Robbie Swale


Robbie Swale

I work as a coach, and coach people on their work, their careers, and their lives. In particular, I work with people to help them find the path that is right for them, and to help them walk it really well. I love working with clients who want to have a big impact on the world, and are willing to ask (and answer) the big questions, like ‘What really matters to me?’, ‘What do I want my contribution to the world to be?’ and ‘Who am I?’

I spent the first part of my working life trying to find work that really fit with me: that makes me happy and gets me up in the morning, that I’m good at and that enables me to make the biggest difference I can, and that contributes to the world in a way that is really me. This isn’t easy to find, and in trying to find it I’ve done a lot of different things. I spent most of my early career in arts and culture, leading organisations and then moving into training and development; I have also worked in roles in the private and public sector. I’ve been a director, a trustee, a manager, an administrator and a leader.

As I asked myself those big questions, I realised that the centre of my best work was always working with people, helping them grow, develop and achieve the things they wanted to achieve. After experimenting with several ways of bringing this into my work, I found The Coaching School, and did their fantastic Foundation Course. This developed my skills and gave me an amazing set of tools and resources to work with clients, and help them find careers, work and lives that really fit. I combine my work as a coach with a role at the internationally-renowned Clore Leadership Programme.

I’m delighted to be a part of the coachingpartner team – to work with other professionals who are committed to asking those big questions, to finding the true identity of people, teams and organisations – and love the space that great listening, great coaches, great teams and great organisations can create for people to thrive.