I am Tom Marvan and I’m based in Kendal, North West England. I offer tailor-made coaching and training to adults and children. I have over 10 years experience within the coaching and mentoring field.

I am confident and have thrived in building a fulfilling and successful career in Outdoor Education, Youth Work, Development Training and Coaching. I have had a really positive impact on a wide variety of adults and young people’s lives.

My Journey

Like most people I have had to overcome personal barriers in achieving my ambitions. At primary school, teachers thought I was below average, I was articulate but poor at reading, writing, maths and spelling. I got frustrated when people asked me to redo work or called me stupid.

Aged 11, with the support of my parents and teachers, I was diagnosed as dyslexic. I now have a degree, graduate diploma and teaching qualification. I still struggle with spelling, reading and writing but I have learnt how to use my talents and to learn in the way which best suits me. I have gained the confidence and self-belief to reach my goals. This has enabled me to overcome some of the barriers associated with Dyslexia.

Hard work, together with appropriate support and coaching, has enabled me to develop the fulfilling career and life style I have today. I now help others reach their potential and achieve their goals in life, whatever they may be.

I offer specific tailor-made Dyslexia Support and Mentoring. These coaching sessions consider the person as a whole, focusing on emotional well-being, confidence and improving professional performance, rather than focusing on reading and writing. This helps you gain confidence and discover how you learn best and consequently the best way for you personally to reach your goals. If you would like to book a coaching session or have any questions about what I can offer you, please enquire using the Contact page.


  • ¬†L4 Certificate in Person-Centered Counselling
  • CRB/PVG Certificate
  • Advanced NLP Coach
  • Certified Coach Practitioner
  • Transactional Analysis 101
  • Certificate in Reality Therapy
  • Diploma in Teaching and Training in the Life-long Learning Sector
  • BSc Hons PE Sportscience
  • Graduate Diploma in Youth and Community Work
  • Various outdoor activity coaching qualifications