Work with us:

We coach individuals, organisations and communities to develop the skills, confidence and belief they need to make positive and sustainable change.

We offer paid-for as well as gift-in-kind coaching whilst helping to build new partnerships between different types of organisation.  As Coaching York Limited we are proud to operate as a social enterprise.

"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 network of local coaches and coaching advocates. Coaches who are qualified or in training plus those with an interest in coaching can join our growing membership and gain access to a vibrant programme of education and professional development.

Coaching York members have the opportunity to connect with colleagues, increase their expertise and shape the future growth of Coaching York.  We are a collaborative, supportive community helping and supporting one another.

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

Professor Bob Garvey, Hon President

We run a bi-monthly events programme for members plus a twice yearly  open programme designed to benefit the wider business and not for profit community.  The theme for w/c 9 November is "Growing through uncertainty - a week of online events"


“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.”   

Catherine Adamson

Coaching York’s members are professional coaches or supporters of coaching methodology.  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

Recent Posts

March 2021 member meetings

Our next members’ meetings are on: Facebook Live Wednesday 17 February – 18:30 when Geoff Ashton will help us explore “Making work meaningful” and Thursday 25 February – 13:00 when Debbie Connors subject is “My worst coaching session ever – what happened and what I learnt” plus Zoom Tuesday 16 March from 18:30 when Bryony…

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Growing through uncertainty – online events 9 – 13 November

In response to the uncertainty that continues to test and challenge us and our organisations, with the help of our members, Coaching York offered tips, tools, knowledge and information about how to manage during these times whilst continuing to move forward. Rob Cooper: How to stand out in the job market. For anyone looking for…

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Mindfulness in the workplace

If you didn’t get the chance to dial into Harriet Kretschmar’s webinar on How to become a mindful leader in agile times, here it is! Some great concepts and case study from Germany. Thanks Harriet.

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What’s in a name? Peter Lumley reflects on the importance and significance of our names, and the name “Coaching.”

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Are you a tomato or a tennis ball?

Janette Poole shares from her webinar on fruit, sport, rivers, and resilience. Which way do you bounce? The focus of my recent webinar was exploring whether you’re more of a tomato or a tennis ball when it comes to resilience.  The word resilience comes from the Latin ‘resilire’ which means ‘to leap back’; this is…

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The Power Of Coaching With Nature

During International Coaching week I was delighted to share two webinars on The Power of Coaching With Nature.  Given the challenging times that we are all going through with COVID-19, it seems to me that now more than ever people need to be able to get out into nature and learn to re-connect with themselves. …

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Professor Bob Garvey : Coaching Ain’t What It Used To Be

From Bob's ICW 2020 webinar.

The shifting meaning of ‘coaching’ Both from experience and from research, it is clear that the meaning of coaching is shifting. This is not really surprising as coaching is a social construction and as such it is constructed by people from practice! Much of what is said about coaching is written or spoken in terms…

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Maintaining Positive Energy and Emotion in these Challenging Time

Maintaining Positive Energy and Emotion in these Challenging Times In his 2020 ICW webinar, Jez shares his experience of life in lockdown, what he discovered there, and how that can support resilience in any challenging time. Managing your own emotional bunting How many days have we been in lockdown? I have lost count. How many…

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Tom Wright’s video for Indie York

Tom Wright is one of  a number of our members who are supporting Indie York (York Independent businesses, https://www.indieyork.co.uk/ ). Tom produced this video to introduce our offer to the c 200 members of Indie York. Thanks Tom.

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Time to pass the baton – a note from Peter Lumley

  “It feels like we’ve been playing musical chairs. The music has stopped and now we all need to stay where we are.” As I write today, in the light of the latest restrictions as a result of the corona virus, this comment from my colleague and coach Tom Wright probably sums up how a…

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