Sonya Shellard


Graduate from the University of Oxford with a degree in Politics, Philosophy & Economics. Post-Graduate Certificate in Business & Personal Coaching from the University of Chester (Distinction). Corporate background in Learning & Development, Training and Management. Now Associate Tutor for Barefoot Coaching delivering the PGCert in Business & Personal Coaching; Director of Next Generation Coaching Ltd; and of Ynotu. Experienced & highly effective performance coach working in business, not-for-profit organisations, in the sports arena and within education. Selected to be part of the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust's Expert Academy to provide coaching workshops for the parents and coaches of talented performers. Highly effective coach, guest speaker, presenter & facilitator who combines academic strength with business experience to be a partner of choice for many organisations.

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Your telephone number : 07968 933039
Country : United Kingdom
Your Region1: London
Your Region2: North West
Your Region3: East Midlands
Your Region4: South East
Your Region5: South West

Membership of professional bodies

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Coaching approach

Having a wealth of coaching experience and access to many transformational coaching resources, I approach each new client or contract with a view to bringing about the change required in each situation. The focus needs to be on ensuring there is a defined outcome for the coaching and measures of success that are valid and appropriate for each situation. These will differ depending on the context - organisational, individual, team or personal. The coaching that I provide is structured to ensure that progress is identifiable. The approach is to ensure that whatever the client needs to be able to bring about the transformation is made accessible to them. Thinking patterns, behavioural habits and emotional awareness are explored, re-tuned and new approaches are put into practice to ensure that change is not only possible but also maintainable.