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About JayneSharples

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

May 2020

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The first major shocks to the then emerging coaching field was the financial crash in 2008, and the subsequent waves of austerity that have followed. In spite of those shocks, coaching as a profession has shown itself to be remarkably resilient. Yet the growing need to collectively respond to climate crisis as highlighted throughout 2019, coupled with the global COVID-19 pandemic and its long-term consequences for many different sectors and facets of life, throws up a whole new set of challenges, and possible opportunities.

In this virtual session, we’ll be exploring these questions:

  • What are some of the key changes relating to the wider context for coaching, and what implications does that have for the way we practice?
  • How do we hold space for client issues when we are essentially all tackling the same challenges, albeit in different ways (e.g. potentially very little separation between client and coach issues)?
  • What practices for self-renewal and self-care can support us and our clients at this time?

This virtual session will be a combination of presentation, group discussion, and small group work.

fbtKatherine Long has worked in the field of leadership and organisational development for almost 20 years, and is an EMCC accredited Master Practitioner coach, ESIA accredited coach supervisor, Focusing Practitioner, and previously ran the Masters in Coaching programme at Warwick University. She recently contributed to Jo Birch and Peter Welch’s book, Coaching Supervision: Advancing Practice, Changing Landscapes, which brings an evolutionary and systemic perspective to how the shared worlds of coaching and supervision adapt in the face of a rapidly changing world.

Booking in advance is essential for this online session.

Please email for further information.


March 2020

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This interactive Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) session for coaches by Marian Hubbell:  

  • offers a taste of NLP
  • shares an NLP model that can be used as a coaching tool
  • will be interactive and fun

An introduction will give you the opportunity to consider:

  • What do you know already about NLP?
  • Benefits of NLP and its coaching applications
  • Purpose of today’s event

We will then focus on “What is NLP?”

  • What NLP is not
  • Some definitions
  • Underpinning principles – activity

A practical application of NLP

  • Introduction to an NLP model for change through an interactive demonstration
  • Try it for yourself – activity

What next?

  • How can you apply this model in and on your coaching practice?
  • If you want to learn more…

marian hubbellMarian is an independent Trainer, Coach and Counsellor, with a reputation for outstanding communication. She is certified by the International NLP Trainers Association as a Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming, is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and has a Foundation Degree in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy from Warwick University. Marian is passionate about unlocking potential, making a difference and delivering great results. To find out more about Marian, visit her website:



January 2020

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As coaches, I believe that an important part of our role is to help our clients to identify life-long learnings, in addition to finding ways forward on their challenges.

But do we enable our clients to identify, reach out and grab those learnings and then apply them repeatedly to maximise future effectiveness?

Do you ask specific learning questions like;

What are you learning about your key strength in this situation?

What are you learning about your areas for development?

What are you learning about where you get in your own way?

What are you learning about the circumstances in which you thrive?

Where else could you apply those learnings to raise performance?

This session will explore ways to integrate learning reviews into our everyday coaching. There will be two guided exercises, so bring along for discussion something you have done that you would consider a success and something where you got mixed results. Come looking forward to spending time identifying some key learnings to help you and your clients excel still further.

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.

December 2019


Our popular “Coaching in Trios” session is back for our December meeting and as usual it will include the opportunity to take part in a practical coaching sessions in trios (coach, coachee, observer) enabling you to learn through doing or observing coaching in action, or to receive a short coaching session on a topic you would like to focus on.

For those who prefer we will facilitate a networking opportunity, with the chance to chat in small groups about coaching topics of interest, including follow up to topics covered during in the Coaching Connections programme.  One suggestion is to focus on Group Coaching as a follow to Kim Morgan’s session in November with the opportunity to try out some of the tools and techniques shared by Kim.

Join us in December for an excellent opportunity to reflect on the year and to think ahead to future plans and development opportunities.

The session will be facilitated by Irene Bayliss and Jayne Sharples

November 2019

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Kim Morgan has recently authored her second book ‘ The Coach’s Survival Guide’  and she will be basing her facilitated session on part of the contents  ‘How to Run Group Coaching Programmes’ .

The Coach’s Survival Guide is an easy to use, accessible book, grounded in practice and experience and includes case studies drawn from real-life practice.  It is rooted in the real world, normalising the insecurities felt by many coaches and acknowledging the realities of building a coaching business, while addressing the everyday issues that can hinder a coach’s performance or confidence.

Focusing on her experience from creating coach training and professional development programmes for coaches for the last 20 years, Kim Morgan answers all of the burning questions new coaches have on getting their business started, choosing clients to work with and most importantly, their self-care. The Coach’s Survival Guide seeks to normalise the almost inevitable feelings of self-doubt felt by coaches, particularly in the initial stages of their new career.

Kim Morgan is Managing Director of Barefoot Coaching Ltd, one of the UK’s leading providers of coaching and University Accredited Coach Training. Kim was one of the UK’s first executive business and personal coaches, who has pioneered and led externally certified University Masters Level Post Graduate Awards in Coach Training since 2001.

Kim is a sought-after conference speaker on all aspects of coaching and coach education, leadership and leadership development, psychology and change management. With over 25 years’ experience of psychology and people development, across all sectors of public and private business, Kim draws extensively on her experiences of what universally works to make great leaders, successful individuals, successful teams and outstanding organisations.

Kim morganKim is a specialist in delivering coach education at all levels within organisations, working to help them to implement a coaching culture. Kim specialises in working with senior leaders, team coaching and working with senior teams to bring about greater cohesion and performance and improved results. “Spending time in Kim’s company is one of life’s great pleasures. Kim has a rare talent to understand the mind and help you arrange the contents to the very best effect for your personal and professional  wellbeing”   Professor Damian Hughes