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Stillwater Coaching Ltd

Martin Benefer

MMedSci, BSc, RNutr, PGCert, PCC

Career - Wellbeing - Life

Work with a

professional certified coach


challenge, reflection & fresh perspective 

Identify your

true goals, priorities & barriers

And make the changes you need to

unlock your potential

Still Water


Private Coaching & Coaching Within Organisations

Face-to-Face & Remote, UK & International.

 Helping clients in 3 core areas:

Career & Business Coaching

Leadership Coaching

Wellbeing Coaching

Wellbeing Coaching

Personal Development & Life Coaching

Life Coaching

 Career & Business Coaching

Career Coaching

Are you having the impact you want?

I help business owners, leaders and managers reassess what matters most and how to achieve it.


Working with an external and impartial coach in a confidential environment enables clients to fully explore their goals and address the barriers to their success.


We'll define your leadership purpose, create a compelling vision and ensure you're playing to your strengths to have the impact you want for the benefit of you, your organisation and the people in it.  


Wellbeing Coaching


Are you functioning at your best?


Wellbeing in and out of work underpins everything else we do -  it's the difference between optimal performance and eventual burnout

Coaching enables clients to re-evaluate their situation and themselves, challenging them to consider what they need to thrive, not merely survive.

We'll look at the power of positive and negative beliefs, the triggers and barriers affecting your wellbeing and explore the attitudes, behaviours and habits helping or hindering you from being at your best. 


We'll also explore tools, techniques and approaches to help you alleviate stress, increase satisfaction and maximise your personal impact.

Personal Development & Life Coaching

Life Coach

Are you heading in the right direction?

Are you looking to develop and feel you're not making the progress you want?  Or maybe you're stuck and feel compelled to try something new, but feel unsure what it is or where to start.


A fresh, independent perspective can make all the difference.

I provide an open, reflective & positively challenging environment to help you evaluate your strengths, interests, passions and values in order to discover the right path for you and the confidence to pursue it.

Personal Coaching
Business Coaching
Healthy Lifestyle Coaching
About Me
About Me
Martin Benefer PCC

I have a passion for human development and love to help people achieve their potential, both personally and within their career.


I'm a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), with a Postgraduate Certificate in Business & Personal Coaching (PGCert) and over 1,000 hours of coaching practice, supporting more than 350 clients

I'm also a Coaching Tutor at Barefoot Coaching Ltd, where I train and mentor new coaches; an Honorary Assistant Professor at the Nottingham University Business School, where I mentor students and business owners; and am a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA).

I have a background in Health & Wellbeing: I'm a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr), and have a degree in Sport Science (BSc) and masters degree in Human Nutrition (MMedSci).

In 2017, having worked in a variety of business environments for over 10 years, I decided to follow my heart, trained as a coach and set up my own coaching business.  

I'm based in Nottingham and work with organisations and private clients across the UK and internationally.

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Beyond Coaching...

Beyond coaching clients I lead an active lifestyle and enjoy challenging myself.  


I read as much as I can to learn, absorb new ideas and gain alternative perspectives to help me grow as an individual and improve as a coach.


I like to keep fit and have completed a number of marathons, half marathons and adventure races.  I also have a long-standing interest in martial arts and and train regularly in aikido.

Travel is a big personal passion and through it I have developed a love for photography.

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Get to Know Me


I work with private clients as well as business owners and people within organisations.

Clients include doctors, lawyers, teachers, managers, directors, business owners, graduates and students.

Private Clients - I've helped people build confidence, manage their wellbeing and rediscover their purpose. 

Clients have changed job, changed career, reset their work-life balance and redefined their life path in line with what truly matters to them.

Business Owners - I've helped business owners across various sectors to re-evaluate their vision, strategy and objectives.

Clients have reset their business purpose, mission, values and goals and the measures required to achieve success.

Coaching within Organisations - I've worked with directors, senior managers, graduates and students.  

I've helped people increase their impact, increase job satisfaction, improve performance ratings and gain promotions.

My coaching experience includes men and women of various ages, at different life stages and with different needs.

Everyone is different.  Everyone is an individual.  And that's the fascination!

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Client Testimonials

"It's given me a clearer picture of who I am, what drives and motivates me, my strengths and ultimately how I can use this for the greater good to be a better leader and to inspire my team​."

"Working with Martin has helped me to stand firmly for the values that are important to me in work."

"From our first session Martin really helped me look at what I needed to do and see what was getting in my way"

Career & Business

"My advice would be to fully embrace and trust the process, as whilst not knowing it at the time, all of the sessions have connected really well and built up to something much bigger."

I've taken so much away from our sessions together. You have an amazing way to see through my brain clutter and help me better understand and articulate what I want and where I'm going!

"I'd have no hesitation recommending Stillwater Coaching to those looking to review their career and plot the next steps"

"It was a remarkable experience of a lifetime as there is really a turnaround effect in my entire operations and service delivery."

"You've truly changed the way I think, aspire and connect my professional experiences and sense of purpose."

"“My wider team worked with Martin for 6 months.  These sessions really helped participants to unlock and reflect on their own development journeys to achieve higher levels of confidence and empowerment

"Martin helped me identify my strengths and counteract self doubt"

"Martin has been fantastic to work with and has helped me on the journey from imposter syndrome to an empowered woman who knows what she wants and stands for in the world"

"The coaching has given me greater confidence to deal with stressful situations at work. Thanks so much Martin!"

"Working with Martin has helped me believe in myself and put myself in that right direction.  I've gone from confused and dissatisfied about work to focused and motivated"

"His on point and effective questioning helped me unlock transformative new views on key issues I've been tackling"

"He has a real skill in knowing how to ask the right questions, that have really allowed me to open up and learn a lot more about myself"


"You’re incredibly perceptive and you coach in a very calm and non-judgmental way, which put me at ease and gave me space to think about things in a different way"

"Martin is a remarkable coach who helped guide me through his incredible combination of being present, perceptive and patient."

"I want to say thanks again for the coaching sessions. I had been going round in circles and was stuck in a rut. 

It started a chain reaction to change my life for the better."

"I've entered a whole new and exciting dimension of self awareness!"

"Martin is supremely calm and insightful. He has an innate ability to sift through the complexities and succinctly make the path clearer."

"The clarity and purpose he's helped me uncover has truly changed so many aspects of my life for the good."

"He is a really inspiring and personable coach"

"He had my full trust and I would recommend him without reservation."

"Thank you Martin, for some excellent sessions!"

"Martin is a brilliant coach and I want to say a massive thank you for all his support and wisdom."

I would not hesitate to recommend Martin to anyone, of any age, facing any perceived difficulty. He is an expert in his field. 

I wish I'd met him years ago!"


"I truly appreciate the value.

Every single session has pushed me forwards."


"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"

Eleanor Roosevelt


If you’d like to know more or wish to arrange a FREE INTRO CHAT please enter your details below and click "I'm Interested".

Alternatively, feel free to email or call using the details below.  I'll be in touch very soon.


Martin Benefer

(+44) 07969 653 024

Thanks for your message. I'll be in touch shortly! Martin

Data Protection

Information is collected and held by Stillwater Coaching Ltd in order to perform the contractual service of client coaching. 

Information held is limited to critical data, relevant to coaching relationships.  This information is either provided directly by clients (including name, address, contact details and relevant personal or business information), or captured during and after coaching sessions in the form of coaching notes.

All retained information is held securely and confidentially on a password-secured personal computer or in confidential office files.


Client information is not accessible to any third party, nor is it made available to any third party without the explicit prior consent of clients, and only then with the client’s specific needs and interests in mind, for example in the case of relevant referrals.

Any contact made with clients is related to contractual coaching services or to opportunities deemed directly relevant to clients based on known information.

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