Graham Kean Johor Baharu, Johor
Career Coach, Leadership Coach, Relationship Coach
MA, Psychosynthesis Psychology, IAC Certified Master Masteries Coach (MMC), Lumina Spark / Leader Psychometric Profiling Trainer & Coach
As an empath, I'm able to connect with my clients intuitively by sensing the unspoken. This enables me to work with limiting beliefs & impact their BEING at a deep psychological level. I support clients to see how their past holds them back in the present. People often feel comfortable in the shadow, I journey with them & shine a light on the darkness, enabling them to see a clear vision for their future & live into their purpose. You'll explore life-changing solutions that promote real & lasting transformation.
I'll give you specific tools & models that are tailored to your needs in-line with your desired results. You can expect absolute confidentiality & no judgement. WhatsApp support in-between sessions is included in my fees.
My coaching impacts:
• Self-confidence & self-esteem
• The inner & outer leader
• Stress, anger & conflict awareness
• Employability & career development
• Relationships & grief
• Addiction & recovery
• Anxiety, fears & phobias
I'm the only qualified life coach in South East Asia with the designation “Masters Masteries Coach” (MMC) which is the highest level of certification by The International Association of Coaching. For over 20 years I've been coaching people from all walks of life, including:
- Leaders & executives in high level competitive & stressful working environments
- People in careers aiming to reach their full potential & be happy at work
- Expats dealing with life transition/career change in new environments
- Single men & women affected by loneliness & lack of self-esteem
- People with relationship issues needing direction
- People in grief, emotional crisis/dealing with depression
- People who are impacted by dysfunctional family dynamics
- People who are limited in the present by the trauma/abuse in their past
- People in the minority community affected by discrimination
As an experienced trainer & supervisor of coaches, I also help coaches navigate the challenges & blocks they face with clients.
22 reviews (2 verified) (5.0)
I only spoke to him over the phone for a while. I could tell he's intuitive and knows the right words to say to people, which is really important. He's sincere and confident as well.Joanna
My work with Graham changed my life. I worked with Graham first as my life coach, then as my psychotherapist whilst in the midst of a breakdown, as I needed the containment of a more therapeutic approach. As an expat child I grew up in Singapore, this was the first major transition in my life and it was not easy. I went back and forth from the UK to Singapore over time and then stayed in Asia working on a remote Island location as a resort manager. My time managing that resort was coming to an end, I was away from family and friends, in a part of the world I knew well but with very little support. I knew I would need help during that transition and I approached Graham for life coaching. He gave me exactly what I needed; a safe, non-judgmental, supportive environment to explore what I needed to shift, what I wanted to achieve and what I wanted to let go of. Through our work I found the courage to end an emotionally abusive relationship, pass my driving test, find a new job, quit that job and move back to the UK. It was then I lost control of my life and had a breakdown. It was all a lot of change in a very small amount of time and my world was spiraling away from me. Graham changed his way of working with me and created a powerful container for me to heal. I spoke to Graham daily during my lowest moments. I contemplated suicide, but with Graham on the other end of the phone, WhatsApp, emails and our regular Skype sessions, I got through it. Graham is honest, he has a no bullshit approach and he tells you how it is. He knew what I needed and when I needed it. I worked with Graham for almost two years and he will be my coach for life. I am grateful to Graham for allowing, and encouraging, me to see my full potential. I have recently qualified as a Yoga Teacher, which took me to India for my training, and now my life continues to move upwards. I have a hefty tool box that Graham has given me and I return to it as I need it, when the low days arrive, but Im not scared to fully live anymore. Im not scared to be me. Through stripping back the layers with Graham, visiting some of the shadowy past, and facing myself head on I have grown emotionally, spiritually and mentally. I am achieving things I never thought possible; Im in a loving relationship, with someone who treats me very well, and I am continuing my self-development journey all of the time. Who knows what the future holds, but I feel ready for it. CA, Yoga Teacher, UKCA UK
I found Graham when I was completely lost. We had moved to Singapore for my husbands job and I had a lot of plans to use the, more than welcome, break from my job to find something I really wanted to do. I am a chemist, but had been searching for the right job in various fields for a couple of years already, always ending up disappointed and frustrated. In Singapore what I discovered instead of ideas and options was frightening emptiness. I found that I did not have a clue who I was or wanted to be at all. I had no idea what I wanted to try out, even what I might be interested in. I was sad, tired and demotivated. I hurled myself into activities, tried psychotherapy and, as a last attempt, contacted Graham for career coaching maybe I just needed to find a new job to get out of the misery? Well, Grahams coaching quickly turned out to be the most helpful therapy I have ever had! After only a couple of sessions I quit psychotherapy with the therapist I had been seeing for a month. Graham started finding the root causes for my unhappiness and behaviours. It felt like a very systematic approach to me, one step after another and Graham always made sure that we really nailed down the essence of each step. It was amazing how I suddenly felt like I was actually moving forward! I have never experienced anything like that in any coaching or psychotherapy before. Graham helped me understand my vicious cycle the meaning I created from my past experiences which made me act the way I did and influenced my decisions. As soon as I was aware of what was going on my new meaning slowly unfolded. I suddenly felt connected to myself again, felt more energetic and really motivated to reinvent myself. It took a while to get there and it involved a lot of homework, tears of frustration and helplessness, but also so many revelations and pure joy. Its nothing you can hurry, as Graham said, but he guided me there always confident, reassuring and supportive. During the 5 months of coaching we talked through sub-personalities, values, purpose and my true-self. I am not sure when I last felt so much self-awareness, I felt like my self again and Im just at the beginning of this wonderful journey! Thank you so much for doing what you do, and being who you are, Graham!German Expat Wife, Singapore
After leaving my husband, losing my grandmother, my house sale & purchase falling through, relocating my business and moving back to my mother's house - all within 10 days, I had no idea who to turn to. I was in pieces and an anxious wreak. Luckily a good friend had told me about her experience with Graham Kean and had given me his details a few months previously. So when this breaking point in my life happened I had no choice but to reach out and I am so glad I did. After my coaching sessions with Graham I understand myself better in different ways; I have more control of myself and the way I feel and act. I am so much more aware. I most importantly have so much more self-worth and confidence, something I lacked in terribly. I cannot recommend Graham enough, I wouldn’t know where to start with thanking him for all his time invested in me. I am not sure where I would be right now if I didn’t have his help and guidance.Roselle, Business Owner, Cambridgeshire, England, UK.
It was some time back in August, 2018 when I felt really hopeless; I was literally lost. I did not know where I wanted to go, what I wanted to do or who I wanted to be. I did not know how I decide what is best for me and when should I make that decision. There was so much that I think I needed to 'fix' that I decided to get myself a Career Coaching experience with Graham Kean. My initial target was to get myself 'fixed' and as we moved through the different sessions I slowly came to realise, with the guidance of Graham, that there was so much pressure that came from within me and from the least expected outside sources, which I never even suspected. The coaching helped me realise that I could put the right energy and focus on other alternatives rather than staying in my comfort zone, which deterred my progress. Graham helped guide me to reflect on my qualities, be self-reliant and to take charge of the situation by being aware of my limiting beliefs. He showed me how I could prepare myself everyday to be a winner. The outcome from the sessions made me realise that it was never about changing myself, it was essentially about becoming more me, discovering who I am meant to be. It was a powerful journey that went way beyond just my career, it was about making the best of who I can be using the qualities that are uniquely ME. We can ultimately be our own 'X Factor' and market ourselves properly to be recognised for what we have to offer the world. I will continue to believe in myself. I am really happy that Graham took me into his coaching practice and worked with me, it certainly was a good learning experience. Thank you so much Graham. www.grahamkean.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.orgMs. J, Head of Sales, Malaysian, living in Kuala Lumpur.
Turning 40 is a milestone that gets some people to reassess their lives. In my case, by most standards, it was all great: lovely family, good friends, nice career, healthy body... One could hardly ask for more to be happy, and yet something deep inside did not allow that happiness to flow. I had approached a life coach sometime before who suggested that it all seemed to be going pretty well and that there was little room to deliver a transformation for me. The fact is that something was still off. It was not a big glaring issue, but I knew something was not right. This is how I came to contact Graham Kean for a second opinion. As I later found out, Graham does not just look at addressing the symptoms, which in my case were minimal. Instead, he is very focused on digging deep and getting to the root causes of what is holding someone back. Once that gets fixed, the rest flows by itself. During the 3 months of coaching I had with Graham, I was able to take the time to look into myself and know myself a lot better. It was emotional at times. I was guided to ask myself many questions and discovered eye opening answers and distinctions. We all carry some emotional baggage from the past that plays on our minds, whether we are conscious of it or not. Graham calls this the Vicious Cycle. Once you identify this cycle clearly and learn to deal with it, you can free yourself from it and achieve higher levels of harmony and serenity. Developing my list of 'core values' was another life changing experience. I would never have put so much time, thought and energy into it, had it not been for Graham’s powerful coaching process. I still remember feeling very happy with myself about the first list of values I had elaborated. Graham warned me that he would question each and every one of them and that it was going to be painful. After that first review, I felt destroyed. The reality is that the values I had come up with in my first attempt were not really core values, they were duties and obligations. They didn’t nourish my soul, they were a weight I carried around. Seven revisions later, I had decluttered five crystal clear values that truly reflected my soul. They are now the guiding values by which I measure my success. This is a transformation that will stay with me for many years to come. I highly recommend Graham as a Life Coach to anyone who wants to live a happier, more meaningful life, aligned with who he/she is at the core. www.grahamkean.co.uk email@example.comEuropean Expat, Father of Two, APAC Sales Manager, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
I started seeing Graham earlier this year as I was struggling to deal with anger issues which were threatening my relationship with my partner. I knew my reactions were not proportional but I couldn’t see a way out of them and they were happening more and more regularly. The year before I had lost a family member and I hadn’t really dealt with the grief, instead it was ambushing me and hiding in my daily reactions. Through my time with Graham, I was able to recognise more readily the sources of my anger but more importantly reduce the occurrences of the anger in the first place. I still have work to do but in general I am a lot calmer, a lot more ‘me’ more of the time. I also have a better grasp of my own feelings which previously I had really struggled to identify. I still have tough days, I still have the occasional angry burst, but due to my time with Graham I can work through these episodes more quickly than I would have before. I know doing the sessions with Graham has changed my life for the better. www.grahamkean.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.orgExpat Female, 34, Production Manager, Malaysia
Graham Kean has been coaching me for almost a year. I can honestly say that I have experienced a major shift at the deepest level of how I feel about myself, and thus, in the choices I make and the happiness I feel. I have always had a deep-rooted feeling of being underserving or lesser than other people. This force has been destructive in so many ways, for example; in self-sabotaging things I’ve worked so hard for and wanted so badly. With Graham’s excellent coaching ability helping me get to the root of my issues, I have literally let go of the darkest shadows that have defined me my whole life. Only now can I see what a huge emotional weight I have been carrying around. I’ve never felt this light and peaceful in my life. I am now more authentic, happier, and for the first time I am feeling unconditional love for, and trust in, myself. This is quite incredible to me because in all my adult life I have attempted many times to rid myself of these dark shadows through therapy, reading, seminars, workshops and other forms of help, this ‘re-birth’ has only happened through his coaching. Graham was totally committed, caring and skilled. If you decide to have coaching, I strongly recommend Graham Kean. Get in touch with him now. www.grahamkean.co.uk email@example.comEntrepreneur, Career Woman and Single Mother, Singapore.
I have just completed my first experience working with a Life Coach. It was so much more than I had expected and I wish I had done it ages ago. It very much transformed the way I've thought about, and managed, some critical areas of my life. Graham is a Master Life Coach and coached professionally in the UK for decades. He's based in Johor Bahru, Malaysia for now! You can see him in person or via Skype. He has clients worldwide. I very highly recommend Graham if there is something in your life that has been preventing you from moving forward. He expects a strong commitment and he gives back in every way. You can reach him through his website here: www.grahamkean.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.orgMarianna Pascal, Communication Trainer, Singapore & Malaysia.
“I have just completed my 2 day coaching training with Graham this weekend. I am quite set in my ways and having been a police trainer for 4 years, so I am used to a completely ‘technological’ style of training, that doesn’t really involve any exploration of you as a person, nor look at the emotional elements. I was extremely cynical of this type of training. I loved it….I have never experienced anything quite like it. Graham was not only one of the most knowledgeable trainers I have encountered, but also one of the most interesting – he answered every single one of my questions with so much detail and confidence. As a direct result of these 2 days, I have successfully resolved an ongoing issue with my housemate regarding money, I have had a fantastic day at work with a colleague that I have been struggling to understand and had a wonderful in depth conversation with my partner, in which he said he has never known me to open up before…I could go on… Considering I left Graham at 18.15 yesterday – I am shocked and impressed with the amount of impact he has had on me. Many, many thanks for allowing me this opportunity.” www.grahamkean.co.uk email@example.comPolice Trainer, UK
“People come into our lives at different times, you have come into ours and it has been an interesting journey. We have started to take our lives back for ourselves, becoming the women we were meant to be. Thank you for your support, guidance & respect….thank you for being our coach!!” www.grahamkean.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.orgLove, D & J. Sunderland, UK
“The most awesome thing about Graham is that he’s just a regular person…like you or me…but he inspires so many to better and greater things. And if he’s capable of doing that, then WOW! So are the rest of us. And THAT is really cool! Thanks for showing me that, Graham.” www.grahamkean.co.uk email@example.comPeggy Sue Majewski , USA
“I have worked with Graham to deliver a ‘Coaching for Success’ schools programme and I have also attended other training days with Graham. Graham is highly experienced in his field, he has no problems in holding and engaging a large group, his approach is thorough and spontaneous allowing the participants to engage and explore freely and at the same time keeping control and maintaining clear boundaries. Graham’s sincerity and warmth shines through which is why he produces such great results!” www.grahamkean.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.orgI-Lan Hamilton - Personal Performance Life Coach and Personal Development Trainer, UK
“Dear Graham. I wanted to write something publicly and as my time is limited, I go on my own travels to South Africa on Wednesday, I thought I would do it now. Even though it is not goodbye forever, no doubt we will keep in touch, I just want to say; 17 years ago when I first met you on a ‘Youth at Risk’ Programme in Buckinghamshire a lot of people had given up on me, at times, including myself. Over the years you have been someone who I look up to and have always been able to turn to when things didn’t seem as if they were making sense and your words, albeit not all the time you thought I listened, set me in good stead. Thank you very much for all your support over the years and thank you for having a massive impact on my life. Big Hugs and all the best for the upcoming new chapter in your life. Gary.” www.grahamkean.co.uk email@example.comGary Topley, Alcohol Awareness Specialist, UK
“I am so excited to tell anyone that has ever thought about online Skype coaching with Graham Kean that it will be the best decision you’ll ever make for yourself! I began working with Graham as my Life Coach last year. It’s one of the best and most important decisions I’ve ever made. As a coach, Graham offers support with positive insightful suggestions to help me think about what I really want in life and how to proceed on my journey. Graham is kind and compassionate; helping you find the answers to your questions. I had no idea how this process would change my world. I highly recommend him! Life Mastery by Graham Kean is his wonderful Facebook page that offers uplifting inspirational wisdom. It has always inspired me to think about life and in some cases helped me find answers to life issues through Graham’s thought provoking posts. His coaching is his page in action! So far so good. THANK YOU SO MUCH!” www.grahamkean.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.orgJoy, Laurel, Mississippi, USA
“Before I started my journey with Graham I’d been through several months of significant changes in my life ranging from the bereavements of two close family members, moving house (twice), and a complex work project. Individually I would have worked through each of these, but combined they created a significant demand on my attention and time. I realised that it was extremely important for me to focus some time on me, and get things back in order, so contacted Graham for some expert advice and guidance. Graham provided the appropriate support as the coaching progressed. This ranged from tools to help provide clarity, perspective and relieve night-time worries, through to enabling self-awareness and ultimately self-management of behaviour drivers such as sub-personalities, and vicious cycle. Through Graham’s careful coaching and mentoring I feel able to use my new self-knowledge and awareness to my advantage. I have a clear future vision, and understand the key activities and steps that need to be in place to make that vision a reality, as well as techniques for the early identification and management of potential pitfalls. Working with Graham has been a very positive experience, and I always left each session feeling upbeat and optimistic. Graham has great insight and humour, and his questions can be challenging to answer – but the maximum benefit is only derived if you invest the time in yourself and are open and honest with your answers. I heartily recommend Graham as a Master Coach to anyone who is going through times of change, or wants to make and achieve changes in their own lives. Thank you Graham, it’s been a pleasure working with you.” www.grahamkean.co.uk email@example.comPeter Tanner, Head of Supply Chain Advancement, Merck Life Sciences, UK
“I first met Graham at a workshop he delivered for the ‘International Women’s Association’ (IWA) in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, but first a little background on me: I have been an expat for more than 23 years, travelling around the world with my husband and 2 children. A couple of years back our last child left for University and the “empty nest” really hit me hard, and I felt quite alone during the long days by myself. In general I have a hard time approaching people I don’t know, something that came much easier to me earlier in life, as being a parent meant meeting other parents when picking up the kids from school, etc. So during the long days in the first months in Malaysia I started thinking; why is it so hard for me? Why is it that I just can’t go to the tennis club and start playing like other’s can? So, back to Graham…. During the workshop with Graham, and the IWA, he asked us do a series of exercises which involved sharing about ourselves in the group. One was to share your strengths and weaknesses. For some it seemed very easy to list strengths, and more difficult finding, and talking about, their weaknesses. It was, however, the other way around for me. Several other exercises left me with the same picture of myself. Once at home, and thinking about what I had experienced, I came to the conclusion that the problems I was experiencing could be associated with low self-esteem. So, after spending a couple of days building sufficient courage, I contacted Graham. He had impacted me in the workshop, and I felt that his coaching could help me with my situation. I signed up for 16 sessions. Working with Graham has been such a positive experience: He helped me to rediscover my strengths Deal with my weaknesses, making me realise that some of what I saw as weaknesses were actually strengths. I was, when we started the sessions, what many would categorise as “a pleaser”. Something that didn’t do me a lot of good, as I didn’t get a lot in return. Worse was that I did not see this. I did not realise that I was setting my own desires aside to please others. Graham helped me realise that there needs to be a balance in giving and receiving. He helped me see the situations where it occurs most and he taught me that it is perfectly OK to say: ”No thank you, I have something else planned.” Something I struggled with before the coaching. Graham helped me think about things, directed me, asked me the right questions and allowed me to eventually come up with the answers. Always making it my solution, making me the owner, and more importantly making the solution be one that was in balance with me, my personality and my values. I warmly recommend Graham. He made a real difference for me during my time in Malaysia, and now, 3 months into my next “adventure” in Costa Rica, his work with me is still making a difference. For what it’s worth, he will always be my life coach.” www.grahamkean.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.orgJannie Uglvig (Danish of birth). Living in Costa Rica.
“Graham was one of the people who inspired me to become a coach myself. I was lucky enough to have Graham as my coach and trainer. He is a natural coach, deeply empathetic and sensitive to client needs. He is also a strong leader who questions deeply, challenges appropriately and is extremely intuitive and perceptive. Anyone who works with Graham is bound to make amazing breakthroughs. I recommend Graham as a coach, trainer and facilitator wholeheartedly” www.grahamkean.co.uk email@example.comAlison Davis MA, CV CC, IAC MMC, Coach & Facilitator – Positive Energy Coaching, South of France
“I've commissioned Graham to work with long term unemployed adults on many occasions over the last 12 years. He is much more than a highly skilled coach and trainer! He has a unique way of engaging with people, and is highly focused on supporting them to realise their goals through overcoming often deep-seated barriers. He is fun, dynamic, professional, highly effective and a real asset to anyone. Go hire him!” www.grahamkean.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.orgTracy Fishwick, Director – Transform Lives Company & Associate Director – Inclusion, North West, UK
“Graham was recommended to me as a very experienced and empathetic coach to support me with a very specific personal challenge. We worked together for a period of six months. During this time he was able to bring the new perspective that I was looking for. His direct style, his openness, experience and curiosity were a great support, yet sufficiently challenging to make me rethink some of my views and patterns. I found Graham to be very knowledgeable, passionate about his work yet always deeply caring to ensure a rewarding transformational experience. I very much enjoyed working with Graham and can highly recommend him for your transformational journey.” www.grahamkean.co.uk email@example.comSteffen Raetzer, Managing Director – Positive Energy Buildings SA, Geneva Area, Switzerland
“Dear Graham. Throughout our coaching sessions, you have helped me to discover many of my strengths, weaknesses and certain unconscious sabotaging patterns, and taught me ways to release them by giving me new perspectives. This experience has given me positive results in my ability to become more fully self-expressed, have greater clarity, and discernment, which is helping me to evolve, be in alignment with my values and true essence. At this point anything is possible for me, I will continue to effectively apply this knowledge that can only result in better health, fulfillment, empowering authentic relationships, and success within my business.Thank you”. www.grahamkean.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.orgMaria Defillo, Insurance Consultant, Defillo Insurance Services, Miami, Florida, USA.