I live in Gibraltar where I have been a secondary school English teacher for 16 years and a Subject Leader for English for 7 years.

I hold a Masters in Educational Leadership and Management and I am a qualified PGCE teacher trainee mentor. 

I trained with Animas Centre for Coaching (est. 2008) and hold a Diploma in Transformative Coaching, which carries 123 approved coach specific training hours with the International Coach Federation. I also hold an Accredited Certificate in Group Coaching & Facilitation which carries 12 hours of continuing coach education units with the International Coach Federation. Both of my qualifications are accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ACSTH), the Association for Coaching (ADCT) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EQA). As such, I follow and observe the ICF code of ethics, values and principles in my work. You can read up on these here.

Since training, I have delivered workshops on coaching and mentoring for teachers, locally; I have participated in volunteer work with ‘Yes Futures’ (Registered Charity Number 1155082) in their Creating Space programme coaching teachers in the UK, and I have worked as a coach for the EV Foundation in Gibraltar.

I am currently training in Coaching in Education, with a specific focus on school leaders, young people, youth in transition and parents and families.

My clients have described me as:

  • Grounding
  • Confidence building
  • Comfortable
  • Supportive
  • Enlightening
  • Eye opener
  • Trustworthy
  • Helpful

Feedback on my work as a coach:

I think you are a really gifted coach. You have a natural ability to listen and put a person at ease. You are full of genuine empathy and compassion. You pose the right questions at the right time. You listened to my thoughts and ideas and then reflected them back to me to help me create an entirely different picture.

Insightful questions, space to think and answer, some insight into the education setting.

You are a good listener and know when to ask the good questions to lead me through a good reflection. You also made me comfortable enough to trust you and be able to talk freely.

Why become a coach?

As I look back I can see that my own stepping stones were not always so clear: I was young when I had my first child and much older when I had my fourth child 19 years later. My parenting journey has been (and continues to be!) varied and challenging and, as is universally true for everyone, a very steep learning curve…

Over the years, my own counsellor and coach has been a constant support and invaluable when facing challenges in my life and relationships. Coaching has helped me gain clarity around my own goals, allowing me to make progress in difficult circumstances.

My personal and professional experiences have shaped me and set me on the path of educator, mentor and coach:

  • In my teaching I work with 11 to 18 year olds and their parents or guardians; 
  • As a school leader I work with and mentor teachers; 
  • In my coaching I have worked with teachers, parents and young adults needing clarity and support to make their way across their own stepping stones.

My coaching is centered around the idea that transformative change is possible for anyone at any age at any stage of their life. I enjoy working with anyone who is interested in positive change, and especially with those who will shape our society’s future in some way: educators, parents or young people (11-28).

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