Coaching York

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A community of coaches serving the community

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Coaching York is a flourishing community of coaches serving the community

We are a social enterprise

We coach individuals, organisations and communities, to develop the skills, confidence and belief they need to make positive and sustainable change. In this way, we act as a catalyst in our communities.  We are a not-for-profit group, offering paid-for as well as gift-in-kind coaching and helping to build new partnerships between very different types of organisation. 

"Coaching York is a community asset, a social enterprise enabling people to
have new and different conversations in their communities. City of York
Council have benefited from their advice as we have developed coaching
skills to support our organisational development"

Nigel Burchell, Workforce Development Manager, City of York Council

We are a connected community of local coaches and coaching enthusiasts. Our open and growing membership has access to a vibrant programme of education and professional development.

“You will be joining what is probably the most active and best coaching group in the UK,”

Professor Bob Garvey, Hon President

Members are encouraged to take part, to expand the range of professional development and to shape the future growth of Coaching York. Everything we do to grow and support this coaching community is run by ourselves.

“There is a richness of education and professional development for coaches here in York. Through our events diary, we make it visible at a glance.  We also encourage more coaches to lead events or join the education group,”   

Catherine Adamson, CY CPD group

Coaching York’s community work as professional coaches or are coaching enthusiasts.  We connect face-to-face and through social media with each other and with people looking for a coach.  Every member is invited to post a brief biography. To see who we are and what we offer, look at our CY People page.

“When I moved from London to York it felt like the most wonderful serendipity to find this thriving community of coaches to join.  I love being able to make things happen under the CY umbrella!”  

Joanne Rule, CY communications group.

Recent Posts

Growing York Leaders – A sense of place

Author: Joanne Rule

Date: 18th September 2018

We’re developing a group coaching offer with a difference. This is coaching for leaders who want to bring sustainable change to their city and its people, working beyond their organisational and sector boundaries to engage their wider communities. “People use different language to describe their challenges but you’ll hear phrases like place-based or adaptive and…

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A good place to park the emotions

Author: Peter Zoeftig

Date: 30th August 2018

It’s interesting to consider if we can separate words and communicating them, from feelings and experiences and their environment. At a recent coaching session at The Hawkhills, outside Easingwold, I considered with my client how emotional intelligence is related to our perceptions and the distance we take from them. It can be good to step…

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Coaching for Inclusion

Author: Joanne Rule

Date: 23rd July 2018

I always enjoy hearing the stories of people who become coaches. What informs our  ‘being coaches’, is surely as much our personal histories, as our training and practice?  We bring all of ourselves and our passions into play. One of my passions has been working on inclusion and human rights in healthcare. Presenting on this…

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Slides from Professor Bob Garvey’s Brief Coaching Session

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The Spirit of International Coaching Week

Author: Peter Lumley

Date: 14th June 2018

2018 is the fifth year York has responded to the ICF’s (International Coach Federation) invitation to celebrate coaching via International Coaching week (ICW). Whilst the city maintained its tradition of Multum in Parvo (a lot in a little!) over the week, it’s the spirit of the endeavours as much as the breadth and depth of…

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Community Coaching snapshot survey 2018

Author: Catherine Adamson

Date: 8th May 2018

To give a flavour of the kind of work local coaches do to support their local communities, Coaching York carried out a snap-shot survey of its members in April. A generous community Around 20 coaches were kind enough to reply, showcasing the breadth of organisations coaches support, the range of issues they engage with, and…

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My Future York 

Author: Joanne Rule

Date: 19th April 2018

Coaching York is collaborating with My Future York, an open inquiry working with anyone who wants to get involved in developing new alternative visions for York’s future. This starts with what individual people, families and communities want to do in their lives now and in the next 10, 20 and 30 years.  Teams of CY…

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Senior management coaching in the Third Sector 

Author: Geoff Ashton

Date: 19th April 2018

Geoff Ashton is our coach for the management team of North Yorkshire Youth, which provides fabulous opportunities for children and young people to discover their potential. Geoff provided sessions for the team as a whole, which has led to an ongoing coaching relationship between Geoff and Chief Executive David Sharp. David says: “The coaching sessions…

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Community Programmes  

Author: Geoff Ashton

Date: 17th April 2018

  Our first community coaching programme began in 2015. Available to people working in and for local communities, it provided up to eight hours coaching time. Clients identified between one and five objectives which they rated (0-10 scale) to indicate the extent to which the objective was being met. These were re-rated at the end…

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