Coaching & Mentoring

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1-to-1 Coaching
1-to-1 Coaching

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Hello and welcome to Origin8 Coaching & Mentoring. My name is Tom Clark and I'm a Professional Development Coach, Life Coach and Mentor. I'm married with 2 children, aged 10 and 6. We live in a village called East Preston, on the south coast of England. 


I have over 20 years experience working within automotive and aerospace engineering consultancies and corporations. My previous position was as Engineering Manager to a team of 35 fantastic people.  

I work with my clients' to assist, challenge and encourage them in their professional career development. My mentoring style is direct, advisory and collaborative, with an element of fun. My main aim is to make everyone feel comfortable and at ease during their development journey. 

I am recognised as a good listener and often told that my key strength is being able to quickly understand an issue and then break it down into smaller, manageable tasks. 


Using bespoke toolsets that I have developed over a number of years, we can work together to achieve your personal and professional goals. It's an original and effective approach to coaching in general. Adapted and built upon tried and tested methods to yield the most positive outcome for you and your teams'. 

"Tom is one of those very rare individuals who combines specialist technical capabilities in a variety of fields, with excellent leadership and people development skills. This breadth of knowledge enables him to work closely with clients, developing and delivering comprehensive and balanced solutions to the task at hand. I have no hesitation in recommending his services." 


R.D. Butcher - Coaching & Management Development Services 

"Tom is a real motivator. He is dedicated and driven, whilst also being compassionate and considerate to all. He has helped me immensely in both work and difficult personal situations." 


S. Roach 

  • 1-to-1 

  • Identify the goal. What does 'great' look like?

  • Define current situation. What is stopping the goal from being achieved?

  • Create a full development plan to achieve the goal

  • Recognise 'blockers' and tackle head-on using bespoke toolsets

  • Realise the goal!


  • 1-to-1 

  • Helping you to become an exceptional leader

  • Strong focus on areas of: Communication, Motivation, Delegation 

  • Commitment to staff - recognising key elements of team balance

  • Find your passion for great leadership

  • Assertiveness/Decisiveness - How to earn the followership and respect of your team


  • 1-to-1

  • Helping to evaluate and plan the next stage of your career

  • Assessing and learning the skills required to grow and develop further

  • Creating a structured development plan cycle

  • Monitoring, adjusting and sustaining a S.M.A.R.T. set of objectives 

  • Realising your true, full potential


  • 1-to-1

  • Utilise techniques on how to reduce the stress in your job or your life

  • Mentoring both professional and personal life issues

  • Working together to create solutions, strategies and action plans to build upon success

  • Tailored coping strategies to help you deal with change

  • Learn how to improve your relationship with a specific colleague or team


  • 1-to-1

  • Achieve the life you really want through personal planning and goal setting/realisation

  • Receive structured guidance concerning any aspect of your personal or professional life

  • Achieve a better balance between work life and home life

  • Build your mental strength and resilience through proven exercises and techniques

  • "You:MKII" - 'Bridge-the-Gap' process, exclusively developed and used by Origin8