It seemed very strange to me that my life wasn't perfect. I have a beautiful house, a wonderful husband, a supportive family and loving friends. What could Ian possibly have helped me with? It wasn't till after I started coaching with Ian that my 'purple patch' really began.
In the span of 6 sessions (not including the very insightful introductory free session!) I changed my hopeless career, improved my health and outlook, understood my priorities and boundaries, lost weight, grew much needed confidence and became more emotionally intelligent and more business savvy than I have ever been. To top it of I now know the secret to maintaining my new life. It certainly was not rocket science and it was not hardcore discipline that changed my lifestyle and choices.
For someone who has never changed much and accepted everything to be the way it is (the old me): the change life coaching brought to my life is immeasurable. Thanks Ian
Natasha Yazdabadi, Managing Director , IDTA
It is thanks to Ian that I have totally transformed my world. I am no longer stuck in a rut with my work and I now have clear goals firmly in sight and am continuously working towards them. Within 1 year my life will be totally different – I am going from being a dreamer to living the dream - relocating abroad and doing something I am interested in rather than ‘what pays the bills’.
Oh, and he is the best weight loss system I have come across – for the first time ever I am losing weight effortlessly and this has only happened since my coaching began. None of this would have been possible without the guidance from Ian. So, Thank You Ian and I will send you a postcard from my new life!
Angel Elharti, Executive Assistant
Ian was a great help to me. Coaching put some perspective back in to my life. Before, I had found difficulty in focusing but by using some simple tools I have improved this area in my life greatly. I also managed not to feel guilty when I'm not working therefore creating & enjoying more family time. Coaching with Ian was a experience I would highly recommend to everyone.
Deepak Kapoor restaurateur & Entrepreneur
I approached Ian at a time when I was frustrated by the lack of progress in a number of areas in my life. I felt that I had all the pieces to the jigsaw of “the road ahead” in my mind, but had real difficulty in putting them together which stifled any possibility of action.
Working with Ian quickly changed this. He rapidly got to grips with where I was at and provided me with some simple frameworks to shape my thinking and coached me to build a “jigsaw” that was reflective of my values and goals in life. The next step was action and there has been a significant amount of it in a short period of time.
I have been fortunate to work with Ian as he used his experience and insight to get me to zero in on what I wanted from life holistically, which has deepened my understanding of the key things I need to focus on.
Patrick Villinger Management Consultant
Ian has been very effective in getting me focused on balancing my life and taking action in those key areas that get ignored due to the normal busy work/family life.
Simon Bowler Sales Director, Juice Plus
Working with Ian as my life coach helped me move from a place of ‘being stuck’. I contacted Ian because I had designed my business to a certain stage but could not get past it and move forward, due to fear in many forms
Ian helped me to move past that through his positive encouragement, down-to-earth and objective advice, his extensive network of contacts and knowledge of courses and agencies, and his very clear results-orientated goal-setting.
Each coaching session was enjoyable and supportive yet challenging and realistic at the same time; I would always hear what I needed to, to keep things moving.
I have no doubt that without Ian as my life coach I would be nowhere near the launch of my Business, which is now only 8 weeks away – thanks Ian!
Liz McIntyre Entrepreneur
Before being recommended to Ian I was lacking direction and belief in myself and was struggling to work out what I wanted from the key areas in my life.
After only two months I found myself motivated with a clearer path to the goals I wanted to achieve. Three months after starting, I was achieving my objectives with direction in my professional, social and family life. I feel a lot more focussed and centred and friends have noticed the new positive attitude and confidence I have. I would highly recommend Ian to anyone looking to make changes and who wants rapid results.
SP, Membership Manager, Private Members Club
I expected to come away with a practical action plan, but I didn’t expect to find the sessions themselves so enjoyable – if not always easy!
The biggest change has been in my confidence levels. I have the kind of job where appearing confident is all – without it I may never get any more work. However, appearances can be deceptive and I’ve never felt I could ‘walk the talk’ and would one day be found out for the fraud I often felt… until now. Without ever directing or telling me what to do or think, Ian has helped me take a step back and recognise my own strengths (dare I say talents?) and helped me put myself ‘out there’ more. And feel comfortable doing it. So much so that I have decided to take the plunge and finally set up my own production company after years of procrastinating.
If you are struggling with confidence issues or want to give your career a boost I have no hesitation in recommending Ian.
PR, TV Presenter & Broadcaster
I originally contacted Ian to help me gain clarity on career issues. I was faced with so many options that it was difficult to make any decision and fear of making the wrong choice had caused a kind of decision paralysis.
After a few sessions with Ian it became clear that the choices I faced were not totally work dependant but were inter-related to other areas of my life. I had condensed many problems into one huge ‘work’ demon and it was working with Ian that helped me to separate out the issues and break them down into manageable and achievable tasks. He has helped me to accept that certain things in life are beyond my control and instead to focus on the areas I can do something about.
One major area of benefit of working with Ian has been my focusing on what is really important to me and the changes I need to make to reach my optimum. In addition, Ian has helped me not to rush head first into situations/confrontation and to think and plan how issues should best be approached, not only helping me but those I work with!
ZT, Finance Director
I can't believe how much happier I am now than when I met you earlier this year. Paul and I often talk about how different my life is from March/April time.
I think that since taking redundancy and having met you I've started to see life in a different perspective. I've realised that it doesn't have to be stressful but it should be fun. Best of all I feel so much more confident in my decision making. I can only thank you again for helping to guide me to this point.
AN, IT Consultant
So many priorities, so little time to achieve any of them! Working with Ian allowed me to rapidly establish what was most important to me and, crucially, how to set about achieving it. With the help of liberal doses of clarifying questions, common sense and devil's advocacy, I was able not only to pin down my chief objectives and frame strategies for attaining them but also actually achieve my goals.
NA, Economist & Editor
I have been lucky enough to have been Coaching with Ian over the last 3 months. The sessions are relaxed and insightful, but above all useful and relevant. Having tried counselling in the past I had concerns that Coaching would be another ‘talking shop’. This fear proved unfounded as Ian’s Coaching style is firmly based on having me take concrete steps towards my goals between the sessions.
The end result is that I have been able to make changes in my family and working life which have made a real difference. Having said that the biggest change has been on my outlook, whereas before I felt trapped, my new found confidence has allowed me to take back control of my life from my boss! So not only have I benefited but also my wife and family.
MS, Communications Director
Ian inspired me to act on a whole range of issues - work, home and relationships - that had been lying around for a long time. Instead of continuing to mull things over and do nothing, as a result of Ian's supportive feedback I started taking decisions. After the first few, they became easier and now I look forward to taking the initiative in relationships regardless of the consequences. Ian also took a personal interest and always held in mind my long-term goals, helping where necessary to get me back on track. I now feel much more positive about these major areas of my life.
JP, Senior Lecturer, University College London
When we first met I had no idea where my priorities lay. Yet within 2 sessions your relaxed yet professional & insightful attitude helped me work out what really mattered and to see a clear way forward for the first time.
CB, IT Consultant, BAA
Ian's coaching technique made me feel extremely comfortable and able to talk through issues. He gave guidance only when asked and without any undue pressure. The whole coaching experience proved very beneficial.
SM Facilities Manager, BAA
I was unsure quite what to expect going into my first session but by the end of it realised that, what I thought was a whole bunch of complicated issues, were all really straightforward, manageable and surprisingly easy to deal with.
AT, Writer & Musician
I found Ian's coaching to be extremely effective in my life - so much so that since undertaking the coaching I have made major changes including getting a new job and moving house! I would recommend him highly.
SW, Sales Director, EMI
At first I wasn't clear how life coaching could bring about change in my circumstances. I actually felt initially defensive towards the feedback that I received from Ian in our first session! We persevered together, and my initial doubts have been turned into positive results. I have a sense of direction for my life, and planning for the future no longer brings me out in a cold sweat! Thank you Ian!
GK, Director, Breast Cancer Care
The coaching sessions I had with Ian really allowed me to focus and become un-muddled. I had been struggling with balancing full-time work, part-time course and family commitments, everything had been 'all too much' to cope with. Ian helped me to become more positive, confident and able to succeed. I highly recommend him!
DL, Marketing Manager, UCI