I am a certified coach having gained my Diploma in Transformative Coaching from the Animas School of Coaching, a prestigious coaching academy accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), that Association for Coaching (AC) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). I offer Business Coaching and Professional Development Coaching services in the UK. I am based in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, and can offer in-person coaching sessions by arrangement, or online coaching sessions, which ensures that I can adapt to your needs.
I have had a career of more than 15 years in the corporate retail world, most notably with Sainsburys , Argos and as an Exec member with WHSmith. I have a wealth of experience of leading teams of various sizes through significant change and career-defining achievements, and it has always been clear since I first encountered it over 10 years ago that coaching is my true passion. To invest my time in the professional development of others and to share their journeys has provided me with enormous satisfaction, and to help others to grow in confidence, resilience and self awareness as they embark on their individual, unique leadership journey.
We all experience challenges and setbacks throughout our careers and often in our personal lives; I am no stranger to these feelings. But it is the journey we take as individuals to strive, to overcome, and ultimately succeed which drives me in my career as a coach.
Let me help you to take that next leap in your professional career.
"Alan was instrumental in restoring my confidence - Through asking the right thought-provoking questions, he enabled me to unlock solutions and adopt an alternative viewpoint. From my first session, I felt motivated to take action. Alan genuinely cares about his clients and this shows in his authentic coaching style"
"Working with Alan really helped me to see things differently and to come up with new ideas that were previously outside of my scope of thinking. He has a very friendly and direct style of coaching that really resonates with me, and is a highly trustworthy and dependable coach"
"Alan was an exceptional personal coach who was not only inspirational but also compassionate and supportive...he was instrumental in my personal and professional development, offering insights and advice to help me achieve my goals...I am grateful for his coaching and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a personal coach who truly cares about their growth and success."
My own personal career development journey is the inspiration behind my professional coaching offer for clients. I often found that I had progressed at such a fast pace that I hadn't fully contemplated what it was like to be a leader with such big responsibilities to the business, to others and to myself. It was only after I got my own coach that I really became more self-aware as a leader, and focussed on the person I wanted to become in my role. This inspired me then, and inspires me now to keep focussing on personal progress and authenticity as a catalyst for personal success.
If this sounds like your journey, and you would like to become super-focussed on your development and impact, Get in touch today!
Every one of us has so much going on in our own lives to manage, either professionally or personally, and we belong to so many different systems that mean at times we have to show up in different ways. This can make our lives really rich, and it can provide countless opportunities. It is those opportunities that can help us to continue to develop as individuals in different circumstances; good or bad.
If you want to take some time to really understand your motivations in life, or to explore your personal Purpose and Values. Perhaps it's these values which are driving a change in your perspective on your career. Coaching can really help you
Some of the most influential moments I have experienced as a part of a leadership team has been those moments when we have invested time in exploring team Purpose, goals and behaviours. The Leadership team is often at the epicenter of the business, and helps to lead the way in terms of the company culture.
Take time to invest in your team's impact. Get in touch to find out more
It takes a lot of courage, focus and determination to turn your creative idea into a business, and even more to make it into a successful one. Perhaps you need someone to soundboard your thoughts with you, challenge you when you're struggling to progress certain elements, or help motivate you when times are tough.
I have worked with entrepreneurs who have turned their once fanciful ideas into fully-fledged business. The investment in a bit of supportive challenge pays off, and often gets clients that one step closer to their purpose.