I believe walking alongside others through mentoring and coaching is a privilege. I love to see others find direction, purpose and become more effective in their ministry and lives. I began coaching at the request of an acquaintance in 2002 and that began my formal development as a coach. Since than I have worked with individuals and teams in churches, schools and charities. I am now a professional christian coach, facilitator and a spiritual director. The individuals I most frequently work with are seeking direction at one of life’s crossroads. I have developed ‘Signposts Coaching’ after realising there are a set of tools and processes , helpful for those in these seasons. Signposts can be offered to individuals or to church groups. I also specialise in mentoring and coaching senior leaders having worked for many years in the education field as a leader and leadership specialist. I work with boards and teams to support them in clarifying vision, setting strategy and developing effective practice. This has included charities, schools and church leadership teams.
I am involved in the design and delivery of Christian Mentoring and Coaching training with a Higher Education provider and am excited to see the Church recognising the potential of Mentoring and Coaching.
I live in North East Worcestershire, surrounded by fields but only short distance to the South Birmingham border. I am married and have 2 grown up children and a dog. I have been a member of my church for over 30 years and have held numerous pastoral and lay leadership roles during that time. This included 8 years as a Trustee including 4 as Chair. I offer my time in a voluntary capacity to church members and am involved in prayer ministry, women’s team and spiritual direction.
I am an EMCC Accredited Coach at Senior Practitioner Level
I work in a freelance capacity through The Forward Partnership and I am also an Options Coach. Both Web Sites are linked below. www.optionscoaching.co.uk www.forwardpartnership.org.uk
Diploma in Performance Coaching at Newcastle College
Diploma in Performance Coaching at Newcastle College2005