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Facilitating Slow Thinking Space.

Coaching and facilitated reflection to support leaders and other change agents to be effective and resilient, to maintain wellbeing in themselves and their organisations and to enable wider systemic transformation across organisational boundaries.

Supporting mature professionals going through significant professional and life transitions.

Hello. I’m Trish

I first became passionate about coaching in the 1990s. I was a senior manager in a charity, looking for ways to support my team. It made sense to me that if organisations provided the conditions for their people to flourish, then individuals would be happier at work and would develop both personally and professionally, and the organisation and its stakeholders would benefit as a result. When I discovered coaching, I knew I had found one of the keys that organisations can use to unlock the potential of their people, support them to be at their best and happy at work, and by so doing organisations and businesses prosper too.

I’ve been running my coaching business since 2005 and have invested in a solid mix of academic qualifications, training and CPD to support my work over the years. I’ve been privileged to work with hundreds of people during that time and have loved every minute of it.

SERVICES

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COACHING

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SUPERVISION

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LEADERSHIP/
EXECUTIVE REFLECTION

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FACILITATION, CONSULTANCY & TRAINING

Working with me

In over 20 years as a coach I have developed my own style, bringing together my personal qualities – my clients often refer to the sense of calm and stillness I bring to working with them – together with decades of experience, robust qualifications and ongoing learning.

I work with leaders and change agents, often working in complex environments with a degree of volatility and uncertainty.

I offer a calm thinking space away from the busy-ness of work to help people solve complex issues, maintain resilience and work more effectively within and across organisations.

My style appeals to driven people working in complex, uncertain, often high-paced environments who appreciate the quality of thinking they can engage in in when provided with deep attention in a respectful confidential space. 

I have particular experience in working with introverts, and sensitive people who do not always respond well to the more performance-driven coaching approaches often adopted in organisations. I have found a reflective approach works very well for such people and allows for a deep level of challenge and support which enables them to thrive and develop in cultures that may be predominantly extrovert.

I work with leaders and other change agents often working actively with organisational and system change. I also support organisations developing internal coaching programmes.

In my private practice I specialise in working with mature women going through big professional and life transitions.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT WORKING WITH ME

I have worked with Trish on a number of occasions now and I always come away from our session feeling re-energised and focussed on the task in hand. Trish has a great calming influence on what is often a choppy sea.

Lynder Mathieson, Senior Leadership & Performance Coach

Trish has been my supervisor for the last two years. She provides the perfect space for me to reflect and work on my case material and more importantly myself and the challenges I am facing as a coach and business owner. Trish listens deeply and from multi perspectives and so helps me explore and consider my work in the context of the system within which we are both operating. Occasionally and, it seems, only when necessary she will impart some deep wisdom which always challenges me to think and reflect wider. I really enjoy my sessions with her and always leave clear, refreshed and resourced. I would strongly recommend Trish for coaching supervision

Dave Stitt, Author & Executive Team Coach

I have hugely benefitted from Trish's skill, knowledge and ability as a tremendous coach. Through the process I received the time, space and insight to process my thinking and to regain balance that has resulted in me being more engaged, enthusiastic and joyful in all areas of my life. Trish's expertise and calming approach supported me in challenging my habits and thinking to develop a way of managing a busy lifestyle that enhances my relationships, sense of self and supports my professional development. Thank you.

Sam Patterson, Executive Coach & Training Specialist

I found Trish to be a naturally talented and highly experienced coach. She took me through the coaching sessions in a way that was very comfortable for me, even though we touched on some really deep issues. I always felt safe as Trish helped me to discover some really helpful insights into myself. I am now in the process of rebalancing some aspects of my life and exploring new avenues in light of the revelations we discovered together. A mind-shift was all it took and I have Trish to thank for that.

Janice Ross, Janice Ross Ltd

I have attended Trish’s Supervision Cafe several times and always found them valuable and safe spaces to explore issues that arise in my coaching practice, as well as providing an opportunity to learn from other participants’ experiences. Trish is an excellent facilitator, drawing on her experience and knowledge to guide the sessions gently and encourage reflection on various aspects of practice. The sessions always feel comfortable and relaxed yet are thought-provoking. Trish creates a learning space that is welcoming and warm, fostering the right environment for considering challenges. I would highly recommend the Supervision Cafes to anyone seeking a space to learn, develop and reflect on their coaching practice.

Dr Julie Scanlon, LGBT Consultant, Trainer and Coach

I found your skill, expertise and ability to be exceptional whilst your style was relaxing and engaging. I found the alignment exercise to be particularly effective and it has triggered certain key goals for me to work on both in terms of self development but also business development. I have met many coaches over the past couple of years some good, many unfortunately not so good. Few that I have met have the understanding and capability that you exhibited to me. I thank you for your help and look forward to benefiting from your service again in the near future.

Clive Allan, Clive Allan Consultancy

Trish is a skilled coach who always takes the time to analyse client needs carefully and fully. She adds value to the process by developing clear strategies and enabling the client to find solutions………I found her interventions very helpful.

Christina Langley, Langley Search

Trish has a wonderful insight into people. She has a very gentle and effective way of working with people to help to get the most out of them and to help them achieve the goals in life and business.

John Spiers, Head of RIC Symbology, Reuters

Working with Trish was both a pleasure and rewarding experience. The coaching supervision she provided supported effective reflection in my coaching approach through specific examples and general approach to my work with coaching clients. I would recommend Trish to any coach who wants to gain a deeper level of understanding of how you influence the coaching experience for your clients and how this can lead to more effective coaching practice.

Phil Hayden, Consultant and Non-Exec Director

When Trish coaches, she manages to illuminate your 'blind spots'. With insightful questions and relevant metaphors and parallels Trish allows you to find the answers that are right for you, and often right in front of you. The impact on my performance, after only a couple of session has been immeasurable - her gentle questioning has changed the way I think, and more than that, has led to me taking the action to do what I've always wanted to do - write a book.

Joyce Matthews FRSA

Trish is an excellent coach supervisor. She provides both support and challenge, and is able to open up other's creativity and insight. Every conversation I had with Trish provided me with something fresh. Strongly recommended!

Chrissie Bedwin, Director

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & TRAINING

I am a full member of the Association for Coaching (AC).

I have a strong mix of professional and academic qualifications that underpin my work. I have an MA in Coaching, PG Diploma in Organisational Development, Certificate in Supervision, Certificate in Counselling and a Diploma in Performance Coaching. I am an NLP Master Practitioner and a trained Action Learning Set facilitator.

I have additional expertise in Solutions Focus, transpersonal coaching, Constellation work and systems/psychodynamic approaches.

CONTACT ME

Please call me to discuss your coaching or training needs. Alternatively, please use the form below, and I will be in touch directly. Thank you.

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