About me

IMG_1649I have trained in Integral Development Coaching (2017) and Generative Coaching (2016) – see below for more details.

I offer a warm, firm and spacious welcome to clients and the issues they bring.  I bring to my coaching work plenty of experience of working in the not-for-profit and education sectors, a deep love of nature and a sense of humour along with significant experience of mindfulness, insight and movement meditations, yoga and active listening.

I live in Oxford and, alongside Coaching, have worked part-time in administration at Oxford University for the last few years.  This blend brings out and stretches different parts of me: my admin work invites me to work collaboratively within a larger structure, organisational purpose and mission, and continually learn from this way of working; in Coaching I work one-to-one with a client – their unique purpose, mission, approach to work and life, and all that that brings.

In coaching I work honestly, firmly and kindly alongside people as they explore important questions of work and life.  I will challenge where this seems called for.

I bring insight and experience from working directly with clients and my rigorous training, as well as from being interested in life-long questions such as ‘what needs to develop for me to flourish, at work and at home?’ and ‘how can I bring more of myself to the world?’  In sessions I use open questioning, tools, reflective practices and body awareness, all of which help to open up different views of and approaches to an issue.

Integral Development Coaching provides the opportunity for lasting individual development, increasing self-awareness and an ability to self-correct and self-generate now and in the future.  Generative Coaching, which incorporates key NLP concepts and techniques, works particularly well with setting objectives and achieving goals in business and in personal life.    I use these two rich approaches individually as well as blending them, to meet and support clients wherever they are and whatever their need.


Coaching training and volunteering:

2018 – ongoing   working as a Volunteer Coach (for Oxford University employees) at the Oxford Learning Institute.

2018 – 19   volunteering as a small-group guide for the 18/19 training cohort (Integral Development Coaching) with thirdspace coaching in conjunction with New Ventures West.

2016 – 17   training in Integral Development Coaching with thirdspace coaching in conjunction with New Ventures West.

2015 – 16   training in Generative Coaching with Stephen Gilligan and Robert Dilts.

(T) 07761 140850

(E) amanda.maffett@gmail.com