RD1st Coaches in the Arts

If you are an RD1st accredited coach working in the arts or third sector you can list yourself here. Please send us a short paragraph about your coaching practice (only), where you are based and details of your accreditation. It can also be useful for people to know that you undertake regular supervision. RD1st reserves the right to edit all listings.

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Fiona Greenhill

I am a RD1st/CAW accredited coach and an associate member of the Association for Coaching working exclusively in theatre, dance and across the arts. I can support you and your teams with leadership and executive coaching. I believe that coaching can also be an invaluable tool for junior and mid-level staff as they develop in their roles and progress and for helping to find that elusive work/life balance.

Testimonial: Having someone truly listen and then become a guide, has helped me to gain proper insight and a way forward with my problems – and that is a gift. Fiona does this with ease, clearly cares and makes sure there are real actions taken to move forward, thank you. (Andy. Senior HR business partner).

Coaching sessions and meetings will usually take place on zoom or I can arrange to meet in London/South East. Please email me for more information and to arrange an initial chat.

Nicky Marr

I am an RD1st qualified coach (2015 and Sharpening the Saw, 2020) and a member of the Assoc. for Coaching and Coaching for Creatives in Scotland. In 2021 I completed a three-month course in Transformational Coaching. I coach for EPAD (Edinburgh Performing Arts Development) and for private clients across many sectors, from the arts to engineering and healthcare professionals. I am mentored by RD1st coach/supervisor Isabel Mortimer.
Coaching is part of my portfolio career.  It is singularly the most radical, humbling, and important work that I do. It’s a privilege to be alongside and bear witness as clients find clear paths through muddled thinking, conflicting emotions, or self-sabotaging patterns of behaviour towards a more balanced, honest and authentic way of living.
Please contact me for a 20-minute Zoom chat if you’d like to know more.


Caroline Pearce
I qualified with RD1st and I am a full member of the Association for Coaching. I continue my professional development with regular training and am supervised by Deb Barnard.

I love coaching people who have a drive to help and inspire others. Coaching can help you get unstuck, tackle overwhelm, identify a goal, then make & follow a plan to achieve it.
Coaching can help make more impact with less effort and time; coaching practice can help each of us achieve a better life: work balance, which means we can do a better job at work and have more fun.
I believe what Nancy Kline said:- ‘the mind that has the problem, almost always also has the solution, given the right conditions’. My coaching provides the right conditions for clients to find their perfect, tailored solution.


Sharon Adams

I am a visual artist and coach and specialise in working one on one with artists and makers. We all exist in the overlap between our various priorities. You might have multiple projects at different stages: new ideas brewing; some that need focused production and others that are ready to be out in the world. I love seeing people connect with their own fire and take hold of what they want to create for themselves. I trained with RD1st in 2020 and am a member of the Association for Coaching. Based in Northern Ireland, I work mostly via Zoom.

‘Sharon brought her perspectives as both an arts professional and a wise and lovely human being to each session. She encouraged me to reflect on my value base, my contribution to my field, the benefits of boundaries, and to find the positive in what I do when I am exhausted and frustrated’.

Further information at www.herdingfish.co.uk

Jodie Marks

I offer kind, compassionate coaching for creatives + small businesses, grounded in my experience as a practising artist and arts professional.

If you’re looking to create change in your life, increase confidence, or reach a particular place, coaching is a powerful tool that can help. People who have coached with me have strengthened and grown their creative practices and businesses with confidence. Others have found freedom and increased sense of wellbeing through creating structures and implementing routines.

The one to one coaching I offer via Zoom or phone, aims to create a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental thinking space for people to clarify what they want, and to find the answers that are right for them.

For more information visit www.jodiemarks.com, where you can book a free half hour call to meet with me to find out more about the process.

Caitlin Griffiths

I am a visual artist, coach, academic and athlete. I work with a variety of clients wanting to make change, including creative practitioners, business leaders and those wanting to enjoy sports and exercise more and worry about diet culture bullshit less!
In addition I am keen to work with organisations or individuals who want to make positive, social-justice related impact in their communities.

No coach owns the keys to success. But what they can do is help you define what you want, understand the gap between where you are now and where you want to be and get you focused and motivated to take action.

I offer 1-1 Walk and Talk Coaching Sessions at Salford Quays (Manchester) as well as virtual 1-1 coaching via Skype.


Neil Mackinnon

I am a leadership coach, who works with professionals across the arts and culture sector and beyond. I support people to realise their potential and achieve their fullest selves in both their professional and personal lives. My approach is informed by an early career as a musician, followed by a series of increasingly senior management and leadership roles in the cultural sector. I trained with RD1st and hold a Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching.   www.neilmackinnon.net

Alex Murdoch

I coach arts and cultural leaders, organisations and venues, freelance artists and makers. I’m drawn to processes that work with uncertainty and the moment – and my 20 years of artistic practice informs my work as a coach which draws on curiosity, playfulness and trust. You might want to change things in your world, or in the wider world. I can hold space for you to dream about that change and work out how to make that happen.

I’m a qualified Advanced Relational Dynamics Coach and trained with Deb Barnard, Rivca Rubin, Emma Haughton and Isabel Mortimer. I’ve continued to be coached by Deb and my practice is supervised by Emma. I’m a Fellow of the RSA and a Full Member of the Association for Coaching.

‘Alex’s coaching is sensitive, adaptable and revealing. Her sessions was incredibly helpful in exploring and revealing underlying issues, and ways of moving forward.’ Jamie Beddard, Joint Artistic Director, Diverse City

Find our more at www.thenewground.net

Yasmin Khan

With a focus on optimising performance, health and wellbeing, I coach a range of individuals to empower them to boost emotional resilience, clarify their goals and identify solutions.  I have used the RD1st clean coaching methodology since qualifying as an accredited Relational Dynamics coach in 2012 which I completed during my Clore Leadership Fellowship. I have since trained as an ILM Action Learning Set facilitator and my mission is to enable clients to deliver their best.

“Yasmin coached me over five sessions when I was about to begin a major change and restructure process in my company. The sessions were very important in helping me to get some perspective and objectivity on the complicated project I needed to deliver, and (importantly) in helping me gather the personal resilience I needed to support me in leading the change process. Yasmin is a wonderful coach – a consummate professional and a delight to work with.” Jeanie Scott, Director, Culture Radar Ltd.

More testimonials on my website: https://covalentcreatives.co.uk/services/coaching/

Holly Davey

As a practising visual artist, I have a creative approach to my professional development coaching practice, working with metaphor as well as creative thinking to help support my clients achieve their goals. As well as being a RD1st Alumni from 2017, I am also an accredited Clean Language coach and an Action Learning Set facilitator. I offer one to one coaching as well as group coaching. I am based in Cardiff and currently offer coaching face to face / via zoom / facetime / and on the phone.

Coaching with Holly has had a real positive effect in all aspects of my life. She helped me to gain direction and to address the balance between confidence and anxiety. I have found techniques to help me to balance negative and positive risk. At a time that is so uncertain, coaching with Holly has helped me to gain a sense of positivity and opportunity for the future.” Freelance Artist, Cardiff.

Click HERE for my coaching website and HERE for my linked in details.

 Gemma Baxter 

I trained as an RD1st coach in 2011 and incorporated the skills into my role running the Step Change programme at the National Theatre.  I now work as an independent Coach and Facilitator, predominantly within the Arts & Culture sectors. I am committed to supporting individuals and teams to fulfil their potential and to contribute to the development of a more equitable arts sector.

I have particular experience coaching individuals who wish to make a career change, and those who want to identify their own creative goals. I am also particularly interested in working with women who wish to return or move into senior leadership roles after taking time out to have children. I completed RD1st Sharpen the Saw course in March 2020.

With Gemma’s brilliant help I was able to listen to myself, set realistic short term goals and am ambitious long term plan. By creating a safe space for me to explore. Gemma focused my attention on what I wanted to achieve, without judgment or pressure. I warmly recommend connecting with Gemma whenever you need career or life support.”

Julie Louise Harrison

I am a practising Artist and Coach based in Shropshire. I became an accredited Coach in 2018. Creating a safe space and intense listening are very important to me as a Coach. I will facilitate you to think deeply, provide your own answers and make your own decisions. I can help you create the art/life balance you need, connect with your practise, bring creative ambitions into focus or find space to follow your dream. I have experience in working with emerging and mid-career artists.  Coaching sessions can be via phone or video.

Julie provided a space of trust and calm where I was able to challenge repetitive negative thoughts and embrace my true potential.” Jill Impey, Film, Photography, Installation Artist

Dominique Delight

I’m a leadership coach working with individuals, teams and organisations; helping people create a healthy work/life balance, rediscover their purpose and direction, create space between the never-ending tasks, reigniting inspiration and bringing clarity and focus.

I coach individuals, establish peer coaching groups and specialise in combining coaching and embodiment techniques. I am based in Brighton and Hove and support clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and regions via face to face meetings or via Skype or WhatsApp Video.

The sessions have really helped me focus my priorities and to finally get to grips with my work/life balance. Dominique’s very warm, sensitive approach and her ability to help find the right tools from within to get that clarity is just amazing – the sessions helped to unlock my own ideas and also helped me to realise my own potential.” Jenni, Arts Consultant

Call me for a free 15 minute consultation. tel 07866 677950


Tom Wright

I qualified as Relational Dynamic Coach in 2018 but have been using the power of questions and unconditional positive regard for nearly twenty years in my career as a theatre director, and for fifteen in my role as a lay Buddhist leader with SGI-UK. In all three aspects of my life; coaching, directing and providing pastoral care to my fellow Buddhists, I have seen repeatedly the power of trusting and enabling someone to use their own inner wisdom to make decisions and make progress towards their goals, rather than imposing one’s own views. I am based in York but support clients from varied backgrounds, professions and regions over Skype or Facetime.

‘The session was great because Tom’s warm questioning and attentive listening encouraged me to think deeply, realize things I hadn’t consciously known before, and make clear plans to move my life forward.’ Dick Bonham, Artistic Director, Little Mighty

www.tomwrightdirector.com       tel 07930 158386.

Charlotte Fergusson

I’m Charlotte at OpenAir Life Coaching. With my unique approach of coaching-while-walking sessions in London I support the personal growth and career development of my clients and as your personal coach I will be as committed to your well-being as to the goals you want to achieve. I have more than twenty years experience of working in the cultural, creative and library sectors.

Please see my website and LinkedIn for more details and recommendations from clients, and contact me for an informal chat:

http://linkedin.com/in/charlottefergusson     tel 07946 800039

Nicky Chambers

“My coaching sessions with Nicky has been invaluable. She offers an open, supportive space and a very human approach. Her encouragement and lack of judgement have been integral in allowing me to explore and move forward with a number of professional and personal issues in my life. I’d urge anyone thinking about trying coaching as a positive intervention in their life not to hesitate in giving her a call!” Helen Bain: Yout Theatre Arts, Scotland

I coach with organisations across sectors including the cultural and creative industries, business, charities and social enterprise at all levels, including leadership and accelerate programmes, global corporates, small businesses, with individuals and entrepreneurs. I also coach with The Young Women’s Trust, supporting women around their careers and confidence. 

I am a trained Co-Active Coach, an accredited Relational Dynamics Coach and have a foundation in the BRIEF Solution Focussed approach.

If you would like deep and lasting change, feel there is something more fulfilling out there and want the clarity and confidence to make it happen, do contact me! 07971680374

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 600 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.

“Ellen is a wonderful coach. Approachable, encouraging and supportive. She makes you feel completely comfortable and safe to speak freely. It allowed me to open my mind to possibilities and gave me the confidence to move forward in my life and with my ambitions. I highly recommend her as a coach.” Ruth Brill, Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer

More information: http://www.ellenchamberscoach.com

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

An accredited Relational Dynamics coach, I’m inspired by coaching’s capacity to enable clarity of thought and positive future plans. When coaching and facilitating, I create a safe space for people to explore how they can fulfil their personal, professional and creative potential.

“These sessions have been markers in the sand that have helped me through a process of self searching and understanding and I am very grateful for them. Charlotte is a wonderful coach, she is attentive, thought provoking and really helps guide the sessions to support your needs.” – Zoie Golding, Artistic Director, ZoieLogic Dance Theatre

I coach individuals as well as coaching for charities including the Young Women’s Trust; and arts organisations including the National Theatre, Sound and Music, and Studio Wayne McGregor.

“Charlotte has been an absolute joy to work with. Our sessions were always focused and productive, whilst remaining informal and flexible to my own needs. Charlotte has significantly altered how I think about myself, and I couldn’t recommend her more.” – Tom, Musician

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

Silvia Barlaam

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.

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

Zakia Carpenter-Hall

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.  http://www.takethespace.com

Kadina 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 http://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.  http://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. http://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’.

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  http://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. http://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 http://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

Maired 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

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.

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

Erin 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).

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.

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