Corrina Gordon-Barnes

When hiring a coach, I look for two things:

1: Is this person qualified? Do they have the skills, training and experience to support me effectively?

2: Does this person get it? Have they lived through their own version of whatever I’m wanting help with? Have they been there, deep in their own storm, so they can meet me with empathy and compassion?

The testimonials on this website give you a taste of why my clients and colleagues have answered YES to these questions. Let me share a little about where I come from.

I trained with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) back in 2005. I’m a Certified Professional Coactive Coach with 14 years experience supporting clients one-to-one.certified coach

But even prior to this, I trained and worked as a Samaritan, sitting with people who felt hopeless, despairing or overwhelmed. I learnt  impeccable listening skills and humility; each life can be so full of complexities and hurdles.

In 2015, my own family and marriage challenges (including my parents’ divorce and my mum’s cancer diagnosis) led me to a process called The Work; this is a highly effective, structured coaching method. I have served as staff member for the School for the Work both in Germany and the US, supporting others to access this form of inquiry.

I will forever be grateful for being so steeped in this methodology before the death of my son in January 2019. Our precious firstborn baby, Alfie, died during labour; I have been able to navigate the storm of grief and loss because of the process that already lived in me and which I share with others. It’s supported me through two further rounds of IVF and a second pregnancy. 

My coaching practice has taken different directions over the years, from helping teenagers explore their life purpose to helping couples rediscover harmony and cooperation in their long-term relationships. These days, my calling is to those who find themselves right in the midst of life‘s most difficult circumstances. People often say, “ I can tell you stuff I’ve never told anybody.” Consider me your indefatigable ally, there by your side, with all the compassion and tools needed to help you navigate whatever shitty hand life has dealt you. 

I’d love to hear what’s going on for you. Simply fill out the form below and I’ll be in touch to schedule a free initial consultation.

Claire Bradford

Corrina and Sam make up one of the wisest and coolest couples I have the fortune of knowing. Rock solid in their devotion to each other, they are the epitome of what a healthy and happy marriage should look like.

Claire BradfordIndependent Celebrant, Worthing (UK)
Linda Anderson

Your work certainly facilitates some powerful shifts! 

You are a wonderful facilitator with an enormous amount of heart, wisdom and integrity, and an astonishing ability to see clearly the conditioned patterns and limiting beliefs that keep us mesmerised by our stories.

You do this in an incredibly warm, compassionate and non-judgemental way that allows your clients to dive really deep and find the treasures waiting there.

Linda Anderson Essex (UK)