Empower yourself through the clarity, belief, motivation and accountability you need in achieving a more balanced, positive, energetic and enjoyable life.


About Positive Lifestyle Development

Life is busy and often confusingly cluttered, and this can drain even the most organised and enthusiastic of people from time to time.

My aim is to be a catalyst, to help create an environment that allows YOU to identify your authentic self and pursue positive lifestyle development, facilitating higher performance and lasting change.

My intention is to assist you in creating and maintaining a more balanced lifestyle.
I do not wish to show anyone how good I can be but wish to assist others in becoming however good they want to be.

About Me

My name is Tony Bowkis and my working life started within the manufacturing industry, in the role of office junior/tea boy. Progressing to a global purchasing role for a niche, vitreous enamel glass, manufacturing company.

In my mid 40’s I retrained in the financial services sector, gaining CeMap qualifications enabling me to assist people with their mortgage and general insurance requirements.

In my mid 50’s I took a 3-year break and became a full-time student obtaining a BSc Hons in Applied Sports Psychology, which was fuelled by a long-term passion for amateur sports.

I believe that numerous skills that we collect through life are transferrable across different situations and it is the wide variety of positive and adverse experiences that I have had on my own journey that I can use to assist others.

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My Methods and Approach

I have, over many years in both my working and sporting life, been told that one of my assets is my passionate enthusiasm to connect and engage with people from all walks of life. I get immense pleasure from seeing individuals or groups develop and grow.

I consider myself to be a non-judgemental and authentic person with a willingness to try to understand all sides of any situation because everything is about individual perspectives. My core beliefs include building trust through confidentiality, equality, honesty and integrity. I firmly believe that lasting positive change can only be achieved by the individual taking ownership of their own journey and being honest and committed to their own authentic selves.

I am passionate about helping people make improvements and make progress toward their true potential. My approach is very much individualistic, you are unique, and although there are traits in personality that group people together you are very much an individual. For this reason, I do not set out pre-planned sessions on any topics because until we first speak or discuss your specific journey then I do not know where that might take us.

Philosophy wise, I adopt a holistic approach with a positive regard for the person as a whole and as everyone is unique, an understanding of the ‘person’ is essential to know and assist you as an individual. Holistic philosophy incorporates, a humanistic approach where the person is the expert in themselves and existentialism where your experiences must be the source of information concerning enhancement and development. Don’t worry this isn’t as deep as it may first sound.

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"No prescriptions are as effective as the ones we write for ourselves"

Are You Looking To...

Develop & Grow as an Individual?

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Personal enhancement comes via several dimensions. You require a balance of Mental and Physical well-being alongside Emotional, Spiritual, and Social elements. You need to identify and be authentic to your core inner values. I can guide you with this.

Create Lasting Positive Change?

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If you desire meaningful change it requires patience and incremental steps in order to be sustainable. You are unique and as such, there is no one process that suits all. I can help you find what works for you.

Take Responsibility for your own Journey?

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You will only make lasting positive change through being your authentic self and using those virtues and qualities in an honest and committed way. I can guide and provoke thought but you have to give commitment and ownership to the process.

Identify Goals and Implement Plans?

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Goals without action are just dreams. You need to have challenging but achievable goals. Goal setting and planning requires motivation. Motivation isn’t just a feeling it’s a mind-set that you control. I can help you in this area.

Create accountability, commitment and ownership?

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It is important that you invest time and energy into your development. Unless you make a sustained commitment, nothing lasting will be achieved. I can assist you in being accountable, however, the desire needs to come from you.

Establish healthier behaviours and states of mind?

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Understanding how to improve your health and wellbeing is essential to creating a more meaningful life. Often a number of smaller conscious changes can have a massive improvement in your state of mind, I can discuss these possibilities with you.

If any of the above resonate with you then I would like to assist you…

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How I Can Help

I am passionate about helping people make improvements and make progress toward their true potential. My approach is very much individualistic, you are unique, and although there are traits in personality that group people together you are very much an individual. For this reason, I do not set out pre-planned sessions on any topics because until we first speak or discuss your specific journey then I do not know where that might take us.

You might be considering some form of coaching or mentoring but are not sure if it’s the right thing for you. You may know something isn’t quite right or could be improved but maybe aren’t clear on what it is that you even need help with. Perhaps you need more information to make an informed decision. Please take advantage of my free of charge, no obligation, 20-minute chat to see how I can help.

Below is just an example of some areas that you may wish to reflect on.

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Life Balance

Every area of your life influences and affects other areas, sometimes temporarily and sometimes on a more permanent basis. You need to be aware and look to achieve a balance. What you are on the inside, your core authentic values and beliefs are reflected in all areas of life, home, work, finances, relationships, health, recreation, well-being, and personal development. They are all interconnected and influenced by how you feel and in turn how you behave and how others see you. Balance is essential in limiting neglect in certain areas. I can assist you in creating and maintaining a more balanced lifestyle.

Concentration & Focus

Start your day in the right way because how you start the day sets the tone that enables positivity. There are ways that you can structure your day to maximize your concentration levels and maintain a freshness to whatever you are trying to achieve. You might consider yourself to be a focused individual, however, if you are focusing on the wrong things at the wrong time then it may not be as productive in achieving what you set out to do as it could be. I can show you strategies to assist in these areas.

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Stress Management & Emotional Intelligence

Pressure and stress are an increasingly evident part of modern life. However, not all forms of pressure are negative. Some are necessary to facilitate progress and achievement. You shouldn’t look at seeking assistance or validation in these areas as a weakness, it is a sign of strength. Even the most successful people in all areas of life, business, sport, and entertainment have assistance and guidance. Emotional intelligence is a big key in unlocking and altering so many areas of what and how you are. I can discuss ways of improving internal management of situations that will benefit how you react and how you perform.

Organising Time & Productivity

Life is busy and often confusingly cluttered and this can be draining even if you are one of the more organized and enthusiastic of people. You may be very busy however are you busy in the most effective and productive way? Time management is essential to your productivity and helps avoid procrastination and or potential burnout. I am sure you would like your time to be more efficient and productive while also starting to feel good about your achievements. If you are willing to be open and honest in a confidential environment, then I would relish assisting you.

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Energy & Embracing Change

Energy is one of the most valuable resources you have and can dictate both negatively and positively how your day goes and what you achieve each day. I can show you ways to increase your energy levels and maximise your day. Success is often determined by how you deal with change. Change is always around in different ways and inevitably always will be. Generally, you are more adept at dealing with change than you realise. You may be surprised at the amount of significant changes you have already experienced. I can show you ways of framing change.

Belief & Goal Setting

Your belief is powerful, very powerful. However, if you are like most people when asked about their beliefs they usually neglect to speak about their belief in themselves. Is this you? Do you have an unerring belief in your abilities and use that to full effect? Do you challenge limiting beliefs? Do you embrace failure as an opportunity for growth? Do you have plans to get to where you wish to be in any area of your life? If you have the desire to maximise your potential, then I can assist you on the journey.

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What My Clients Say…

I enjoy what I do and love to see positive change take place with my clients. Here's what some of my clients have to say about how I have helped them.

“Tony, thank you for your wisdom and for exemplifying the organisation which I so badly need. Ohh wow, this is really good feedback. I can see what areas I really want to focus on and what to cut off.”

Melanie Edgal

“Our discussions have made me think about the connections I have with people at work and how some are more about me doing their work rather than helping them. I am helpful by nature but need to respect myself more”

Ewelina Jarosz

“I've never been able to talk through my feelings, emotions & general thoughts to a completely neutral (confidential) person and I found it really helpful. Our meeting brought clarity on how I should structure my day to increase productivity. More importantly, our chat helped me open up thoughts on what my career motivations are for the future - thank you for this Tony. ”

James Kelly

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