Welcome to my coaching page.
In early 2020, I qualified as a coach in generative coaching with the International Association for Generative Change (IAGC). I was lucky enough to train with a great group of experienced counsellors, psychotherapists, NLP practitioners and hypnotherapists. The world has changed a lot since then, but the period since has reaffirmed how important coaching is to me, and how big a contribution I feel coaching can make to people’s lives.
What is coaching?
Why have coaching?
What type of coach am I?
I trained in Generative Coaching which emphasises our different forms of ‘intelligence’. One way to describe this approach is that to truly achieve transformative change in our lives, generative coaching states we might need to listen to our emotions a lot more than we’ve become accustomed to in western cultures. Our intellect – our cognitive capacities – can only take us so far.
When we find we keep on experiencing the same challenges or we’re not able to pursue tough goals, we have to look a little deeper than some coaching approaches ordinarily allow. This is where generative coaching comes in because we take a thorough look at all the things going on in our lives and what on a deep emotional level we might still need to address or change. I like to characterise generative coaching as a highly interactive approach – not just getting a pad of paper and a pen and plotting an abstract timeline, hoping a few listed promises will see us change our lives. There’s some hard work involved and that’s where we have to engage with our true selves – our desires, obstacles and, yes, our emotions.
Prior to this, my background saw me work in a number of senior management and leadership roles within UK non-governmental organisations. I led teams to success and found myself adopting a coaching approach to develop and mentor peers. In 2019, a major operation meant I decided to change my career and slow down a little. I wanted to draw on some of my other skills and talents and I’m now a freelance coach, as well as a TEFL teacher and a writer. Do please check out my blog here for access to some of my writing.
My offer to you
Thereafter each coaching session is £55 or €62 for 60 minutes. I also offer a discount of a block of three coaching sessions for £115, or €128.