My name is Nathan...
We believe that all people have equal potential if they receive equal opportunities.
NAC - Nathan Arnold Coaching is a multi-service business. A blended approach combining both NLP and Sport. Our coaching strategy is to empower people to step into their full potential.
Nathan was a professional footballer.
From a working-class background, Nathan got his first big break though the kindness of strangers, as is so often the case. A football fanatic from a young age, it was the street that was his training ground. A local children’s football coach who had seen how often – and how well he played – as he drove past each evening stopped his car one day and invited Nathan to come to train with his team.
(In our work with young people it is important to remember that, sometimes, you only need an adult to give a child one break and then everything changes.)
Nathan’s subsequent career saw him help take Grimsby Town back up to the Football League with a stoppage-time goal as well as scoring the goal for non-league Lincoln City that knocked Ipswich FC out of the FA Cup, setting up a famous cup run reaching the last 16 that only ended when they met Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in front of a packed crowd of 60,000 spectators.
But something was not quite right. Following the death of his mother at a too-young age, Nathan started battling with his mental health and anxiety. He felt he needed to change course. Drawing on his coaching skills and his commitment to sport and fitness as well as his lived experience, he has now built up a national reputation for helping people from all walks of life be their best - but with their emotional health at the forefront.
This second career sees him supporting people from all walks of life as they learn to develop the tools they need to deal with adversity, overcome obstacles, break down fears and build their self-confidence.
In addition to his work with schools, Nathan has been leading transformational work with prisoners, as well as supporting professionals in a variety of settings. And, of course, still in love with football, he is also the first team manager for Cleethorpes Town Fc.