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Choices Life Coaching

About me

I have spent the last 12 years coaching young people, in that time I have worked with hundreds of students through my work in schools & private work with families.  Every one of them is unique and every one of them has taught me something new to enhance my coaching techniques.

Whether it is helping the disengaged 11 year old to re-engage with school or the 25 year old to identify their path to the right career, I recognise that every young person has something wonderful in them and I feel privileged that I am able to help them identify what that is and how to use it to achieve their dreams.

Through my work with students I have developed coaching exercises which enable them to understand how to be true to the things which are important to them and how to prevent limiting beliefs from compromising their potential.

Through listening to young people I have strengthened my Life Coaching skills and apply these when working with adults.  A child who is struggling with the separation of parents, learning how to communicate with their peers & teachers or coming to terms with bereavement can offer fantastic insights into how they would help the grown-ups around them if they had the opportunity.

My coaching style is professional, relaxed, exciting & fun!

-       Professional, always working within the coaching code of ethics & Safeguarding

-       Relaxed, creating comfortable coaching environments for my clients

-       Exciting, always being excited about what my clients will & do achieve

-       Fun, ensuring that my clients, of all ages remember that it is okay to have fun & be             happy

Training, qualifications & experience

In 2005/2006 I studied with Newcastle College and achieved:

- Certificate in Life Coaching
- Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Certificate - Life Coaching Skills & Practice.

Over the last 10 years I have been fortunate to work continuously with Academies in West Yorkshire providing Life Coaching to children and young people aged between 11 and 18 years old. This work has recently extended to Academies in North Yorkshire through my Associate Life Coach, Marie Whittaker.

Prior to becoming a Life Coach I gained extensive managerial experience working within the financial and facilities management sectors, developing teams and individuals through a range of coaching techniques which I have developed and applied successfully over the last 30 years and now apply when working with my adult clients.

I have held the positions of Chair of trustees for a bereavement charity and school governor and I hold a DBS certificate.

Member organisations


Association for Coaching (AC)

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Other areas of coaching I deal with

- Youth Coaching
- Bereavement Coaching for Young People
- Challenges presented in the Work place
- Managing Change
- Motivation
- Life after Divorce
- Empty Nest Syndrome


Additional information

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When I work

We are available to work with schools during term time and with private clients weekdays & evenings throughout the year

Further information

Member of Association for Coaching.

Tingley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF3

Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23

Type of session

In person
Home visits