Licensed coach: Obi James

London, UK

I coach mid- and senior-level professionals in the corporate sector (predominantly financial services), helping them to position their personal brand, successfully navigate their networks and expand career possibilities.

My coaching approach draws from:

a) Latest findings in the field of neuroscience to create an understanding of how coaching impacts neuroplasticity and helps build the psychological skills needed to support lasting change.

b) Systemic Thinking to help senior professionals, executives and business leaders to look beyond individual development to find solutions which also benefit the wider systems they're part of.

c) My strong corporate experience in senior leadership and organisational development roles within large multinational organisations. This means my coaching approach is tailored to factor in pressures and constraints that come with leadership responsibility in these organisations.

d) Mindfulness Practice to help leaders stay present, see things clearly and grow their awareness of self and others so they are better able to manage their own state of mind and reactions.

I am a certified and licensed assessor in a number of globally recognised psychometric profiles which compliment my thorough diagnostic process, where needed.

I have been described by clients as fiercely courageous in my approach, and as an “exquisite life guide and breakthrough facilitator”. I build strong connections with my client and with that, comes permission to challenge, provide constructive feedback and ultimately act as a ‘mirror’ to my clients so that they can truly see themselves, celebrate their greatness and self-correct, where necessary. We also throw in a healthy does of lightness and fun.