Just as it is important for children to develop their resilience and positive mental health, it is vital that the adults who support them are also empowered to do the same. Coaching is a way of supporting both school staff and parents to feel listened to, to be given space and time to reflect on their lives as educators and parents, to problem-solve ways in which to support their children and themselves, and to be able to improve their own wellbeing and ability to cope. This is ever more vital in today's constantly changing and demanding world.
I have been supporting school staff and parents through coaching for a number of years now using psychological knowledge combined with practical coaching techniques, embedded into a solution-focused framework where recognising strengths and successes is key. The positive gains from a coaching approach will support adults to achieve goals, cope with changes, manage stress, and build strong and connected relationships with those around them. And since adults are role-models, this will lead to positive changes in the children that they support, further increasing their resilience and wellbeing - a positive cycle that will have lasting effects on both home and school life.
If you are interested in having coaching sessions with me, or if you have any questions, please do get in touch here.
It has been invaluable being coached by Susana. She has helped me to see how my own parenting has affected the way I parent my son and she has worked with me to recognise what I already do well as a Mum and at work; it's actually helped me to look at my work-life balance and change what I've been doing for so long - and my relationship with my son has become so much stronger.
- Maria A. -