Darren Williams

Founder & Chairman


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The reason I came to Michael was that I wanted to live somewhere different, but the thought of moving was overwhelming, especially with a busy career. I was happy enough in my career, but even there I felt like I was coasting with no signs of progression. The thought of moving house and changing careers was completely overwhelming.

I was in a rut and I definitely wasn’t aligned. Life wasn’t as it should be, I was unsettled and wanted to do and have something different, but I didn’t know how to get there.

I googled ‘straightforward coaching’ and Michael popped up. He told me to "stop bitching and take some action". Simple? Yes. But sometimes you need someone to say it and mean it. He certainly meant it.

After working with him, I moved house not just once, but twice. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, I realised if you take action, it’s never as bad as you think it’s going to be. I also made two big career moves in that time, too. All of this within just two years.

Did I get a return on my investment in coaching? Absolutely, without a doubt.

Michael is polarising, direct, deliberately provocative and arrogant sometimes, but he has the proven results to back it up. He certainly won’t do the job for you or comfort you in your woes, but he’ll always help you find the actions to take to get you what you want.

He’s not for the faint-hearted, though - so don’t work with him if you’re easily offended. He will challenge you, he will tell you where you’re going wrong and he will call you out on your behaviour. If you don’t like that, he’s probably not the coach for you, but if you want to change things and get things done fast, he might just be the man for you.