Penelope Overton MA; Dip Transformational Coaching
I am a Transformational Coach with 14 years experience spanning the professional, the personal and the private.
I can help you resolve internal and external obstacles to understanding, progress and fulfilment and lead a more resolved and satisfied life.
My first profession was as a solicitor, from which I moved to mediation and dispute resolution which might be why I am especially interested in coaching around conflict, impasse, difficult conversations and communication in both professional and personal contexts.
I will help you focus on the parts of your life that you might feel dissatisfied with, anxious or upset about, or simply that don’t seem to be living up to their earlier promise. You will be able to identify the behaviours or patterns that don’t serve you, perhaps at home, perhaps at work, as well as the strengths which might be going unnoticed.
Coaching is forward looking and works best with people who are looking for change, in one form or another. As a coach, I won’t advise or offer solutions. If the answers were obvious, you’d have figured them out for yourself. Instead, I will be listening closely to what you say and to what you don’t say and offering it back to you as the foundation of our conversation.
You take your car in for a regular service; you go to the dentist for a check up every six months. How about offering yourself some coaching to fix the exhaust before it falls off, to fill that hole before it starts to hurt?
I work with individuals and couples, families and groups, two at a time, three at a time, wherever the need is for better communication and understanding.
I work with people wanting to improve their relationships, and couples and individuals wanting to find a way to separate in a way that causes least fallout and stress to themselves and those around them. I also work with people experiencing the pain and difficulty of relationship breakdown, at the point of crisis or sometimes years later.
Business and Career Coaching
My long experience in workplace mediation, as an employment lawyer and as the owner of a small business has convinced me that what holds people back at work is the same as what holds people back outside work.
Offering regular coaching sessions to employees to help them investigate what is important in their lives – their relationships, their ambition, their fears and anxieties, where they get stuck, where they feel undervalued, what they love and enjoy – is not only a transformational offering in terms of employee well-being, but will pay extraordinary dividends in terms of motivation, productivity, and retention. Happier employees mean happier workplaces means more work done means increased profits.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching; Accredited Certificate in Positive Psychology Coaching; Existential Coaching; Community Mediation Skills Certificate; National Certificate in Workplace Mediation Skills (Distinction); Advanced Mediation Skills; Foundation Training in Non-violent Communication (NVC); Restorative Justice Training; Teacher Effectiveness Training (conflict resolution skills for education); Civil & Commercial Mediation Training (ADR Group); Language in Conflict; Dialogue Road Map Resolver training; MA (Oxon); MA Birkbeck; Qualified, non-practicing solicitor.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- Communication and conflict coaching
Packages of six sessions by Skype £360 for individuals, £480 for couples
Business fees by negotiation.
I work from my home in St Albans or by Skype anywhere in the world.
Type of session
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I am happy to meet at an accessible location - or to meet via Skype.
I am available flexibly by Skype or in person. I am happy to arrange a first free session.