Debra Gotch

Hull, Humberside, HU7 4WA 01482 794133 01482 794133 07588898633 07588898633

About me

Get a new perspective in life

We all have habitual thought patterns that affect our thinking, judgement, attitudes and behaviour. We don't often question if they are limiting us or serving us well. They happen automatically and often unconsciously. We just do what we do and cannot change who we are.

When you increase your self-awareness, you can build on the positive thoughts you have and negate the disempowering ones. This will enable you to tackle challenges with greater ease and play to your strengths.

Learn about yourself

The coach does not advise or tell you what to do. The coaching method is about being able to ‘learn’ as opposed to being ‘taught’. This form of learning empowers you to take full responsibility and authority over your actions. You find your own solutions to your challenges. We support you every step of the way to ensure you get to where you want to be as quickly as possible.

Decisions made easy

Coaching is like a breath of fresh air. It gives you new insights and perspectives that enable you to see more solutions to a given situation. Whether you are stuck or unsure how to progress forward, coaching gives you the distance and focus to see things clearly. It helps you make the right decisions based on the right reasons at the right time. There is enormous value in exploring the various options you have ahead of time. Discovering the pro's and con's thoroughly before taking action enables you to see the short and long term consequences before they happen.

Discover your hidden talents

Coaching helps you identify your strengths, talents and positive attributes so you build on these qualities and realise your true potential. It also enables you to see the parts of you that would serve you better were you to change them.

‘If you keep on doing what you have always done, you will keep on getting what you have always got.’

Ten good reasons to use our coaching services 

  • You make the changes you want faster, easier and more safely with an experienced coach that will encourage you when you need it most.

  • You have a sounding board to bounce your ideas, fears or concerns where the only agenda we have is to assist you to get what you want.

  • You will be more motivated to action your goals as you will have explored potential difficulties in the coaching session and planned how to overcome or avoid them happening.

  • You are in control of the coaching topics, the pace and the style of coaching and will have the benefit of being kept on track so you don't lose focus of your end goal.

  • You will gain a new set of life skills to improve your relationships, confidence and self-belief.

  • You will be stretched to do your best so you get better results.

  • You will not be judged or criticised, you will be treated with respect and you can trust that the information shared will remain confidential.

  • You will be supported all the way from start to finish as we are committed to your success.

  • You will learn more about what makes you 'tick' and what is really important to you.

  • You will gain new insights and perspectives and break negative habits, therefore, having a greater choice of providing you with the skills to tackle things differently if you want to.

Training, qualifications & experience

Personal Performance Coaching Diploma - Distinction
Corporate & Executive Coaching Programme - Distinction
Certified Neuro Linguistic Practioner

I am a Member of the Coaching Academy and adheres to their Professional Code of Ethics. I continue to invest in personal development and update my skills by attending coaching and self-development courses throughout the year.

Six external endorsements to coaching qualifications

Coaching is an unregulated profession and often qualifications are credited in house by the coaching training providers. The Coaching Academy courses have been endorsed by the following external professional bodies.

  • The Open College Network
  • Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP)
  • Education Development International plc (EDI)
  • The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
  • CPD Certification Service
  • The Open and Distance Learning Quality Council (ODLQC)

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Unlock Your Potential - Get excited about your future 

Do you ever wonder what you would be great at? Or do you know what you would like to do but not sure where to start? Do you have a burning desire to do something amazing? Have you forgotten what it feels like to be passionate about what you do? Do you want more excitement in your life? Do you want to feel stretched as if you are growing bigger and better each day?

If so, this programme is for you. You will discover what ignites your flame of passion and what gives you a renewed vitality where you feel at your best and strongest. We all have hidden talents and forgotten dreams that could do with a dusting now is your opportunity to remove the cobwebs and make it happen.

Retirement Coaching - Opportunity in your golden years

Are you excited at the prospect of leisurely mornings, the freedom to do what you want and being free of work obligations? Or are you dreading the day when you hang up your hat and begin your retirement? Do you worry about being bored or feel you have lost your sense of purpose? Are you concerned that people may see you differently now without your responsibilities and title? Do you feel less important somehow?

Retirement is a major transition in life. It can cause feelings of trepidation and anxiety as well as generate feelings of excitement and satisfaction. This is partly down to the way we tend to identify ourselves and others by the job we do. When we stop working we need to make a mental shift in our identity and refrain it. You are no longer known for what you do but what you did. And because you are not doing your job day in day out anymore, it is common to feel a disconnection from the person you were before and uncertainty to who you are now.

This programme will help you discover a new sense of purpose and make your transition easier into the future of the unknown. Discover new opportunities, fulfil a dream or simply enjoy your time taking it easy. Whatever it is you want to do, we will help you get it. Retirement is what you make it. Make it your best years yet.


Create the life you want

Personal Performance Programmes are for individuals who want to make significant positive changes in their life. Whether you have aspirations to climb Mount Everest or simply want to spend more quality time with your family, Equilibrium Coaching helps you to get what you want far easier and faster than working alone.

Once we know your specific needs and the type of changes you wish to make we provide you with a programme template that suits your desired time frame.

I am are here to turn your aspirations into reality, so call Debra 01482 794133 for your free taster session.


6 sessions - £450 1 hour sessions, this can span over 2 months. I am flexible with session times, usually, individuals will have 4 weekly sessions then 2 four nightly. This way you have a good length of time to see a substantial change. I am here to support throughout via email on personal development.


6 sessions - £250 30 minute sessions.


I offer a free complimentary discovery session, where we will be able to establish what you want to achieve and how I will support you.

Further information

About Us

We are a professional coaching practice based in Humberside that delivers high-quality bespoke Business and Personal Life Coaching Programmes designed to inspire greater people performance, happiness and success.

We centre our programmes around health and well-being guiding you to create and maintain the optimum work/life balance for a vital and energised life.

Our Mission

Our mission is quite simply to empower you to "Be the person you aspire to be and live the life you aspire to live." Life can be fun, challenging at times yet so much more when you have the skills to fulfil your potential. So what are you waiting for? Make a start and call us now to book your free taster session.

Founder, Equilibrium Coaching

Debra Jayne Gotch qualified with Distinctions in Performance Coaching and Corporate & Executive Coaching with Europe’s leading training provider the Coaching Academy. Debra is also a certified Neuro Linguistic Practitioner giving her Master Coach status.

Brain Tumour Survivor

In the summer of 2006, Debra was rushed into hospital with seizures just four days after giving birth to her daughter and diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumour.

Following a two year recovery period and feeling somewhat 'lost' in her direction a friend recommended she became a life coach. Debra found her new purpose and now helps other people to connect their passions and their natural talents to live a happy and fulfilled life.


Debra is writing her story "My New Normal" to raise the profile of brain tumours and the effect they have on the emotions. She hopes to inspire fellow brain tumour patients and their families with hope and shares her personal feelings in dealing with this life-threatening illness.

The book will be available from mid-October 2012, published by Authorhouse UK.

Brain Tumour Awareness

You can find more about Debra's work on raising the profile on brain tumours on her facebook page

National Brain Tumour Survey

If you or someone you know has had a brain tumour either living with one or who has survived one would you please direct them to the National Brain Tumour Survey.

New Support Programmes

Debra is currently developing a new support programme to help patients and their families deal with the emotional rollercoaster of a brain tumour diagnosis, treatment process and post-treatment prognosis.

Business background

Debra chose the Health & Beauty Industry to launch her career working with people to help them feel good about themselves. Although this was mainly working on the 'outside-in' she spent many hours listening and coaching people that were often attracted to the salon as a place to unwind and forget about their stresses in life.

Account Executive

Debra decided to put her experience to good use and went on to assist many UK business owners to increase their profits, customer service and client attraction. She introduced structured target systems, revised product knowledge training sessions and sales techniques that centred on providing ethical solutions to customer's concerns.

UK Distributor

With first-hand experience of establishing and running a UK distributorship importing high-end dry water-jet massage units from the USA, Debra knows too well that stress, resilience and adaptability can play a significant part in business life. It is her desire to help businesses overcome the external and internal challenges they face on a day to day basis and devise a long term strategy to manage them effectively.

"The objective is not to provide a quick fix solution that gives temporary relief, but to implement systems, attitudes and procedures that will become the foundation to exceptional people performance."

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Type of session

Face to face life coaching
Online life coaching
Telephone life coaching

Practical details

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Wheelchair user access

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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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Flexible times - daytime and evenings available - please contact me to arrange when suits you


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