About Me and
I’m Jodie. I created Trevnee Coaching to help you make confident lasting changes in your life and career.
My work is about helping you to be a better pilot of your own life.
What you get from a coaching relationship with me is a better understanding of yourself and what you value most, a strategy for changing things so that you get more of what you want and value in your life and work, and support with making the changes you need to.
What makes me a good coach?
My clients make confident changes, knowing that they have the right focus and intentions. They get the support and encouragement of a coach that has experienced a lot of successful change and transition herself.
When you work on your change experience with me you benefit from my compassionate coaching skills, my direct approach, my abundant experience, and my belief that you can achieve what you want to for a life that you love.
I know that you already have the tools you need to live how you want to.
My work with you will help you to make full use of your you-ness; to adjust unhelpful thinking and behaviours; and to work to improve circumstances and assumptions that hold you back.
Space and Time
Change is exhausting. It takes up a lot of brainpower. It can be scary.
Solving problems and making clear plans will create space and time for you to do the things that you enjoy.
You may have a mass of jumbled thoughts and ideas about change. Coaching will help you focus and get clear.
Effective questions will make you see things in a new light. Taking focused action will get you where you want to be.
Most of what holds you back is self doubt, and is in your head.
Coaching provides a cheerleader, a motivator, helps you to overcome doubt and reach your full potential.
What you'll get from Trevnee coaching
Can I fix it for you?
Coaches fundamentally hold that the coachee (you) has (or can cultivate) the skills and resources required to live the life they love. A coach can't make changes on your behalf, or tell you what is right for you. So, no, I won't fix it for you. But I know that with Trevnee coaching you will find everything you need to fix it for yourself . I will help you to unlock your preferences, values and desires so that you can get more of what you want in your life.
My Professional Story
I have had a couple of career changes, so when it comes to planned change, I have some solid experience.
I worked in theatre for almost 15 years.
I did a PhD in political theory on Justice and Responsibility for 4 years.
I taught undergraduate for 5.
I've freelanced, had a senior leadership role, and have been a self employed coach.
My boyfriend jokes that I have worked everywhere in the Northwest of England, which is not quite true, but I freelanced for quite a while, and I was very busy, so I have worked with lots of different organisations. Just not ALL of them.
I've been an accredited coach since 2008 and have used coaching extensively in every job since but I set up Trevnee as a full time coach in early 2020.
I am in a great position to help you with your own goals because I have made a lot of the changes that you want to make.
I have tonnes of experience of different working paradigms, and of different kinds of companies and employers.
Here are some of my favourite traits: dependable, diligent, enthusiastic, knowledgable, open-minded, preceptive, supportive.
My favourite skills: analyzing, problem solving, systematising developing rapport, empathising, listening.
My favourite experiences: teaching, facilitating, managing change, directing (as in the creative theatre kind), researching, coaching (obvs).
The name Trevnee is from the Welsh "Trefnu" meaning organise. I didn't think that non-Welsh speakers would get the pronunciation, so I made a modification. To my fellow Welsh-speakers: sorry, and I hope that you feel the nod to home.
Until fairly recently I was doing a Phd and teaching political philosophy. I confess that I hide in the corner at conferences, but put me in front of a room presenting, teaching, facilitating, or in a one to one situation with someone that needs to be heard and understood, and I thrive.
When I first qualified as a coach in 2008 I was scared of being visible and putting myself out there. In recent years I've had to face some big life things, like my step-daughter taking her own life, and my husband and partner of 23 years leaving, and losing two pregnancies. I've had to make enormous changes in my life. For me these were amongst the very worst things that could happen. And I was ok. Sad, a little broken, but ok. I realised that not only do I have great coaching skills, I have life experiences that mean that I fully understand what it means to face mammoth change and make something good from it.
One of the things that I found with life changes is that they can be very lonely. It is hard to find communities of people that can fully empathise or understand your situation. That's what I love about coaching. The coach role is to be there for you, to understand your unique situation and help you to take charge of change.
I wouldn't be so trite as to say that all experiences create opportunities for growth because that's horribly reductive. But I do think that there are ways in which you can harness them to make changes to your life that you may not have thought possible.