Trainers and Coaches

We believe that we achieve the best results by having a diverse team of professional trainers and coaches, who can share very different life experiences. If you believe you can bring relevant skills and a new perspective to our team, we would love to hear from you.
Some of our founders, trustees or advisers are also involved in course delivery (they are listed on our Team page). Our other regular trainers and coaches are shown below.

Sharon Sullivan

Sharon is a Team Leader on The Prince’s Trust Team programme. She is a Trainer and Coach with international experience, and has been practising NLP since 2005 studying with some of the leading figures in the field of NLP and Coaching.Having previously been employed for over 10 years within Blue Chip companies in Marketing Management and HR & Training, Sharon brings with her considerable depth of real world business experience.

Graham Moates

Graham is a Trainer and Coach with Inner Flame, and was our first Prince’s Trust Team Leader. He has led teams around the globe, and has visited and worked in over 50 countries. Graham is highly skilled in hearing what people say through their choice of words and language patterns. He is an experienced Business and Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, and Associate NLP Trainer. Graham also  uses his skills with Swindon and District Samaritans.  Graham believes in giving to others and community, he is a triathlete and has completed several Ironman level events (for fun!).

Firework trainer and career coach, Janice Knight

Janice Knight

Janice has 17 years’ experience as an HR Professional. She is also a qualified Prince II Project Manager, professional coach, mentor and training consultant.  She is trained in workplace mediation dealing with conflict in the workplace. She is results focused, applying her leadership and people management skills to help participants on our Firework programme to achieve success in finding the job they want.

Course Director with Inner Flame

Rhiannon Phillips

Rhiannon began volunteering with us in 2009, and after graduating in 2010, with a 2.1 in Psychology & Sociology, she became our Manager. Having overcome considerable challenges while growing up, Rhiannon wanted to use her experience and learning to support other young people face and overcome their difficulties. Rhiannon is still closely involved with Inner Flame, as Course Director on Fire Me Up!

Michelle Cairns. Course Director with Inner Flame

Michelle Cairns

Michelle has been part of the Inner Flame team since 2009; supporting the residential course Fire Me Up in various roles from course director, coach to photographer. She is a secondary school language teacher who has spent many years learning about emotional intelligence and personal development skills. She is passionate about working with young people to inspire them to achieve their potential.

Sarah Archer

 Sarah Archer

Sarah is one of our coaches, and served as a Trustee from 2009-12. She started her career as a qualified tennis coach, and worked in IT before moving into HR, becoming Director of HR and Corporate Communications for RCUK Shared Services Ltd (working with the UK Research Councils). She then left to pursue her passion as a stand-up comedian. Sarah lives in Swindon with her partner and seven year old daughter and in her spare time, enjoys golf.

Helen Hardman

Helen Hardman

Helen is a personal tutor for individuals with specific learning difficulties. She uses NLP to create rapport, to communicate effectively with many types of student, and to interpret students’ learning and thinking styles, which helps teach them more effectively.

Adrian Goodall executive and career coach

Adrian Goodall

Adrian combines business and financial executive experience with professional coaching to release the energy and potential of executives, rising talent and teams across a range of organisations. Fully accredited with the International Coach Federation and an NLP Business Practitioner, he uses Clean Language and Relationship Systems approaches to provide a safe and appropriately challenging space for people to gain clarity and confidence in their direction. Adrian also volunteers as a qualified juniors cricket coach.

Rachael Ross

Rachael Ross

Rachael has been coaching leaders and teams for over 20 years. Her core purpose is coaching leaders to make a quantum leap in their leadership capability. She also loves working with young people, coaching them on discovering their own purpose and direction for work and life, and has worked as a volunteer with youth groups for a number of years. She has two teenagers from whom she never stops learning. Rachael is a member of the International Coach Federation, a certified coach (ICF accredited), and a qualified Master Practitioner in NLP.

Isla Baliszewska

Isla Baliszewska

Isla is a qualified (NCFE) and experienced life and performance coach with SFEDI and ILM accreditation, delivering life and success coaching to individuals to build their confidence, self-esteem and skills. She is a graduate in Social & Political Sciences and has run her own IT asset management company for many years. She works with GWE Business West as a Business Mentor and with Cirencester College on their Academy program as a mentor to sixth form students, as well as offering talks and workshops to schools and being the ‘coach in residence’ at The Wellbeing Clinic in Marlborough.  She coaches young people to find direction and develop independent thinking and has 3 children who keep her curious and fascinated by life’s possibilities and opportunities.


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