Hello (again)

Because this is again, isn’t it? Maybe we crossed paths on Twitter, LinkedIn, or real-life. Now you’re stalking me - wondering what we have in common.

So let’s find out, shall we...

I'm Chris. I'm a coach

I help changemakers save the world. A world where people and the planet thrive.

They’re founders, leaders and entrepreneurs whose businesses, organisations or careers create socially and environmentally useful outcomes.

What they all have in common is appetite and ambition for change, however stuck they feel. Now they’re ready to try something radical to put more momentum and soul in their livelihood, and finally bring their big dreams to life.

And that something is coaching.

I coach individuals like you during one-to-one coaching sessions

Either remotely or face-to-face

Together, we get clear and focused enough to launch ideas, start-ups, career changes, books, projects and adventures - whatever big/scary/exciting change looks like for you.

So, what about you?

You’re principled

And driven to do the right thing. Maybe responsibility and sustainability come into it. You want to make a difference... secretly eyeing up your legacy (come on, be honest). 

People say you’re talented & capable

So the stakes are high. Expectations even higher. You’re into myriad hobbies, interests, and turn your hand to anything (making choosing all the harder).

The ‘E-word’ may (not) apply

But perhaps you do nurture entrepreneurial-spirit. You're an achiever, yet prone to getting in your own way. Maybe you’re a thinker too... who realises it’s only action that counts.

Perhaps you feel exasperated

By our sluggish response to climate change. When clearly, it’s our only priority. Because if we fix that, we fix every other monstrous injustice too.

You straddle logic & creativity

Yet identify as neither. It’s a wondrous conflict but maybe you're at your best with the two in balance.

Conforming isn't your thing

You’re no loner - just often on the sidelines looking in. Maybe you see humanity's best and worst, and wonder ‘what the f*ck have we done now you fascinating, frustrating beasts’?

And you're curious about coaching... aren't you?

In principle, coaching is simple: space to think with someone who gets you, deeply.

In practice, it’s radical - transforming your career, business and life for the better.

It's about delving into the nuts and bolts of your world - what you’re all about and dream of becoming.

It shakes up old ways of thinking, so you meet big challenges with bold plans and braver ambition.

Coaching turns whatever you dare dream-up into real-life, grubby-handed projects, choices and change.

Clients never forget the profound, provocative and powerful moments it creates. When you realise what matters most and what you’re truly capable of. With coaching, the impossible soon feels do-able. And breakthroughs happen on fronts you’ve battled with alone, for years.

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.

With coaching, everything changes with the right question. Maybe it’s time you answered?

What people I've coached say

I’m a coach. Not infallible

It's all very well me sharing glowing testimonials, and saying things like coaching is space with someone who gets you - but what does that actually mean for you? 

Well, clients find it reassuring I draw insight from myriad traumatic, testing and life-changing experiences. They help me coach you. And I share my lucky-escapes and misdemeanours not to look good - quite the opposite: they prove I’m just as flawed and human as everyone else.

  • 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 (just about).
  • 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 naughty boys and girls school. 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 leaders. Chancing it in global culture change 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.

What GOT you out of bed this morning?

Today someone honest and capable woke up and shit got in the way. Not literally. I mean endless distractions from without or within; sapping confidence, pushing you around like you’re not good enough, usurping big ideas, and forever misdirecting you from what matters most. 

That’s before you even got round to saving humanity from itself...

It’s a situation I know well. That’s why I threw everything into coaching green changemakers like you. We’ll create the focus and clarity you deserve, putting new momentum and soul in your livelihood. So there's less shit, and more of what really matters.

Now I’m curious: what will you bring to our conversation?

Some new ways of looking at old problems

 Dip into my insightful blog articles, or listen to my curious podcast - also steeped in whimsy and half-arsed philosophising.

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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