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Richard & Catherine Burwell


North Yorkshire

Richard has worked as a qualified personal performance coach since 2007, coaching, presenting and training in organisations using his own original frameworks and tools, following a career in church ministry and the voluntary sector.

His book “The 5 Senses of Self-A Coaching Framework for Personal & Team Empowerment®” was first published in Spring  2010, and a new edition will be available soon.  Richard’s tools and frameworks have been used with clients in the health, care home and church sectors.  His individual client coaching ranges from managers, barristers and accountants, and other individuals seeking strategic life direction or strategic help in their work context, especially in workplace culture.  He is also able to coach you in relation to your work/life balance.  

He is a qualified Personal and Professional Development Coach with distinction(CMI*), a certified Calling Coach under Tony Stolzfus (Redding, California) and a qualified NLP Practitioner, training under Robert Dilts and Judith Lowe. His Practitioner certification is co-signed by Dr John Grinder, the Co-Developer of NLP.

Prior to qualifying in these areas, he worked to empower people through housing support work for the homeless, managing a team of staff for an inner city youth project, and co-pastoring two churches which he helped to begin in team with others in addition to exploring various expressions of church meeting in the home. Richard is passionate about the subjects of ‘Empowerment’, ‘Workplace Culture’ and ‘Life Purpose Fulfilment.

Richard’s additional qualifications include gaining an Honours Degree in Theology, Pastoral Studies diploma for Ministerial Church ordination, and a PGCE in secondary school RE teaching.

*‘Coaching & Mentoring International’ is now part of The Coaching Academy 

Catherine has worked as a life coach since 2009. She has achieved a distinction in her coaching diploma studies with The Coaching Academy.  She coaches, presents, creates and applies tools in the field of self development & culture change. Catherine has facilitated for clients primarily in the Further Education sector, and the NHS and more latterly in the Care Home sector.  

Her coaching with individual clients has included topics of career change, business growth and the desire to explore life purpose and direction.  She is passionate about empowering others to achieve their full potential as individuals and team players.

Previously she worked in the field of Education and Development for twenty years and has facilitated many new developments within the NHS and educational settings, which have added value to existing organisations.  

Catherine spearheaded, project managed and managed new programmes in further and higher education, working in recent years with the Bradford and Airedale Teaching Primary Care Trust to embed national clinical and service improvement programmes at postgraduate level, for GPs and nurses with a special interest.

In addition to her honours degree in Drama and French, and her PGCE qualification as a Drama and English teacher, Catherine has completed line management studies through the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), and continues to be engaged in further professional development

in coaching studies through The Coaching Academy, and is a member of the Academy for Professional Coaching.

Catherine has worked in partnership with her husband to pioneer several churches.  She is a mother of two fabulous children and as a published creative author, enjoys script writing.   

Qualified Secondary School Teachers



Debbie Hancock - Quality Officer, Worcester University.

I would definitely recommend coaching with Catherine as a way of finding your own answers and solutions to real issues by positive reflection and exploration. Catherine was very good at facilitating this process for me.  

Kate McKay  - Lecturer, Trainer and Service Improvement consultant, Darlington.

Cathy has been instrumental in her support to both me and the course I teach. She is always thinking about new ways to improve teaching and how to move forwards in today's climate to meet student's and tutor's needs. She is dedicated and tenacious in the work she does.

Professor P L. Bradshaw: Health Care Policy University of Huddersfield  &  External Examiner for  the NHS National Management Training Scheme.

(Richard’s) book is a very useful addition to the teaching armoury for those involved in leadership & management training & an excellent work for its application & relevance as a tool for self development. As someone who is involved in teaching managers, I see this as a breath of fresh air that I would commend to all of them most strongly.  

Practice Manager Leeds.

The event was varied, informative and thought provoking.  An afternoon well spent.

Barbara Clarkson BSc, MA, PTSTA, Psychotherapist, Trainer and Supervisor

Richard’s book ‘The 5 Senses of Self’ is a clear and engaging self help manual for discovering and using human potential in personal, work and social life - set within the context of his coherent model of self development. Psychotherapists who want to extend their clinical toolbox, particularly within the positive psychology framework.