What my clients say
New Awareness • New Choices • Personal Power
"I worked with Tom over the last 3 months, I am very grateful and thankful for the opportunity and for his time and stewardship in this process, for his commitment and benevolent challenging and for his ability to listen and really hear what I was saying and in helping me to untangle things into bitesize and 'doable' chunks. Thank you!”
"I recently worked with Tom on a team day for our fundraising team, many of whom now work remotely from across the UK (and beyond!). Tom was super flexible and responsive to our needs in the build-up and planning, and brought a lovely presence to the day - helping us set our own ground rules, keeping the day flowing but allowing the voices of the volunteer facilitators and contributors to speak the loudest. It's been a pleasure working with Tom, and I hope we get the chance to work together again in the future."
Tim Brown - Head of Fundraising, Oxfam
"I worked with Tom over 3 sessions, this involved a real deep dive into exploring my values, my goals and the current barriers preventing me from achieving them."
"Through active listening and questioning, Tom established a deep understanding of how to get the best from me by forming a trusting and safe space, where I felt empowered to be autonomous. I would recommend Tom's coaching to anyone, it has increased my self-awareness and enabled me to achieve one of my goals."
"I decided to take advantage of the special ‘one off’ coaching sessions that Tom was offering and found the Values Elicitation and Exploration session very helpful. The structure of the session was very interesting and provoked some deep thought. Tom walked me through various exercises and helped me better understand what was truly important to me, and how my values aligned with my life as it is and my future goals. He challenged me to think more deeply, but always in a very supportive way."
"I recently had a one-off coaching session with Tom which focused on ‘Immunity to Change’. It was a very interesting subject which involved a ‘deep dive’ into challenging some underlying beliefs and assumptions. I thoroughly enjoyed the session. Tom created a warm. Safe and supportive environment in which to examine and explore certain patterns of behaviour. He also provided practical strategies to work with after the session."
“I had a very enlightening coaching session with Tom, who is an exceptionally talented coach. Tom guided me through a coaching model called ‘Immunity to Change Mapping ‘, which I hadn’t comes across before, but which really helped me clarify my goals."
“When Tom first told me about the concept of his Values session I became aware that many of my past work frustrations had been linked to my values not being met by the role I was in. As a new business owner I thought it was important to understand more deeply what my important Values were, assessing how well they were being met, and devising ways to ensure that they would continue to be met in my work role."
"Tom was very engaging and helped me to deeply explore my beliefs, identifying 8 key values that were vital to my career happiness, alongside providing helpful tools to allow me to keep checking in on my progress with them. I found the session really interesting and valuable, and would recommend it to anyone who wants more clarity on finding their ideal career progression.”
Tom Ormsby - Founder, Raiven AI
“In January 2023 I had a 90 minute session on anchoring with Tom. I’ve not worked with him before and he immediately came across as approachable, and I felt at ease and that I could trust him to work with me for my benefit."
“The anchoring session with Tom provided me with some really great and practical tools. As a result of the session, I'm feeling much more positive and able to deal with feelings of self-doubt in a much more constructive way. I can honestly say that the short session had a big impact on me.”
"I had an excellent coaching session with Tom exploring NLP Anchors and how they could help me. He created a safe and confidential space for our conversation and I found myself in very capable hands. We were able to successfully apply the anchors and I am amazed at how well they are working for me."
Lorraine Brears - Cassini Coaching & Development
"Tom is a gifted and talented coach. His calm and welcoming demeanour coupled with his laser focus and insight guided me to the exact place I needed to go. I would recommend him as a coach, mentor, facilitator and teacher. The benefits of working with Tom far exceeded my expectations."
Gwendolyn Jones - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Specialist
"Tom ran a brilliant two day session with the Funding & Strategic Partnerships team at Oxfam. His expert facilitation skills and knowledge of how to create high performing teams meant we had a highly productive and enjoyable two days together as a team. He was highly organised whilst being responsive to emerging ideas in the room. I would highly recommend Tom and hope we work together again soon."
Renata De Groot - Director, Funding & Strategic Partnerships
"Tom is brilliant at supporting you as a professional coach whether you know what it is you’d like to achieve or whether you’d benefit from more continuous ongoing coaching to work through what’s important for you in that moment. He is focussed, diligent and asks the right questions to help you see things in a different light. I genuinely started to refer to him as a mind wizard! I would highly recommend Tom to anyone who expressed a desire in coaching as he is fantastic at his craft and a genuine, down to earth and kind person. I will definitely be in touch with Tom in the future for more coaching."
Sam Logan - Performance Consultant
"Tom facilitated an external workshop superbly. His calm and thoughtful manner set a really good tone for the workshop and the tactics he introduced enabled us to have an honest and open conversation, enabling us to get to the outcomes we wanted. I would highly recommend him. "
Claudia Codsi - Head of Partnership Development
"I had 3 sessions with Tom and was blown away by the discoveries and progress made in just those sessions. The questions Tom asked really led me to find resolutions and make peace with some limiting beliefs that had held me back for years."
"I truly recommend Tom to anyone who wants to release self limiting beliefs, discover their values and purpose and go on a journey of growth."
Vic Read - Regional Manager
"I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to work alongside Tom, been coached on a 1:1 basis and also attended a number of his excellent workshops. However you experience Tom, what you see consistently is a dedicated, highly professional, intuitive person that genuinely wants to enable people to find their why and to gain clarity so that they can make choices that will really make a difference."
"I have experienced this first hand with Tom with how he has supported my own journey. He is a committed, kind and generous person who you immediately connect with. He creates a safe, non judgemental space and has the superpower of being able to ask the perfect question at the perfect moment which results in having a huge impact on your thinking. His passion and appetite for learning, being open to all possibilities and insatiably curious only serves to further develop an already highly skilled, talented and accomplished professional."
"If you are looking for someone to help support you or your team in their journey then I cannot recommend Tom highly enough. He is simply awesome!!"
Sally Smith - Senior Talent & Performance Partner
"I have known Tom for some time and found instant connection due to his work ethics, respect and passion he has to support people. His workshops are focused, inclusive, create a safe environment for learning and growth and Tom is approachable and compassionate. I have made significant changes to achieve my goals since I attended his workshops. I totally recommend working with Tom to help you make astonishing changes you life."
Divya Shah - Executive Coach
"Tom's approach of listening and prompting, along with our alignment of appreciating a deep-dive in analogies and metaphors allowed me to re-evaluate my career thus far, clarify my values and has supported a greater understanding of myself."
"Tom coached me for about 6 months during what was then a difficult time for me. I did not know Tom, and took a leap of faith when coming across his content on LinkedIn, I am however so glad I came across his path. I immediately connected with him, and that was the start of our coaching journey."
"Tom is very personable, and while using an array of coaching techniques, helped me navigate through the uncertain period, in order to clarify what mattered to me. My "ah-ah" moment came when I defined my statement of purpose, which now helps me make my professional & personal decisions. Thank you Tom! I highly recommend you."
Valerie L'Hours - Head of Programme Delivery
"I started coaching with Tom as I wanted to start my own business, but lacked the confidence, had low self-esteem and didn't have any self belief. Throughout our sessions Tom would look at my way of thinking. He gave me many tools to reframe my thoughts and look at myself and my life differently. Tom is excellent at listening, gauging the situation and your current thought process. He then asks questions that challenge the way you are looking at things and helps lift your limiting beliefs, but at only at a pace he knows is right for you and adjust his process accordingly."
"I was first introduced to Tom when I was just commencing my job search following the decision to take voluntary redundancy from my current role. One of the things that attracted to me to Tom was that he had also made the journey out of the same organisation and would be able to fully understand the process and all the fears and apprehensions involved."
"I wasn't too sure what to expect, but the process ended up being far more valuable than I could have ever imagined. It was clear from the first session that we just clicked, and Tom's natural ability to build rapport and make you feel at ease immediately enabled me to fully open up and be fully open to the work that was then to come."
" The sessions we had were really valuable, you planted a seed with me and I've moved on quite a bit since."
"I'm taking an exam at work to give myself a better skill set and I've started to focus on myself instead of others."
"These are small things, but things that have made a profound difference!"
"You're good at what you do, it was totally worth it, thank you very much."
*Steve Crowthorne - Civil Servant
"Tom has helped me gain clarity into my current life situation in a gentle and thought-provoking manner. I would have been unable to see the ‘wood for the trees’ on my own and have had some major emotional breakthroughs during our time together."
"Having never had coaching before, I was unsure of the process, but Tom soon put me at ease. I would say that Tom’s coaching style really allows you to get a lot off your chest, if you want to, but he also used some useful coaching techniques and exercises when I was at a loss or unfocused in a session."
"I found the whole process truly transformative, and by the end of our sessions realised I had achieved most of our agreed goals! I’ve now transitioned out of one career and into a new phase of my life with a positive spring in my step thanks to Tom."
Sarah Adams - Web Designer
"My coaching sessions with Tom have massively grown my self confidence, as well as helping me to see more positives in life and push away negative thoughts; particularly when overthinking things, which has had a major positive impact on my life and mental well-being!"
"The approach that Tom took made me feel at ease, so much so I was happy to talk about scenarios out of work and I felt this helped get to my desired outcome. I felt there was a real rapport with Tom, he paid a genuine interest in me and what I wanted to get out of the sessions. It felt like he knew the best approach to take with me, to help find my own way to the answer."
"The experience posed comfortable and uncomfortable questions which is exactly what I wanted. Having someone there to bounce ideas/thoughts off in a really safe environment was exactly what was needed at this moment for me. It wasn't intense and the pace was set at a level I was happy with whilst trying to do the day job too. As it was 1-2-1, it was far more personal, and the private environment also made me feel 'safe' so the learning was more honest."
"I would highly recommend Tom as a coach, and have recommended coaching to others already off the back of the experience I had!"
Greg Trumper - Branch Manager
"Tom is an excellent coach. His style put me instantly at ease and I felt comfortable being myself with him from the off. His questioning enabled me to explore the subject areas and gain a greater understanding of myself."
"Tom was able to tailor the sessions to my current mindset easily and I felt comfortable opening up to him. Coaching for me has been the most natural experience I have had in a learning environment with my own self awareness being my biggest learn. I am now more aware of my impact on others and engaging people differently."
David Smith - Branch Manager
"The whole experience gave me an opportunity to take time out and reflect on how I work and my impact on others. With Tom's help, I had a clear goal of what I wanted to work towards, and found I was able to make great progress on this. Tom kept me on track whilst still allowing me to go off on tangents. This meant we could talk freely and I could really question myself. "
"Coaching has been an extremely useful tool that I could make good use of at a really pivotal time in my career. It allowed me to untangle some unhelpful thoughts and remove some less than useful blockers in my thinking. I was able to build clarity and a clear line of sight towards personal and career goals."
"Tom's style was well suited to my needs in that he achieved an appropriate balance of challenge and support helping me achieve my desired outcomes from coaching. Tom was particularly adept at summarising my sometimes convoluted thoughts in a way that allowed me to see clearly what my drivers and blockers were."
"I wobbled a bit in thinking that there might be a standard coaching technique. At a certain point, I wondered if the way my coaching was progressing was 'normal'. I realised that there is not really a 'normal' and that the nature of coaching is to establish your own needs and desired outcomes and to test out coaching to see if it helps. The chemistry meetings are imperative in testing out whether the coaching is likely to succeed."
"Thank you Tom for providing this development opportunity and for the difference it has made for me."
Hazel Penycate - Wellbeing & Relaxation Coach
Tom ran a brilliant two day session with the Funding & Strategic Partnerships team at Oxfam. His expert facilitation skills and knowledge of how to create high performing teams meant we had a highly productive and enjoyable two days together as a team. He was highly organised whilst being responsive to emerging ideas in the room. I would highly recommend Tom and hope we work together again soon.