Purpose and Values

Space to think and reflect is a gift.

HM Coaching and Development offers business leaders, executives, and private clients a strategic, questioning space to reflect on the things that are important to them. The purpose is that through these times, each individual might become equipped and empowered to move forward professionally with fresh insight and direction for their now, next month, and five years down the line.

This work is approached with over 20 years' cross-sector experience, qualifications, and care for each individual and organisation. As a person, I am considered and determined, and think strategically, instinctively, and practically. I have and will move in challenging or countercultural directions if I believe these are the life-giving ways. I help my clients to do the same.

For more about me, see about Hannah.


Core values underpin the way we work and interact with people. Mine (and therefore HM Coaching and Development's) are insight, strategy, and integrity. They are my strengths and also things I care about and cultivate the most.


Having clear and deep understanding of complex situations and scenarios. Insight can come suddenly but it also often unfolds over time. Insight always needs to be searched for and cultivated.


Exploring, unpacking, and moving in the direction of the insight. Strategy is insight's active partner. Without strategy, insight remains dormant.


Doing the right thing even when no one is watching (CS Lewis). I take professional integrity seriously. Listing it here holds me to this.

Identifying our values

If identity and purpose were a map, values would stand as signposts at the junctions of who we are and what we do.

Core values are unique to the individual or the organisation but they are also always relational, informing where we go and how we interact with others.

Identifying what we value most (in personal or professional terms or a bit of both) can be a worthwhile process because it enables us to navigate towards ways of living, working, and operating that really matter to us. Communicating them helps others to have an idea of who we are and what we might be like to work with. This process is something I help people with. It can appear simple at first glance, but working out our values is often harder than it looks.

Having a clear idea of our core values helps us to operate from positions of identity and strength. Knowing what we value most keeps us aligned in practical and measurable ways as we live and work.

Associations, Credentials, and Qualifications

Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

European Mentoring and Coaching Council UK
International Coaching Federation

Fellow, Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

Hon Fellow, Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, University of Birmingham

(ongoing), Gateway to Team Coaching
Global Team Coaching Institute in collaboration with the World Business and Executive Coach Summit

2021, Diploma in Professional Coaching Practice
Full Circle Global, Edinburgh

2019, PhD in Pneumatology and Hermeneutics
London School of Theology (Middlesex)

2014, BA (Hons) Theology
London School of Theology (Middlesex)

2000, BA (Hons) History of Art and Design
Manchester Metropolitan University


Work with Hannah

Please feel free to contact me if you think you might like to work with me.

If your interest is private coaching, I offer complimentary one-to-one coaching conversations where we can get to know each other and talk about this more. This half-hour, no obligations conversation will help you to establish if I am the right person to work with.