Randal Porter, Life coach
As a former Detective I direct my enquiring mind to helping clients raise awareness of limiting beliefs as well as making the most of their personal strengths in order to achieve success. In becoming a Life Coach I have taken the aspect of Police work I enjoyed the most, speaking to people and assisting them, and turned this into a new career. I will leave no stone unturned to help a client find the key to achieving success.
I am passionate about motivating and encouraging people to reach their full potential and live the happy fulfilled lives they desire. Much of what my coaching focuses on is how to take responsibility and not to be a victim, being proactive and setting about tasks that will move you closer to achieving the desired outcomes. On a personal note - for most of my life I have considered myself a migraine sufferer. I now consider myself a migraine overcomer. The difference is subtle but telling!
In my career I spent several years in sales and administration work notably for a multinational computer company. The lion's share of my career has been working as a Police Detective for the past 17 years. During this time I was engaged in a number of protracted serious investigations. I recently retired from the Police to concentrate on Business and Personal Development. I currently divide my time between my role as a Regional Business Development Manager for a National Insurance Company and my own Personal Development Coaching platform.
I am a family man with three grown up sons and five grandchildren. I love sport and was once the track captain for Victoria Park Harriers Athletic Club in East London. Sporting analogies can sometimes find their way into my coaching sessions. I have a real sense of adventure and one achievement I am particularly proud of was to cycle the length of Great Britain in September 2008. I enjoy public speaking, something I've been able to develop in the context of Christian Ministry I have been a committed Christian since 1992. I am now developing this into motivational and inspirational talks on the coaching circuit, but also through my Fan Into A Flame motivational talk geared towards Churches and promoting spiritual growth. No stranger to health concerns I am currently developing ways to promote awareness around health and wellness with particular focus on Migraines and healthy nutrition.