Barbara Bates


I came to coaching via NVQ assessment in Management and the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) during my long career in Adult Social Care & Health with Notts County Council. I have an honours degree and the SRN qualification. I am a member of the ILM and Ifl. Once I understood about the power of coaching I was totally hooked and it is now a real passion for me. It fits perfectly with all my skills, values and interests (mindfulness, neuroplasticity, popular science, spirituality). I work freelance now, for TBG Learning, the OU Vocational Assessment Centre and the ICS, as well as accepting private coaching clients. I am a member of the One Nottingham Coaching Pool which provides coaching to members. I also contribute to the ReciproCoach group in Australia. Specific coaching qualifications include ICS accreditation, C & G Coaching in the Workplace, and NLP Coach & Practitioner.

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Membership of professional bodies

  • Association for Coaching

Coaching approach

I use several models - GROW, Solutions Focussed, Cognitive-Behavioural, NLP. I'm hugely influenced by Nancy Kline, how she provides space for the client to think and grow. I have devised my own documentation to capture all aspects of our interaction and to record my own actions. Detailed notes based on these are available to clients if they wish. For me, the focus of coaching is the client in front of me, and I don't imprison us with a particular model - I discern, select and use in the moment the right one. I take a mindfulness approach, alert to whatever is going on in the room (or the space we're in if not F2F!) right now. I offer and provide relevant resources and exercises e.g. Seligman's 'strengths' model for confidence building, the Wheel approach with segments defined by the client, NLP based questions designed to uncover inaccurate thinking. Skype, phone, online available.