We are delighted to welcome two new coach supervisors to the Spark Inside team: Kate Glenholmes and Naina Oliver.
Our team of professional life coaches are the heartbeat of the organisation and are essential in delivering our mission to use coaching to unlock the potential of individuals and drive culture change in the criminal justice system, so that rehabilitation is possible.
At Spark Inside, coaching supervision provides a safe and supportive space for our coaches to explore their work coaching our clients with a supervisor who is objective, yet experienced in working in the same area as our client base.
Kate Glenholmes (pictured bottom left) is an experienced coach and supervisor and an accredited Gestalt Practitioner in Organisations. She has over 25 years experience in healthcare as a senior leader in the NHS and in a wide variety of settings such as psychological therapies, eating disorders, mother & baby services. She has worked strategically and operationally both at local and regional levels. Kate started her gestalt career over 30 years ago and has trained in psychotherapy, coaching, supervision and organisational consulting. She currently works independently offering a range of Organisation Development/coaching/supervision services and has a particular interest in bringing a relational OD approach to complex and challenging systems.
Naina Oliver (pictured bottom right) is a leadership and executive coach, a coach supervisor, a communication skills specialist and a diversity and inclusion consultant. She has been involved in Spark Inside’s pioneering coaching programme delivering coaching to prisoners and prison officers since 2014.
Of her recent appointment Naina says:
“Running workshops and holding one-to-one coaching sessions, with both adult and young people in prison, was immediately hugely humbling and rewarding. It was also very challenging navigating the prison system to do this work. What I hadn’t banked on was that it could also be great fun to work with these young men who were willing to share their experiences, stories, hopes and wishes for their future. They taught me a lot over the years, and in my role as coach supervisor I am fully aware of the extraordinary and difficult nature of the work the coaches do and to be able to support them, in any way, is a privilege”