How stepping back to view a problem can change your perception.

The problem with problems is that they seem so big when you’re facing them. It is hard to see how you can ever scale the obstacle. The goal you want feels impossible to reach. All you can see is a wall.

Over the past couple of months, I have heard from hundreds of ordinary professionals with a big fat wall in their path. What they have in common is they want to change their career path but cannot see how to go about it.

Firstly, how do you completely change your career direction and get a job in another field when all your experience is based on the path you no longer want to take?

What about the salary? If you have been in your current career for any length of time, you will have climbed the pay scale (and now got the bills to match!). The fear of losing income or “starting from the bottom” is enough to root many potential career-changers to the spot.

And then there’s the inner voices of doubt to contend with… it all seems too big a mountain to climb. It’s easy to see why many professionals feel it is impossible and just do nothing.

Let’s imagine for a moment that you could stand back and get a different perspective.

What would difference to your life would it make to find a new career you love?

What would it be worth to you to realise that with the right support, you could just do it – nothing is impossible?

Do you want to step back and get a different perspective?

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Changing perceptions

Why should you work with a career coach?

In the last 3 years, the hiring rates of people using professional coaching services has risen by 51%.  Currently, around 70.5% of career coaches are women; 29.5% are male coaches.

62% of people report a marked impact on career opportunities after undergoing career coaching. Almost 80% of people saw a lift in self-esteem and confidence.

Okay, so the figures look good. But that doesn’t explain why YOU should work with a career coach or specifically how investing in coaching will help you.

Here are some of the tangible benefits for YOU.

  • Gaining a different perspective on a problem you face.
  • Overcoming the internal barriers that prevent you from making positive change.
  • Unlocking the “limiting beliefs” that hold you back from achieving your potential.
  • Discovering your real drivers so you know the types of work that motivates you.
  • Understanding your passions so you know the careers that offer you the best “fit”.
  • Being confident in the decision-making process when you make career choices.
  • Having a clear structure with a tried and tested programme that gets real results.
  • Not walking the path alone, you have someone on your team to support you.
  • We unlock your strengths, build your toolkit of skills and prepare your mindset for success.
  • You are guided through the practical research and technical side of job searching.
  • You discover new opportunities that were previously unavailable to you.
  • Finally you know your new path to a career that will make you happy and fulfilled.
  • The journey to reach your goal is broken down into manageable smaller steps.
  • Your old job is left behind and you change careers into a job that’s right for you.
  • You are happy. You can live a life you’ll love.

Yes, it is easy to look at a problem like changing to a new career and wonder how such a big goal will ever be achieved. Looking at the whole goal up close can seem impossible. But every mountain is scalable.

Just do 3 things:

  1. Step back and plan your route – you need to be prepared; you need the right perspective.
  2. Break the journey into manageable stages – no one reaches the summit without taking it step by step.
  3. Have enough desire to do it – this gives you the belief you can.

And if you don’t want to do the journey on your own, enlist a trusting guide… my crampons are ready.

Contact me so we can plan your route through 4 simple stages to reach your career goal.



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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)