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Hi! I’m Simon Worth, certified coach, mental health advocate and founder of Worth Talking.

Through Life coaching, Wellbeing coaching and Performance coaching, I love helping people achieve all that they want from life and to feel like they are reaching their potential, achieving their goals and overcoming any challenges they may be experiencing.

I started my business in 2018 following a challenging period in my personal life. I was at a point where I thought that if my life were to end tomorrow, my overriding feeling was that I hadn't reached my potential or achieved many of the goals I had for myself.

I started working with a coach myself and slowly and surely started to create a vision of the life I wanted to live and a plan to achieve it. I found purpose.

Coaching and developing others has long been a passion of mine, both through my professional career developing the staff I managed, and also through coaching rugby. I’m an RFU Level 2 Rugby Coach and have coached both adults and children, men and women, boys and girls. I also spend time undertaking voluntary work with young offenders.

As a result of my experiences with coaching in my personal and professional life, I decided to develop my passion for helping people and launch my own professional service. So, Worth Talking was born!

My Training and Experience

I studied with The Centre for Coaching at The British Psychological Society in London. I’m a Member of The Association for Coaching and an Affiliate Member of the International Society for Coaching Psychology.

In addition to my Certificate in Coaching, I have also completed a Primary Certificate in Health & Wellbeing, and I’m an adult and youth Mental Health First Aider.

Before I ventured down this path, I worked in a management capacity for various organisations, from start-ups to independently-owned companies and large corporations. I’ve worked across account management, sales and business development, business analytics and project management. As a manager, I have had to understand people on an individual level, getting to know them and their needs to ensure I got the best out of them as employees. All of this helps immeasurably with my coaching today!

My Philosophy

My philosophy is a simple one. Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.

Through my rugby coaching, I realised that my pride and satisfaction were not around winning matches or tournaments but in developing a player’s confidence, self-belief and enjoyment. In fact, I have always been passionate about helping others achieve their goals and get to where they want to be.

I believe in taking a compassionate and non-judgmental approach in all aspects of life, and that’s what I will do for you.

Testimonials

I asked Simon to engage his abilities with a new rugby team I was coaching. Straight away he built up a great rapport and trust within the squad. Each player felt confident to express their ideas…. Simon’s skills allow a multitude of possibilities to develop. I highly recommend his skills and style. The players are excited for the next visit at Newbury Ladies at Monks Lane.

Simon has an ability to listen, advise and “nag” in just the right quantities. When I approached him for some assistance in dealing with a mixture of direction for my business and client pressure, he listened to what I had to say and brought out the key issues. Based on what he heard, he gave me some advice on how to deal with the issues and stood up to the ‘I’ve tried that before…’ response that all of us business owners tend to default to. A series of regular calls enabled him to ask whether the agreed approaches had indeed taken place or been put into action. Of course, the difficult ones hadn’t. But his gentle pressure forces the hand and once action was taken the issues began to become more controllable, as he said they would.

A great guy to chat to!

During lockdown I experienced a number of major transitions in both my personal and professional life, which left me feeling lost, alone and low in confidence. I reached out to Simon to help me process my anxiety and tackle the challenge of building my new business under the most difficult of circumstances.

 

Simon seeks to understand my situation and helps me come up with actionable solutions that keep me moving towards the business and lifestyle that I want.

 

Throughout the process Simon has been authentic, empathetic and non-judgemental when I have needed to offload my stress, as well as an insightful sounding board as I progress towards my personal and business goals. He helped me identify and prioritise the main pain points in my life/business so that I could set meaningful goals to work towards.

 

In the months since I started working with Simon I have stabilised my personal finances, achieved clarity on my business direction and reclaimed some self confidence.

Simon has proved to be a breath of fresh air as a professional coach for me! His unique approach is empathetic, while at the same time gently challenging as well as following what I would describe as a logical format.

He has the knack of bringing out the best in people while helping you learn what needs to be done to move you forward towards your goals.

Coming from a technology background and having been involved in sports enables Simon to work with me in a use of time. And being involved in sports, we both played rugby at a local club level, which means that we both understand how working together on the same project motivates people.

If you are looking for a coach that doesn’t sound like they have just finished a coaching course, then Simon fits the bill.

– Tony Shepherd, Managing Partner at Christian Dopplar Consulting Ltd

I’m was in a place, mentally, that I never thought I’d be in. A colleague put in touch with Simon. After I number of one to one sessions I can honestly say I’m feeling back to normal again. Simon was a brilliant on each session. He listened intently and provided a different perspective which undoubtedly helped me rationalise why I was feeling like I was. Once I got my head around why I was feeling like this he gave me the tools to help me get back to my old self. I can’t thank Simon, enough.

– Rob, Manchester

I’ve been working with Simon as my coach for the last months.

We’ve had some great sessions together. He’s challenged my thinking on a number of topics, which has encouraged me to reflect on my own processes and practices.

He is very calming and grounding, helping me to feel relaxed and open to the coaching process. He combines this with a supportive and encouraging approach.

I’ve enjoyed working with Simon and would definitely recommend his coaching services.

– Melanie Coeshott, Career Coach and Mentor

Simon has been supporting a member of our staff for the last 3 months and has helped them to get back on track and feel in control again. Simon is compassionate and non-judgemental and can really help you if you are struggling

– Sarah, Maidenhead

Before I started working with Simon I was struggling to clear the fog in my head and see things clearly. Our coaching sessions have enabled me to offload what’s going on in my life, clear the fog and feel like I am in control again. There are many people in my life that “hear” what I have to say, there are very few the truly listen to what I have to say but Simon hears and discusses everything with you and therefore helps clear paths in the thinking process.

Seeing Simon is often the highlight of my week, I feel comfortable talking about anything and nothing is off the cards.

– Shaun Chittendon, Maidenhead

Book a call and get started today!

Our first chat is free, with no-obligation, so you can learn a bit more about me, what I do and how I can help. If we both feel working together would be beneficial, we can take it from there!