Coaching is a thought provoking and creative process designed to inspire you to maximise your personal and professional potential. It provides the opportunity, time and space to consider what is important to you both personally and professionally. The coach’s assumption is that you are the expert in your own life and that given the rare gift of time and focused attention you will be empowered to come up with the best ways forward to meet your own challenges and opportunities. Clients describe Sorrel’s coaching style as highly focused, supportive, challenging and insightful.

Professional Development

Taking a tailored approach, together you will create a programme designed to address your unique challenges and opportunities.

These are the kinds of questions clients bring to coaching:

  • What next? I want a change in career/how I work and I want to make that decision in a fully thought through way.
  • How can I better manage the challenging relationships I am experiencing at work?
  • I’m being called to be a ‘leader’ – how can I step up in a way that feels authentic?
  • How can I feel less stressed/overloaded?

Professional Development
Coaching Skills

Coaching Skills

Sorrel is transparent in the way that she works. Sharing coaching tools and models appropriate for the current situation and encouraging you to use them to address future challenges and opportunities.

Sorrel is a Tutor on the Barefoot Coaching/University of Chester Postgraduate Certificate for Personal & Business Coaching – supporting people from a wide range of sectors to develop their coaching skills.

She delivers ‘Coaching Skills for Parents’ and ‘Coaching Skills for Managers’ workshops to forward thinking organisations who want to support their people. She helps organisations solve their seemingly complex thinking conundrums, with a simple coaching approach.

Coaching Skills

Working Parents

Sorrel does not assume that being a parent impacts everyone in the same way, however, she does assume that becoming a parent impacts everyone in some way. The transitions in and out of parental leave (and beyond) can be an opportunity to take stock. Coaching is an opportunity to create space to think and make choices that work for you and the wider systems you live and work in. 

If you have questions or would like to know more, Sorrel would be happy to hear from you.

Working Parents

What people say

  • “Oh my gosh. I feel like my spotlight was the most intense 25 minutes I am going to have all week/month. You helped me face up to my reality today. It’s so weird. I have been walking round in a fog of ‘what I havent done’ all year and actually I have been doing it all along. I am a business owner on a journey… Thank you for helping me clarify…”

    Alexena Collins - Group Coaching
  • “I recently worked with Sorrel for help in thinking through some specific areas of my professional development and professional life. Throughout the coaching, Sorrel was focused, supportive, challenging, clear and flexible. She helped me get clarity on the issues I was facing and identify solutions, strategies and strengths that I could use to address them. It was a great experience!”

    Emily Nevins, Campaigns Director at Amnesty International – 1:1 Coaching
  • “My time with Sorrel at the Bird Table was transformative for me. There was a lightbulb (or two) illuminated at every session, and I found it kept up momentum on my thinking about my career, business, and life opportunities. Working with Sorrel and the group helped me to gain a clear understanding of what I value, what motivates me and, crucially, what beliefs are potentially holding me back. Invaluable knowledge for whatever path I choose next. Thank you, Sorrel!”

    Caroline Rae, Coach - Group Coaching
  • “Coaching with Sorrel was a very interesting journey of exploring my needs and my wishes and helped me have techniques and tools to deal with situations. It’s a time you rarely take yourself to think about where you are going and Sorrel is a very good at pulling things out of you and making you think. As a result I’m clearer about what I want and what will work for me.”

    Sophie Aroutcheff – 1:1 Coaching
  • “All coaches should see a coach, every now and then. I was feeling a bit ‘stuck’ and unsure what I needed to do in order to move forward with my coaching career. I had a couple of sessions with Sorrel and she helped me to untangle my thoughts as well as to take a different, more positive, perspective on what I have achieved so far and what I have to offer. Sorrel is a great coach. It was worth every penny and I am now enacting the strategy she helped me to devise and it’s all going well! Thanks, Sorrel (I will probably be back).”

    Louise Rodgers, Eidyia Ltd, Director – 1:1 Coaching
  • “Sorrel and I have worked on 3 key areas: Confidence, Focus and Leadership. I wanted to understand how others saw me professionally, how I might engage more effectively with them and to put an action plan in place for future engagement. The process has been engaging, challenging, fun and extremely helpful to me. Sorrel is focused, engaging and skilled at exploring areas which are often difficult or challenging within a safe environment. I would highly recommend Sorrel.”

    Safeguarding Manager, Guide Dogs for the Blind – 1:1 Coaching
  • “Sorrel was very good at helping me to reframe things enabling me to see obstacles differently therefore being able to approach challenges and situations constructively. Sorrel’s coaching style is very supportive and effective and I would recommend her to anyone who is serious about making changes in their lives.”

    Film & TV Actress – 1:1 Coaching
  • “I first worked with Sorrel as a coach in 2015. She is warm, engaging and has a unique ability to help clarify my thinking. Sorrel really listens and uses her intelligence to help me be the best I can be. Her coaching style is one where I feel at the centre of her attention with a clear eyed focus on how I can understand myself and my environment better. I look forward to this ongoing journey.”

    Carolyn McDonald, Coach, Mediator, Consultant – 1:1 & Group Coaching