CHRIS COOPER

ABOUT ME

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My name is Chris Cooper. I’m an award winning ICF Professional Certified Coach. I work in the areas of Career Coaching, Life Coaching and Leadership and Executive Coaching. I help people work out what they want from their life, career or business and support them to achieve the outcomes they are looking for. 

Ultimately, this work helps them move towards being the best version of themselves, realising their potential and becoming the person they want to be.

 Through increased levels of self awareness, commitment and a clear vision of what they want to achieve, my clients are able to move forwards, achieve their goals and lead more joyful and fulfilling lives.

MY MISSION

My mission is to elevate self-improvement so working intenitionally to achieve your potential is normal for everyone. Lots of people hire personal trainers to get a better body, but they never invest in their personal development. I want more people to have the courage to open their minds to new opportunities, embrace change, make better life choices and believe in their abilities.

My philosophy is that all aspects of life are important. Whether it’s your career, relationships, family, friends, health, fitness, education or interests. They all play a part in how you feel about life. We need to focus on all of these areas in order to be happy, which I called my business Life Complete. I looked at my own life and made big changes to create the life I want. My passion is to help other people do the same. It’s a constant journey, and one that is fulfilling and rewarding.

Through coaching, I have worked with hundreds of professionals in fields such as law, HR, finance, healthcare and the creative industries, in addition to small business owners, sports people and post grad students. Working together, I have helped my clients to gain a deeper understanding of themselves so they know what they want from their life and career. Working side by side, I support people to greater self awareness and achievement of goals in order to get there.

"I realised what motivates me the most is to help other people achieve their potential at whatever they want to do. That’s why I decided to become a coach and set up my own business, so I can do this every day, working for myself."

MY JOURNEY TO BECOME A COACH

I am an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach. My PCC certification means I am accredited to a high level by the world’s largest organisation for coaches and coaching. To achieve this, I went through a rigorous process of training and assessments and undertake continuous professional development to keep my skills as a coach current and at a high level. It’s a hallmark of quality, just like in my former career as a chartered surveyor when I had MRICS after my name, as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Working with an accredited professional means you have peace of mind that the person you are working with has the requisite skills and experience to help.  

I completed my formal training as a Personal Performance Coach and NLP Practitioner with The Coaching Academy, the world’s leading coach training provider. In addition, I’m a member of ANLP (the Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming).and I’m certified to coach using EQi 2.0, a globally recognised measurement tool for emotional intelligence. On top of that, l have a degree in Management and Marketing from one of the UK’s leading Business and Management schools and a master’s degree in Real Estate Development and Investment.

In 2022, I was recognised for my work in the coaching profession when I was presented with the Thomas J. Leonard Humanitarian Award, named after the pioneering and inspirational coach who founded the International Coaching Federation.

Prior to becoming a coach, I had a diverse career path working in the retail, travel, property, sports, leisure and health sectors. This culminated in my role as operations director for a fast growing sports business where I supported some of the UK’s best known Olympic athletes to develop their businesses. Being surrounded by entrepreneurs and high achievers in sport inspired me to break away and likewise develop my own business. I finally found the perfect career for me and I love helping others do the same.

LIFE AND WORK IN HARMONY

I’m a huge advocate of creating a healthy lifestyle to look and feel better, incorporating enjoyable, challenging physical activity and eating well. This will look different for everyone – for me, essential components are yoga, running, resistance training and having a nutritious vegan diet.

On top of this, I incorporate daily practices into my life to help me feel good and perform to my best. These include a long walk in my local nature park with my dogs Lily and Phoebe, reading and listening to audiobooks and podcasts, cooking healthy, nutritious meals, regular contact with the people I love and engaging in activities that interest me and bring me joy – top of the list being music and sport.

I’ve made several major career changes and transitions to get to where my life is now. Along the way, I’ve learned a lot about myself. Being coached and becoming a coach has helped me to understand my values, the things that are really important to me. I now know want from life, and I created a life where I do the things I love everyday. I can help you do the same.

It’s not been an easy journey. There have been plenty of ups and downs to overcomes. And life still throws curve balls as it always will. But nothing truly worthwhile ever is easy. The important thing is to decide that you’re not willing to settle for second best, when you can be your best. Once you set a course to the place you want to get to, you’ll be amazed what you can achieve. 

I live in Manchester in North West England with my two dogs and a huge record collection. I provide online life, career and executive coaching to clients from across the UK and other countries around the world to help them achieve their potential. 

LETS TALK: ARRANGE YOUR FREE DISCOVERY CALL

You know something about me, now I’d like to learn more about you and what you want to achieve from your life and career. 

Arrange a free, no obligations discovery call and let’s talk. We’ll explore what’s going on for you right now, what you would like to achieve through coaching, and work out whether we are a good fit to work together. If so, I will explain clearly how I can help you and then you can decide if it’s something you’d like to do. 

Learn more about my work as a life coach and career coach and how I can support you to transition to the life you are looking for. It’s also good get an insight from people who have worked with me already, so I encourage you to check out my client reviews page.

I’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch and let me know how you’re doing.

 

To Your Success
Chris