Meet the Coach
Hey, I'm Phil!
I hope to meet you soon.
In the past I have struggled with social anxiety & depression. Learning NLP was a game changer for me & it has helped me shift negative behavioural patterns & taught me to develop a sense of self-awareness that helps keep me on an even keel.
As a Blue Health coach, I very much enjoy taking coaching sessions in blue spaces, walking on the Southwest coast path & the occasional toe dip or deep dive into the sea. Working in and around our blue spaces & connecting with nature are extremely powerful resources for those looking for change.
I am passionate to help my clients bring lasting change to their lives by challenging you to safely step out of your comfort zone & explore new rewarding ways of thinking & develop what is arguably the most important relationship in life – Your relationship with yourself.
I have helped build & run an IT & Telecoms business for almost 20 years which has certainly been rollercoaster ride & has taught me some valuable life lessons which I endeavour to bring to my coaching. In a nutshell I want to help my clients to feel more confident & truly become their own best & authentic self.
What my coaching clients are saying...
Tracy W., Truro
“Before beginning coaching I was feeling quite nervous and unsure, as I do when something is unknown, but Phil and I texted and spoke on a call before we met in person, which put me at ease as I knew who I was meeting. I worried that coaching might be quite technical, with an emotionless practitioner analysing me, leaving me feeling like a freak, but Phil suggested walking and talking somewhere nice which made it easier, it felt relaxed like friends taking a walk. He showed that he is human too; he wasn’t some ‘perfect’ person that made me clam up, he was someone that I could relate to with his own experiences of anxiety.
My main aim through coaching was to feel more in control of panic attacks and anxiety, and so each session, Phil showed me a new technique to practice, building up a toolbox I could use when I needed it. I can say things have improved since starting coaching. Sometimes I can nip it in the bud quickly, other times I work on it a little more, but I know that it takes practice and doesn’t happen overnight. A major success was dealing with distressing flashbacks. Phil and I explored techniques until we found one that really helped me to alter how I think, giving me control over the ‘nightmare’.
Although I had imagined coming home from sessions feeling stressed and worried about having a list of stuff I’d have to achieve, I would get home thinking “wow that was very relaxing!” We would meet near a river or on the beach, and sit practising techniques together, taking in the surroundings and connecting with my senses. Phil even took some photos of the scenery and printed them for me. I keep them on my wall and whenever I look at them, I can go back to that place where I can smell the sea, feel the sunshine on my face, hear the water and the wildlife and I feel relaxed again.”
Thomas Uren, Cornwall
“Before Quiet Connections, I had severe anxiety, depression, and panic disorder. I worked with both Hayley and Phil over the years and would highly recommend them to anyone in need of coaching. I have become a lot more calmer in myself and I am managing my stress and anxiety better. Also I have become more active in my day-to-day life. I just loved the Blue Health Coaching in or around the sea or cliffs and lakes etc. It really is a game changer and just being in and around nature is so helpful.”
Andrew Jones, Cornwall
“I enjoyed my coaching sessions with Phil. He was very easy to talk to and really encouraging. He used his own experiences to help guide me through dealing with my comfort zone stretches and was full of useful tips for ways of managing my anxiety.”
Shelia O, Cornwall
"Having been job hunting for nine months and not getting past the interviews if I was lucky enough to be shortlisted, I contacted Phil for some personal coaching regarding my debilitating anxieties from being under the spotlight. Phil gave me invaluable tips, advice and practical ways on how to overcome this: having a mental practice or a mental picture of what I would say, and giving myself permission to go with my intuition to be my authentic self, rather than pretending to be someone that I'm not and going against my core beliefs and values. Hearing also about Phil's own similar personal experiences really made me feel heard and understood; Phil is empathic and isn't afraid to share his vulnerabilities as well. I would definitely recommend Phil as he was great in helping me move forward with new techniques in my professional life!"
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