I am a caring, thoughtful and passionate mentor who enjoys working with a wide range of performers to guide them through their journey to realise their full potential and get the best out of themselves. My approachable nature allows performers to engage in critical discussion in a safe environment, and to feel confident to explore thoughts and feelings which will no doubt challenge their thinking. Having a background in international sports performance, I have personal experience of dealing with high-level performance, difficult decisions, emotional attachment and rejection that can arise on the journey to elite performance.
My reflective style of mentoring allows performers to focus on making their strengths stronger and to open up and explore the possibilities that excite them about what could be achieved in a focused driven approach. This approach to clients will challenge them, and enable them to think outside what they cannot directly see, or when focused, to explore in depth what they can. Through thoughtful questions, performers will be encouraged to look inwards before outwards, taking ownership of their next steps.
I am a qualified 2BAPC Performance Coach - a globally recognised and accredited qualification by the International Coach Federation. I am a qualified teacher, holding a degree in Physical Education with over 17 years of experience working in education, 7 of which in school leadership. I have been a Specialist Leader of Education and a Leading Learning Educator.
I support the development of other teachers through coaching and mentoring.
Within the mindset arena of performance coaching I have supported athletes from a wide range of sports including gymnastics, cricket, golf and Judo, including medalists at the Commonwealth Games in 2022.
As an athletics performance coach I currently support the development of junior athletes at a local athletics club through 1:1/group sessions, with 2 athletes ranked in the top 7 Nationally and a further 2 in the top 15 for their respective age groups.
Away from education, I have experience of being a nationally ranked decathlete as well as playing a high-level of football, both nationally and for club.
I also hold an enhanced DBS check certificate.
Through coaching and mentoring, I support people to vision their own goals, empowering change. This can only be achieved through building authentic relationships based upon mutual trust, developing rapport, and having a genuine interest in the individual. I am a trusted advisor, acting with the highest levels of integrity and confidentiality, developing meaningful connections with people. I conduct my coaching and mentoring sessions in a variety of locations, including the golf course, cycling, running or in the coffee shop, depending upon the client’s needs or preference!
As a coach and mentor, I feel that it is a privilege to support people to achieve their personal best. I do not have all the answers, but believe I have the tools to actively listen, and ask pertinent questions. I help people to vision, instigate and develop effective change, through navigating options, within a framework of support and challenge
I am an accredited ILM Level 7 Diploma Executive Coaching and Mentoring Practitioner and have hundreds of hours coaching experience. As current part-time Director of Leadership Coaching in a large Secondary school, I work closely with staff and students to support their growth and development.
I have a PE background, and work as a consultant and coach alongside organisations such as Youth Sport Trust, The FA, Goalball UK, Archery GB and Chance to shine. I am currently working on the School Games Gender diversity group and The High Performance podcast educational working group. I support sportspeople through coaching, including a member of Brighton and Hove Albion FC coaching staff and as a Development Coach for The FA and Youth Sport Trust
I am a friendly and approachable Coach specialising in working with golfers to improve mental aspects of golf performance, either to achieve performance goals or to increase enjoyment. I work on self-awareness, emotional competence, acceptance, mental toughness and resilience. Focusing on exploring behaviour traits, creating meaningful rituals and habits, developing realistic mindsets to maintain motivation and improve confidence. I enable you to perform at your best, whether amateur or professional
My Coaching Style
I have a warm and straight-talking approach, helping my clients to establish what is realistic and possible. I am friendly and compassionate, with a good sense of humour, encouraging a reflective approach to make progress with my clients. Think of me as a critical friend, asking questions designed to provoke reflection and challenge your thinking
I am a Level 7 qualified Advanced Executive Coach, 15 years of teaching experience with a degree in Physical Education. I hold NLP, psychometric behaviour-trait profiling and Adult Mental Health First Aid qualifications and have vast experience working with individuals with social, emotional and mental health challenges. I am a member of the Association for Coaching (AC) and hold an enhanced DBS check certificate as well as comprehensive indemnity and liability insurance