Find your wings.......
Magpie Coaching

Coaching Experience

About Trish...

Memberships and Affiliations

I am an associate member of the Association of Coaching  and a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists

I provide developmental life coaching, helping people to find success, purpose and balance in their lives.

I am passionate about self-development and helping people reach their full potential. I love working with people to help them find what it is they really want, and then to identify what is holding them back, so they can start moving forward with their lives.  

My personal experience of career transitions, combined with my work with martial arts and my interest in current
research (both in coaching and wider fields), give me a unique, holistic approach to change and self-development.

I strongly believe that achievement and performance come about from enjoying what you do, by understanding your motivations and by finding alignment between your values, dreams and the work you choose.

This enables you, not just “to think outside,” but “to live outside the box”, to escape those things that limit your potential and let you find your wings…


How I work... Why Magpie?

Trish is a qualified coach, having completed her MA in coaching and mentoring practice at Oxford Brookes University in 2012, obtaining a distinction. She also won the APECS prize for the best dissertation in an area relevant to executive coaching. She started Magpie Coaching in 2013.

She is a Myers-Briggs (MBTI) practitioner and uses a variety of coaching approaches, drawing on her 20 years’ experience of teaching martial arts to give her an holistic understanding of how change can be engendered through working with the physical body as well as through the mind. She is also qualified in sport massage and other forms of body work.

Trish graduated with a B.Sc. in Physics followed by an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Geophysics. A stint of geophysical research was followed by a move into oceanographic research.  

After leaving academia, she worked at the UK Meteorological Office, developing forecast software for civilian and military applications. This was followed by a move into the telecoms industry in 2001, where she provided global guidance, coaching and mentoring on Software Configuration Management (SCM) tools and processes.

She has also been a Personal College Tutor and a Harassment Contact Officer. For the last two years she has been volunteering at Ufton Court, using experiential learning with school groups focusing on living history, the environment and personal development.