Life and Career Coaching

Abi Unwin Life and Career Coach in Bristol, UK
Abi Unwin Life and Career Coach Bristol, UK

Hello, I am Abi, professional life coach and career coach in Bristol. I work both remotely anywhere in the UK and in person for locally based clients.

A certified member of the Association for Coaching with 20 years’ experience of coaching individuals, I am committed to delivering a professional, holistic service. If you are looking for a positive and solution focussed life coach to help you move forward, you have come to the right place.

I incorporate a variety of coaching models and coaching strategies within one-to-one sessions which are engaging, challenging and motivational.

Do you have a goal you’d like to work on?

You can choose to focus on any area of personal development or career progression in your coaching programme. Life coaching can happen in conjunction with career coaching.

During a free 30-minute mini session just tell me what you would like to achieve. We can discuss how choosing me as your life coach can empower you to get there. If you aren’t sure about your goal at the moment, but know that you wish to make a change, we can explore your options and look at how life coaching or career coaching (or a mixture of both!) could work for you.

Life Coaching in Bristol, Bath UK and Worldwide

If you are feeling that something isn’t right, that you are drifting or lacking focus and struggle to stay motivated, coaching can help you to reassess your situation and reconsider limiting beliefs. We can open up areas of growth and allow you to achieve your goals.  As your life coach in Bristol, I can help you in any area of personal development you wish to focus on. This can be during any phase of life where you may be dealing with a stressful situation or wish to make a change.

Using various coaching techniques and tools, I can tailor a one-on-one coaching programme which is both empowering and energising. Incorporating a variety of coaching models and coaching strategies within individual meetings, programmes are engaging, challenging and motivational. Personal coaching can have a transformational effect. And having a regular accountability check in is often a feature which clients find most beneficial for taking action towards goals.

Career Coaching in Bristol, Bath UK and Worldwide

Whether you are returning to work after a career break, seeking promotion, or wanting to gain a better work life balance, working with me can be transformative. You may be wishing to resign or move into a new phase such as starting your own business, managing a new team or taking on more responsibility.  Whatever your situation is right now, having a trusted external career coach to talk openly with and bounce ideas off can be invaluable.

Career transition can be a stressful time. It can impact on our wellbeing and other areas of life. Often career coaching will have some degree of overlap into personal coaching and wellness coaching as part of the process. I like to take a holistic approach which allows clients to grow not only in their professional lives, but in their personal lives too. Objectives will be part of an agreed, bespoke coaching action plan made up of several steps towards the overall target.

Motivational quote, "Life is too short to stay stuck in a rut."

What kind of clients do I work with?

My worldwide clientele includes coaches, start-ups, founders, directors, senior managers, teachers, solicitors, HR managers, creatives, and finance executives. Also, individuals who are seeking jobs in various sectors from ground level up to senior level.

I can work with both individuals and organisations to deliver executive coaching and workplace coaching, as well as on a personal basis. In house coaching training to staff members alongside mentoring services and leadership coaching are also areas I can support with.

Clients have benefitted from a range of coaching services including mentoring, consultancy, wellness coaching, relationship coaching and leadership coaching. I offer a unique blend of coaching methods and tools, often incorporating NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) techniques. Current work also includes coaching for a Bristol charity to empower women to live happier lives. My passion for helping people and empowering them to fulfil their full potential includes working with people from all backgrounds and of all abilities. We often uncover a wide range of competencies and strengths during coaching sessions.

How can I work with you?

Working with international and UK life coach and career coach clients is easily done using Zoom or phone calls at a mutually convenient time. Coaching online can be equally effective as in person. However, if you are looking for one to one coaching in Bristol, Bath and surrounding areas, we have the option of in person sessions too. I subscribe to the Association for Coaching and International Federation of Coaching global code of ethics. Global Code of Ethics – Association for Coaching I am also fully DBS checked which means I can safely work with you no matter what your background or challenges may be. My coaching programmes help people to make changes in the short and longer term to gain a more fulfilling and satisfying personal and professional life.

Testimonials….some kind words

“I reached out to Abi at a time when I felt lacking direction in my career and demotivated. I had been unhappy in my job for years and needed some professional insight and guidance. Abi was easy to talk to and instantly made me feel comfortable. I loved that Abi offered face-to-face sessions in the comfort of my own home. After just one session Abi had helped me identify my core strengths and values and advised how I could align my career and personal life more closely with them. By the end of our sessions, I had taken tangible actions to make my work more enjoyable and satisfying, and I felt a lot more in control. I particularly appreciated the way Abi helped me come to these realisations through discussion and exercises and did not simply tell me what to do. I cannot recommend Abi highly enough and will continue to work with her in the future if and when it is needed.”

Naomi Watkins, Hanham, Bristol

I am so happy to meet you, Abi. At the beginning, I didn’t know what to expect from coaching sessions as not had them before. But you are so warm and kind, so it was great to discuss about my thoughts with a professional. Now, I feel more confident about my ideas. 

S Vicdan, Horfield, Bristol

Abi was really helpful at a time when I was feeling totally lost about my future career direction. She was kind, thoughtful, positive, flexible and understanding of me and my situation. The coaching sessions have given me lots more clarity and have helped me to think differently about my return to work.

Liz Stephens Burt, Knowle, Bristol

“Every time I meet you, you are like a light that guides me in a new direction for the future. Thank you so much Abi. It’s been so nice to meet you.”

NJ, Horfield, Bristol

“I’m so grateful to Abi! Her career coaching and mentoring sessions have helped me enormously in my career transition. She  helped me find clarity when I really needed it. I always looked forward to our sessions together and she motivated me hugely. Through our sessions I’ve gained the confidence to make decisions about significant changes in my life. I would highly recommend Abi as a career coach or life coach, her coaching skills are exceptional!”

S Hepner, Founder of Hungry Little Bakers, Frenchay, Bristol

“Abi helped me to explore my career options and identify areas I was satisfied with, and areas and I wished to change. It was helpful to do this in a space where I felt comfortable and able to focus on me. Being really listened to is surprisingly powerful.”

V Doust, Hanham,Bristol

“Abi is a talented life coach and career coach who I have been privileged to work alongside. Friendly, kind, calm, compassionate are a few of the words I would use to describe her. As a colleague I learnt so much from her. For coaching, I’d look nowhere else. Whatever you want to achieve, Abi will help you get there. Her holistic approach and understanding of your needs will ensure that you grow from strength to strength. Abi will help you overcome hurdles that seem impossible and empower you to reach your goals. I’ve seen her do it time and time again, she’s exactly who you’d want to share your journey with. “

Lucy Woodman, Nailsea, North Somerset

“Abi has a way of making you feel at ease the moment you meet her. Coaching with Abi has been a really enjoyable and enlightening experience which has helped me to feel more confident about myself both in terms of my career and my personal relationships. Managing people can be stressful and having a personal business coach to talk openly and honestly with is so valuable. Abi has empowered me to change my mindset and improve self-awareness – focussing on the really small wins some days and bigger ones on others”

Rebecca Atkinson, Frances PR, London, UK

“Being a life coach myself, I very well know the benefit of coaching. Abi has been fantastic in challenging me to be realistic and she really helped me in questioning my thinking, to be open towards options I had not previously considered or actions I was convinced I would not choose for. By doing so I was much more motivated to act and also much more relaxed and really feeling good about my goals, plans and actions. Thanks Abi, I’m sure I will reach out to you again in the near future.”

Sara Mostmans, Bluewave Coaching, The Netherlands

“I had 5 coaching sessions with Abi in Bristol and Bath and would highly recommend her life coach and career coach services. She was supportive, helpful and encouraged me when I found myself lacking confidence and direction in my career. Thank you so much!”

Rosie, Bath UK

“I had three transformational coaching sessions with Abi in Bristol and managed to get a promotion, lose over a stone, change to a 4 day flexible working week, wrote the first three chapters of a novel and start singing lessons. This was from a point of feeling fairly indifferent to my daily routine. Now I look forward to my life again! Best Birthday present I’ve ever been bought. Abi is understanding, insightful and full of great motivating tips. Highly recommend.”

Louis MacGregor, Clifton, Bristol

“Professional and competent. Abigail is supporting me throughout my career journey. Such a bless to have found her! Extremely recommended for coaching services!”

Vittoria Manco, London, UK

“Abi helped me with life coaching when I was struggling with direction and focus, both personally and professionally. She immediately makes you feel at ease, is a fantastic listener, and provides a very holistic approach. Abi is an excellent observer and offers great suggestions and tips to help you build solutions. Her extensive experience shines through her coaching, she exudes warmth and kindness and a genuine passion to help. I’d highly recommend Abi for as a personal coach and career coach.”

Paul Rainer, London, UK

“My experience of being coached by Abi has been really positive. It has helped me reflect on my long term goals and  how to break them down into smaller, achievable steps and work towards them in a way that feels  realistic. It has also enabled me to think about my strengths and core values and how I can find ways to  make the most of my skills and experience to find work that is fulfilling.”

Emma K, Totterdown, Bristol

“I have had a really good experience with Abi so far, I would like to have more sessions with her, as they have helped me so far to reach one of my goals (getting a job).”

Leroy Hughes, Lawrence Weston, Bristol

“Abi really took the time to listen to me and my issues and gave me very practical and actionable tips to overcome these. I left our first session with a clearer mind and feeling more energised. She’s also very good for checking how you’re progressing between sessions, which helped me feeling more motivated.”

Cecile Pujol, St George, Bristol

“Abi helped me to identify my core values during a deep dive career coaching session and find some clarity about next steps in my career.”

Rags Pai, Bradley Stoke, South Glos
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Abi Unwin 07812 089095


46 Grange Avenue, Hanham, Bristol UK

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