Certifications AND EXPERIENCE.

I am a certified Relational Dynamics Coach with Distinction, providing one-to-one personal and career development coaching and group workshops.

After graduating from the University of Lincoln in 2008 with a BA(Hons) in Drama, I worked as a motorsport reporter with Crash.net and joined leading theatre-in-education organisation Freshwater Theatre Company and later, Squeaky Gate, a charity providing Further Education arts courses to vulnerable adults. In November 2019, I graduated from the Clore Leadership Programme which supports the development of cultural leadership.

Since 2013 I have been working one-to-one with elite professional dancers, through their transitions into new careers when they retire from performing, usually in their 30s, at the highly regarded charity Dancers’ Career Development. Here, I use a combination of coaching and mentoring skills in my role as Dancer Support and Programmes Officer.

I have worked on a one-to-one basis with over 700 people, supporting them through the emotional and practical aspects of this major life change. The careers they have transitioned into range from helicopter pilots and scuba diving instructors to accountants and photographers, and everything in between.​

My specialism is supporting people through major changes in their lives and careers. I work with people from all backgrounds, from those at risk of social exclusion to professional motor racers.

 

I am passionate about supporting people to fulfil their potential, whatever that means to them, and the ripple effect that has on society and the world.

I'm a proud trustee of Dane Hurst's Moving Assembly Project, providing arts education opportunities to young people in South Africa and the UK.

I have delivered workshops and talks at:

  • University of Lincoln (see video below)

  • The International Organisation for the Transition of Professional Dancers

  • Royal Opera House

  • The Royal Ballet School

  • English National Ballet Company & School

  • Rambert Dance Company

  • Northern Ballet

  • Birmingham Royal Ballet

  • Richard Alston Dance Company

  • Scottish Ballet

  • Elmhurst School for Dance

  • CPA Studios

  • Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

  • London Studio Centre

  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance

  • New English Ballet Theatre

  • The Council for Dance Education and Training

Coaching is a conversation, so let's start talking.

"Through talking with you, I realised what was holding me back and the knock-on effect that was having in other areas of my life."

Louise Sinclair

Let's Talk.

I'm based in London, UK and work with clients internationally.

Tel: +447910 733 259

ellenchambers100@gmail.com

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