Paddy L


Paddy draws on his multi-sector background in management and leadership roles, spanning 25 years. He started his career in public sector Sports & Leisure Management, moving into Third Sector Community Development and Mental Health provision, before commencing work in the private sector as a Director in Management Consultancy & Training. For the past 10 years, he has worked as a full-time Coach & Counsellor and heads up a successful wellbeing company in the North of England.


Paddy has worked with individuals and organisations for the past 10 years as a specialist in coaching and counselling and wellbeing consultancy. He delivers Leadership & Performance Coaching, Individual & Workplace Counselling, Personal (life) Coaching, Psychometric Analysis & Occupational Testing, Individual and Team Development, Mental Health provision and support.

Coaching style

Paddy thrives in the intimate and dynamic space often provided by coaching. He brings his friendly, positive and supportive energy and combines this with a flexible and person-centred approach to facilitate change, shift thinking, explore inner and external realities, build confidence and enhance performance. Paddy works in a relational way with a strong belief that effective coaching is enhanced by the power that a strong coaching alliance creates and he is adept at developing genuine and meaningful exchanges which get to the core of the problem.


BA Honours: English & QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) - Lancaster University
Certificate in Counselling Skills - York St John University
Diploma in Counselling - York St John University
Diploma in Life Coaching - Newcastle College
Diploma in Performance Coaching - Newcastle College
Foundation in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - Leeds Psychotherapy Institute
Level A&B Certificates in Occupational Testing - British Psychological Society
N.L.P Practitioner - UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts + Sciences  
Diploma in Hypnotherapy - UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts + Sciences

Coaching philosophy

Paddy has a humanistic coaching philosophy, with the general principle being that effective coaching works to support the individual as a whole. Each and every one of us has the capacity for positive change and unlimited potential to do so.  Paddy works with this approach to enable others to work towards their goals and ambitions and overcome any obstacles or limitations. Working collaboratively and closely with trust, honesty and equanimity help to create the conditions for real and lasting change.


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