Company & Contact Details
- Positive Changes
- Tel: 01909 269850 / 07905 495202
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: www.positive-changes.net
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- LinkedIn: Tony Leake
- Communication and motivation
- Team coaching
- Hypnotherapy and NLP
- Stress and anxiety management
My career spans almost 35 years and covers several different areas: telecommunications, recruitment, IT and now people development. I have worked at many different levels within these disciplines: shop floor worker, supervisor, senior manager and director. It is this diverse background that gives me the life experience that I believe is the most valuable asset that I bring to coaching.
In my late 40’s I decided to focus my career in a new direction. Taking my life experience, along with my fascination with the mind and human potential, I retrained as a hypnotherapist specialising in stress and anxiety. Later, after I had added NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) to my skill set, I found that clients were continuing to come to see me after our therapeutic relationship had finished. When the MD of a local company started calling me her life coach and sent others from her board of directors to me too, I began to realise that what I was doing was essentially coaching.
As well as my hypnotherapy practice, I coach individuals in areas such as reaching a particular goal. I coach business owners and senior managers in the areas of communications, human relations and leadership. I have worked with under performing teams to help to improve morale, communication and ultimately performance.
My work now centres on the following:
- 1-1 Coaching
- Group coaching and experiential workshops
- General hypnotherapy
I hold the following profession qualifications
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy – Yorkshire Hypnotherapy Training.
- Certified Practitioner of NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) – Pegasus NLP
- Diploma in Advanced Stress Management
- Emotional Freedom Technique Master Practitioner – AMT
- Emotional Transformation Practitioner – AMT
- Diploma in Smoking Cessation
I am very proud of all of my qualifications. However out of all of them the one that stands out for me is the NLP. Underpinning both my coaching and therapy work I believe that NLP is the most powerful tool in the tool kit. While many NLP courses have been squeezed into as few as 7 days to cut down on costs, Pegasus still train in the old school way. Twenty five days of intensive classroom based training which gives the new practitioner not only the theory but also the experience needed to begin working with this amazing technology.
Over the last year I have attended 5 CPD courses and have more planned over the next year. The most exciting will be my NLP Master Practitioner training in 2016.
I believe that to be a good coach you also need to be a good coachee. My coach Lizzi Larbalestier of Catalyst NLP is there to help with my personal development and to act as a mentor to me as a coach.
My hypnotherapy supervisor Clem Turner is one of the most experienced therapists around and has become a mentor and a friend outside of his official capacity.
I regularly attend peer support groups for coaching and for hypnotherapy and have a network of colleagues that I’m regularly in contact with in order to continue to develop.
I am a member of the following organisations: