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WHO AM I?  I’m Wyn Lewis – business owner, coach, director, employee, manager, mentor, partner, shareholder and solicitor. 

WHAT DO I DO?   I help solicitors, business owners and executives plan, manage and develop their careers and have a better work-life balance.  

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?  You get to explore and develop options.  Plan and manage your future.  Do better.  Do more.  Get focused.  Get noticed.  Get on.  Be confident.  Be successful.

WHAT NEXT?  Click HERE to fix a time to  talk with me about your future.

See my PROFILE for more.  Now read on

COACHING IS...

Coaching is more than just a cosy chat.  It’s about:

getting yourself to think better and differently: to be more open and curious; to make more informed and effective decisions; to identify and achieve professional and personal goals, solutions and strategies; to maximise performance and potential; to increase job satisfaction; and to communicate better.

getting yourself to do more with what you already havedramatic transformations are usually too much of an “ask” of anyone; but everyone can be persuaded to see things differently and take a new approach.

getting yourself to take action now: to take you from where you are to where you want to be instead; to achieve something significant that you really, really, really want.

getting yourself to do things you want to avoid: by doing exercises; doing homework; doing things differently; thinking about who you are, what you want, how you work, when you want to do things; being honest; being uncomfortable (in a good way); being committed; and exploring.

letting your coach into your world: to challenge, guide, inspire, laugh with, listen, provoke, question, support and test you; and say what your friends and colleagues might not.

Click HERE to fix a time to find out more about what coaching is.

COACHING INVOLVES...

If you’re an individual:

  • there will be an initial meeting to see how we “fit” and to choose the program that fits best with what you want to achieve.

If you’re an organisation:

  • there are two initial meetings:  one with a team leader to discuss business expectations for coaching; and another with each person being coached.  Then you choose the program that fits best with what you and your staff want to achieve.

Most programs last for 3, 6, 9 or 13 months.

All programs have a coaching agreement that covers confidentiality, responsibilities and expectations.

Click HERE to fix a time to find out more about what coaching involves.

COACHING COVERS...

Typically, coaching covers (but isn’t limited to) things like:

  • Accountability | acting up | alternatives | ambition | anxiety | authority | autonomy
  • Board member responsibilities | business development
  • Career guidance | career management | change | clarity | client relationships | colleague relationships | confidence | conflicts | CVs
  • Decision-making | delegation | difficult conversations | difficult people | director duties
  • Employed to self-employed status | being an expert
  • Female executives | first 100 days in a role | fitting in | flexible working | friends and family
  • Group-working
  • Home v. office-based working | hot-desking
  • Impact | independence | interviews | interview practice | interview skills
  • Job-related issues | job-hunting | juggling work with everything else
  • Kindness | knock-knock behaviours
  • Leadership | leadership styles | leadership trends | liking yourself
  • Managing yourself and colleagues | making a difference | maternity returners | mentoring | mergers
  • Networking | new colleagues | new job – first 100 days | new job – your predecessor | new owner
  • Onboarding | organisational issues | outplacement
  • Perfectionism | power politics | presentation skills | procrastination | productivity | promotion
  • Questioning | quitting
  • Recognition | redundancy | responsibility | resilience | returning to work after a break | relationships within work | responsibility without power
  • Self-employment | shyness | stepping up | stuck in a rut | stuckness | succession planning
  • Team members | team-working | time management
  • Uncertainty | understanding – not just responding
  • Values | visualising | VUCA world
  • Wellbeing | what could be | work-life balance
  • Xyrophobia
  • You – and what that means
  • Zooming-in techniques | Zone of Deference behaviour

remember: your coaching focus, and you, may change during a coaching programme… and that’s fine.

Click HERE to fix a time to find out more about what coaching covers.

INVESTING IN...

investing: in coaching, the word investment is more relevant than the word cost.  What you pay for coaching is an investment in yourself and in your future.  So the cost of Coaching is less than the value of Coaching.

cost: whether you are an individual or an organisation, the cost will depend on your coaching program.  You pay in advance, then draw down your time during the program.

valuedo not be tempted to measure the cost of coaching by time spent.  Think of coaching as a chance to explore yourself, your team, your group and your colleagues achieving things you might otherwise miss.

social responsibility you might, after each coaching conversation, want to donate to WXL Coaching’s chosen charity – Dementia UK – to reflect the value to you of your last coaching conversation.  You can do that here.

Click HERE to fix a time to find out more about investing in coaching.

EXAMPLES OF...

As well as my A-Z coaching (see above) I work a lot with the following people:

womenwomen who are successful in business, especially women solicitors, to prioritise the demands of work and life in a way that fosters a successful career, but with less guilt about also having a personal, family and social life.  I’ve managed teams of (mainly female) lawyers and know what it’s like.

solicitorssolicitors who want to prepare for and achieve the next (and next-but-one) stages in their career as Associate, Manager, Legal Director, Partner or Business Owner; solicitors who are want to transition from assistant to leader and from manager to strategist; solicitors who are thinking of doing something else entirely.  I’ve been there myself and know what it’s like.

changers:  people in established careers who want to focus on “what next” to see if this involves more of the same, or ambitious change, and whether this means full- or part-time employment, self-employment, retirement or something else and how to achieve this.  I’m in this group myself and know what it’s like.

My goal is to make other people successful and for them to feel good about that.  Here are some examples:

 

Working with an ambitious young lawyer…

…  who then changed his job for more money and a better lifestyle

Working with an experienced financial services expert…

… to transition from employment to self-employment

Working with a voluntary sector public relations professional…

…to get a previously denied promotion and a new position

Working with a copywriter…

… to gain a qualification, manage her time and have a parallel career in media

Working with a senior C-suite executive …

…to split his time between executive director duties and family carer duties

Working with a long-standing partner in a large law firm…

… to make mid-life decisions about life and work

Working with a successful business owner-manager…

… to expand his business within the UK and internationally

Working with a team of 15 managers within a multinational bank…

… to work better with each other and with their teams

Working with a recently-appointed partner in a private company…

… to adapt to her new status and grow the business

ENDORSING...

2020 – Mark – Creative Entrepreneur / Photographer


As a creative entrepreneur, I have had the luxury of building my business from the ground up. Though I attained a solid position within the market, I felt there was a way to achieve even more, and as such, I started working with Wyn Lewis. Wyn was able to quickly ascertain where the sticking points were within my business and helped me weed out some of the emotional attachment I’d built up and make clearer decisions with regard to the structure of my business. Based on my work with Wyn, I successfully identified the next phase of my business and in August-November of this year, created one of the biggest projects my firm has done, confidently knowing that I had the right team and skillset to deliver. Thank you, Wyn for the guidance.

2021 – Judy – M.Sc., FCIPD – Senior HR Professional


I have known and worked with Wyn over many years, a key reason for that being that he inspires confidence and trust.  Wyn takes the trouble to listen and seeks clear understanding of the individuals and organisations he engages with, along with the challenge being presented.  He has extensive knowledge not just of the law, but of how businesses and people work which makes him a great coach and mentor, always delivering pragmatic advice, guidance and support.  I trust Wyn to get it right and in the right way.

2019 – Simone – Media Professional


Prior to my sessions starting with Wyn, I was quite nonchalant about whether coaching would make any difference to my situation. What Wyn made me realise was that for every big dream achieved, it starts with one baby step. And though we are quick to overlook those small steps, Wyn also made me realise the importance of giving oneself a pat on the back after those small achievements as this can do wonders for you psychologically and mentally. When the smallest step might seem insurmountable on those bad days, Wyn will go one step further and by mutual agreement, will send you that reminder text, much like a nudge, to get you up and running. My to-do list is the proverbial arm’s length x 2, but with Wyn help, I have managed to cross a few things off. Like the world’s finest athletes who all need that push or encouragement to persevere when things seem daunting, I find that Wyn has the tools & the temperament to tweak my approach so that I can see positive changes, and though I am a work-in-progress, I am certainly getting there!

2019 – Beatrice – Public Relations Professional


At the start, I felt stuck, unsure where to take my career post children. I was trying to work out what was important to me. Wyn has been excellent in helping me to work out a way forward and actually in restoring my confidence in my own decision-making. I feel that as a result I am in a much better place. Thank you.

2018 – AB – Solicitor


I started seeing Wyn when I was skirting burnout and feeling very ready to move out of my current job. I knew the options before me and the limitations I faced, and I needed someone with the requisite distance to help me think through them in a structured way. Wyn fitted the bill perfectly. I found Wyn’s method to be just right: pushing one to consider all options thoroughly, and from all angles – from the big picture to the everyday - but always gentle and supportive, and using a variety of techniques. He also draws on a wealth of relevant experience from his career as an employment lawyer. Wyn is a terrific listener and remembers even minor details of conversations from weeks prior, so you get the sense that he is someone who is genuinely invested in you. Thanks to Wyn, I feel I am able to see my choice as a step in a career trajectory which is richer in detail with his input.
CONTACT

Phone 077 7088 3207

EmailWyn.Lewis@wxl.coach

Chat: click HERE

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