Steph Durbin

Lead Coach & Strengthscope Master Practitioner

Steph has over 25 years of experience of working across organisations in many senior leadership positions, becoming an independent Coach working nationally & internationally since 2016, and she is also a qualified Coach Supervisor.

This has included leading many large & profitable departments & teams, implementing change & transformation, delivering vast investment programmes (>£200mpa), and leading many restructure and organisation design programmes.

Steph now works within organisations to enhance both their individual performance and that of their business, through executive, boardroom, personal & business coaching & consulting.

Coaching Style

Steph works collaboratively with her clients to increase capability & confidence, adding measurable value at an individual and organisational level. She is strengths-based in her approach and works with clients within the value set of: seek to understand, work hard, stay positive, be creative, be self-responsible, and be bold.

Her coaching and consulting style are described as structured, tough-talking, honest & open, high support, high empathy, high challenge and high trust. Blended with innovative & strategic business thinking, Steph adds measurable value to the clients & businesses she works with.

Areas of Specialism
  • Design and Facilitation of Leadership Development programmes
  • Leadership and Career Coaching
  • Executive Coaching
  • Transition Coaching
  • Business Coaching & Consulting
  • Personal Development
  • Coaching Skills for Parents & Families
  • Coping with Loss (inc. Grief Recovery)
  • Boardroom Development & Behaviours
  • Governance & Risk
  • Strategy & Business Alignment
  • Goal Setting & Planning
  • Constructing Business-wide Transformation Programmes
Functional Experience
  • Property Management & Construction
  • International Development
  • National High Street Retail Operations
  • Coaching and Development
  • Strategy Development
  • Capital Investment & Investment Appraisal
  • Project, Programme & Portfolio Management
  • Change & Transformation Management
Coaching Levels
  • Managers
  • Leaders
  • Executive Team
Behavioural Strengths
  • Enthusiasm
  • Strategic mindedness
  • Developing others
  • Self Improvement
  • Leading
  • Creativity
  • Empathy
Qualifications & Education
  • B.Sc Mathematics (1st Hons) (Open University)
  • Barefoot Coaching – ATCP PGC Business & Personal
  • Coaching (University of Chester)
  • Barefoot Coaching – Coping with Loss
  • Barefoot Coaching – Coaching Skills for Parents & Families
  • ICF Credentialed – PCC
  • Member of National Council of Psychotherapists
  • Member of Institute of Directors
  • Strengthscope© Master Practitioner – Individual, 360°
  • Team & Leader
  • Coach Supervisor – Barefoot Coaching
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