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Richard & Catherine Burwell


North Yorkshire


Richard has the tremendous ability to listen with incredible depth and to ask the most insightful questions at just the right moment. The result is a strong growth in my own self awareness with ensuing positive results!  

F. Chapman -  Coach.

I have known Richard as a friend since schooldays. He is the combination of someone who has enormous courage and who approaches life and learning as an exploration. He frequently sees what others do not see and matches his output as a communicator with the skill of careful listening. To realize the adventure of life requires strength and courage. Richard's qualities in this area will rub off on you.

Paul Dowson Senior Lecturer, Personal and Professional Development. Leeds Metropolitan University

I was at a point where I needed a clearer direction in my career.  I wanted to move forward & work out what was stopping me from doing that. Through Richard’s questions I worked out strategies to achieve my goals.  One of the key things was learning to change my perceptions.  We talked about altering behavioural patterns & changing physical & emotional habits & this has proved very successful.  I came away being able to say, “I am succeeding” which was really important to me...I now have a clearer sense of direction & I am encouraged by my own progress. Janet Remedial Massage Therapist

I loved it all! and others will find it invaluable. It will help you to discover your individuality, passions, values, life experiences and skills, and help you to see how these shape you. It will enhance your confidence in your identity and clarify your vocation. C. Walker

Throughout, Richard's manner was encouraging and empowering, helping me to discover for myself the possibilities open to me and allowing me the space to assess them in a fresh way.  As a consequence, I have made some major life decisions much more confid ently and now have a greater confidence in my ability to fulfil the role due to increased self-under standing. I would thoroughly  recommend a course of sessions.

Karen Gray - Barrister and Project Manager.

I found the team time out last week very useful. I thought it was well planned and the structured approach made us focus clearly on outcomes but also gave us opportunities to think creatively.

Belinda Perfitt - Education Programmes Bradford and Airedale tPCT

I got so much out of the workshop thank you, it was excellent! The presentation was clear & relaxed.  The exercises were fun and interactive & the workbook great.  M. Hield. Nurse

Cathy has a very supportive, considerate style of working which makes you feel she’s totally focused on you, & what you want to achieve.   Caroline - Copy Editor

I  appreciated  the style  of questioning which enabled me  to  think  through which issues were important, what  my expectations were & what was the best way to communicate with those involved. I finished the coaching feeling clear in my own mind about how to proceed in a positive manner. Linda Diggle - Nurse

The coaching with Cathy has been highly impactful. She has really supported me to manage my time more effectively. She was responsive and highly supportive of my needs.  

Pauline   Pennington -  Head  of  Academic  Studies  and  Teacher   Education,  Blackpool and The Fylde College.

Richard has a proven track record in coming alongside and genuinely seeking the best for each person. He is tireless and motivated and he possesses a great eye for detail and I have always found him to have the utmost honesty and integrity.  Mr John Sloan BMedSci, BM BS, FRCS, FCEM Consultant in Emergency Medicine Countess of Chester Hospital

Catherine - thanks to your support and enthusiasm...the cardiology diploma has been a huge national  success largely due to your efforts. Dr Ahmet Fuat - GP with special interest (GPwSI), Lecturer on the Postgraduate Diploma, Bradford, and Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Durham

Richard’s new 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.

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

I enjoyed the whole afternoon, and the most value for me today was the group coaching session and the training session. Practice Manager Wakefield

It was good to discuss issues and brainstorm ideas with other practice managers.

Practice Manager

The information was good, and the discussion and peer brainstorming was most valuable.        

Practice Manager Leeds

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

Coming across new ideas was very valuable. I would say to others considering coming to this event to attend. Practice Manager Leeds

The topics were interesting and the goal session was very useful.  I liked the solution focused approach. I would recommend others to come.  Practice Manager

I Just wanted to say thank you so much for today. We all so enjoyed it and feel much more equipped (as you may have experienced at lunchtime!!) Thank you for all your very evident hard work and for putting so much effort into delivering such a professional and tailored package - so appreciated it.   

Fiona Church Elder

There was sooooo much LIFE in everything you shared today.     

Kelly Barnes Revival Group Leaders Harrogate New Life Church

Amazing! This was a very helpful course. The course asked the right questions which I realised we don’t ask ourselves. I now have a clearer picture of what is important to me and I can  use that in my job. Definitely do it! This is a life changing course! S. Davies.

This course has helped me to re assess my values and skills and helped me to think about what I want to do at this stage in my life. It’s reminded me of my God given gifts and talents and how I need to use them. It was a very well thought out programme and I loved the inter active games!  It gives great positive instruction and helps you to understand that your dreams can be fulfilled and that we can live life without fear. I recommend it. C. Webster

If I was still in the corporate work environment I would have found the course invaluable. The exercises help to focus on important issues relating to possible life or work direction changes or to improving your existing situations by understanding yourself better and understanding your career, calling & specific interests.

M. Wright - Retired corporate trainer and director.

The positive self talk really showed me how to ask myself the right questions and how positive questions encourage and inspire. It really highlighted the issues that were important to me & has given me the drive to pursue them and also helped me to see how I can use my natural abilities to do this. This course will give you amazing insight into your natural abilities and how to apply them in areas that concern you or you are passionate about. N. Freeman  

Put your thinking cap on. The course explains why you do what you do and challenges if what you are doing is right for you. D. Winters.