Do you want to work with someone calm, wise and creative?
That’s what clients say about me.
Do you want to get a new view on where you are now in life, think differently and move forward?
That’s what I help clients do.
Do you want to make a difficult decision, find solutions to problems or start down a different road?
That’s where I help people gain clarity, confidence and new skills.
With a rich experience of life, a professional career and a large extended family spread around the world, not much surprises me.
Coaching is a practical way of helping people gain insights and clarity, shift their thinking, grow their confidence, manage their emotions, take action and achieve their goals. The way I work is matched to who you are and what you want to achieve.
I do coaching face to face in Bristol and by telephone, skype or video-conference all over the UK and internationally.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Certified Coach – International Coach Federation
Certificate in Coach Supervision (& Mentoring)
Certificate in the Psychology of Coaching
Advanced Diploma in Performance Coaching
I set up my coaching practice, Coaching Climate, in 2005 and have coached people from all sorts of walks of life since then, working with businesses and corporate organisations as well as individual clients. I love the huge variety of people I meet and finding out about what makes each one special.
UK International Coach Federation
The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.
Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.
Members of ICF are accountable to a professional code of ethics.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Planning for the Future
Please get in touch for up to date individual or business fees.
We will have a conversation about why you are coming to coaching, what you want to achieve and your own context.This 30 minute consultation is free.
Other areas of coaching I deal with
For business coaching, my own experience of leading successful teams in highly accountable roles helps. I understand what it’s like being a business owner and managing a team on your own. I’ve been Chair of the Board at St George’s Bristol, Director of Bristol Education Action Zone and have run my own business for over 10 years. I know from experience how much it can help to have a coach to think things through with.
I’ve been a coach supervisor since 2009 and also mentor other coaches for ICF Accreditation. I have supervision myself to keep my game up to the mark.
I am currently a Director of the UK Board of the International Coach Federation.
My third book is coming out in September 2015. Co-authored with Jenny Bird, MCC, it is all about coaching! The Art of Coaching: A Handbook of Tips and Tools (Routledge).
Here are a few testimonials:
“I’ve left each of your coaching sessions with clear and practical ideas that I can put confidently into action that same day” Leo Pitt
“After two sessions of coaching, I knew I had made the right decision… I coped assertively and effectively with difficult colleagues and learned strategies to cope in the future” Maryanne Martin.
“I have gained confidence in handling both challenging business issues as well as my personal life.” Alastair Slade
“Our sessions together have been one of the most influential pints of my career so far” Robin Mason
“My confidence in myself and my ability to stand on my own two feet has grown with each coaching session” Victoria Bicknell
“I couldn’t be more impressed and delighted by the improvements to my business” Karen Dunne-Squire