Purposeful Life coach and mentor
Graham is a "a purposeful life" coach and mentor with over 45 years’ experience in corporate life, participating, leading and steering in major change initiatives, often involving technology-driven transformation.
He has over 7 years’ experience as a life coach, delivering life coaching services across countries and continents.
"My why? To help people to live purposeful lives, enabling personal transformations and empowerment."
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More about me
I am a Purposeful Life Coach. My “purpose” is to empower you to live a purposeful life - to become your “best self”, to help you grow, fulfil your dreams and find your true vocation in the world, now and for the future.
How did you discover Life Coaching?
My life changed in March 2014. I had been invited to attend a life coaching course, arranged by the Growthroom Cooperative (!) – a boutique coaching and training house located in Helsinki, Finland. The training would take place over 2 very long weekends in March 2014, and I thought, “why not?” – I hadn’t had any personal or professional development training since I started my own business 5 years earlier and I decided this would be an interesting way to fill that gap.
Over those 2 weekends, I learned how it is to be coached and how to coach. I discovered some tools and techniques to help me understand myself, to set goals for my life and achieve those goals. I started on a journey towards a purposeful life.
A bit late in life, at 61 years old but hey, better late than never!
Fast forward 7 years to June 2021… I’ve been coaching now for 7 years with a slow but steady growth in clients, and I’m learning more every day. Each coaching discussion is unique, each client is unique, and the power of Life Coaching continues to surprise me every day.
What makes you light up?
We live in a time of unprecedented change! On the one hand, we experience existing crises such as the Coronavirus pandemic and the recent bushfires in Australia and the earlier fires in Spain, Greece and California. Then we have emerging crises such as those from climate change, ocean pollution and land degradation. And finally, topics such as global poverty, hunger, clean water and health, where the situation is improving but still with a long way to go.
On the other hand, we have emerging technologies such as plastics from wood, 3D printed body parts, flying cars and free solar energy, fuelled by ever more powerful computing power, artificial intelligence, biotechnologies, blockchain technologies, robotics, Augmented/Virtual Reality, 3D printing and the ability to measure almost anything.
How to match the abundance of exponentially accelerating technologies with the critical needs of our planet and societies?
How to facilitate the massive changes to society that we are starting to see already with the CoronaVirus lockdowns?
Who’s job it is? All of us! We are all in this together.
My life coaching, mentoring and facilitation skills can help you find your own place in this world of unprecedented change.
What is a Purposeful Life?
Most people have not yet found a clear Life Purpose, but they still want to live their lives in a purposeful way - living each day in a happy, fulfilling and energy-filled way. Ultimately, for many, this is the right way to discover their life purpose - to lead a purposeful life, filled with happiness and energy, and in doing so their life purpose will start to emerge.
But in both cases, I believe the process is the same, to understand your roots, who you are at your core, to discover and plan concrete goals and objectives and to live each day in a purposeful and"intentful" way.
I have developed (and continue to develop) a "Purposeful Life Toolbox" that I introduce to clients who want to live a purposeful life, as a support guide for homework between coaching discussions. If you'd like to learn more, book a free coaching session!
How would you describe yourself as a coach, mentor and facilitator?
As your "thinking partner". I will guide you through a coaching process to help you discover your "roots" and support and encourage your personal growth. My coaching and mentoring style is built on a simple premise that "you know what you want and need" and that my job is to help you unlock and apply this knowledge.
My coaching style is a blend of "reflective inquiry" combined with a deep knowledge of life coaching tools and techniques that will guide you to find and develop your "roots"; to nurture a growth mindset and to live a purposeful life.
With almost a lifetime of work and life experiences behind me, I am in a relatively unique position to become the guide and thinking partner you need now to empower your life and impact the future!
What do colleagues say about me?
Graham is a true professional with an eye for detail, but at the same time, never forgetting the broad picture. His ability to listen and to serve customers is something to envy and something we all could learn from. Graham is a natural coach, a great listener and skilled at knowing the right questions to ask.
What is it like to work with me?
I'm on a continuous learning journey - and you are too. I don't have the answers but I do have some questions (after all, I am a life coach!).
I am an experienced leader, business mentor and facilitator
l am an expert in change management, managing projects and programs, working within organisations and between service providers to deliver results.
I have worked in large and small organisations across multiple industries, in different cultures, both B2B and B2C.
I work hard, I work smartly. I am creative. I listen. I am patient.
l love technology and making it work. l am a geek
Some words from my clients
Graham’s life coaching sessions were a great help when I wanted to clarify my business and life goals and dreams. The coaching made me step out of my comfort zone, and that truly is the area where the magic happens. The tasks Graham gave me helped me in my personal change process. The sessions genuinely helped me explore my different career and life opportunities. Graham inspired me to expand my career and life vision of what is possible and to take courageous challenges to move to the direction that I wanted. I can warmly recommend Graham as a life coach. He’s very warm and experienced. Also he’s a very good listener.
Creative warrior | doctorate in tailoring high-end, touching events
Graham was the first person who listened and asked me fundamental questions in regards to who am I, what I want to do and what I am going to do with the rest of my life. Now I am a step further, figuring out how to get the word around that I am available to work by recording my cello playing to most unique projects. What Graham does, as a mentor, coach, as a friend, as an amazing human being, in Growthroom and in all of his other projects - is truly unique and it restored my faith in people. I recommend to everyone to book a one on one coaching session with Graham.
Global Business Leader
I have worked with several coaches before, but with Graham it was different. He was able to help me bring it all together and define from within my Life Purpose.
Graham has many qualities useful for efficiently coaching. He has significant and long corporate experience, he is not only a great listener, but he is also aware and up to date of the latest strategies and developments of relevant industry champions. He always connects your life experience and questions with those industry champions to make you see the overall picture while keeping the details in mind.
Graham has a noncommercial approach to his coaching activity and he does not put any pressure to try to impose a number of coaching sessions. In addition, he is very generous with his time and for my sessions. we always went beyond the pre-agreed session length to deepen and complete the discussion.
I highly recommend working with Graham to assist you in finding your life purpose and to answer the questions we all ask ourselves at one point in our career and our life. Graham can really have a long-lasting positive impact on your personal growth and development.