Thank you so much for visiting the Lotus Education website - it's great to meet you!
A little bit about me...
Sue - The Coach and Mentor
My passion has always been to help people grow and thrive! It's quite simple really - when people feel healthy, happy and hopeful, they are likely to contribute in a positive way to society - and that's got to be a good thing for all of us!
But life is tough and sometimes it's really hard to work out how to achieve our goals or how to overcome difficulties that arise.
I believe that coaching and mentoring are excellent, highly effective ways to support people to move forwards, work through times of difficulty, grow through challenges and achieve their goals.
As your coach, I work with you to help you find the answers you need; to gain new insights and learn how you can best work towards your goals.
I hold a non judgmental, confidential space for you to dig deep, be brave, explore tricky issues and find solutions.
As well as working with adults, my work in coaching and mentoring children and young people is a significant part of my skillset. I firmly believe that the vast majority of mental health issues could be prevented with a serious focus on wellbeing and a coaching/mentoring approach in schools.
It is a joy to spend time in schools working with young people and also supporting parents.
I am certified with many highly regarded qualifications and work as a coach-trainer with the superb 'Love Your Coaching', delivering training for professionals working on gaining nationally recognised coaching and mentoring qualifications from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
I am also an Associate Coach with another wonderful organisation, 'Leadership Edge' - who work to empower schools to create a systematic coaching culture through a 3 tier accreditation programme.
Sue - The Educator and Leader
I started my teaching career in inner city Leeds, moved on to the London Borough of Hillingdon before spending many years in Slough, and finally became a headteacher in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
My skills in 'Leadership' and 'Teaching and Learning' were recognised by national organisations; I was in the very first cohort to be awarded Advanced Skills Teacher status and through this, I began mentoring teachers in many schools - supporting them to raise standards of pupil achievement through their own professional development.
I am very proud and humbled to say that in my five years of headship, I was described by many as an 'outstanding leader'. Together with my brilliant leadership team, we provided the vision and leadership required to ensure the highest quality of education for all pupils, high parental engagement, community cohesion and an excellent working environment for all staff. Most importantly, everyone felt that the school became a place where people felt valued and very happy to be a part of.
Currently, I am a Pathway Tutor and QTS Assessor for TES Institute; it is a privilege to continue to work in school, growing the future generations of amazing teachers!
I am also a Lead Coach and Verifier for The Carnegie Centre of Excellence at Leeds Beckett University. Another fantastic organisation working directly with schools in developing high standards of Mental Health and Wellbeing.
If you'd like to have a chat about how we might work together, it would be great to talk to you.
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Founder of Lotus Education
Transformative Coaching and
Mentoring in Education
International Coaching Federation
and Association of Coaching
ILM Coaching & Mentoring Qualification Course Trainer
Love Your Coaching
Mental Health Schools Award Coach
Leeds Beckett University,
Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools
Pathway Tutor and QTS Assessor
Wellbeing Coaching Certificate
British School of Coaching
International Systemic Team Coaching
Academy of Executive Coaching
Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching
Henley Business School
Transactional Analysis 101
The Berne Institute
Youth and Education Coaching
Animas Centre for Coaching
Academy of Executive Coaching
Mental Health First Aid Certificate
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Certificate
National Professional Qualification in Headship
Bachelor of Education Degree/
Qualified Teacher Status