Summary

I specialise in helping individuals and SMEs to create resilience and make the best use of their skills and resources. I recognise that stress and lack of confidence hold many people and companies back from reaching their full potential and I love working with people to build realistic, workable strategies that help them regain focus and move forward. My approach is very robust and I help clients to find solutions and ways forward that are unique to their personal/professional needs. I am equally comfortable working with workplace issues, work-life balance issues or relationships issues and recognise that there is a frequently an overlap between all of these. I am also a facilitator and a team building consultant.

Expertise


I'm a qualified and experienced coach and the founder of Resourceful Coaching. Prior to setting up my own coaching business I worked as a media and communications trainer, PR consultant, journalist and copywriter in a range of large and small organisations - and I still do some work in this area. Many of my current clients or former employers are starting up or returning to the business arena, working on very limited budgets or facing very pressurised situations, and I specialise in helping people maximise their existing resources and find creative and flexible solutions to the challenges that face them.
I received in-depth training from Coaching Development, which I believe to be one of the best coaching programmes in the World. I am trained in NLP and Transactional Analysis. I have also completed a Diploma in Coaching and undertaken advanced coach training in Corporate Coaching, the Boundaries between Coaching and Therapeutic Inteventions and Mindfullness in Coaching.

Experience

  • Resourceful Coaching

    Founder
    - Current
    Resourceful Coaching
  • Freelance Coach, Consultant, Trainer and Writer

    Founder of Resourceful Coaching
    1995 - Current
    After graduation I worked as a PR professional in a range of PR companies and large voluntary sector organisations. I have also worked as a journalist and media trainer.

Education History

  • BA Hons Drama and English

    University of Bristol
    1979 - 1982
    Coaching Qualifications (2006- Present) • A range of advanced coaching workshops e.g. defining borders between coaching and therapeutic interventions, coaching and physiology, corporate coaching • Coaching Development Diploma in Coaching (passed at PCC level as defined by ICF) 2013 • Transactional Analysis (TA) 101 • Advanced workshop on Discounting (TA) • Introduction to NLP (City Lit) • Coaching Development in-depth professional coach training (accredited by International Coach Federation) 2007 Additional Courses (Prior to 2000) • Supervisory Management – London Chamber of Commerce • Freelance Journalism - city of London University • Editorial 1 – London School of Publishing • Campaigning and Lobbying - NCVO

Qualifications

Diploma in Coaching (Qualified at PCC Level) Accredited at ACC level for ICF membership purposes BA Hons in Drama and English

Clubs and Associations

Accredited member of the International Coach Federation
Member of the International Association of Facilitators

Interests and Hobbies

I am passionate about young people and helping them to develop with resilience and self confidence. I am especially interested in working with and supporting children and young people who face major disadvantages and I am very involved, as a volunteer, with National Care Leavers Week and other organisations in the care leaving field.
I am a published author of three novels for teenagers called Control Freak, Losing Control and Remote Control. I am also the writer of several book about adoption, fostering and leaving care. I am currently working on a new novel for teenagers, and working on a book about creating resilience for young people leaving care. I run occasional creative writing workshops.
In my spare time I enjoy walking, riding horses, dancing, reading and drama. My friends play a very important role in my life.


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