Karyn Prentice, Faculty Member
“If we can offer ourselves an inner hospitality to look in a creative and adventurous way we will always be surprised at what we find. Who you are is how you coach.”
— Karyn Prentice
Karyn brings a light touch, an open heart and a spry perspective in her approach to working with her clients. She believes there is an innate creativity in everyone, and the more we draw upon it the more the choices we have in our thinking, being and doing grow.
Much of her work focuses on coaching supervision, and resourcing coaches to discover their own deeper fields of insight and wisdom. Her work is inspired by believing that it is in relationship -to each other, our clients and to ourselves- that we find courage, compassion and wisdom to flourish. All her work draws upon reflective and creative processes for exploring who we are and how we work with others. Her clients say that she creates a safe, spacious place to explore, experiment, be curious and playful in order to feel more resourced.
Karyn has coached for over 25 years and is a Professional Executive accredited coach with the Association for Coaching. She is an accredited Supervisor through CSA and also through EMCC (ESIA). Besides her BA (Hons) degree from London University, Karyn gained a post graduate UKCP accreditation as a transpersonal psychotherapist in 1995. She trained as a Mindfulness teacher (MBSR, Bangor University) and has a regular contemplative practice which informs all of her work.
She worked for many years in the public and private sectors including many years as an External Associate Coach and Facilitator for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, also in many Higher Education institutions, charities and the music world.
Karyn has been part of the senior faculty of the Coaching Supervision Academy (CSA) since 2008 facilitating, tutoring and supervising in their international programmes in French and English . She has been a part of the Catalyst Team since 2019.
Working outdoors in parks and gardens of Greater London as a coach and supervisor was the inspiration for her book Nature’s Way, Designing the Life You Want Through the Lens of Nature and the Five Seasons (2020) .
Karyn is a co-creator of an EMCC accredited Level 5 Diploma ‘Cultivating and Choreographing the Rich Tapestry of Wholehearted Creativity’ now in its 4th year. Karyn lives in Cambridgeshire and Normandy.
“If we can offer ourselves an inner hospitality to look in a creative and adventurous way we will always be surprised at what we find. Who you are is how you coach.”Karyn Prentice