Trail Finder 

Helping you navigate change in your life and career


Hello and welcome to Trail Finder Coaching. As you're here, you are on the way to reclaiming control of yourself and your life to ensure you progress towards your goals. Congratulations!

I am a certified Performance and Life Coach with over 22 years of experience as a Coach, Mentor and Trainer in the the Royal Air Force. I specialise in:

- Career Coaching
- Thriving during Change
- Leadership 
- Performance
- Confidence
- Resilience
- Mindset

Realise your potential

It's time to take those steps to move forward and become the person you want to be. Coaching will unlock your route to success. 

Life brings daily challenges. How we react to these challenges and how we manage our mindset is fundamental to our growth. 

Coaching develops increased self awareness, responsibility and accountability; all of which put you in a position to be in complete control of yourself and your progress.

Coaching provides a safe space and promotes real depth of thought, which ensures you make progress and achieve defined goals.

Coaching is an investment in yourself, can you afford not to make that investment (I wish I had sooner!)?

Get in touch now for your free discovery call

Thrive to Survive -
My signature coaching program

I needed this two years ago. My signature coaching program 'Thrive to Survive' will take you from the fog of uncertainty to crystal clear decision making and action.

Are you:

Facing,or considering a change in your life?

Feeling stuck?

Looking for clarity?

Aiming for a life that excites you?

I'm exactly what you need. 

Take control and navigate change with clarity and confidence. Using my 4 step plan, and proven military planning steps, you will make the right decisions, at the right time to ensure you achieve the progress that you want and deserve

Step 1 - Observe. Where are you now? What do you like? What don't you like? What is driving the desire for change?

Step 2 - Plan. We will identify the values that you live by and relate your change of career to them.

Step 3 - Prepare. What could you do? The creative stage.

Step 4 - Execute. What will you do? Action time!

This is an 8 session package with 2 sessions dedicated to each step (do & review). 1 x email correspondence between sessions and a free alignment session to be taken at any time once the program is complete. 




CPD Workshops

I want to facilitate the development of as many people as possible. I also believe that this should be within reach of everyone, so I price it very reasonably.

I have developed workshops that are short, to the point, and offer the maximum growth and thinking opportunities for your teams.

I focus on the individual. If we look after people properly, and they feel seen and heard, their impact on your business will be huge. CPD is not optional, it is essential to the growth of your people and your organisation. It is also a significant recruitment and retention tool.

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Here are a few words from my clients.

I've been having coaching with Rob over the last 2 months and it's been one of the best investments in myself that I've made! Rob's listening skills are amazing, he literally picks up on the subtlest things that turn out to be the key to unlocking the way forward. He's helped me look at myself and my life through a fresh lens and as a result I've started to break down the barriers I thought were in front of me


I first encountered Rob through a training session (Coaching Skills for Managers) organised by my office.  The session which Rob delivered was both engaging and inspiring and was in fact one of the best training sessions I’ve attended for a long time.  There was lots of interaction and lively debate across the group, and he made us really question our ideas of what coaching meant and how we could best provide support to our own coachees.  In fact, I was so impressed that I reached out to Rob after the session and booked myself on an 8 week personal coaching course!


Having never undergone any personally coaching, I can highly recommend it (and Rob in particular).  It’s really made me question what I want to achieve and how I can empower myself to do so.


Rob's coaching style was relaxed but very effective. As a professional engineer I tend to approach situations from a very practical perspective and the concept of openly discussing challenges, successes and personal objectives was initially somewhat alien to me. But over a number of sessions Rob helped me to prioritise my goals and to put perspective around a number of critical career decisions. 


I have worked with Rob for a couple of months now. I have achieved so much progress both personally and professionally. Rob has listened really well and helped me make sense out of things, then has helped keep me accountable to myself. Rob is great to get on with and we quickly built a rapport which has helped us work together quickly and effectively.



Working with Robert Hames has been a transformative experience for me. His unwavering support, insightful guidance, and genuine encouragement have helped me navigate through work related challenges and achieve personal growth in ways I never thought possible.

Throughout our sessions, Robert has shown a remarkable ability to understand my needs and provide me with the tools and perspectives necessary to overcome obstacles and pursue my goals with confidence. It's been more than just coaching; it's felt like having a trusted companion on a journey of self-discovery.

As our sessions come to an end, I am filled with gratitude for the invaluable lessons learned and the positive changes I've experienced. Rob has played an instrumental role in helping me unlock my potential and live a balanced work life balance.

I wholeheartedly recommend Rob  to anyone seeking personal or professional development. His dedication, expertise, and genuine care makes him an exceptional coach. Thank you, for everything you've done for me. I'm immensely grateful and look forward to applying all that I've learned as I continue on my journey.


I came across trail finder coaching at a time when I found myself at a crossroads. I had just left a successful career in the NHS and wanted to start my own business. It was daunting and I was struggling to move forward. Working with Rob opened my eyes to the possibilities. He helped me take control and see what was holding me back. With his help I started to move forward to make my dreams a reality.


Without his support and uncanny ability to hold me accountable whilst being kind and patient, I would likely still be at those crossroads!


 'Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.'

Sir John Whitmore

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