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Sue - Coach & 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 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.

I am certified with many highly regarded qualifications including the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the global ‘Gold Standard’ body – the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

I work with Love Your Coaching, delivering ILM courses for those working to qualify as coaches, and with Leadership Edge for schools looking to embed a coaching culture. end time in schools working with young people and also supporting parents.

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Sue - Educator & 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.

Leaving was tough, but my work now creates value for many more – and that makes me incredibly proud!

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.

Sue's Qualifications and Experience

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  • Founder of Lotus Education: Transformative Coaching and Mentoring in Education
  • ‘Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring, Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching, Henley Business School
  • International Systemic Team Coaching Certificate, Academy of Executive Coaching
  • Certificate in Youth and Education Coaching, Animas Coaching
  • Wellbeing Coaching Certificate : British School of Coaching
  • National Professional Qualification in Headship, National College
  • Bachelor of Education Degree/Qualified Teacher Status : Leeds University

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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