Helping a Recovering Perfectionist Our of His Self-Imposed Mental Prison

Change Makers Podcast

Welcome to Change Makers, the podcast brought to you by me with co-host Lisa Sharps.

What you’re about to hear is an unscripted, in-the-moment coaching session with a real person who feels stuck or unfulfilled in their life and wants to change, but they don’t know how.

In this episode, we hear from Tim, a high performer in his career but someone who really struggles with self-confidence. This inhibiting internal battle leads to Tim consciously – and subconsciously – holding himself back which he knows is reducing his opportunities to live life more fully.

As he shares in this episode, not only does he hold himself back in regard to his work, but his underlying perfectionism stops him in areas right across his life.

Tim feels like his self-confidence is ok in his comfort zone, but in those moments of stepping into something new he really struggles.

During this expert coaching session, I and Tim work through a process of getting Tim to deeply imagine what the future holds for him and I even manages to get him to recommit to an old hobby that might bring back ‘the old Tim’ that he seems to profoundly believe has been lost in recent years.

In this show, you will hear:

  • How self-confidence can affect all areas of life
  • How former hobbies can bring back happiness
  • Why perfectionism is a coverup for underlying emotions

To connect with me, and find out more about the range of award-winning leadership and life coaching available email me on: or to be coached live on the show email

In this show I talk to my guests in a one-to-one unscripted coaching session while my co-host Lisa Sharp, listens in, expertly pausing the conversation at key moments to quiz me on the coaching methods and techniques that she is using – all to help create a successful outcome for these goal-driven coachees who want more out of life.

If you have ever wondered what actually happens in a live coaching session with an experienced, qualified and accredited professional leadership and life coach, then this is the show for you.

This podcast will help you to dare to dream, destroy your demons and design a new life.


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**I am currently working both remotely and face-to-face in Central London. We can discuss which would be most suitable and relevant to you and/or your organisation needs.


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