Founder - Carol Carman BA Hons, PGCE, MHFA
I am a mum of 2 young boys, I have resided in Hampshire for the last 10 years. I have worked in the education system across the south of the UK for the last 18 years, 12 years in Secondary and 6 years in Primary and Middle Schools. I believe that students need to be equipped with strategies and insight to be able to cope with the fast-paced world they are growing up in and be able to manage their own wellbeing and emotions to achieve their personal outcomes.
During my time as a teacher, I was a coordinator of a successful academic student mentoring programme in a large outstanding secondary school in Hampshire. I knew whilst coordinating the programme that this was an area of education I wanted to focus on. My shift from student mentor to coaching children and young people came about when I trained as an Academic Student Life Coach through Student Breakthrough and as a Creative Youth Mindfulness and Wellbeing Coach through Confident Hearts, both revolutionised youth coach training programmes.
“I know after experiencing coaching in my work and personal life that this needs to be fully established for all young people in education today. I have suffered from anxiety myself and know how consuming the worrying thoughts can be on an individual personally, on relationships around you and on your working/school life. With hindsight, I wished I had the opportunity to be coached back then, where tools and strategies were used to enable me to come up with my own solutions.”
Carol Carman, Student Insight Coaching Founder