Fear the bully.

When we think of bullying, we think of children at school. We don’t think of adults at work.

The sad fact is that there are forms of bullying in the workplace. We are not meant to say that because bullying is bad. Instead we say ‘toxic environment’ or ‘gas-lighting’ or ‘quiet firing / quiet quitting’.

It is bullying.

There, I have said it. The one word that ‘cannot possibly be’ in our schools and workplaces.

Tell that to someone who is experiencing it. Tell it to their families who see loved ones a shadow of their former self. Tell the colleague who is shaking in the toilet cubicle praying that another day at work can come to an end, so they can return to the safety of home.

Bullying is not just an individual, it can be at organisational level. The bigger the bully, the harder it is to stand your ground. You will feel isolated, powerless and small by comparison.

But here’s the twist. We all know that bullies are cowards. By fearing the bully, you give them power. It is not the bully but fear itself.

Fear the bully? No. It is FEAR, the bully.

Fear manifests itself in many ways, but ultimately it attacks our thoughts, confidence and self-belief. Whilst fear cripples our mindset, we cannot get out of the corner we feel backed into.

Overcome fear, the bully has no power.

YOU are empowered in your thoughts, confidence and self-belief.

And then you can do ANYTHING.

I am Will, founder of Mapleleaf Vision. After 20+ years in education, I help people who are lost or stuck at a crossroads find their right path so they have the courage to live a life they’ll love.

Coaching is the power of the comma that makes all the difference. Fear the bully or fear, the bully. It is your decision which version to empower.

Find your right path.

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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)