The Members of the Gay Coaches Alliance
My name is Chris Cooper. I’m a leadership and career development coach working with clients around the world to help them feel happier and reach their potential, personally and professionally.
I'm a Professional Certified Coach, accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the leading global body for coaches and coaching.
In 2022, I received the Thomas J. Leonard Humanitarian Award, the GCA's highest honour, which is named after the influential out and proud gay man who founded the ICF and contributed so much the the development of coaching.
Learn more about my work as a Conscious Leadership Coach
The people I work with may be from any gender or sexual orientation. However, perhaps naturally, as a gay man a significant proportion of my clients are from the LGBTQ+ community.
As your coach, I will help you become more focused and self-aware and set the right goals to get you to where you want to be. Ultimately, it's about becoming the best version of yourself, reaching your potential and becoming the person you want to be - with a career you are passionate about and your life feeling joyful and purposeful.
Here are just some of the areas that I help my clients achieve success with:
· Understanding what you want from life and developing a strategy to achieve it.
· Developing and managing a career that will make you feel happy and fulfilled – including career transition and setting up your own business.
· Changing unhealthy behaviour patterns that negatively affect your wellbeing
· Combatting lack of confidence, low self-esteem, limiting beliefs, social anxiety and other issues that have been holding you back from the things you want to do.
· Improving mental, physical and emotional wellbeing by creating a healthy, well balanced and purposeful life.
· Resolving relationship problems and building closer bonds with your partner, friends and family.
· Becoming more resourceful and resilient in dating and relationships.
You may be at a point where you feel successful parts of their life, but at the same time have a feeling that ‘something is missing.’ I can help you uncover what this is and support you in your personal development as you work positively towards feeling happier and more fulfilled.
Get in Touch
I offer coaching sessions online by voice call or video call. This means that although I am based in Manchester, England, I work with clients around the world across multiple time zones.
Online coaching means you can work with the right coach for you – regardless of where you both live. It also makes coaching more convenient as it allows for greater flexibility. You can be coached wherever you feel most comfortable, whether that’s at home, your place of work or while you’re away.
The best way to get started is to arrange a free, no obligations 30 minute discovery call. We can explore where you are right now, discuss the outcomes you are looking to achieve and work out the best way forward. I can also answer any questions you may have about working with me as your coach.
I look forward to speaking with you.
The coaching with Chris has given me the confidence that I can turn my career into something I can be proud of and will enjoy. I now have a good idea of where I am headed and a plan of how to get there. Chris has an extremely patient and friendly approach and I thoroughly enjoyed all of our sessions, which really helped me get the most out of coaching.
Ian Strickland/ Senior Market Analyst
Through our sessions, I have learned a great deal about myself and my strengths, as well as areas for growth and improvement. Chris has helped me to dig deeper as to the reasons behind some of my weaknesses as a leader and gave me a new perspective on how best to tackle them. Chris is an excellent listener, compassionate and willing to challenge your beliefs. I have benefited greatly from our coaching sessions together.
Josh Kennard/ Head of Recruitment
Throughout our sessions we got to the core of what motivates me, how I work in a work environment and fundamentally what my underlying desires really are. This has given me a deep understanding of how I operate, as well as discover what my next and future steps in my career are. Chris cuts through the noise, is incredibly supportive and will get you to that point of knowing what you want. I couldn't recommend Chris enough!
Max Dowling/ Business Director
"I found the sessions I had with Chris extremely useful at a time in my life where there was a lot of uncertainty and upheaval. Chris really helped me to identify and focus on individual tasks that would ultimately help to land me a job in the field I wanted and also to make changes I felt I needed in my personal life."
Phil Adams/ HR Manager
"I highly recommend Chris as a coach for anyone in any circumstance. He made me feel very relaxed, positive about myself, he enabled me to open up and also have a normal conversation about things and is an all-round professional with all subject matters. His words were comforting and his genuine interest in me was like nothing I’ve experienced."
Simon Pearson/ Property Manager
Chris has changed me as a person and allowed me to come out of my shell. I have now been a able to train my mid to think positively and more reflectively to any action I take. This had allowed me to to build a better and stronger me, and impact my team and anyone working with me. I would definitely use Chris again in future and highly recommend him to any one looking for coaching sessions to empower themselves and bring the best out of them