1:1 Coaching & Mentoring

Could you benefit from the services of a coach?

A coach acts as a sounding board; challenges thinking; stimulates creativity; provides tools and techniques for dealing with situations; gives encouragement; and builds confidence. A coach has unconditional positive regard for their client, has no agenda other than their client’s and is always on the client’s side. Together with good personal chemistry this builds a working partnership based on trust.

What types of issues can I help you with?

The range of issues I can help with is diverse. Here are the general themes I come across most often:

  • Career decisions/dilemmas (e.g. major turning points)
  • Relationships at work and at home (e.g. conflict, affairs)
  • Work-life priorities (including energy management and assertiveness)
  • Self-awareness (e.g. limiting self-beliefs) and self-confidence

How and where do I coach?

I adopt a non-judgemental approach, listening to you and responding accordingly, integrating a variety of coaching approaches to meet your needs.

The minimum number of coaching sessions is just ONE! 

Sessions with me typically last 1–1.5 hours – double length sessions are also available. You are under no pressure to have numerous coaching sessions as you may very well find that your issue is resolved in just one session.

If you are based in London or visit the city, I can provide face-to-face coaching at an affordable price.

If you are outside London, I am usually able to provide coaching by video call or telephone. Contact me to discuss how I can help you.

Who am I?

I am a professionally certified and experienced coach and a Member of the Association for Coaching.  My style of coaching is most strongly influenced by systemic, gestalt and solution-focused approaches but I draw on other a variety of other approaches where appropriate.

I am the Director of Brilliance Unlocked Ltd and have over 33 years of diverse experience. After five years in engineering research & development, I spent nine years in strategy consulting before moving into strategic leadership development for the past 19 years. I have been coaching for the past six years.

I have experience of numerous different industries and organisational types and have extensive experience working internationally. I have been an entrepreneur since 1986.

What can you expect?


“Mike is an exceptional listener and is not judgemental. His patience and empathy created a safe environment for discussing what are quite personal challenges, which have been ‘haunting’ me since I first began working so many years ago.”

Director, UK Charity

“From the start of my sessions with Mike I have always felt comfortable. He is non-judgemental, listens carefully and engages closely with the subject matter. He does not offer a personal opinion but guides you sensitively towards potential solutions. I feel he has a lot of empathy but always retains a professional approach. He has the ability to listen intensely and this is proven by the questions he asks in order to probe more deeply into the various issues. Clear goals have been set on how to cope with my trigger points. These have worked particularly successfully and are on going.”

Female life coach client

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