Firenapse: “a brain on fire with ideas and possibilities; illuminated by true purpose”

Welcome

Words are the keys to the human mind. They unlock our dreams, our passions, our ambitions.

Articulating our passion, defining our motivations. Deep personal exploration puts us closer in touch with what us who we are. 

My gift is to put a person back in touch with their words, thoughts and feelings, untangle them and help weave them into the next chapter of their life.

Like the space between musical notes, words only resonate deeply in the presence of silence. And thought resides in the space between words. 

If you are looking to make a change, you’ve come to the right place. I specialise in creating an energised environment where creative thought flows freely. 

Find out what really matters and then go do it. For you’re never given a dream without also being given the power to make it reality.

Who Do I Work With

I frequently find myself working with clients from creative backgrounds; supporting founders and solopreneurs to build their businesses; and accompanying those on paths of self-development who are looking to deepen understanding of themselves. 

You want to change your career or address situations that have arisen in your current employment? 

You want to create better boundaries between the different aspects of your life? 

Are you hearing the call for change and want to explore where it could take you?

Do you want to increase your income or improve your relationship with money? 

Have you noticed a pattern of dissatisfaction in your life? Are you searching for a better way forward? 

Creators
Do you have a big dream or new creative idea for the future?
Performers
You want to talk through the pressure of always being on top form?
Entrepreneurs & Founders
Are you looking to start a business, side hustle or personal brand?

Or perhaps, you've already started and want to talk development through with someone impartial?
Do you feel adrift from your sense of purpose?

How can you drive new focus into your life?
Have you always imagined something more? Who do you need to be in order to step into that vision?
How can I create better boundaries between the different aspects of my life?
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Hi, I'm Sam

I’ve served as a music tutor and performer for the last 15 years. I’ve helped hundreds of students to achieve their musical dreams, join bands, pass grade exams, and bring music into their lives. 

Now I bring the power of music to my coaching. I help curious individuals tap into their own internal musical power and utilise it to build unstoppable confidence and paint a vibrant and exciting new future. Music is far more than notes and instruments, music is a state of mind. Adopt that state of mind, and you will discover music is everywhere. 

I often find clients come to me when they want to tackle big dreams and challenges in their lives. My speciality is to reflect ambitious plans clearly, help identify inconsistencies and hold a tempo where new ideas and connections surface naturally. 

My fundamental belief is that coaching has the power to turn dreams into reality. 

Foundations Of My Approach

#1 Resilience
It is highly unlikely that we will succeed first time. Nothing worth doing comes without some kind of fight. Getting back on the horse is the first requirement of success.

Cultivate Self-Belief
#2 Adaptability
There needs to be flexibility for new innovation and an ability to pivot in response to change.

Change is inevitable part of life. Keeping pace with change is crucial to maintain life satisfaction.
#3 Sustainability
Building a business or working on a long-term project can be overwhelming. It needs structure, but within that structure.
#4 Financial Stability
Our relationship with money is very often unarticulated. This can lead to anxiety in over- or under-spending. We can struggle with debt. We can chronically undervalue ourselves. Step into your true earning potential.
#5 Self-Awareness
Self awareness and emotional dexterity are two hallmarks of great leadership. Such qualities are always in demand.
#6 Connection
The future is inter-connected. Developing one's ability to communicate in different situations creates opportunity.
#7 Meaning & Purpose
Where are you coming from? Where are you going?
#8 Equilibrium
When do we rebalance ourselves in an always-on society?
#9 Inspiration
New ideas, self-belief. If you can dream it, you can turn it into reality.
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It's All About Resilience

Resilience. In my previous career I was a professional musician and music teacher. This was not an easy life. It was uncertain, it lacked security, it had demanding hours and it required a high level of competence and mastery in order to succeed. The number one trait performers need is resilience. To consistently build skill over a long timeline and to keep getting up on stage, even on the days when we don’t feel like it. 

I see resilience as essential to achieve any kind of meaningful success. No one is going to give us what we want in life. We will have to work for it. And the hardest work can be uncovering what is actually important to us and then showing up consistently to make it reality. 

For most of my life I did that work on my own, with minimal support, and at times it almost cost me my life. Big things are easier and more fun to achieve when you have dedicated support. We are stronger together. 

What Is The Music Mindset?

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Whatever stage you’re at with your thinking, reach out and let’s start chatting about where you’re heading next. All our communications are free, confidential and carry no-obligation.

"As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three. How long? And what do I do with the time I've got left?"
David Bowie

Coaching Partnerships

I offer bespoke coaching partnerships that can last from a simple 6 session engagement to a comprehensive 12 month transformation package. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

New Ideas

We are often too busy living our lives to wonder how they could be different or more in-tune with our purpose. Coaching provides a space to explore what the future could be like.

Peace of Mind

Recurring thoughts are your subconscious mind trying to communicate with you. Coaching can provide a space to bring these subconscious motives to light and explore where they could take you.

Progress

There might be some area of your personal or professional life that isn’t quite how you would like it. Coaching can assist in building new habits, branching out as an entrepreneur, changing jobs or career, and any other big changes in your life.

Accountability

Talking through things is one thing, taking action is another. Coaching gives you the clear plan and the accountability to smash through your goals and create the future you’ve always dreamed of.

I work with clients for varying periods of time dependent on their needs. To see results, I suggest weekly or fortnightly sessions over a minimum period of 3 months.

As a coach I provide support through strong, unconditional service to your needs and a pool of creative questions and techniques to help you step outside yourself and examine your life as an observer.

My approach balances science and intuition in equal measure and I bring flexibility and compassion to sessions with my clients.

In return, I expect commitment and action on your part. We can search through the maze and find the door together, but it is up to you to walk through it.

Coaching in its purest form provides a space (also known as a container) to think in an uninhibited way and explore new ways of being. A good coach actively creates this space through the things they are both doing and not doing.

A good coach, listens completely, doesn’t interrupt, helps you discover inconsistencies and brings a tailored selection of techniques that bring clarity and separation to thoughts. In turn, this separation allows the client to focus on one thing at a time.

Overwhelm can be caused by many different things becoming tangled and threaded together sub-optimally in the mind. When this threading is untangled, inconsistencies addressed and new information processed, the mind is no longer hindered. A weight is lifted. Circular thoughts are removed and turned into action. Life resumes.

If you feel hampered and hindered, like something is holding you back, it could be a simple case of inconsistent firing. When an engine fires inconsistently, a car cannot operate at its peak performance. A ‘mind mechanic’ can help you repair your engines and get you back in the driving seat.

It can be hard to imagine what you will receive from coaching, mainly because its beauty lies in bringing things into awareness that currently lie outside of your perception. If that sounds too out there, then coaching may not be for you. If you are curious, the best way to understand what it can do for you is to experience it yourself. 

I offer a free 45-minute discovery session to anyone interested in experiencing coaching.  

My approach as a coach is to create an environment of confidentiality where you can trust that any conversation we have will only ever be between us. 

I bring a calm presence that I have actively cultivated through introspection, yoga and meditation. 

I have 15 years experience sharing knowledge with adults and children in 1-2-1 and group scenarios as a music teacher. 

I adhere to the highest standards of coaching as set out by the ICF (International Coaching Federation) and the AC (Association of Coaching). I am currently studying for my ICF-accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching with the Animas Centre for Coaching. 

If you would like to know more, please send me a message via the contact form. Or if you are ready to book a free, no-obligation Illumination Session, please click here to see my availability. 

I believe that trust and mutual respect are central to a successful coaching relationship. 

My mission is to create a space that is open, safe and confidential for my clients. You are important, you matter and I am here to listen to you unconditionally and without judgement. 

But I am also here to challenge you. I will reflect back what I hear and let you decide whether your thoughts stand up to scrutiny. 

As a client, you will find that the more willing you are to explore your thoughts and feelings, the more readily change will start to flourish. 

The benefits of coaching rely on a certain level of receptivity and action from the client. The more open you are to explore different connections and the more willing you are to be introspective, the faster you will see results. 

Coaching is inherently non-directive. A coach does not give advice. To do so would be to limit a client’s options and prevent them from discovering their own best solution. 

This is the difference between coaching and mentoring. Mentors do give advice, guiding others to follow in their footsteps and supporting their own unique journey. A coach can also provide mentoring in areas where they have expertise. 

A consultant gives advice and helps to facilitate solutions. Again, a coach can also offer consulting services in conjunction with their coaching. 

Despite these crossovers, a coach offering such services should be well-versed in wearing different hats to serve the client appropriately. Coaching requires a completely different skillset to consulting and mentoring. A coach helps the client find their own best solution. A consultant or mentor gives the client their best solution. 

Coaching is designed to take people from functional to exceptional. It explores where you are now and where you want to be in the future. It focusses on solutions and goals. It can be termed as a proactive approach. 

Therapy and counselling deal primarily with dysfunction and deep-seated traits and issues. Although coaching can work in tandem with counselling, it is not a substitute for professional therapy treatment and isn’t designed to be treated as such. 

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