I am a professional coach, trainer and mentor with over 27 years’ experience working in large, high pressure corporate environments.
I first started coaching in 2005, starting a professional practice in 2006. My first experiences were with traditional business coaching with Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). I ran workshops, offered ‘classic’ goal-oriented coaching and delivered NLP training alongside my consulting career.
Since then my coaching style has evolved a lot. It has been influenced Sydney Banks’ work, “The Three Principles”, Nancy Kline’s “Time To Think”, Coaching with the Enneagram, Bill Cumming and Katie Abbott’s “Pause Place”.
My work today is still about success, but with an emphasis on first laying the foundations of love, wellness and happiness. I am not interested in success without wellness. I also don’t believe in the old idea of chasing success to become happy. I believe in becoming successful because we’re happy.
I live in Maidstone and work internationally through Zoom video conferencing.
My teachers over many years are as diverse as they are distinguished: Dr. Richard Bandler, John LaValle, Paul McKenna, Eric Robbie, Owen Fitzpatrick, Gabriel Guerrero, Michael Neill, Ron Perry, Michael Perez, Chris Morris, Dr. Robert Holden, Katie Abbott and Pause Place, Bill Cumming, Philip Farber and, in my early NLP training, John Plester and Sue Bayliss.
“Stephen is one of those few individuals who continuously searches for new ideas. He asks intelligent questions and can figure out his own answers as well. Plus he is a great guy. Give yourself a chance and meet him.”
Gabriel Guerrero, Master Trainer of NLP
(More testimonials here.)
I don’t believe in chasing success to become happy. I believe in making time for our success projects because we’re happy.
Start with happiness. Start with wellness. Succeed from there.
With NLP co-creator Richard Bandler at NLP Trainer Training in 2006
With NLP Master Trainer Gabriel Guerrero at the NLP Advanced Master Practitioner in 2008
With Owen Fitzpatrick, Ron Perry and Eric Robbie at the NLP Advanced Master Practitioner
With Elsie Spittle, Three Principles teacher
Teaching NLP and hypnosis in 2011
Teaching NLP Master Practitioners in 2008
Katie Abbott and participants of Pause Place in 2016
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