Author Archives: JayneSharples

About JayneSharples

Postgraduate Careers Consultant at University of Birmingham | Founder of JS-Coaching: Communicate, Coach, Collaborate

July 2021

Online Coaching Exploration and Coaching in Trios

Irene Bayliss and Jayne Sharples will facilitate the session to give you an opportunity to explore the world of online coaching including an opportunity to participate in small groups/trios. The session will include:

  • Sharing of online coaching experiences – best practice/top tips
  • Breakout room participation in small groups with the opportunity to take part in a practical coaching session – coach online, be coached online and receive feedback from a peer coach.
  • Sharing of learning/experiences with the whole group – (note: not the personal coaching content of the session which will be confidential within the small group but the wider learning using the process).

Please be prepared with a topic about which you would like to experience on line coaching. This is a rare opportunity for coaches to experience coaching from another coach, reflect on their own coaching and receive feedback from a peer coach.

Please note that this is a change to the previously announced session.

Irene and Jayne are the group co-ordinators for Coaching Connections, go to About Us to find out more.

Please email Irene Bayliss to book your place at the session.

May 2021

“Coaching Ethics: integrity in the moment of choice.” Allard de Jong

We sign up to a Code of Ethics.  We contract with our clients to keep them and us safe. We have supervision to support our practice and our wellbeing.

So much of this is about what we do in the coaching space.

Coaching Connections on May 8th is going to help us connect with who we are in the coaching space – how we bring our whole selves to a coaching relationship.

Liz Wilson is co-author of Emotional Intelligence Coaching and wrote the chapter around Coaching ethics and best practice. Liz says “the intention of this session is to give us an opportunity to get up close and personal with ethics, best practice and our own emotional intelligence as coaches.” 

We’ll spend some time discussing ethical dilemmas and solutions. We’ll also explore how our emotional intelligence supports us to make the best decision in the moment, when we pay attention to it.

If you feel drawn to do so, please send any ethical dilemmas you might have experienced, or that would be interesting to consider, to Liz in advance at

Please ensure you have paper and pen with you, or the digital version if that’s your preference.

Liz Wilson is a creative qualified coach, accredited to PCC within the International Coach Federation and speciailises in coaching leaders and high potential individuals.

March 2021

This session will help you to think about and experience the power of visual communication.  We will use the GROW model and a visual metaphor to help enable you think about something that you would like to focus on during the next 12months/ longer.  You will be encouraged to represent the different stages of the grow model by creating a picture.  I will facilitate you through this process so bring a selection of coloured pens/pencils/crayons and a big piece of paper – if you don’t have this then a piece of A4 paper will be fine.  There will be an opportunity to reflect on how you experienced using visual creativity to supplement a coaching process, and whether this could be a useful mechanism for coachees.

This session will be led by Anna Geyer, New Possibilities.  A visual practitioner who is passionate about facilitating people’s voices to be heard and seen; to bring about change.  

To book a place to join this session please contact Jayne or Irene – contact details here.

January 2021

Many of our clients have challenges around some aspect of their confidence. They sometimes hesitate about taking action and may doubt their own ability to achieve their goals. 

As coaches, we are not cheerleaders for our clients! But, we can play an important part in helping them to recognise the skills and attributes they already have and how those may assist them. And we can help clients identify some simple steps they can take to build further self-confidence in the areas that will enable them to meet, maybe even exceed, their goals. 

Enjoy this interactive and fun virtual session. Have in mind one area where you would like a bit more confidence, and let’s try out some coaching ideas together.

Lesley Matile

Lesley Matile established Peak Performance Coaching in 2000 following an earlier career in the Probation Service. She delivers executive coaching, coach training and coach supervision. She is accredited by the EMCC at Master Practitioner Level and accredited as a Time to Think Coach.

November 2020

CBT techniques for coaches: tackling motivation, mood and anxiety.

We will discuss some principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and how these can be applied in coaching. We will then cover two simple and effective interventions that you will be able to take away and use immediately.

  • Behavioural Activation: how to work on mood, motivation and balancing your life
  • Exposure: how to help someone to take gradual steps to overcome something which makes them feel nervous or uncomfortable

Ted Bradshaw is Head of Academic Learning at Barefoot Coaching and holds an honorary position of Assistant Professor of Psychological Therapies at The University of Nottingham.

Ted has been working in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy since 2010 and has worked with over 500 clients on a wide range of mental health issues including depression, OCD and PTSD. Ted takes his knowledge of human psychology into his work as a coach, working on topics including leadership development, career progression and confidence.

Ted Bradshaw

As a coach and a therapist, Ted focuses upon asking good questions which help the coachee to think about things from different angles and perspectives.

He also believes that thinking differently is not enough, and that the key to real, lasting change is to help someone to act differently and to “try out” new ways of being.

As an educator Ted’s key stills lie in putting things in plain language and offering detailed, specific and constructive feedback in order to help coaches and therapists to improve their own practice. Ted is a knowledgeable, passionate and engaging speaker who offers real, practical examples and suggestions in order to bring life to theoretical ideas.