Before setting up Bourne to Achieve, I spent over two decades teaching in educational settings, both public and private, in the UK and Ecuador. For 14 years I held leadership roles in an award winning International team and had the privilege of working with the partner agencies from across Europe, The Middle East, Asia and South America. This taught me to be present with the individual, to hear what they are truly saying, and not saying, through their body language, actions and verbal communication – whatever the level of their English.
I mentored new teachers, trained new recruits, developed and ran CPD workshops on specialist topics, in addition to creating bespoke programmes of study and marketing them to recruit new partners. My roles were diverse, challenging and fertile ground for personal and professional growth.
Whilst on maternity leave, I was inspired by a postcard with the words, ‘She decided to live the life she had imagined,’ and two years later, I chose to leave my leadership role and to set up Bourne to Achieve.
I coached and mentored neuro-diverse children and their families to achieve their individual educational success.
With the pandemic changing the way people worked, studied and related to each other, I saw the opportunity to qualify as an Executive Coach and achieved the ILM Level 7 certificate in Coaching and Mentoring.
Bourne to Achieve morphed into Bourne to Achieve Professional Development Consultancy.
I base my ways of working on how I would like to be treated, so the values of Integrity, Rapport and Empowerment have been at the heart of my work since the beginning.
Living the life I had imagined means that I am doing the work that I am passionate about with incredible people, spending quality time with my son and enjoying activities which nourish both our souls.
I love walking over the South Downs in the Spring, and through the forests in Autumn and Winter.
I coach cricket with All Stars and Dynamoes in the summer or hang out at the beach. I love, love, love vegetarian food – cooking and sharing it with friends.
My current challenge is to sea swim through the winter months to support my physical, mental and emotional well-being alongside the core strength movement work I do.
It is important to find an Executive Coach who you can work well with.
The coaching relationship is central to the success of your coaching journey so choosing who you work with is vitally important. Hence me sharing a little about me to enable to you make a fully informed decision.
I am equipped with diverse experiences, an ILM level 7 qualification, a commitment to regular supervision and CPD, full insurance and an enhanced DBS check. In addition to living by my values of Integrity, Rapport and Empowerment, I abide by the EMCC Code of Ethics.
If you would like to find out how we can work together, please get in touch.
"You have enabled me to challenge my own leadership, and better understand my strengths and weaknesses. The balance between listening and nudging with questions felt right and enabled me to work things out in my own mind and think deeply about how I could approach situations in a different way that I have been using. You provided some information along the way/models of thinking about things that clarified an approach. You made things easy to understand and I felt listened to and understood. I have learnt a lot over the 6 sessions and have noticed the change in myself as a leader. I really appreciate how I have progressed as a result of these sessions."