I’m happy to have coached many fantastic people over the years to achieve great outcomes in their personal and professional lives. I have pulled together a selection of reviews written by my clients. They will provide you with an insight into the type of work we have done together and the experience they had working with me.
Most of the recommendations below were written directly by my clients on to my LinkedIn profile. Where available, you can view their own LinkedIn profiles by clicking the small circle at the bottom of the review. Those without this link are testimonials I received directly from clients by email.
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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.
“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.
“Throughout my work with Chris, I had many “light bulb” moments of self discovery”
I decided to look for a life coach because I wanted to do some personal work on myself before I began medical school.
Finding an LGBT friendly life coach was very important to me. In the beginning, Chris and I outlined areas where I would like to focus on the most, including self acceptance, positive habit formation, and setting boundaries.
Throughout my work with Chris, I had many “light bulb” moments of self discovery that led to a better sense of self. What’s even greater is how my positive self identity altered the actions I took and my interactions with others. I wholeheartedly recommend Chris Cooper as a life coach. Regardless of what stage of life you are on and what goals you have, Chris will create a personalized plan with action steps to help you grow into a better you.
“Chris was genuinely interested in seeing me succeed. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about his field”
I looked for coaching as I was stressed and anxious at work, doubting my abilities and losing confidence. I wanted help with perspective and guidance on how to move my career forward and reach my potential.
Through coaching I learned exactly how I spend my time each day, how my perspective is biased toward the negative and that I needed to communicate better.
The coaching has given me perspective on my skills and my achievements. It has helped me see the necessity of communicating and advocating for myself at work. It has also taught me the value of thinking strategically about my career and to constantly revaluate how much my current workplace serves my career goals.
Chris was genuinely interested in seeing me succeed and was a compassionate ear as we worked through my challenges. I had complete faith in his suggestions and approach as he is so knowledgeable and passionate about his field. He expects you to do the work and will hold you accountable, but he too will work hard to help you achieve your goals. Work/ life stress can sometimes make you feel alone but you are not alone with Chris!
“I highly recommend Chris. His personable approach and expertise will help navigate you to success!”
At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic I found my suddenly self jobless, feeling lost and unsure where to go next. Chris began coaching me through this particularly challenging time both personally and professionally. By breaking down the barriers of my industry he enabled me to see my varied and dynamic skill set which previously appeared to be very niche. Through analysing my personality traits and many discussions I came to realise I had so much more to offer and could apply my skill set to many other avenues. This outcome and actions that followed resulted in job offers within weeks of my last session.
I highly recommend Chris, whether you are looking to further your career or at a loss to where to go next his personable approach and expertise will help navigate you to success!
“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.
“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!
“I heartily recommend Chris to anyone searching for support in finding their next step forward”
I had experienced life coaching before but found Chris’s approach to be the most effective. He tailors his tools and methods to the individual rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. His guidance and encouragement helped me create an action plan, which was both straightforward and not scary to implement, and had a hugely positive impact on shaping my professional way forward. I heartily recommend Chris to anyone searching for support in finding their next step forward, whether big or small. Chris can help you get there!
“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.
“Chris has a great way of helping you find out the answers yourself from within and challenging you to exciting new goals”
Chris shows great energy and his obvious enthusiasm makes you feel encouraged and excited. He’s compassionate, friendly, supportive and welcoming. Your needs are at the forefront of his mind.
Chris can make you feel at ease very quickly and he clearly knows his stuff. He has a great way of helping you find out the answers yourself from within and challenging you to exciting new goals.
I would really recommend him as a coach.