Life Coaching can work for anyone and the results of my work are therefore widely varied between different individuals and issues. Career and business issues have been popular and are usually linked to personal life. Work life balance is not just a cliché; it really exists, or all too often doesn’t! But a balance is vital if you going to enjoy both. People going back to work have come to me for help, after raising a family, serious illness or simply a time out. They did not want to go back to what were sometimes senior and well paid occupations. Their time off had provided a whole new perspective on life and they wanted something much more satisfying, but did not know what it was!
My life coaching results have always been very productive and satisfying. According to some of my clients they have often been spectacular! But please judge for yourself from this small selection of testimonials.
All client information is permanently confidential but contact me today with any questions about why people come to a life and careers coach and what they can expect to achieve.
I have worked with Norman for over six months. I have found him to be very thorough and professional. I really appreciated that we did some fundamental work to start with, and addressed the core question of professional orientation that is nearly never addressed: what is it I want to do in my life, what am I good at, what is my personality type and character.
Also, in a time of professional crisis and doubt, he has been able to offer very valuable advice, and help me see the most reasonable course of action. I am glad to have benefited from his experience when faced with a difficult situation.
Overall, I am very happy with his service and would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody who wants to improve their career situation.
European Sales Manager
We used Norman for a telephone coaching programme both for sales and then support staff. We found the program to be highly effective, not only for making actual calls more productive but also for planning and prioritising our calls. It has led to considerable benefits to our business and I would highly recommend Norman and his training.
Mike Oxley MD Lesmar Ltd (promotional products)
I found Norman’s coaching really useful. I always came away feeling like I can conquer the world! The clarity I have gained from our sessions is fantastic and I am so pleased with how things are going. I am a lot less worried about making mistakes and more able to focus on the positives in my life.
Norman is very open and approachable and I found it very easy to talk to him about my business plans. He utilised his experience to challenge me over a few crucial points to ensure that I was heading in the right direction. As a result of our sessions I have a clear plan to grow my business and feel certain it will work.
Norman was very clear and methodical. He was frank and direct, but with warmth and a lively sense of humour. His approach was refreshing and relaxing and encouraged me to make the changes that were needed to de-clutter my home life.
I was confused and at a loss after my illness, but coaching gave me the focus and strength to look at my options properly. Norman is very positive and patient. He helped me to get a clear picture of my new self and what I really needed, now.
Norman is very empathetic, but also practical. I was confused and guilty about my marriage break-up and he showed me how to see the reality of the situation,how to get on with the practicalities and stop feeling guilty.
Wife and Business Partner
I discovered life coaching at a time when I felt at a crossroads in my personal and professional life and confused and unhappy as a result. I feel very fortunate to have had Norman as my life coach. With absolute patience and understanding he helped me unravel the chaos and allowed me to discover that the power to change things was within my control all the time. As a result I now have a clear direction of where I am heading – a clarity that had been missing for some time. I will be eternally grateful for the positive change life coaching has made to my life. I think life coaching should be mandatory and if you are thinking about it I would say – make that call to Norman – you will not regret it!
As I was a workaholic, the approach of retirement was rather a terrifying prospect. Working with Norman, I was able to re-establish my sense of self and remind myself of my core values. Over a few months, I grew to look forward to retiring with increasing positivity and excitement. Norman was respectful, and an excellent listener – he really seemed to understand what was important to me: as a result of his encouragement, I wrote two poems, joined a choir, danced again, put a load of clutter in storage, and did all sorts of things I thought I had lost courage or ability to do. I learned that Buddhism is a really practical philosophy which, in Norman’s hands, deals with the nuts and bolts of life. I now look forward to retirement with a road map of where to go and a realisation of what I want to do, and the pace of change I am ready for. I really recommend Norman for times of transition and for building self-confidence.
I was struggling with a work problem that was coming home with me. Norman gave me the time to talk about me and the tools to enable me to talk about me. I understood it was essential to do so – something I hadn’t previously done – me. He helped me to realise who I was/am. I wasn’t in a complicated scenario – but my judgement was clouded and I wasn’t thinking about MY world view. As Norman says – help is closer than you think. Thanks for your help Norman.
IT Support Consultant
Norman, When we first met I was at a very low ebb. I can only describe it as like being in an aircraft that was in a nose dive.Your guidance showed me the way to pull out of the inevitable crash. You have helped me bring about a positive change in my life. I feel energised to make progress and I only look forward now. I can’t thank you enough for helping me to bring about this breakthrough in my life.
Norman appeared in my life at a time of change both personally and business wise. I was not sure what I needed or who to turn to… and there was Norman! So I thought let’s give this guy a go. I had no expectations and wasn’t sure what the outcome would be if any. However, four sessions later and a lot of talking, the two of us have managed to put my head back in some sort of order and I have a much clearer vision of what I should be doing and why. It’s not rocket science, it just takes someone to show you the wood from the trees. But it was life saving stuff. Thank you.
Norman was a pleasure to work with. Always supportive, friendly and understanding he helped me to rediscover the common threads that ran through my life and then to use these to identify my strengths and options for going forward. When I arrived I had a jumble of ideas about what to do next, but Norman helped me structure these and helped me along a process to evaluate them against my core strengths, interests and values. This gave me the confidence to make the right decision and commit to that decision going forward.
Regional Business Manager
Norman helped me to find the things that matter the most in my life and career from the first session. He is non-judgmental, intuitive, practical and committed to you, and grants you the opportunity and permission to clarify what you are passionate about by looking at your true values. I took a step beyond what’s happening in my life now, and took a look at my bigger dreams that are still there within, strong as ever, waiting to be realized and fulfilled despite all the time that has passed and all the distractions! This allowed them expression and clarification. Thank you!
Thank you so much for your help. You have helped me so much and I really think you are brilliant at what you do! Many thanks.
Norman is able to give clarity to key aspects on life and careers planning, and give objective advice and guidance which have helped me immensely in planning the next phase of my life and work. Thanks!
When I first came to Norman it would safe to say I had no clue as to what I wanted to do. Norman made me analyse myself and what makes me tick and to be honest it was the first time in my life I have really done this. It was a revelation and it became quickly obvious why I have never been able to settle down. By analysing in detail what my core values are and then by a process of applying those values to potential sectors we finally got to a specific job. Having worked with Norman I am certain my new chosen career is absolutely the right thing for me. I don’t think I have been as certain about anything in my life.
The other benefit of going through this process is that I have rekindled interests that I once had. What is refreshing with my new insight into me is that I know why I used to enjoy them and thanks to a little push from Norman I am enjoying them once again.
Norman is very down to earth and will work with you to establish the best methods for you to use to reach your end goal. If you are debating whether or not coaching is the right thing for you do I would highly recommend you contact Norman.
Theatre & Film Technician (to be)
Norman’s coaching, guidance and support were extremely helpful, and enhanced my recovery, focus and direction at a time when I was most in need. Many thanks.
Young Persons Advisor
‘Stop the world, I want to get off’ used to be my pet phrase. One day, I realised that I really did need a change of direction and more importantly, needed time to stop and think about the future. Norman was someone independent, he listened to my concerns and he set an agenda to move forward. I could analyse and discuss with Norman, areas of my own life but working at my own pace. Norman doesn’t make decisions for you but provides the tools so that problem situations can be looked at objectively. Over the last two years, I have re-addressed my work / life balance and found the experience truly rewarding and am now looking forward to the future. I could not have done this without Norman’s help.
Insurance Brokerage MD