"Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up - Thomas Edison

About Me

Hi, I’m Steve.  I’m the Senior Director of a large, highly successfully software and analytics company  Before that I spent over 10 years as a senior manager at Barclays and before that 10 years as a senior manager at another software and analytics company that specialised in using neural networks and artificial intelligence to make smart decisions based on pattern matching.  So even though I look about 21 years old, I’ve got over 25 years’ experience as a people manager at great companies.

Outside of my career I have the pleasure of coaching Guildford Saints football team who are an amazing group of teenagers who have become a really successful football team.  We’ve been together since they were 8 years old and they are currently the Surrey FA County Cup holders.  That is a huge achievement and something I am tremendously proud of.  I am married with three boys who are 15, 12 and 7.

So why do I coach?  I coach because I love it and I really, really enjoy helping other people.  I don’t need to coach for a living.  I have a great job that I love doing.  I also think the brain is an amazing piece of kit and I’m in awe of how it works.  Having managed, mentored and coached over 100 different of people I am always fascinated by the way people think and how people can get a bit stuck and set in a pattern of behaviour that can hold them back.  Your brain is a pattern matcher, and this leads to habitual behaviour that isn’t always helpful to you.  Sometimes you just need a bit of help to break away from those limiting patterns.  I provide that help.

So what’s my approach to coaching.  Firstly, I believe you have all the answers to your own problems.  All I do is help you find those answers.  I listen, I question, I probe, I challenge you, I reveal themes and point out patterns of thought.  It sounds really simple but it's a skill and I've become really good at it through years of study and practice.  I find the whole coaching experience highly rewarding and people really seem to like working with me.  Well that’s what they tell me anyhow.  

With many professional qualifications I'm highly trained so you can take comfort that you're in great hands.   I've studied Professional & Executive Coaching at the Henley Business School with world leading coach Professor Jonathan Passmore. I am a member of the Association of Coaching and the Human Givens Institute.  I am also a qualified hypnotherapist and guided imagery which I studied as a residential student at the University of Toronto, Canada with world leading hypnotist Mike Mandel.  

Feel free to call me or email me directly and let me see how I can help.  

Steve Maher

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"What you did to help me was incredible.  What did you just do?  It was like magic!"

Finance Director, Private Equity Finance Firm

"I really like working with you.  It's like you really understand me and just know how to unlock doors for me"

Senior Manager, FTSE 100 Company

"Live changing.  I learned so much about myself.  The scales fell away from my eyes..."

Graduate, Leading Software Company


Coaching Tailored For You

Need help to achieve your goals in life? I can help you through my range of 1-2-1 coaching sessions and will help give you the tools for success. In addition, I host workshops and seminars for people who are interested in developing their own coaching techniques

Executive Coaching

Let's face it, the higher up you go, the less feedback you get.   It can be a lonely place up there leading others.  So how do you get better?  I help you enhance your leadership or management performance through discussion, challenge and other methods.  I will help you grow your leadership skills and open up new ways of thinking.  You already have all the answers, I will help you discover them

Career Coaching

These sessions are very popular with many of my clients, as it is often the key to a happier, healthier life. Don't get stuck in the same old routine and patterns.  For many people the only thing holding them back is themselves.  My sessions will help you unlock your true potential and get that dream job. Call now to schedule a session

Life Coaching

This service is a favourite among many of my clients, as we spend time first being more aware of who you are, why you behave the way you do, what your strengths are and then growing from there.  My job is to give you the tools and techniques to achieve a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle. After several sessions, you will become well-versed at handling whatever life throws at you

Stress Management

Life is stressful and the resulting anxiety can have serious consequences.  It can impact your family and relationships, your performance at work and generally make you unhappy. My coaching sessions will help you respond more positively to stressful situations. You will become more aware of yourself, accept who you are and exert power over whatever comes your way


Wandering Traveler

"Twenty Years From Now You Will Be More Disappointed By The Things You Didn’t Do Than By The Ones You Did Do"

Mark Twain


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12 Orchard Road, Guildford, UK

+44 (0) 7966 150981

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