A team of coaches and facilitators
with rich and varied experiences from across the UK Arts and Cultural sector
We facilitate spaces of mutual support, where individuals, teams or organisations can cultivate healthy environments and inclusive cultures, by communicating effectively and engaging in change.
SUPPORT FOR ORGANISATIONS
'AWAY DAY' SESSIONS
Whether it's a day to focus on strategic planning, or an afternoon of "getting to know each other", we can design and deliver a session to fit your team's needs.
Previous experience includes sessions for Departmental Teams, Senior Management Teams and Boards of Trustees; ranging from small arts charities to large NPOs.
Planning an event, conference or symposium?
We can provide facilitator hosts for large events, either in person or online, nationally or internationally.
Previous events include:
International Literature Showcase Symposium (National Centre for Writing, July 2021)
We can deliver carefully pitched reflective sessions to enable attendees to identify and communicate the transferable skills they've gained from their career to date, in order to plan for their future.
Previous sessions include:
'Re-imagining the Next Steps'
(Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nov 2020)
If you have a challenge to solve as a team or organisation, need to gather input from a range of voices, or want any combination of our other offerings, we can consult with you to design and deliver a bespoke programme of facilitated sessions to address your need.
Previous projects include:
'The Listening Project' (National Theatre, completed March 2021)
SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS
Artist or Executive?
Freelancer or Employee?
Returning to work after family leave?
At a crossroads in your career?
Through experienced one-to-one coaching, we can provide a safe, supportive and gently challenging space, where you can explore your own personal and professional development, and overcome any internal barriers that might be holding you back.
(Pairs / Small Group)
Line-Manager & Direct Report?
Team of colleagues?
We offer coaching for pairs or small groups designed to enhance communication and deepen understanding of what could make your relationship thrive.
(1:1 or Training)
Looking for a Mentor to help you navigate a career in the arts?
Charlotte, Gemma and Rachel can each provide mentoring for
individuals who would specifically benefit from our individual expertise and insights.
We can also provide training sessions for those about to enter into Mentoring relationships.
NB Mentoring is dependent the suitability of any proposed match and our availability; mentoring arrangements could paid or voluntary depending on circumstances.
OPEN GROUP SESSIONS
Support Squad runs affordable, open access Group Coaching sessions, Virtual Coffee Mornings, or Action Learning Sets for individuals (particularly freelancers) working in the arts and cultural sectors.
To express your interest and request more information, please contact email@example.com
is a coach and facilitator, who supports individuals and teams to address challenges, seek clarity and fulfil their potential.
Committed to contributing to the development of a more equitable arts sector, Gemma founded the SupportSquad as a platform for her and like-minded collaborators to communicate their offer.
Gemma has over 15 years experience of leading career-development and participation projects in the performing arts. Previously she worked at the National Theatre as Workforce Development Manager and Step Change Coordinator; prior to that she held roles at the Royal Opera House, ROH Creative Partnerships and Garsington Opera.
Gemma trained as a coach with Relational Dynamics and is currently training as an ORSC practitioner. She is also an Associate facilitator for Tonic, an Executive Committee Member of Arts Network Sutton and a Trustee of Golden Toad Theatre.
is a director, coach and facilitator whose practice meets at the intersection of these three roles. Her facilitation work has included projects with the National Theatre, the Young Vic, Royal Opera House and the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme. She has a particular interest in access and has developed several pieces of work around creative access for theatres, drama schools and other arts organisations.
As a coach and director, she has also created a strand of work around resilience and creative practice, and is keenly interested in how we sustain the well-being of arts professionals.
is a coach and facilitator who creates safe spaces for people to explore how they can fulfil their personal, professional and creative potential.
Charlotte has facilitated meetings, away days and training for Trinity Laban, Studio Wayne McGregor, Poetry London and Stopgap Dance Company.
Previous roles include Executive Director at South East Dance. Charlotte trained as a coach with Relational Dynamics and in Solution Focused Practice with BRIEF; and more recently studied Ecopsychology with the Centre for Ecotherapy.
"it was really inspiring"
Thank you for the facilitation you ran, it was a difficult conversation to have and I really appreciate how you both approached it and created a safe space. It was really inspiring and made me think about how other difficult conversations could be handled.
Gurjit, Session Participant