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Career coaching in Manchester. Working with professionals across Greater Manchester including Manchester, Salford, Stockport, Trafford, Oldham, Rochdale, Bolton, Bury, Tameside, Wigan, Wilmslow, Altrincham, Cheshire and Lancashire.

Chris Cooper – Career Coach

I’m life and career coach providing career and executive coaching to clients across Manchester, the UK and further afield.

Do you want to make changes to your career? Perhaps you want to try something new or need some help building your confidence for the next move upwards. You may want support with the fundamentals of getting your CV and LinkedIn in order and prepping for interviews. Perhaps you want to break free from your job and set up your own business. I can help you with all of these challenges and more!

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Career Coach Manchester – Get Ahead in Your Career

My unique, very practical and tried and tested approach to career coaching will help you understand yourself at a deeper level. You will become more aligned with your values and be better able you to grow your career in the right direction to achieve your life goals. Even if you’re not sure yet what they are. By working with me, I’ll help you discover and become better connected with your purpose.

Here are some of the ways I can help you as your career coach:

  • Identifying your life purpose – what you really want to do with your life and career and how to make it happen.
  • Exploring values and wider life goals to find the right career.
  • Working out what you want to do next in your career and putting in place a career transition strategy
  • Creating ideas for a new business and putting in place a comprehensive strategy to build it from the ground up.
  • Beating imposter syndrome, procrastination, lack of motivation, burn out and other work-related stress.
  • Managing conflict and your emotions to be more effective and resilient at work.
  • Rewiring unhealthy behaviour patterns that negatively impact on your wellbeing.
  • Improving confidence and personal skills to enhance career development e.g. interview coaching, presentation skills, time management, leadership.
  • Moving forward positively from redundancy, building your confidence back up and with a strategy for your next role. 

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Chris Cooper – Career Coaching in Manchester

My name is Chris Cooper and I live and work as a career coach in Manchester. It’s a special city to me. I originally moved here to study for my first degree in Management Science at University of Manchester. My career has taken me across the UK and around the world, before being drawn back this great city. Manchester is my home and I love working with my coaching clients to help them achieve their career goals.

The North West is a great place to develop your career and I can help you make your next career move. My individual career coaching clients come from across Greater Manchester. I have worked with people from Manchester City Centre, Stockport, Chorlton, Wilmslow, Oldham, Salford Quays, Media City, Rochdale, Altrincham and other areas in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire.

I provide executive coaching, workplace wellbeing, corporate training and other consultancy services for business clients based in Manchester, Salford, Oldham and Bury.

Do you live in Greater Manchester and are looking for a ‘life coach near me’? Get in touch, we can talk about where you are now, what you want to achieve and explore how I may be able to help you.

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Careers Coaching Manchester – Available Online

I provide coaching sessions online by voice call or video call from my base in Manchester and work with career coaching clients across the UK.

Online coaching enables you to work with the right coach for you, regardless of where you live. This means you can be coached when and wherever you feel most comfortable. For example, at home, your office or while you’re away. Whatever is best for you.

During your initial consultation, I will design a coaching package based on the outcomes you want to achieve, starting from six sessions. In addition, more immersive packages providing greater access and levels of support are also available. I will help you decide what’s right for you.

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Get Started – Free 30 Minute Consultation

The best way to get started is to arrange a free 30 minute discovery call. First of all, we will explore where things are right now, followed by what you are looking to achieve. After that, if it feels like we are a good fit to work together, I will walk you through how I can best help you. I will also answer any questions you may have about working with me as your coach. You can then decide what you want to do next.

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Reviews: What My Clients Say

Don’t just take my word for it. Check out some of the many reviews I have received from career coaching clients I have worked with in Manchester. Most of these recommendations were posted directly by them to my LinkedIn profile. The small circle at the bottom of each review links to each client’s LinkedIn profile, where available.

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“I feel a lot more confident in myself and my abilities. My approach to career progression has changed”

I found the sessions I had with Chris extremely useful at a time in my life where there was a lot of uncertainty and upheaval. After being made redundant and wanting to make significant changes to the direction of my career, Chris really helped me to identify and focus on individual tasks that would ultimately help to land me a job in the field I wanted and also to make changes I felt I needed in my personal life.

Over the sessions, we worked on identifying my long term goals and then individual goals along the way that would lead me to a place of personal stability.

As a result of the sessions with Chris, I feel a lot more confident in myself and my abilities. My approach to career progression has changed where I now identify the goal first and then think about what steps I need to make to get there. I’ve already made steps up the “ladder” in my new role because of this.

Chris was an absolute pleasure to work with and has definitely made me see the value in coaching sessions. I will be looking into more sessions in the future.

Phil Adams

Systems Support Manager
Manchester

“If you feel at a crossroads, I absolutely urge you to give Chris’ coaching a go”

I cannot recommend Chris enough! Over the past 6 weeks I have been seeing Chris for life coaching, after a lot of challenges and change in my life. He was so insightful and dynamic in his approach, and tailored things specifically for me.

I cannot begin to describe what a humongous change this has created, both in the way I think and the actions I do. In our first session I had to score how content I was with different areas of life, some only scoring 2/10… But now after just 6 short weeks, we went through rescoring, but with now some achieving 9.5/10s!

Whether it’s life coaching or career coaching you’re after, if you feel at a crossroads, I absolutely urge you to give Chris’ coaching a go.

Edwin Buckley

Senior Producer
Manchester

“Everyone who has hit a career wall should book a course of sessions with Chris”

We don’t all follow the career path we think we will, and it’s easy to fall in the trap of ‘plodding on’ in your work life. And that’s where I was before I worked with Chris.

Chris and I worked together over six weeks, in that time I was looking to establish where I was and where I wanted to be. It was great to actually talk to someone as an adult and discuss my direction, concerns and capabilities.

Chris is a great guy, very professional and makes you feel really comfortable, yet challenges you to dig deeper and own your decisions. He offers solid guidance and support to help you achieve a better understanding of what you want to do next. It gave me more insight into what was right for me.

I think everyone who has hit a career wall, whether they know if they want to get over it should book a course of sessions with Chris. He really does help with clarity for your chosen direction.

Tricia Fleming-Lynch

Marketing and Brand Ambassador

“I was going nowhere with my career. Working with Chris has been an extremely positive, empowering and motivating experience”

I was in a position whereby I was going nowhere with my career, my workload meant I was working 60-80 hours per week and this was getting me down. I knew I required some advice on change and the possibility of changing employers, and I wanted to know (after so long), how best to go about it. I also wanted to speak with a professional who didn’t know me, someone who could review my work/life balance. I approached Chris to find out more and within ten minutes of speaking to him I knew that he was the coach for me! His words were very comforting and his genuine interest in me was like nothing I’ve experienced before.

Chris looked into my working patterns in detail, reviewed some of the strengths and weaknesses I had in the workplace and how to overcome the weaker areas as well as help strengthen my stronger attributes. I felt from the coaching that I was able to find out more about myself and all the skills I’ve got in the workplace along with remembering all the important things I have in life outside of work. All of the sessions were very positive, and I felt like I could talk to Chris about anything. He also sometimes sets homework (nothing too demanding), so even when you are not having the sessions there is something to focus on for the next session.

I would highly recommend Chris as a life coach for anyone in any circumstance. He made me feel very relaxed, positive about myself, he enabled me to open up and also have a normal conversation about things and is an all-round professional with all subject matters. As a keen long-distance runner, I am hoping to continue to use Chris’s expertise to provide support and coaching in my running, in areas like health, strength and mental wellbeing.

Having had the opportunity to work with Chris has been an extremely positive, empowering and motivating experience. Thanks Chris!

Simon Pearson

Property Manager
Manchester

“I was searching for something but didn’t know quite what. The findings were remarkable”

I was searching for something but didn’t know quite what, I was wanting something but wasn’t quite sure what this could be.

I came across Chris’s professional website and found the navigation across it effortless with some interesting and succinct nuggets of information that were appealing and insightful.

I arranged 6 sessions with Chris, we explored both personal and professional domains of the self. The findings were remarkable all teased out and expertly executed by Chris.

Like driving I’d picked up a number of bad habits over the years, fortunately Chris was able to apply a degree of NLP giving me the opportunity to both look at (and change) my thought processing and behavior, allowing me to be more positive in my decision making, and acted out self-behavior.

I feel I have a few extra strings to my bow for coping with work and life challenges, which have brought about a degree of positivity – remarkable! I cannot recommend Chris anymore highly.

Simon Cadogan

IT Consultant
Stockport

“I didn’t expect the total transformation that occurred in me after just six sessions”

I cannot rate Chris highly enough for the help that he has given me in many areas of my life. I went to see Chris for help with my anxiety problems.

I was expecting to gain some useful techniques to help me during stressful situations. What I didn’t expect was the total transformation that occurred in me after just six sessions.

Chris was able to identify my trigger points, and work on these using NLP. Chris made sure that I was comfortable at every stage, and even created a safe trigger point that I could use should I become overwhelmed. We worked through a variety of NLP exercises, each one being different, and dare I say fun at times too.

What amazed me the most was that after the sessions the positive results continued to develop in my mind. Chris was always available for me should I have questions, need support or even just to chat to about my progress and well being out of session time. I have tried many therapies and have seen numerous practitioners in the past, but I can honestly say that none have come close to the experience and results that I obtained with Chris.

His professionalism along with ability to made you feel at ease is very commendable. There is no doubt that he genuinely cares, which goes a long way to help when initially feeling vulnerable. We even got to move on to other issues like my fear of heights, as the progress around my anxiety was so quick.

I would happily recommend Chris to anyone.

Jonathan Bates

HR Professional
Manchester

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