Here you will find information about forthcoming 3 Shires Coaching Group meetings.

Our meetings are held monthly, usually on the 1st Monday of the month, unless it falls on a bank holiday, when it moves to the second Monday.

We meet from 7:00 – 9:00pm at The Ibis Hotel, next to junction 30 (M1).

These meetings are an integral part of members’ ongoing CPD. We not only share expertise and take turns to lead thought-provoking sessions, we also get external speakers such as experienced and well-known coach Julie Starr and motivational speaker John Dabrowski to talk about coaching and personal development topics.

Next 6 Months Meeting Topics

Please contact Claire, our Treasurer, if you’d like to attend any of the following meetings


Tel: 07710 382 764

July 3rd 2017: Unconscious Bias

Session leader: Beverley Powell

Being a coach can often mean having challenging conversations. Most conversations take place within the zone of comfortable debate. (Professor Bowman, 1995).

Aims of the session:

  • To explore, through discussion and observation, the notion of Unconscious Bias and how it could impact on our own coaching practice.
  • To discuss the notion of culture and how culture and use of our coaching could aid otherwise to our clients.


  • A firm appreciation of how Unconscious Bias can unwittingly impact on one’s own practice.
  • A wider understanding of culture and its potential barriers to coachee and coach.


Beverley is an experienced equality and diversity professional, and winner of multiple national awards for her contribution towards equality, diversity and inclusion. Her 20 year career has encompassed both the public and private sectors, and her outstanding leadership has led to strategic outcomes for a range of organisations.

Beverley is an accredited life coach, a qualified police trainer, a mentor and a transformational leader. She is also author or the research study: ‘A Critical Analysis of the Transgender Experience When Accessing Primary and Secondary Care Within the NHS.’

Read more about Beverley here.

July 11th 2017: 3 Shires Business Development Workshop

“Lead Generation Strategies” – Marilyn Hamilton

See more information here.

August – no meeting

September 11th 2017: Coaching Triads

Session facilitator: Debbie Inglis

Use this session to practice your coaching skills, set and/or review your goals, and learn from others – as you take on the roles of coach, coachee and observer (respectively) in this evening’s session.

Then benefit from the post-triads discussion, sharing things you’ve learnt, ideas you will apply to your coaching practice in the future, and what you’re taking away from the evening. 

October 2nd 2017: Discover Your Mental Toughness

Session leader: Debbie Inglis (Licensed MTQ48 Practitioner)

Discover where your Mental Toughness strengths are, and which areas you can tweak or develop to increase your mental toughness areas.

NB – To receive most benefit from this session, you’ll be invited to take the MTQ48 Assessment prior to this meeting. It takes 10 mins to complete and you do this online. An additional £30 (which is discounted) is required on top of usual meeting charge for administration of this assessment. For this you’ll benefit from 3 different mental toughness reports, including tips and next steps on how to improve your MT in the 4 main areas. (Further information will be provided nearer the time.)

NB – You can still attend this meeting and be part of the ‘Next Steps Coaching’ sessions (as either coach or observer) if you decide not to do the test.

November 6th 2017: Terms & Conditions for Small Businesses

Speaker: Heather Stanford

Details to follow

December 6th 2017: Christmas Social

Details to follow


Please contact Debbie or Claire if you have any thoughts on what you’d like to see at a future meeting, or if you have a speaker who you could introduce to the group to talk at a future meeting.