Business, executive, & life coach; UK based | Phil Drinkwater

Business & Life Coach

for international businesses & executives

Available online throughout London, the UK and internationally.

I coach business owners and executives to move on from the challenges you're facing, so you can be successful in your business and life.

I’m one of the UK’s leading transformational coaches working with business owners and executives in moving past the challenges you’re currently facing.

Let’s work together to get you out of this feeling of being unclear, stressed or stuck and point you back in the direction of success.

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If you were to design the perfect day, with no limits, what would it look like? How about the perfect week? And year? What is holding you back from these?

What Business Coaching isn't...

Coaching for business owners isn't just for large corporations

60% of the business owners I work with are small businesses who employ only a few people, and 20% of them are new startups and entrepreneurs. Only 20% are larger businesses, where often I’ll work with executives & senior leaders.

Business coaching isn't stuffy

This is a real and genuine conversation between two humans who have one goal; helping you to succeed. (And we'll laugh too!)

Business coaching isn't pushy

Accountability coaching allows us to understand the reasons you're not achieving some tasks. However, I won't be angry if you don't complete what you decide to, but I will be interested in "why" since it can lead to profound new knowledge for you.

Be honest, are you feeling like this?

You keep seeing similar issues in your work time and again

There are cycles that you see repeated, and you're not sure how you keep looping round again and again.

You've lots of "should's" and "need'tos" but you're not sure they're helping

Your task list is growing, but you don't seem to get anything really useful done.

You know there an issue, and you’ve tried your best to fix it

You're feeling down about not being able to solve this challenge.

You’re stressed and anxious about your future

You don't know where this is going to end and you're getting worried.

You’ve been listening to podcasts and YouTube videos to see if they know the solution

These gurus seem to know what's right for them, but it doesn't work for you.

You've life plans that depend on the success of your career or business

Less capable people achieve the success you want, so what's the problem exactly? Why are you not achieving what you desire?

Business coaching or executive coaching is something you've heard about, and you'd like to know more

You're really hopeful that I can provide you with a solution. If you book your free discovery session, we'll find out!

What they say..

“I’m doing really well. Probably the best I’ve been. I have to thank you for the tools you’ve given me to deal with issues.”


Case studies:

People pleasing

A client was struggling with spending too much time and energy on the wrong customers

In our first sessions, it was clear he was a people pleaser, and when I highlighted it he agreed, with some relief.

He didn't say "no" to anyone

Poor boundaries meant that the wrong customers would ask for more and more changes and time, and he was frustrated that he allowed himself to be like that.

We worked on tools to help him determine the right level of "looking after himself vs others"

He started to rewrite content using a tone which met his needs more.

We worked on his confidence

He took small steps towards building clearer boundaries without weakening his stance. This had a huge effect on his business growth and reduced his stress and pressure.


A client was finding he wasn't being consistent with work on his business

We explored his life and business together.

Suddenly, he exposed a new business he was clearly more passionate about

When we looked at how he felt toward both, with the first felt unexcited and pressured. With the second, he felt excited.

His lack of motivation was due to him needing excitement, as a person

This knowledge allowed him to discover what was really important in his life - passion!

ADHD entrepreneur

A client had been procrastinating for two years about starting her business

She had huge lists, and had made no steps towards tacking them.

In our sessions, it became clear she had ADHD traits, so we reduced the overwhelm

We took a Minimum Viable Product approach, where is where we release the minimum necessary, focusing particularly on tasks she already could do.

Quickly, she was taking action

Within a few sessions she was tackling more and more complicated and emotionally challenging situations.

What's happening?

Often, business owners and executives blame their challenges on a lack of skills or knowledge

The skills you have are enough. Less skillful people than you succeed.

Instead, the patterns of your life are holding you back

You are using the same solutions time and time again, leading to cycles of unsuccessful attempts to move forward.

Let's be clear: You have the intelligence and ability needed to grow or expand your business, or continue with a successful executive career.

If you're willing to break out of life and career patterns, you can succeed.

What they say..

“The difference from my first session to now is life changing for me. The growth is so wonderful”.


How does business coaching with me help?

I’m an expert at finding your patterns using your actions and language

You won't know these are happening at the moment, and that's OK. We can discover them together.

Awareness will become more regular and automatic

You'll spot your patterns earlier in the process. "Oh, I was about to people please again.. I'll go down another path".

Through coaching, you'll also find new paths

Rather than using the same unsuccessful paths, you'll learn how to experiment and find more effective ways forward, and discover the confidence to do so.

Who am I?​

I'm Phil Drinkwater, a leading transformational business and life coach who supports business owners and executives in discovering how to maximise their potential

I'm a Certified Coach with a totally unique approach that will help you understand your patterns, and why they lead to the challenges you're facing in business.

I'll support you in your journey as you move on.

I’ve run my own successful online non-coaching business with up to 20 employees for 22 years

My own challenges helped me gain a great deal of knowledge about how they affect my own business.

I'm also psychology trained

I'm aware that our needs, thoughts and emotions determine whether we succeed or fail, and how we can change these to produce a more success-oriented mindset.

In our coaching sessions we will...

.. discover what you really want, like growing Marketing Agency Owner Bea ..

..and discover how to get there, like Entrepreneur Sara.

How will we begin coaching?

What will happen in our Free Discovery Session?

We'll get to know each other, and gain an understanding of what's happening for you, and how people pleasing is happening and impacting you.

If you're nervous, I'm incredibly kind

We'll go at your speed. I'm a very understanding person, so after a short time you'll feel more confident. But if you want a gentler start, we can do that too.

All coaching is done online to keep costs accessible to all

Since lockdown, people are more used to working remotely in different ways. I can coach you from afar just as well as in person.

What they say..

“Before business coaching, I didn’t believe I could have what I really wanted, and I settled for second, third and fourth best. Now I’m moving forward with what I really want.”


How will we continue?

Pricing for one to one coaching services, and discounted packages

Single sessions for business owners and entrepreneurs are £189 - with a 15% discount in your first year of business. Single sessions for executives are £300. Discounted packages are available.

In coaching we'll discuss challenges, resistance and how to design an amazing life and business

We can talk about anything that's useful to you, but we'll focus on what's challenging and why you're resistant to certain paths. We'll also determine how you work best, and how all of this fits into the life you truly want.

We'll meet every 2 to 3 weeks, usually

I suggest we meet every 2 to 3 weeks, depending on schedules. This allows you to take actions so we can evaluate the effectiveness for you.

Book a Free Discovery Session

to discuss your business challenges

Available online throughout the UK and internationally

What's a Discovery Session?

Uncertain? Resisting?

Let's do a little bit of coaching to help you make a decision.

What date & time suit you?

If you're nervous about coaching, let's chat on email a bit first, before booking a discovery call.

Not everyone is comfortable with the idea of coaching, and, if that's you, maybe you'd like to know a bit more about the process before booking an online call.
That's OK!
Let's chat a bit on email before taking the next step. And, honestly, you'll be fine since I'm incredibly kind.
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