For me, having a fulfilling and balanced life is really important. I believe that investing in our own development is essential in order to be effective and at our best.
I am a professional coach and specialise in supporting personal and professional development. I provide you with clarity and focus enabling you to be more effective, reduce stress and to create a more balanced and fulfilled life.
In addition to managing my own business, I am a busy mum of three boys and married to an equally busy husband! I understand the constant juggling involved in striving for a fulfilling career and a happy home life.
There will be times when you are unsatisfied with your personal or professional life. You may feel that you are not being as effective as you would like or that there is just too much going on.
I provide the opportunity for you to take time out, to understand your present situation, identify what could be different and plan a way forward. You can gain greater confidence, increased self-awareness and more control of your life.
My values of authenticity, honesty and integrity influence my coaching style. I am flexible in my approach and bring warmth and commitment to those I work with.
You can read more about my professional background in my blog 'finding motivation in our stories'.
Continuing professional development is a priority to me. I am an active member of Coaching York and on their Executive Committee. Coaching York is an association of trained, qualified and experienced coaches who have come together to connect businesses and the community with high quality coaching.
I am a full member of the Association for Coaching. The Association for Coaching® (AC) is a leading independent, professional body which promotes best practice and raises standards of coaching worldwide.
"Our purpose is to inspire and champion coaching excellence, to advance the coaching profession, and make a sustainable difference to individuals, organisations, and in turn, society."
My Professional Background
I am a qualified coach and community development worker. My professional background has provided opportunities to support people, to make a difference both individually and within communities. The focus of both has been on facilitating change, learning and self-awareness.
I have over 25 years' of experience working with community groups, children and young people, women, schools, churches and organisations. My wide experience includes mentoring, volunteer management, mental health support, workshop facilitation and community capacity building.
The common theme for me throughout my career has been empowering people to move forward. It is about learning, developing and making a difference in how we live our lives.
I am a strong advocate of personal development. For me this is key to understanding more about ourselves and the impact we have on others. For this reason I have always invested in my own personal development and found the skills gained as a professional coach to be invaluable.
Listen to me talking about coaching on BBC Radio York
I found the experience of coaching with Diane to be constructive, positive and very empowering. Diane has a naturally calm, caring and professional approach. I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone looking for a coach.
You can read my endorsements to find out what clients have said about working with me and the impact coaching has made to them.