Tom Goldstein

Professional, Life and Outdoors Coach

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  • MSc (Masters of Science) Psychology

  • PG Diploma in Behaviour change and wellbeing

  • Certified Life Coach (CTI - CPCC, ICF - PCC)

  • Enneagram and DISC personality assessments accreditation

  • Certificate in NLP & Positive Psychology

  • Working with trauma / Mental Health First Aid

  • Level 3: Eco-Psychology Practitioner

  • Certified mindfulness teacher and facilitator (CMT-P)

  • Sound Therapy Practitioner (BAST)

  • Embodiment and  somatic informed coaching

  • Certificate in Team Coaching

  • Internal Family Systems / Parts work

  • Systemic / Constellations Coaching

  • International Mountain Leader (Stagiere) / Nature Guide

  • 1200 hours coaching experience / 700+ hours training

I am a certified life coach (CPCC), mindfulness facilitator, sound therapist, and mountain leader. I have a master’s degree in psychology, and a PGDip in systemic behaviour change and well-being. In 2015 I was trained and certified by the Coach Training Institute (CTI), one of the most established and well-respected coach training schools in the world. I work with people who are motivated to find new ways of operating in the world, who are seeking support, and are willing to see every moment as a chance to develop. My coaching includes leadership development, career growth, mental wellbeing, personal development, team growth and life transition.

Before training as a coach, I spent 15 years in another career in telecoms. I started off as a hardware engineer, moving to software and then customer support and technical pre-sales - in the UK, Europe, Americas, India, and APAC. I worked for small start-ups and large multi-nationals. I was involved in building and leading global teams for more than 5 years, consulting with customers to find their ideal solutions, internal and external training. During this time I also worked closely with sales, marketing, product management, development and executive leadership teams.

In July 2015 I left my career in telecoms with the deep felt desire to get to know who I really am. I felt this was a big piece of work that I couldn't do in the confines of that career. In a way I am still very much on that journey. My life has taken many twists and turns over the years, but I've always sought to understand myself and the world around me more deeply. I've often looked for adventure and learning in whatever form it has been available, including sports and adventures in the mountains, forests, and in the water.

I am passionate about learning in many different form, which has served me well. I now have more than 1200 hours coaching experience and 700 hours training, including: coaching, NLP, systemic coaching, communication skills, leadership development, trauma, wellbeing, positive psychology, team coaching, Internal Family Systems, sound therapy, mindfulness and nature connection. This allows me to blend different techniques and tools to best suit your needs.

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I have had my fair share of success throughout my life, but I have also faced my own struggles and difficult times. Like many others, I have experienced anxiety, insecurity and a lack of self belief. My friends, family and community are very important to me, they help me to stay grounded and to enjoy life. My own teachers, coaches and therapist have supported me on my journey, and I am continually grateful to them for this. Time in nature, my sports and my meditation have brought me peace and happiness in my career and my broader life.

 

As well as ongoing professional development, I regularly take part in silent meditation retreats, often based in pristine nature. I have a decade of experience with my own meditation practice and deep nature connection.

My Philosophy

My purpose is to tirelessly connect people (including myself) to their deepest level of awareness and personal choice. This involves a self-honesty that continuously seeks to find the deepest truth that is available to ourselves. It is about connecting to what’s real for each of us rather than relying on the narratives that have been conditioned into us. I coach to wake people up to their potential, their authenticity, their happiness and their success.

My approach to life and coaching brings an appreciation for the complexity and paradoxes inherent in being human and being part of the wider world. We are shaped by the world around us and we shape the world around us. We are a mix of many different competing needs, thoughts, beliefs and feelings. It is essential that we understand the complexities of our inner and outer systems in order to heal, develop and bring sustainable success, not just for ourselves, but for everyone and everything.

I believe in a world where we all take the time to explore and reflect on what is deeply important to us. I also believe that reflection isn't enough, to support a world that supports everyone takes motivation and committed action. If we are going to be stewards for our planet and everything that lives within it, we will need to accept the challenging stuff, and take responsibility to live by our values, for the good of ourselves and for the good of everyone.

It is important for me that I have walked the path, and continue to walk the path before I coach others to do the same. For me this means a lot of personal development, therapy, coaching and training over the past 10 years. I continually draw on this experience in my life and my coaching.

Figuring out who we really are and what we really want is the first step. Next we can recognise what is holding us back and be empowered to make the changes we desire.

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I believe it is important to focus on both the being and the doing in coaching. This greatly improves our ability to connect with our deeper insight, awareness, beliefs and motivations in a much more powerful way.

I help my clients develop their awareness, resilience and to be more at choice in their lives. I aim to take a developmental and systemic approach to coaching, which allows my clients move beyond simply achieving goals and into powerful and transformational change.

As an experienced coach, it is part of my role to support all my clients to handle whatever comes up on the journey.

 

Becoming the best version of yourself, and living the life you want, requires a willingness to face the challenges and work with courage.

 

In my experience, the journey of coaching is well worth the effort.