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I’m Michael Cooper

Leadership & Career Coach

Helping You Find & Forge Your Own Path

Leadership Coaching

With every session crafted for you (or your team) needs, Leadership coaching unlocks your potential by expanding perspectives, by inspiring action, by providing challenge, and giving you support and improved self-awareness.

Career Coaching

Career coaching expores you and how you may fit specific roles, then develops your personal brand, your CV and social profiles, and works with you to prepare a strategy for success. 

Goal Setting

The classic goal-setting definition boils down to the process of identifying something you want to accomplish and establishing measurable objectives and time frames to help you achieve it. Goal setting can help you in any area of your life.

Mentoring

Mentoring is different to coaching because as I work alongside you with advice and guidance, our times together are flexible, driven by your needs and support as and when required. It’s often a longer term relationship than coaching. 

Coaching

Coaching is about you. I won’t give you direct answers or act the expert for you – although I may suggest options and ideas, you must make the journey yourself with me supporting you as a facilitator and collaborator.

Career Advice

From your personal brand, to what you are most comfortable doing, what you are best at, who you are over what you are, and learning the tools to grow in your career – from public speaking to running teams.

I also give you the tools to better succeed in securing your roles – from your CV, to beating the AI job spec filters, to your social profile.

What Is Coaching?

Put simply, coaching is a process that aims to improve performance and focuses on the ‘here and now’ rather than on the distant past or future.

While there are many different models of coaching, here don’t consider me as ‘expert’ but, instead, think of me as a facilitator of learning.

There is a huge difference between teaching someone and helping them to learn. In coaching, fundamentally, I’m helping you  – or your team – to improve performance: in other words, helping you to learn for yourself or yourselves.

Coaching tends to be more structured than mentoring, and shorter in duration.

What Is Mentoring?

A mentor usually has two primary functions. The career-related function establishes me as your coach to provide advice to focus and enhance your career choices and greater success in securing your roles. The psychosocial function establishes me as a ‘role model’ and ‘support system’ for explicit and implicit professional performance and development, as well as general work–life balance.

Research consistently shows mentored individuals to be more satisfied and committed to their professions than non-mentored individuals, often earning higher performance evaluations, higher salaries, and faster career progress than non-mentored individuals. You also benefit by feeling rejuvenated in your career development and choices, learning  – for example, how to use new technologies or to deal with a toxic boss – and becoming aware of issues, methods, and perspectives that are important to your work.

The Mentor/Mentee relationship can last longer than in coaching, sometimes continuing in an impromptu, spontaneous  relationship over extended periods.

What is The Process Like?

First, we establish the type of relationship we will have – should it be a Coaching or a Mentoring relationship? In either case, I use a form of the GROW model. A good analogy is to think about a journey. First, we agree where you are going (the goal), establish where you currently are (your current reality), then explore various routes (the options) to your destination and, in the final step, establish the will, ensuring that you’re committed to making the journey, and prepared for the obstacles that you could meet.

Coaching and Mentoring Packages for Individuals

2 x 60′ Session Package

Free 30′ get-to-know call, then 2 sessions

 

£210

6 x 60′ Sessions Coaching Package

 

 

£749

10 x 60′ Sessions Coaching Package

 

 

£979

Single Session

A once-off 45′ session after which I give you a written, personal,  action plan.

£120

About Me

 

I blend my international executive C-level and MD experiences with my training in leadership and career coaching (with the International Coaching Foundation) to create powerful leadership and behavioural learnings . My coaching is 1-1 or we can together organise team based or peer-to-peer sessions.

I’ve broad business experience from branding to finance, but a specialist in new technologies and customer growth,  fascinated by human behaviours and team dynamics, having studied both. You can read more about my career and experience on my LinkedIn page.

 

 

Testimonials

Michael is a fantastic coach and really helped me when it came to changing careers. He is very informative and the advice he gave me to help me find my future path has been invaluable. Highly recommend his services! Laura B

Michael is a modest man so I should like to blow the trumpet for him. Vast business experience over the years of dealings at all levels and at the human level a deep understanding of the types of personal issues that most of us experience and have to cope with alongside our business obligations. Simon D

Working with Michael was a life changing experience. He helped me to reach new heights in my career and to finally succeed with long-standing personal goals. He is extremely personable and has the ability to connect with his clients quickly and to begin work with them at whatever stage they’re in at the time. He is trustworthy, always encouraging, and a patient and insightful guide through life experiences in pursuit of goals and dreams. He also offers good value and high integrity.
I can’t thank Michael enough for the impact he’s had. I’m eternally grateful”. GM

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