Coach

I came to coaching through creative writing, speech and drama – communication and performance skills for art, work and life.

What I loved about my subjects right from the beginning of my LAMDA Exams coaching career in 2007 was that we work at the client’s own pace, developing and exploring their authentic voice which makes ever writer, speaker and actor unique.

1:1 coaching for all ages, stages and industries provides dedicated time and space to explore goals, identify obstacles and build confidence and clarity. As a transformational coach and ICF member, and a qualified teacher of written and spoken communication and performance (PhD: Creative Writing, PGCert: Teaching Creative Writing: Cambridge University), I work with any and all aspects of confident and authentic speaking, writing and living:

  • Creative Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Interpersonal/ “Soft” Skills
  • Interview Skills
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Confidence Building
  • Eloquence
  • Boundaries
  • Time Management
  • Work/Art/Life Balance
  • Writing, Speaking and Movement
  • LAMDA Exams
  • Eleven Plus English and Comprehension
  • GCSE and A Level English and Drama
  • Writing, Speaking and Movement

Sessions currently take place on Zoom and are subject to the following terms and conditions:

  1. I teach online and from my private home address. Full address details or Zoom link is only provided once your booking has been a) invoiced and b)paid in full. 
  1. I offer a free 30-minute chat session on Zoom for any aspect of coaching. Pif coach and prospective client choose to go ahead with coaching, you will be offered an introductory session before making a longer booking. Please do not ask to meet a new coach separately to your trial session: meeting before/instead of a trial session does not benefit coaches or, where applicable, parents/guardians, as the coach is repeating information about content and practise you will not be seeing in action and will have heard already. 
  1. All workshop bookings are date-specific and time-specific. It is the client’s responsibility to note and record the dates and times of lessons; failure to do so will mean that lesson is forfeited and no refund or replacement will be offered. 
  1. Bookings are not confirmed until full payment has been transferred and acknowledged by email. The sooner payment is made, the sooner your booking will be finalised (a minimum of 7 days after the invoice is issued (or 24 hours before the first lesson in the booking if sooner than 7 days).
  1. Twenty-four hours’ notice is required to postpone or cancel a private booking. Otherwise, the full session fee will be charged.
  1. I reserve the right to refuse bookings and services at my discretion. I will cease working with a client if their manner should become aggressive, offensive or abusive, or if I judge that I cannot provide an appropriate level of, or time for, the specific client.