A little bit about me

I am a Life, Leadership and Career Coach based in Horley and Crawley.

 

I enjoyed 20 happy years as a teacher in primary education and had a leadership role for most of that time.  My job required many different skills and these transfer very naturally to coaching.  I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be coached in my role as Deputy Headteacher.  As I was coached, life began to change for me – or rather, I began to change my life.  I found clarity in situations; I challenged and pushed myself; and I used skills that deep down I knew I had.  Most importantly, I achieved the goals that I set for myself.  Through coaching I put myself on the pathway to making change.  It was illuminating and empowering.

 

When I reached a natural crossroads in my life, I turned to coaching again – this time it wasn’t about work or the school.  It was about me.  I made the decision to leave my job and train to become a coach.  It made perfect sense as I believe in the coaching process and wanted to be part of it.  Fast forward a bit, and I am now based in Horley and coach face to face in Crawley and other towns in West Sussex and Surrey.  I also coach on the phone which means that I can coach anyone in the country, and indeed the world!

 

I absolutely love coaching, and it is a great privilege to work with people who are seeking change, development and greater well-being in their business or personal lives.

My inspirations

Many things inspire me.  I am always on the lookout for every day occurrences that speak or sing to me and make me feel motivated.

I especially love words.  I like reading and sharing inspirational quotes – I used to display them for colleagues in the school staffroom.  Here is an insight from Thomas Edison to share with you:

 

‘If we did all the things we were capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.’

 

Through coaching you will find your own words and speaking them will make them come to life.

My qualifications

• Accredited Diploma in Coach Training
• Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
• BA (Hons) QTS in Primary Education
• National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)

 

I hold a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.

I am fully insured.
I am a member of the Association for Coaching, and regularly attend co-coaching forums, supervision meetings and further training to enhance my skills and keep up to date. I also have my own coach. I wouldn’t be without one!

Now is the time to make positive changes in your life.