Gray Hughes

Transformational Life Coach


I work with successful career professionals

helping them rediscover passion and purpose 


Are you unsure about the next step on your journey?

Do you want to get back in touch with your core principles?

Need some insight to better understand where you are and where you want to be?

Do you welcome challenging questions?

Could you use some clarity around your goals?

How about a fresh perspective and some practical solutions?

If the answer is "yes" then please click below to arrange a free half hour chat to determine whether we would be a good fit to work together




 
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You're the Boss

"At the centre of your being, you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want." 

Lao Tzu

You know what makes you tick. You know your strengths, weaknesses, tricks and secrets.


You can kid other people but you can't kid yourself. Only you can give yourself the permission to follow your dream, to choose to value yourself that much.


No-one is going to wave a magic wand so that everything falls into place and you live happily ever after.


It's up to you.


You are in charge. ​


You are the boss.


You are the one person on this earth qualified to take control of your life.

You know what's best for you but you might need some insight to get in touch with your inner wisdom. That gold inside you which is just itching to shine.    

 You do want to shine, don't you?

 
 

Gray Hughes

Transformational Life Coach

Coaching with Clarity

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I was drawn to Life Coaching after my corporate career gravitated to training and mentoring. This introduced me to closer connection, partnership, synergy and ultimately alchemy.

It's rewarding and humbling to see that I can make a positive difference.

My approach to coaching is simple. You are clearly the most qualified person to run your life. My role is to encourage you to connect with your heart, help you find clarity around your dreams and aspirations and see what may be holding you back. Then we can work together to help you achieve your goals.

During the past twenty years, I have pursued self enquiry through various personal development models. This has enhanced my awareness and self reflection and, as a result, I have been able to work through some significant challenges around relationships, work and money.

I have personally experienced several transformations, including swapping corporate sales for life coaching and writing.

 

Testimonials

Chris S. Senior Manager Milton Keynes

I chose to work with Gray to help me get a better understanding of where I was out of balance and to work through some possibilities of how to improve myself. 

Over the time we were working together Gray's coaching helped me to delve into some specific challenges and develop strategies to make life better. Gray is not afraid to ask challenging questions. Through a mix of models, insightful questioning and sharing of relevant life experiences his coaching helped me to make small, but important changes that have had a significant impact on how I approach aspects of my life.

Mike H. Production Manager Bury

Gray has been immensely helpful in helping me to get back in touch with my core principles as a person and help guide me through the trials of changing careers. He is always happy to listen and will try his best to help you find the compromise that is not always easy to see by yourself. He is trustworthy and kind, with a wealth of experience he is willing to share to help those around him.

Sarah M. Senior Innovation Catalyst Washington D.C.

Before working with Gray, I was feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and insecure about making a major career transition. I was struggling to overcome the negative voice in my head saying: "you'll never be successful."

After working with Gray, I felt enlightened and empowered to overcome my insecurities. Gray has a talent for asking the right questions that lead to powerful insights. Through our conversation, Gray was able to help me identify the negative thought pattern contributing to my anxiety, understand where it came from, and guide me to the realization that I am equipped to overcome my insecurities and fears. At the end of our time together, I left with actionable steps I could take to help prevent the anxious thoughts and also a plan to address the negative thoughts if and when they arise.

I would describe Gray's coaching style as organic, yet focused. When we work together it feels like we are having a goal oriented, intellectual discussion. I highly recommend working with Gray.

Andy D. Manifestation Practitioner Huddersfield

Gray’s coaching has been invaluable to me.  He has helped me to organise my thoughts and gain some much needed clarity with the goals that I am working on. Gray provides me with the space and time I need to work on my objectives – a luxury nowadays! He is a great listener and really picks up on the real issues at play and isn’t afraid to challenge me. I always come away from my coaching sessions with a new, fresh perspective and some tangible next steps. I highly recommend Gray as a coach.

 

Transformational Life Coaching 

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Private Clients

Please contact me today to arrange your no-obligation half hour chat to see whether we could be a good fit to work together

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ALSO NOW AVAILABLE FOR BUSINESSES:

COACHING YOUR EMPLOYEES TO MAXIMISE PERFORMANCE AND WELL BEING

3 sessions online package 

The following are five ways coaching can contribute at all levels of your organisation.

1. Helping staff adapt to change

Managing change, whether driven by technological developments, evolving consumer patterns of behaviour, or organisational re-shaping, is one of the greatest learning and development challenges in any workplace. Changing job roles and responsibilities can be a huge challenge for individuals to get to grips with.  Coaching can help staff to understand that change can be good, helping to shift their mindset from a negative to a positive one, and removing the fear factor from something that is a fact of modern working life.     

2. Improving productivity and performance

The productivity gap in the UK, relative to many of our neighbouring economies, is a long-standing and seemingly intractable issue. Coaching can play a key role in helping individuals feel more confident and achieve real gains in their performance levels.  Where the staff members being coached are managing or leading teams, this can in turn lead to improved productivity by the team as a whole.  

3. Making staff feel valued

Coaching, by its very nature, helps individuals feel more valued.  Introducing coaching within a workplace sends a powerful message to employees that they are valued, that their views matter, and that they are worthy of investment.  This promotes a more inclusive culture within the organisation and helps individuals feel more motivated and engaged with their work. 

4. Assisting in the return to work

One specific application of coaching is assisting people who are returning to work following a career break. Returners report that it can take several months before they feel part of the team again and some say that it can take time to get back to working to the best of their ability.  Coaching can help smooth the transition back to work from maternity/paternity leave or a sabbatical, helping to ensure that this process does not sap an individual’s confidence or motivation during the readjustment period.    

  

5. Dealing with challenges more confidently

Research by ILM has found that, amongst those who have received coaching, improved confidence, performance and productivity are cited as three of the most positive changes witnessed for themselves, others and their wider team or organisation.  84% said that coaching would have helped them in periods when they struggled to manage an individual. 


All packages include unlimited contact between sessions via email

 

07879 981724

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4th November 2020

How To Find Your Passion in Life and Fulfil Purpose


How close to the edge of your life are you?


Is 'this' good enough.

Are you content?

Is contentment enough?

Or do you want to have it all?

THE WHOLE NINE YARDS.


Your passion is your gift. Are you willing to share it? Are you willing to LIVE it?


With courage and self worth you can turn your impossible dreams into reality.

Internal thoughts like: "I don’t deserve to be happy in my work" or “I can’t do that because…” can hold you back -- but only if you dis-empower yourself by believing in them.


When did 'sensible' choices ever make you sing, laugh out loud, scream with joy?

What kind of life do you really want?

"This will do" or "What if?"


Trust your instincts.


Reason and logic are great for building software but as a human you are neither reasonable nor logical.

By ignoring your heart and your gut in favour of your mind, your lack of balanced thinking blinds you to the possibilities of your dreams.


Who said you can't make a living from your hobby -- the activity that brings you joy?

Is it true that you will eventually lose your connection with your passion if it is your 'job'?

Why do multimillionaire ageing rock-stars continue to perform live? Do they need the money? Or do they still get a buzz out of the applause? Do they get a buzz from being able to give their gift to others?


Do you believe in miracles?

Can impossible dreams come true?

There's only one way to find out...


Re-discover your passion & purpose and get from where you are now to where you want to be. 


See full article by clicking link below:


How To Find Your Passion in Life and Fulfill Purpose 

3rd October 2020

"there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so"

William Shakespeare

2nd September 2020

Google have announced that they intend to continue to have at least half of their staff working from home for the rest of 2020. The implication for the mental health of home-workers may become more and more significant as other large corporates almost certainly follow suit. The question is: whose responsibility will it be to preserve the well-being of the employees? Chances are that the 'duty of care' will fall upon the shoulders of the employer. Instead of just the executive elite receiving business coaching, the provision of life coaching for lower ranking staff working from home may well become the norm. This service will need to be planned for and implemented as a preventative strategy as opposed to reactive, and HR budgets will need to reflect this going forward.

 

What is Life Coaching?

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential".

https://coachfederation.org/about#:~:text=ICF%20Definition%20of%20Coaching,their%20personal%20and%20professional%20potential.

 

Coaching with Clarity's practice adheres to The ICF Code of Ethics.

https://coachfederation.org/code-of-ethics