Executive Coaching for the Voluntary Sector

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The demand for voluntary sector services is growing. Voluntary sector leaders are expected to deliver and achieve more with ever decreasing resources.

This can create high levels of stress and impact negatively on performance.

Working with an executive coach creates the still space in a fast-paced, ever-changing world to breathe, explore, gather resources and succeed.

 Investing in coaching pays dividends for all: you, your teams, the organisation, your clients and the wider community.

Igniting Minds Specialises in Leadership Coaching

Leading in a rapidly changing world demands a new kind of leader. One who is confident in making decisions in an ever changing environment. Today and tomorrow’s leaders need to make decisions with the data they have and be prepared to change these decision as new data emerges. 

Six-month and one-year leadership coaching programmes for executives.

Team coaching


Issues facing todays leaders are multi-faceted and complex. Whatever challenges you bring to coaching we will work together in a thinking partnership. Together we will explore issues through different psychological lenses, leadership and management theories and consider a systemic perspective to support you to gain insights and possible solutions . Coaching widens your focus to consider what else is going on. .

Transformational Coaching.

Transformational coaching expands our awareness of self, other and the relationship between us. It increases our understanding of and ability to hold complexity and ambiguity, think systemically and consider the wider issues at play. With transformational coaching you don’t just work towards achieving today’s goals you expand into the leader that the future needs.

Just wanted to say thank you for yesterday – my spirits were entirely lifted as a result.  I need to schedule a session with you after every Trustee meeting!”  Rachel F: Executive Director of national charity.

Designing a coaching programme

We begin by exploring what a successful coaching outcome will look like for you.  This might be performance based with clear, measurable goals and milestones.  You might want to develop the softer transferable skills of resilience, confidence or relationship building. Or you may want both.

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Psychometric profiling – Jacqueline is an authorised user of the Harthill Leadership Development Framework.

We agree a contract with clear goals is agreed and regularly reviewed.

As your coach I will ask insightful questions to help you explore the meaning you are making of a situation and create space for new data and options to emerge.  

If you are interested in expanding consciousness we offer psychological testing to determine the action logic stage from which you make meaning.  Transformational coaching expands thinking to help consolidate or expand on the stage of consciousness from which you make meaning.  More about Action Logic can be read here.

We offer a free no obligation initial session for you to explore whether we are the right coach consultant for you and your organisation. Our fees are based on a sliding scale depending on the complexity of the brief and the organisations budget.

What Our Clients Say About Us

“Jacqueline has been an exceptional executive coach and helped me achieve the successful transition (relocation) and fully employ the change management techniques required to enhance faculty performance and for staff to fully adopt new working practices.” Barbara Howell, Senior Executive, Ravensbourne College

We are delighted to be working with Igniting Minds to create a new business strategy and provide executive and team coaching to help us implement it. I am grateful to Jackie for helping us realise that we are capable of achieving much in the face of adversity.  Jackie empowered us to succeed and her vast experience of working in the voluntary sector was invaluable.” Kaveh Kalantari – Iranian Association

“I was promoted to a senior management position and Jackie’s coaching helped me develop my leadership and management  skills.  With coaching I was able to step up to my new role with confidence and enjoy overcoming each new challenge.” Safa Ahmed, Deputy Manager, Hale.

“Jackie has been my coach for nearly two years and the experience has been very creative and innovative. You tap into your energy and the light bulb brightens; after a session you feel lifted and ready to face the challenge ahead. Being the CEO of a voluntary sector organisation I would recommend this valuable time with her to help get ideas into perspective for growth, development and sustainability. Very, very interesting sessions.” Ibukun Olashore, CEO, OBAC

Igniting Minds is an approved supplier for the Big Lottery Foundation, Institute of Directors, NHS Leadership Academy and the Clore Leadership Programme.