A bit about me...
My training and experience
I'm a qualified coach with hundreds of hours' coaching experience.
Established in 2005 this is my 14th year as a coach. (Diploma Personal Coaching 2005.)
I'm a Member of the Association for Coaching, have CPD and am insured.
Like most coaches, this is not my first career. I strongly believe life experience is necessary to be a good coach.
I worked for over 20 years in education, as an English teacher in secondary schools and colleges (where I taught adults including ex-offenders.)
I love helping people achieve goals - whether that's a GCSE, A-Level or employment.
So, after reaching a career crossroads myself, I trained as a coach.
I use a lot of the psychology and people-skills I learned in education as part of my coaching.
Chasing my own ambition
I decided to work on a life-long ambition at the same time as being a coach: writing.
I wrote two self-help parenting books. These acted as a springboard for writing features in all the national broadsheets, women's magazines and websites, sometimes as an 'agony aunt'. It was a bumpy road at times in a very competitive industry but I achieved goals which I'd wanted from being a teenager.
I now offer writing coaching and mentoring to anyone with any writing ambitions, whether you are complete beginner or experienced writer. Mentoring includes journalism, non-fiction and all your writing ambitions.
Occasionally I write for national publications and websites, including the Telegraph's Family section, the careers pages of the i/Independent, and health features for Patient.
My monthly blog for the website Menopause Matters. Here is my Q&A page for the Spring magazine.
Away from work
I enjoy spending time with my two adult children, walking to keep fit, and listening to anything and 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