Meet The Team
Bill has worked as a Chartered Town Planner, youth worker and as a Qualified Teacher in primary, secondary and special education. As a teacher, most of this time was in Outdoor and Environmental Education, with 8 years as Head of an Environmental Education Centre. He qualified as a European Mountain Leader in 1996, subsequently International Mountain Leader, and has walked many of Europe’s mountains.
Bill is an orienteering coach and tutor educator, and currently a British Orienteering Advisor for Recognised Centres. His achievements include a bronze medal in orienteering at the World Masters Games, and winner of the age based UK Orienteering League and UK Urban Orienteering League.
He has spent a lifetime of work and leisure in the outdoors, and believes passionately in the benefits the outdoors brings to health and life.
“The outdoors has something for everyone; reach out for your potential”
Chris coaches consultants, freelancers and coaches for local marketing. He has over thirty years’ experience working with steel and coal communities to develop community enterprises, businesses and plans. He uses participatory methods, to identify and use available assets to bring about change.
He believes business is about social change and to be successful freelancers need to embrace their dreams, find their market and work together with other businesses to transform their own lives, generate wealth and improve their local environment.
“I help businesses discover the assets available to them and use them productively to market their dreams.”
An Organisational consultant, coach and facilitator, Val coaches groups and teams fostering development, identifying resources and strategies for resilience. She uses dynamic action based methods that help people experience their stories of change and provides a facilitated space to experiment and play within. She has extensive experience of working with both individuals and organisations and one of her major areas of interest is the importance of trust and creating environments where trust can flourish.
“I’m looking forward to meeting the creative genius”
Lizzy is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She teaches yoga for people of all ages, from all walks of life and with a range of ability and mobility; sharing yoga with athletes, professionals, boy scouts, older adults and people with learning disabilities. Lizzy’s yoga classes combine warm ups, mindful movement, yoga postures, breathing exercises and guided relaxation. Her intention is to guide you towards increased strength, flexibility and balance in your body and to nurture stillness and contentment in your mind.
Lizzy also leads meditation groups and is a clinical hypnotherapist, helping people to find tranquillity, kick their unwanted habits and reach their goals.
“My vision is to help people achieve their personal goals – to be the best they can be in our busy and demanding world. My inspiration is in helping people overcome their fears, reach their full health potential and find a renewed zest for life.”
Rebecca is curious about many different aspects of life and as such has worked in numerous roles acquiring a broad range of skills. Now working as a Life Coach Rebecca provides the time, space and attention required for individuals to reconnect with themselves and their passions. She brings together a unique combination of outdoor skills and coaching practices to provide engaging, long lasting experiences tailored to the clients’ requirements. Rebecca also offers monthly Well-being Walks and leads walks for a well-respected holiday company. As an experienced trainer Rebecca delivers workshops on a number of topics including time management, goal setting and first aid. A firm believer in life-long learning she is currently undertaking her NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) training to offer even more to her clients and further understand human nature.
‘Life’s an adventure, go with the flow!’