I have been a professional driver for over 25 years, mostly long distance covering thousands of miles both in the UK and abroad. In that time I've seen some brilliant examples of driving and unfortunately, some bad ones too. In 2016, I decided that I wanted to help make driving 'better' and our roads a little 'safer' and, in 2017 I qualified as Driving Instructor (ADI).
Previously in 2013 I became a qualified clinical hypnotherapist & clinical NLP practitioner, specialising in anxiety and was a member of the National Council of Hypnotherapists. A few years after, I wanted to find a way to merge the two and find a path that could utilise all the skills I had and becoming a driving instructor was the obvious choice.
I have found this skill set invaluable in being able to offer that extra help to people suffering with nerves, anxiety or a little bit of stress about driving! Qualifying as a driving instructor was just the start of my journey and I've taken a great deal of extra training since then to improve my skills and the skills I can pass on.
In 2019 I completed the most in depth of these courses so far, the BTEC LEVEL 4 Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development. This year long course has helped me develop the tools and techniques I need to help you in a way that suits you best, your way. It helped me realise that ‘one size’ definitely does not fit all and that by simply teaching someone ‘everything you know’ you’re already limiting their learning potential.
For me, training learners drivers and other instructors isn’t about making demands about performance. It is about tapping in to the potential they already have. The ethos at Tri-Coaching fits completely with my own and after completing several other courses including Train the Trainer, Transpersonal Coaching and Coaching Excellence in Presentation Skills, (and thoroughly enjoying all of them), I decided to sign up and become part of the Tri-Coaching family. I have been independent from day one and have recently moved into instructor training, in partnership with Tri-Coaching and plan to build a small, friendly franchise with a family feel in the West Wickham, Croydon, Sutton & Surrounding areas.
If being part of the Tri-Coaching team has taught me anything, it’s that the only limit is your imagination.