The Coaching Co-Op

I have teamed up with colleagues to establish the Coaching Co-op, The coaching co-op is a group of coaches which I have recently joined. It currently comprises three people: Alex, Joan and myself and is informed by the following principles:

  • We are a network of independent coaching and consultancy practices
  • As qualified coaches, we offer a range of approaches whilst working to a shared set of ethical principles
  •  We are committed to working with professionals within the UK public sector and social and community enterprises working for public purposes
  • We work collaboratively, drawing on our combined resources to tailor coaching and/or consultancy to best serve clients’ needs.
  • We will be prepared to work together across individual company boundaries in order to facilitate this
  • We meet regularly to facilitate our collaborative approach.
  • We undertake shared external supervision.

Other members of the Co-Op

Alex Josephy

Alex is a Tavistock Institute trained executive coach (Certificate in Coaching for Leadership and Professional Development) and qualified education adviser.
She can offer
  • Extensive experience in senior roles within the the NHS an the UK education system
  • Life-long interest and expertise in leadership and learning
  • A dynamic, creative and intuitive approach to help clients take a fresh look at themselves as individuals, in workplace roles, and in relation to the dynamics operating within their organisations
  • Support for clients taking on new leadership roles, feeling ‘bogged down’ by seemingly intractable issues in the workplace, or engaging in life or career transitions
  • One to one coaching or group development, as appropriate to clients’ needs.
Clients have commented on Alex’s gentle yet resourceful coaching style, and on her ability to motivate and encourage them to try out new approaches to knotty problems.
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Joan Reid

Joan has an MBA (Open University) and a doctorate in coaching and mentoring (Oxford Brookes University). She is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), an affiliate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

She can offer:
  • extensive experience working in management and project management roles in the private, public and education sectors
  • a personalised approach to developing coaching programmes which supports clients to make career choices and to develop their career potential
  • a creative approach to the development of strategic initiatives together with the practical experience to implement them
  • coaching via telephone, Skype or in person, tailored career coaching packages and small group facilitation

Joan is an experienced coach who is curious about people and helps them to work through their career issues and identify their goals. Clients describe her as enthusiastic, a good listener, supportive and able to motivate them to make the choices and decisions they need in order to progress their careers.

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