Director Lifeflowbalance Coaching and Consulting Ltd
Charmaine Roche is Director of Lifeflowbalance Coaching and Consulting Ltd and an Association for Coaching Accredited Executive Coach, Coach and Leadership Supervisor, PhD researcher at Leeds Beckett university and a podcaster.
As a researcher, writer and podcaster, Charmaine contributes thought leadership in the field of executive coaching with her focus on the ethics of coaching for social change in oppressive contexts. She is currently engaged in a groundbreaking global research project exploring the views of Black, Indigenous and other coaches of colour about what the world of coaching needs to do to take an anti-racist approach. The global research is being supported by colleagues from a number of universities, including Jonathon Passmore (Henley Business School, UK), Mel Smith (Case Western, USA) and Patricia Bosson (Massey, New Zealand) as well as by the African Executive Coaching Council. The wider research project also includes the coaching professional bodies, coach training providers and suppliers of coaching.
She is founder of the global community of practice The Philosopher’s Stone Collective, launched last year, designed to create a social justice eco-system of helping professionals exploring social justice and decoloniality across a wide field of human development practice.
Charmaine coaches and supervises internationally across a number of sectors; private, non-profit and charity, including education where she is experienced at senior leadership, board and trustee level having enjoyed a 29-year career as an educator and advisor before becoming an executive coach. She is an Associate Consultant and Advisory Board member of CollectivEd at Leeds Beckett University.