I’m Debbie Inglis … leadership coach, coach supervisor, facilitator, trainer, reflector, creator, rescue dogs owner, and big fan of being in the countryside!

I wanted to share some of my journey with you … my challenges and obstacles, my learning along the way, and why I do what I do now.

Read on for more about my coaching journey, and contact me if you have any questions!

My Coaching Journey

Following a 16 year career in education, I left through burnout. There were no coaches being offered to support teacher wellbeing like there are now, and I often wonder if I’d still have been teaching if I’d had the support then.

Looking back, I know my biggest enemies were my drive for (unattainable) perfectionism, self-doubt, and imposter syndrome … something I unknowingly took with me when I left the profession.

Leaving a highly stable and well-paid job in 2004 was a big and scary decision. On my initial coaching training course, another delegate said to me … ‘Take the leap and the net will appear’ … I’ve never forgotten that, and it gave me the strength to endure the challenges to come.

When I started coaching I felt isolated … not only was I a new coach with developing skills and feeling ‘green’, I didn’t feel good enough to start charging for my services. And when I did, I started by offering a ‘free consultation’ where I coached the majority of clients to their solution in that session, so they often didn’t come back because they felt much better!

Following this was imposter syndrome and the need to be ready and get things ‘just right’ before taking action and putting myself out there. Together with occasional self-doubt, this held be back from serving clients and using my skills to help them get the transformations they were looking for.

But perhaps the biggest benefit I’ve gained from becoming a coach, is the work you continue to do on yourself.

I’m definitely a personal development advocate, and love to support and learn from others with a similar mindset.

With a constantly evolving and developing profession, I strongly believe that coaches serve their clients better when they learn from each other … collaboration not competition. I’ve gained more from being part of coaching communities, from coaching supervision, and reflecting on my own practice.

Sharing My Knowledge

Fast-forward to now, and I’m an international coach, accredited* coach trainer and coach supervisor.

I have a clear sense of purpose and I’m excited to get up in the morning, and facilitate the development of other coaches. I know it sounds a bit clichéd, but it just ticks all my boxes! 

I love the fact that I can now share my coaching knowledge, skills, tools and lessons learned, with others, in the education, corporate and third sectors across the globe.

*My flagship Coach Training Programs for leaders are accredited by the CPD Standards Office, and the Institute of Leadership & Management (Gain a Level 3 or Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching & Mentoring). 

I get a real buzz from seeing others grow, and being part of that process, not only as a coach, trainer, and supervisor, but also as a mentor and facilitator.

Combining all these skills, plus my creative flair and desire for ongoing personal development, I’ve created the Supervision Plus Membership Group.

It’s not the first coaches’ membership group I’ve run! From 2011 and 2021, I led the 3 Shires Coaching Group on a voluntary basis. This was a labour of love, where I learnt loads, made life-long friends, and met amazing coaches.

If any of the above has resonated with you, or you’d like to find out more to see if Supervision Plus Membership Group is a good fit for you … let’s arrange a chat!

Email me or call me on +44 (0)1629 734101