Meet Hannah

Experience and qualifications

Hannah Mather PhD, FRSA

ICF and EMCC Accredited Career, Leadership, and Team Coach. PhD in Theology and Mental Health Trained. Based on the Black Isle, Scotland.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I am a professionally trained and accredited career, leadership and team coach with experience working alongside senior leadership, middle managers, and those already established in their early career. I live on the Black Isle, Scotland, and am committed to investing in Scotland, its land, and its wonderful people.

What you might expect from me: Considered, compassionate, and person-centred in style, with a focus on context, long-term strategy, and creative vision. I try to always work with my clients in ways they ask for and need.

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.).

Returned to full-time study ten years into career to pursue learning to PhD level. Sacrificed short-term career gain believing that this was the better long-term plan. Gained perseverance, resilience, and ability to reflect and evaluate at a highly trained relational and integrative level.

Trained skills & achievements: Team coach trained in "complex adaptive systems." PhD in theology (interpretation). Counselling and mental health awareness training. Published award-winning author (a peer-recognised award for The Interpreting Spirit, the book version of my PhD).

Interests: Keen half marathon runner (I love the Hebridean ones especially). Passionate about doing my bit to build community in my local area.

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

Credentials and associations:

Associate Certified Coach (ACC) 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 and the EMCC
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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