Whitespace Lead Coach: Sue Jackson
I am passionate about inspiring and supporting people through coaching to engage with their purpose and to make genuine differences to the qualities of their lives, the lives of others, in their homes, workplaces and communities.
I have a particular interest in coaching individuals and organisations through change with its challenges, choices, reorientation and need to adapt to thrive.
Clients have different drivers and I coach with a variety of approaches, which build connection and develop trust. Our coaching space generates the safety to co-create, collaborate, challenge and determine what is needed for an individual or team to progress in authentic ways, aligned with the Vision of their Organisation and Stakeholders.
The leadership skills strengthened through coaching give rise to greater clarity, insightfulness and resilience for self, within teams and in systems.
I became a coach at a time when I had my own Landscape Architecture practice.
It was a serendipitous process, a swift, intuitive decision taken while observing a coaching session and its capacity to hold ambiguity, uncertainty and vulnerability while supporting the development of confidence and a different mindset.
So, just over 10 years ago, I began my professional training and life as an Executive Coach, eventually reaching the most proficient level of accreditation.
There are many influences that shape my work as a coach - training and practicing skills, my coaching experiences and research, personal development, the challenges of living through different transitions and the practice of Mindfulness and the wish to support people to live and work in way that engages with their beliefs and values and helps them to cope when life turns out differently.
To this end give I've trained coaches and volunteer with the Fountain Centre, part of St. Luke's Cancer Care Centre covering Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire.
I trained in Mindfulness at Bangor University, specialising in one to one, propelled to learn more by the significant professional and personal benefits the practices give me. I shares Mindfulness skills with clients both to hone their awareness, presence, decision making and relationship development and as a support system for emotional regulation in times of anxiety and stress. I find these techniques help manage rumination and worry and develop greater self compassion and well-being.
To empower others with the benefits of a coaching approach, I co-created and deliver accredited training in Salutogenic Coaching Skills.
This develops skills in Mindfulness, Presence, Emotional Intelligence and Salutogenesis to help people to connect to themselves and others with a sense of coherence, building self-efficacy and resilience in individuals, teams and Organisations.
I'm naturally curious and love finding out new information and ways to work.
Landscape and nature, art, friends and humour are important personal well-being resources and Ruby, my Border Terrier is a constant reminder to be mindful!
Here is a flavour of my diverse educational & professional achievements:
- Collaboration with Reciprocal Minds on the research and methodology for a Salutogenic Coaching Approach and delivering linked accredited coaching training for Organisations, Leaders and Healthcare Professionals
- Executive Coach with the team at Smart Working
- Sue is a member of the Coaching Collaborative group who support health and well-being in the midst of medical challenge.