About me

I am a writer, coach, educator and facilitator. I coach clients on a not-for-profit basis.

John Gloster-Smith in Arcachon
John Gloster-Smith

I have a BA Honours degree (2:1) in Modern History and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from Oxford University.

I taught history and politics at English public schools for 17 years, including 10 years as a Director of the History and Politics faculty and latterly also the Director of School Examinations.

I then underwent an intensive period of personal development and training in Humanistic and Transpersonal psychologies. I extensively studied Gestalt Therapy at the Metanoia Institute in London and I trained in hypnotherapy and NLP. I also studied yoga meditation.

I have facilitated personal development workshops in a wide variety of settings. I have coached managers and delivered training programmes for private and public sector UK organisations, including the UK civil service to senior level, and I have coached individuals privately.

I now focus on personal and spiritual personal development, coaching and facilitation in a not-for-profit capacity, within an Association called The Empowering Partnership, of which I am a director along with my wife Akasha Lonsdale.