Will James, Leadership And Team CoachExecutive, Business, Relationship, and Personal Development Coaching
If everyone had an excellent coach many of our biggest global problems would be solved within a generation, because we’d serve more generously, think more systemically, work more collaboratively, and experiment more creatively to find solutions. All over the world, in every industry and organisation, there exists the untapped potential we need for breakthrough.
What’s unique about my offering?
For twenty years I’ve been consumed by the inspiring task of seeing people learn and grow. From directing a London charity to the slums of Africa and Asia, I’ve seen the transformation that’s possible when people partner with potential. In classrooms and boardrooms, (and now on zoom!) I’ve witnessed the growth that’s achieved when people feel supported enough to take risks in pursuit of vision. In coaching I will help you wake-up your imagination, trust your intuition, activate commitment, and become fully convinced that your contribution matters. Together we’ll discover how your strengths, skills and story position you to have a unique impact in your circles of influence.
I coach ambitious, visionary individuals to convert passion into progress and inspiration to results. By partnering in your personal and professional development, I help you grow more powerful and effective as you serve your compelling purpose.
"Will is the deepest listener I have ever worked with, whilst also being a highly creative thinker, and able to ask questions that have helped me see situations in a profoundly new way. Working with Will has helped me turn Vision into energising, motivating plans with clear action steps.” Trust Pilot: «««««
- Social Enterprise Founder
“Will is a superb coach. He provides the perfect balance of wisdom, coaching, guidance and challenge. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.” Trust Pilot: «««««
- Company Director, Agile Tech,
“Will is an instinctive and rigorous coach who has helped me gain clarity, commitment and confidence in my work and life. Would highly recommend.” Trust Pilot: «««««
- CEO, Social Enterprise
Beginning with Growth-Mindset, I draw on principles and practices from Person-Centred, Gestalt, and Transactional-Analysis interventions to create an energising container for transformation. With finely-tuned goals and high-quality feedback, we discover where you most need to make progress and push yourself beyond your comfort-zone to improve your performance in line with your authentic priorities. My approach is holistic, integrating systems thinking, climate justice, and inclusion and belonging as areas for deepening awareness for the whole person to flourish.
Coaching will grow your:
Emotional Intelligence, self-confidence, leadership versatility, communication range, consensus building, ability to maximise engagement (for yourself and others), your connection to core purpose, agency over what you can control, career progression, team cohesion and performance, coaching skills, resilience and adaptability to change, succession planning, time management, and more.
Qualifications and experience
I have been executive coaching for 10 years, as well as achieving an MA in coaching, certificates in counselling and education, and learning from leadership roles in faith, community and educational settings.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Types of coaching offered
30 minutes' taster session - free
Standard rate - £250 per hour
Concessions available for self-funded individuals, charities and start-ups
Training and qualifications
MA in Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford Brookes University (2019)
Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring from Bath Spa University (2012)
Postgraduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling from WPF, London (2015)
Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the Institute of Education, University of London (2005)
BA in English LIterature, University of Durham (2002)
- Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision