A shared vision is not an idea - it is rather a force in people's hearts and minds.

At it's simplest level, a shared vision is the answer to the question

'What do we want to create?'

How Shared Inspiration builds and maintains effective relationships  

Shared Inspiration is experienced in building and maintaining relationships with individuals and teams through:

  • An initial introductory meeting 

  • Needs Analysis – establishing your context and starting points 

  • Contracting –agreeing terms of reference 

  • Confidentiality 

  • Rapport –active listening, positive body language and effective questioning 

  • A variety of inspiring tools and techniques 

  • Personalising coaching/supervision/training to meet your individual needs 

  • Bringing the Shared Inspiration core values – inclusion, equality and diversity  

  • Regular reviews of the coaching/ supervision/training and adjustments



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Joan is qualified and experienced in coaching individuals and Senior Leaders in Business, Education, Health, Social Care and Charitable organisations. She has high-level coaching skills. 

Her coaching is underpinned by a breadth and depth of skills, knowledge and experience in Education, Business and Charity roles including Joan Haines Coaching and Consultancy, Achievement Coach (Achievement for All), School Improvement Consultant, Ofsted Inspector, Strategic Leader Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, Head of Sensory Services, Teacher, Coach, Trainer, Mentor and Supervisor. 

Joan is gifted and intuitive in coaching, supervision and training – she is a qualified International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA) Master Practitioner and Trainer in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and a qualified Multi-braining Integration Techniques Coach ( mBIT). She has an MA in Leadership and Management and National Professional Qualification for Headship. This means that she brings a wide range of skills and experiences to provide a supportive framework for coaching, supervision and training – helping people through empowering them, developing further creativity, positivity and finding ways forward to achieve their dreams and desired outcomes. 

Joan works impactfully and sensitively with individuals and teams enabling them to thrive, flourish and relate even better together, making sure everyone enjoys the journey.



Jacci is an International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA) Master Practitioner and Trainer with almost 30 years of Retail Banking experience.  This means that she has a solid background of working in a corporate leadership environment and knows what it is like to be in a fast paced, budget and time constrained leadership role.  Her coaching career began as she led a mortgage sales team in a contact centre. Supported by her NLP training Jacci soon acquired a reputation for bringing out the best in her team and coaching for success.

As an independent coach since 2012 Jacci specialises in career development, confidence and interview coaching as well as Financial Management. Her flexible and down to earth approach means that she can quickly create a useful relationship with her clients, where they not only get help to make changes in their life, but to also learn how to help themselves going forward.


Patrick is an International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA) Master Practitioner with 15 years of experience as a leader in the Utilities industry. Patrick skilfully and effectively provides life-changing coaching for individuals, including those wishing to start up in business.


He has a special gift for supporting families and is currently providing regular coaching to enhance the life experience of young people and parents/carers. Patrick has a gift and a passion for coaching. He is very creative and this means that he is highly skilled in helping people to find solutions and ways forward.


He is always positive- thinking and sees opportunities for others to empower them and help them to make desired changes in their lives. He is a skilled practitioner of Mindfulness meditation and readily shares these skills, to assist others in being more fully ‘in the moment’. Patrick’s coaching enables people to understand their strengths, further develop their confidence and gain clarity about actions and life-directions. 



Lou is an Executive Coach and Master Practitioner of NLP; she is a full professional member of the Association of Coaching as well as The Association of NLP and with over 25 years’ experience within Retail Banking, Lou fully understands the challenges of working in a corporate leadership environment. 


Her coaching career began when she led a branch network team, it continued to underpin her success in Branch Management and Learning and Development to coaching Senior Leaders when she was National Training Manager for Mortgages.  Coupled with her significant experience of providing Leadership and Performance Coaching training, Lou has always been able to empower her teams to excel by focusing on the art of the possible.


As an independent coach since 2015, Lou has added Clinical Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness Coaching to her offering.  She now specializes in helping clients develop resilience and a positive mindset, equipping them with strategies to make long-term, sustainable changes within their lives.
Lou is known for her pragmatic, no-nonsense approach combined with a healthy dose of humour and a passion to help others thrive.



Karen is an International NLP Trainers Association Practitioner and a qualified Life Coach through the Coaching Academy with over 20 years of coaching experience. Her career boasts over 30 years as a manager in High Street Retail and in contact centre environments in the Retail Banking sector.

Karen fully understands the pressures of working in a fast paced, ever changing world and the necessity of making time for yourself and being a perpetual learner. She also recognises the need to be resilient in both home and work. 

She fully believes in the transformative power of coaching to help individuals reach their goals, review their priorities and perform at their best in body, mind and spirit.

She is passionate about the power of healthy eating and happy to support individuals to adopt positive habit and behaviour changes.  Karen is recognised for being a great listener, warm, friendly and calm individual, with a good record of helping others discover and achieve their
goals, whatever they may be.






Joan worked with three Senior Leadership Teams within the Interaction, Communication Academy Trust (ICAT) providing one to one coaching and ‘High Performing Teams’ training for Senior Leaders.

‘Joan provided excellent training using a range of activities and strategies which engaged the diverse team and supported them to reflect and challenged them to develop their understanding. Joan’s approach is facilitative and empowering and this was particularly effective in supporting the team to manage a period of significant change over the last 3 years in the school’  


Principal, High Park School, Bradford 



Jacci worked with KPMG on a change project called ‘Know Your Customer’. 

‘Following on from the announcement of major change within the business, I knew that myself and my colleagues would require support in working through the change and understanding how we would support our teams and the rest of the business through some challenging times.

Jacci ensured that the key stake-holders were engaged and on-board, the training, tools and support were effective, flexible and had a holistic approach.


A lot of the team were nervous about embarking on the project but with Jacci’s help, providing individual coaching and group support for the leadership team, we were able to manage the changes smoothly and to plan as well as also identifying further development points which would benefit both the team and the business.’


People Support Assistant Manager, KPMG  



Patrick worked with this person to support them in starting up their own business.

‘Patrick has given me some amazing tools to shape and really consider rounded, best in-class decisions. I wanted to set up my own business and had some good but loose plans. Through his amazing skills and the toolkit he has helped me to look at and shape my plan in a holistic way that considered multiple dimensions, impacts and allowed me to shape my plan to maximise the positive benefits for me, my family, my work-life balance, my customers and the success of my business. His calm and inquisitive nature meant I could be just open, honest and challenge myself more than I would have done on my own’