Hi. I’m JC Bowers-Brown. I am a professional Bibliocoach, accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). I have trained with leading ICF recognised organisations in the USA (MentorCoach), UK (Barefoot Coaching), and Ireland (The Institute of Health Sciences). I worked for 17 years in teaching, research and leadership roles in UK universities, earning a PGCHE and becoming a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). I am also a certified meditation teacher (British School of Meditation). I share this information for what it means for my coaching and the difference it makes; It helps me to bring a depth of knowledge and curiosity as well as a calm and safe space to aid my clients to be themselves and to honour their potential.
Above all though, I am a passionate advocate for the power of literature, fiction and non-fiction, to open our minds and awareness. I didn’t grow up with a love of reading but was introduced to its pleasures in early adulthood, realising books not only to be a comforting ‘hiding place’, when times seemed hard, but ‘a finding place’, as Jeanette Winterson once put it, a place to discover new insights and possibilities, as well as new ways to see and be myself.
I believe in the development of self-awareness to create powerful change in our lives, careers, health and relationships and drawing on literature to inform the coaching process as a wonderfully enjoyable and effective way that can open us up to creating the next stage of our lives.
If you’d like to know more, please check out the contact page. It’s always good to connect