ONLINE LIFE AND PERFORMANCE COACH
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Most successful people understand the huge benefit of investing in themselves. And make no mistake, coaching is an investment that can be returned many times over.
Coaching isn't just for athletes, pop stars, corporate executives, or those facing a supposed midlife crisis. It's for anybody sensible enough to realise we all have our blind spots that could benefit from an experienced set of impartial eyes.
My job as a coach is to challenge you to get really specific about what it is you want for your future and, most importantly, why. Once you're clear on that, I'll help you figure out out how to adopt the most useful mindset to achieve those goals, along with the right strategies and routines to get there as quickly as possible. I even provide some cheerleading from the sidelines.
Coaching isn't for everyone though. It may not be the best approach for you right now. Or I may not even be the right coach for you. But if you're willing to really commit to the process and work hard at being the best possible version of yourself, then the outcomes can be life-changing. Your 80-year old future self will thank you for it some day.
I'm a life coach. I support my clients in figuring out how to become the best version of themselves.
My mission is to make personal development as normal and talked about as personal training. In doing so, I want to help people raise their standards by encouraging them to think and act bigger.
In the past five years I've coached professionals in law, PR, politics and the creative industries, as well as artists, small business owners and students. I've helped them develop a better understanding of who they are, where they want to get to, and how to get there.
As a gay man I naturally work with many clients in the LGBTQi community, but gender or sexual preference are never an issue for me when I choose to work with someone.
I did my formal training as a coach with the Coaching Academy in the UK and with the International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA) as an NLP practitioner. I'm also lucky to have been coached and mentored for many years by one of the UK's most popular life coaches, Michelle Zelli. She encourages me to always strive to being the best in my field, and to constantly update my knowledge and skills.
I've worked as a community support volunteer and employment mentor in the UK for the Terrence Higgins Trust and as a board member for GMFA on issues relating to sexual health and HIV, both of which are close to my heart.
Before I became a professional coach, I worked as a political and media adviser in UK politics for more than 15 years. All too often I was able to witness the old quote that 'politics is the art of postponing decisions until they're no longer relevant'.
So don't be a politician. Set your goals, commit, and take action.
I offer one-to-one coaching sessions via Skype or video call. Working online allows me to coach clients across many different time zones. Most importantly it allows you to be coached where you feel most at ease, whether that's in your office, on your couch, or on the road.
Everyone I work with has a different style and wants different outcomes from coaching. That means that for every individual client I plan a specific programme of sessions that’s based around the outcomes they want after either five or ten sessions.
Here’s an idea of the kind of topics I coach on:
Living by design
I have a pragmatic approach to coaching which doesn't involve rainbows, unicorns or a magic wand (sorry guys). Instead, I use the tools and strategies which are likely to be most effective for you and in your particular situation; all based on leading research in coaching, positive psychology, time management and leadership development.
Trust, listening, empathy and absolute confidentiality are what you can expect from me. A total commitment to whatever your goals are is what I would expect from you. I only ever work with people who are willing to commit one hundred per cent to becoming the best possible version of themselves. Without that commitment we’d both be wasting our time.
Humour and lightness are very important in my work as a coach. And although I may not have that magic wand, as your accountability partner I always do keep a proverbial whip at hand.
If you look at my rates as a cost rather than as an investment, I'm probably not the right coach for you. After all, quality coaching requires you to invest resources, very much in the same way as you would invest time and money in a quality personal trainer if you wanted to achieve a better physique. So when considering whether it's worth making that investment, I encourage you to calculate the true cost of maintaining the current status quo in your life, for you and for those around you.
I always offer a free 1-hour consultation session to anyone interested in using my services. It's a great way for me to find out more about what brings you to coaching, and what you're hoping to achieve. It's also a great way to find out whether we'll get on of course. If you're interested in working together, either now or in the future, please drop me a message and we can set up a Skype session.
Here are some of the comments I've received from clients about how they found our sessions, and how coaching has impacted on their future.
Kris has such strong emotional intelligence and I never feel judged or criticised. This has been very influential in helping me not just focus on my career goals but also my self esteem, recurring patterns in my life and questions around sexuality and sensuality. In fact one of the reasons I was drawn to Kris was his work with the LGBT community. As a gay man I wanted a coach who could understand and empathise with the issues that gay men face, whether from society or self inflicted. He has been a true support for me to reflect and question that area of my life without prejudice or judgement. He has also been instrumental in getting me to challenge and revise the way I approach my career. His positivity and questioning skills have helped me approach new challenges with a renewed optimism and he has helped facilitate me to a place where I have reignited my creative passion that has been missing for some time. I truly look forward to continuing working with Kris. James M, LONDON, UK
Coaching sessions with Kris have been a positive and surprising experience in self-awareness. Kris’ designed thought provoking exercises unlocked a new chapter for me. An improved understanding of my own personal and professional values and an improved vision for my future. His method of focusing on small achievable results and identifying what success looks like has been key in this development and growth. This growth and self-awareness has really created an excitement within me to continue to push myself beyond my own perceived limitations. The list of achievements during our time are too many to mention with everyday continuing to grow. Kris’ coaching resulted in many ‘AHA MOMENTS’ where things just clicked. I definitely recommend Kris’ coaching as it has made all the difference in both my personal and professional life. Jacob V, WASHINGTON DC, US
I was going through a bit of a mid career crisis, when a friend told me how beneficial it had been for him to have regular sessions with their life coach ( Kris! ). Something fell into place, so I approached Kris with a complete open mind: I was curious to find out if and how he could help me out. We immediately clicked, even though I never met him in person, nor even shook his hand once. He can inspire, support, send good vibes and energy even through the screen! Always punctual, smiling, listening to my ups and downs and guiding me to approach my work situation from different angles and providing tools and valuable advice to analyze my findings. Together we've come a long way, more work to be done still, but I know with his help I have started the needed change towards the direction I'm going. Giulia B, COPENHAGEN, Denmark
I was initially somewhat sceptical about working with a life coach, but having reached a crossroads in my life I was willing to see if Kris could help. My scepticism has been unfounded. Kris has been instrumental in helping me focus on what I want to achieve in both my professional and personal life. Setting specific but realistic goals and being held accountable for achieving these gives me a renewed zest for wanting to make the most out of life. My sessions with Kris are proving to be invaluable and I look forward to continuing to work with him. David Q, BIRMINGHAM, UK
I would highly recommend Kris to anyone looking for an excellent life coach. He has really helped me a lot in many areas of my life and I feel like everything has improved a lot since we started working together. His way of coaching is the perfect balance of support and motivation needed to reach the goals we set up. One of the keys to his style of coaching is to have fun along the way, which always made me look forward to our sessions and feel positive and motivated afterwards, even when I was struggling to overcome certain obstacles from time to time. Really happy with the work we accomplished and by the impressive results. Fredrik N, BERLIN, Germany
After a few sessions my confidence was already on another level. My motivation far exceeded even my own expectations and I am on the cusp of setting up my own business. Kris is highly personable, inspiring and really thinks outside the box. I can't recommend him enough. He offers extremely reasonable rates and has proved to be a superb accountability partner to keep me on track. It's been life changing for me! Rob S, MIDDLESBROUGH, UK
I'd never considered a coach before until I was introduced to Kris. All my scepticism was set aside by his calm and methodological approach. Although talking about objectives and challenges can be overwhelming sometimes, our sessions have been effortless. A natural listener, Kris has been really empathetic to my needs and during my time with him I've felt very motivated to come take positive action in a number of areas of my life. I highly recommend him to anybody who is new to coaching and those that are already familiar with it! Will B, LONDON, UK
A friend of mine recommended I should get in touch with Kris after having hit a bit of a rough patch. The coaching sessions were a really great experience for me as I found out more and more about myself and the people I'm attracted to. I've been applying this new knowledge not in only in my love life but also in my social life. Whenever we met I was encouraged to set up goals for me to achieve by the time of our next meeting. That was really motivating for me. Make progress on the list of things I said I would do made me more active and happy with myself. One more thing that I loved about my sessions with Kris was that I could talk and he just listened without interrupting. That was really important to me. Michael D, CARDIFF, UK
Kris a great coach and I find it really easy to talk to him openly about my issues. He's always helped me focus and create clear and manageable goals, something I've always struggled with. This made it much easier for me to work towards them. It also encouraged me to think beyond the obvious and think of new and different ways to move forward instead. Will R, LONDON, UK
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