Coach Training For Leaders and Clinicians


Everyone needs a damn good listening to.

Hello, I’m Angela Watson

I work from my home in Hampshire, UK, offering coaching, teaching, education, speaking, and consulting services online.


Start here with the 3 hour virtual Coaching Beyond The Toolkit Masterclass.

Experience of a new way of thinking about coaching to help you go beyond the use of tools and techniques, towards a creative, approach that will increase your grounding and impact as a coach in any field.

Book a call to find out more.

Are you limited by your coaching?

Most new coaches love to learn tools, models and techniques to help structure their coaching when they’re first starting out and finding their feet. It was the same for me.

But there comes a time when a more ‘hands free’, intuitive, deeper approach makes more sense.

And this is usually accompanied by lots of preoccupied, overthinking.

You’ll probably be suffering from concerns around some of the following…

  • should I be coaching like this?
  • am I doing it right?
  • feeling like a fraud for not following a set process
  • afraid you’re breaking the rules
  • worried you’re not adding enough value
  • over-analysing and judging yourself after the session
  • feeling frustrated about going off piste and not following the process.
  • not knowing what questions you should be asking
  • ‘am I good enough’ thoughts.

But most importantly…

You notice you’re not present.

We all get caught up in our heads now and then

…coaches are human afterall.

But if that is getting in the way of you being present and is starting to restrict your flow and fun, please know it doesn’t have to be this way.

Imagine what you could do if you could stop getting caught up in your head and have more impact.

What opportunties would you say ‘yes’ to that you’re used to saying ‘no’ to?

How would it feel to experience more flow and fun in your coaching conversations?

Not by bringing someone else’s style to the session, but by bringing your own unique style that’s liberating both for you and for your clients.

There is a way to experience the freedom that comes when your thoughts settle and your mind is quiet, and it’s simpler than you think.

Liberate yourself from the inside/out

Since 2018 I’ve been exploring a new way of thinking about coaching (and life) from the inside/out.

It works on the basis that resilience, wellbeing, peace of mind, clarity, creativity, joy, and other positive attributes are pre-exisiting, innate capacities that we are all born with, rather than things to be achieved or fixed. Which makes the need for techniques irrelevant.

Most coach training is additive, giving theories, scripts, tools, and techniques to remember, practice, and apply.

Coaching from the inside out is subtractive.

As you get a deeper understanding of the principles that underpin the true nature of the human experience, and how the mind works, it has a subtractive effect, taking things off your mind, and giving you less to think about.

The Result?

As a result, you’re free to allow your client’s problems and the solutions to emerge in whatever way they will, without applying any techniques or processes at all.

Your coaching will no longer be limited by the way you’re feeling, and you’re free to show up as ‘normal’, confident and impactful YOU – not only with your clients, but with your family, your kids, and the dog, too.

That’s why I created Coaching Beyond The Toolkit

Detox For The Mind is for sharing

my insights with you.

I don’t spend my time creating content for video’s or podcasts. I prefer to share short, insight led, blog posts all of which point to the fundamental understanding that changed everything for me.


Of The Earth

Can you imagine, walking in Nature, and suddenly having a massive insight about how nature, animals, and ourselves are all connected? Experiencing a feeling

There’s Nothing To Do…

There’s nothing to do…I know…that’s a kind of strange thing to say, especially as most people have a lot to do at this time of year…

The Diamond, The Horse Sh*t, and The Nail Varnish

Despite all my years training leaders, clinicians, and coaches, I still get nervous just before I start a new workshop or training programme. And it’s even more nerve racking when I’m sharing stuff I’m passionate about with people I already know. But I know that the more I show up honestly and fully, the more I enjoy it.

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I’m Angela Watson

I’ve been described as an impactful coach and speaker, with the powerful and rare talent of humour, equally able to move from profound insight to a place of lightness and fun to really land a message. I’m passionate about coaching, and love helping coaches gain the confidence to go beyond the coaching tools and techniques we all learned in coaching school, to a more improvised, real time, emergent approach.

In addition to working with a handful of coaching clients each year, and leading selected in-house coaching programmes, I run invitation only professional development events for coaches, trainers, and people who help others. I also accept referrals.

I’ve been coaching for 14 years and training coaches for 10 years as a Principal Trainer with one of the world’s leading providers of accredited executive coach training. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege and joy of training and developing thousands of executive and leadership coaches. I worked with many wonderful people in some beautiful places. Then in 2018 I shifted my focus to a new way of thinking about health, well-being, and coaching, from the inside-out. I’ve now stepped back from leading traditional, coach training courses, to explore ‘what next’ in my own coaching journey.

Prior to starting my own business in 2007, I led complex clinical services and high profile change programmes in the NHS for 17 years. I live in the UK and when I’m not coaching, training, or speaking, I love walking in nature, creating smoothies, and hanging out with my dogs, Jasper and Berty.

What People Are Saying

“Angela’s personal style, her wisdom, kindness, and humour and natural ability to connect with me, made the whole learning experience so enjoyable. I am privileged to have been trained by Angela who is truly an expert in her field.”

Clare G. Learning & Development Lead

“Angela is one of the most talented trainers I’ve ever worked alongside. She has an instinct for what is needed for growth and will use a stunning imagination and well honed knowledge to create the opportunity for it. Intuitive, caring, considerate, flexible, and fun. In her work and in her life she dreams, envisions, and makes it happen.”

Sue W. Coach, Supervisor, Trainer

“Angela is wise, experienced and inspirational. She not only teaches her craft meticulously but provokes her students to exceed their personal boundaries, think for themselves, and go beyond, to gain deeper insights, broader horizons, and greater self-awareness. Angela has opened my eyes to possibilities way beyond my ken.”

Alastair B. CIO. IT Director

“I was fortunate enough to spend four days with Angela earlier this month as part of a group of 12 NHS employees learning to be coaches. I was very impressed with Angela’s depth of knowledge as a coach, and also by the way she delivered the training course. She was able to adjust her pace to the needs of the group and I felt like we had a course that was tailored to us. I was amazed by the amount of content that we had covered by the end of four days and by the amount of confidence that we had gained as coaches. I would definitely recommend anybody who is interested in learning to be a coach to work with Angela.”

Tom L. Consultant Clinical Scientist

“Angela exudes warmth. In everything she does you can see how much she cares about people, and how committed she is to seeing them learn and reach their potential. When you’re in a room with Angela, you feel invincible – like you can achieve everything you want to and more! Angela has a wealth of coaching knowledge and experience and this is evident in the clarity and depth with which she covers course content. She is open and giving with stories and insights from her own experience and this really enriches the learning experience. By sharing her vulnerability, she allows you to go deeper – to have those moments of insight you wouldn’t otherwise have had. I am totally inspired by Angela’s approach to coaching and life. As a result of this experience I am a better person and a better coach and for that I’m truly grateful.”

Meg A. Researcher in Psycholgical Science

“A belief in excellence, a belief that anything is possible if you really want it sums up my experience of the training programme delivered by the hugely talented Angela Watson. Her belief that people really do have all the resources they need to enable greatness to flourish, was a constant source of energy and positivity to me, throughout the whole experience. For me it was an inspiring journey of discovery learning more about being me, and being me with others. It was a hugely insightful experience.”

Marion S. Executive Coach

Angela Watson Coaching

Based in Hampshire, UK

Contact Details: Call: 0791 7701691