I have a strange reading list… so it stands to reason, I have acquired unusual knowledge.

Here is how a tour of my home library gives me a unique perspective as a professional leadership, life and career coach.

I love a good ‘survival against the odds’ book – bear attacks, avalanches, lost in the wilderness, coming unstuck on a mountain – I’m currently reading “127 hours” by Aron Ralston and one of my all-time favourites is the account of Tony Kurt on the Eiger. There is something that draws me about the strength of the human spirit and the mindset of those who achieve unlimited quests in life.

Old and Middle English texts (my University specialism): I know that you have to persist to really understand something and that our own histories matter – it influences our today.

Early Novels: the stories we tell ourselves from the outset shape the decisions and beliefs we have later on in life – good or bad stories, they are more influential than you think!

17th and 18th century classics: there are gems in life worth holding onto – by identifying what our personal gems are, we can prioritise the right things in life.

Research and academic texts: you can never have too much knowledge – building skills and knowledge helps us progress and evolve so we can partake in new opportunities.

Sports and psychology section: the mindset and ability to achieve at the top level have always been areas of interest and inspiration, we can do anything with the right conditions.

Fantasy and Science Fiction: have a dream and think of the future!

Canadian literature: keep grounded and true to yourself and your roots.

Travel and foreign language: there is a world of opportunity out there and so many things to explore… the wider the perspective, the greater the enrichment.

Humour: enjoy life – every aspect, if you are not having fun and doing things that make you happy, then you need to change your life.

Children’s texts: living through the eyes of a children keeps you in touch with the awe and wonder of life; children are not bogged down by limitations that cripple adults’ potential.

Poetry: the creative licence to be yourself and have your own voice… I don’t consider that I work in a saturated industry of coaching. I don’t. There is only one of me – my business is the only coaching business that offers my expertise, personality, experience, and voice.

Modern literature: here and now… if we don’t take care of the current situations, we cannot take control of our futures.

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I first worked with Will whilst I was a junior member of a teaching team. I worked closely with him for around three years and he became a true mentor to me. During this time Will helped encourage me to discover my own leadership style and he mapped out what it takes to be successful. I highly recommend Will for life and career coaching.

Will is a professional, natural leader who manages to make you feel at ease. He manages to be both emphatic and encouraging, whilst also managing to challenge you to find your own answers. Will’s approach is totally non-judgmental and the sessions are really focused on you and on what you want to achieve. Working with Will has allowed me to address challenges I was facing and he brought a wealth of resources and practical tools to help me set goals, clarify my values, and explore avenues right away. Even though I left teaching 5 years ago, I still seek out Will for his help and guidance and I appreciate his versatility as a thought partner, ally, and coach. Our sessions are always productive and efficiently run, which is perfect for someone who is juggling many priorities! Will brings great communication, professionalism and quality to his work and I highly recommend him as a life/business coach.
- Jamie T (Leadership Coaching)

Highly recommended

I am so glad I found Mapleleaf Vision! Will has been super supportive and understood exactly what I needed to help me to redirect my focus. I now have fresh enthusiasm for what lies ahead.
- Greg M (Life Coaching)


Will at Mapleleaf vision fitted me in for a last minute decision-making session that I needed to make ASAP re. a job offer / career change. He was friendly, professional, and really knew his stuff! He unpicked things that I could never have done on my own. I’m so grateful to him & will be highly recommending him to everyone! Where there is a ‘Will’, there’s a way! Thank you, Will. You truly have a gift.
- Cat K (Career Coaching)