Rising Minds was founded in 2013 by Michele Grant and Tim Segaller.
Tim Segaller is a Professional Certified Coach, Leadership Development Trainer and Mindfulness Teacher, and author of ‘The ABC Guide to Mindfulness’. As a pioneer in the integration of coaching and mindfulness techniques, Tim has developed a distinctive style that pays attention to the full spectrum of his clients’ experience – the head and heart; and the mind and body. His clients particularly appreciate his balance between calm, encouraging support; and structured, rigorous challenge – enabling them to gain quick insights, break through obstacles and achieve sustainable change. Prior to interpersonal work, Tim’s background was in communications and project management in the private and third sectors, after gaining a First Class degree in Classics from Oxford University. Outside working life, Tim has a creative practice including artwork, film-making and writing, including a multimedia project celebrating some of his closest friends (friendsintheframe.com).
Michele Grant is a Professional Certified Coach and Coach Supervisor who combines her coaching practice with a number of psychological approaches to wellbeing. These include Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). When working with organisations she draws on a wealth of experience from more than 25 years in senior roles in the public sector – first in local government and then in BBC News. She has managed large-scale projects and brought teams together across different disciplines. She has a keen sense of how people are impacted by highly pressured working environments. Michele is also a professional mediator and a trustee of Relate. Alongside her work with Rising Minds she provides a range of coaching and training services to private clients and organisations including specialist training in compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. For more information go to michelegrant.co.uk
Becky Seale is a professionally trained coach, leadership development consultant and researcher, with expertise in using collaboration to unleash hidden resources. She holds a Diploma in Professional Coaching Skills, is a member of the International Coaching Federation, and is a qualified Myers Briggs practitioner. As a coach, Becky brings a strong partnership ethos, designing sessions with her clients according to what already works for them, is live in the moment and will support change to happen in their work and lives. She offers psychological models including mindfulness, transactional analysis and embodiment practice to this end. Becky’s clients particularly value her presence, belief and humanity which create a space of trust in which anything can become possible. Becky draws on experience from 15 years working in and with the public sector – in research consultancy, at The King’s Fund, Bromley by Bow Centre and Public Health England. She has First-Class Honours in English Literature and French from The University of Manchester, is a Fellow of the RSA and a trained yoga practitioner.