The purpose of SECG is to provide a professional home to local coaches who are seeking professional development, support and networking opportunities.
We began as a smaller Guildford Coaches Group in 2007, founded by Kim Gregory and Angela O’Connell. We have grown to cover the whole of the South East and beyond and we formally changed our name in 2022.
We welcome coaches from all perspectives: Our membership includes new coaches, some very well-established coaches, some accredited and others not.
Yes, we welcome those who are new to coaching. Of particular interest may be our New to Coaching special interest group.
To find out more about membership or to ask to join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details. A member of the Board will then give you a call.
For 2022 membership there will be an annual fee of £50. The benefits are:
1. £10 discount on published rate for in person morning events from the date your membership is paid.
2. Free access to our annual members only webinar series.
3. Access to special interest groups:
4. Your profile on our website.
5. ICF CCEU certificates for applicable events attended.
6. Access to a range of networking events.
7. A member’s only Christmas lunch (there will be an additional cost for this).
The group is managed by a Board who are all volunteers. Do let us know if you would like to help in any way.
There are supervision special interest groups that start periodically. Paid members are welcome to join one of these at no additional cost.
You will find a list of meetings and events, in date order, on the SECG Website, under Events.
Many of our events are open to non-members, but some are exclusive to members. You can see this on our Events page. There are many other benefits to membership including special interest groups and resources. Please consider that we are a membership group and we rely on this to be able to continue to provide our services. If you find you enjoy our community, we would love you to join and be a part of it.
Our in person events are often held in Guildford Trinity Centre and these events start at 9.30am with networking from 9am. We aim to finish by 12pm or 12.30pm.
If you are driving, the closest car park is the Castle car park on Sydenham Rd, GU1 3SR. On leaving the car park through the pedestrian exit, turn left up the hill, walk to the end of the building, and after about 10 metres, turn left on the path on the far side of the access road. This leads into Trinity Churchyard. Follow the path round to the right after 20 metres, past the Royal Oak pub, then left down towards the church. The Trinity Centre is on the left about 30 metres down.
If you are walking, the Trinity Centre is at the top of Guildford High Street. As you walk up the hill, you will see Sainsburys on the right hand side, then a large Church. You will then see a pedestrian access on the right. Walk up the steps and you will see Trinity Centre (glass doors) ahead of you on your left.
Go to our Events page and click onto the title of the event you want to attend. There will be an Eventbrite link towards the end of the event information. On clicking this link you will be taken to an external website, Eventbrite, which is used to manage all our SECG events. Members have a discount code that they can use.
We offer Continuing Coach Education Certificates (CCEUs) from the International Coach Federation (ICF) at most events. These are given to members at the end of the meeting.
We are delighted to support coaching and business events being run by our members. We can include information on our website, LinkedIn group and Facebook page.