Our groups are offered free of charge to members only. We are extremely grateful to our Group Leaders who volunteer their time in running and coordinating groups, and are always open to your suggestions, if you would like to develop and run a group. We ask that group members commit to attend all sessions as much as possible and also to provide feedback on their experience to enable our continuous development.
Each group operates a waiting list – members can sign up anytime and we will give you an estimated start date.
“I love being a member of South East Coaching Group for two reasons. First the social aspect of being able to meet with such a varied group of wonderful, experienced coaches; and Secondly the incredible education opportunities it’s presented.”
We have an active LinkedIn Group and a Facebook group – please join us on those where you can be a part of our social media community.
New to Coaching
This group is open to anyone new to coaching. It is a forum for people to meet and share ideas and discuss any issues.
We have a wealth of experience in the group and very generous members who are willing to share and support others. It is also an opportunity to meet people experiencing the same things as you!
An education leadership coach and coach trainer, I run Love Your Coaching, an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) training centre. With a team of experienced education coaches, we offer advanced coaching qualifications to school leaders and other professionals. Since 2015 the team have trained over 500 school leaders to attain a coaching qualification.
My passion is coaching, and particularly coaching in education. He started his 1:1 work as a mentor for students 20 years ago and started coaching school leaders in 2007. I see the power of using coaching in schools, to help the growth of teachers, leaders and students.
The qualifications that I hold include:
My other main work passion is supporting coaches to grow their businesses. I find it frustrating that the industry does too little to help new coaches. And I can’t stand the marketing “gurus” selling overpriced courses to coaches who are desperate for clients. That’s why I offer lots of free stuff to help coaches grow their businesses, and why I run the business development group for the wonderful South East Coaching Group.
We run a 3-month Co-coaching programme.
Anyone can sign up to coach and/or be coached (doing both gives you hours to log for CPD).
Pairs are allocated randomly, and the time commitment is decided by each pair. This proven system is very successful and a great way to build your network, benefit from and practise your coaching. A real skills swap!
My coaching journey started about 10 years ago, so I am late into my career for this, but I make up for it by working in an IT group in a corporate company and there is no richer source for the needs of coaching than IT! I studied the Peter Bluckert Consulting Executive and Business Coaching course at Leeds Metropolitan University and got a fantastic grounding in Gestalt approaches to coaching. The course was very much based around co-coaching as much as research and training. W discovered more and more skills as the tutors would encourage us to explore and discover in more depth the coaching experiences we created. My practice is with individuals internal to my company, KBR, and although we have an appreciation of the values of coaching, its still something that is not widespread outside of the executive levels. Life is a mystery sometimes!
I guess my interest in running the co-coaching group is that I got so much out of it when Claire McMillan ran the group prior to me and it really helped me with introductions to the whole of South East Coaching Group and whilst I got come great coaching practice, the coaching I received was extremely good – and the feedback on my own coaching style really helped too.
Nicola is an ICF credentialed certified Professional Co-Active Coach empowering individuals to achieve inner confidence by challenging limiting beliefs and mindset that stop them valuing their own worth.
She firmly believes that self worth is a lifestyle not a luxury. She prides herself on the holistic approach she applies, to harness and empower individuals to strive for excellence and maximizing their potential.
Nicola holds PCC credentials with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) with over 1200 logged coaching hours. She is an accredited coach for the Affina Team Journey and a registered coach, accredited HLM 360 facilitator, and coach supervisor with the NHS Kent, Surrey and Sussex Leadership Collaborative.
In 2016 she launched the Happy to be ME hub (shortlisted for an ‘exceptional business award’ 2017 and two awards in 2018) an online community where people can share what’s made them smile and how they have connected with gratitude. It has fostered a culture where everyone supports and champions each other to be their authentic selves and be happy to be in their own skin.
Nicola is regularly invited to speak at events and has spoken at the UK ICF conference and several of their International chapters. She also writes for a number of online mediums.
Recent clients have included Princes Trust, NHS and other charity organisations, both within the UK and internationally.
This group offers coaches the opportunity to bring their coaching practice to a supervisor. We will engage in reflective dialogue and collaborative learning for development purposes and for the benefit of the coach and their clients.
This is a group supervision format and the content is confidential. This protects our clients and meets EMCC, ICF and AC guidelines.
Wendy has been offering consultancy services for over 25 years and specialises in executive coaching and coaching supervision. Coaching contracts tend to be personal one-to-one programmes and support specific management and leadership needs, particularly performance and leadership style, building business and change situations. Wendy holds the Senior Practitioner level accreditation of EMCC Global, and is a Global Accreditation Manager overseeing quality of provision of all EMCC products across UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa.
Wendy is a qualified coach with 2,000+ hours coaching practice, and 500+ supervision hours. She holds a post-graduate Level 7 Diploma in Leadership Mentoring and Executive Coaching from the Institute of Leadership and Management. She undertakes regular coaching supervision and co-coaching. Wendy’s career has been as a managing director, non-executive director, senior HR management and specialist quality assurance and qualification development consultancy roles. She has been a member of the Steering Group for the review of the National Occupational Standards in Coaching and Mentoring and provides training to enable others to become coaches and mentors and supervisors.
Wendy holds a Masters in HRM and is a Chartered Fellow CIPD, Chartered Fellow CMI, FRSA, FInstLM, FITOL, a member of ICF, and part of the Time to Think Collegiate.
“The group supervision was constructive and very professionally rewarding. The whole experience was very enjoyable and certainly helped me in thinking about my own coaching and how to move forward. It’s not often that you are looking forward to the next session immediately one has finished!”
Team Coaching is still relatively unchartered compared with one to one coaching, and this is an opportunity to get together with other people who are currently, or would like develop their expertise in, working in this area. The meetings are a forum to ask questions, hear what other Team Coaches are doing, and to learn where group members can find additional resources. This group is open to all, whatever your experience.
Seb is a qualified and experienced team and one to one coach, having worked in and with leadership teams in the UK, Europe and Asia. His practice is focused on helping teams to understand and learn how to overcome what’s getting in the way of them performing to their full potential.
Seb is passionate about helping to develop a greater understanding of the team coaching academic and practitioner resource base, through both his role as Head of Research at Team Coaching Studio – a developer of team coaches – and through postgraduate research.
Walking with Coaches
This group is open to anyone who enjoys walking. It is a opportunity for people to meet in an informal setting.
Richard Fox is an experienced walking leader. He has trekked in Nepal, New Zealand and Peru. He has led his own Guildford Walking Group for 40 years. He created www.thefoxway.com which is a 39 mile circuit of Guildford which is recorded in the Explorer and Landranger ordnance survey maps.
Over the last eight years Richard has organised walks for the South East Coaching Group. Due to illness, Richard is no longer able to lead the walks himself. He continues to select walks each of around 5 miles and then briefs walk leaders such as John Buckley, Kim Gregory and Alison Reid.