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

May 8th 2017: Coaching Triads & AGM

Session leader: Debbie Inglis

Practice your skills, use of coaching tools, & give back to others. Members always find these sessions useful, not just in terms of practising their skills, but also being coached by others (and observing coaching in action).

You can still take an active part and benefit from these sessions if you’re not a coach.

Also join us for our Annual General Meeting. This will be held in the last section of May’s meeting.

  • Help us review the past 12 months’ meetings & goals and share your views on what you’d like to see in the next 12 months
  • Get to vote on roles for the next 12 months (details will be given via the newsletter on how you can also volunteer for 3 Shires roles)
  • Review our membership – including fees, membership packages and how we can continue to support each other

June 5th 2017: Coaching: The Spiritual Dimension

Session leader: David McCormick

Find out how ‘deep work’ sets our clients up for success, and why coaches must do their own!


The session will be led by Life Coach and Trainer – David McCormick

It will be an interactive, practical evening including:

  • an introductory presentation-Coaching as Catalytic Converter, why beliefs are crucial!
  • an opportunity to self-assess your current life balance
  • a participative case study
  • group discussion with Q & A


David McCormick is a life coach and trainer with a background in the Church of England, higher education, and palliative care. He provides 1:1 coaching, and a range of training using psychometrics, NLP, and experience as a spiritual teacher helping individuals and organisations transform conflict, navigate change, improve their communication skills, and achieve a holistic approach to their personal and collective development.

For more information see

July 3rd 2017: Unconscious Bias

Session leader: Beverley Powell

Details to follow

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: (Topic to be confirmed)

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.