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LIFEFLOWBALANCE

Coaching, supervision, training and development for ambitious, innovative leaders, teams, organisations and individuals working for a better world.

What We Offer

Coaching

Personal Coaching for Life, Career and Leadership

Supervision

For coaches and leaders working for social change, justice, equity and equality.

Coaching CPD

Coaching for Social Justice - Decoloniality as a Systemic Lens.

About Charmaine

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Charmaine works with individuals, teams, and organisations from a range of sectors and countries across the world. She is particularly motived by and committed to making a difference in a world struggling with some deep systemic challenges: racial and social injustice, inequality, inequity, and climate emergency. She is actively engaged with developing a systemic perspective that recognises the ways in which we all, for different reason, may need to learn how to navigate structures, and systems that do not serve us.

Charmaine works with clients to co-discover ways of being that will transform rather than reproduce the patterns that reproduce negative results for ourselves and others. Her professional philosophy is informed by her PhD research, writing and publications on the themes of anti-oppression, and ethics. As a coach, supervisor, and trainer she is pioneering interventions informed by liberatory psychosocial approaches.

Her career as a coach builds on a 29-year career as an educator, school leader, and education consultant. Her values of service and commitment to developing others and a belief in the transformational impacts of learning together as social beings is rooted in this history. As a first-generation immigrant from Jamaica, who arrived with her parents in 1960, she understands and has empathy with all those who view the world often as an outsider who also belongs. Being able to live dis-comfortably and with ease between different intersecting worlds is a gift for a coach. Work with her and you will begin to see and feel what this means.

Accreditations:
Lifeflowbalance Coaching and Consulting Ltd as an Association for Coaching Accredited organisation for coach training and development.

Charmaine is an Association for Coaching Accredited Executive Coach and an CSA Accredited Coach Supervisor

AC Accredited Executive Coach
CSA Accredited Coaching Supervisor 2024

Charmaine’s role as a thought leader and researcher has been recognised through two awards.

Coaching at Work Editor's Award 2021 - External Coaching Champion
Institute of Coaching Ellen Shrub Award for Coaching for Social Good - Charmaine Roche winner 2023

Testimonials

Charmaine has equipped me with the tools to maintain the ethical and values-led professionalism that feels authentic to me and I return to these often when I have a situation or decision to wrangle with. I now feel liberated from those negative perceptions and confident to articulate myself and make decisions grounded in the core values.

Nicki

I started my coaching journey with Charmaine at a time when I was looking to explore my longer term career options but gained so much more. Charmaine created a safe space where I felt comfortable and confident to share my vulnerabilities, aspirations and whole self. This led to transformational change for me personally and professionally. I achieved my longest term goal half way through our coaching, achieved positive financial gains, but most significantly learnt how to set boundaries for myself and others. There has also been humour, fun and shared reflections along the way.

Nicki

Personable, clear, safe, comfortable environment to explore plans, wishes or desires and created a platform to discuss and gain clarity.

Educational Professional, Nottinghamshire

The quality of the coaching has been wonderful and has helped me to grow in so many ways. I instantly felt that I was able to build a strong and trusting relationship with Charmaine that helped me to realise my goal quickly, productively the coaching has unleashed a confidence from within I didn’t know I had.

Educational Professional, Nottinghamshire

Excellent quality coaching. The coach was both professional and friendly and ensured the session remained focused on my goals.

Educational Professional, Nottinghamshire

Charmaine offers something truly special. She is  incredibly talented, knowledgeable and respectful as a coach. She is easy to relate to and supportive yet committed to providing the required challenge to facilitate personal and team growth. Charmaine has  high standards of integrity and is open and transparent in the way she works.  

J.N

It has been incredibly useful to work with Charmaine during a time when the team has really had to take a look at their individual roles and responsibilities. The sessions that have been delivered allowed us to become stronger and have encouraged us to create and share our views on where to take the organisation next. We have been able to do this due to the sensitive and thought provoking activities and sessions and the safe, candid  environment that Charmaine created.  

A. Dhesi

“Charmaine is a truly exceptional coach.”

Jo Elderidge, Deputy Head, The Fernwood School, Nottingham.

“My coaching relationship with Charmaine has been both a revelation and life-changing.  Her effect on my life, both at work and at home, has been considerable and lasting. I highly recommend her as a coach.”

Teacher, Fernwood School, Nottingham, March 2016

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