A bit about me...
Coach - Mentor - Author
I'm a fully qualified coach, teacher, and a Member of the Association for Coaching.
I have a Diploma in Coaching. I qualified in 2005 and have hundreds of hours of coaching experience.
I'm also a published author of two self-help books and have written for The Times, Telegraph, and numerous websites.
How did I come to coaching?
My career began when I left a small mining town in the north-east to start teaching in Surrey.
I taught English to A-level in an independent secondary school, a sister school to Gordonstoun.
The school's philosophy was to develop the whole person. As a residential teacher, it was exciting and rewarding.
Later, I moved into the state sector where I continued to teach English.
When I relocated to Hertfordshire, I taught adults in college for almost a decade.
As a volunteer, I distance-coached and mentored students at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Like many of my clients, I reached a point in life where I considered a change of direction.
Coaching appealed, because it incorporated much of my experience - mentoring, helping people fulfil their potential, building confidence.
My work as a writer
As an education expert I was asked to write two books - self-help for parents and students.
This launched my career as a writer, focusing on careers, education, family and wellbeing.
I have written for all the broadsheets and many other publications and websites.
You can see some of it here www.glyniskozmajournalist.co.uk
Now, I mentor and coach writers.
Training and experience
- Diploma Personal Coaching 2005. Member of the Association for Coaching. CPD and insured.
- Qualified Teacher Status (University of Durham) with over 30 years' experience including mentoring.
- Published author of two self-help books.
- Professional writer - feature writer - The Times, Guardian, Telegraph, many websites and magazines.
- Writing mentor
I enjoy spending time with my two adult children, walking to keep fit, writing my first novel, and listening to everything on Radio 4.
The coaching I received from Glynis allowed me to review my current situation, take stock and consider the options. Then, to open my eyes to a clear way forward when previously I was muddled and indecisive. RB, Herts
Running the same business for over 20 years, I needed to step back and make some difficult decisions about my next career steps. Glynis was able to coach me through this.. AL, Herts
"Having reached a point where I was able to consider a life change I realised that I didn't know how to go about it. Glynis helped me develop a strategy for identifying what areas I could realistically consider. I now feel I have solid direction. AS Herts