Helping people who do good do GREAT.
Impactful coaching for impactful people.
Because doing good
doesn’t always feel good.
You’re driven by making a difference, not by making a million, so a lot of the usual advice about work doesn’t apply. Your work is often closely aligned with your values, so it’s hard to stop working when you can’t stop caring.
When you’re driven by making an impact, it’s hard to switch off. Why “waste time” chilling out when you can send just one more email and maybe this will be the one that just might save the world?
You put your own hopes and dreams on hold because you’re too busy helping everyone else fulfil theirs. You love to help, so it’s hard to say no, which means you take on too much and end up feeling stressed, tired and overwhelmed.
Then there’s compassion fatigue, which often creeps in when you spend your days trying to do everything with nothing. It can feel like there’s not enough time, people or money and you often wonder if you’re enough?
You’re always firefighting, you can’t see the wood for the trees, and there are lots of trees – and they’re all on fire!
Truth is, you got into this job to change the world, but most days you’re too busy to change your socks!
I get it because I’ve been there.
I’m Steve Allman, a certified coach who’s been leading, developing and enabling charities for almost 30 years at every level from volunteer to CEO, Trustee and Chair.
These days, I support charity folk to cut through crap and maximise impact by overcoming your challenges and identifying practical solutions which leave you feeling confident in your role, positive about your work and ready to make an impact.
Impactful Coaching for Impactful People
Rediscover Your Purpose
Unlock Your Potential
Feel more Positive
I’ve worked in charities for nearly 30 years, at every level from volunteer to CEO, trustee and chair.
Clients say they can see this in my approach as my style is direct, practical and down-to-earth.
My tools and techniques are rooted in psychology and our understanding of how our brains work. I hold certificates in Coaching, Performance, Stress Management, Coaching Psychology and Solution Focussed Coaching.
Understanding how your brain links thoughts, behaviours and actions is key to overcoming your challenges and realising your goals.
It’s not as heavy as it sounds. Clients say our sessions were less formal and more fun than they were expecting but, as you can see below, we get serious results.
• Packages include a series of 1:1 coaching sessions via Zoom, typically scheduled over 3, 6 or 12 months.
• Unlimited email support between sessions.
• Progress call 3 months after completion.
• Flexibility to cancel/reschedule right up to 24 hours before your scheduled session time.
• No risk, cancel anytime and receive a full refund for any remaining sessions.
• Fully automated 24/7 online booking system.
Getting Started Is Easy
Book an Initial Coaching Session
Book an initial online coaching session now and receive an instant booking confirmation, Zoom link, calendar entry and email receipt.
BOOK A COACHING PACKAGE
Check out my 3, 6 and 12 month coaching packages and pay now, pay monthly or request an invoice for your organisation.
Prefer to chat first? No problem.
Book a Free Call
Book a free 25 minute call to talk about coaching can help you. This isn’t free coaching, just a chance to learn more and see if we’d like to work together.
I'm interested. What do I need to do next?
Book an initial session now and you’ll get an email with everything you need, including a receipt. You can also book a coaching package, request an invoice or, if you prefer to chat first, schedule a call to talk about your coaching goals.
What if I change my mind? Can I cancel?
You’re welcome to cancel your session and get a full refund up to 24 hours before the scheduled start time. Within 24 hours, I’m unable to provide a refund as it’s unlikely your cancelled session will be booked by another client. For coaching packages, you’re welcome to cancel the whole package at any time and I’ll refund all outstanding sessions outside of the 24 hour notice period.
How many sessions and how often?
I have clients who’ve got what they needed from a single session and others who I work with for up to 12 months. It really depends on your coaching goals and challenges.
Single sessions are great for a one-off confidence boost or working through a specific problem. Longer term packages provide space for regular support, reflection and action; great if you’re in a challenging role, lack support or feel isolated.
The most common pattern is a one-hour session every fortnight for 6 months, followed by 6x monthly sessions.
Who pays? Me or my organisation?
It’s most common for your employer to pay for coaching as part of your ongoing support and development. Some clients feel guilty or unsure about asking for support, but you only have to read my recommendations to see the results benefit the whole charity, not just the client.
If your employer is unable to support coaching, you’re welcome to self-fund. You can book a session or a package online via card payment or PayPal, or choose to pay monthly and cancel any time (please note this option is only open to self-funders).
Do you coach people who don't work in charities?
I focus on coaching people who make a positive impact through their work and the majority of my clients work in charities, including social enterprises and CICs. I’ve also coached people who work with charities, including funders, commissioners and consultants.
What are your coaching credentials?
Clients say they benefit most from my real life experience leading and developing charities for +25 years. However, if you’re looking for a certified coach, I’m that too! I completed my training with the Centre for Coaching in London and hold British Psychological Society approved certficates in Coaching, Stress Management, Performance Management, Coaching Psychology and Solution Focussed Coaching. I’m also a member of the Association for Coaching and abide by their ethical code.