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

Well-being or being well – what does this mean?

Author: Jean Welsh

Date: 5th June 2019

Well-being or being well – what does this mean How do we as coaches support individuals with this? In my view, well-being isn’t just about physical and mental health, but also about realising our potential and having positive self-worth. People I have coached have identified a wide variety of issues associated with well-being, such as…

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Coaching Walk at York Minster

Author: Geoff Ashton

Date: 20th May 2019

Twelve Minster volunteers joined Geoff Ashton on a coaching walk around the Minster that led them on a personal, shared, and spiritual journey of discovery. The walk stopped at 4 points (West Window, Chapter House, Rose Window and Great East Window) to reflect and to look at the Minster with fresh eyes.  Geoff writes: ‘’In…

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What’s been happening at the Peer Support Group?

Author: Sarah Nicholson

Date: 22nd January 2019

This group has surpassed all our expectations. Each meeting,  we leave feeling energised and positive. It allows us as professionals, to share our experiences, ask questions and think deeply. The diversity makes the group special. An environment underpinned with trust, allows us explore what it is to be a coach and business owner, finding solutions…

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Internships Graduates and Banana Coaching – Supporting York St John University

Author: Geoff Ashton

Date: 17th January 2019

A developing relationship York St John University is a long-standing supporter of Coaching York, through provision of rooms for meetings, hosting the York Coaching Group, and co-design and delivery of conferences during International Coaching Week. Reciprocity is at the heart of this relationship, and in that spirit Fiona Smith and Geoff Ashton have been sharing…

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The Ideas Mine – A Partnership

Author: Geoff Ashton

Date: 3rd October 2018

Coaching York is developing its relationship with The Ideas Mine (www.theideasmine.co.uk) 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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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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