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Barbara Bates Professional Training & Coaching
Coach & Writer
United Kingdom
20+ Years experience
Price Tier - ££

Hi, I'm Barbara

After an initial interest in librarianship and a degree in English Language, Linguistics, Greek and Latin, I decided I should complete my education by working in hospitals. A year in Ladies' Orthopaedics certainly filled all gaps! I then trained as SRN and went on to work in homes for older people within our local authority, initially as part of the management teams and later in assessment, quality assurance and training. I discovered Coaching when we had an opportunity to work as assessors for the Institute of Customer Service, and I was immediately hooked.

For the last ten years or so I have combined part time assessment and QA work with my own coaching business, focussing on working with Professional People under Pressure, to improve wellbeing, resilience and effectiveness. Since May 2021 I am focussing entirely on coaching, with mentoring where appropriate.

Taking a wider perspective, I am licensed with Harrison Assessments and Reach Ecosystem - ask me more about this!

Over the last couple of years I have become very aware of the urgency of the climate emergency and I want to do whatever I can to facilitate people to find 'what's theirs to do' in this space. My coaching approach has often been 'solutions focussed', helping you get to what matters for you quickly, and this is supplemented by recent learning in neuroscience (you really can't multi-task!!), Three Principles understanding, Laser Focussed coaching, aspects of Positive Psychology (what do humans actually need in order to flourish). I will use whatever approach seems best for us as we agree our work together.

More personally, I've got three grown up children all doing their own thing, a long marriage, lots of experience of life's ups and downs, and some idea after all these years of how to navigate life's challenges and still come up smiling!

Specialisms

Focus
Mindfulness and Wellbeing
Managing Stress
Preventing Burnout
Starting A Business
Career Change
Career Planning
Promotion

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