Welcome to Head First Coaching and Consulting

It's time to put support and well-being for educators first, to help them navigate ever increasingly challenging and complex roles. Joanna Gledhill, an accredited transformational coach and consultant provides structured, unbiased, independent and expert support for educators.

With 26 years working in Education, 13 years within senior leadership roles, including 6 years as a primary headteacher, she has a long list of accreditations including the transformation of an inner city London school from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Outstanding' in 2 years and being placed 84th in The Times Top 500 schools 2017. Being described as an ‘exceptional leader’ (OFSTED), Joanna has extensive experience of supporting and developing individuals and teams, empowering leaders to fulfil their highest potential.

Outside of the field of education her passion is supporting other organisations and individuals to overcome challenges through offering a range of coaching and training packages.

Why work with Head First?


Welcome to Head First Coaching and Consulting

I get excellent results by first forming a strong, trusting, confidential partnership with you. I next establish priorities/areas within your establishment, work or life that you want to improve or change - or specific goals that you wish to achieve. Then through a series of coaching and/or consulting sessions, I help you make the changes or achieve the goals that you aspire to.

• Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching
• 26 years working in Education including 13 years working in Senior Leadership roles
• Headteacher for 6 years transforming a school from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Outstanding’ in just 2 years
• Extensive experience of developing individuals and teams
• Passionate about helping others overcome their challenges
• Understanding, professional and confidential

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If you would like to find out more or have any questions about the services offered, please feel free to contact me.