Skip to main content

Steve Gardner

MA in Education

My approach to coaching is client-focused ie start where the client is; identify needs and offer suitable strategies. It gives me a buzz when I see people making strides to tackle their issues. I encourage a positive approach, recognising we can’t control others but we can control our own responses to situations

I have over 6 years coaching experience with Genius Within, and over 20 years senior management experience at 3 different colleges, so I bring extensive experience of working with people at all levels of an organisation. I also have significant teaching experience so enjoy working with groups


  • Masters Degree in Education;
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (Company Secretary qualification);
  • Certificate of Education (teaching);
  • Association of Accounting Technicians (Accounting)
  • Mental Health First Aid;
  • Health and Safety and Safeguarding

I have also studied for Coaching, Management and Counselling qualifications.  I have extensive CPD mainly from my time in Further Education.


I have worked for over 6 years as a coach with Genius Within as well as delivering private coaching sessions.

Prior to this, I worked for over 20 years in Further Education as an Assistant Principal in 3 different colleges.  My specialisms were Student Services and Basic Skills, including those with neurodiverse conditions such as dyslexia, and those with language and maths needs.  I also was the safeguarding lead and led equality and diversity for those colleges.  I enjoyed college leadership roles for employer engagement, community development and school liaison at different stages of my career.  I was a keen advocate for CPD and developed my knowledge and skills over a long period of time. Latterly I was the lead for Inspections, Quality and Teaching & Learning.

I thoroughly enjoyed my career, but now enjoy the focus of 1:1 work and helping individuals as best I can, which is incredibly rewarding.

Virtual Coaching Booking Request

Coach Booking Form

Booking Details

Please note that prices quoted below are for online pre-paid coaching only. For any other requirements, please contact us at

All fields with * are required.

Session Length