There are no hard and fast rules; a series of coaching sessions, either face to face or on the phone, a more intense walking coaching experience, and a host of other options. It’s whatever is right for you or your organisation.

We’re not a ‘coaching machine’ and we don’t have junior coaches. Just a group of talented and experienced professionals that we’re very proud of.

What kind of coaching works best for you?

One to one coaching

Challenging yet supportive one to one coaching, with the time to focus and reflect.

Sometimes someone needs support and challenge over a period of time, in order to help them make a specific behavioural change, prepare for a new role, support them in an existing role or build their confidence.

Working with a coach over a minimum of six months allows them to explore issues and challenges deeply. The unique and intimate relationship that they have with their coach allows them to access and unblock obstacles to success and also offers confidential, unbiased support, whilst still paying attention to the objectives that have been set by the business.

Walking coaching

Walking coaching, does exactly what it says on the tin!

What is Walking coaching? Put simply, it’s one-to-one coaching that takes place whilst walking in the outdoors, preferably in a natural environment.

The more sophisticated explanation comes when discussing the benefits of coaching whilst walking as opposed to sitting in an office or meeting room.

Is there more to it and why would I bother?

Our research into the benefits of this unique approach to coaching, coupled with the consistent positive feedback from clients who have taken part proves, time and again, that the added value gained from walking and coaching is really compelling.

Added benefits include:

  • Greater physical, mental and emotional well-being.
  • Feels less intense as an experience and can enable longer session durations up to several hours.
  • Enables more wide ranging conversation that creates a more holistic view of a problem.
  • Can help to anchor new insights in a more somatic (felt) way.
  • Improves rapport building between coach and coachee.

Return to work coaching

Supporting parents who are returning to work after maternity, paternity or shared parental leave.

Returning to work after a period of time away is often challenging. Issues with confidence, new role definition, part-time working, child care issues, perception within the business, identity and work life balance all affect how someone feels when they return.

Working with a coach who has direct experience of returning to work in these circumstances supports people to transition back into their role with confidence and purpose.

Using a combination of coaching, mentoring and some directive tasks, this relationship can be invaluable in helping people to plan their first 30 days and to clarify how they want people to see them within the business.

Normally starting before they return to work, this relationship continues over the first few months of return and helps to ensure that this is a positive and productive experience for both the person returning and the organisation they work in.

Team coaching

Enabling senior teams to explore team dynamics and behaviours in order to have greater impact and focus.

Belonging to a senior team is complex. Often members of a senior team feel more affinity with the teams/departments that they lead than with each other.

However, it’s crucial that the senior team understands the dynamics that impact on their performance and the importance of their role in terms of setting the vision and behaviours for the organisation.

Our team coaching enables challenging conversations to be held ‘safely’ and ensures that clarity is achieved. Experienced coaches can feed in observations and knowledge that they have from individual conversations in order to generate dialogue around sensitive issues.

Team coaching often helps to resolve relationship challenges and dynamics and focuses on leadership behaviours as well as team purpose and vision.

Surgeries

How can more of the team have access to a rewarding coaching experience?

Coaching doesn’t just have to be focused on one or two of your most senior leaders. From our experience, offering coaching earlier in someone’s career can have a profound impact on the decisions that they make and the way they develop.

Coaching surgeries create a way of giving access to coaching to more people within your organisation. The coach can meet with a number of people in one day, depending on the length of the coaching offered. And because they are there for the day, it’s more cost effective for your business.

Our coaches

We’re proud of our coaches: with a wealth of knowledge, specialisations and real-world experience, we’re confident there’ll be a coach that will provide the essential chemistry to deliver the coaching relationship you need.

Deena Gornick
Facilitator, Coach and Motivational Speaker

Deena Gornick
Facilitator, Coach and Motivational Speaker

Deena is an experiential and inspirational leader, trained psychotherapist, coach and motivational speaker with over 20 years’ experience of learning and development across all levels of organisations. What began as a passion for presentation skills and inspiring passion for performance grew to an in-depth understanding of the facilitation of assertiveness, personal impact, confidence and gravitas.

Deena is inspired by her deep belief in the potential of every individual. She is able to inspire, engage and facilitate change in all environments, from large-scale corporate events for groups of a thousand, to one-to-one coaching sessions. Deena especially enjoys working at senior level to facilitate cultural change.

Nelisha Wickremasinghe
Facilitator and Coach

Nelisha Wickremasinghe
Facilitator and Coach

Nelisha has helped to develop leaders and businesses in the commercial and public sectors for over 10 years. She has a background in psychology and is interested in helping people to discover the source from which their actions and decisions arise. Through doing this she helps leaders and teams ‘see’ each other fully.

Nelisha has a Doctorate in Organisational Consulting from Ashridge Business School, where she researched how increased self compassion can make leaders more resilient and motivate them to create compassionate work environments which can then help to solve problems associated with stress, burn out, hyper-competitiveness and conflict.

Ruth Moody
Managing Director, Facilitator and Coach

Ruth Moody
Managing Director, Facilitator and Coach

Ruth is the owner and Managing Director of Farscape and has over 10 years’ experience in training. Ruth specialises in Emotions and Behaviours at Work and has created the people focused, values-based training that Farscape has become known for. She is accredited to deliver the Advanced Emotions and Behaviours at Work psychometric and frequently works with teams and leaders to help them develop their self-awareness in order to build high performance.

Neil Kimberley
Programmes Director, Facilitator and Coach

Neil Kimberley
Programmes Director, Facilitator and Coach

Neil is an experienced business professional and coach who shares Farscape’s passion for people development. He has spent the last 20 years immersed in the fields of education, training and coaching and has recently gained a Masters in Coaching and Behavioural Change at Henley Business School. He combines his wide-ranging experiences as teacher, mentor, leader and coach to help people and teams bridge the gap between their perception of what they can achieve and their true potential.

Simon Tyler
Coach and Motivational Speaker

Simon Tyler
Coach and Motivational Speaker

Simon is a highly regarded business coach and has helped business executives, leaders and owners make life simpler and more successful. He is an incisive consultant, inspirational writer and provocative public speaker. He works with individuals, teams and entire companies who know they have greater potential, but are caught in complexity, blocked, stuck, overwhelmed and frantically busy.

Simon explores how people can use their own intellect and apply a range of personally enabling techniques (many featured in his latest book, The Simple Way) to become increasingly successful. He uses humour and delegate interaction, real life stories and actual situations, raising sometimes crucially important personal topics.

Russell Cobb
Facilitator and Coach

Russell Cobb
Facilitator and Coach

Over the past 25 years Russell has gained significant people, commercial and change leadership experience working for Mars, Coca-Cola and Carlsberg. He focused on developing people, teams and organisations to achieve success, very often in the context of leading through change. Russell has facilitated many team development sessions with Coca-Cola and Carlsberg to help ensure that all members are aligned on purpose, goals and approach.

Russell’s facilitation style is practical, straightforward and flexible and he believes that great results are achieved when individual and organisational needs are in balance and people are supported and challenged to fulfil their potential and deliver their goals.

Will Karlsen
Facilitator and Coach

Will Karlsen
Facilitator and Coach

Will holds an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change (Henley Business School) and is an APECS accredited executive coach. His background is in business and performance; he began his career in the catering industry progressing to senior management level and then trained as a professional actor. His work draws on his experience from both of these professions.

His supportive yet challenging facilitation style is focused on enabling clients to develop their own learning and he regularly works with senior people helping them to explore the unconscious, behavioural and systemic influences that shape both their own and their organisation’s performance.

Jane Boston
Coach

Jane Boston
Coach

Before retraining to become a coach, Jane spent 20 years in PR and Communications. She had always loved developing team members but it was while advising on and implementing a major change programme for a global pharmaceutical company that she recognised her passion wasn’t for brands and corporate reputations but for the individuals and teams behind them. She signed up to do a Masters in Coaching and Behavioural Change and found her vocation in life.

Jane has a reputation for blending a high level of empathy and support with the ability to cut through to the heart of any issue. Clients describe her style as powerful and challenging, yet respectful and supportive.

Paul Gregory
Facilitator and Coach

Paul Gregory
Facilitator and Coach

Paul has over 20 years’ experience in leadership, talent management and executive coaching and has held senior positions in the financial services, professional services, FMCG and construction sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom.

He is passionate about helping people achieve the results they want and has coached, designed and delivered leadership development programmes on every continent.

Helen Howells
Coach

Helen Howells
Coach

Helen’s career began in the Utility sector in operational management. She has lead significant change in the highly regulated post-privatisation era of the industry. Her move to the Middle East in 1999, working for the Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, marked the beginning of her learning in managing multi-cultural teams and significant change.

During her career, she has been an MBA mentor, developed change management strategies and produced training programmes. She has a natural ability in talent and performance management. She now coaches senior managers and Board level professionals.

Helen’s coaching style is flexible, supportive, challenging and bespoke.

Julia Carden
Facilitator and Coach

Julia Carden
Facilitator and Coach

Julia began her career as a Royal Naval Officer, after which she specialised in assessment and development, and is now a learning and development expert who has worked with a diverse range of public and private sector clients. Julia is a Senior Practitioner Coach with the EMCC and holds an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change. She is passionate about her own development and is starting a PhD to research “Why should anyone be coached by you?”

Her facilitation style is collaborative and challenging – embracing a coaching style and so using lots of questions to facilitate discussion. She is aware that challenge might create discomfort and unease; however, with support and care this can lead to deeper insight and learning. Julia works with leaders and organisations to explore behaviours, and how these impact others.

Nicola Dunne
Coach and Mentor

Nicola Dunne
Coach and Mentor

Nicola has 25 years’ experience in commercial, change and transformation and senior executive activity across both private and public sectors. In the latter half of her career she developed an interest in the people element of major programmes and organisational dynamics.

Nicola spent seven years as a founding Director for a Government Shared Service Centre creating a limited company from scratch and building it to deliver efficiencies with taxpayer’s money. During this time she led many of the organisation development initiatives and was offered the opportunity to study for a Masters in coaching and behavioural change, which has changed both her depth of thinking and career direction.

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