Personal development coaching brings opportunities for you to be who you really want to be as a leader, and, to love what you do

Developmental Coaching for Headteachers

As an Executive Coach, my niche has become coaching leaders in education. I have successfully coached hundreds of headteachers and senior leaders. While you have similar titles – Executive Head, Head of School, Deputy or Assistant Head, you all have different strengths and vulnerabilities as individuals. And you all have very different people to lead. I specialise in personal development coaching and the people side of leadership so that you find courage to get you through vulnerability and to achieve success with your people.

  • Matt Greenhalgh
  • Steph Tyler
  • Jules Rogers
  • Gwynne Kynaston
  • Hilary Silk
  • Mike Serridge
  • Jackie Partridge
  • Liz Flaherty
  • Clare Beswick
  • Aimee Dear
  • Tracey McCarley
  • Jamie Dodson
  • Paul Davies
  • Katy Pinchess
  • Marcus Roe
  • Paul Van Walwyk

In Three Words...

Here are some of the 3-word summaries of coaching with Maureen:

challenging
Focused
pertinent

Steph Tyler

Headteacher Crondall Primary School

challenging
inspirational
transformational

Gwynne Kynaston

Headteacher Rownhams St John’s Church of England Primary School

challenging
insightful
supportive

Hilary Silk

Headteacher Ringwood Infant School

candid
challenging
insightful

Jamie Dodson

Headteacher Lockerley Primary School

brain-sorting
energising
inspiring

Katy Pinchess

Headteacher Bentley Primary

discover
empower
succeed

Paul Van Walwyk

Wolverdene School

re-energising
soul-searching
values-driven

Jo Ayres

St Mary’s Bentworth Primary

achievement
challenging
thought-provoking

Alison Story-Scrivens

Castle Hill Infant School

empowering
invigorating
purposeful

Kirstie-Anne Sangway

Manor Field Junior School

Reconnecting with who you really are:

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It seems to me that the current education system, with so much emphasis on data and targets, is taking the beauty and creativity out of school leadership.

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Personal development coaching with me enables you to rediscover the purpose and the meaning in your role – how and why you make a difference to children’s lives and future society. It enables you to reconnect with who you really are and to love the job you do.

Coaching Courses

I facilitate Transformational Coaching for Leaders in Education for Hampshire Teaching and Leadership College (3 levels / 3 – 9 day programmes)

Also, Genius Coaching  – 1 day course with the ETC Alliance.

Resources:

  • Questions on the Go

    Questions on the Go

    Questions on the Go is a great approach for those times when people want you to solve things for them. Simply ask them the questions until they find the next step through their responses. You can also give everyone a card to use for themselves – ahead of coming to ask you!

  • Coaching: 4 videos

    Coaching: 4 videos

    These four videos were made with Genius Films for the ETC Alliance within Wildern National Teaching School. Each one is edited to within 6 minutes. They are a great way to revisit and revise some key aspects of coaching practice.

    They offer An Introduction to Coaching which covers personal and professional development coaching and practical coaching i.e. a coaching approach plus videos of the coaching process in action.

  • Towards a Coaching Culture

    Towards a Coaching Culture

    Explore the differences between training and coaching; why developing the person who does the job brings success; and why, to achieve potential, it’s important to address what’s getting in the way (‘interference’).

Maureen is an experienced coach who has a passion for growing leaders in education. I was incredibly fortunate to begin working with Maureen as part of my New Heads Induction in the spring of 2010. Since then I have worked with Maureen in a number of different contexts, including coaching sessions, whole school training days, Inspiring Heads and more recently workshops at the Hampshire headteacher conference and Basingstoke & Deane Resilience Daybook network. Each activity brings with it its own merits, however each and every context fundamentally develops my leadership qualities and above all provides me with the stability and... –Read More–

Maureen is an experienced coach who has a passion for growing leaders in education. I was incredibly fortunate to begin working with Maureen as part of my New Heads Induction in the spring of 2010. Since then I have worked with Maureen in a number of different contexts, including coaching sessions, whole school training days, Inspiring Heads and more recently workshops at the Hampshire headteacher conference and Basingstoke & Deane Resilience Daybook network. Each activity brings with it its own merits, however each and every context fundamentally develops my leadership qualities and above all provides me with the stability and resilience required to be an inspirational headteacher in a time where the tides of education are constantly turning. As a direct impact of working with People Intelligence, Castle Hill Infant School has embedded a coaching culture which has been the foundation for sustaining successful relationships and team work throughout its community. Maureen is an inspiration not only to my role as a primary headteacher but also to me as a person in order to support my well-being. Maureen has taught me the art of self-compassion which in turn has developed my resilience and helped me to sustain dynamic leadership. This sense of nurture together with high expectations has filtered through all teams and has ultimately grown resilient children who have excellent interdependent skills. Working with People Intelligence regularly throughout the past six years has sustained an outstanding school.

Alison Story Scrivens
Castle Hill Infant School

EPS have used People Intelligence several times. Using Coacting Styles and Resilience Habits have impacted on and improved our service. Staff are far more aware of their own interactions with colleagues and customers. We use the resilience habits cards around the office which keeps staffs own well being high on the agenda. Some great tools which work. Excellent value for a service that makes a difference.

Craig Dyson
Head of Education Personnel Services / Hampshire County Council

Working with Maureen and Simon at People Intelligence has been one of the most essential investments I have undertaken as an education leader. The impact of the collaborations have seen fundamental changes both within my school and in the effectiveness of working with external partners.    

Paul Van Walwyk
Headteacher / Wolverdene Special School