‘Lockdown’ has presented new challenges and with it new support –

“Tom has been a shining light in my life recently. I have needed help to focus my attention on my growing business and Tom has persistently given me that focus and reminded me of why I want to do this and held me on track…my greatest gratitude lies with Tom at this time and his power of direction.” (Caroline Coach)

I have been working with a local client, more recently online. She works in Social Care and approached me for help and advice with her Dyslexia –

“Tom gave me confidence to rediscover the pleasure of reading, which I previously was not very good at. Tom helped me learn to manage my stress as I got frustrated at times. I would highly recommend Tom as he is a good listener. Coaching has helped me understand my weaknesses. I feel more confident talking to people both socially and at work.”

Last summer a client wrote –

“Having had only a few sessions with Tom I have turned a corner in my life. He has travelled with me from a very difficult place to one where I can now see the future more clearly. I really appreciate his practical approach to solving life’s burdens. He has given me techniques to incorporate into my life to make positive changes and helped me to see what I want to do with my life and how to get there”.

“I enjoyed working with Tom. His coaching provided me with insights and new behaviours. He works with sensitivity and humour.” (Shenade McCann, Development Officer, Cumbria County Council Voluntary Services)

“Tom clearly understands and is comfortable with the process of coaching and is comfortable with the process of coaching using Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) at an advanced level.” (Johnny Barclay, Councillor Mediator)

“Tom spoke about his own dyslexia and how important it is to understand the different way of working that each individual dyslexic will experience. He also demonstrated the possible activities that might be used to integrate both brain hemispheres, whilst providing opportunities for physical involvement during ‘chill out’ interludes and suggesting useful support strategies for confidence building, along with examples of relaxation techniques suitable for alleviating the feelings of stress endured by many dyslexics. Tom’s frankness in describing his own dyslexic journey and his empathy with struggling youngsters was appreciated.” (Anne Mackinteir, Tutor and Assessor, Local Dyslexia Association)