Personal and executive coaching

I help intact teams to improve the effectiveness of their relationships with each other and with key people elsewhere in their organisation. I coach managers in organisations, priests developing their leadership skills and people who want to explore, examine and re-stump their life direction. (Many Australian houses are built on stumps to hold them off the ground.  Every few years you need to jack the house up, examine the stumps and replace any that aren’t working any more. Then you gently lower the house back down on to its new stumps to continue its journey into the future.)

Do get in touch if you’d like to discuss how I can accompany you (and/or your team) as you explore your future possibilities and directions. 

Upcoming Workshops

 Half day introduction to the Enneagram

March 10th – 10am to 1pm, Old Alresford Place, Alresford, Hampshire – with Heather Brown.  Are you curious about what makes us tick and why we sometimes react strongly to small things in life? Do you wish you could understand yourself and others better?  Just bring your curiosity and willingness to explore yourself, your slippers and a notebook .…. Contact Heather for further details

5 day Self-care retreat 2018 – Birmingham 17-22 June 2018

Contact me for further details 

Examples of Recent Workshops

Self Care Retreat for body, heart and mind (Feb-March 2017 with Sarah Waller)

Self-care isn’t selfish; it is what enables us to become more aware, responsible and resourceful so that we can be more present and helpful to others. In this workshop people were able to take the time to:

  • Recognise when you overuse your head, (we all do!) and the consequences of that
  • Learn techniques to take care of your body energy and make contact with your heart
  • Understand why sometimes our personality doesn’t let us take care of ourselves, and what to do about it
  • Develop specific sequences for care of body, heart and head, which you can take away and use.

We met in a beautiful venue with a garden, on three Sundays over six weeks, so that participants could try out what they learned between sessions and benefit from individual coaching.  We used techniques from Shiatsu and Qi Gong, we did meditations and explored how personality helps and hinders us in our self-care journey. Everyone left with their own three-centred self-care plan which they had developed.

If this sound interesting, contact me to get the dates of future self-care retreats.

Journeying with the Enneagram (March 2017 with Gill Pennington)

In this 3 day introductory workshop we explored with participants:

  • Identifying Enneagram type drivers/behaviours that help me in life, and also those that hinder
  • Valuing what my type brings to me and to others/the world
  • Starting to work with exploring my type more deeply (loving the part of me that decided on my type strategy)
  • Celebrating my type and identifying activities to work with it at home.

The workshop took place at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, where we were able to use the beautiful gardens and tap into the richness of the Quaker tradition. We used discussion and pairwork, meditation, poetry, music and simple bodywork exercises to help us experience the three Enneagram centres. Our approach was to land gently (or not at all!) on one type, focussing rather on enjoying the journey of discovery and realising what was really true for each one of us.

The approaches used in Enneagram workshops can be tailored to the needs and wishes of each group.  This one was particularly contemplative ….. and I also run Enneagram workshops which focus on team relationships, working with “difficult” people, practical responses to situations that make you reactive, etc.

Please contact me to discuss how using the Enneagram might enhance the particular journey you’re on.