Helping you to manage change.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life… Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Address 2005
I’m Brian, and I’m a 5* rated coach who specialises in coaching people to make positive changes to their working lives. The quote above from Steve Jobs highlights how I felt when I first started coaching. Having had a stable and successful career in learning and development, starting my own business at the age of 59 felt very daunting. This is how many of the people I work with feel.
Many of the people I work with feel stuck, frustrated, bored, overwhelmed or unmotivated at work. It may not align with their values, or they have lost confidence in themselves and don’t see the skills that they could bring to an employer. My approach is different from conventional careers coaching as my starting point is to help people explore their sense of purpose and inner passion. I will help you gain clarity about what drives you, why you are dissatisfied and what is holding you back. I will then help you to develop a plan for a better future.
How will I coach you?
I have several tools that I can use to support you. They include a DISC profile, a simple to understand personality profile that helps you to develop a deeper understanding of your behavioural style. It will help you to become a better communicator, appreciate the differences in others, deal with conflict and understand how to influence others. I can keep you accountable for your actions through the use of a ‘Curve’ plan, which maps and tracks your progress each month towards your goals. I can also help you develop more resilience and mental toughness by learning about your inner saboteurs and how to overcome them.
To get the ball rolling and to see if I am the right coach for you, I offer a free introductory no-obligation ‘discovery call’. This gives you the experience of being coached by me and enables us to get to know each other. Many people have found these calls to be extremely valuable, unlocking insights into their situation and helping them to take positive action.
If you decide you want to work with me I will send you an outline of how I propose to work with you, the minimum number of sessions I would expect you to commit to and how we would work together
My standard coaching session is conducted through Zoom and lasts an hour. I usually run these at weekly intervals. If you would prefer face to face coaching this can be arranged at a mutual local location, subject to current restrictions. As I live close to the Attenborough Nature Reserve, this can make a great place to have a ‘walk and talk’ coaching session.
I first contacted Brian as I had been working within my previous career for a number of years, but felt I was ready for a change and had no idea where to start. I knew I wanted something completely different but was daunted by the prospect of a career change.
Within the sessions that I had with Brian he helped me to identify a number of existing transferable skills that I had, and highlighted areas of strength that provided me with direction about potential new career paths. This really boosted my confidence and when I decided on a new career path, felt at ease with interviewing due to understanding my strengths and skillset. I have now successfully changed career and having the sessions with Brian gave me the headstart I needed.
Lucy, December 2021