Co-active appreciative coaching is about

  • believing in the client’s own resourcefulness, wholeness and creativity
  • believing in the client’s potential to become more of who they are
  • focusing on the best experiences of the past, bringing those into the present and creating the client’s desired future
  • creating awareness and options to notice and amplify this
  • shifting limiting beliefs and embracing new life-giving beliefs to support the change
  • ongoing learning and personal development

The intertwining of TA & Coaching

Three TA models supporting Coaching Presence

I work as a Personal Coach – enabling transformative change in people. Whether you are at a crossroads in your life, want to move into a different career, want more balance in your life, want to develop new leadership strategies and different ways of managing your team and running your business, Personal Coaching offers a powerful tool. The initial contract might be for a behavioural change – but for this to be authentic and sustainable there will inevitably be a shift on the personal level. Within the power and safety of a co-created coaching relationship, I will both support and challenge you to notice outdated thinking, feelings and behaviours, and explore and develop new, life-giving patterns that will enable you to live your desired change.

People with whom I work

I have been privileged to work with people from a great diversity of backgrounds, both in South Africa, London and Ireland and in European and Asian countries via Zoom. I am energized by building a connection with people, whether they are from large corporates or work as rural community health care workers. The spark that draws me to work with people is their desire to grow, their willingness to be authentic and open and their preparedness to claim their responsibility in shaping their futures.

I work with self-motivated people who want to discover more about themselves and also impact the communities in which they live and work. My clients have a connection with their spiritual selves, however, they might express that and are open to learning practices of mindfulness and other techniques, that enable them to be more and more in touch with themselves and fully present in each moment.

Professional Coach Training

I have been part of the training faculty of Coaching Development since 2011.
All the learning is via an interactive virtual platform. This has developed to account for people across various countries wishing to be part of a programme, without expensive monthly travel to one country. The richness of learning in an international group has proven meaningful for participants. The ICF explicitly names competencies that take into account context, culture and diversity. Learning within such a context sets up coaches to work powerfully across diverse cultures.

The Coach Practitioner (TCP)

This is an intensive program stretching over 6 months. It is accredited as an ICF Level 1 training.
There are 7 real time days of interactive learning plus an 8th day of mentor coaching. During the months between each module there is ongoing deepening of the learning by practising coaching skills within a coaching circle in the learning group. There is ongoing feedback as well as mentor coaching which enables a rich integration and deepening of the learning. The final assessment is completed within 6 months of the training and equips you to apply for your ACC credential from the ICF.

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Coach Supervision Training

I am also part of the Coaching Development training team offering a Diploma in Reflective Practice and Coach Supervision.

This is an exciting learning experience for experienced coaches who want to deepen their professional role into supporting coaches in their ongoing professional practice. It is ideal for coaches who are already deeply self-reflective and who are interested in deepening their understanding and use of psychological frameworks for supporting others to think about who they are within their coaching work.

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If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got.

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
– Max Planck