I'm Louise Norris, a coaching psychologist, former headteacher and founder of Volant Coaching.
I'm passionate about helping leaders, teams and individuals to enhance their wellbeing, reduce workload and improve performance.
Having spent seventeen years in teaching with over a decade in senior leadership, including two successful headships, I now support schools, business and individuals to achieve their goals and find a better way of working through coaching.
I'm a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), the Association for Coaching (AC), and The British Psychological Society (BPS). In addition to my BSc. in Psychology and my teaching qualifications (PGCE, PGCert. NPQH), I am a qualified coach (Centre for Coaching) and have led school-based research into the benefits of peer coaching on teacher professional development. Analysis of this research, and of the benefits of peer coaching on teacher well-being and performance, forms the main focus of my MSc. at The University of Oxford.
I offer one-to-one coaching for senior leaders, teachers and other professionals. I work with leadership teams to develop and achieve a shared vision. I can provide training to develop effective, peer-to-peer coaching within your organisations.
My solution-focused coaching style empowers individuals to direct their own learning while supporting whole school or organisation improvement priorities. My approach produces tangible results very quickly, because it leads to changes that come from you and because the support and review structure ensures that momentum is maintained.
While my experience is in the education sector, my coaching skills and leadership expertise are as relevant in business settings and for individual professionals.