Keynotes & Workshops

Keynotes and Workshops

Book Charmaine Roche, our director and lead coach as a keynote speaker or workshop leader

Upcoming Events

Black Voices in Coaching Research Conference

28th – 29th June, London UK

Coaching Research (R) evolution: decolonising coaching research, theory and practice as interconnected processes.

This session will use the process of an ongoing PhD journey to explore the riches that global majority coaches have to offer to the coaching ecosystem.  Centering marginalised voices in coaching has the potential to revolutionize coaching as a social change process and practice but to realise this potential we need to navigate the dangers of ‘appropriation’ and the infinite malleability of ideological ‘whiteness’.

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Coaching for Social Justice

Speaker profile

Charmaine has been working as a coach for over 20 years. 

She is an Association for Coaching Accredited Executive Coach, Coach and Leadership Supervisor, and a PhD researcher at Leeds Beckett university and a podcaster.

As a researcher, writer, and podcaster, she contributes thought leadership in the field of executive coaching through her focus on the ethics of coaching for social change in oppressive contexts.  She is currently engaged in a ground-breaking global research project exploring the views of Black, Indigenous, and other coaches of colour about what the world of coaching needs to do to take and anti-racist approach. Coaching for equity and social justice is at the core of her approach.

She is the founder of a global community of practice The Philosopher’s Stone Collective, launched last year, designed to create a social justice eco-system of helping professionals exploring social justice and decoloniality across a wide field of human development practice. She coaches and supervises internationally across a number of sectors; private, non-profit and charity, including education where she is experienced at senior leadership, board and trustee level having enjoyed a 29-year career as an educator and advisor before becoming an executive coach. She is an Associate Consultant and Advisory Board member for CollectivEd a coaching and mentoring research hub and at Leeds Beckett University.

She is also Director of her own company, Lifeflowbalance Coaching and Consulting Ltd.

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Charmaine is globally recognised for her writing and speaking on anti-racism, equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging. Her research and publications challenge the normative assumptions of an industry which is yet to address the ways in which is knowledge production, power structure and ways of being are shaped by coloniality.

As a compassionate disruptor she takes a decolonial approach to envisioning what coaching can became as an emancipatory force in individual, organisational and social life.


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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…


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.…


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…

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.  


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…

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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