Life Coach | Executive coach
Specialising in Positive Psychology performance & wellbeing strategies
Hi, I'm Paul, a coach on a mission to put being well at the heart of doing well.
I provide a safe and energising space for you to explore, be challenged & take meaningful action towards your goals.
Coaching with me is a co-creative partnership, with 3 aims:
1) Get you where you would like to go
2) Feel better getting there
3) Learn how to stay better once you're there
Along our journey, I introduce evidence-based Positive Psychology performance and wellbeing strategies designed to boost positive emotions, engagement, self-confidence, resilience, healthy relationships, effective communication, optimal performance, and many more.
I leverage specialist training (MSc MAPPCP) in applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology, and provide confidence and clarity by explaining what works, how it works, and why it works, based on empirical research.
I have helped clients from all walks of life successfully overcome challenges in all aspects of life:
"I'd like to create positive change in my life, but unsure where to start, or what to do next".
"I would like to gain clarity, better understand my options and feel more confident about a significant decision in my life".
"I'm in a job, career or relationship that no longer resonates with my core values - with who I am".
"I'd like to feel and function at my best more often, and in more areas of my life".
"I'm experiencing, or moving towards, burnout".
"I'd like to maximise my potential by using my strengths more often, but I'm unsure what they are".
"I'm languishing - lacking motivation or direction, becoming socially distant, drifting through life".
Positive psychology is the science of flourishing, a field of research that seeks to understand how, when and why we feel and function at our best, even in adversity.
It aims to "make life better" (Lomas, Hefferon, & Ivtzan, 2014) through evidence-based interventions and strategies designed to enhance mental health and physical wellbeing.
Cornerstones of positive psychology include character strengths, flow, hope, optimism, mindfulness, resilience, active-constructive communication and post-traumatic growth.
What is Positive Psychology?
Benefits of coaching
I help develop awareness of the abundant strengths, talents, and skills you already possess.
Through heightened awareness of your strengths, you will learn how to work with them more skilfully and effectively every day. You will be more effective, engaged, connected, congruent, aligned, confident and content.
You see challenges from new perspectives, and surface powerful new insights to create practical, achievable, and clearly defined pathways towards your goals.
You will learn how to positively transform challenging experiences by changing your relationship with them.
You will create sustainable wellbeing habits, identify risks early, and cultivate personal resources that will make you more resilient when challenges arise.
You will feel more congruent, aligned and authentic by putting your core values into action.
You will feel better, and perform better.
Enhance wellbeing & productivity by leveraging your Character Strengths (Peterson & Seligman, 2004, Niemic, 2018).
Move forwards with clarity by visualising your Best Possible Self (King, 2001, Loveday et al., 2018).
Experience the feel-good power of nature with wellbeing activities designed to restore our connection with nature (Ward-Thompson et al., 2012, Capaldi et al., 2014).
Enhance the quality of your relationships & positively transform your responses to adversity with Cognitive-based Coaching (Grant, 2006).
Learn how to harness the power of now with meditation & mindfulness.(Kabat-Zinn 2003, Keng et al., 2011).
Feel better in seconds with Skychology, a new area of research, exploring links between looking up at the sky and wellbeing (Conway & Hefferon, 2019)
Evidence-based performance & wellbeing strategies
Personal Coaching x 5 sessions
Character Strengths workshop
Personal coaching sessions are 90 minutes, via video call (global) or in-person (London only)
Character Strengths workshop: An interactive group session designed to help teams learn how to identify and use their Character Strengths to enhance their effectiveness and wellbeing at work, and in all areas of life (90 mins).
Contact me for more information:
Ready to create positive change in your life?
Schedule a chemistry call to learn more about the coaching process and receive direct answers to your questions.
The call will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision, and establish if we are a suitable "fit" for one another.
The call will last approximately 30 minutes.
Work with me
I feel grateful and blessed having the chance to work with Paul. Every coaching session with him is enlightening – he has a very special talent to offer to his clients. What is actually hard work feels so easy, so light – travelling from one insight to the next, detangling knots, realising what’s at the core, finding solutions and putting them into practice. He masters the art of cutting through complexity with pragmatism, but he never compromises on emphatic listening and providing a safe space. One can trust his big, warm heart, and his capability as well as professionalism as a coach. He’s a true life changer.
Kristin, Senior Marketing Director, Germany
Paul was born to be a positivity coach. I wouldn't have felt so comfortable and at ease speaking to anyone else. My brain works at a million miles per hour and has one hundred thoughts going on at the same time, and it was a miracle that Paul was able to help me unscramble it all & think in a positive way. It's either a miracle, or he is a great positivity coach, we'll go for the latter! He was clear, calm, insightful, and suggested the perfect thought processes and approaches to use in everyday life. I loved the experience, and I will definitely continue to keep Paul as my coach.
Lara, Senior Producer, Australia
I have been working with Paul for about 2 months. This time has helped me greatly to find a new perspective on life and on what I care about. When I started this coaching journey, I was as some people say "at the end of the rope, hanging in there". However, with Paul's approach on Positive Psychology and his guidance, I did A LOT of reflection on myself, what is important to me and, most importantly, why. I can say now I feel much more in balance, not sad or about to get burnout - and way calmer. The best way I can describe my change of attitude is by how much more energy and cheerfulness I got back.
Mariana, Lead Experience Strategist, Denmark
When I met Paul I was stuck in an unhealthy career heading straight into a burnout. Paul helped me to find out how I can be true to myself, do something I love and feel passionate about, understand what my strengths are and get clarity how to move forward. His sessions are fun, playful, eye-opening and challenging. I am extremely excited to embark on a new journey of complete career change that (I think) will lead me to ventures that I wouldn’t have dared to dream about before my sessions. Suddenly everything seems possible!
Julia, Senior Marketing Director, UK
Paul brings different perspectives to things that exist and he's is a joy to work with.
It's clear that he's doing the work he loves and his energy is both abundant and contagious.
Whether you encounter Paul #streetcoaching, you work with him as a coach in the corporate world or you hear him talking #skychology on stage, one thing is guaranteed... you'll be glad your paths crossed!
Sallee, Leadership & brand develpment, UK
Paul has a rare ability to bring positivity to difficult situations and put human beings back at the heart of complex organizations. In this world of extensive and accelerated interactions, it is amazing to talk to Paul and rediscover how to truly connect people.
What is apparent when you first talk to Paul is his authenticity. I really enjoyed working with Paul and listening to his suggestions for the creation of a Wellbeing Committee within my firm. His insight and ideas have added tremendous value to the endeavour of trying to elevate the wellbeing of our employees in the workplace.
Thank you very much Paul! I would welcome the opportunity to work with you again.