Those who have become Reach Coaching Associates have taken quite a unique journey.  Firstly they have undertaken some form of personal development of their own.  Secondly, they have acquired a coaching qualification of some substance and finally they have undertaken our Postgraduate Coaching course  – which is a coaching course like no other (see: our training syllabus)


Gillian has graduated in all three areas.  Her allegiance to Reach has extended some 15 years and she has, with great determination and tenacity, committed to her personal and professional development during that time.  This has been no small feat given that she lives in Penarth near Cardiff and has spent many hundreds of hours travelling to the Midlands (UK) accumulating thousands of miles in the process to fulfill her therapeutic and professional ambitions.


It is this tenacity and unwavering spirit that makes her what we consider a first class coach.  Gillian is warm, intelligent and an effective communicator and she will certainly passionately engage with others to help them find their best solutions. This is why we are happy to endorse her and Coaching for Empowerment because we know that she and her associates will offer those looking for sustainable solutions an effective set of options.


Let’s hear what Gillian has to say….

Coaching for Empowerment does not offer a quick fix, a sticking plaster over the problems and challenges in your life. We help you identify the areas of your life that would benefit from new thinking and behavioural patterns – using methods that have been proven by over thirty years clinical experience and research at The Reach Approach.


Here are some of the areas we cover:

• Career change / redundancy / return to work / retirement
• Dissatisfaction in the workplace / successful team working
• How to move on after personal life changes / lifestyle changes
• Dealing with stress within your life
• Getting more out of your life – personal / professional
• Helping identify the life you would like and how you can achieve it


We do not offer a set programme and number of sessions for everyone, people and their needs are too different to do that. What we offer is a programme to suit you. This can vary greatly from a series of weekly, fortnightly or monthly sessions either face-to-face or by Skype/Facetime/telephone to one-off catch-up/refresher sessions as and when you feel it would be helpful.


I have come to coaching and mentoring following an extensive career in both the commercial and the not-for-profit sectors. This includes over 20 years working in the arts sector.  I have a good understanding of the stresses, complexities and politics of the working environment and how it can take its toll on individuals.  I have experienced redundancy and conflict in the workplace myself and have an empathy and understanding of the far-reaching effects these can have on individuals and teams.


My previous positions have included: managing teams in an environmental charity and a major retail business as well as setting up an advisory service for arts organisations, looking for business coaches/mentors.



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