If you are thinking about changing jobs or changing careers, it can be hard to know what else is out there. It’s easy for your thinking to be restricted by what you you know already, by the experiences of people around you and by the limits of what you have been exposed to in your […]
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Helping leaders and professionals optimise performance, develop their careers and balance their lives with scientifically proven principles and techniques.
Hi I'm Martin Cole.
Having spent many years working as a lawyer and a leader and in financial services regulation and compliance, I now work with professionals and leaders to help them optimise their performance in life and in their careers.
I can help you in particular if you want to:
- Improve your performance in specific areas, such as leadership or relationship building;
- Develop a clear plan for your career, including career changes and transitions;
- Hit the ground running in a new role;
- Manage your stress levels and re-balance your life.
Contact me now to set the ball rolling.
An amazing coach is what springs to my mind when I am asked about Martin. What impresses me about Martin is he encourages and challenges me to positively reflect on my skills and experience in ways I have not previously thought of. He is a master at helping me refocus my mind if I am losing sight of my objectives. His coaching is valuable long after the coaching ends, as I continue to use techniques I learned from him regularly. I give Martin my heartfelt recommendation without hesitation."Susan Lane, Lawyer, ACT Public Service
Being coached by Martin has enabled me to focus on things that help me to achieve my goals. His coaching style is very supportive and insightful which has been really beneficial in helping me to make current and future career-related decisions. I would definitely recommend Martin as a coach."Aimee Wells, Senior Communications Adviser, Suncorp Group
I would without hesitation recommend Martin and endorse his mentoring and coaching skills. I strongly believe the current success in my career is attributed to his guidance, advice and mentoring. I am a person who is very ambitious, very eager to learn, feels the need to always be a high achiever and at times it leads to additional pressure. Martin has taught me how to manage stress, learning how to put things into perspective and learning how to maintain a work life balance. Martin has a nurturing nature where he displays empathy but has an ability to understand the pressures in a work environment and what avenues can be taken to resolve a problem in the most optimal manner. Martin, thank you so much for being such a genuine person, I'm so grateful to have met and worked with you."Julie To, Risk and Control Manager, Commonwealth Bank
The Self Determined Life
- Align your work and your life with your core strengths and your true values.
- Gain increased motivation
- Set the right goals and learn how to achieve them
- Increase your overall well-being
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