What would you like people to know about your coaching?
People I have coached tell me they felt held in a safe space with no judgement. I like to think I create a warm space where you can be yourself, where you can become more curious and self-aware. My coaching is about the whole person, we focus on the here and now, the toughness, the high points, whatever is going on for you. It might be a time to sit and reflect or it might be that we go deep into a personal challenge. No judgement, your space, you bring what you want to the conversation. I love using creative tools in my coaching from modelling clay to photographs if that suits, but for me the most important part of coaching is in creating the relationship and being wholly present for the other person and what emerges for them in the session.
What’s your background? (Coaching and otherwise)
I enjoyed working in education and school improvement for several years and that is where I started my coaching journey as I have always held the belief that people have their own solutions and my role is not to be the expert, but to come alongside, support and gently challenge. So, I made the step into coaching as a career and became accredited with the EMCC. One of the things I love about being a coach is that I am able to work with people with so many diverse and interesting lives which feeds my natural curiosity about people and their interactions with the world – I have a degree in Human Geography! I am struck by the powerful impact coaching can have on lives and I am particularly interested in making coaching more accessible. I support women asylum seekers and refugees, children’s social workers and people with neurodiversity through coaching.
What would you like people to know about you that’s nothing to do with your coaching?
Things that bring out my love of life are music – I have a very eclectic taste, dancing – in the kitchen mainly, the energising and balancing effect of nature and being by the sea, and road trips on the back of a Harley Davidson.