Fiona Setch

Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear

0191 271 0444 / 07808 937524

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear

0191 271 0444 / 07808 937524

About me

In her own words Fiona is passionate and enthusiastic about everything that she does especially in her work as Professional Coach and Trainer.

Following a successful first career in Nursing, Fiona moved into Learning and Development and has 25 years experience of providing consultancy services to organisations which includes designing and delivering learning solutions within the Corporate, Voluntary, Public and Education sectors. Passionate about empowering people to work towards their potential at every stage of their career, Fiona contributes a coaching approach to help her clients reach their goals.

Fiona is a talented communicator who enjoys working with people; especially providing a space for clients to be really listened to, and having been described as a dynamic coach, she works to empower her clients with practical solutions. Using all sorts of tools ranging from a blank sheet of paper and pens, to NLP tools and metaphors, Myers Briggs Personality Indicator and sometimes no tools just 'being there ', Fiona always inspires confidence with clients.

Fiona is Passionate (with a capital P !) about development opportunities and assisting people to reach their potential.  This shines through in everything that Fiona does, and as an experienced coach, Fiona brings a unique contribution to her clients as her clients testimonial illustrates :

“I was extremely fortunate to meet Fiona and to have coaching sessions with her over a period of some months. At that time I was overworked, burnt out and gaining little recognition or satisfaction as a Consultant surgeon in the NHS. I clearly remember the 22 September that year. Fiona had arranged a personalised one to one extended coaching session for me which included walking around Alnwick Gardens exploring my position through the metaphor of a developing garden and also working in Fiona’s office. By the time I was returning home to London, I was rejuvenated, centred, motivated and on the road to a better life/work balance. Over the subsequent 2 months Fiona continued to support me with telephone coaching as I made some major decisions that transformed my life.Her compassion, experience and maturity were invaluable to me throughout this time. Perhaps most significant of all was her ability to reflect some hard truths back to me and to quietly remind me of those truths so that I was eventually able to make the difficult choices that changed my situation around. These included a decision to take 4 months out from my job to address escalating serious health problems and to deal with a dysfunctional personal relationship.Now 18 months later I am healthier than I have been since I was in my 20’s (30 years ago). My life is rich and I have time to enjoy my family life and to invest 3 mornings a week in a lifelong passion (equestrian sports). My job plan has been changed to allow me to play to my strengths and I now get great satisfaction from my clinical sessions. I have also had the time and energy to focus more on research and have started to publish and present again at an International level for the first time in 20 years. Although my working sessions were initially reduced when I returned to work after 4 months, I have since taken on 2 extra sessions and my salary is now higher than 2 years ago when I was working much longer hours.It would not have been possible for me to make these changes without Fiona’s coaching. Although most of the changes were made over a year ago, my life now continues to evolve. It is good to know that Fiona’s services are available to me if I need her professional input at times of particular difficulty in the future. “

Training, qualifications & experience

  • RGN Registered General Nursing
  • City & Guilds 730 Teaching Adults in Further Education
  • CIPD Certificate in Training Practice
  • Certificate in Education
  • Practitioner Certificate in NLP
  • ENB RO1, Certificate in Supervisory skills
  • Consultant in MBTI Step 1 and Step 2
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Coaching; Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University
  • Certificate in Coaching Supervision
  • Accredited Fireworks Career Coach
  • Brain Friendly Learning Training
  • Master practitioner in NLP
  • i3 Leadership Coaching Accreditation

Member organisations


Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • Maternity Coaching - coaching that assists mothers to be before going on maternity leave, during maternity leave and when thinking of returning to work and when back at work.


As part of the coaching process, there are several starting point conversations either face to face, by phone or email to clarify your goals and timescales. As each client is different, I design an individual package for each person.

My fees range from £55 - £100 an hour, some clients like longer sessions so sessions can vary from 60 minutes or 60 minutes - 120 minutes.

Further information

Published work:

"Looking after yourself "- chapter in Palliative Care textbook “Palliative Nursing” (2000)

Articles in Hospital Doctor "Motivating self, Motivating your team, Team working ":(2004)

‘Interview Skills for Consultants’ in ENT & Audiology News, (2010)

Article in Coaching at Work: "The final Frontier", a perspectives article. (2011)

eBook : Bookboon : “The Art of Interview Skills” 2014.

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE5

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified