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About me

I am a qualified coach and mentor at post graduate level and a member of the Association for Coaching. I specialise in career coaching for adults at any stage of life. I see career in its broadest terms - it can be job related or life change related.

I see private clients, I run Action Learning Sets  and I teach mentoring and coaching skills.

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.

Member organisations


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.

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


From £60.00 to £90.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

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!

Further information

I am starting to see clients again face to face but equally happy to do online coaching. 

I am a trained career coach and also offer life coaching. I often find the two are intertwined.

All the research shows that it is the relationship between practitioner and client that determines levels of success. Book a free session with me to see if we click and take it from there.

You won't regret it!


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a life coach's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the life coach to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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Christine Doubleday

Christine Doubleday