Will Batho, founder of The Adventure Coach. Will started his working life as an outdoor education instructor, leading and developing people in kayaking, climbing and hill walking before taking the opportunity to join the Royal Navy to pursue a career as a Helicopter Pilot. Will piloted commando sea king helicopters for 9 years with the RN, operating in Desert, Arctic and Maritime environments. Flying in operations in support of the SAS and SBS and later qualifying as an instructor. Leaving the service to continue his passion for learning and adventure, Will qualified as a teacher, gaining experience lecturing in Higher and Further Education, quickly progressing to curriculum leadership. Will has continued his personal learning by training and qualifying as a Coach with the Institute of Leadership and Management and ABNLP. Through all his experiences with developing people, in a huge variety of environments, Will believes the coaching philosophy to be undoubtedly the most transformational approach. He is excited to use The Adventure Coach to help transform you, your people or your organisation.

Photography courtesy of Neil Sarkel 



Tom Powell is an experienced and qualified outdoor adventure guide. He has worked around the UK developing his skills in climbing, bushcraft and survival, paddling and coasteering. Tom’s real passion comes from helping others to find their courage and confidence. Tom is a Master Practitioner in Neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and Hypnotherapy, an NLP coach and trains in Non Violent Communication (NVC). Tom blends the use of modern coaching techniques and adventurous activities to assist others in having empowering breakthroughs. Tom is a dedicated rock climber and travels the world seeking challenge and adventure, although more than anything he loves the chance to be free in the great outdoors.

Tom also runs his own company Tom Powell Coaching which focuses on 1-1 coaching for personal breakthroughs and the elimination of phobias and anxieties