I am a heartfelt, warm and challenging coach and supervisor working across the South West. Highly experienced and qualified, I draw upon many different approaches and methodologies so that I can be flexible with each client. I love hearing about the aspirations, frustrations, complexities and challenges of the different worlds in which my coaching clients operate and more importantly, challenging and supporting them to build upon their abilities and capabilities and achieve what they want to have happen.
I believe in a solutions focus and paying attention to resourcefulness in the present and future rather than difficulties in the past. My style is peaceful yet challenging, purposeful yet relaxed. I will hold time and space for you with compassion and build connection and trust, but I won’t empathise or sympathise once the coaching is underway as friends, family and work colleagues can give plenty of both. That doesn’t mean I don’t care, because I do. My professional skill is directing that care for you into insightful questions and choosing the right coaching tool for the right moment to uncover potential and facilitate transformation. Return on investment is important – everyone is under conflicting demands for their time and energy. I believe coaching should ask you the questions that you wouldn’t ask yourself and challenge the limitations and assumptions that others might pass by. I love the phrase ‘fierce courage’ and this sums up my belief about coaching work at its best.
When I’m not coaching, I really enjoy developing new and experienced coaches through coaching skills programmes and ILM coaching qualifications. My business inspired2learn is both an ILM and CMI accredited centre and delivers an extensive portfolio of qualifications in coaching, supervision and leadership worldwide. I’ve written and published two coaching books and a set of coaching cards. Working with middle managers and senior leaders in a coaching relationship is especially rewarding. These roles can be isolated and the impact of time to think, be challenged and supported by a coach has the potential for transforming behaviours and outcomes.
I coach face to face or by phone / Skype. A one off session or a longer term relationship both work well, depending on what the client is seeking to achieve.
I am a Member of the AC, CMI, EMCC, ANLP and AOCS. I am Fellow of the ILM and RSA.
Away from work and with two very dodgy knees, I spend a lot of time road cycling and mountain biking in beautiful Wiltshire and beyond. I spend as much time as I can outdoors on the bikes or walking and if the weather is bad, I use it as an excuse to stay indoors and crochet or play my ukulele! This year I am cycling from Lands End to John of Groats for charity – wish me luck!
Some of my coaching specialities
- Business coaching
- Career Coaching
- Confidence Coaching
- Executive Coaching
- Leadership Coaching
- Personal development
- Work / Life Balance
- Staff coaching