Do you know where you want to go next with your life? Let me help you to know your own mind. Together we can :
- explore who you are and what you need from your life;
- find the clarity you need to choose the future you want;
- learn how to bridge the gap between dreams and reality;
- develop the self-belief you need to start the journey
"The work that I did with Christine completely opened my eyes to my own potential. I developed a real insight
into what I need in a role and in my life."
- (Carla Thomas)
"I called upon Chris Rigden during a particularly difficult time in my professional and personal life. Instead of
jumping to solutions, she helped me gain an understanding of my own personality, and how this affected the
way I reacted. I was then able to develop my own response to these situations."
- (Guy Bullen)
I work with my clients confidentially on matters of self-knowledge, work/life balance, and career development
or change. Most of my clients are in their 40s and 50s, rethinking what they want in life, but I work with all
ages of adults. As a personality type practitioner (Myers-Briggs/Jungian) I can offer extra insights into who you are and what makes you tick. Your *whole* type, not just an acronymn!
See my web site Insights for Change for more information.
Originally from the USA, I moved to the UK in 1974 to study Art, and stayed.
Prior to developing 'Insights for Change', I spent 20 years working in Information Technology, specialising in
User Experience Design (helping make technology easier for people to use). While there I did research into
Colour Blindness and my work has been widely published and referenced. While there I was also trained as
a Leadership Coach and coached within the organisation for 4 years.
I've been studying Psychological Type theory since 1997, and qualified as a practitioner in 2002. I am currently
involved in the British Association for Psychological Type (BAPT) as Trustee and Webmaster, and co-ordinator for the Careers & Occupations column in their journal TypeFace.
I have published four books of poetry (most recently in Oct 2016), as well as having individual poems published in various places over the years. Some of my poems are here: (http://www.rigdenage.co.uk/wp/). I enjoy reading, baking and painting (watercolour and oils, paintings). My husband and I also spend quite a lot of time on our narrowboat.
Training, qualifications & experience
Over 750 hours one-to-one coaching experience
Myers-Briggs best-fit personality type assessments for over 250 individuals
2004 - 2008 - Leadership/career coaching within BT plc
Training & Qualifications:
- Dec 2015 - Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation
- Sep 2007 - Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (renewed 2011 & 2014)
- Nov 2005 - Licensed Career coach, Firework Coaching Programme
- Apr 2005 - Certified Leadership Coach, Co-creative Alliance
- Nov 2002 - qualified to administer Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
- 1994 - BSc (Hons) Information & Business Systems Technology, University of Essex.
Areas of coaching I deal with
The initial 30 min consultation (usually by phone) is free. Coaching available face-to-face or by phone, from £50 per session (45-60 min),
Double-length sessions also possible on request. Some concessions available, ask if required. See my web site Insights for Change for more information.
Number, length and frequency of sessions tailored to individual's requirements, by discussion and agreement.
Type of session
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Daytimes weekdays, generally. Occasional evenings if needed.