A little about my journey, before and after, meeting the founders of Tri-Coaching Partnership. I have been a driving instructor for just over 25 years (April 2021); it was around 2009 when DSA (as it was known then) started talking about Coaching and CCL. This is when I started my journey of discovery and self-development.
To try and understand what CCL and Coaching was, I attended many great workshops. It all sounded so logical and easy, I could see how coaching would benefit my clients into becoming self-thinking drivers. After each workshop I would go away feeling energised to put the skills I had learned into practice.
A few weeks later (due to years of habit) I found myself falling back to what I found easier at the time and that was, to just tell my clients what to do.
On my journey of self- development (still on that journey) I met Graham Hooper at one of the ADINJC conferences (thankfully he stopped me from buying a rather expensive book, which had a list of example coaching questions). I since learned, after implementing the five essential coaching skills, questions come naturally.
I first met Susan McCormack at a three day coaching course she delivered, on behalf of Dr Johnathon Passmore, at the University of East London. What stood out the most for me was Susan’s natural coaching skills and non-judgemental personality. So when I heard she was setting up ‘Tri-Coaching Partnership’ and was offering the opportunity to have a nationally recognised qualification (the BTEC Level 4 Professional award in Coaching for Driver Development) I knew I HAD to get onto the course (even though money was tight at the time) it was an investment I wanted and needed for myself to grow as a driving instructor.
I was lucky to attended Tri-Coaching Partnership’s first ever BTEC course in 2010. I would never have imagined in my wildest dreams that the course would change my life so much! It not only gave me the skills to deliver great Client Centred lessons, I also noticed I was less stressed during and after a day’s work. The course helped me to understand myself much better and gave me the confidence to belief in myself and makes some major personal life decisions (outside of business). Knowing just how isolated this industry can be; on completion of the BTEC, I couldn’t keep my excitement contained, I wanted to share my new found knowledge and skills with as many driving instructors as I possibly could.
So in 2011, I became the founder and chair of our striving local ‘North Staffordshire Driving Instructor Association’ (NSDIA). Now, as one of Tri-Coaching Partnership’s trainers, on their behalf I am honoured and proud to not only deliver the amazing BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development, I also deliver their amazing online Zoom Standards and Part 3 workshops and aCCeLerate course. (I would never connect my name to something that I didn’t believe would help others)
I am accredited by DVSA to be registered on the Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers (ORDIT) and have recently passed the new ORDIT assessment criteria in 2019. As well as training PDIs and helping ADIs with any development needs, I continue to train novice drivers (so I can continue to practice what I teach). I also deliver my own zoom CPD courses. (Training SALutions)
I also offer free telephone support to ADIs and PDIs in preparation for their upcoming assessments. Sally Kaur Training SALutions