Arlene is an experienced and accomplished Director with over 15 years’ experience leading complex health and social care service operations from inception to successful conclusion. She has demonstrable expertise in building, mentoring and coaching top performing teams.
Before founding Roots & Wings Social Care, Arlene was Managing Director for a residential childcare company that supported children and young people affected by trauma, abuse and neglect. She was responsible for 18 residential children’s homes and two schools across Scotland. Prior to this, Arlene worked for 10 years for one of Scotland’s leading social care charities, predominantly in children, young people and families services.
Her health and social care career began in Northern Ireland where Arlene was a Care Assistant working in residential care and hospitals, including psychiatric hospitals. She moved to Scotland in 2001 to study Psychology and gained a BsC in Psychology and an MsC in Forensic Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University.
Arlene has completed a Life Coaching Diploma and a Diploma in Cross Professional Supervision with the Institute of Pastoral Supervision and Reflective Practice.
Arlene lives in Glasgow with her husband Euan and their two young children.
Arlene is registered with the British Psychological Society and adheres to the International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics and Regulatory Standards. Career Coach / Online Coach / One to one Coaching.
Heather is an experienced and passionate Teacher with 14 years’ experience within the mainstream and severe and complex needs sectors. She has worked alongside management to develop School Improvement Priorities / plans and has led on a variety of different projects and curricular areas during this time. She is passionate about the development of literacy in young people and has played a pivotal role in developing literacy programmes, for a variety of different year groups and needs. Heather has experience and interest in AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) and creating Total Communication environments.
She has rediscovered the benefits of coaching in her professional and personal life and is using the coaching model through her work in education and outwith to help others unlock their potential and take control of their life choices. Heather is focused on bringing about positive change in the lives of anyone she works with and this is reflective in her Coaching and Supervision styles.
Before beginning her career in Teaching, Heather studied for a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies, majoring in Psychology, at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her interest in Psychology and Education was further enhanced following her fourth-year research project, which was based on Conductive Education. The abstract for this research was published in the British Psychological Society Abstract Papers.
Heather then went on to achieve a PGDE Certificate in Primary Teaching, with a Merit in Teaching. Heather has successfully completed a Diploma in Life Coaching and is undertaking a Mindfulness Diploma too. Heather has also completed a Certificate in Essential Supervision Skills in Clinical Supervision, which is approved by the British Psychological Society.
Heather adheres to the International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics and Regulatory Standards. Career Coach/Online Coach/One to one Coaching.
A message from Heather.....
'I am Heather, a transformational and committed Coach, ready to work with you to bring about positive changes in your life. I am here to encourage and empower you to meet life's challenges head on, supporting you to work towards your life goals, ultimately helping you to find your happy route in life. I am here to support you to build your confidence, tackle career changes or difficulties, or anything else that is leaving you feeling burnt out and a bit 'stuck' in life - we all go through these moments in life and with the correct tools and support we can navigate through these challenges. I am first of all a Mum to two beautiful boys and a new puppy! I am a Wife, Daughter, Sister, Auntie, God Mother, the list goes on, life is busy and full but I understand the pressure and juggling act that life can become! I am a Teacher with 14 years experience, which I love. I have worked within the mainstream sector, as well as severe and complex needs sector. I started out studying for an Honours Degree in Social Studies, majoring in Psychology. My biggest passion is helping people from all walks of life to live their fullest and best life. I look forward to working alongside you on your next journey'.
I first heard the phrase ‘Roots & Wings’ in relation to parenting and how parents want their children to have roots to cling to and wings to fly.
Most of us are still striving to find our roots and our wings and discovering them is part of the ongoing journey of life.
We all have our roots – what’s really going on underneath the surface, our health and wellbeing and how we’re really feeling and living. To flourish, we need healthy and stable roots as our foundation.
Transformational coaching gives your roots a health check and works out what needs attention and focus so that you can move forward, make changes and achieve your goals. Wings and flying is what happens when you are living the dream you had for your life!
I have direct experience of stress and burnout and I know first-hand the demands of juggling family life and a career. I’m keen to use my own work and life experiences and knowledge to empower and support others on their transformational journeys.
Start your transformational journey today. Let’s work together to transform your dreams into your reality.
To empower others to thrive and beat workplace burnout by coaching with compassion and integrity.
To empower any person or business who wants to beat workplace
burnout. By offering tailored coaching support, delivered with compassion
and integrity, I support individuals, teams, and organizations to achieve a
healthy work-life balance, feel fulfilled and realise their full personal and professional value.
A world without workplace trauma or burnout, where people are empowered to lead balanced and fulfilled lives and their personal and professional value is fully realised.