Hello, I’m John. Welcome to coaching!

As a qualified personal and professional coach, I am proud to help people feel stronger and happier in their work and life. I also work with teams and members of large organisations like the NHS and The University of Liverpool.

Have you ever needed clarity about the way forward, been faced with a difficult choice, or wanted to engage more fully with the people around you?

Coaching can be defined in lots of ways, so let me be clear: I help people maintain awareness of and commitment to what they really, really want. My coaching is based on the principle that I am not the expert on your situation - you are! I ask the right questions to help you (or your team) get to where you want to go, and improve your wellbeing.

Have you landed here with questions?

Perhaps you would like to know “Is coaching for me?”, or find out about who I am and my coaching qualifications. Maybe you are looking for one-to-one coaching for your life or work, or coaching within your organisation. As a former biomedical scientist, I do a lot of coaching with people in healthcare science and academia – perhaps this is you?

This site aims to be as clear as possible about what I offer and how we might work together. I invite you to have a good read at your own pace.

If you find something that rings true, I would love to hear from you.

All the best,


Dr John Ankers

What I can do for you


Explore your next step, or your next leap.


Explore relationships in all areas of your life, perhaps family or at work?


Help you to examine the balance of your life and adjust if necessary.


Help you examine your values and identity, or those of your team.


Does it feel like something is missing?


Bespoke coaching sessions for groups and teams.

Mini Testimonials

Please see my full testimonials page, too

I feel like my path is clearer after coaching with John.


Senior manager

I'd never thought about my situation that way. John's coaching had me thinking for days after our session.


Academic Group Leader

John has such a calming presence.


Post-doctoral research associate