Some lovely words from a recent completing coachee, with her permission to share:

“Alison’s warm, knowledgeable and empathetic style of coaching has been hugely helpful to me in my personal and professional development.  The tools that Alison has suggested have enabled me to reframe my situation and gain a new perspective on both myself and my work.  The vision boarding exercise was particularly powerful in allowing me to visualise and clarify my career goals, and Alison’s input has definitely contributed to my ability to both change career direction and successfully apply for a National Teaching Fellowship this year.”

Julia Reeve 26.8.21

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Coaching for clarity, direction, expansion and balance

Whoever we are, wherever, whenever, we have those times when we just can’t see the path. Too many options? Too few? Not sure what our purpose is, or how to manage competing desires and demands? Worried about an issue or obstacle in our life that we don’t know how to handle, and it won’t shift by itself? We all sometimes contribute to the issue unwittingly through our diehard habits or patterns of thinking; those grooves of seeing ourselves and the world that unconsciously we have worn into furrows over time and believe that they must constitute reality.

Coaching provides a safe and confidential space in which coachees can be supported to explore an issue, set an agenda to resolve it, identify and evaluate options, prioritise and commit to actions and decisions. It  is a non-judgemental process through which the coach does not presume to know better than the coachee what they need. It works on the premise that the person who is wrestling with an issue is also the person who holds the key to the solution. I see coaching as a partnership of equals, to which coach and coachee contribute in distinct ways to help the coachee achieve their goal.

All my coaching is currently online, partly due to the global pandemic, but also so that I can support international coachees.

if you would like to know more about  how I can work with you please email On my Testimonials page you will also find some great feedback from past coachees.