Workshop facilitators

Geoff Ashton is the current Coaching York community lead. He is director of C21coaching, and has extensive experiencing of partnership and co-production between the public sector and a wide range of public sector stakeholders. See Geoff’s website for further information.

David Britten currently teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring at York St John University. He was for many years a trustee of York Mind, and is currently involved with Coaching York, a voluntary organisation which seeks to increase awareness of and access to coaching in the York area. See David’s University page for further details.

Nigel Burchell  is the Workforce Development Unit (WDU) Manager at City of York Council. See the WDU website for further details.

Bernadette Cass is the founder of Heworth Associates. Bernadette is inspired by working with those who want to perform at their best. She supports and challenges people and organisations to find their own solutions and achieve their objectives, creating change for themselves and others. See Bernadette’s website for further details.

Martin Farran is Corporate Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care at City of York Council. See Martin’s page for further details.

Professor Bob Garvey is also the keynote speaker for this event, details on this and Professor Bob Garvey see keynote speaker page.

Peter Lumley is the principal of Realising Change. A Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD),  a Member of the Association for Coaching (AfC), and an Associate of Partners in Training (PinT). See Peter’s website for further details.

Steve Page led the first Coaching York community coaching programme. He is a coach, therapist, supervisor, trainer and author with 18 years experience of developing and leading student support services in two of Yorkshire’s Universities. See Steve’s website for further information.

Judith Wardell is co-founder of Kingswood Age Confident; a consultancy and training business that enables organisations to become capable and confident in both managing an age diverse workforce and engaging older consumers. See Judith’s website for further information.