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Asma Maqsood-Shah

Asma Maqsood-Shah

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Coaching Bio

I am a strong advocate of lifelong learning and its importance in developing confident, self-motivated individuals who are active participants in an inclusive society. Coaching, I believe, is guided by mutual respect and trust. To this end, I strive to create a positive process and environment whereby the individuals I coach can and will be comfortable examining issues more deeply, think differently and then use that to define their own solutions to complicated challenges. It is a developmental partnership that helps individuals/leaders to get to where they want to get by channelling the best within them.

Coaching Experience

I have been coaching for over 4 years. Much of my coaching experience has been within the education sector and of senior leaders including headteachers and executive heads. However, I have also been coaching 2 company directors regularly for almost four years. In addition, I have extensive experience in coaching middle leaders and supporting schools (both primary and secondary) in building capacity within their leadership teams and raising standards. My philosophy is that coaching is an experiential and highly personalised process aimed to support and advance individuals and teams’ capacity to achieve short- and long-term goals. I have a track record of doing this successfully within my schools and beyond.

Career Experience

I am currently a serving headteacher of two 3 form entry schools with a keen passion for developing people. I have successfully completed several qualifications whilst working in schools in order to enhance my own practice; including a professional qualified executive coaching programme and NPQH and currently completing the NPQEL programme. I am a leadership trainer for my Trust and currently I am developing and delivering a leadership development programme for another Trust. I am also very proud of my position as an Associate Professional for CRED at Leeds Beckett University. Most recently, I have taken on the role of a Director/Trustee of a MAT. All that I do including coaching allows me to fulfil my passion for developing people.

Coaching Qualifications

ILM L7 Executive Coaching

As a coach, Asma is caring, dynamic and always able to keep the session on track to achieve agreed goals.

Samia Al-Hakam, Assistant Headteacher (secondary)

Asma is able to adapt her coaching to deal with varied responses to complex situations and scenarios in order to support and challenge me to get the most out of every session.

Catherine Hale, Headteacher

She is able to work with and coach individuals and groups of leaders with many positive outcomes for our organisation.

Neil Campbell, Company Director