Coaching Inside and Out uses life coaching to challenge and support people convicted of offences or at risk of offending (including carers and families of young people in our communities). The charity also encourages others to provide and commission coaching.

Clients realise their strengths, find their own solutions, and improve their lives and the lives of others with techniques used by business leaders. The charity questions assumptions about people’s potential to change and works with clients as humans looking to the future, not as offenders dwelling on the past. Coaching helps clients get to the root of their problems, beliefs and hopes to unlock their potential, for the benefit of us all.

Our clients’ stories prove the dramatic impact coaching can have:

I met these women whilst researching female offenders and those at risk of offending in 2009. They may never have been in HMP Styal, or even offended, but very kindly gave permission for me to take and use this photo.If I’d had coaching earlier I think it would have stopped me coming to prison. I think it would have saved my life – it has saved my life.”

“It’s changed my opinions and views of how I have seen myself and what I need to do to change.”

CIAO Coach with ClientSince 2010 the charity has inspired sustainable change with men, women and young people in prison and the community. Clients have reduced the harm they do to others and to themselves, taken up education, got jobs and set up businesses. Many have also gone on to volunteer and help others in turn.

Read more about coaching with CIAO (Coaching Inside and Out).