Alex Blakeson

Professional Coach
English (native), Spanish (advanced), Swedish (intermediate)

Alex is professionally trained and certified by the Gestalt International Study Center and International Coaching Federation (ICF) plus trains with the renowned Gottman Institute in support of good relationships. He has been happily coaching diverse clients for over a decade in the U.S. and now Europe. His Masters degree is in adult education and he worked prior decades in education, training, consulting and management ranging from a faith-based non-profit to a large corporation.

Coaching is a “pro-active” and “co-active” approach to the development of individuals and families that could be described as “feeling better by doing differently”, in which we also learn to think and feel differently. Alex helps each individual, group, couple or family better define the purpose, principles and goals they most believe in. He then systematically ‘walks’ together with you toward and through the obstacles to fulfilling them. He loves working with diverse people of all ages and backgrounds, with special attention to the capacity of young adults to learn to maintain coherence between community, friendship, marriage and family, study, work, personal wellbeing and health early in life.

Alex has lived most of his life in the U.S. and lived in the West Indies and Latin America for five years. Since marrying a Swede in 1989 he has made many visits to and then moved with his wife to Sweden in 2021. His three adult children live in the U.S. and Norway.

He works in person in two Stockholm locations as well as online and strives to make coaching accessible to all, including through dynamic small groups of 3-5 who learn to trust and support each other’s development. He also offers day-long “launch” workshops for small groups in Stockholm, Göteborg, Lund-Malmö and Umeå.