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As the name suggests I specialise in coaching over Skype. I recognise that life needs to move forward while you are going through the coaching process. Using Skype means that you don't have to worry about travelling to our offices. You can have your session at your desk, at your home or anywhere else you feel comfortable.

Coaching is a profession that is often mis-understood. You will follow an action based process that has little or nothing to do with councelling or traditional therapy. When you walk into a session with a life coach you will be looking to the future and where you want to be. Life Coaching is about creating a future, solving a problem and not dwelling on it or re-running it.

Most life coaches (or success coaches, happiness coaches..) initially follow a similar process. This is a basic exploration of why you are there and what you are looking for. From there the path will depend either on your answers or on the expertise or training of your coach. it’s important you find the right coach for you. The only way to do this is to ask them a number of questions.

BEFORE you sign up to any coaching sessions it’s important that you find out what experience the coach has. Many companies advertise that they are ‘trained’ or ‘certified’ coaches. Find out what this means. In reality many of the training courses for coaching last a weekend and the certificates are often certificates of attendence rather than competence. Find out how many years the coach has been working and check out their client comments.

As a life coach with over 20 years experience it is always great when a client offers me a testimonial and it is a great way for you to know you are in safe hands.

Your First Session

Your first session will start with a brief chat about how you heard about my coaching services and what led you to make an appointment. From there I’ll talk you through how I work as a coach and how we will work together on getting you the results you seek. I will talk you through two documents. One tells you what you can expect from me in much more detail. The second is your client code. This tells you what is expected from you. It includes things like being honest and committing to doing the work you set for yourself. You will be asked to sign this once you are happy with it.

I’ll ask you some powerful questions that should get you thinking at a level deeper than you are used to. The aim in this first session is to find the real root of the issue. We’ll go through a couple of exercises that will help you to see where you are and then I’ll teach you a couple of techniques to practice at home that will help you to take a step back and gain a little more perspective.

You will come away from this session with a greater understanding of where you are now and where you want to be.  You may also have some homework to do.

REMEMBER: Your life coach is not there to do the work for you. Only you can make a difference to your life. It is my job to facilitate that for you.

Subsequent Sessions

Your subsequent sessions will depend largely on your goals and the outcome of your first session. Some will be focussed on teaching you techniques that will address limiting behaviours. Others will focus on coaching you as you use those techniques to help move towards your goal. You can expect the sessions to be active. You will have work to do but it will be a lot of fun as well.

I will continue to ask important questions about the areas of life you want to change and your personal or professional objectives.

You will set your goals and the direction you want to move.

Using my unique combination of traditional coaching, NLP and Psychology I will support you in finding the determination and courage to change your life.
Unlike many other coaches I use a coaching cycle that will help you to develop techniques to move your life in the right direction. My aim is not only to help you get past this issue but to give you the tools to tackle any future barriers much more confidently yourself.

If you'd like more information on how Life Coaching can benefit you or if you'd like to find out how we can work together please contact me at:

email: john@presentationskills101.com

telephone: 07920 292267

10 questions If you'd like more information about the kind of information you should find out about any prospective life coach BEFORE you sign up with them you can read my short pamphlet by clicking on the image.


1. Our sessions will be a lot of fun but also a lot of work. You will be committing to follow a process that I will facilitate. You will be doing the work.

2. I use a combination of traditional coaching, psychology and neuro-linguistic programming. Sessions are active and you will need to be ready to participate fully.

3. I will be your biggest cheerleader but also the one to push you forward. I will hold you accountable for fulfilling your potential.

4. I work at the root not the leaf. This means you will be going deep and working with aspects of yourself you may not have confronted before. You will move out of your comfort zone at times during this process.

5. Your coach is not on your journey. I can facilitate your progress and help you to reach insights along the way. The path you take is ultimately the one you choose.


Costs & Booking

All sessions are conducted over Skype. You must provide your Skype ID on initial sign-up. Regular sessions cost £50 per hour.

The first session is free and will last approx 60 minutes. In that time we'll talk about expectations, what you hope to achieve and get into more detail about the process and how it will work for you. We'll also go through a couple of exercises that will give you an idea of how the relationship will work. You may also leave with some homework.

Experience tells me that the initial six sessions are of key importance. For this reason I offer a discounted package for clients who book all six sessions in advance. The cost of this package is: £200 for six sessions. Taking advantage of this offer gives you the initial session for free plus five additional weekly sessions at £40 each. A saving of £10 per session.

How to Book

Booking could not be easier. Simply drop me an email at: john@presentationskills101.com
or leave a message on 07920 292 267.

I'll need your name and contact number so I can give you a quick call back with 1 working day. We'll have a quick chat and book in your free session.


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