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'If an Olympian finds coaching essential ...'

What can Coaching do for me ?

Coaching can enable you to clearly identify areas of interpersonal skills, or stresses, that would free more of your potential once fully resolved. Strategies and techniques employed in Modern Applied Psychology and NLP will assist you in being able to grow in the direction you desire and achieve your goals more readily.


Is Coaching confidential ?

Yes. An ethical practice is followed by all Rowan Group Coaches, Trainers and Practitioners. Confidentiality is only automatically broken in cases where the prevention of terrorism is called into play, or when a child is at risk from harm.

Sometimes a third party might be consulted with respect to the outcomes obtained from private consultations. This can often happen in situations where the coaching is requested or organised by a third party: such as a manager at work , or a parent in a private context.


When would I benefit from Coaching ?

When you have identified an area for which coaching would be beneficial then it is just a simple process of appointing the next available date. Sometimes there can be a waiting list due to the commitments already in progress.


What is the Coaching process ?

Your private coaching consultation will typically last from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on your circumstances and needs at that time.

Notes will be taken regarding the issues you wish to deal with and in what ways you want to grow and change. The latest methods of Modern Applied Psychology will then be matched to suite your specific needs, and the results will be carefully monitored by David and yourself. Essentially, you will begin a working partnership with David guiding and coaching you to achieve your individual goals.



Coaching case studies and testimonials:




Generally, Coaching and Training in a presentation context is called upon because an individual is nervous or feels a greater degree of charisma, confidence, or 'stage presence' is required.

I was delighted then to be invited to assist a leading Insurance company in the city - with a slightly different concern.

Their Hong Kong office had a new CEO and he was booked to speak at several locations on this, his first visit to the UK. His manner of delivery was, in comparison to most people you might encounter, very very fast. In fact, his fast talking speed and matching quick gestures made it hopelessly difficult for people to follow. A presentation coach was needed who, in the only one and a half hour slot available before the first event, would make a lasting difference - and thus contribute to the new CEO's UK success.

After giving an initial ten minute presentation the key areas of change were highlighted ... and the appropriate strategies for transformation were applied.

His new manner of delivery and clarity was observed to be so natural he just continued ...





For a number of years 'Jenny', a single working mum, had stayed in the same administration job - and it wasn't quite right. There was no opportunity for growth, she didn't get on with her boss that well and, with it being a very small firm, the daily office atmosphere was very important to her.

The day before an important interview in a company that was 'just right'... Jenny was very nervous. I asked Jenny about the rest of her life and how things were generally, because, to me it seemed there was an underlying issue happening here: Jenny had 'set up' many of the areas of her life, professional and private, in ways that were unsatisfactory - and this seemed to be the key.

Through an interviewing process we discovered that Jenny had a small image of her self - a pessimistic internal voice and 'uptight' breathing patterns around the concepts of success, reward, wealth and being judged - mainly because she was already judging her self ... and her unconscious conclusion was that she was 'not good enough' ... 'It'll all go wrong, I just know it'.

These notions and attitudes produced a set of emotions and physiological conditions which lead her into consciously, and unconsciously, making decisions that caused the failures and problems to come about: - This was done through ...

  • Using 'downbeat' voice tones.
  • Not jumping onto an opportunity in a conversation (or interview) because of an expectation of it being 'a waste of time'
  • Assuming the worst - or at least a mediocre result.
  • and more besides ...

I guided Jenny through a series of exercises that would change her internal pictures of herself, her natural automatic responses and her internal dialogue. After the session Jenny found that whenever she thought about herself she saw herself as being around 15 feet tall - and her whole manner became more cheerful and brighter.

Jenny got the job. In fact she was offered the position before any of her 'rival candidates' were even seen for their second interviews.

When Jenny became valuable to herself others naturally found themselves in agreement with her conclusions. Her judgement is now, 'I am fantastic !'





On the face of it, 'Mark' felt very uncomfortable with the role he played in his company. He had an established track record in financial services and found himself in a recruitment role in his mid-fifties. A major part of this role was to 'head hunt' key members of staff from rival companies ... which involved a great deal of underhandedness when making the first approach.

I discovered a number of key factors in Mark's strategy which contributed to his daily pressures:

First of all I listened to the wording of his telephone approaches and showed him ways to phrase his purpose for calling that were absolutely honest while still achieving the desired results.

This alone helped him to feel better. He learned how to deeply relax in a matter of minutes, and Mark found new pathways to a richer quality of life.

So inspired was Mark to the idea of focussing on 'what is of value' he has since decided to spend his final working years in a style which suites him best and pays the highest rewards for him.

He is now having the time of his life, being busier than ever with building his own business. He has more pressure and yet no stress. Working, for Mark, is fun .



Managing Changes


'Angela' is a manager in a well known company. Her division was undergoing changes and she had a number of issues around adjusting and responding to feedback or criticism.

After four Coaching sessions ... in her words:

  • I have had positive feedback from management team re my involvement in meetings
  • Improved relationships with all members of the department
  • Ability to take criticism/negative feedback better
  • Ability to be aware when I have been aggressive in meetings and attempt to deal with it at the time.



 Working with David


  • 1 to 1 approach is very powerful
  • Talking 'about me' is always difficult but I feel with David it is a confidential, reassuring and enjoyable experience
  • Feel improved self-worth and confidence in that I'm doing pretty well!