David Rendle

David Rendle

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Gosport
Hampshire
PO12

07790 435818

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Gosport
Hampshire
PO12

07790 435818

About me

Teacher and Coach

  • Coaching and Mentoring for Education Professionals.

I have had a long career as a secondary teacher and I now tutor and lecture in the University of Chichester Institute of Education on a number of the teacher training and school improvement programmes. Much of my coaching has been working with educational professionals, but I have also worked with lawyers, self-employed, armed forces personnel and HR professionals.

As I have had many years of service at the 'chalk-face' as a classroom teacher, head of faculty and pastoral lead, I am all too aware of the professional and personal pressures that teachers face. I am therefore able to use my experiences in the profession to provide a unique and insightful approach to coaching teachers at all stages in their careers.

I can provide support with:

  • Achieving your potential
  • Clarity of direction
  • Developing your personal qualities
  • Developing you as a leader/manager
  • An unsatisfactory work-life balance
  • Burn-out
  • Appraisal and performance management outcomes
  • Pressures of assessment targets and inspections
  • Disciplinary matters
  • Behaviour for learning
  • Coping with stress
  • Juggling priorities and making best use of your time
  • Acting as a sounding board for new ideas and initiatives that you have
  • Becoming more emotionally intelligent when dealing with others e.g. when in conflict
  • Dealing with difficult parents
  • Providing a confidential ‘ear’ for you to discuss any worries
  • Managing change
  • Decision making

And more...

  • Coaching and Mentoring Students.

I also coach students to help them achieve their potential, cope with exam stress, revision, motivation, decision making and coping with difficult relationships. I draw on my experience as a teacher and many years of supporting students through troublesome stages in their studies. I offer a range of proven strategies that students can use to support their studies and deciding upon their futures.I have developed models to support students with motivation, decision-making, problem solving and exam stress.

My approach is relaxed, but I am prepared to challenge assumptions and query actions when necessary. I use a range of coaching tools, homespun wisdom from a career in teaching, insights from cognitive behavioural approaches, and my questioning is thought-provoking. My aim is to facilitate for the student a process of exploring their situation and thinking, and to seek their own solutions and paths.

My work is influenced by the philosophies of solution-focussed coaching and positive psychology. Solution-focussed coaching assists the client to define their desired future and to construct a pathway to that future. Positive psychology is a scientifically-rooted approach to coaching that aims to help clients increase their well-being, improve and apply strengths, enhance performance and achieve their goals.

  • Executive Coaching and Mentoring.

I hold an ILM Level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching and I am a member of the Association for Coaching. Much of my coaching has been working with educational professionals, but I have also worked with lawyers, self-employed, armed forces personnel and HR professionals.

Coaching facilitates personal development and helps you to steer through many of the challenges that life throws at us. These could include:

  • Realising your potential
  • Achieving your ambitions
  • Decision making
  • Juggling priorities and making the best use of your time
  • Acting as a sounding board for new ideas
  • Developing personal qualities or skills – e.g. growing your resilience or confidence
  • Coping with stress
  • Preventing burn-out
  • Becoming more emotionally intelligent when dealing with others e.g. when in conflict
  • Providing support in specific work situations
  • Helping you develop as a leader/manager and achieve your potential
  • Providing a confidential ‘ear’ for you to discuss any worries
  • Managing change
  • Balance of work and pleasure

And more….

My approach is relaxed, but I am prepared to challenge assumptions and query actions when necessary. I use a range of coaching tools, insights from cognitive behavioural approaches and my questioning is thought-provoking. I believe that the client should work with me to seek their own solutions and paths. My work is influenced by the philosophies of solution-focussed coaching and positive psychology. Solution-focussed coaching assists the client to define their desired future and to construct a pathway to that future. Positive psychology is a scientifically-rooted approach to coaching that aims to help clients increase their well-being, improve and apply strengths, enhance performance and achieve their goals.

  • Coaching for elite athletes.

Having come from a background of elite sporting endeavour, I am very aware of the stresses associated with high training loads, crises of confidence, selection pressures and preparation for competition. In addition, I can use my experience of adjusting to a life after training and competition to support others making that difficult transition.

I am a member of the Association for Coaching, DBS checked and comprehensively insured for public liability and professional indemnity. I benefit from regular coaching supervision.

Coaching can be conducted in person, via telephone or video link.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons), General Science. University of Durham

PGCE, Secondary Geography and Physical Education. University of Durham

Certificate of Professional Development in Education. Open University.

Executive Coaching Level 7 Diploma. Institute of Leadership and Management.

Member of the Association for Coaching.

Member organisations

AC

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Coaching education professionals.

Coaching students facing exam stress, lack of motivation,problem solving and making important decisions.

Coaching elite athletes facing confidence issues and the transition to life after competition.

Fees

I offer a complimentary discovery session, which would typically entail a 45-60 minute face-to-face, telephone or video conversation to see if we ‘click’, identify the issues you are facing and what you wish to achieve.

Typically, a really effective coaching cycle will last for 6 sessions at roughly fortnightly intervals. This includes the use of coaching tools and unlimited email support.

I can also offer individual hour-long sessions.

I operate a sliding scale of fees, and I will quote for the whole coaching project.

(I charge for reasonable travel expenses).

Further information

What people say about my coaching:


A teacher facing a career change and evaluating possibilities

‘David is, in my opinion, such an empathic, caring and decent human being, someone who seems to be constantly reflecting on how he can be a “better” person and who consciously and constantly pays attention to his own actions and his inter-actions with others.’

‘I was encouraged a great deal but necessarily, I think, challenged by David to view situations in a new and different light.’

‘I felt that David was an equal with me and at no stage felt a superiority, piousness or self-righteousness coming from him at all.’

‘David has a kindness, an empathy and a wish to be in service to others that is really obvious and genuine.’

‘As a result of my sessions with David I feel understood, I have taken away approaches, tips, practical information and skills that undoubtedly help me now and will continue to do so in the future.’

An office administrator feeling trapped and unhappy in her current job

‘David has given me some very clear guides and ideas that I can move forward with.’

‘Because of the clear steps – I know what needs to be done. I also feel that what I am already doing is right and I am therefore less hard on myself.’

A senior teacher in a new management role

Coaching was a new experience for me and one that I wouldn’t say that I felt entirely comfortable entering into. I initially saw it as something that I had been asked to do due to failures in my current role. My experience however, from the very first session with David, was one of support and I immediately felt at ease with him as we discussed my current circumstances. There was a real warmth to our sessions and I quickly found that he was a person that I felt that I could really open up to. This was in no small part down to his approach, which was entirely nonjudgmental and instead made me feel more positive about myself as a person and a leader.

I feel that the real key to our sessions has been David’s ability to listen and pick up on crucial points that I haven’t even considered. It is an astute skill to be able to absorb, at times, random accounts of issues that I am discussing / venting and then pick up on such a small point, which develops into a key discussion and reflection point. It is here that David has then been able to challenge me on my own views of leadership and of myself as a person. From previous experience a challenge can sometimes be interpreted as a negative however, due to the positive relationship that we developed and a genuine empathy and support that I have received from David these moments have been the most powerful in helping me to find answers to my questions and consider things in a different and more constructive way. They have helped me to move forward, to push past difficulties, to reflect upon the positives and new opportunities and approaches that have, and will continue to help me as a leader in my school.

Gosport, PO12

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

I can offer some day times, most evenings and occasional weekends.