Anna Sheather

Founder, coach and supervisor

Setting up Élan

I set up Élan Coaching in 2006 and since that time I have seen it evolve and grow so that we now provide coaching, supervision and bespoke development programmes. More recently I set up ‘Art in Coaching’ as a platform to bring art and coaching together as a powerful and transformational way to work. One of my passions is working with clients to create those behavioural transformational shifts that bring my clients the success they are looking for. Art can play an invaluable role in achieving this. 

My coaching

In this fast paced world, my coaching gives you time and space to reflect and refocus on those areas that are important to you – both professionally and personally. Space to find meaning, purpose and fulfilment in life. My clients describe me as a highly intuitive, insightful and challenging coach, and I work with my clients at a level that produces deep insight and meaningful change.

My clients work with me to unlock whatever it is that may be holding them back. I work in a way that helps you explore more deeply, creating shifts that lead to change. 

For me, coaching is a continual learning space and each time I work with someone it is a unique experience; no one coaching programme is the same as the next and I draw on my years of experience and knowledge to flex my approach to meet my clients’ needs. This includes creative approaches to explore more deeply.

I also thoroughly enjoy my supervision work. It is a great privilege to support coaches in developing and growing their practices. Art sneaks in here too as it is a great way to unpick those conundrums and make visible the hidden processes and dynamics in our work.

More formerly, I am an APECS accredited master executive coach and an ESQA qualified supervisor accredited with the Association for Coaching (for both group and 1:1 supervision). I am also a member of the Association for Coaching and the Global Supervisors’ Network.

My book ‘Coaching Beyond Words – Using Art to Deepen and Enrich Our Conversations’ provides an in-depth background to, and practical guide on, art based coaching. 

When I have time away from my practice, I like nothing more than being in my studio or outside in the countryside where I live, making time to paint and draw, or to just be.

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