Jerry Gilpin


The first 25 years of my professional life was spent in education and Christian ministry, as a teacher, Church of England priest and Oxford University Chaplain. In each of these roles I began by thinking I had something important to tell others; but quickly learned that it was much better to ask and support than to tell. In 2004 I took and introductory course in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to support my Chaplaincy work, and have gone on to qualify as a registered user of the MBTI, and obtained an Advanced Diploma in Professional Coach-Mentoring from the OCM in 2007, when I started my own business, Perception Personal and Professional Development. I am also a qualified Action-Learning Set facilitator, a graduate of the Wilsher Group Change Leadership and Coaching College, and in the process of accreditation to use professional 360 feedback instruments.

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Membership of professional bodies

  • European Mentoring and Coaching Council

Coaching approach

My approach to coaching is founded on the conviction that people in all walks of life have huge untapped potential; it's my role to help them become more fully alive. Professional development is inextricably linked to the rest of life, so while I am comfortable working with clients in a strict performance-focussed contract, I am always alive to the whole-life context in which an individual exists, and committed to a holistic approach. Within the coaching encounter, progress is achieved through a mixture of a strongly supportive relationship, skilled questioning and listening and clear accountability. The responsibility for change and growth is always owned by the cleint; as is the success s/he achieves. Celebration and affirmation are vital constituent parts of almost every client meeting, and the relationship is designed to come to a clear end, usually within six to ten meetings.