Coaching in education

I have spent over 20 years working in education as a teacher, AST and teacher educator so I know how passionately teachers and school leaders want to provide the education that our young people need and deserve.  I also know that there has probably never been a harder time to work on the front line in schools. Coaching conversations provide a non-judgemental space, outside line management structures, where you can safely explore professional and personal challenges and opportunities for development.

I offer developmental coaching that supports teachers and leaders so that they can

  • Gain new perspectives on a workplace or personal challenge.
  • Explore the purpose of their work, what drives them and what they want next for their career.
  • Regain balance in their work and personal lives.
  • Overcome feeling of imposter syndrome or not being enough to build self-belief.
  • Explore how to promote positive changes within the education system without sacrificing their own wellbeing.


Steph, Headteacher

I am so grateful for the sessions that I had with Siobhan. I can honestly say that years of ingrained perceptions, including those of myself, have been changed through our sessions and this has completely transformed my confidence in the areas that we targeted.

Having not come with a particular agenda or focus, our sessions started as a general overview of my life and ended in exploring a significant area of my life that I hadn’t had the time, space or opportunity to explore before the sessions. This has lead to me having the confidence to make decisions differently and confidently and has had a huge positive impact on me personally and professionally.

Siobhan was friendly, challenging and above all a fantastic listener who was able to make connections between thoughts that I didn’t know existed, uncovering new areas to explore to move my thinking forward. Thanks Siobhan!

Manezza, Assistant Head Teacher

Working with Siobhan has had a phenomenal impact on my life. Being given the time to think, reflect, speak and be honest with myself, my mindset, perception and output has completely changed. I am no longer anxious at work, I am able to see matters from a more balanced view and I am recognising my accomplishments! Siobhan’s coaching style is encouraging, wise and nurturing and I would not have made this progress without her direction. Thank you, Siobhan!

Stuart, Head of Faculty

Siobhan was an excellent support and conduit to help me process and develop in a tricky time for me in a professional context. Her patience and measured responses were thought provoking and insightful. It was clear to me that Siobhan’s knowledge, expertise, and overall approach would be of benefit to people across many career paths and at all different stages along those. I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to work with Siobhan.

Sarah, Head of Faculty

I am so grateful for your guidance and support in unpicking my negative feelings and working out where my life was not aligned with my values, so that I can start moving in a positive direction and vocalising my needs in order to do this. I would highly recommend anyone who is considering life coaching sessions with Siobhan to go for it- she is extremely knowledgeable, generous with her time and expertise and inspiring in her approach. It really has been a transformative experience which has helped to set me on a path to the life I want.

Maria, Teacher

I have been trying to navigate new circumstances in life and work my way through the challenges that this has presented. Siobhan, listened to my concerns and helped me focus on my values. She helped me see my strengths and skills and how I could use these in a new career journey. We worked out together the steps needed to achieve my goals and the key people I would need to rely on.

Siobhan’s coaching has had a huge impact on my life and my confidence.