Taking my influences from humanistic, positive and transpersonal psychology, coaching to me is about the development of a person beyond the everyday fulfilling of objectives. I believe that each individual is capable of much more than their current performance, and that given proper opportunity, with the promotion of learning, development and personal growth, coaching can empower an individual to become truly effective, achieving greater meaning and purpose in their life (not just their career).
My approach to coaching practice ultimately centres on building an effective relationship, and by putting the client at the heart of the whole process, I am able to create the conditions in which they can explore their present situation, and move towards taking positive action.
I have delivered coaching training to others for over 4 years within a Health and Social Care setting. In my previous management roles, I have always taken a coaching approach to how I manage staff as I truly feel it is the best way to help others reach their full potential.
I am passionate about developing others and enjoy supporting people to reach their goals whether that be performance or well-being related.
I believe it is important that any coaching relationship is based on trust, openness and honesty. My aim is to create a supportive partnership where we can explore and challenge your thinking to enable you to come up with your own solutions.
Valuing personal growth, I have a curious nature, believing that life is full of possibilities. I value being able to support people to achieve their full potential by helping you move your thoughts to action with clarity and focus.
As a coach I am supportive and encouraging although where appropriate I will challenge your thinking to raise self-awareness, leaving you feeling empowered and motivated to achieve more.
Having a passion for learning, I have over 25 years’ experience of working in both the private and public sector within learning and development as a manager, coach and facilitator.
I see coaching as how you are and how you lead. The stories you tell.
I possess humanistic qualities of positive regard, I inspire potential in everyone to grow, in order to be courageous to learn and live their dreams.
My approach works well for those who love to discover their true ability and feel empowered through the process of positive change.
Outcomes include – an understanding of one’s self; flexible leadership styles; solution-focused approach; ability to work with complexity and ambiguity; ability to use one’s self more skilfully; clarity about leadership and strengths; increased emotional intelligence; positive regard and fun.
Currently studying ILM Coaching & Mentoring Level 5, I have a career spanning over 10 years working within the NHS in a front line facing role. Passionate about investment in people, my engagement has assisted in guiding many individuals through challenging work based scenarios, with individuals progressing in reaching a specific goal or resolution.
I hold a particular interest and skill in resolving workplace conflict and supporting individuals with personal growth. Adopting a holistic coaching style, I am passionate about enabling individuals and teams to make better decisions.
I pride myself on the strength of being organised, and I am able to implement this with individuals and teams.
My coaching style is open and honest. My aim is to create the space for you to explore your thinking and assumptions, to enable alternative perspectives and actions to take place.
I specialise in organisational change and development with a philosophy of understanding yourself and your networks first, to enable the right engagement with people, to inspire the best result.
I have over 15 years’ experience of coaching and mentoring and 20 years of being a mentee. I have mentored people to help them prepare for their next steps, refine soft skills and help overcome obstacle in their career path. In the last 10 years I have mainly focused on mentoring people who are new to leadership and as well as offering mentoring support for people within diversity and inclusion networks.
All of my formal mentoring experience has been within the private sector. I joined the NHS in 2018.
I personally have utilised mentors to help me refine my leadership skills and in particular to help me work on being a vulnerable leader. My mentors have helped challenge and support me to experiment with my leadership style and take risks that I may not have taken on my own.
I am an experienced leader and a Situational Leadership trainer for over 15 years. I have managed small and very large teams and developing others has been what has fulfilled me the most in my career.
I first became interested in Coaching in 2018, when I was given the opportunity, through work, to become a Coaching Champion. Since then, I have developed my coaching style and skills formally and informally. I am qualified and trained in coaching and mentoring, having passed my ILM Level 5 qualification in Effective Coaching and Mentoring in 2022. I am passionate about learning and have experience in the fields of HR and Learning and Development in both public and private sectors.
My style of coaching is to provide you with space and time to step back and bring clarity, direction and positive support to the areas of your life you would like to be coached in. I will support you to reach your goals and fill the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.
Helen commenced nursing in 1984 and worked as a nurse for 17 years, mostly in cancer care, culminating with managing a 27 bedded radiotherapy ward. Moving to Cumbria in 2000 enabled a change into non-clinical management roles, which involved leading the introduction of patient choice. In 2006 Helen progressed into a senior commissioning role, a continuation of her performance role alongside working in localities and leading on re designing patient pathways. Since 2013 Helen has worked as Head of Assurance and Delivery for NHS England covering Cumbria & North East. In 2017 she moved into a north regional role leading on Integrated Urgent Care focusing on supporting people to stay out of hospital. During covid she led the Cumbria health response and now works as an Improvement Lead across the north.
Helen is an experienced mentor who has worked across the NHS for nearly 40 years; she continues to be registered as a nurse and has held a variety of roles across trusts, commissioning and the north region. Helen completed the ILM5 coaching training in 2017, but unfortunately was not able to complete the assignments, therefore she is revisiting the training to gain the qualification in 2023/24. She is an advocate for staff and believes relationship and teamwork is vital to delivering outcomes for our patients. Helen is a keen listener who believes individuals and teams are able, with encouragement, to problem solve. She enjoys helping individuals and teams to set realistic goals after full discussion around the options. She is happy to share her experience when appropriate and make active suggestions. Helen’s style is person centred, energetic and enthusiastic alongside compassion and empathy.
I understand the power of coaching to engage and empower individuals to be able to move forward – both personally and professionally. This comes from my own first-hand experience of working with a work based coach and using a coaching style within my leadership roles to explore areas of performance and supporting staff to realise their own potential. I see my role as coach as being an aid to help individuals identify what they want and how they can achieve it and provide focussed time to reflect on the resources available in order to move forward. I am people centred and passionate about supporting individuals to gain greater understanding, develop their potential, grow in confidence and take positive steps to improve performance.
My experience of coaching includes developing other to have coaching conversations as well as taking on the role of an accredited coach.
I am based in North Cumbria and am happy to coach anyone across the North Cumbria area.
I have been working as an accredited coach for 8 years and really enjoy supporting people at all levels with performance and personal wellbeing goals. I like to think that I am grounded in my approach and incorporate a sense of fun into my sessions.
I have worked in senior roles within the private and public sectors as well as working in a community setting and as a volunteer. I am able to bring this experience into my coaching when supporting individuals to achieve work-based goals that link to wider, strategic outcomes.
Coaching can provide you with the space to reflect and help you to make sense of an issue, and find a way to move forward. I hold a genuine interest in supporting people to reach their full potential and I approach my coaching with optimism and integrity. I listen to identify the key drivers behind an issue and offer constructive and supportive challenge to help you reach your goals. With a focus on personal development, as a coach I aim to support you to learn more about yourself and make steps towards improving your performance, to positively impact on your resilience and decision making when faced with challenges at work.
Please get in touch if you would like an informal chat to find out more.
I currently use coaching techniques and tools as part of my role in managing a team and dealing with complex work-related issues to support operational managers within the Trust.
Coaching has the magical ability to seek out and unlock the answers which are already within you but have remained hidden or blocked, in a quicker way than if you were to work through them on your own. This is done by using coaching tools and asking a range of coaching questions to clarify, probe and at times gently challenge any potential barriers or limiting beliefs to help you achieve your work goals. In our coaching sessions I am your cheerleader, giving you the space and encouragement to work through your coaching journey, where you decide on what steps to take and when, without judgement, in a confidential environment.
I have used coaching practices for many years to work through difficult issues, during times of change, road blocks and challenges in my own life to create a much happier, calmer more content way of living. I have also coached people from all walks of life to help them become unstuck and move on in their own work and career journeys.
My aim, as a coach, is to support individuals to develop and enhance their own confidence, skills, experiences and practices ultimately improve the patient experience and enhanced team working. By using a simple coaching model I adopt a relaxed and informal approach in order to gain trust and results.
I am Laura, Senior Commissioning Officer with a PMO background, experience of working in both a provider and commissioning setting.
I am currently working towards a coaching qualification ILM 5, and offer a transformational approach to coaching within the NHS.
Some of my strengths include being empathic and compassionate; I listen to understand and am non judgmental; trusting and focused.
My passion as defined by Sir John Whitmore is “to unlock people’s potential to maximise their own performance”.
Although relatively new to coaching, I have previously been a mentor from a young age in sixth form college. I also facilitate education delivery on communication models which are based on coaching approaches such as Sage and Thyme, Connect 5 Mental Wellbeing, and Personalised Care – Shared Decision-Making. This has given me the key communication skills for a successful coaching relationship such as listening, questioning, use of appropriate language and the ability to build trust and rapport.
I am passionate about supporting others to reach their potential, through challenging their perceptions, and acting as an enabler to discover their own solutions. I have worked in collaboration and co-production throughout my career, which shines in my passion for personalised care and networking. Therefore my approach to coaching is to create a safe, encouraging and empowering space for the coachee to share and develop their ideas in a constructive and supported way.
I am based in west Cumbria, however happy to accept coachees from across the North East and North Cumbria.
I currently work in the Patient and Carer Involvement Team with Peer Supporters using their lived experience of mental health and disability to help others. My role focuses on wellbeing and development for individuals and the workforce as a whole but I am also engaged in project work and service design.
Before this I spent 10 years working in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) offering talking interventions to people with common mental health difficulties including anxiety and depression.
My approach to coaching and relationships in general is one of honesty and empathy. I am offering personal coaching which is a collaborative solution-focused, results-orientated and systematic process aimed at enhancing work performance, life experience, self-directed learning and personal growth.
Having worked in both Primary and Secondary care I have seen first-hand the pressure teams are under to deliver a fantastic service in a challenging health climate. As a coach, it is my hope to develop individuals to fulfil far more than their day-to-day tasks and develop their practice to improve both their personal wellbeing and professional performance.
I currently work in Primary Care, seeing patients face to face as a Social Prescriber and working alongside them to achieve their wellbeing goals, often through a varied range of complex social factors. I am also a Local Advisory Board Member for Cumbria Education Trust and an active volunteer for Guide Dogs for the Blind. I’m passionate about working in, and supporting public sector and VCSE organisations to deliver improved outcomes for everyone.
I am especially interested in supporting marginalised groups to achieve their full potential both professionally and personally.
I have worked in the NHS for 22 years, and therefore I have been part of organisational change and restructures on several occasions and as part of several teams. Throughout all of those changes I have managed people in both small and large organisational teams, and have applied coaching techniques to team meeting as well as working with individuals.
In each of my roles, I have always use assertive models of behaviour in terms of self-reflection, knowing that my behaviours have a direct impact on those around me. My coaching style therefore aims to support and encourage people to find their own answers to the issues they present during their coaching sessions. I use the IGROW or OSKAR models to guide and inform the coaching discussions and to help people structure their thoughts and ideas to create a plan of action.
I have directly coached two people since completing the coaching certificate, although I use coaching skills in my everyday line management of staff built in to their one-to-one and supervision sessions.
I have spent the last four years coaching people through organisational change and improvement to release time to care and deliver financial savings and have considerable experience in various areas of the NHS in Cumbria prior to this. Previously I have worked for several large organisations such as British Gas, Telecom New Zealand, and British Telecom in service improvement, coaching and training roles.
I have a strong belief that real progress lies not in teaching but in helping people to learn. When coaching, my aim is to support the individual towards a goal aligned with their values and to create space for an honest and constructive conversation. I will help in developing the clarity and self-awareness required to achieve your goals. You have more potential than you realise and only through growing and trusting your capabilities can your goals be achieved.
I am currently an Improvement and Development Practitioner within NCIC, a Boost associate, and an accredited coach and mentor with the Chartered Management Institute.
I have a background in the varied world of communication, marketing and engagement, with specialisms in multi-media, websites, design, social media and presentation.
Although new to coaching in my career I have found the process to be an encouraging and positive experience, especially watching clients grow in confidence, overcome issues and develop their goals.
At my core I’m a very creative person and my approach to coaching is to make the whole process as comfortable, natural and informal as possible to allow individuals to share their thoughts and challenges in a safe space which encourages the exploration of their ideas from multiple angles.
My coaching is very much driven by positive conversations which explore the client’s ideas and help them to build personal strategies (underpinned by the GROW model). With a combination of coaching tools, metaphors and creative narratives I help support clients to discover solutions to their challenges.
The client’s development is at the heart of their ‘journey’ as objectives are set through sessions to working towards their new horizons. I also have an expansive knowledge of pop culture which on occasion can be drawn on to help client’s connect, visualise and ‘paint pictures’ of relevant solutions within more positive backdrops, related to their own interests and passions.
The goal is to help with both professional development and career goals but also to support the crucial work life balance and find meaning and purpose within their personal life as well.
My influences have also further developed following my studies of coaching theory which include an interest in philosophy as well as practices around wellbeing, mindfulness, manifestation and positivity.
Presently working towards ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring I have a background in health and care transformation enabled by digital innovation. My delivery style has always been to consider and develop people, processes, and technology to successfully achieve the right outcomes.
Helping people develop and grow their own ideas and approaches through constructive and open dialog has also helped me become a more rounded individual which I will bring into any coaching relationship.
When coaching my aim is always to support individuals to be the best they can in any given situation. I hold a genuine belief in people, I am compassionate with a curiosity of the world, these are some of my values that support me to achieve this.
My experience of coaching includes developing other to have coaching conversations as well as taking on the role of a coach, I am currently further developing my skills by undergoing the CMI Coaching and Mentoring accredited programme.
Sarah has over 25 years’ experience as a learning and organisational development specialist working in both the private sector and local authority. Sarah specialises in helping staff and managers, to transition through change positively and to survive and perform in complex organisations and systems. Challenges addressed typically include work overload, delegation, organisational skills, handling conflict, team development, confidence and decision making, to name just a few. Sarah is known for her supportive approach and strives to leave her coachees feeling empowered and motivated to achieve more and to deal with the issues that face them.
My background is a NHS doctor. I completed my medical training at Cambridge University. I worked as a junior doctor in medicine and for 3 years in psychiatry moving to become a public health specialist registrar in the North West. I trained as a GP and became a Partner in May 2006 for nearly 10 years. Whilst in this role I also held a strategic role of Adult Safeguarding lead for NHS Cumbria, working within a multidisciplinary environment. I have worked within a regulatory role as specialist adviser for the CQC and have investigated complaints for NHS England and the PHSO. I continue to conduct GP appraisals and work for the RCGP Primary Care Development team primarily as a coach and mediator. I trained as a coach with Novum gaining my EMCC foundation certificate in December 2016. I have completed the coaching for inclusion, career coaching and coach supervision offers from the NHS Leadership Academy. I am part of the North West Coaching and Mentoring network. I continue to work as a GP locum and appreciate how hard front line primary care is.
My approach to coaching
My key skills are listening, curiosity and challenge. I bring an understanding of individual change, drivers and resistance for change – through my clinical work I understand unconscious processes and offer that reflection to help bring a deeper understanding. I offer a supportive space to clarify goals, consider career changes, create insights and facilitate commitment to achieve improvements in performance and wellbeing.
Experience of coaching
I have built up experience of one-to-one coaching over 9 years and over the last 12 months Coach supervision both individually and facilitating a group of peers. I work with the RCCGP and the NHS Leadership Academy (including Boost). Also, coaching questions and techniques are fundamental to many aspects of my work. I use motivational interviewing techniques to help patients with chronic diseases. I use coaching questions within appraisals to generate personal development plans. I use coaching techniques to facilitate personal solutions to problems within the RCGP practices I support. I attend a number of CPD updates within the Leadership academy and the EMCC.
Having worked in a variety of sectors, organisations, as well as overseas, has given me a wide perspective beyond my professional role and provided me with a good foundation to draw on as a coach and mentor. During this time I have acquired a range of knowledge, skills and experience which include leading and supporting change, project management, service improvement, etc.
One key feature throughout my career has involved developing networks and building relationships with colleagues within and across organisations. Collaborative partnership working are therefore close to my heart and have always been a core personal value throughout my career.
I came to train as a coach and mentor, having personally experienced the benefits first-hand. Whilst recently qualified as a coach, supporting the development of people has been a constant focus throughout my career. I have found coaching offers you the opportunity to explore in a safe and supportive environment personal and/or professional issues and/ or challenges and to find a way forward.
My role as coach is to give you the time and space to think; and through conversation and the use of relevant tools, arrive at a better understanding and so find your own solution(s) and way forward.
Suzanne is an experienced organisation development practitioner working at a senior level within the health system for over 15 years.
Her background is in leading and facilitating change and she is particularly interested in:
Working as an executive coach since 2016, Suzanne is able to facilitate effective coaching conversations and draw on an extensive range of development tools that lead to personal growth and improved personal performance.
I first took an interest in coaching in 2010 when a session helped me unblock work issues I was struggling with. Since then my coaching skills have developed both informally and formally with Boost and AQuA North West. I have been supporting people with formal coaching relationships since 2014 and have been accredited since 2019.
My style is to provide you with time and space to enable an honest and constructive conversation to help maximise your potential. I’m a naturally creative and will work with you to ensure our conversations are effective for you. I am perceptive and consider all angles of a situation before acting and take this approach into my coaching enabling me able to support a wide range of people.
As a naturally curious person I’m always happy to work with any subject area, however I regularly coach those new into leadership roles, managing change, managing difficult working relationships and experiencing dissatisfaction or burnout.
I believe coaching relationships need to be a good fit for the coachee as well as the coach, if you would like to have a conversation to see if I could help you please do get in touch.
“Vicki’s approach was very responsive to the challenges I faced at each session as well as offering a different perspective from my own – I felt that we worked together very well.
Her coaching support helped me to increase my self-awareness and increased my confidence in my own strategies for learning from challenges. She has also helped me to work with some of my less helpful ways of framing situations.
I think without Vicki’s input I might have succumbed to the inbuilt stress of the work and inter-personal dynamics and politics involved, so her impact on me and my team has been significant.”
As part of my day to day role I provide operational lead and direction for pre-registration education and apprenticeships on behalf of the Senior Nursing and People and Organisational Development teams, overseeing teams and their workload. My role embodies matrix working across business units.
My teams and I currently support over 450 pre-registration students annually within the Organisation as well as the preceptorship program for all new registrants, for which we currently have more than 60. Collaboration is a pivotal part of my role. I work in Partnership with Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s), Stakeholders and Commissioning bodies; where I attend regular strategic and operational meetings and development groups. Being a Visible, accessible, authentic leader and role model is a key to my role in being an Ambassador for the Organisation and supporting my diverse teams.
I try to use coaching as a tool with my teams and I am also a mentor. I have a desire for motivating others to become the best version of themselves. I feel I am currently a leadership coach with the passion to support my team to unlock the greatness within themselves.