I had nothing. Zero qualifications. Zero prospects.

Where we start in life can be very different from where we end up.

My childhood was far from luxury:

  • Threadbare carpets
  • Cold terraced house with ice on the inside of windows
  • Basic, cheap food – “scrap pie” a regular dish of any left food from prior meals
  • Clothes from jumble sales (NEVER new)
  • Limited toys, books, trips
  • No car
  • No telephone landline (before internet / mobile phones!)

This was my world. This was my reality.

I left school without a single qualification.

Prospects were for other people. University about as likely as owning the moon.

My new reality:

  • Lovely village home surrounded by farmland
  • Wood-burner cosy against the elements outside
  • Nice food to eat
  • Clothes usually new
  • Luxury holidays
  • Luxury car
  • Latest gadgets and tech

This is my world. A new reality.

I have a degree and 2 master’s degrees.

Prospects are for whoever wants them. University? – I attended FOUR!

Money doesn’t matter. If I had nothing again tomorrow, I know I can survive.

What does matter is the freedom to follow your dreams.

Do what you set your heart on.

Live Daring Dreams

I am not special. I am not here to brag. I have a simple message.

ANYONE can change their life; it is NEVER too late to chase your dreams.

Mapleleaf Vision was founded on these principles and exists to help others find their right path to live a life they’ll love.

Find out more about how to find your right path here.



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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)