CLIENT REVIEWS

Over the years, I have coached many fantastic people to achieve great outcomes in their personal and professional lives. In this page you will find a selection of reviews written by some of my clients. I hope 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. I hope you find this page useful.

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“Coaching with Chris has given me the confidence that I can turn my career into something I can be proud of and will enjoy”

I was looking for a career coach as I was not happy in my current role in the middle of my working life so had taken a sabbatical from work and thought it was a perfect opportunity to explore what paths were open to me with the help of a coach.

The structure of my sessions with Chris and the homework I did between sessions allowed me to really explore and understand a lot about my underlying values and interests, what makes me happy in the workplace and how these could combine with my current skills and experience and any additional training in any future role.

The coaching with Chris has given me the confidence that I can turn my career into something I can be proud of and will enjoy. I now have a good idea of where I am headed and a plan of how to get there.

Chris’s approach was structured such that it allowed me time and space for a lot of self-reflection. His guidance through the process was fantastic and really helped me dig down and understand myself so much better than I ever would have been able to do on my own. Chris was incredibly flexible with the timing and frequency of our sessions but also set goals and deadlines in order to keep me on track. Chris has an extremely patient and friendly approach and I thoroughly enjoyed all of our sessions, which really helped me get the most out of coaching.

Ian Strickland

Senior Commercial Analyst
London

“Chris has changed me as a person and allowed me to come out of my shell. What an experience!”

What an experience and beautiful journey together!

Chris has changed me as a person and allowed me to come out of my shell. I have now been a able to train my mid to think positively and more reflectively to any action I take.

This had allowed me to to build a better and stronger me, and impact my team and anyone working with me.

I love how Chris actively engages with any topic you feel like exploring in each session to help achieve the goal collectively.

I would definitely use Chris again in future and highly recommend him to any one looking for coaching sessions to empower themselves and bring the best out of themselves.

Thank you Chris for making such a wonderful change in my life and career.

Zakir Vohra

Head of Patient Services
London

“Thought-provoking and challenging, yet also hugely enjoyable, I found his calm and reassuring approach supportive and productive”

Having taken a career-break as a stay-at-home dad to my twin daughters, I decided to look for a career coach to help me assess my options when planning to return to the workforce. Having never had any coaching or mentoring before, I didn’t really know what to expect, but working with Chris proved to be a real pleasure and a great help. In an introductory session, he explained clearly how he felt he could help me and outlined a structured plan that we would follow if I chose to move forward with the coaching. He put me at ease straightaway, listened intently and sympathetically, and was hugely positive and proactive in approaching our work together.

The coaching I received over six sessions helped me better understand who I am, what I stand for, what range of skills and attributes I have and, most importantly for me, what I want (and don’t want) from my professional career. Having completed the coaching, I had much greater clarity about my future plans and I can now progress them with far greater confidence and knowledge than I had before.

The sessions with Chris were thought-provoking and challenging, yet also hugely enjoyable, and I found his calm and reassuring approach both supportive and productive. I would have no hesitation in recommending Chris to anyone who needed support, help or advice with how to manage or change their career, and I am very glad that I made the decision to work with him.

Joe Kendal

Teacher
Manchester

“Chris cuts through the noise, is incredibly supportive and will get you to that point of knowing what you want”

I had just sold my business and with lots of options to approach, I felt lost in what direction I should be headed with my career. That is when I reached out to Chris, who from the outset provided a clear methodology to approach my dilemma.

Throughout our sessions we got to the core of what motivates me, how I work in a work environment and fundamentally what my underlying desires really are. This has given me a deep understanding of how I operate, as well as discover what my next and future steps in my career are.

Chris cuts through the noise, is incredibly supportive and will get you to that point of knowing what you want. I couldn’t recommend Chris enough!

Max Dowling

Operations Project Manager
London

“Chris’ programme is concise, straightforward and action-oriented. He approaches his work in an attentive and supportive way.”

The reason I was interested in working with a coach was to help me discover my passions, identify a more purposeful career for myself and overcome the barriers that were holding me back.

Since working with Chris, I’ve built a stronger understanding of who I am and what drives me, I’ve grown in confidence to take on challenges and lean into areas of discomfort, and I’ve realised that my personal growth and development is within my control.

I’ve now enrolled on a new diploma (in coaching, funnily enough!) and am on track to launch my dream career.

Chris’ programme is concise, straightforward and action-oriented, which has helped me to take ownership for my choices and build a stronger relationship with myself. He approaches his work in an attentive and supportive way. Without his guidance I would not have been able to make this change in my life as quickly and effectively as I have.

Greg Barr-Smith

Coach, Writer and Facilitator
Manchester

“Chris challenges and supports in equal measure, backed by his wealth of knowledge and real world experience”

Chris really helped me get clarity around my career direction at a time when I’d become stuck. The process he guided me through revealed some clear values and goals, allowing me to make better decisions about my future path. Chris challenges and supports in equal measure, backed by his wealth of knowledge and real world experience.

Rob Sproston

Communications Strategist
Stoke-on-Trent

“Chris’ patience and positive guidance has allowed me to improve my decision making and thought process when tackling problems in and out of work”

Being fairly inexperienced in coaching but keen to give it a go, I looked upon some profiles of coaches and Chris stood out straight away. I was keen to work with Chris to support my work at a professional Football Club, to help overcome some of the organisational, interpersonal and conflict resolution issues that inevitably crop up in day-to-day work.

Coaching has enabled me to learn a lot about myself, improve my self-awareness, reflection and organisational relationships. Chris’ patience and positive guidance has allowed me to improve my decision making and thought process when tackling problems in and out of work. I would strongly recommend Chris to anyone looking to improve in their career or in life in general. Chris’ attention to detail, knowledge and personality make for an excellent learning and safe environment.

Craig Cope

Head of Football Operations
London

“Chris is an excellent listener, compassionate and willing to challenge your beliefs. His approach is both practical and empowering”

Through our sessions, I have learned a great deal about myself and my strengths, as well as areas for growth and improvement. Chris has helped me to dig deeper as to the reasons behind some of my weaknesses as a leader and gave me a new perspective on how best to tackle them.

One of the most significant impacts of coaching with Chris has been the increased clarity of how I can develop myself within my work environment. With Chris’s guidance, I have been able to create actionable plans and take steps towards achieving my goals. This was particularly helpful, as actionable planning formed the basis for an assignment I was undertaking as part of my Masters in Sports Directorship.

Overall, I would highly recommend Chris as a coach to anyone looking to make positive changes in their career. Chris is an excellent listener, compassionate and willing to challenge your beliefs. His collaborative approach is both practical and empowering, and I have benefited greatly from our coaching sessions together.

Josh Kennard

Head of Recruitment
Manchester

“The coaching helped me reach for what I needed most at a time I felt overwhelmed by life in general”

During lockdown with COVID, I’d found myself losing confidence in myself and lost some drive in planning and enthusiasm for achieving my own goals. I reached out and looked for a life coach to help reset my mindset and give myself a boost. We spend money on a new diet or the gym, why not do it for your own mind?

Chris’ time helped me learn a lot about myself. Firstly how much COVID affected my confidence, self esteem and motivation. I realised how much of my inner child I was shielding away from the pressures of 2020. My inner child is an important part of my personality and I realised this wasn’t helping my own personal happiness. Finally, despite my drop in confidence, I was reminded of how focused I really am – when I put my mind to it.

Will power and being active in my own life were two elements I felt I learnt a lot about myself. Life and work during a lockdown resulted in me hiding away and so much of life’s small things impacted me, in their absence.
The coaching helped me reach for what I needed most at a time I felt overwhelmed by life in general.

My thanks to Chris and his time. It was appreciated and worthwhile!

Mark Robert Anderson

Marketing Automotion Manager
Mid Glamorgan

“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