Turning Forward 



We specialise in affordable, high impact coaching for leaders, practitioners and teams who want to shape the future of social services, disability and elder care, health and education

We apply Process Work - an approach that awakens curiosity, creativity and responsiveness to people served of all ages and diverse life situations.


We want you to be the organisation you want,

and we want your clients to enjoy the life they want, regardless of intensity of support needed.


Coaching and power

To learn to use your power well is important for anyone, particularly where people's daily lives are so dependent on others. Those who use their personal power well, tend to use positional and structural power well too. Being centred when the ground under you wobbles is an inner power. Being detached when you are stuck in the mess and need a bigger perspective is an inner power. Those reliant on care and support with less outer agency often have developed these powers through sheer force of necessity, and have a lot to teach.


Our core team of deep democracy coaches and specialists are from diverse cultures, backgrounds, generations, and fields of experience: 

leadership, human services, healthcare and mental health, the arts, business development and finance, media, agriculture and horticulture, psychology, wellness in environmental design.

Process Work coaching starts wherever you are at: be it personal health and agency, team work, community stakeholder engagement and leadership development, all interplay in one interactive system. An interaction at one level has a ripple effect throughout the organisation. In this sense, the functions of care, laundry, environmental services and management for example, are as important as direct care. The people you serve can more easily surf the ups and downs of life - because everyone supporting them is too. Our applications are inspired by our teachers: nature, the founders of Process Work Amy and Arnold Mindell, the co-founders of the global Deep Democracy Institute Ellen and Max Schupbach,  people around the world we have worked with and learned from, and wisdom keepers ancient and contemporary. 


We work with you anywhere in the world  

online via skype, hangout, zoom, WhatsApp, phone, VSee etc. All you need is an internet or phone connection. 



Evolving practice, attuned to the changing environment 

We have been active in the field of disability support, elder care, social services and education since the early 1980's. We know from the inside what it is like as front-line workers, and we have been in leadership roles during dynamic and turbulent times. We understand the pressures from an increasingly regulatory external environment and funding restrictions, and we understand the internal pressures within people for better lives. 


You can use our coaching resources standalone, interwoven

or uniquely designed for you.

individual and leadership coaching

health, wellness and clinical coaching

case consultations

conflict capability and facilitation

webinars on themes arising 

team facilitation  

clinical supervision

 on-the-spot leadership and crisis support


DPI Power assessment (360 developmental tool for leaders)

CQL Personal Outcome Measures Discovery and Assessment (quality of life measure for individuals served)


plus onsite coaching, facilitation, training, open forums and consulting services  

We use fair-trade prices adjusted to local economies. Coaching fits into busy schedules, and helps to:

  • Develop self-motivated staff and teams.
  • Use power well.
  • Reduce and prevent burn-out and get your team connected to the company vision.
  • Stay focused on priorities of clients. 
  • Lessen destructive gossip and increase capability to interact about concerns before they escalate into conflict, factions and stand offs. Conflict costs time and money, and is exhausting! 
  • Create an engaged, motivated and joyous team!
  • Bring a positive ripple effect through the entire organisation and community.


We are at your virtual doorstep in an instant

We co-design with you, tailored to your situation.
We care for our working relationship.
We are on-call.  
We adjust based on your experience, as we go. 
To discuss your situation
and for a quote on a coaching package that fits you and pocket: 

contact here