About Become

Our focus is in delivering transformational learning experiences to support your continuous professional and personal development. 

We do so through a range of ways including our unique ICF Coach Training programmes. We also offer leadership & management workshops to organisations, 1:1 coaching and mentoring.

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Our passion is in helping people develop themselves, find their purpose and heighten the way they communicate with others. To do so we provide ICF Accredited Coach Training programmes, Leadership & Management Development workshops, and 1:1 Coaching & Mentoring.

Right from the start in 2014 the majority of our programmes are delivered virtually we have worked with individuals and organisations globally, supporting people and teams flourish.

 

Our coach training programmes are  considered second to none. We focus on the individual; challenging our coach trainees to reflect and transform themselves as a first step in helping others. On top of that we provide support far beyond the end of the certification through alumni groups and our coaching community.

It is through this range of professional programmes and friendly support that we deliver thought-provoking and engaging learning experiences that truly promote behavioural change.

 
  • 1:1 Coaching to help individuals make the most of periods of transitions, career change, overcoming limiting beliefs and enhancing their self-confidence.
 
  • ICF Mentoring supporting individuals with their credentials renewals.
 
  • 1:1 Mentoring focusing on Management & Leadership skills supporting a unique and entirely tailored development programme.
  • Through our Leadership Development Programme aimed at upskilling new managers and leaders. The programme focuses on building both skills and behaviours that are crucial for high performance work.
 
 
  • Coaching staff at all levels. We have supported organisations building a learning and coaching culture through a number of change initiatives.
 
  • Consultancy services where we act as your L&D Business Partner supporting your talent and L&D initiatives.

founder // pcc coach // ICF Course leader

Joseph grech

  • Masters in Learning & Development
  • Bachelors with Honours in Psychology
  • ICF Advanced Diploma in Professional Coaching Practice
  • Certificate in Coaching Psychology
  • Certificate in Stress Management
  • Certificate in Performance Coaching
  • Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Ability & Personality Psychometrics, including MBTI and 16PF
  • Accredited Professional Coach by the ICF (PCC)
  • Chartered Fellow of the CIPD (FCIPD)
  • Principal Practitioner (Association for Business Psychology)
  • Graduate Member MBPsS (British Psychological Society)
  • 2020: Coaching in Focus Podcast Host
  • 2018: Should we get to the root of the problem? Article for the ICF
  • 2018: Exploring the Client’s view of the world to uncover true meaning. Article for the ICF
  • 2018: Examining Coaching Methodologies in the Workplace. Article for the ICF.
  • 2016: Social Learning Case Study in ‘Learning & Development Practice in the Workplace. CIPD Textbook.
  • 2015: Speaker at the CIPD Learning Technologies Conference: Delivering L&D Qualifications Digitally
  • 2011: Speaker at the Annual CIPD Conference: Delivering Qualifications Internationally.

I’m Joseph, founder of Become. Thank you for taking a bit of your time to learn more about us. We have grown from a small training consultancy providing L&D services to a range of organisations to a Coach Training School and provider of Leadership programmes.

Our expertise as an organisation lies in partnering with people; whether it’s with individuals completing our ICF Coach Training Programmes or organisations as a reliable training provider.

Over the last 20 years I have worked in a range of roles globally supporting people make confident and positive changes in their lives. I’m passionate about people finding their purpose. Throughout my career, similar to a lot of my 1:1 clients, I have experienced what it means to step outside of my comfort zone and feel that nervousness and trepidation as I advanced in a number of increasingly senior roles. 

I’ve learnt from it and now my expertise lies in supporting and challenging people to notice what might be getting in their way. Within this safe space my clients work towards a heightened understanding of who they are, their values and what they want to invest energy in within their life.

As an accredited PCC Coach I am experienced using a wide range of different frameworks and I believe flexibility is key to coaching. A ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach can be limiting in coaching relationships and can end up devaluing the individual for the sake of following a model. As a coaching psychologist what is fundamental to my practice is a core, humanistic belief in people and I’m a firm believer of strengths-based approaches. Apart from these I also utilise acceptance-commitment and cognitive behavioural frameworks to enable long term change in individuals. 

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About
our Team

We have some great people on our team who are absolutely brilliant and are so passionate about our work. Meet our fellow great coaches, trainers and mentors.

Maude Burger-Smith

Coach // Trainer // Mentor

Maude is a burnout coach supports hard working women end the cycle of emotional exhaustion and burnout through somatic coaching. 

Her expertise is working with our bodies as well as our mind and specialises in long term change. She is ICF trained and has over 1000 hours of specialised training in sex, love and relationships coaching.

You can find out more about Maude on CoachingwithMaude.com

Steven McCormick

Coach // Trainer // Mentor

Steven McCormick is an ICF-Trained Coach, L&D expert and founder of New Road Coaching

He provides an integrative online coaching service offering fully personalised programmes that support people reach their chosen outcomes, whatever they might be.

Steven also has worked with clients both on a 1-1 and a group basis supporting facilitative L&D activities and running coach training events.

Sadia Ghazanfar // ACC

Mentor

Sadia is a Mindset Coach, L&D Professional and founder of Slay Your Dragons. Through her consultancy she provides 1-1 Coaching and Group Training.

Her focus is in supporting people and organisations enhance performance and improve wellbeing by building their mental fitness.

Sadia  helps women re-evaluate their strengths, values and skills to create a life and career they love. She is an ICF Accredited ACC Coach and supports us with the delivery of our coaching programmes.

Agata Galland

Client Support // Mentor

Ags is a certified Health Coach and a trained ICF Coach. She is the founder of eatandbloom.com and provides a holistic and wellness coaching service. 

She mainly works with women, and her intention is to inspire and motivate people to make better food and life choices, enjoy real self care that suits them and build self-awareness.

Ags is also key to the successful delivery of our coaching and training programmes. She plays an active part in generating and curating learning and social content. 

Sharon Halliday

Mentor

Sharon is an ICF Trained Coach and a brilliant facilitator. 

She has global experience in delivering training and coaching to a wide range of organisations. Sharon has worked as an HR specialist; head-hunter and HR Director from a career based in financial services, manufacturing and the recruitment industry.

She has also partnered with Become in running leadership and management development programme. You can find out more about Sharon at peopleanddesign.com

Maureen Egbe

Mentor

Maureen is a Digital Confidence Coach and Trainer. 

She works 1-1 and in group settings to support people develop their confidence, particularly when using digital tools. 

She has a wealth of experience supporting individuals at all levels from new joiners to executives. Find out more about Maureen on her site maureenegbe.co.uk 

Dez Veares

Mentor

Dez is a Leadership Development Professional and Executive Coach with over 2000 hours of 1-1 coaching.

He has built up his experience working for a variety of organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

In his coaching work he supports leaders, managers and teams transform their working environments and leadership capabilities, empowering them to thrive within the changing backdrop of business in the 2020s.

Feel free to contact Dez on dez@evolveuk.net 

Marie Paterson

Mentor

Marie is the founder of Marie Paterson Wellbeing and one of our mentors.

She has a background in teaching and also has an ICF Qualification. As a facilitator she is passionate about supporting people to develop themselves and to live their calmest, happiest, healthiest life.

Marie has also experience in delivering leadership development programmes and supporting people during times of change, particularly in managing and resolving conflicts.

Richard Clements

Mentor

Richard Clements is a professional employability skills, career and interview coach. He is also the founder of his business Clear Cut Selection clearcutselection.com.

Richard works full time as an interview, career and workplace performance coach. He has a superb track record of empowering candidates to get the job they really want through performance-enhancing interview skills and communication coaching.

Richard is an ICF Trained Coach and a graduate of our Diploma in Integrative Coaching.