Gray Hughes

Transformational Life Coach

I work with successful career professionals

helping them rediscover passion and purpose 

Do you want more joy in your life?

Are you unfulfilled?

Do you want to get back in touch with the real you?

Are you unsure about the next step on your journey?

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

Would you like to feel "lighter"?

Would a fresh perspective and some practical solutions help?

Could you use some clarity around your goals?

Looking for some quick results NOW?

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


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 so fulfilling and humbling to know that I can help make a positive difference in people's lives.

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 various challenges around relationships, work and money.

I have personally experienced significant transformations, including exchanging corporate sales for life coaching and writing.

When I ask clients what they are noticing about themselves compared to the beginning of their first session session, they often respond:

"I feel lighter"



Mónica Leguizamón Calcagno, CEO, MLC Studium, Buenos Aires

Gray is an excellent coach, with a sensitive and open listening that generates the opening of new possibilities and at the same time a transformative action orientation. My coaching process with him has enabled me to achieve things that were not possible before. I highly recommend him!

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.

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.

Male - 25

Working with Gray has been a pleasure, he was able to help me identify triggers and behaviours which were causing me problems in my life. He made things personal and showed a genuine care in my wellbeing. I have no doubt that If I face difficulty in my personal life then Gray will be on hand to assist me.

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.

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.



Transformational Life Coaching for Private Clients

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


Coaching as an Employee Benefit

The key objectives of this three session online package are to maximise perfomance and well being.

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Coaching solely for leaders can restrict the opportunities of other employees to grow professionally, thereby limiting the full potential of the workforce.

Some organizations have recognized this and are now offering coaching as an employee benefit.

As well as improving performance and retention, coaching also enhances personal well being.

Win for the Organization

Demonstrating that the organisation values the employee promotes engagement into the company culture as well as improving retention.

Coaching enhances the employee's ability to create their chosen career path which can potentially allow them to remain in the organisation.

As career development and lifestyle become the drivers for the workforce of today, coaching will become more sought after.

Win for Employees

Coaching stretches employees to achieve their career goals by building confidence, developing commitment and learning to be accountable.

Offering coaching in the 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.

In a nutshell, coaching adds value to employees, who then add value to their organization.

According to research by ILM, those who have received coaching cited improved confidence, performance and productivity for themselves and the organisation as a whole. 

Unlimited contact between sessions via email


07879 981724

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5th January 2022

Areas of Personal Growth (And How to Improve Them)

What is your vision for your life?

Who would you need to be?

Grow a new you and live your dream.

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26th April 2021

7 Tips On Putting Knowledge Into Action

Are you your own best friend or your own worst enemy?

Are you a navel gazer or a game changer?

Stop thinking and start doing.

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8th March 2021

Why Feeling Uncomfortable Is a Sign To Improve Yourself

Feel it.

Be curious about it.

Disempower it and empower yourself.

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17th December 2020

5 Ways to Make Good Choices That Align With Your Life’s Goals

Three brains are better than one.

Head, heart and gut.

Use it or use it.

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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?


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. 

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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".,their%20personal%20and%20professional%20potential.

"The purpose of life coaching is not to make you feel better - it's to help you see better - Marcia Reynolds.

Most breakthroughs during a coaching session are the result of the client being able to see their thinking for what it is - completely illogical and fatally flawed. Positive thoughts and potential solutions are often dismissed, as your own unchallenged assumptions block your path to a better way.

The ego breathes a sigh of relief. No need to change, to challenge the received wisdom, to take a chance, resolve a chronic issue. It's too hard - in fact it's impossible, so you can stay exactly where you are - stuck, a prisoner of your own thoughts and beliefs - beliefs which can be used as excuses for doing nothing.

"If you want to make minor changes in your life, work on your behaviour. If you want significant, quantum breakthroughs, work on your paradigms" - Stephen R. Covey

But what if the belief isn't true - or at least isn't true any more? What if there's another way of looking at this? You need to break this chronic cycle that prevents you from doing what's best for you, but trying to see an existing paradigm from a new perspective can be like trying to tickle yourself.

The transformational coach's role is, in essence, to cause disruption in the negative reflex actions of your thinking, to help you break the cycle that prevents you from doing what's best for you and to put your knowledge into action.

I can't do anything about that.

Why not?

Well, because....

Is that true?

Of course it is.

Based on what?


The pause is the chink of light which may open a door to the breakthrough. It means that a certainty is being questioned and a new perspective becomes a possibility. Only through disruption can age-old thought patterns be broken. Suddenly a block disappears and the door is opened.

"Yes, why not? I could at least try this instead. It couldn't be any worse than it is now. What have I got to lose?"

This is how you can transform paralysis and procrastination into purpose, moving forward with self-empowerment, commitment and turning knowledge into positive action.

According to my clients, a few weeks working with me as their thinking partner has facilitated "huge changes" and "seismic shifts" in their lives.


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