A Genius Coach
About A Genius Coach
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Benjamin has over a decade of experience coaching adults and teams within a variety and range of sectors, occupations and experience levels.
He is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation and a Mental Health First Aider.
Prior to moving into full-time coaching Benjamin spent twenty years within various marketing communications roles in the UK and Australia.
As a coach his work involves everyday individuals, rising stars, senior managers and board-level directors across a range of commercial, government, not-for-profit, creative and technical sectors.
Christoffer has built his career in helping people from all walks of life discover, understand and implement best practice changes. He is a coach, facilitator and musician with over 20 years experience in both personal development and group coaching, with qualifications in relational dynamics coaching.
Christoffer has experience in banking, professional services, defence, education, NHS and homelessness. Christoffer has lived experience of neurodivergence, managing long covid and supporting those seeking to destigmatise mental health. Christoffer has long been a proponent of the social model of disability, from his days creating art projects as a form of inclusive activism, touring Europe and South America. Christoffer uses creative tools to facilitate coaching conversations, as well as technology.
Christoffer believes we can all work at our best, but it sometimes requires a mind-set shift and strategies that are a close match with how we think. He also believes we need to be able to navigate and discuss the often unspoken limiting rules, behaviours and environment we may face in today’s workplace. When Christoffer is coaching at his best, he is like a terrier, friendly but rigorous about making sure people know what they are doing and why they are doing it, checking and tweaking to make sure that outcomes are making a difference.
Level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring
David is a qualified executive coach, and he had a long career in secondary teaching and subsequently in teacher training and school improvement.
David has coached with Genius Within for three years. He has his own coaching business and has coached teachers and other professionals, and he delivers academic coaching to younger students.
David has had a long experience of supporting neurodivergent students through his teaching and he has enhanced these skills and awareness through his coach training and subsequent CPD. His approach is caring and empathetic and he aims to provide his clients with a balance of support and challenge.
MA in Social Work, PhD in Social Work and MSc in Social Research Methods
Gemma takes a strength based and person-centred approach to coaching. With expertise in neurodiversity and emotional wellbeing Gemma draws upon evidence-informed approaches including trauma informed practice and theories of change.
With a sensitive and creative style, Gemma also bringing humour and lightness to coaching sessions. Clients may leave feeling calmer and more clear thinking about how to progress with their goals.
Gemma has a background in social work and academia. Previous roles include lecturer, researcher, social worker, and substance misuse practitioner.
Gudrun is passionate about helping clients finding their own unique ways to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential. She has worked with a diverse range of clients, both on an individual basis as well as in groups. She loves Clean Language because the deep respect it affords clients and for the amazing solutions they come up with when they are enabled to.
Gudrun’s calm approach to coaching and her sense of humour make it easy to work with her and relax into the sessions.
Gwen is a coach rooted in the person-centred approach. She starts with where her clients are, adapting to their needs. She challenges and supports them to find creative solutions and build their resourcefulness, to achieve the change and growth they want.
Her work is neurodiversity-inclusive, trauma informed, anti-racist and LGBTQIA+ affirmative.
Her professional background is in the creative and cultural sector, third sector, and Higher Education. She is also a qualified integrative counsellor-coach and regularly works therapeutically with autistic clients and those with ADHD.
Gwen’s coaching approach draws on Egan’s Skilled Helper and Kline’s Thinking Environment. She is a particular fan of Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication. Gwen also coaches in German.
ILM Level 7 Executive Coaching
Helen is an experienced qualified coach supporting clients to see their potential and reach it. She has been enthusiastically working with neurodivergent clients in a wide range of employment settings with Genius Within since 2016.
She is passionate about professional development and personal achievement and has a real interest in difference and diversity. From a coaching perspective Helen is keen to develop ways of working which are client led and fit with their needs, focusing on strengths and using active reflective practice.