Coaching York

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A community of coaches serving the community

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Coaching York works with individuals, organisations and communities in an innovative mix of paid-for and gifted coaching, benefitting small community groups with few resources, as well as larger organisations who need teams of coaches.

Everything we do is client-led.  We have coaching conversations about your needs and objectives, working collaboratively to tailor bespoke coaching support.

We are developing new partnership relationships through coaching, bringing together corporates and voluntary sector organisations in ways which deliver transformation and create social value.

Our current clients see our strengths as:

  • a large group of member-coaches with different coaching specialisms
  • our passion and commitment to community coaching
  • and above all our bespoke approach which explores what clients need and co-produces the best way forward.

We are currently working with groups as diverse as City of York Council, York Minster, York CVS, Hiscox and Your Consortium.  Ten per cent of the income we earn is re-invested in our social enterprise.

For a coaching conversation about your needs, get in touch.

"I took a simple aim into my first session with Coaching York: I wanted to be a better Chair of the Board of a fast-growing North Yorkshire third sector organisation. Six months later, I think I am not only a better chair, but a better leader in all fields of my work. I highly recommend coaching as an experience and Coaching York as an exemplary companion on the journey."

John Sargent 
The Ideas Mine Community Interest Company

The Ideas Mine – A Partnership

Author: Geoff Ashton

Date: 3rd October 2018

Coaching York is developing its relationship with The Ideas Mine ( in our shared endeavour to support third sector innovation.  “The Ideas Mine already has a strong track record as specialists in strategic organisational development, and is partnering with Coaching York to further support their offer around people development,” says CY’s Geoff Ashton. John Sargent of The Ideas Mine welcomed this…

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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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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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