Neil LawrenceBusiness, Health and Fitness, and Personal Development Coaching
I am an accredited transformational coach, mindfulness practitioner, ethical organisational consultant, wellbeing expert and facilitator. I coach, consult, and train within both the public and private sector.
My experience consists of 5 years Life coaching; 28 years working as a wellness specialist; 3 years of Leadership and Business Coaching; 6 years as a Mindfulness Practitioner.
Early in my career I learned the need for compassionate thinking and emotional intelligence in order to be successful. This is why I became a Transformational Coach.
I believe sustainable success happens when we take ownership of difficulty and develop new strengths to join with pre-existing ones. My identity as a coach rests on my warmth, reliability, ability to reflect and a commitment to ethical progress.
I have supported Entrepreneurs and start-ups as well as workers in transition to new positions and managers. I have volunteered as a coach for the NHS. I have helped the founder of a social media marketing company overcome limiting beliefs.
As a dyscalculic gay man living with both fibromyalgia and PTSD, I have an interest in, though do not exclusively work with, those who term themselves ‘outsiders.’ My key areas of expertise are transition, grief, identity, burnout, career choice, leadership development and resilience. My key strengths are deep listening, emotional awareness, and an ability to help plan and measure progress. I work flexibly.
I can coach for:
Business and Career
Chronic Conditions including Fibromyalgia
Recovery from ‘burn out’ including living with PTSD
Neurodiversity including ASD
Core values and Purpose
As a coach, my focus is always about the rigorous evaluation of goals and progress indicators underpinned by a commitment to high levels of positive wellbeing. Every session ends with ‘take home’ work. At the start of the next session the take home is reviewed and the topic for the session starts. At the end of all the sessions there is a review to see how far goals have been completed and what next steps would be.
For more information about the stages of coaching follow this link to an article I have written for Welding (other articles appear at the bottom of my profile)
My key strengths are deep listening, emotional awareness, and an ability to help people measure their progress. I work flexibly and mindfully
“Neil has been a fantastic influence and a major help to me”
“Neil has great skills as a life coach, a fantastic listener, very empathetic, gives you the time to speak, express yourself, and always seems to understand what you're trying to say, even if you don't know. All of this while staying very professional and astute. We have covered many subjects and Neil has used many approaches and methods. Neil has been a fantastic influence and a major help to me, I would strongly recommend his services.”
“Neil has helped me to think of my problems differently and come up with solutions”
“Neil is very respectful, and I like that he asks how much you would like to be challenged at the start of each session. He is always encouraging and positive and this really helps me to take stock of what I have achieved, even if it doesn’t always feel like I have achieved very much. I like that Neil gives space for a large range of things to be talked out- since many of these things are often connected it is really helpful to be able to talk about things that may not always seem relevant. Whilst adopting a new way of thinking is tough, Neil has helped me to think of my problems differently and come up with solutions that I had never thought about before.”
“I wouldn’t have known where to start… without guidance and support from Neil”
“A huge benefit for me was just feeling like I had a safe space where I was heard, respected and supported, and honouring this commitment each month allowed me to think about the areas of my life much more actively and expansively, and as a result reach some really positive conclusions. It was beneficial being able to work through some of my issues and areas of uncertainty without any fear of judgement or rejection. Overall, coaching allowed me to really configure my own values, tune into my purpose and identify the blocks in my way and why. I wouldn’t have known where to start going about this without guidance and support from Neil.”
“Genuine empathy and passion in supporting his coachees”
“Genuine empathy and passion in supporting his coachees. Resourceful set of tools to both empower the coachee and support coaching sessions. Creativity in picking up what and when sets of tools could be handy. Integrity, openness. Enthusiastic, supportive.”
“I felt more confident on whether I was on the right path or otherwise”
“I found the coaching sessions very useful to draw out of my thinking of various topics. I mainly used the coaching sessions to work out the best way to do something or brainstorm ideas and benefited from the challenge that coaching (Neil) provided.
Coaching helped me to think more clearly about topics after the sessions and I felt more confident on whether I was on the right path or otherwise.”
“Neil…really helped me clarify and progress my journey”
Types of coaching offered
Initial half hour consultation free. £90 per session thereafter but concessions can be negotiated.
- European Mentoring and Coaching Council