When to turn off the life support system.

It is not something anyone wants to face. It is not a life choice.

But sometimes life throws these decisions our way. There is no option.

As a parent, I have faced having my new-born son on life support.

We were told explicitly that we needed to be prepared as our child would probably die.

He didn’t.

Noah (aged 4) is a fighter.

I love that about him.

But experiences shape us.

Being thrown into a world of a babies’ ICU ward is full of noise and alarm.

We adapt.

We adjust to new realities.

The noise of life support machines became a comfort.

Even the alarms being triggered ceased to cause panic.

We knew which alarms were okay.

We also knew when to clear the decks when Noah’s breathing tube blocked, and he stopped breathing. He died briefly. He came back.

It was obvious in this situation. Do NOT turn off the life support system.

But what happens when your situation is gradual?

A slowly boiled lobster gets used to the heat until it is too late.

This is often the case for people in careers that are so ill-fitting it makes them ill.

You are used to feeling stressed and miserable.

You are used to the dread of going to work.

You can no longer hear the alarms.

Has your life already stopped?

Not literally (yet).

But ceasing to LIVE because of work?

To save LIVING a good quality of life, sometimes you need to know when to turn off the life support system.

If your career is no longer supporting your LIFE, turn it off – get another job!

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I am more than qualified to support you reclaim your life, so you can live a life you’ll love.



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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)