Joseph Ogbonna

Years of Experience: 9


Qualifications & Professional Memberships:

  • CUG - ICF accredited Advanced Personal and Corporate Coaching

  • Member International Coaching Federation

  • MBA – from Middlesex University Business School, Hendon         

  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology 2.1– from University of Nigeria, Nigeria     

  • HNC in Housing Studies – Merit from Hammersmith & West London College, London 

  • Fellow of the RSA since 2018


Specialist Areas:

  • Authentic Leadership

  • Strategy 

  • Mindset change

  • Confidence

  • Decision Making

  • Focus

  • Managing self in Time

  • Health & Wellbeing

  • Building beneficial professional relationships



What my clients want in ten words:

Meaningful conversations that spark mindset change for delivering their goals.



How I coach:

  • Face to Face

  • Skype/Zoom/Video Call

  • Walk and Talk Coaching

  • Telephone


Where I coach:

  • North London

  • Hyde Park (Walk and Talk)

  • Hampstead Heath (Walk and Talk)

  • RSA House on the Strand

  • Local areas in London

I receive clients from a belief in infinite possibility, the client's and mine. In each coaching session, I create a safe space for discovery, experimentation, failure and affirmation.  


Employing curiosity and listening as core tools, I trigger mindset change, unlock insights into solutions and challenges. I have seen evidence that "Who you are being" is most often the key to success in a situation, determining what, when or how people act. Many people with correct ‘skill-sets’ and ‘tool-sets’ do not succeed because they do not possess the right mindset to deploy them. My clients get to understand that their uniqueness in being different, knowing their personal values, personal vision and strengths, empowers them to be authentic leaders.


Strategic thinking with clear purpose comes naturally to me and with strategic modelling skills, has been especially useful in being a sounding board for clients, helping them clearly articulate purpose, strategy and anticipate unforeseen developments. I have worked with leaders to build better relationships, improve decision-making and lead themselves well in order to lead others more effectively.


I am skilled at asking questions, listening, clear thinking, inspiring others to find solutions and an instinctive ability to see things from uncommon perspectives. My breadth of knowledge, work and life experience enable me to utilise models, exercises and insights that client’s find useful.


I also have experience of coaching mature and younger students to lead themselves and therefore excel in Higher Education.  


I am currently a Lay Director of the British Acupuncture Council and have 17 years Board-level experience in the Third Sector.  My career path includes experience of starting companies, heading project delivery and business improvement teams, leading organisational development and building development projects.


I have a strong academic background and remain a keen learner. 



My health and well-being shows up in keen long-distance road running, regular meditation and 20 years Martial Arts practice.

Joe has been an excellent coach for me since I hired him 2.5 years ago when I had some serious personal issues. He helped me through the difficult period and now I meet him every 4-6 weeks for a few hours walk & talk. I always look forward to the sessions with Joe, the dialogues are very good, I value his insightful questions and wonderful observations and reflections. I wholeheartedly recommend Joe as a leadership and/or executive coach

Joe's breath of knowledge and experience coupled with his calm and deep dive analytical skills, makes sessions with him so valuable. I've had deep dive sessions with Joe which has been hugely beneficial in the delivery of my projects.

Joseph is without a doubt, a rare species on this earth! He is not only a people’s person, but he wholeheartedly listens with his ears before he engages his mouth. On our first business encounter Joseph, as always gave deep thought with a solid implementation into assisting me to move my business forward. He is never judgmental, creates a clear path forward, and views the task at hand from all sides to then provide a truly amazing output. He can think for both large corporations as well as SMEs in this somewhat fierce marketplace. Joseph is trustworthy, reliable and amazingly remembers every detail/stages at which you are at in your business.