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Trained in Life Coaching & PRISM Brain Mapping James Leeper helps you review “The Career in your Life” at home or work. He provides 1-to-1 coaching, aiding you in navigating towards “Living a Full Life Successfully”, embracing change with confidence when meeting difficult moments that often lead to anxiety or stress.
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James Leeper trading as Adsum Auxilium (Help is here)

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South Lakeland District, LA10
21 years in business
1 total staff
9 hires on Bidvine
9 reviews

Business hours

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9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Tue

9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wed

9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thu

9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Fri

9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Sat

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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Featured Review

Career Coaching
Pranali C.'s review on Oct 07, 2020

James is very passionate about what he does. He spent quite some time with me understanding my situation even before I hired him. He was also very empathetic, patient and gently probed me in certain areas which helped me understand more about my thought process. PRISM also helped me understand things about myself in a new light. I do not have all the answers but have a better clarity in my mind on how to go about my career change.

Reply from James Leeper from James Leeper trading as Adsum Auxilium (Help is here)
Oct 07, 2020

Thank you Pranali for your very thoughtful review and I am pleased that you have a clarity now that will help you move forwards in your career change. As with all my Clients, I am available for follow-up sessions as and when required. All the very best.


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Career Coaching
Pranali C.'s review on Oct 07, 2020

James is very passionate about what he does. He spent quite some time with me understanding my situation even before I hired him. He was also very empathetic, patient and gently probed me in certain areas which helped me understand more about my thought process. PRISM also helped me understand things about myself in a new light. I do not have all the answers but have a better clarity in my mind on how to go about my career change.

Reply from James Leeper from James Leeper trading as Adsum Auxilium (Help is here)
Oct 07, 2020

Thank you Pranali for your very thoughtful review and I am pleased that you have a clarity now that will help you move forwards in your career change. As with all my Clients, I am available for follow-up sessions as and when required. All the very best.

Life Coaching
Nicky M.'s review on Oct 07, 2020

James was pushy to sign me up, even going so far as to tell me to cancel another life coach I'd booked. Unfortunately, however, he then wrote me off as a lost cause after just two sessions and cancelled all future sessions. I was left feeling incredibly dejected and demoralised.

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Paula H.'s review on Sep 19, 2020

James was very personable and knowledgeable with regards to the employment market. The Prism report was a brilliant tool to get started and James explained it very thoroughly. This will be invaluable for matching yourself with possible careers and for writing your CV etc. James is very passionate about what he does and really enjoys helping people. I would recommend him.

Reply from James Leeper from James Leeper trading as Adsum Auxilium (Help is here)
Sep 21, 2020

Thank you, Paula for your most generous review.

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Helen M.'s review on Aug 17, 2020

Embarking on the very new experience of working with a coach has been made very straight forward, thanks to the approach James takes. Our initial call was relaxed and focused on the elements that were important to me should I continue the journey. I am please to say that coaching has helped me immensely, even though it is early days. James is a great listener and offers sound advice coupled with the behavioural insights gained from using PRISM I feel far more confident about my future career and also discovering where my strengths lie and how to use them to my best ability.

Reply from James Leeper from James Leeper trading as Adsum Auxilium (Help is here)
Aug 17, 2020

Thank you, Helen for you very kind review.

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Siuzana D.'s review on Jul 16, 2020

PRISM assessment was excellent, couldn't recommend it enough. It helped to understand what career path is right for me. James is very thorough and conscientious therefore I felt I made a right work decision at the end of my coaching. Highly recommend!

Reply from James Leeper from James Leeper trading as Adsum Auxilium (Help is here)
Jul 16, 2020

Hi Siuzana, Thank you for your most generously worded review. I very much enjoyed working with you.

Career Coaching
Julian H.'s review on Jun 03, 2020

The tools and questions which James uses to help you better understand yourself and your values, goals and capabilities, are insightful and powerful. It is impossible to finish one of his coaching sessions without discovering or teasing out some new insight into oneself, and each such insight is gradually pieced together into a jigsaw of who one is which is not just accurate and practical but also strikingly humane.

Reply from James Leeper from James Leeper trading as Adsum Auxilium (Help is here)
Jun 03, 2020

Hi Julian, Thank you for your most kind and generously worded review. Kind regards, James

Career Coaching
Velma L.'s review on May 31, 2020

After I left several jobs in quick succession I was finding it difficult to settle on which direction to take my career. I had previously worked in schools and completed a Masters in special educational needs and psychology. I did not know whether to go down the route of social work, mental health support or psychology. James Leeper advised me to use PRISM to help me understand my behaviour and work preferences. The questionnaire was easy to complete, but the follow up was excellent. I found discussions with James Leeper and the use of PRISM tremendously useful when I was feeling anxious about what jobs to apply for and the direction to take my career. I also liked the vocabulary that PRISM provided, it helped me put words to my actions and the ways I preferred working. It helped me get a better understanding of what I was looking for from an employer as well as what I was looking for in a job. Highly recommend!!

Career Coaching
Nick H.'s review on May 29, 2020

I found James through a referral from another client. James used PRISM, a neuroscience-based tool, as a focus for the initial discussions. The PRISM process, the results, and what James was able to help me discern from them were very useful for setting the context of our ongoing discussions. We met for 6 sessions of 2 hours, during which we explored my aspirations and worked on my goals. There was also some valuable feedback on my CV. I left each session feeling energised and inspired, with a a new perspective on my career and some clear ideas on how to progress. By the end I felt I had made considerable progress in understanding where my strengths lie, what to look for in my next role, and how to pitch myself for the opportunities I find.

Career Coaching
Helen H.'s review on May 29, 2020

James helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses better using a neuroscience-based tool and assisted me through a career-switch. In nudging me to take my cognitive preferences into account, James highlighted and advised where I could be bolder in playing to my strengths. I have benefited and expect to continue benefiting from long-lasting changes in my mindset following James’ assistance. On a personal level, he is a person of great integrity and generosity who makes the experience as comfortable as possible, even though it is always challenging to identify and confront one’s capabilities and natural preferences, given that we often spend much of our lives trying to conform to societal- and self-imposed ideals.

Meet James

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Meet James

I am James Leeper, an Executive, Career Management & Change (Life & Spiritual) Coach. I offer 1-to-1 Coaching, through my own business Adsum Auxilium (Help is Here) for those aspiring to lead a ‘Full Life' successfully when encountering job, or life transition. I am offering as a first step a Free consultation because it is my way of helping out in these challenging times for many people who are worried and concerned and would like to talk first and be listened to "... with the ear of the Heart". Under the current Covid-19 pandemic, it is now estimated that on average a person over 45 will find that it can take around 18 months to 2 years to get back into a job when going it alone. Those who hire a coach up their performance and the ante in meeting their objectives. Here is a list of some situations I know people can experience that upsets life balance and be a cause of concern, very likely with fear or uncertainty and trepidation or even possibly with a sense of despondency and despair when we are meeting change head on. • Working from home and isolation is sapping or impairing your focus. • Wanting to perform better to meet your aspirations and ambitions. • Being in a family supportive role with loneliness and despair creeping in. • Being impacted by events from outside work. • Your manager is the “demon from the devil’s side”. • After a period of illness, need help rebuilding confidence in getting back to work. • Undergoing job loss. • In the wrong job and wanting to, yet, finding it difficult to change jobs. • A new role and you are meeting resistance. • You have just been promoted and imposter’s syndrome is tangling within you. • Struggling to move on in life with energy and enthusiasm. • The CV is not working and doesn’t land you the interviews you want. • Getting interviews and then making a hash of it, or coming 2nd in the race too many times. • Seeking a return to work after having had time out for a break. • Wanting to start out on your own, yet, unsure whether this is right for you? • Uncertain what direction you should take in your life and career. • Relationships going awry and you don’t know how or why? Allow yourself, through me as a guiding hand on the tiller to help you navigate through the daily stress, anxiety, or, help you meet your desire to grow in confidence and self-esteem or improve relationships that will lead to a positive change in your life balance at home, work and play? I am a Unitive™ trained coach and an accredited Practitioner with PRISM Brain Mapping®, the internationally acclaimed neuroscience based assessment instrument that provides the most comprehensive insights into your behavioural and work preferences, plus reports on Emotional Intelligence, Mental Toughness and The Big Five. I love Coaching and it gives me a great sense of joy to see my clients create the necessary change that leads to success. Whatever you are currently going through, I would like to see this happen with you as my client and to help you to reveal the quiet charisma of your inner confidence. Think of this as an exciting journey with your personal navigator at the helm and you are the captain of your boat, or ship! I work with Clients who have ambitions, those keen on taking time-out to download, review and re-energise, as well as those who are facing anxiety or are in the midst of turbulent times and need a steady helping hand to regain focus. I guide and encourage my Clients, who want to gain confidence and embrace change, helping those adapting to changing roles, inspiring people to return to work or taking that leap into the “undiscovered country” to start anew or take on a different role. Through my coaching, you will be able to use my experience and knowledge in understanding the human nature of risk and the human face of change as well as derive and glean from my expertise in the following areas: -  A Unitive trained coach; for leaders, management, talent and personal performance.  Accredited practitioner; PRISM Brain Mapping ®  Diversity and inclusion; previous non-exec director/charity trustee of SCOPE/3rd sector work.  Governance and reputational risk; corporate oversight and charity trustee/non-exec matters.  Mentoring within specialty insurance/insurtech and start-ups.  Evaluating personal risk and creative catalyst for innovation in life direction.  Strategic insight; objectivity when negotiating complex deals or navigating through change.  Change oversight: implementation on business process analysis and mapping and peer review.  My dyslexia; powering my lateral insight for creative thinking, observations and problem solving.  Community supportive relationships; charity auctioneer (pro bono), presentations and public speaking. My background apart from being an Executive Change & Career Management (Life) Coach includes excellent in depth experience in Specialty Insurance across Lloyd's underwriting, broking and consultancy, insurance schemes and mutual protection and indemnity and medical defence organisations. I’m also a relationship builder in interim ‘rescue’, business development/sales and client management, operations and change projects coordination. Having had different roles over my career, I’ve been exposed to different circumstances and have observed how others, as well as myself, tackle different types of setbacks in their challenges, difficulties and problems. My Clients value me as a calm and caring person with sensitivity, underpinned by my own set of values founded upon and around “Generosity of Heart”, with great insight, trust, and patience. I empathise with the difficulties people face and how it can impact upon performance and self-worth. This allows me to engage as a trusted companion on their journey; to motivate and navigate them in their desire to manage and develop in their life. I’m personable and engaging and will always give of my best for my clients to set about achieving the best possible in living a ‘full life’ successfully. On the personal front, I’ve been married for over 40 years to a lovely wife and we have 4 grown up children and one grandchild. We live in a small cottage in Cumbria in the beauty of the surrounding Howgills. We have a young and very exuberant “Blue” Great Dane, who occasionally likes to be my personal assistant in ‘recycling’ my recycling! We share our garden with red squirrels and a variety of extraordinary wildlife, that all adds to the well-being and spiritual side to my coaching for you. My rates for Career and Life Coaching sessions are based on the level, length and content of coaching you intend to receive weekly, or monthly over 6 months, or longer. Let's have a chat to learn more during the Free of charge consultation. We will arrange to “meet” via Bidvine’s video-call or Zoom to begin a conversation that truly matters to you. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you transform your inner life that is reflected outwards in building and living a "Full Life"successfully in whatever career, vocation or direction that is rewarding in its fulfilment 😊, happiness 😊and contentment 😊. Everything to gain in a world where hiring your coach will up your game. Call me.

Questions & answers

What should customers know about your pricing? (E.g. estimates, discounts, fees, package pricing)
I provide online video coaching so you can evaluate your true potential and act on it. As a first step, I am offering up to 1-hour coaching consultation FREE OF CHARGE As a guide I am offering the following coaching sessions, which we can discuss when we meet: A) PRISM Career Match 2 hours (fixed price); B) PRISM Career Match upgraded to PRISM Professional 4 hours (fixed price); C) Regular ongoing bespoke Coaching, the full package at a negotiated hourly rate. PRISM Career Match - a standalone report that gives you a unique insight into your behavioural and work aptitude preferences, with your own login to Career Match to view possible career directions. PRISM Professional - provides you with the most comprehensive insights into your behavioural and work aptitude preferences, plus reports on Emotional Intelligence, Mental Toughness and The Big Five. Pricing is fully discussed during the Free of charge consultation and will vary depending upon meeting your requirements.
What process do you go through when starting with a new customer?
1. First 1-hour consultation is without charge, online as a telephone or video call. 2. Pre-booked coaching sessions available hourly, or, for 6,12, 18 or 24 sessions over a 6 month period. 3. Coaching sessions are for 1 ½ to 2 hours each session over a 6-month period. My coaching is Tri-Unitive in style, opening the doors to your listening channels and so releasing the quiet charisma of your inner confidence to improve your performance in the “Now”, with the aim of you living a “Full Life” successfully, "Opening the Listening Channels" and understanding and using the values behind “Generosity of Heart”.
What education or training is most relevant to your work?
Certified PRISM Brain Mapping Practitioner. Trained coach in the Unitive™ approach. 40 years working with and understanding "The Human Nature of Risk" and the Human Face of Change."
Do you have tips or advice for someone hiring a pro in your line of work?
Your Coach must be right for you, which is why I offer the first consultation free of charge. It provides the opportunity for both of us to decide that we are going to work well together where I will help you to achieve your aims and objectives in the coaching you are seeking from me. Whatever your reasons and needs, having a coach will help the process and allow you to download, review and re-energise. You will up your game in whatever the change encounter you are experiencing and for those out of work, getting back to work as quickly as possible in a job that is the right job for you!
What questions should customers have ready before speaking to pros about their project?
During our free of charge 2-hour consultation, I would like you to come prepared with answers to the following questions: 1. Who am I? 2. What do I want? 3. What’s going on? Be as clear as possible about what you are seeking from hiring your personal coach. We then take it from there.
What are some good examples of past customers?
• A senior lawyer and tax expert whose job was made redundant and feared never able to find another job that would suit him. His revamped CV was accoladed by a head-hunter as one of the best that led to opening the doors to an interview and a new role in a specialty Financial firm. • A highly qualified medical professional, who received promotion into a new job requiring relocation and working with a team low on moral. She was also encountering passive aggressive resistance from other departments hindering performance. • A graduate unsure of what direction he should be taking after a difficult time at University. • A twice Masters, who wanted to validate the direction she was going to take in her career. • A review and regroup after a period of time out following redundancy for a 45+ year old seeking to get back into suitable work. • A young entrepreneur who was finding it difficult to manage his flair for infotech, resulting in the selling of his company and ideas into a firm who liked to have him on board with his inventive brain.
Describe a recent project that went well. Scope? How long did it take?
Please refer to the " some good examples of past customers" above. All coaching sessions are for "project" periods of 6 months and can be extendable should the situation require and my Bidvine review speak for themselves.
How did you first get into this line of work?
When I first started working for myself I employed 2 coaches. 1. My own personal Life Coach, Charles Bentley, recognised in me my ability to become a very good coach, work which I thoroughly enjoy offering where I can see such positive results happening over time. I subsequently came under his instruction and was trained in the Unitive™ approach. After that I found myself becoming most interested in the neuroscience of the brain and became accredited as a certified PRISM Brain Mapping Practitioner, where I offer the neuroscience based assessment to help people understand better “Why we are, how we are, who we are.” 2. A Sales coach so that I could understand better how to sell without selling, because none of us really like to be sold to. I am very consultative in my approach to working with people and what I enjoy most is coaching.☺


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