Life Coach in London

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About Life Coach Dr. Albert Viljoen

I am an ICF-accredited Life Coach in London with a passion for helping individuals and organisations meet their goals to live life to the full. I work with a variety of clients, covering the following areas: health, relationship, emotions and work.

I provide in-person sessions from my London clinics in Marylebone W1H 2HL and Clerkenwell EC1R 0AA but also online sessions via Skype, Zoom, Appear.in, FaceTime or by telephone.

What is Life Coaching?

Life coaching is one of the leading tools employed by high-functioning, successful people to lead extraordinary lives. True to our philosophy at Original Intent, it is a tool to pursue our lifelong journey to Be Fully Human.

The coaching relationship is a partnership – an equal relationship. It is a dynamic, flexible, intentional space. In this space, I allow you enough room to move and think through challenges, yet offer strong grounding and boundaries so you feel secure and accountable.

The primary goal of the relationship is to facilitate deep, true transformation & growth within you.

As an outflow of this transformation, we expect you to:

Reach your goals
Live into your desired life
Grow in fullness of your potential

Everybody needs a coach! – Eric Schmidt, Former CEO of Google

A coach tells you what you don’t want to hear, has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be. – Tom Landry

As soon as you truly commit to making something happen, the “how” will reveal itself. – Tony Robbins

lindsay gibson testimonial

Albert aided me in a couple of things during our time together – most importantly by guiding me to settle on one thing to work on instead of the 5 or 6 things I try to do at once when left to my own devices. He helped clarify my thinking and asked questions that helped me think through my choices. That approach has been hugely helpful and motivating.

Lindsay Gibson, Campus Development Manager at The Academy of Sound Engineering

Which topics are covered in Life Coaching?

I specialise in human design. As a medical doctor in the business world, I work with people in the physical, mental and relational spheres. Some popular topics include:

Mind & Emotions

Anger management
Anxiety management
Stress management
Emotional intelligence

Life

Work-life balance
Self-improvement
Self-awareness

Relationships

Healing after a break-up
Finding a life partner
Managing social anxiety
Conflict management
Improving Social skills

Body

Weight loss
Getting fit
Improving sleep
Pain management

Work

Job Transition
How to be more productive
Finding your ideal job

How I work as a Life Coach

With the precision of a medical doctor and the grit of my life experience, I facilitate a space for you to work towards deep transformation, and live into your full humanity.

I combine sophisticated coaching tools with my knowledge about the body and mind. With these, I create a space for you to:

Get clarity about life-choices
Figure out smarter ways to work
Create better habits
Get break-through in areas where you might feel stuck

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Albert is a phenomenal life coach. He’s so good at helping you discover what it is you truly want to achieve both short term and long term. He’s great at taking long rants and turning them into a simple extraction of what you’re really trying to communicate. I’ve been with Albert for 3 or 4 months and haven’t be disappointed, not once. He’s really help me have my head screwed on right in many aspects of my life.

Andrew Fulford, Packaging Brewer at Camden Town Brewery

My coaching style

Every coach has a unique style and approach, and the best way to find out if I’m the right coach for you is to schedule a short, no-obligation introductory session. I commit to the following principles in the coaching conversation:

To create a judgment-free, confidential space, where you can bring anything of yourself fully to the table.

To be a thinking partner, walking alongside you in your learning journey.

To ask questions that can result in new ways of thinking to unlock fresh perspectives and alternative approaches.

To ask you to do more than you have probably done on your own.

To help you focus better, so you can get results more quickly.

To provide a relationship where you can discover new depths of insight about yourself, your world and your choices.

To keep the sessions’ focus on the goals that you have set for yourself.

candice mounsear wilson testimonial

Dr. Albert is a fantastic life coach. He is intuitive and helps you see things from a different perspective. With his guidance and encouragement, I was able to make some bold decisions. He made me feel relaxed and at ease, which helped me to open up and take a good look at myself.

Candice Monsear-Wilson Account manager at Boomtown Strategic Brand Agency

London Coaching Clinics

I hold in-person sessions from two clinics in London:
• 98 Crawford street, Marylebone W1H 2HL
• 23 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell EC1R 0AA

Can coaching sessions be done remotely?

I also provide coaching remotely via Skype, Zoom, Appear.in, FaceTime or by telephone for clients who are traveling for business, or have logistic difficulties getting to a clinic.

How much are coaching sessions?

Coaching sessions are tailored to fit your profile and context. Pricing varies, depending on: Location, Type of package, Value-added services, In-person vs. online coaching. Feel free to book in for a free discovery call below.

Samantha & Jared Watson
Samantha & Jared Watson
02:43 25 May 18
Albert Viljoen is so great! He is honest and encouraging. I have put his tools to use in everyday life as well as my professional life. With his help I am making personal discoveries and using them to grow. I can't recommend him enough, I feel anyone given the chance would feel the same!read more
ADELINA RUSU
ADELINA RUSU
12:15 25 Jun 18
Albert is an incredible life coach. He helped me to discover and understand myself better, and gave me real solutions which improved my life. After each session, I felt more positive and more driven to pursue my goals.
Francesca Fanni
Francesca Fanni
10:09 21 May 18
My experience with Albert has been very amazing, he has helped in my pathway in so many ways. At the end of every session I feel myself rich of new way of thinking and ready to put in practice every single word. Thank you for this great experience.
Emma Wainwright Photography
Emma Wainwright Photography
14:24 21 May 18
Albert is lovely! He was very patient and asked lots of leading questions to help me find the answer for myself. We spoke online and he was prompt and cheerful. The call was very helpful and also helped me to ask myself analytical questions when I have issues in the future. Thanks Albert!!read more
Anastasia Gerali
Anastasia Gerali
12:46 21 May 18
I've had a coaching call with Albert regarding my personal blocks as an independent designer and entrepreneur. Albert's coaching was insightful and authentic. His approach resonates with my own personality. Definitely recommended if you are ready for the next step but need a new perspective on your own blockages.read more
Meagan Wellman
Meagan Wellman
12:44 04 Aug 18
Really great service. Speaking with Albert really helped me to solve a problem that I had with a creative team at that time. After the session and applying his advice, the situation was resolved!Would recommend and be back in future. 🙂
Hector Godoy
Hector Godoy
09:46 07 Aug 18
I've had a couple of coaching sessions with Albert and his insightful approach and advice has really get me back on track after every session. I would highly recommend reaching out to him for a one of a kind coaching session.
Audrey Migot
Audrey Migot
18:53 07 Aug 18
I had a fantastic coaching session with Albert in July 2018. Following our conversation, he left me with a collection of coping mechanisms to manage the spiral of fear and doubt that can sometimes threaten to overwhelm me. I also learned to appreciate the importance of downtime and self care on the path to achieving my goals.read more
César Camarillo Torres
César Camarillo Torres
03:49 07 Aug 18
Thanks a lo the for listening and helping my find my way through in a matter of 30 minutes! Most effective therapy I’ve ever had! Über nice and talented

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If you are looking for a Life Coach in London, book a free 30 minute (no obligations) discovery call so that you can get a sense for my coaching style, and see if we’re a good fit.


Coaching. What you need to know before you get started.

If you want to sign up to coaching, but you’re not sure what to expect, these pages will give you some clarity on our coaching process, so you can make the most of our partnership together.

What is Coaching?

1. It is a conversational process

Coaching is one of the leading tools employed by high-functioning, successful people to lead extraordinary lives. True to Original Intent’s philosophy, it is a process where we enable you to work on your body, mind and emotions so you can live life to the full.

2. It is a partnership

The coaching relationship is an equal relationship. It is a dynamic, flexible, intentional space. I will allow you enough room to move, yet offer strong grounding and boundaries so you feel secure and accountable.

3. It’s a developmental process

The primary goal of the relationship is to facilitate deep, true transformation & growth within you. As an outflow of this transformation, we expect you to reach your goals, live into your desired life and grow in fullness.

What is My Responsibility as Coach?

To create a judgment-free, confidential space, where you can bring anything of yourself to the table.
To ask questions that can result in new ways of thinking to unlock fresh perspectives and alternative approaches.
To ask you to do more than you have probably done on your own.
To help you focus better, so you can get results more quickly.
To provide a relationship where you can discover new depths of insight about yourself, your world and your choices.
To keep the sessions’ focus on the goals that you have set for yourself.

What is Your Responsibility as Client?

Take full ownership of your learning process.
Commit to the process, and implement the changes that coaching brings.
Remain open, honest and accountable to self and, by extension, to the coach.
Remain aware of the fact that adult learning is a process, it involves change, and will potentially lead you in directions you didn’t initially anticipate: sometimes a bit more uncomfortable than you’re used to.
Provide honest, clear constructive feedback to the coach at the completion of the programme.

How is Coaching Different from Counseling and Consulting?

Counseling or therapy tends to focus on the past, and looks at issues historically. There’s also a tendency to help someone move from a place of un-health, back to health.

Consulting primarily involves an expert-opinion, that comes up with answers or solutions to certain problems / obstacles. It tends to be externally focused. Medical consultations work on the same premise, offering an expert opinion, diagnosis, treatment and/or cure of illness.

Coaching uses techniques derived from psychology, integral coaching (and even medicine – when relating to physical health). However, coaching tends to be more action-oriented. It integrates emotions, physical, mental and relationship spheres, and focuses on the present and future. Where counseling and medical consults tend to help someone from “un-health” to “health”, coaching can be an ongoing journey, in pursuit of the evolving fullness of health and wellbeing.

The coaching relationship is also more of a partnership than a consultation or counseling relationship. The “answers” that you are looking for, often come about through reflection, questioning, and your own inner knowledge. It is framed around your expressed goals, interests and objectives, not that of the coach.

What is my coaching style?

1. I Offer a Deeply Caring, Supportive Space

As your coach, I will ask questions, encourage, challenge, make requests and listen. I offer a unique perspective, and will encourage choices that are consistent with who you are, and how you want to grow.

My focus will be on YOU: what you want and how you can best get it. However, the coaching relationship is designed by both of us and may be refined by each of us in the giving and receiving of feedback. Although I am committed to the process, it remains your responsibility to take action (or not take action) as you desire. I commit to create a space free of judgment, where you can bring absolutely anything to the table.

2. I Expect Greatness

The best results are achieved when you are ready to both do and be the best versions of ourselves. If there is a sense in which I feel you may not be

allowing yourself to push into your edges, I might bring that into your awareness so we can work out what you really want to do.

3. I Make Specific Requests

As the need arises, I will make direct requests such as, “Could you see yourself accomplishing X within the next two weeks”? You could meet the request (“Yes, I can do that”), provide an alternative option (“I can’t do X, but I can do Y”) or perhaps you might decline altogether (which rarely happens). Whichever way you respond, though, I will support your action.

4. I Am Open

If, for example, I hear hesitancy in your voice or notice an inconsistency, I will generally ask you about it. Often, it is these moments that permit the opportunity to resolve something. Irrespective, it’s unlikely for me to confront you. I merely highlight any issues and allow you to do with it what you will.

5. I Set Homework

Typically, I ask you to work out perhaps two or three goals between our sessions together. If I am pushing you too hard, then it is important for you to say so. If you want to be pushed harder, it is also important for you to say so.

6. I Rarely Offer Advice

On occasion, if I have a real sense of a particular direction, and you are open to it, I may make specific suggestions. This is the exception to the rule, as the coaching relationship relies on your own learning and growth, so, I may meet many of your questions for advice with a question. This is not to be difficult, but to honour the belief that you may know your own answer, before looking for answers elsewhere.

How to Get the Most from Coaching

You can maximize the value of your coaching experience, as well as the time in between, by following the following guidelines:

Focus on What You Really Want

Coaching works best when you have clear goals or at least a clear vision of what you really want to achieve.

Firstly, consider deeply what you want your work and your life to look like.

Secondly, identify the gaps between the way things are now and how you would like them to be. It is true that many people struggle with this, but the coaching relationship can help you work this through if necessary.

Be Ready for Growth

Working with an integral coach is a definite way to grow and develop. Most clients take on a coach to work on specific goals and much of their time and energy is directed towards this.

However, through transformative, integral coaching, the important, lasting changes happen from within. You’re bound to discover something more about yourself: this can be a difficult, but always enlightening experience. It’s just a natural consequence of the coaching process and you do not need to concentrate on it, but just recognise that it is likely to occur: these internal shifts fuel the success of your goals and ideals.

Increase Your Willingness to Step Up

Part of my responsibility is to ask a good deal of you. This is not meant to exhaust you or extend you beyond your bounds, but simply to ask more of you than perhaps maybe you have asked of yourself recently.

It is important that you be willing to experiment with fresh approaches and try new beliefs. I will encourage you to be honest with yourself, raise your personal standards and set higher goals. However, you are the best judge of what is right for you. Nevertheless, the more you are willing to grow and develop, the greater will be the benefits from coaching.

Come Prepared to Each Coaching Session

To get the most value out of each coaching session, it is important that you arrive prepared. It doesn’t have to be time-consuming, but experience shows that if you spend 10-15 minutes preparing, it has a significant impact on our session together.

Complete Your Homework

After each session, you will decide on the actions or goals you want to focus upon. I expect you to keep the commitments you make and will work with you to make sure that you are setting worthwhile, realistic and achievable goals.

If you know that you have a busy week or two ahead, your homework might be as simple as thinking about a new perspective. If you have more time, you might decide to handle a bigger task. Irrespective, I will hold you accountable and encourage you to do your best.

Policies & Procedures

Assessments:

I may ask you to complete some assessments prior to, or during our coaching together, but I will discuss this with you beforehand.

Complete the Coaching Contract:

At our first session, I will go through the contract with you to make sure that you are very clear about the fees payable, issues of confidentiality and how we terminate our coaching partnership if necessary.

How We Meet:

We will meet either by telephone, via video chat or face-to-face for about 45-60 minutes as your schedule allows. Face-to-face sessions will be conducted at the venue that suits us both, and this may change as the coaching progresses, depending on the context.

Cancellations & Appointment Changes:

Scheduled coaching sessions ought to be a priority. On the rare occasion when you need to reschedule, please let me know at least 24 hours in advance. Except in the case of an emergency, you will still be charged the full fee for last-minute cancellations or missed sessions.

Value Added Service:

If between sessions, you cannot wait to share something, you need advice or have a challenge or just want to check something, please feel free to call, Skype or email. Although my day is generally caught up, I would like to provide this extra level of service. Of course, there is no charge for this additional time, but I will structure it to keep these extra calls to a maximum of around 5 to 10 minutes.

Book a FREE discovery call

Book a free 30 minute (no obligations) discovery call so that you can get a sense for my coaching style, and see if we’re a good fit.


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