Simon Percival – Coach and Trainer

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Simon Percival

Simon Percival

As a coach, Simon’s first client was a young man who had constantly confounded those around him with his apparent inability to fulfill his ‘obvious potential’. Some challenging questions, honest answers, clear goals and a systematic action plan soon saw this individual achieving all he had set his sights on. Many years after he had coached himself to this series of successes, Simon became a qualified coach, intent on helping others harness their own inner resourcefulness for positive, affirming and exciting results.

Simon now runs a private practice based in the north of England, specialising in professional development and career coaching. As a former teacher in institutions as diverse as secondary schools, sixth forms, English language schools, adult education and prisons, he naturally has a particular interest in learning and those who enable it.

As well as being an accomplished coach, Simon is a popular presenter and facilitator of courses designed to help schools develop more ‘thinking-ful’ and creative lessons that take account of the learning needs of students. His work with the students themselves focuses on their attitudes and skills for learning.

Simon’s publications include Thinking for Learning (co-authored with Mel Rockett) and The Practical Guide to Revision Techniques.

Sarah Mook Facilitator and Trainer

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Sarah Mook

Sarah Mook

Sarah is a highly experienced trainer and teacher. One of her many strengths is her breadth of research and development work in the UK and the United States.

With a degree in languages and drama, her career has led her in a number of interesting directions including inner city teaching and special educational needs work. This has been in primary and special education. Sarah has also taught in a progressive school, with an emphasis on experiential and creative learning.

This has led her into an inclusion project for disaffected young people, excluded from school. Sarah successfully motivated these young people and re-integrated many of them back into school. She has worked closely with Feltham Young Offender’s Unit in the past.
Sarah went on to study group dynamics and psychology.

She is now an independent consultant, working for organisations as varied as Lucent Technologies, The Schoolhouse Education Project and The Imperial School of Medicine, ALITE and Vision for Learning Ltd.

Sarah’s training and coaching is rooted in sound learning theory and her years of practical experience in teaching and training. Her training style is inspirational, highly motivating and fun. She connects with her audience and leads them to new levels of thinking and performance.