Are you living the life you imagined? One full of purpose and aligned to your values? Are you planning, or working through, any type of change or transition?
I support individuals and organisations to reflect on their strengths, realise their potential, take their brave next step and gain fulfilment.
Making any kind of change can feel like a challenge. Whether the change is small or big, to do with work or home, decisions need to be made about the what, where, how and when, and consideration needs to be given to the impact of change on you, and others close to you.
Sometimes change can feel exciting and at other times it can feel overwhelming. There may be different options to choose from and there may well be some sort of grieving process involved too, especially if you haven’t been the one to instigate the change.
Giving yourself the time and space to gain clarity about your drivers for change, how the change will create meaning for you, and what needs to be in place to enable the change will make the process of transition as smooth as possible.
“Coaching definitely helped me outline what I wanted, how I was going to get there and what my next steps were, and then spurred me into action!”
I have a wealth of experience in supporting people through change. I have supported hundreds of people on a one-to-one basis as a coach, including:
Professional performers who are thinking about transitioning into another career and other creative industry professionals
Those working in the teaching profession give so much of their time nurturing young people, many of whom often feel overwhelmed with the workload.
People who want to make a significant shift in their career or personal life to find a new challenge, a fresh perspective, a new relationship or a different relationship with work.
“You hold the space very well without me feeling judged. Sometimes talking about yourself can be emotional and you give plenty of space for reflection and time to think about things.”
Some people come to me when they are at a point of crisis – something outside of their control might have caused an abrupt change; they might be injured or they might be emotionally exhausted and have had enough of things as they are. Some people come to me with more of a long-term view, wanting to reconnect with their values and think about how they can gently re-purpose their life and explore options over time.
You will know when the time is right for you to benefit from coaching and we will then design our work together.
Why not send me an email to set up a call?
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
Relational Dynamics Coach - Certificate of Accreditation with Distinction (level 7) with Culture and Work and Relational Dynamics 1st
Action Learning Facilitator - Action Learning Associates
Co-Active Coaching Fundamentals module - CTI UK
ORSC (Organisation and Relationship Systems Coaching) Fundamentals module - CRR UK
Mental Health First Aider with Mental Health First Aid England and Beingworks
Working with and coaching Neurodiverse Clients CPD - Barefoot Coaching
Plus numerous CPD workshops with Association for Coaching and International Coaching Federation (member of both organisations)
Member of Coaching Central (local ICF Chapter) and local co-coaching groups
Post Graduate Certificate in Education
I have coached professionally for over 5 years.
In addition to my private practice I have a coaching contract with Dancers' Career Development and occasionally provide coaching on a voluntary basis to Shaw Trust and other charities.
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
From £60.00 to £120.00
Free initial telephone or online session
To find out more about coaching and check that I’m the right fit for your needs, you are welcome to book a free 15-minute call and ask me further questions.
One-to-one coaching sessions are available as a one-off taster session or in packages of 3-6 sessions booked over the course of 6 months.
Fees are dependent on personal situation and business sector, usually ranging between £60-120 an hour – please enquire for further information.
Coaching sessions can take place in person at my base near Solihull or via Zoom or Skype or telephone. Alternatively, if booked by an organisation/company/collective for at least half a day, I can visit a venue of your choice (subject to appropriate travel time).
I have a flexible schedule and am available to offer sessions during the day and on two evenings a week.
To accomodate demand, I also work one Saturday morning each month.
“I was guided into thinking of ways of solving a variety of problems in managing my professional and home life.”
“Very rarely do I give myself time to evaluate where I am heading in my career and build a plan of action that could help in reaching my goals. As a artist I am working alone all the time so do not have reviews offered by most professional companies. Coaching is a fine substitute for this. Coaching is a safe environment to explore openly your thoughts. The action of speaking your thoughts out loud is also really beneficial. I’m sure the action of doing so generates a positive mental attitude going forward…plus it would be nice to think that FATE is listening and the universe will also be helping you meet you goals”.
“You gave ... precious time and head space to ask ourselves the questions that mattered”.
“You were completely attentive ... Much of what we discussed I had been thinking about already as I’m at a point where I feel a shift is needed in my career, but it was quite cathartic to articulate it aloud in a safe space. It really got me thinking about focusing on collaboration with others, and choosing the right kind of collaborations. I would very much recommend a coaching session for anyone working Freelance within the Creative Industries”.