I get it: you need to know what you really want; amongst lingering ideas and adventures in your head. I know you’d like a life where what you enjoy comes first a bit more often.

The problem is work, humans and other distractions have pesky designs on your time and attention.

Maybe it’s like you’re not in control. You’re restless, like something’s missing or not quite right in life. At best, a kind of neutral-ness, at worst like you’re stuck, lost or left behind even.

You’re not alone

On greyer days, I’ll keep myself relentlessly busy out of habit, perhaps thinking or doing - important, serious stuff, but not exciting stuff that really takes me places. On brighter days, coachy me turns up with hope and humour, play and purpose; nudging me in the right direction. 

We’re only human - you and I are on a bit of a journey with all this. And while I was treading my own lumpy path, I found you some questions:

  • What if we got a handle on thinking and feeling your way through what you really want?

  • What if we dare you to do brave things, so you surprise yourself? 

  • How would life be different, if those ideas and adventures really happen?

You already have a natural, inner brilliance for all this, and that’s what a diligent coach (like me) coaxes out. No dark arts or quick-fixes, just space with someone who gets you (plus a box of tools, toys and togetherness to guide you). 

To shake off that feeling like you’re not in control, and rediscover a life where ideas and adventures really happen, take a look at how we can play together.

Hello. I'm Chris, a qualified coach

People say coaching with me is attentive, immersive and edgy. I draw on curiosity, intuition and improv to guide you towards what you really want. This suits people like us and what we’re up against; like not knowing, coming of age (30/40/50), or elusive plans for your small business or career. 

Emotional and physical intelligence feature too. We tune into (and influence) the body as an antidote to thinking. So your ideas and tricky decisions turn into action and adventures sooner.

Perfectionist by trade, improviser by design; I know what it’s like wrestling freedom and control. Personality matters too. So we’ll map a growth path to help you lead yourself, wherever you need to go.

Freelance copywriting and photography taught me clarity and expression; focus on what really matters. I’m a DIY junkie who loves the outdoors; maybe you're a hands-on, creative type too? We learn through doing, feeling and experiencing our way forwards.

I coach individuals like you in live, 1-to-1 coaching sessions

Both remotely and in-person

Life coaching is about the best description for what I do. Usually that means challenges in business, career, work, leadership, creative projects as well as personal life and relationships. But we can coach through whatever you bring, wherever you'd like to see improvement or change.

Curious about what coaching is?

OK, so you like the sound of this random bloke on the internet, Chris, who calls himself a coach. What now?

Well, let's see what you're up against first. If I can help, we'll schedule a proper coaching session. Not a taster or discovery. The real thing.

If that works for us both, we can talk about what extra support you'd like.

In a typical coaching session we'll get to grips with where you're at, how life is, and what you'd like to focus on.

Next, (with my artful support) you dream-up your future, your options, and pick something to aim for. 

Finally, we agree what action you want to take, what's in the way, and how I can support you through that.

Clients say my coaching is honest, vulnerable, funny, profound, edgy, deep, compassionate and curious.

Through coaching, the impossible soon feels do-able. And breakthroughs happen on fronts you’ve battled with, perhaps alone, for years. Some you might not even be aware of yet...

Coaching turns whatever you dare dream-up into real-life, grubby-fingered projects, decisions and change. Always on your terms.

It’s not about mind-tricks or quick-fixes. I think you’ve already got what it takes to get where you want to be.

And it’s my business to help you make sense of that, and prove it, by tapping into your natural brilliance.

What you gain from coaching with me

It's all very well me sharing favourable testimonials, and fuzzy clichés like coaching is "space with someone who gets you" - how does my coaching benefit you?

Well, people find it reassuring I draw on myriad traumatic, testing and life-changing experiences. So they, you, feel supported. Below, are some lucky-escapes and misdemeanours to show I’m just as imperfect and human as your good self.

  • Making sense of nonsense. Software engineering taught me how to untangle a mess into manageable simplicity. Very handy with the knots you might tie yourself in.
  • Building businesses from scratch. Isolation. Grit. Fear. Weirdo clients. Self-employed freelancing was a baptism of fire. I survived (barely).
  • Failing, failing and sporadic success. In stand-up comedy, public speaking, jobs, relationships and countless crackpot DIY projects in dusty subterranean grottos.
  • Navigating careers. From small tech-startups, via SMEs, to hideously overbearing organisations, then a spell at an inner-city school for naughty kids. I get around.
  • (Mis)adventures. From half-arsed triathlete to sasquatch-seeker in the wilds of the Pacific North-West. Find me on frequent forays into field and forest.
  • Mastering how to get a point across. As an ex-copywriter/photog, and reinvented marketing tech-creative. Handy for articulating your cause; reaching and enlightening the right people.
  • Re-engineering life. It took a while, but now I walk-the-walk when it comes to doing vs. saying. Fancy the same?
  • Escaping 9-5 corporate servitude. Meet a former drone from the world's most ambitious and doomed IT project. Let’s talk freedom and control.
  • Hob-nobbing with bigwigs. Chancing it in global culture change, leadership and wellbeing, I gleaned a lot from big-thinkers in shifting behaviour.
  • Finding focus. I’m a reforming, restless achiever, with all the baggage and benefits that brings. I’ve battled to discern what matters most, and focus our efforts there.

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  • Get on with living a freer, fun-er, feel-ier life (even when junk’s in the way).
  • Feel closer to people you have stuff in common with (well, at least one).
  • Discover wisdom you already have (and dare you to do something with it).  

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I’m creating a series of short provocations - like friendly invitations to play, from a like-hearted friend. My hope is they’ll lead you towards more of what you enjoy. So you feel more in control of a life where your ideas and adventures really happen.

Still loitering?

  • Fannying around on the sidelines? Procrastinating? Stalking me? Resolving that one of these days you’ll finally get to grips with what’s holding you back, once-and-for-all... What are you waiting for? Hire a coach.

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