TESTIMONIALS

It has been a joy working with Luke. He is a deep and careful listener, who helps you pay attention to your core ideals and purpose. He can also offer prompts and disciplines for better work habits, although he also knows how to go with the flow. He is an ideal guide for someone who is spinning too many plates or trying to pursue ambitious and complex goals. He will help you find some balance and take your real needs seriously.

Simon Duffy, Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform, Sheffield

Luke is a compassionate, caring human being and I felt at ease with him from the start. He helped me see what was important and to distinguish between the idea of my future self, based on social expectations of me and the true sense of what was deeply important to me. This was very liberating.   With Luke’s encouragement I was able to stretch myself, to look for creative outlets, to find things that scared me a little, to push beyond my own boundaries. I joined a choir, started exercising more and expanded my networks.   Luke is a brilliant Integral Coach and I fully recommend that you make an appointment to see him immediately! 

Stanter Kandola, Entrepreneur, West Yorkshire

My conversation with Luke came at a time I felt completely lost and had fallen victim to my harsh inner critic. Luke enabled me to see the light at the end of the tunnel, offering an alternative and more positive narrative for my situation and some useful exercises and activities that might help cement this in my mind. His approach is open and warm, but does not shy away from asking difficult questions, which enabled truly deep work in the short time we had. I still think about our conversation 6 months on, such was the impact it had. Was he in London where I am based, I would not hesitate to work with him on a more regular basis.

Lianna Martin, Social Entrepreneur, London

Luke led a significant organisational design project for me and my senior leadership team. He facilitated a series of workshops that enabled the whole Directorate (then 50 people, split over 3 sites) to contribute both to identifying the opportunities and challenges we faced and to developing potential solutions. He turned these into a series of potential propositions, and facilitated my leadership team's discussion, constructively challenging us where needed. This led to a robust solution, that was well received and withstood the challenges that followed. A really important piece of work for me and the whole team.

Amanda Brooks, Director, Department for International Trade, London

As a development coach, Luke offers a safe and unconstrained space to explore how and why we are the way we are, and how and why we might want to develop. By first developing self-awareness, Luke is able to propose concrete actions for supporting and enabling change. Luke is an open listener, but doesn’t simply echo what he is hearing; he will also challenge your own perception of yourself and of how you fit in to the world. I can recommend Luke without hesitation for anyone interested in exploring their options, already undergoing a period of change or who simply wants to build greater self-awareness.

Sarah Harrison, Civil Servant, Department for Education, Sheffield

Luke is a superb listener and is able to clearly identify the root causes of any issues or concerns. He uses highly reflective questions to encourage clients to investigate triggers and potential areas of difficultly. Luke then offers a range of strategies to help build on clients' existing strengths in order to tackle those issues in a productive and low stress way. Luke is excellent at reading people and does not rush to make an assessment. He is very flexible and will keep supporting clients as together, you identify plans that work. Luke is also very calm, personable and likeable, which makes it very easy to open up and enjoy meaningful discussion. I would highly recommend him as a coach.

Carolyn Hughes, Head of History, Yewlands Academy, Sheffield

Luke is a deeply intelligent and compassionate coach.  His unique insight brings a fresh and deep perspective to a situation. I felt inspired and safe working with Luke.  He has a wonderful sense of humour too.

Jean Peters Allen, Psychotherapist, Coach & Mediator, Jersey

Luke has a special talent for helping people understand themselves and working out their next best steps to success. Luke subtly coached me into realising why I had hit a brick wall in my last role. That understanding led me to find my dream position and a much happier me!

Lisa Clarke, Principal Data Science Manager, Virgin Media Business, Sheffield

My coaching with Luke opened my eyes to different areas of my life and not just work. By looking at myself as a whole I identified how I could handle different situations to gain better outcomes. Luke made me feel relaxed and was easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend his coaching service.

Michelle Brookes, Digital Channel Manager, Santander UK, Leicester

I had reached a crossroads as a Middle Management Early Years Educator where there were challenges for me at work and on a personal level.  With Luke’s guidance, incredible patience and perceptive but challenging questioning, I re-discovered my courage, self-belief and confidence to acknowledge and utilise my strengths and skills.  I have now changed my career path and have set up my own business within the Complementary field, as well as training in another area of Education.  I recommend Luke highly as an Integral Development Coach to anyone who wants to understand their life and behaviour patterns with a view to developing current, new or alternative opportunities.

Christina, Teacher and Early Years Lead, Leicestershire

I've been really happy with my experience of Luke's course and the model. Luke brings an advanced level of insight into the work, knowing when and how to subtly help me fathom currents within my own understanding. There's a breadth and depth to the model which means that all of us (in terms of diverse people) and all of US (in terms of our whole self) are included. It's been an invaluable help to me in a period of transition and challenge.

Thomas Hamilton-Shaw, Public Affairs Manager, I-CAN, UK

I've worked with Luke on some coaching through a career transition, and was originally attracted to thoughtful and calm way he presents his coaching services. Working with him - through video calls - over the last six months has been a great experience. He's absolutely as calm and thoughtful as I expected, asking perceptive questions and helping me think through issues for myself. But unlike some other coaches I've seen, he brings a bit of extra structure and follow-up to the process, so I quickly had a personalised plan to work through. I was surprised initially at how deep and holistic it was, but that's actually been very helpful for me - giving me some impetus to try new things and step out of the day to day of working life. The plan and follow up has adapted as my circumstances and goals have evolved, and Luke's been a consistently positive, gently challenging force keeping me moving.

Steph Gray, Managing Director, Helpful Digital and The Social Simulator Inc

It has been a joy working with Luke. He is a deep and careful listener, who helps you pay attention to your core ideals and purpose. He can also offer prompts and disciplines for better work habits, although he also knows how to go with the flow. He is an ideal guide for someone who is spinning too many plates or trying to pursue ambitious and complex goals. He will help you find some balance and take your real needs seriously.

Simon Duffy, Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform, Sheffield

Luke is a compassionate, caring human being and I felt at ease with him from the start. He helped me see what was important and to distinguish between the idea of my future self, based on social expectations of me and the true sense of what was deeply important to me. This was very liberating.   With Luke’s encouragement I was able to stretch myself, to look for creative outlets, to find things that scared me a little, to push beyond my own boundaries. I joined a choir, started exercising more and expanded my networks.   Luke is a brilliant Integral Coach and I fully recommend that you make an appointment to see him immediately! 

Stanter Kandola, Entrepreneur, West Yorkshire

My conversation with Luke came at a time I felt completely lost and had fallen victim to my harsh inner critic. Luke enabled me to see the light at the end of the tunnel, offering an alternative and more positive narrative for my situation and some useful exercises and activities that might help cement this in my mind. His approach is open and warm, but does not shy away from asking difficult questions, which enabled truly deep work in the short time we had. I still think about our conversation 6 months on, such was the impact it had. Was he in London where I am based, I would not hesitate to work with him on a more regular basis.

Lianna Martin, Social Entrepreneur, London

Luke led a significant organisational design project for me and my senior leadership team. He facilitated a series of workshops that enabled the whole Directorate (then 50 people, split over 3 sites) to contribute both to identifying the opportunities and challenges we faced and to developing potential solutions. He turned these into a series of potential propositions, and facilitated my leadership team's discussion, constructively challenging us where needed. This led to a robust solution, that was well received and withstood the challenges that followed. A really important piece of work for me and the whole team.

Amanda Brooks, Director, Department for International Trade, London

As a development coach, Luke offers a safe and unconstrained space to explore how and why we are the way we are, and how and why we might want to develop. By first developing self-awareness, Luke is able to propose concrete actions for supporting and enabling change. Luke is an open listener, but doesn’t simply echo what he is hearing; he will also challenge your own perception of yourself and of how you fit in to the world. I can recommend Luke without hesitation for anyone interested in exploring their options, already undergoing a period of change or who simply wants to build greater self-awareness.

Sarah Harrison, Civil Servant, Department for Education, Sheffield

Luke is a superb listener and is able to clearly identify the root causes of any issues or concerns. He uses highly reflective questions to encourage clients to investigate triggers and potential areas of difficultly. Luke then offers a range of strategies to help build on clients' existing strengths in order to tackle those issues in a productive and low stress way. Luke is excellent at reading people and does not rush to make an assessment. He is very flexible and will keep supporting clients as together, you identify plans that work. Luke is also very calm, personable and likeable, which makes it very easy to open up and enjoy meaningful discussion. I would highly recommend him as a coach.

Carolyn Hughes, Head of History, Yewlands Academy, Sheffield

Luke is a deeply intelligent and compassionate coach.  His unique insight brings a fresh and deep perspective to a situation. I felt inspired and safe working with Luke.  He has a wonderful sense of humour too.

Jean Peters Allen, Psychotherapist, Coach & Mediator, Jersey

Luke has a special talent for helping people understand themselves and working out their next best steps to success. Luke subtly coached me into realising why I had hit a brick wall in my last role. That understanding led me to find my dream position and a much happier me!

Lisa Clarke, Principal Data Science Manager, Virgin Media Business, Sheffield

My coaching with Luke opened my eyes to different areas of my life and not just work. By looking at myself as a whole I identified how I could handle different situations to gain better outcomes. Luke made me feel relaxed and was easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend his coaching service.

Michelle Brookes, Digital Channel Manager, Santander UK, Leicester

I had reached a crossroads as a Middle Management Early Years Educator where there were challenges for me at work and on a personal level.  With Luke’s guidance, incredible patience and perceptive but challenging questioning, I re-discovered my courage, self-belief and confidence to acknowledge and utilise my strengths and skills.  I have now changed my career path and have set up my own business within the Complementary field, as well as training in another area of Education.  I recommend Luke highly as an Integral Development Coach to anyone who wants to understand their life and behaviour patterns with a view to developing current, new or alternative opportunities.

Christina, Teacher and Early Years Lead, Leicestershire

I've been really happy with my experience of Luke's course and the model. Luke brings an advanced level of insight into the work, knowing when and how to subtly help me fathom currents within my own understanding. There's a breadth and depth to the model which means that all of us (in terms of diverse people) and all of US (in terms of our whole self) are included. It's been an invaluable help to me in a period of transition and challenge.

Thomas Hamilton-Shaw, Public Affairs Manager, I-CAN, London

I've had three sessions with Luke over the space of a year to unpick what I truly want from my career. I feel like Luke asked me the insightful questions I needed to answer to overcome my doubts. He is calm, a great listener and is good at slowing down the pace of decision making, and holding space for reflection. I would highly recommend Luke to anyone who would like a renewed sense of purpose in their work, but are struggling to get some perspective

Charlotte Cassedanne, Head of Communications, Power to Change, London

Luke has been excellent. He makes you consider life in a way you might never have thought about before. He asks questions, challenges and helps you in trying to achieve life goals and gives you a non-judgmental space to do so. He is giving me the confidence to do more with my life in the future.

Tim Soule, Programme & Office Coordinator, Power to Change, Sheffield

This was the first time I had worked with a coach and I really didn't know what to expect. I think initially I was looking for quite specific advice but what I found was much more valuable - a process that has reaffirmed my trust in my own judgment, while challenging me to articulate what I bring to the workplace and to really explore what I want and need from my work

Sarah Buchanan, Charity/Foundation Senior Manager, Bristol

Luke is a generous provider of his time and energy and has a social and moral consciousness to match his generous spirit. I am currently blessed to have Luke as a coach of which he approaches in a way that gets the best results for me as his client. I would highly recommend Luke as a coach but also for his professional credibility and knowledge in the field of people and organisational knowledge.

Mike Bedford, Head of Learning & Development, Civil Service, Leeds

Before starting my time with Luke I was feeling really anxious about my future and next career move. It sounds cheesy; but after a couple of sessions to lay groundwork I genuinely had a light bulb moment, the feeling was fantastic, to suddenly unpick and identify the specialism which brings to the fore my talents and experience, allowing to refine and embed into my personal and career development goals. Now I feel less anxious and actually empowered; I know the direction I want to take and can use my defined goals to consider wider opportunities and embrace change for the future.

Fergus Arkley, Partnerships, Power to Change, Bristol

I had the great opportunity to be coached by Luke during our PCC certification. I was astonished by Luke's capability to connect with his coachee at such a deep level, creating a very supportive space for the coachee to feel safe to grow and transform. I would highly recommend Luke as a coach

Lida Mantzavinou, Global Senior Sales Operation Manager, Inmarsat, Switzerland

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