TESTIMONIALS

Just to demonstrate that the coaching process really... Brian has a wonderful gentle manner that puts you very much at ease... Brian was very professional and took responsibility for ensuring... Coaching helped me focus on my most important goals... Brian is an excellent coach! At first I did not know what to expect from the coaching sessions...
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WHO AM I?

Autobiography

Brian Shanks

I am married, a parent and grandparent

Over the past 30 years I have worked In all three sectors, in various management roles, including work with consultancy companies in London. My hobbies and interests include travel, keeping fit,reading, gardening, golf and football.

I am Junior Vice president of Rotary Club of Kintore, I am also Lead Coach for a Volunteer group of coaches representing The Association for Coaching in NE Scotland.

My strengths are communication, drive and determination, presentation and people management skills and I definitely have a 'can do - get it done' positive attitude. With good listening skills,empathy and a non judgemental approach, in my opinion, are some of the key skills necessary to become an effective performance Coach.

About 6 years ago, I embarked on a journey which has changed my life beyond recognition. I studied part time to gain a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. My experience as a manager, including specific examples of high performance in People Management and consistency in managing high performing teams, enabled me to become a Chartered Fellow member of the Institute of Personnel Development. Further experience of managing change in the Oil and gas sector in the past two years has enabled me to become a Chartered Fellow and an Association for Coaching Accredited Coach.

Lifebridgingcoach Coaching is a business and the route to future success as well as means of fulfilling my own personal mission of 'Making a positive difference in the lives of others'.

Specialisms

Time management, confidence building, career planning, Interview skills, Parent ~ Relationship Coaching and Coaching for small businesses.

Geographical location

Whilst I am now based in the North East of Scotland where most of my face to face coaching takes place. Modern technology enables my coaching to be achieved over the telephone or by computer methods such as Skype, or whenever required or desired at a location that is practical for both parties, so there are no boundaries.