Belinda Coaten – Who Am I?

I left my proper job in HR and Learning in 2001 and set up my own business. This focused on the transferable skills that I had from the corporate world, coaching and training.  I subsequently trained as an image consultant and added this to the mix.

I’ve always been good at planning and yet in 2011 I literally stumbled across mindfulness in a magazine article, my father had died suddenly and I so decided to give it a try.  First on an introductory level, then a further course.  The stumbling continued when I was offered the chance to train as a teacher, and then a hat trick stumble of becoming an Eating Mindfully teacher.

Today I use my mindfulness teaching and combine this with my coaching.  This has really added another dimension to my business.  I can focus on the what…working with people to put in place some processes that will help them in their career and the how…mindfulness offers the opportunity to uncover this.  It’s a potent mix!

On The Personal Side

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I am also a wife, carer, dog owner and lover of second hand clothes. I am friendly, kind and have a natural curiosity, I especially enjoy the range and diversity of people I work with.

Professionally I hold the following certificates and qualifications:-

  • Senior Practitioner Coach, EMCC
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
  • Level A & B British Psychological Society (inc Myers Briggs)
  • Mindfulness Teacher, (qualification in line with the training requirements of the UK network guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers).
  • Diploma in Performance Coaching
  • InCoach Programme, which is aligned to The International Coach Federation competencies and recognised by the Association for Coaching.
  • Mindfulness One-to-One Certificate
  • First Impressions Qualified Image Consultant
  • British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy Counselling Skills & Theory Certificate
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner
  • Qualification in Advice & Guidance to meet public sector standards
  • M-B EAT Teacher (Mindfulness Based Eating Assistance Training)