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Catherine Blayney

Catherine Blayney

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Coaching Bio

Cath’s approach to coaching is systemic eclectic – every client, conversation and journey is unique, and this notion is at the heart of her coaching practice. Her goal as an executive coach is to create a highly enabling partnership, by applying the principles of a Thinking Environment to her practice. This supports the creation of a psychologically safe space, that allows clients to think clearly, identify solutions and challenge limiting assumptions.

Coaching Experience

Cath trained as an executive coach and started a coaching business after completing the Executive coaching course at Henley Business school. She is a qualified Thinking Partner using Nancy Kline’s Time to Think approach and she uses this in both 1:1 and group coaching. Cath coaches leaders across a range of sectors, taking a values-led approach to improve self-awareness, self-confidence and to support the development of an inclusive culture in the workplace.

Career Experience

Having taught across the primary key stages and becoming an Advanced Skills Teacher, Cath spent 4 years in school leadership, including being the Headteacher of a 2 form entry primary school in London. She has also been a governor for a school within a local MAT. In addition to her coaching business, Inclusive Leadership Coaching, she coaches a range of schools and MAT leadership teams on the Anti-Racist School Award at Leeds Beckett University. She also holds a Masters in Special and Inclusive Education.

Coaching Qualifications



Coaching Tools

Qualified Time to Think Thinking partner

I always thought I knew what effective coaching looked like until I worked with Cath. Her ability to always ask the right questions at the right time to get me to uncover deeper issues is so powerful, and I always leave our sessions ready to take action.

SA, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Within a few seconds of speaking to Cath I find myself sharing my true thoughts. I feel relaxed, and comfortable but also challenged to look at things differently. Cath is able to get me to view situations almost from an external lens which I have felt is really helpful… I find myself reflecting on what we discussed for weeks after the session and can see the benefits daily in my behaviour in the work place.

FM, Recruitment Business Partner