Barbara Bates, Health & Wellbeing (H&W) Coach

BA (Hons) English Language & Literature, with Latin, Greek & Linguistic Studies, RN (retired), MInstLM, AMAC, Level 7 ILM Exec Coach & Mentor, Cert NLP, Hypnotherapy & Timeline™ Practitioner, Associate Member of the RCN, Member of The Institute of Leadership & Management, plus Assoc for Coaching

Barbara Bates joined Synergy Global in 2020, as part of our Health & Wellbeing (H&W) Team.
Qualified to degree level, with a nursing background & 30yrs in the field of Health & Social Care (HSC), she uses all this experience in continuing to quality assure, assess and deliver vocational qualifications & apprenticeships. This includes Health & Social Care, Management, Team Leading, Customer Service, Business Admin, & Operational Delivery.

Barbara works with a number of different UK Assessment Centres & Awarding Organisations. She is familiar with several e-portfolio systems, especially One File. She is also involved in the delivery & assessment of the new Assessor Coach & related apprenticeships.

She specialises in coaching professional people under pressure, mainly in the areas below & including vocational assessors. She is an active member of Reciprocoach, the professional peer coaching network with a particular interest in their current theme of Climate Coaching.

Barbara has a wide life experience, enormous curiosity, a good sense of humour & a compassionate, & solution-focussed approach to her work & life.

What’s really important to Barbara is to be making a difference to people & to be doing something that she is proud of – which makes her a great fit for Synergy Global, where our Values-based vision is:
leveraging wisdom to make the world a better place.

Notable achievements include being mother to 3 children 
blackQuality Assurance in work based learning, developing Moodle for learners across the HSC area mentioned above 
blackOver 300hrs of Coaching, including supporting a GP Practice Manager & many other professionals 
blackThree HSC writing commissions completed; also, with an active website social media presence 

Her expertise & key interests focus around these 5 themes: 
blackEffectiveness Consulting: Especially in the field of Health & Wellbeing – using Skype/Zoom for virtual support
blackChange Facilitation: Particularly with Middle Managers & Customer Service Teams 
blackExecutive Coaching: Behavioural Change; Developing High Performing (often Virtual) Teams 
blackCommunications & Conflict Resolution: Using Clean LanguageCompassion & Mindfulness 
blackHealth & Wellbeing Coaching: Resilience with interests in Spirituality, Psychology & Neuroscience 

When not working she enjoys her family, naturelistening to classical music, singing in an orthodox church choir. 

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