Meet Hannah

Experience and qualifications

Hannah Mather PhD, FRSA, PCC

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I am an experienced and accredited one-to-one and team coach based on the Black Isle, Scotland and I work both remotely and locally. A deep, considered, and caring thinker, I am committed to equipping others in their thinking and empowering them to bring change in their working lives. I spend most of my time coaching senior leaders, middle managers, and young professionals in the private sector but I also greatly value working with peopler in higher education, government, and faith-organisations. 

Areas I coach on include communications effectiveness, strategy and change, value-based leadership, and well-being in working life.

What you might expect from me: Considered, compassionate, and person-centred in style, with a focus on context, long-term strategy, and creative vision. 

Experience & ethos: 20+ years of people, organisational, and community development experience in a range of roles and business sectors including higher education and marketing communications. Sensitive to the concerns typically held by different demographic groups (social, cultural, religious etc.). 

I have navigated career changes twice, with experience in academia as a researcher and lecturer, and in marketing communications and business and people development. My career started as a mental health secretary working in the UK's NHS.

Trained skills & achievements: Team coach trained in "complex adaptive systems." Humanities-trained thinker with a PhD in theology (interpretation). Published and award-winning in this area. Mental health awareness trained

Core values: Insight & Strategy, Community, Human Worth, Integrity.

Credentials and associations:

Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
Accredited Team Coach at Practitioner level (ITCA) with EMCC Global 
Accredited Coach at Practitioner level (EIA) with EMCC Global
Member of the ICF 
Fellow, the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce (the RSA)
Honorary Fellow, Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, University of Birmingham


2022, Practitioner in Team Coaching Practice
Global Team Coaching Institute (complex adaptive systems, 10 months)
2022, Awareness of Mental Health Problems
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate, North East Scotland College
2022, Foundations in Team Coaching Practice
Global Team Coaching Institute (systemic team coaching, 4 months)
2021, Diploma in Professional Coaching Practice
Full Circle Global, Edinburgh (career coaching and wellbeing specialisms, 10 months)

2019, Doctor of Philosophy 
London School of Theology (Middlesex)
Thesis: the role of the Spirit in the interpretation of Scripture though the lens of particular faith/academic community grouping
2014, BA (Hons) Theology 
London School of Theology
First year: theology and counselling joint honours
2000, BA (Hons) History of Art and Design
Manchester Metropolitan University
Dissertation: community and social regeneration in 1960s Manchester


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