Hello. I'm Sandra Whiles, found of Sandra Whiles Coaching Ltd, former CE of a successful public sector organisation and Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation.
I thrived on and loved my work in the public sector, but wanted to challenge myself and to make a different difference by using my coaching skills with a wider audience and across different sectors. Sandra Whiles Coaching Ltd is my way of doing this -sharing my skills, knowledge and expertise to those who want to succeed in their career, business and organisation..
I love my work as a coach, helping people, organisations, groups, teams and partnerships succeed and supporting small businesses to transform their ideas into reality.
The coaching profession is largely unregulated, so when I set out on my journey to run my own coaching business it was really important that I had a strong academic and practical grounding and worked within a professional framework.
The International Coaching Federation ICF) gives me this - requirements for an accredited period of theoretical and practical training, demonstration of knowledge and application of coaching ethics and competency, evidence of effective practical experience with clients and ongoing continuing professional development . I am really proud to have achieved the level of Professional Certified Coach with the ICF within 2 years of setting up my business.
I continue to invest in training to build and sharpen my theoretical and practical knowledge and skills. This includes coach training to post graduate level with the renowned Barefoot Coaching Ltd and the University of Chester in 2016, specialist training in Team Coaching in 2017 and specialist training around strenths in 2018
Sustainability is very important to me, so my work is designed and delivered in ways that give clients tools and approaches to use to maintain and build on their successes after their work with me is completed.
My clients come from a wide range of background but the things that define them is that their passion to succeed, their hunger to make a difference, their energy and their willingness to be challenged and have some fun along the way
Based in the East Midlands, I work with individuals, teams, groups, organisations and partnerships to help them find their own ways to succeed, whatever success means for them at the time.
I offer a range of services, including leadership coaching, business coaching, personal coaching, careers coaching , group and team coaching, facilitation, advice and consultancy. All of my work is grounded in a coaching approach and builds on my experience and success in shaping and leading individuals, organisations and partnerships over many years.
As an experienced leader, accredited coach and practising creative, I have a toolbox of methods to help people and organisations move forward on their journeys. Having trained with Barefoot Coaching Ltd, I am a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, I hold a postgraduate certificate in coaching from the University of Chester and am a qualified NLP Practitioner.
I look forward to helping you succeed