Robert Stephenson

Robert Stephenson

Robert is Centre Director for Animas Centre for Coaching and has been a coach and supervisor for over 10 years.

Having originally trained as an actor and mime-artist, physical theatre was a big part of Robert’s early work. Rob also had a rich involvement in the education space prior to coaching – from working with young people in schools and nurseries, up to teaching on degrees at several universities. Within this, he went down the route of specialising in theatre and education within schools and worked collaboratively with a number of organisations. Examples include Creative Partnerships and A New Direction, where he delivered training alongside Educational Consultant Mathilda Joubert, a collaboration that sparked his initial interest in coaching.

In terms of his career in the coaching world, Robert has been on an incredible journey of self-development and consistently expanded both his training and coaching skill set. Initially training as an NLP Practitioner and hypnotherapist, Robert went on to pass his Diploma in Transformational Coaching. He has also added a number of other accredited coach training courses to his toolkit, including David Drake’s Narrative Coaching, and Simon Western’s Analytic Network Coaching. Robert’s more than a decade of coaching experience is one of the many positive elements that he brings to the training space, and in turn the mentoring and supervisory space.

Robert’s true love in coaching is working with narrative, using the multi-sensory and multi-dimensional process of narrative coaching to allow new stories to emerge within a client’s world!

Accredited by the ICF, AC, and ILM, Robert gradually worked his way through Animas and now, as Centre Director, is shaping the impact and influence of one of the world's largest coaching schools.