Our Philosophy

Sometimes you just need to slow down and give someone a good listening to

Clinicians tell us that listening for 90 seconds reveals 90% of information

Angela Watson Coaching is a global coaching and retreats company. We help health and care professionals to slow down and have conversations where people feel valued and heard, so that together they can make a difference. We specialise in online retreats, high impact coaching skills training, and leadership retreats.

It’s not that you’re not listening…

I bet you don’t often stop to give someone a good listening to. Hardly anyone does.

And what if that ‘someone’ is you? How are you at listening to yourself ? Your intuition? Your gut instinct? Your gentle inner voice? Your heart? Your soul?

With the busyness of your day, we know how hard it can be to take the time to just listen to both yourself and others.

It’s not that you’re not listening. You’re just listening to something else…the brass band playing in your head. But all too often this slips into preoccupation.

And nobody does their best listening when they’re preoccupied. And when you’re preoccupied it always seems like you’ve got to try really hard to concentrate, because you’ve got so much on your mind.

But what if the answer isn’t to ‘try harder”? What if the answer is to try less?

Listening is the power behind every interaction…

The thing is, everyone already has the innate capacity to listen. We were born with it. The only thing that gets in the way is a busy mind.

How well you listen has everything to do with where you’re listening from – a quiet place, with not much on your mind, and a feeling of clarity, calm, and wellbeing.

As the noise in your head quietens down, your ability to actually listen, with more ease and less effort, automatically improves.

Listening is something that we teach on its own, and it’s also the foundation of all our programmes. Listening is the power behind any human interaction. Simply all we need to do is decide listening is a good idea, and then do it. What we explore is how…

Here’s how you’ll know if you’re a good fit for our workshops and retreats.

  • You’re an NHS organisation, a leadership academy, or medical education and training provider.
  • You value learning and wellbeing ahead of tick boxes.
  • You know that care and compassion, are people’s greatest assets in times of uncertainty, change, and crisis.
  • You and your team are ready to challenge your assumptions and perceptions of what’s possible.
  • You recognise that sustainable performance requires a wellbeing culture where people feel heard, valued, and that they matter.
  • You know that you and your colleagues can’t have effective conversations with busy, preoccupied minds, and that you need to slow down and listen, to create the impact you want.
  • You want to be a better leader, clinician, mentor, educational supervisor, or coach.

Your programme is a completely bespoke experience

When it comes to training interventions you can buy a ready made programme off the shelf to be delivered as it is. Or you can buy an off the shelf workshop and have it tailored to your needs.

However a bespoke programme is designed specifically for you.

We will take the time to listen and understand, and then design your bespoke programme.

“The Coaching For Educational Supervisors course was an eye-opening experience and I’ve already started using coaching questions with trainees with good effect. Definitely the best “non-clinical” course I’ve ever been on. I thought your leadership and teaching style were great – and the group gelled really well.”

Dr Jacqui Nevols

Here’s how it works


You book a 15 minute suitability call so that we can exchange information and assess suitability and fit.


We schedule an intake session to get clear on what you want to have happen and what’s possible for you and your organisation.


If we agree you’re a good fit for Angela Watson Coaching we’ll propose a brief outline to deliver high impact and transformation.

About Angela Watson

Angela Watson has a proven track record in delivering impactful workshops, and coach training courses for people in health and care. She is passionate about showing individuals in NHS organisations the keys to creating a wellbeing culture.

Angela’s primary focus is on developing the skills of leaders, mentors, and educational supervisors, in health and care , how to have coaching style conversations that bring out the best in people, facilitate learning, and enhance wellbeing. This, in addition to her regular speaking engagements and her 121 work.

Angela’s 30 years of healthcare experience, including 14 years of coaching and training experience has seen her working with organisations such Health Education England, Oxford and Wessex Deaneries, Thames Valley & Wessex and South West Leadership Academies, as well as local Trusts, and CCG’s.

Over the past decade she’s trained thousands of independent coaches and those in NHS organisations to achieve graduate and post graduate level coaching qualifications.

Angela’s work has been published in the International Journal of Clinical Leadership, where she received accolades for making a statistically significant difference to the leadership capability of doctors, and she has also been featured in two books on coaching, as well as ILM Edge Magazine, and the local press.

In 2020 Angela founded The Tree Shirt Project, a social enterprise which supports global reforestation and community well-being projects. And with every Angela Watson Coaching programme, so do you.

Contact Us

You can contact me using any of the following methods.

Basingstoke Office


Call: 0791 770 1691