I am an experienced and qualified coach and coach-mentor supervisor, accredited by EMCC at Master Practitioner level. I act as the Director of Qualifications for The OCM, one of the leading coach training providers in the UK, and deliver coach development programmes on their behalf and for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
I'm a coach because I love seeing people achieving their goals and becoming the person they want to be. It's my passion to see people encountering the world of work in a positive way - we spend a huge proportion of our lives at work and it ought to be a satisfying and rewarding one, that brings out the best in us!
I believe that each of us is capable of more than we realise, and in working with each client I aim to work to develop his or her potential, not just the skills they already have. I believe that changes people make through coaching should be compatible with other aspects of their lives, and help them to achieve success whilst enjoying a satisfying and sustainable work-life balance. I am sensitive to the fact that my clients are in increasingly stressful jobs, and my role is often to partner with them to regain contraol over their roles and careers.
I love learning and find that by working in a learning partnership with clients, I can support then to achieve goals without the need for giving advice, but by helping them to access their inner wisdom, which empowers them and build confidence and motivation.
I am a trustee for local mental health charity, runs VOICE workshops which provide individuals space to explore identity and purpose in life, and works with Lifespace as a mentor to young people, and has been a regular runner on the Rotary Shakespeare half-marathon to raise funds on their behalf. I have also helped to lauch a successful bid to achieve Fairtrade Town status for Alcester - see www.alcester-fairtrade-town.org.uk.
As well as running, I enjoy tai chi, gardening and finding and cooking wild food. When there's enough snow in winter it's fun to get the cross-country skis out and zim across the fields.