...helping you develop a growth mindset

I thrive on discovering people’s potential, broadening their perspective and helping to implement and maintain positive change. I work with adults who lack purpose & motivation, confidence, struggle with building relationships, have a work-life imbalance and those suffering from burnout. I help cultivate purpose, resilience, meaningful relationships and a growth mindset, so people can pursue purposeful careers with confidence and be the best versions of themselves.

When you’re feeling stuck in your career, it might feel easier to just do nothing and carry on, but it affects you on a much deeper level than you realise. Your lack of drive soon becomes apparent in your everyday interactions, relationships, and efforts in other areas of life. After all, you spend 1/3 of your life working and when you do something that doesn’t align with your values, it’s no surprise how much it affects us.

It can feel like a huge emotional drain on your energy and leave you feeling empty and exhausted when you get home. This could explain why you may be eager to crack open a beer, pour a glass of wine and immediately decide to order takeaway food. The following day, you wake up feeling sorry for yourself and wonder how much more you can carry on. The combination of a few too many drinks, too much grease and binge-watching whatever’s the quickest choice on Netflix, only reinforces the habits you are trying to break, as you try and combat the deep feelings of guilt again.

Perhaps you do something meaningful and are generally happy in your field of work, but you feel like you’ve hit a ceiling? You’re passed over for promotions, not noticed for your potential or you feel like an after thought from management. This can lead to feelings of stagnation, rejection and resentment. 

People don’t know what they always want, but without being given a chance or a leap of faith, they feel unable to break the bounds of the box they have been placed in. When in this situation, you have two choices; let it eat away at your self-worth, leaving you feeling inadequate and worthless; or you begin to look for something more meaningful.

If any of this resonates with you and you’re not ready to give up, you’ve come to the right place.

Why choose me?

I’ve been in this position before, so understand the affects of feeling stuck and fed up. My mission is to help those in such situations become unstuck and move forward with a sense of purpose.  

My main background has been within education (over 15 years’ experience in South Korea, Thailand, Spain, Malta, Ireland & Vietnam). My work on improving wellbeing has been showcased at multiple international conferences and I’ve won awards for having a positive impact and delivering engaging workshops.

My coaching, mentoring and training incorporates evidence based positive psychology, so any suggested interventions are backed with research. By tapping into people’s values, I help individuals and teams discover their true potential, set more meaningful goals and provide accountability where needed to be successful.

For those interested in personal development, I specialize in sustainable behaviour change, developing confidence and gaining a greater sense of self-control (over impulses and emotions). For those with professional aims, I specialize in finding purpose, motivation, relationship building, emotional intelligence and communicating with confidence.

1:2:1 Coaching

Group Coaching

Workshops & Public Speaking

Being a professional member of the Positive Psychology Guild (UK) means my work is evidence-based, ethical and professional. 

I've spoken at international conferences

Below are some samples of past workshops.

What my clients are saying...

"I got to experience James’ coaching first-hand and as it was my first experience I quickly felt comfortable, guided, and paid attention to. James’ sessions varied with different activities, reflection and discussion points. There were no feelings of judgment rather opportunities to relate to each other and go deeper into the significance of what we discovered through the exercises and exchanges in the sessions. James helped me to discover and align values I had and was a great sounding board for the changes and goals I wanted to make, helping me to be more mindful and accountable with my actions."
Mary Perez
"I found James to be a very thoughtful and helpful coach. He helped me explore my thinking and put my strengths into perspective. I would highly recommend James as a coach, he is obviously intuitive and works to aid in your own self-improvement journey"
Nick Skews
"I had a great experience overall being coached by James. He opened me up to new concepts of self-reflection and, more importantly, how to put these strategies into practice in my daily life and work. I highly encourage anyone reading this to work with James as your coach! It was a very rewarding experience that opened my eyes to many new aspects of both myself and the world around me. Thanks a lot for your hard work and passion for coaching and guiding other humans; I'm sure you will continue to make a significant difference in the lives of your coachees."
Calle Anderson
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