About me

I offer a warm, safe and spacious welcome to clients and the issues they face.  I bring to my coaching years 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 active listening, mindfulness, insight and movement meditations, yoga and embodiment.

I live in Oxford and, alongside coaching, have worked part-time in administration at Oxford University for the last few years, which continually informs my understanding of working collaboratively within a larger structure, organisational purpose and mission.

In coaching I work one-to-one with my client’s unique purpose, mission, approach to work and life, self and in relationship; and the full range of joys and challenges that can bring them.

My coaching goal and approach

My goal is to support long-term and sustainable increased capacity for generating lives of realness, meaning and fulfilment.

My approach is one of spacious listening and open questioning, and incorporates  self-reflection and ongoing body practices.  I will also challenge where this supports deeper possibilities for the client.  In addition to some recognised coaching tools, I may bring in metaphor or poetry, or supportive reading material.

I’m 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?’  As such I’m less interested in simply helping people achieve their goals or getting better at things, and more interested in what supports the conditions for lasting individual development, increasing self-awareness and an ability to self-correct and self-generate now and in the future:  all of which support the reaching of near and far goals and dreams.

Coaching training and volunteering:

Most recently I have enhanced my coaching skills with an incredibly powerful 4 month  online training in Embodied Coaching, which included a module on coaching with a trauma-informed perspective.  Previous to that I trained in Integral Development Coaching and Generative Coaching (which incorporates key NLP concepts and techniques).

04 – 08/2020:  training (online) in trauma-informed Embodied Coaching, with Coaches Rising.

2018 – ongoing:   working as a Volunteer Coach (for Oxford University employees) at People and Organisational Development.

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