Empower your life
I have something very valuable to offer you.
I’m looking for those few people who are willing to invest in themselves and their future evolution. This is right for some people, and not for others.
Personal coaching is a dialogue, a dialogue built on trust and honesty.
My role in that dialogue is to help you think, visualise, plan, act – empower you to live the life of your dreams.
Your role in that dialogue is to take action to think, visualise, plan, act – to take responsibility for the life you want to live.
If you’re interested, let’s schedule a call
I will introduce you to a series of life coaching tools and techniques that will guide you to find and develop your life balance, core values and strengths, your future life and life purpose. Some sample topics might include:
You may assess your life as it is now, to identify and act on areas of your current life that are out of balance.
You may develop habits, routines, to make it easier to keep the promises you make to yourself, to change.
You may visualise your future life, your “bucket list”, the experiences and areas of growth and contribution for your future life.
You may understand and start to manage the “gremlin” in your head that has stopped you making changes in the past.
You may discover your “why”, your “Massively Transformative Purpose” that will become your guiding light for your future.
I am a Transformation Coach!
My “purpose” is to enable transformations in people while also supporting one or some of the UN sustainability goals for 2030. In other words, empowering you to become your “best self”, to help you grow, fulfill your dreams and find your true vocation in the world, now and for the future.
I have over 45 year’s experience working with teams and individuals in corporations, in the UK, Australia and Finland. Most of that time has been spent working with the tools and techniques for strategy creation and execution, process and project management, KPI and scorecard development.
I am a certified and practising Life Coach. I am also a certified OpenExO Consultant and certified Project Manager (PMP).
Do any of these statements resonate with you?
You are concerned about the state of the world and our society. You would like to contribute somehow, but how? Where to get started?
You are driven by an idea or passion for your new business or growing your existing business. Wondering where you social or personal life has disappeared to.
Your career has started and you realise you need to find purpose and/or balance in your life. You are at home with digital channels and tools but also enjoy face to face workshops. You don’t tolerate “bullshit”. You expect to be able to get straight answers to straight questions.
Your life has progressed and you’re not sure that the life you have created is the best for you. You have mixed feelings about your past successes and not sure if your career path is the right one for you. Where has the “you” of your youth gone? Digital channels are OK but face to face is better – more respectful somehow.
You are moving towards retirement and not sure what the rest of your life will look like. What should I do to bring more meaning to my life and contribute to society? What is my bucket-list and how can I live it?
Transformation requires 5 core elements:
Purpose – your “why” or “Just Cause”, Your “Massive Transformative Purpose” that can guide you and your team in the transformation process.
Plan – your “how” – core values, competencies, goals and plans that set the course towards your purpose.
People – Your support network, your friends, colleagues, coaches and mentors in your life who can guide you on your journey and help you stay focussed
Rhythm – the “heartbeat” of your personal development and your business, based on true personal accountability, metrics, rhythms, open communication, processes and prioritisation.
Play – Your values, beliefs and emotions are all aspects of what you think, and what you think creates your own reality… “I can do this”, “I’m not good enough”, I can’t do this”. Remember when you were young? Very young? When anything was possible? Well, anything IS possible! Let’s play.
Whose job is it anyway?
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 my clients say about me
I’m a mentee in EntryPoint Program. Attending your workshop led me to review my life with different perspectives. I truly appreciate what you taught and shared with us.
Graham has worked for Hiab from March 2017 to June 2018 with a variety of assignments. His latest task was to act as project manager for Hiab´s global ISO re-certification program commenced in October 2017 and closed in July 2018. The project was by nature complex with a very tight timeline, close to mission impossible. The set up worked across all Hiab’s business lines and also involved external advisors and notification bodies. Graham exercised excellent coordination and communication skills and he showed extraordinary professionalism completing the project meeting all set targets and deliverables. In my opinion as project owner, Graham reaches his full potential in the mid-layer of strategic targets and operational execution when project team members need frequent support and guidance. He provides clarity and structure to complex processes.
Graham is a great communicator and project manager. At home with ambiguity, quick to grasp details but always looking at the big picture. Business, customer and stakeholder focussed and adaptable. He has a strong results orientation, especially strong with change management and getting results delivered through people and teams.
Graham is an excellent facilitator and organiser – with a strong customer focus and plenty of experience. If you want to get something done, with lasting results, I can recommend Graham.
“Graham is visionary, energetic and goal oriented. He has strong facilitation skills with an ability to bring people together”
“Very useful experience, led to clear goal setting (and achievements) but also made me aware of aspects of life to be thankful for.”
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.
Through Amberbuzz Life Coaching I now have the tools I need to steer my career based my values, not just for the sake of doing it!
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