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Coaches in the Arts

If you are an accredited coach working in the creative industries you can list yourself here. Please send us an email containing a short paragraph about your coaching practice, where you are based and who you are accredited by. RD1st reserves the right to edit all listings.
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Fern Smith

I’m an artist, producer craniosacral therapist and celebrant. I became an accredited coach with RD1st in 2010. Having experienced coaching during my own leadership journey as Clore Fellow for Wales I had direct experience of its power in enabling people to rise to challenges and fulfill personal potential.

I’ve worked in the arts for over thirty years working as a freelancer and running my own theatre company. My recent freelance work has been in the areas of leadership, change management, wellbeing, social and ecological justice.

I am especially interested in working with people to achieve their full potential whilst supporting their own creative and life journey. I love and have experience working with emerging artists, mid-career professionals and change-makers. I live in Wales and coach from home and also on skype/phone.

More information: www.emergence-uk.org


Ellen Chambers

Ellen became a Relational Dynamics Coach with Distinction in April 2016. She is passionate about supporting people to achieve their potential, and the ripple effect that has on the world.

Having worked in the arts and charity sectors since 2008, and on a one-to-one basis with over 500 individuals, Ellen has a strong natural empathy and understanding of people and their individuality. Based in London for face-to-face sessions, and coaching across the UK via phone and Skype.

“I now have an amazing resource in the form of a personal toolbox to utilise to achieve emotional goals. The experience was invaluable and I highly recommend Ellen to anyone looking for support to make changes in their life.”  Bryony, Mental Health worker

More information: www.facebook.com/elevatecoachinguk

Elizabeth Lynch FRSA 

I am an experienced arts producer and evaluator specialising in bringing artists, scientists and other specialists together with communities to share knowledge and skills and to explore and express ideas.  

My approach to coaching facilitates exploration, invites curiosity and ‘stretch’, focuses on solutions and action, encourages risk within a safe place and the setting of, or pushing beyond, personal boundaries. The integrated approach to exploration, problem solving and creativity helps individuals reflect on how to achieve the shift or change they want to make. I coach early through to senior arts and culture professionals, boards and teams.

RD1st accreditation (Distinction) April 2010, Affiliated Member: Association of Coaching 

  ‘She is insightful and non-judgemental.’ Coachee

Amanda Smethurst

Originally trained as an artist, I've worked within the cultural sector in a number of organisational roles for over 20 years, and as a freelance consultant, facilitator and coach since 2010.

I became an accredited Relational Dynamics coach in 2011, and have also completed the CTI Co-Active Programme. I enjoy continuing to develop my coaching practice through exploring other approaches including NLP and systems coaching. I’ve enjoyed coaching people from across the cultural sector, often about moments of change or transition within their careers, enabling them to explore what make their heart sing.

Based in London, I'm happy to offer coaching either face-to-face, or by phone.

Julie Parker

"Before I first went to Julie at the start of the spring term, my confidence with both musical performance and in general was at a low. Over the course of just 5 sessions, Julie was able to help me almost completely change my mind-set and approach to performance, in a way that made it possible for me to improve my confidence on stage for my final recital." Eleanor Dunsden - Harpist
 
I coach and teach Alexander Technique to both students and staff throughout the University of York but am based primarily within the Department of Music. I have previously taught at LIPA and have also worked within the NHS. 
 
I did an initial Coaching Training with Rivca Rubin in 2007 and was accredited with distinction through RD1st in 2008. I'm based in York and happy to travel locally. I also coach via phone, Skype or Facetime. 
 

Charlotte Semlyen

I am an accredited Relational Dynamics coach and arts consultant.  Based in Brighton, I also coach face-to-face in London and the South East, and beyond via phone and Skype.
 
I coach artists and arts professionals, and use my coaching skills when facilitating organisational development work and board/staff away days. I also provide maternity coaching to support women taking maternity leave and returning to work. Current clients include Sound and Music, South East Dance, Culture Shift, Wayne McGregor and Random Dance. 
 

“I felt very quickly at ease in my session, confident that I was in a safe, supportive and open space to explore professional challenges. Charlotte’s attentive and supportive presence gave me the space to probe and explore issues myself, encouraged by her clear, focussed questions. The session supported me to discover actions or even solutions to challenges and this felt very empowering”.

Louise Jardine, Arts Council England

 
Please visit my website www.charlottesemlyen.com to find out more.

Trudy Wright

After 25 years working at a senior level in the classical music industry, I made the decision to train as a coach and I’m a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC).  I launched my own coaching practice and music consultancy in January 2014.  As a coach, I work with individuals and organisations to bring clarity, expand self-awareness, set goals and remove self-limiting beliefs in order to maximise personal and professional development and growth.  My coaching clients come from music publishing, orchestral management, performing arts venues, music agencies and record companies. I also offer personal coaching to conductors and musicians and current clients include an instrumentalist.  My additional training includes Relationship Agility (CTI), ORSC Fundamentals and I’m a member of the ICF.

Contact: 07974 084310 (mobile)


Steph Vidal-Hall                                              

Steph Vidal-Hall offers one to one coaching and mentoring to help artists and arts professionals apply their own creative thinking to whatever is blocking them, so that they can achieve and sustain their full career and creative potential. Clients contact Steph when they are experiencing ‘stuckness’, need to make a decision or want to move on to the next level.

Working it out with Steph is the reason I’m working again and selling… Now I know every one of my pieces is going to be a resolved, successful piece of work.’ 

Steph is centrally located in Birmingham. She is a qualified Thinking Environment Coach and Facilitator (2007), a member of the Time to Think Collegiate (www.timetothink.com) and holds an MA in Learning & Teaching. She has over 20 years experience of helping people learn and develop across sectors, including the delivery of coaching for the Arts Council.
 

Chris Grady

I have been a mentor/coach for around 8 years informally and for the last 2 years having completed the Coaching Academy course. I specialise in working with emerging creative freelancers, young companies in the arts, and those working in the wellness/healing business.  I am based in London but working with clients by skype across the UK and beyond.  Alongside my coaching work I continue my 30+ year career in arts management, project creation, and teaching.
As a Creative Business Life Support practitioner I am inspired by Mary Oliver's famous call "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" 



As a writer and artist, I understand and share many of the issues creative people face every day in their chosen career.
My coaching practice focuses on creating a safe, welcoming space where you can find positive ways to move forward. Listening attentively and picking up on the crucial signals in your words and body language is what I do best.

I am an accredited Relational Dynamic Coach, having completed my training in 2012, and I keep my practice up to date by participating in seminars and other events (such as The Coaching Lounge). I'm happy to offer two free sessions to new coachees in order to assess your goals, explain coaching techniques and the aims of our work together. I'm Edinburgh-based, and I coach either in person, via phone, Skype or email/chat. 

Please feel free to email me to talk about coaching, your goals and the artistic life.


Georgie Goddard

My role as a coach is to help to focus on solutions - to support my clients to elicit a positive change for themselves. I aim to provide a safe space to achieve greater self-awareness.
I am an accredited Relational Dynamics coach, having completed my training in 2012 and was previously a DNA advisor (Development Needs Analysis) for 'Music Leaders'.
Based in Brighton I offer coaching face-to-face and via Skype. With many years experience working with individuals and creative and cultural organisations I provide a flexible and affordable service to support and develop arts and cultural professionals at all stages in their development.

Please contact Georgie on 01273  831463 – 07719444130  


Alisha Whittington

 “I had the pleasure of receiving coaching support from Alisha when I was in the middle of a career change this session gave me the confidence to go ahead and plan my future. She enabled me to explore personal issues connected to my objectives; she asked pertinent questions, was calm, attentive and intuitive. She had a light touch and made me very comfortable, so we managed to share a laugh, as well as having the ability to accept my vulnerable feelings.”

I coach people to help them see the bigger picture beyond the day to day. I see coaching as creating an environment that provides people with the time and space to think and to really listen to themselves.

I am accredited through the Cultural Leadership/Performance Coach Training programme. I am London-based and coach either face to face, over the phone or via Skype. If you are interested in finding out more please feel free to email me.


 Kim Fleet
I’m a writer and life coach based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. I was accredited as a coach by RD1st and Performance Coach Training Ltd following the ‘Coaching Skills for Writers’ course run by NAWE and the Arvon Foundation. I work with individuals on both their professional and personal lives, and welcome writers and creative practitioners at all stages of their careers. I provide a supportive yet challenging environment in which my clients can identify their goals and determine the best way for them to achieve them in line with their personal values. A coaching session may involve talking, walking, laughing, drawing or writing – whatever the client is comfortable with and that helps them to uncover insights. I offer face to face, phone and Skype coaching. www.kimfleet.com

Please contact me if you need any further details. Many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you, Kind Regards, Kim Fleet


Zoe Parker
I am a dance artist, educator and choreographer based in Leeds. I trained with RD1st in 2012, and from there formed Faviell Performance Coaching. I am very interested in how coaching processes align with models in Dance and other Art forms and feel passionate about how coaching can help individuals and organisations within the Arts to come up with: more creative and honest ideas, more efficient and useful ways of relating with others, and more empowered and empowering ways of working together.

The name ‘Faviell’ was inspired by my grandmother Olivia Parker – whose writing pseudonym was Frances Faviell. She was a wife, mother, artist and writer, and lived in extraordinary and scary times, yet still she had the courage to walk her own path. So, for me, Faviell represents the creative independent
inspirational path in each of us.

Find out more at

www.faviellperformancecoaching.co.uk and book an initial FREE 30 minute consultation. Call me, Zoe Parker on 07739456156.


Judith Lesley Marshall

I am an accredited RD1st Coach working with both emerging and professional creative practitioners from across the arts and cultural sector. My aim is to inspire you to move forward with confidence in both your personal and professional life.

I am a freelance facilitator and project co-ordinator with over twenty years experience of working with both groups and individuals in the adult learning, libraries and skills services. Since branching out into the arts sector in 2010 I have co-ordinated a range of arts/heritage projects and encouraged artists to develop their creative practice.

I offer face to face sessions in North Yorkshire, Darlington and County Durham as well as coaching by telephone, Skype and e-mail.

For further information see
http://judithlesleymarshall.com

Emma Haughton

I am an accredited RD1st Coach, having graduated in 2011, with distinction. My experience in the arts and creative industries spans 20 years as producer, manager, mentor, advisor and company director.

I work with a diverse range of clients, from the arts, to independent and not for profit businesses, to voluntary sector. I am based in Brighton but also offer coaching via Skype or phone.

 “Emma has a natural warmth and passion in her coaching style, that I have been fortunate to experience. In just a few sessions I have been able to make steady progress in my personal development with Emma’s support and expertise.” Harpreet, Creative Producer.

 Please visit www.emmahaughton.co.uk for full details of my practice.


Zakia is an accredited coach through RD1st who attended the “Coaching Course for Writers” in partnership with NAWE and Arvon.

She is interested in working with organizations and individuals in leadership and facilitation positions (as well as artists in general) to support them in the process of uncovering and realising their creative potentials.

In addition to the coaching techniques that she’s learned on her course, she also uses “clean” coaching questions devised by David Grove. She includes processes that allow for the uncovering of the coachee’s personal metaphors and symbolism to incite deepened awareness, removal of obstacles and the creation of opportunities.

 

Judi Sissons

Judi Sissons is an accredited Relational Dynamics coach having completed the Coaching Skills for Writers course run by NAWE (National Association for Writers in Education) and The Arvon Foundation. She coaches writers and other creative people at all stages of their careers, working with metaphor to explore personal myths and create a space for growth and transformation.

Judi is a writer and experienced facilitator of creative writing and personal development groups and has worked in higher education, schools and the community. She offers a combination of coaching and mentoring tailored to suit the individual.

Sessions can be delivered in person in London and the South East; by telephone to a UK landline or on Skype.
www.thewritingspace.co.uk

 

Jenny Williams

I am an accredited RD1st Coach, working with creatives from the arts and cultural industries. I love coaching - especially in our sector - and my style really does try to enable my clients to think creatively. To this end, I like to create safe spaces to think, to visualise and to imagine.
I am based in East Sussex and can offer coaching via Skype, telephone or face to face.
As an ArtsMark assessor, I can offer bespoke coaching to large groups either in schools, colleges or youth groups.  www.takethespace.com

 

Noelle Goldman-Jacob

Noelle is an experienced Leadership, organisational development, change management coach and trainer, using relational coaching as a core skill both in organisational and one to one work with clients. Her practice is based in systems and integral thinking informed by spiral dynamics and psychodynamic approaches. Her work has spanned 30 plus years across the cultural sector and business. "She is patient, unafraid to ask the difficult questions and has an amazing instinct for what is really going on, and what really needs to happen instead. She is smart, smart, smart - and a lovely person to boot.” Maddy Morton, Lucid. She has done a foundation in Integral Coaching, is an NTL OD Cohort member 2011. She is based in Hampshire and London, works on skype, telephone or 1+1 and in groups.

 

Kadija George

"Kadija and I began our sessions together in the early part of the year. For each one, she has been a great source of inspiration and allowed me to see ways of progressing with my work and life in ways I hadn't thought of. She has helped and encouraged me to see things through to their fruition, from the simplest to the more challenging. Kadija makes quality time to listen and engage with me, and is a valuable person to have as a life coach." Lyndon

As a literary activist for over 15 years, much of my work has been creating and working with writers on professional development programmes, successfully assisting writers to attain their goals. The coaching skills I have acquired naturally compliment this work and I am now a Cultural Leadership PCT Accredited Coach working with graduate students and artists in other fields too.

I’m happy to chat with you first, (in person, phone or Skype) so that you feel relaxed and comfortable with what I can offer you as a coach. Invest in yourself. Invest in your creative passion.

 

Doreen Foster

“I have had the opportunity to work with Doreen as my coach and mentor and she has never ceased to amaze me with her insight and clarity of thought. Doreen has offered me something really different, helping me to reposition myself and rekindle confidence in my own abilities.” Jacqui
I am an accredited Relational Dynamics/Performance Coach Training coach (2009) offering individual/one off sessions, coaching packages, a coaching retreat and other state shifting services. Based in London, I offer face to face sessions in London and Birmingham and telephone or Skype if more convenient. Please visit my website for further information.
www.doreenfoster-projects.co.uk

 

Sonia Duggan

I work with clients on both personal and professional development, enabling them to hear their own voice, listen to their own heart and follow their own dreams.

I trained as an accredited co-active coach with the Coaches Training Institute. I have also been trained by RD1st on the Coaching for Writers course sponsored by NAWE and Arvon and accredited by RD1st and PCT. I work with clients face-to-face in Weybridge, Surrey or Kensington, London, and nationally and internationally by phone or Skype. I also ‘Walk my Talk’ with clients in Surrey countryside.

We all have our own answers - but often, we just don't know where to look for them. Through deep listening, powerful questions, and a combination of compassion and challenge, insight and intuition, I work with my clients in exploring their lives with curiosity, courage and excitement, looking at where they are now, where they long to be and WHO THEY NEED TO BE to get there.

As a writer myself, I know how easily we can get stuck; I love to coach other writers around issues such as work / life / creativity balance; overcoming procrastination; dealing with lack of confidence; setting priorities; clarifying and achieving goals.
www.inspirationcoaching.biz

 

Maria Evans

I work as a consultant, coach and mentor to the education and cultural sectors. I became an accredited coach through the Cultural Leadership Programme in 2008. My approach is to guide each individual to come up with their own ideas, suggestions and solutions in response to a particular problem, challenge or set of problems/challenges. What matters to me is to develop your perception and understanding of the issues, and how you will resolve things, or move them forward. The answers, when they come, will be all the stronger because they are yours, not mine. I offer one-to-one coaching on the phone or face-to-face in London. More can be found at www.mariaevans.com

 

Andrew Burton

I became an accredited coach in spring 2011 after successfully completing the inaugural Coaching Skills for Writers course run by NAWE and the Arvon Foundation, a course co-tutored by Deb Barnard. My coaching style, as it is developing, is very much based on active listening, and attempting to get 'under the skin' of whatever issue the coachee wishes to address. I tend to spend a good proportion of the early stages of a coaching relationship establishing what the coachee's goal actually is, before exploring possible ways forward. I am based in Suffolk and in my practice I travel throughout East Anglia - currently with clients in Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. I mostly coach writers, aspiring writers and other creative individuals involved in the arts.  www.andrewcburton.co.uk

 

Michèle Taylor

I am accredited as a Relational Dynamics Coach, a role which builds naturally on my 7 years experience as a psychotherapist. I'm based in Nottingham and offer individual coaching (which can be face to face, by 'phone or by Skype) as well as team facilitation. I've been working independently in the cultural sector for over 20 years as a trainer and facilitator (with a specialism in disability issues).

My vision is to create the conditions for people to embrace change, to learn & to grow. As your coach, I will respect your own resources and knowledge and I will offer honesty, confidentiality and space.  Further information –
click here.

 

Joanne Irvine

I offer coaching for people who want to develop and learn about themselves. In a supportive environment the coachee has the opportunity to talk, explore their own thoughts and have time to travel down new routes to find their own direction. I am an accredited coach with the Performance Coach Training/Cultural Leadership Programme based in Manchester.

'Joanne is a truly inspirational coach with a warm and professional nature. During our sessions I always feel totally supported and listened to. She instils a great sense of trust which really helps me to clarify issues and find creative solutions to problems. She has a real skill in helping me feel comfortable and I am always extremely energised after our sessions. I really appreciate her support and enjoy coming away with more confidence and a can-do attitude' Rebecca Quansah.

 

Caroline Griffin

Caroline is an accredited Relational Dynamics coach working in the cultural and creative sectors in the UK. I work with a range of clients to support transformation on a personal, professional and organisational basis. As a coach I work with you to create an open and supportive space where you can focus on achieving your personal and professional goals. Through this creative, warm and challenging process, you will be able to

- Review and develop your sense of what really matters
- Explore new approaches and create a sense of momentum to try them out
- Get to know and cherish your strengths and explore how to use and develop them
- Get out of a rut and feel refreshed

I offer the initial consultation on ‘no obligation’ basis. The session is chargeable only if you choose to continue for a series. I am based in the west Midlands and can offer one-to-one coaching in person and via telephone or Skype.
www.carolinegriffin.com

 

 

Quentin Budworth

Quentin Budworth is an accredited Relational Dynamics coach; completing the Coaching Skills for Creative Leadership Course with Creative Partnerships & RD1st.
My job as a coach is to help facilitate your own self-directed learning and development, helping you to gain clarity around what you want and how you can get there. This can be anything from dealing with stress, changing your work-life balance, maintaining the motivation to push through a plan to creating a space for peace and reflection.
I have over 30 years experience in the creative industries and a thriving portfolio career which includes filmmaking, photography, music and of course coaching. I am based in East Yorkshire near Hull and I am happy to meet face to face for one to one coaching or to coach over the phone or using Skype.

 

Carol Newmarch

I am an accredited Relational Dynamics Coach, with thirty years of experience of working with people to support their personal development. I offer face to face and telephone coaching, for individuals and groups.

My background is as a professional artist, I have exhibited my ceramic work nationally and internationally, and for several years I ran my own gallery and studio in the English Lake District. In recent years I have primarily used my arts skills as an informal educator and trainer, and have worked collaboratively with a range of other artists to deliver small and large scale projects, consultations and events. I now divide my time between my home in the North East of England and my home in Northern Tuscany.

 

Larna Campbell

‘Energise Coaching’ is a relational dynamics coaching company, based in Leeds and led by Larna Campbell, providing face to face and telephone coaching. Larna Campbell is a fully qualified coach, trained with Relational Dynamics 1st and accredited through Performance Coach Training Ltd. www.energisecoaching.co.uk

Energise Coaching is about facilitating authentic personal and professional development. I believe that it is only through acting with authenticity that we can achieve fulfilment and happiness and get the most out of our lives. Not following your dreams, not being who you really want to be can be exhausting. Following your dreams, however hard that may be, can give you the energy to achieve them, and a lot more.

As a coach I facilitate transformational change in the lives of others, enabling my clients to work out what’s most important to them, to see what they really want in life, to map out the steps they need to take to get there and to walk side by side with them as they achieve their goals’.

 

Esther Poyer

“Having one to one coaching with Esther was very rewarding. Her warmth and mood of enquiry made me feel I could trust her with pieces of my work (poems) that were either raw or inchoate. To be listened too so thoroughly and supported so intensely was very encouraging and it made me examine very closely my ability in terms of my strengths and weaknesses." (Client testimony)

I am an accredited Creative Life Coach based in the heart of London. As an advocate for creative self-expression, I am passionate about empowering women. I know what it’s like to find yourself stuck or at a crossroad in your career, and I know what it takes to successfully change direction. It is possible to find and maintain that balance between, family, work and creativity.

When I spend time working with powerful and inspiring, professional women, we usually spend a lot of time in fun and laughter! My objective and purpose is to provide female writers with the tools and resources to empower and enable their own unique and satisfying path to success in the publishing world. I focus on memory, past-based experiences and writing technique. I offer advice and contacts on how to develop as writer, in a way that builds writing confidence and creates revenue. 
http://lifecreative.wordpress.com/about

 

Ros Fry

Based in Dorset, serving the South West. Accredited coach and Action Learning facilitator.
Designer of AMONITE, the UK’s first rural cultural leadership programme.
I have worked in the cultural sector as practitioner, trainer, consultant and mentor for almost thirty years but like to think I am still innovative, creative and connected to new ideas and challenges.
More info at my company site  www.westmeadcreative.org.uk

 

Becky Swain

Becky Swain is a Relational Dynamics coach, accredited by Performance Coach Training. She is based in London but does work nationally to offer personal and professional development coaching through face to face contact or via the telephone. Becky has a strong interest in people and talent development and offers a safe and encouraging environment for 1 to 1 coaching support to question and reflect on goals, inspiring others to find solutions to their own challenges and realise their personal and professional aspirations. She is also developing her practice to offer coaching support to teams and the development of a coaching culture within organisations.

 

Deborah Henry-Pollard

I am a coach and mentor, working with creative people at all stages of their careers helping them to find clarity on single projects or the shape of their future development. This work, like all coaching, is about helping people to find their own solutions. It could be a one off session to get short term clarity, or a series of sessions in order to look at topics in more depth over a longer period.

My clients include artists, dancers, filmmakers and designers. My aim is to help them "light the blue touch paper" which sends their fireworks into orbit. I also have the desire that people discover that the skills and imagination which feed their creative work can also be used to be successful in other areas of their professional lives.

I am a qualified coach accredited through the Performance Coach Training/Cultural leadership programme course, led by Deb Barnard and James Wright. I am a member of the Association of Coaching. I am based in London and happy to coach face to face or by phone.
www.catchingfireworks.co.uk

 

Elizabeth Forbes

As a coach and a reflective and resourceful thinking partner I delight in contributing to the growth and development of the individuals and teams I work with. My qualifications include degrees in English, and in management and a diploma in coaching (ILM). I continue to pursue my passion for the arts through writing workshops and groups and in making music. My aim is to bring a sense of exploration and creative energy to all my work.
I sustain my own professional development through membership of coaching forums, attendance at conferences and coaching supervision. I am based in Cambridge and am a member of the Association for Coaching and EMCC and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. www.clarecoaching.co.uk

 

Tim Jones

I came to coaching as it felt like a natural step - a means to further understand and to deepen the skills I was intuitively providing to other creatives as an established Producer, consultant and mentor. I achieved a Distinction in Performance Coaching at Foundation Level (with Deb Barnard and Performance Coaching Training) and now I regularly coach artists and other creative professionals, using the practical goal-focussed PCT model with the coachee at the centre. I also draw upon methodologies for removing creative blocks, planning and visualisation tools and my in-depth knowledge and experience of change management. I’m London based but can work anywhere, including over the phone, and also offer mentoring and group facilitation services.

 

Diane Parker  

•  Trained coach and facilitator (Cultural Leadership Programme)
•  Accredited leadership coach (Performance Coach Training)
•  Accredited Action Learning facilitator (Institute of Leadership and Management)
•  Full Member of the Association for Coaching
•  Born in Yorkshire, lives in London

I work with a range of clients, both on an individual and institutional basis, to facilitate change and transformation. With personal and leadership coaching, I specialize in supporting anyone who is at a crossroads and navigating transition in his or her personal and/or professional life, particularly in terms of relationships. I offer free consultations and 1:1 coaching in person, via telephone and Skype.

My coaching style is primarily non-directive – like the original Good Witch of the North, I work on the basis that you already have the answers, but you have to find out for yourself. Unlike her, however, I do not live over a rainbow, but in south London.

Diane Parker – The Good Witch of the North www.dianeparker.co.uk

 

Ruth Sacks

Ruth is an accredited RD1st coach with experience of working with clients who are negotiating the challenges of the arts/ business environment. I draw on a broad range of tools and techniques to facilitate development and expand horizons which support clients through processes of change in ways which are appropriate to their skills, role and environment. I start from wherever the client (coachee) is and then we work towards their desired objectives or destination using appropriately challenging strategies. The responsibility for action and development is firmly with the client and there is an expectation that they will reflect and review their progress throughout the coaching period.

 

Lesa Dryburgh

Alongside her work as Communications Consultant, Lesa is an accredited Relational Dynamics coach working in the cultural and creative sectors in the UK. She is also a trained facilitator. Lesa has been coaching since 2008. Coaching changed Lesa's life - see what it can do for you!

'As a coach Lesa is a skilled listener, able to see the bigger picture and to be gently challenging. Her values around developing the individual and facilitating their own skills and aptitudes have provided a solid foundation for a good coach-coachee relationship, which I have found enormously beneficial. Lesa creates a comfortable, safe and productive working environment, in which it is possible for others to thrive'. Freelance Project Manager working one-to-one with Lesa Dryburgh in 2009.

 

Gaylene Gould

Gaylene Gould is an accredited RD1st Coach and works with a wide range of arts professionals on an individual and organisational basis. Current clients include Apples and Snakes, Royal Opera House and the National Theatre. She uses creative techniques to open up pathways to discussion and personal exploration. She is also developing a series of bespoke workshops with artists and is a Faculty Member of the School of Life. www.writetalklisten.com

 

Kate Organ

Kate Organ was accredited through the Performance Coach Training/Cultural Leadership programme course, led by Carol Wilson and Deb Barnard. Since then she has provided coaching for organisations and individuals across the charitable and cultural sectors. She is based in the West Midlands but undertakes telephone coaching across the UK. Complementing the coaching methods, Kate has trained with ICA in Team Facilitation and Participatory Strategic Planning.

 

 

Jodi Myers

Alongside arts consultancy, Jodi Myers offers coaching and/or mentoring to producers, managers and artists. She is particularly interested in supporting people at a crossroads or transition in their professional life. Jodi is an accredited coach with Performance Coach Training Ltd/CLP. She is an Affiliate of the Association for Coaching. She is based in London but works nationally. More information can be found on her website.  www.jodimyers.co.uk

 

 

Mairead Turner

I work as a Coach for organisations and through one on one sessions, with anyone who is interested in development - both of themselves and of their business. I have been developing my work through coaching for over ten years and am a qualified Relational Dynamics Coach. For information about coaching with me, just drop me an email or visit my website.
“Having reached turning points in my career and personal life, Mairead’s coaching sessions have enabled me to recognise repetitive behavioural patterns that have categorised the past few years. I look forward to the sessions and have made significant changes for the better since I started coaching. I feel refreshed and invigorated. It’s been like giving my mind a very thorough spring clean!” Freelance manager and writer working with Mairead through one to one coaching.  
www.mandarinconsultancy.com

 

 

 

Sarah Hymas

Sarah is an accredited CLP/PCT coach, based in Lancaster, serving the North West. She has been coaching since 2008, mainly with writers, but also other creative practitioners.

As well as working one-to-one, she has facilitated workshops, in writing and mentoring for writers for ten years; working in schools, adult education, community groups, prisons, the mental health sector and universities. More information about Sarah can be found at her website

http://sarahhymas.blogspot.com/search/label/coaching

 

 

Bev Morton

Bev Morton founded The Art of Possibility in 2007 to support leaders and their teams. Bev is an experienced accredited coach. Her coaching supervisor is Deb Barnard. Bev is a member of Association for Coaching and has a Diploma in NLP and is a certified NLP Practitioner. The client is central to the approaches she uses in the coaching process. She favours a whole person approach rather than the separation of work and life. Coaching tools she uses include creative methods as well as theory based approaches such as Neuro Linguistic Programming and Transactional Analysis. Services include: Leadership skills coaching, wellbeing coaching, coaching for life, career or organisational change, personal development and performance coaching for leaders, social entrepreneurs, activists, senior and middle managers. Bev works throughout the UK.

‘I just wanted to say a massive thank you for allowing me the laughter, the tears, and the opportunity to be completely me during our sessions and talk about anything, the result being that my career has gone to the next level and should satisfy both my personal and professional goals..’
Julia McInally Associates.

 

 

Jenny Wilson

Jenny is an accredited RD1st Coach and professional mentor based in Yorkshire. She provides a thought-provoking and creative process, inspiring individuals to find solutions to their challenges and realise their personal and professional aspirations. She is also developing her practice to provide coaching and mentoring support to teams and in the context of organisations. Jenny's background is as an arts professional, working as a performing artist, a producer, a consultant and facilitator in the arts across the UK and beyond.  www.jennywilson.co.uk

 

 

Marie Remy

Marie is an accredited coach (CLP & PCT) and Associate Member of the Association for Coaching.
For many years she has worked across the creative industries both in the private and subsidised sectors, specialising in advertising, music and the performing arts. She naturally approached coaching due to a strong interest in people development and a desire to help individuals reach their full potential. Areas of interest include: creative industries, work/life balance, supporting the creation process, dealing with change, working in small and medium size organisations & career change. Typically you will attain: greater clarity and focus about your career, a realistic action plan & more perspective for the future
Recent clients include the National Army Museum and Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe.
http://uk.linkedin.com/in/marieremy

 

 

Lysa Barnard

Lysa is an accredited Relational Dynamics coach, offering personal and professional development coaching through face to face contact or via the telephone.
Lysa has a background in Management and Leadership (NHS & 3rd Sector) and is committed to offering a reduced rate to those who consider themselves to be low waged and/or a small charitable organisation. Everyone should have access to coaching! Please get in touch if you want to find out more! Based in Manchester, UK.

 

 

Anna B Sexton

Anna B Sexton is a qualified coach (CLP & Performance Coach Training). Through Open To Coaching she offers accredited coaching services for artists, creative and cultural industry professionals. With a wide range of professional experience of arts production, fundraising, business & change management Anna works with you to create a supportive and open space to explore and achieve long cherished goals and dreams.

Supporting you to create infinite possibilities

-  Discover an increased sense of purpose
-  Enhance your ability to focus on key priorities
-  Consistently achieve your goals
-  Create more

"(Coaching has) given me inspiration and belief to progress where failure has seemed the order of the day. We have monthly telephone coaching sessions, and I come out of them feeling as if these Crow! dreams will become reality." Jenny Leach, Artist, producer and social entrepreneur.
www.opentoarts.com

 


 

 

Nadine Andrews

My work involves supporting individual and organisational learning through creative research, consultancy and coaching. I am a PCT accredited Creative Coach and NLP certified practitioner with associate membership of the Association for Coaching and accredited practitioner membership of ANLP.
Based in the North West, I work one to one and with teams in the cultural and creative industries and third sectors. Visit my website for more on my approach and for testimonials.
www.cultureprobe.co.uk

 

 

Erinma Ochu

Erinma is an accredited Relational Dynamics Coach based in Manchester and serving the North West. Get in touch for 1 to 1 support to remove barriers and gain motivation to set and achieve personal goals in a safe, encouraging and supportive environment. :)

 

 

Debbi Christophers

Debbi is an accredited Relational Dynamics coach based in London, who specialises in working with individuals in the cultural sector, particularly around moments of transition. Her approach is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where the coachee can work through issues and move forward on achieving their goals. www.writeoncommunication.co.uk

 

 

Ruth Churchill Dower

Ruth runs the award winning creative learning consultancy, Isaacs UK, providing specialist support around arts, culture and learning. Isaacs UK helps clients to build learning networks and communities of practice, explore the impacts of creative pedagogies, design professional development processes that are powerful catalysts for change, and clarify their own thinking or planning through one-to-one coaching. Isaacs UK focuses its work on helping clients to better understand and meet the challenges of a rapidly changing society, to unlock their creative potential and to enable them to shape their own present and future landscapes. Ruth is an accredited Relational Dynamics coach, trained by Relational Dynamics 1st and accredited through Performance Coach Training Ltd and RD1st in 2008. Isaacs UK works across the UK, although its coaching service is mainly focussed on the north of England. www.isaacsuk.co.uk/isaacsuk/testimonials.html

 

 

Hassina Khan

Hassina is an accredited Relational Dynamics coach based in the East of England. She specialises in supporting those working in the creative and cultural industries and provides a safe space for individuals to explore their goals and achieve their full potential through one to one questioning and reflection.

 

Alissa Juvan

Alissa Juvan is an accredited Relational Dynamics coach, offering personal and professional development coaching, primarily to those in the creative sector. She supports and encourages individuals to reach their goals and achieve their full potential through one-to-one coaching, both in person and over the phone, for Yorkshire and the Northwest.

 

 

 

Vena Ramphal

Vena is a passion coach specializing in transition and transformation in (romance) relationships. Her work offers much needed personal time for public facing people. She is especially interested in the role of the artistic industries in creating a vibrant, healthy and sustainable (in all senses) society. She completed her PhD in Philosophy, Cultural Studies and Dance at SOAS, 2004 and is an accredited coach (CLP & Performance Coach Training).
www.venaramphal.com

 

 

 

Carys Shannon

One to one coaching available in Wales and the South West with qualified and accredited Relational Dynamics Coach. My approach to coaching is professional, open and encouraging - always creating a safe atmosphere for the coachee to explore their goals.