I care deeply about helping people move forward in their lives and businesses in ways that are really right for them. Growing, realigning, and transforming are all parts of this process and coaching is a way I can help others achieve this.
Life is not static. Personal priorities, societies, and economies all change. Sometimes we need to ask basic questions afresh: Who am I? What do I love? Which is the best way for me to be growing as a professional person? I use "basic" wryly. I know from personal experience that the simplest questions are often the hardest to answer. You can read more about my professional journey here.
I know from personal experience that the simplest questions are often the hardest to answer.
Qualifications are important. They are part of how you know you can trust me with the things that are important to you. I have a diploma in professional coaching practice and am working towards the International Coaching Federation's ACC level certification. I also have a PhD in theology, specialising in interpretation and the Spirit of God. See below for more about my qualifications and academic work.
Who do I coach?
I work with people from a wide range of working environments. Most tend to want to grow, realign, and transform professionally in one way or another. For some, this means big changes. For others, small but significant shifts.
My expertise lies in helping people think about their situations from different vantage points. I love to think about personal aspects of our lives that impact or influence our professional offering and am intrigued by the relationship between who we are as people and what we do for a living. I am also passionate about personal and organisational wellbeing. For more, see five reasons to work with me.
My core values are integrity and faith. I don't always get it right but I try to embody these values in how I live my life.
Professional background and context
As an academic, I work with the University of Birmingham and London School of Theology. I have a corporate background in marketing communications and business and people development. I love to think and write and make space for it in my week as a priority.
Research interests concern the role of personal faith in public, professional, and private life. I have long been fascinated with the different perspectives through which we each look at our lives, and aspects that facilitate or hinder perception. The relational, interpreting work of the Holy Spirit is an interlinking specialism, as well as modern history. My doctoral research was under Rev. Dr William P. Atkinson, considering pneumatic interpretation. I have won an award of excellence for the book version of this.
Celebrating our uniqueness
I love to notice people and constantly wonder at how different and unique we all are. I prefer being in smaller groups of people to larger groups. Most of all, I enjoy the power and intimacy of a good one-to-one conversation.
If you think you might like to work with me, or you would like to find out a little bit more before making that decision, contact me. I would be so happy to talk with you.
Most of all, I enjoy the power and intimacy of a good one-to-one conversation.
Qualifications and Associations
2020–2021 Diploma in Professional Coaching Practice
ICF Accredited Coach Training Programme (ACTP), Full Circle Global
2020 Certificate in Career Coaching
2020 Certificate in Coaching for Wellness
ICF Accredited Continuing Coach Education (CCE), Full Circle Global
International Coaching Federation
Fellow of the RSA
2019 PhD Pneumatology, Hermeneutics, and Modern History
London School of Theology
I received a pass without corrections for my PhD thesis. This is the highest mark available and is awarded to a small minority of doctoral students.
2014 BA (Hons) Theology
London School of Theology
2000 BA (Hons) History of Art and Design
Manchester Metropolitan University
Work with Hannah
Work with me for one-off coaching sessions or blocks of sessions designed to help you grow, realign, and transform in ways that are right for you. I work with a selection of coaching models and will tailor the right approach for your needs.
Contact me to arrange a complimentary one-to-one conversation where we can get to know each other and talk about this more. This pre-session conversation will help you to establish whether I am the right person to work with.