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I’m Michael Cooper

Trained Leadership & Career Coach

Helping You Find & Forge Your Best Path

Leadership Coaching

Occupying a leadership position is not the same thing as leading. To lead, you must connect, motivate, and inspire a sense of ownership of shared objectives. Heightening your ability to lead needs you to be able to see how you think and act, and how your behavior affects others. Leading well requires a continuous journey of personal development and the learning of some core skills.

Career Coaching

Sustained success comes only when you take what’s unique about you and figure out how to make it useful.

If you want to increase your reward and market value, are plateauing in your position and needinh  a strategy to take your next step, or wanting to accelerate your career trajectory, I work with senior leaders/Directors from the FTSE to SME executives to entrepreneurs. I enhance the strategic positioning of your personal brand and unlock potential career options.

 Career coaching discovers you, how you fit roles, and develops your personal brand, overhauling your CV and social profiles, and working with you to prepare you for application success. Our work together can also include helping you overcome confidence and communication barriers, including public speaking and interview training, team leadership, and more.

Business Coaching

With two start-ups and 3 decades of C-Level leadership in major brands, I bring deep expertise to clients business coaching and problem solving needs from branding to digital, finance to marketing, talent search and people management.


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


Coaching is about you. I won’t give you the answers or act the expert with you – although I may suggest options and ideas, I help you discover how to make the journey yourself with my support as your guide, facilitator and collaborator.


  • Design how to successfully accelerate and enhance your career in today’s changing market conditions
  • Redefine, reposition and align your personal brand to your target segment more effectively
  • Deliver new insights and enhanced self-awareness where the stakes are high
  • The successful approaches to portfolio career management

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 your 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.

Coaching and Mentoring Packages for Individuals & Teams 

Prices include Zoom costs, all profile or pyschometric tests, and all my pre and post session work

Per Session for teams (maximum 8 persons)

Free initial discovery call



6 x 75′ Sessions – Individual 1-1

 Free initial discovery call



10 x 75′ Sessions – Individual 1-1

 Free initial discovery call



Single Session Individual 1-1

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


About Me


I blend my C-level leadership and entrepreneur start-up experiences with training in leadership and career coaching (from the International Coaching Foundation) to create powerful learning and behavioural change. My mentoring and coaching is 1-1, team based, or in peer-to-peer sessions.

With senior leadership experience over 3 decades, I coach and mentor  entrepreneurs, CEO’s, managers, in career and leadership, public speaking and team dynamics.





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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