Christopher J. Coulson: CV

“Life is heredity plus environment.”

Luther Burbank, American horticultural scientist

It is essential that you and your coach have a level of rapport that supports confidence and security. Part of that rapport comes from an appreciation of each other’s life path.

I arrived at my role as a Dynamic Life Coach in an evolutionary way: it was the natural synthesis of my twenty years in international business and a similar period as a registered psychotherapist.

That said, I recognize that the basic facts of a person’s existence give little sense of who s/he really is. So I’m dividing this introduction to myself into three sections.

  • This one, where I will simply list my CV-type of information
  • Objective truth, where I describe the results of psychometric testing and give the life background to my becoming a coach. Sections include:
    • What do my psychometric tests show?
    • What has prepared me to act as your coach?
      • Life experience
      • Training
      • Reflection
  • Subjective truth, where I look at my opinions on various matters that might affect your decision whether or not to work with me. Sections include:
    • What kind of working partner am I?
    • What is my attitude toward men and women?
    • A miscellany of thoughts, beliefs and facts.

The different parts add up to a good many words but I want to give you the chance to know too much rather than too little.


Overall, I see myself as a thinking person who has had a lot of experience in life. I have put my thoughts and dreams into action.

The result hasn’t all been pleasant or conventionally successful, yet I feel satisfied with my approach and my ongoing progress. I’m looking forward to much more in the next thirty years.

I believe my journey has equipped me extremely well to do the job I do, and my clients’ successes would seem to bear me out in that belief.

It is not often that I am left struggling to comprehend a situation or a state of mind, and my instincts and intuitions have been well-honed and tested in high-stress situations on both sides of the Atlantic. I am creative and resourceful both on my own behalf and on behalf of my clients.

Here is my bald CV. It gives a good sense of the vital energy that has fuelled the development of Dynamic Life Coaching:

Objective Facts: Basic data

  • Height: 6′ 0″ (1.83 meters)
  • Weight: 163 lbs (11 stone 9 lbs; 74 kilograms)
  • Interests: All sorts of music and the visual arts, sailing, rowing, running, writing, science, anything to do with humans.

Professional and General Education:

  • Numerous short courses and certificates on coaching, hypnotherapy, therapeutic techniques. etc;
  • Coaching: Institute for Life Coach Training 2004;
  • Psychotherapy: MAHPP (MA Equiv) 1991;
  • 10 year Certificate Of Advanced Training in Psychotherapy: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 1980-1990;
  • General Education: King’s School, Rochester, UK. 1954-1964.

Professional memberships:

  • Coaching: European Mentoring and Coaching Council No. 04240 IND1
  • Psychotherapy Registration: United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. No. 00930050;
  • Counselor Registration: European Association for Counseling. Number UK1408;
  • Associate memberships:¬†American Psychological Association; Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs; International Association for Marriage and Family Counselling; American Counselling Association; International Association for Coaching.

Work experience

1992 to Present: Private Practice in UK (1992-2001, 2010-present) and USA (2001-2010)

  • Skype and telephone coach and counselor
  • Face-to-face coach and counsellor
  • Dynamic life coach
  • Dynamic partnership coach
  • Eating disorders coach
  • Psychotherapist
  • Group psychotherapist
  • Relationship counselor
  • Counselor
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Originater of Dynamic Life Coaching.
  • Delegate to United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (until 2001)
  • Director: Lapis Fellowship (until 2001)
  • Director and General Secretary: UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (until 2001)

1978-1992 Boston, MA, USA:

  • Life coach and psychotherapist. First in training and later in private practice
  • Head of International Marketing Communications for MSP Inc. (International software company)
  • Cofounder and president of the Database Research Group, a consulting and publishing company;
  • Cofounder and executive vice-president of Technology Insight Inc.;
  • Founder of publishers Cognition Inc.;
  • Cofounder of marketing communications consultants Coulson-Wellinger Associates and Coulson/Grant, working predominantly with IT hardware and software organizations.
  • North-American correspondent for European journals; consulted on the launch of US magazines such as Software Magazine; business journalist exploring innovative management practice from the world of management consultants;
  • Advisor to companies from all parts of the world on whether and how to enter the USA market. Worked with the British Consulate on these same issues.

1965 -1978 (UK resident):

  • 1974-1978: IT marketing communications consultant to IBM (UK), Burroughs, Unisys, Honeywell and assorted software companies.
  • 1972-1974: IT industry journalist
  • 1967-1971: Systems analyst and IT consultant.
  • 1966: Warner Bros. (Film Distributors) International Sales
  • 1965: Jack Holt Ltd. (Boat builders) general management

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