portrait by christian banfield
"What gives me most pleasure in my work is when a client has an 'aha' moment. It could be that they discover a new value of theirs and the reason why they are drawn to certain behaviours, or it could be a realisation about a limiting belief that they have held since childhood. You can see the energy of the person change in an instant.
Each human mind is so complex, made up of thousands of thoughts, ideas, memories, emotions, as well as meanings, judgements and biases. My job is to support clients to gain new levels of clarity, realising negative beliefs and thoughts that can unconsciously lead to behaviours that sabotage our success and happiness. Freeing people to recognise their strengths and talents so they can perform at the highest levels as they develop themselves, their careers and their relationships, leading to a new level of fulfilment."
I started my first business when I was just 18 years old. I was fortunate to have two great business partners, one of whom also happened to be my father. I didn't know it at the time but he was my first coach. Rarely telling me what to do, always encouraging me by asking the right questions. He had the skill of widening my vision lifting my eyes from the day-to-day issues to think more strategically.
Fast forward to 2022, and this year I celebrate 20 years as a professional coach myself. My first (official) coaching training being with CTI, then with Shirlaws, and Clean Learning with whom I received an ILM Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring. I'm lucky enough to work in a field where I am able to indulge my love of learning (which I only discovered after I left school) and in recent years I have studied the great steps forward in understanding our brains in the fields of neuroscience and psychology.
I've spent many happy hours attending workshops in personal development, principally with the Outlook Organisation, who I have a 25-year relationship with, as well as many others, all of whom have contributed to my growth as a person and as a coach.
Recently, I have enjoyed collaborations, with Sula Bruce on Conscious Communication and Jon Ben on Hidden Solutions, where we create something greater than I can on my own. I remain open to other collaborations where we can empower people to be the best versions of themselves.
meyer simmonds 1926-1992
I am available for speaking engagements. I like to make my talks interactive and engaging. Take a look at this video for a flavour of my speaking style.