or professional, and explore ways to overcome challenges so that you can move forward with a greater sense of clarity and purpose. I listen empathically, question meaningfully and will challenge appropriately as you work towards your own goals.
My aim is to help you take stock and rediscover your own values and priorities, and to become aware of any negative patterns of behaviour or self-limiting beliefs that are holding you back. I encourage you to embrace positive strategies for change and growth, and I will work with you to find solutions and strive towards a greater sense of confidence, balance and wellbeing.
As a qualified ILM7 Executive & Leadership Coach & Mentor, I have worked with clients from varied backgrounds and professional levels, offering solution-focused coaching arising from a range of challenges and circumstances, including: redundancy, career change, stepping into leadership roles, setting up a new business, returning to work after a parental break, stress and anxiety, imposter syndrome, confidence and performance anxiety, work-life balance and recovering from burnout.
I am a qualified Mental Health First-Aid Champion and have established and led corporate Wellbeing Networks, championing mental & emotional health in the workplace. I’m also a Parent Mentor, working alongside my employer’s Working Families Peer Group. In each capacity, I have found that coaching can be invaluable in helping people clarify their aspirations, crystallise their beliefs and make positive changes that lead to happier, healthier, more successful ways of being.
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