When Coaching Inside and Out began there were no other organisations coaching in a similar fashion in prisons anywhere in the world, according to Google. CIAO continues to lead the way.
CIAO’s coaches have a disproportionate impact. If you’ve seen the difference coaching has in your field, then imagine how rewarding it can be in really tough spots.
CIAO attracts extraordinary people keen to bring the highest quality coaching into the unique constraints of the criminal justice system. Its coaches can see and show the evidence of their coaching’s impact. They’re curious, supportive and challenging. They value professional growth and the team regularly shares skills and experiences to develop best practice.
If you’re passionate about helping people transform their own lives and can demonstrate your impact (with or without qualifications), then we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch here.
Others behind the scenes
Our Chair, Liz Cross, is a leading social entrepreneur. Liz has an exceptional track record of delivering high-impact and sustainable change in executive, non-executive and consultancy roles, bringing breakthrough thinking and fresh energy to strategic work with organisations in the commercial and social sectors. She is founder and MD of The Connectives.
Our interim CEO, Dr Graham Curtis, spent 23 years in the public sector including being an Organisational Development Manager at the National Offender Management Service (NOMS). Graham has a MSc in People and Organisation Development from Roffey Park and was made a Doctor of Management by the University of Hertfordshire. Graham was also one of CIAO’s first coaches and a Trustee from 2013-2020.
Our Founder, Clare McGregor, is a Cambridge graduate with 30 years’ experience improving services for people in crisis. She’s worked on social inclusion for clients including the Department of Health, the Home Office and Ministry of Justice; as well as having been a trustee of Clinks and Revolving Doors Agency.