Hi, I’m Mike

I’m a Mastermind and Strategic Decisions Coach.

I help people distil their overflow of ideas into tangible options, confidently take decisions and then make the right things happen.

Let me help you build your unique path to success…

Mike in a hat on a sandy beach

My Story

I spent 16 years helping £multi-million businesses to make and implement decisions. I became very good at wading through a sea of information to quickly find the key pieces needed to make decisions.

I found the most enjoyment from working with others to simplify and solve complex problems. And along the way, I led a multi-national team based across Europe; delivered major change projects; and was on the leadership teams of a 140-person outsourced service centre, a £40m technology centre of excellence and a £10m revenue-generating business unit.

I love collaborating with people. Empowering, energising and teaming-up with others has always been at the heart of my career. And it became increasingly clear, that’s where my passion lay.

I spent many evenings helping my colleagues to work out what to do next with their career and side-hustles. And I enjoyed it so much that in 2019 I took the leap and left my corporate job to focus solely on doing that.

I decided to get a coaching qualification because I thought it would be reassuring to potential clients, and I wanted to make sure I was offering the best solutions that I could be. And it sounded interesting – I love learning new things.

But I absolutely wasn’t prepared for how much I was going to learn!

There’s a real skill in holding a calm, supportive space that enables people to work out what they truly want, rather than you imposing your idea of what’s best onto them.

The course consisted of 125 hours of training – learning the theory and then practising techniques on each other. And to get ICF accredited, I also had to clock up over 100 paid hours of coaching. So, by the time I qualified in June 2021, I’d had a lot of experience!

Mike sitting on a sofa, looking at the camera in a dark-coloured room.
Mike sitting on a sofa, looking at the camera in a dark-coloured room.

I decided to get a coaching qualification because I thought it would be reassuring to potential clients, and I wanted to make sure I was offering the best solutions that I could be. And it sounded interesting – I love learning new things.

But I absolutely wasn’t prepared for how much I was going to learn!

There’s a real skill in holding a calm, supportive space that enables people to work out what they truly want, rather than you imposing your idea of what’s best onto them.

The course consisted of 125 hours of training – learning the theory and then practising techniques on each other. And to get ICF accredited, I also had to clock up over 100 paid hours of coaching. So, by the time I qualified in June 2021, I’d had a lot of experience!

Mike working at his laptop with other people in the background

I now have over 500 hours of coaching experience, and bring a whole toolkit of techniques to our sessions to help you to understand what works for you, enable you to make decisions that are right for you, and support you in implementing your plans.

And I have developed a particular skill in facilitating Hotseat Masterminds. With over 100 hours of experience, I am adept at leveraging the wisdom of a small, carefully curated group of peers to tackle each person’s biggest challenge.

 

Mike credentials - ICF Coaching, ICAS accountant, DISC and Motivational Maps

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