Welcome to The Plover Partnership

The Plover Partnership is John and Avril Coleman. We are professional coaches and educators and have been developing people since we first became involved in consultancy in 1985. Our mission is to help people flourish emotionally, mentally, socially, physically and spiritually. We do this by developing deep and, where possible, long-term relationships with our clients, getting to know their backgrounds, personalities, perspectives on life and by helping them establish clear agendas for change and development in their lives.

Our role is to draw out hopes, ambitions and the unspoken needs of clients and help them begin to shape these into new perspectives, strategies, behaviours and skills that will create lives of greater flourishing

We have worked with thousands of people of all ages and stages: people starting out in life, people who run major organisations, people going through huge transitions and people who feel stuck, people who feel they are riding the waves of success and others who have felt they were failing in life. We have worked with people from hugely different cultural backgrounds, and have worked in the UK, Europe, the US and Asia. We have worked with secular people of no faith or religious belief, as well as people of deep faith.

We spend a lot of time listening and asking questions. We look to establish clear agendas for positive change whilst appreciating what is already working in a person’s life. Our approach is always to look for the good in people and build on the strengths that are already there. Our role is to draw out hopes, ambitions and the unspoken needs of clients and help them begin to shape these into new perspectives, strategies, behaviours and skills that will help them flourish more. And all the time this is happening, we are providing encouragement, feedback and insight, seeking to help them experience greater flourishing.

We hope you find the web site useful. It is designed to give you some more detail about us, how we work, and how we may be able to help you. It has also been designed to give you a feel for not only what we do, but who we are. For example, all the photographs on the site are ones that we have taken over many years, and reflect some of our own take on flourishing.

Do reach out by email (see the contact us page) if you feel we may be able to help you experience greater flourishing.

Why have we chosen a tree?

Trees are an immensely powerful symbol of flourishing. They are highly varied in shape, form, colour and texture – there is a uniqueness about each one. Trees have also played a great part in creating wealth and forming civilisations and culture, whether that be in architecture, publishing, travel, discovery or as a source of sustainable food. We have always been attracted by their beauty, strength, longevity and elegance. They inspire us in our work of investing in people, so that they can become more deeply rooted and fruitful individuals over the long haul of life.

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