I am a qualified coach and mentor at post graduate level and a member of the Association for Coaching.
I see private clients, I run Action Learning Sets and I teach mentoring and coaching skills.
I am available to facilitate Action Learning Sets and group mentoring within your organisation - these work very well online.
I have worked in education all my career as I have a passion for learning. I have held senior positions in large and complex organisations, often leading teams through change and reorganisations.
The pandemic has posed particular issues where support for robust mental health has become ever more important. Loneliness, isolation and uncertainty are extra challenges that my clients have faced this year.
Carving out some space to think things through with someone else can be a real support for professional and personal life. It may be that you want to tweak what you are currently doing or you may be thinking about wholesale change. Either way, having some space, some time to think and talk about what you really want to do can be a huge benefit and help you work out your next move.
I have faced sadness as well as joys in my life. I’ve been stuck and not known where to turn but have found resources within myself and support from others that have enabled me to lead a successful career and fulfilling life.
I continue to be coached and supervised myself because I want the best professional offer for my clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have always used coaching and mentoring skills as part of my management style as I believe empowering others is the best way to get results. I decided to train formally five years ago and now have a Post Graduate Certificate (with distinction) from Oxford Brookes University. I am a member of the Association of Coaching. I belong to a peer supervision group as I know that enhancing my own professionalism is important for my clients. I see private clients, I run Action Learning Sets and I teach coaching and mentoring skills to Further Education professionals.
I love my work. It gives me great professional and personal satisfaction to see clients unravel confusion in their heads and clarify where they want to go next. It might be a small step or it might be a huge step but the importance of making that step can never be underestimated. For the client, it is a crucial step.
Association for Coaching
The Association for Coaching is one of the leading professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations.
The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Action Learning Sets and group mentoring within organisations.
Teaching coaching and mentoring skills.
New parents who need support during the transition to being a parent.
People going back into work after maternity / paternity leave
People who are not ready to retire completely but want a more varied portfolio approach to life
I offer a free introductory session so that we can both be comfortable about working together.
After that, we will work out a plan for the amount and frequency of sessions and agree the fee.
I offer a free checking out session so that we can wind up our work together and be clear about next steps.
During the pandemic, I am offering online sessions. These have been working extremely well - do give it a try!
The physical and mental health of my clients is of paramount importance.
I offer some local two metre distanced walking coaching sessions when regulations allow.
Most of my clients have moved online and this has been highly satisfactory.
I shall offer face to face sessions again when it is safe to do so.