Graham Kean, MA (Psych), MMC (IAC)
During the progression of my career I found it necessary, and important, to ground my work as a trainer and coach in a psychological and theoretical framework and, therefore, chose an MA programme in Psychosynthesis Psychology which complements, supports and enhances my work as a therapeutic coach.
It took me over seven years to complete the part time programme and go on to graduate in 2003. It was a journey of highs and lows, it was a journey of the soul. It was both personally and spiritually enriching. I developed a deep empathic connection with my fellow human beings as I travelled on this humanistic and transpersonal adventure.
My career background
My first career was in Catering Management, Sales and Marketing, and finally Corporate Catering. That all came to an end when the company I was working for, in London, went under and I was made redundant. It was a dark period of my life, I was 32, and I was met by many challenges and many changes that led me into my ‘dark night of the soul’. It was a time that would either make or break me, I picked myself up and made a commitment to move forward and reinvent myself and so began a new phase of my life. It was a journey that led me into my training in Applied Psychosynthesis, Coaching Training and Thought Field Therapy training. I was also in therapy myself, over a period of 8 years, with 3 therapists, all as part of my commitment to my personal and spiritual development. I believe that, as a coach, you have to have to explore your own darkness, and come out the other side, before you can take another into their shadows. As Malcolm X said:
“Only those who have experienced a revolution within themselves can reach out effectively to help others”.
When I moved into the field of personal development, I worked for an organisation currently known as “Grit”, where I focused on the operational management, including client management and sales development. Alongside my therapy training, I was then trained and moved my way up to become a senior trainer/coach as a major aspect of my role. In 2007, I went self-employed; creating “Life Mastery Personal Development Consultancy”.
Over the years, I have developed and delivered training workshops on Confidence, Stress Management, Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Coaching Skills & Accountability to Management/Staff Teams, including professionals from a very wide spectrum of the corporate world, such as executives, entrepreneurs, marketing managers, bankers, IT consultants, etc., totalling over 3,000 participants. As part of my career highlight, I was featured on national television in the UK, when I was the trainer and coach for the Halle Harmony Orchestra, Manchester, UK. In recognition, my work was made into the ‘Orchestra United’ television series aired on Channel 4 UK, in summer 2010.
In 2019, I founded Life Mastery Coaching Singapore LLP, providing coaching and corporate training services. I currently run a successful coaching practice with clients all over the world, many of whom are based in Singapore working for high-profile international blue chip organisations.
- MA in Applied Psychosynthesis Psychology (Middlesex University, UK – 2003)
- Diploma in Applied Psychosynthesis (Institute of Psychosynthesis, UK – 2003)
- Certified Counsellor (University of Hertfordshire, UK – 1997)
- Certified Thought Field Therapist (Callahan Techniques Ltd & Thought Field Therapy Training Centre, US – 2007)
- Practitioner qualification in Lumina Spark & Lumina Leader / 360 Psychometric Profiling, Training & Coaching (2013/14)
- Master Masteries Coach (MMC) Professional Designation with the International Association of Coaching (IAC – Aug 2015)
- The Association of Psychospiritual Practitioners (APP)
- The Association for Thought Field Therapy (ATFT)
- The British Thought Field Therapy Association (BTFTA)
- The International Association of Coaching (IAC)
Awards and recognition
Please have a look at my video below, it will help you to understand the coaching I offer and help you to begin to get to know me: