Shamshad Khan

Poet, Resilience & Success Coach

Resilience and Success

Coaching, Training and Mentoring 

I offer one -to-one coaching and small group workshops that support you to achieve success and a satisfying work-life balance. This can be for you personally or for your organisation.

Through my experience as a freelance artist and trainer and over 20 years as an Employment Tribunal lay member, I have come to understand the importance of resilience.  The coaching I offer includes organisational coaching to be more effective at work and personal coaching in achieving success and resilience.  In addition I offer mentoring in Creative Writing.

Coaching supports you to:

  • feel better about yourself
  • take action to improve how life is working out for you
  • achieve your goals more easily

I can support you to: manage your workload; set boundaries; ease anxiety; increase your confidence in communicating; build resilience; enjoy success.

Organisational Coaching is available for managers and staff teams working within any organisation.

One-to-one Coaching available now.

Small group Resilience Courses available for 2023. Please get in touch to register your interest.

Our Resilience Residential Retreat has been postponed until further notice. You can find out more about the residential on:

Invest in Resilience Skills to nurture your inner strength. Learn tools to boost your creativity and build up your confidence to take action.

Coaching qualification: Accredited by Institute of Leadership Management (ILM). Shamshad is a partner with the Rebecca Swift Foundation; appointed resilience coach for the Women Poets’ Prize Winners 2020/22.

Feedback from resilience taster workshop:

“Very helpful”                     “Refreshing”                        “Inspiring”                       “Revelation”        

Top tips for building resilience
  • Find where your inner strength lies and nurture it
  • Remain true to yourself
  • Ensure you have a balance of  work and play in your life

Organisational Coaching Testimonial

“Working with Shamshad for coaching in an organisation context with key members of my team has been impactful both individually for those directly involved and operationally. Giving both myself and my team invaluable space to reflect on our own practice and also our collective effectiveness, through what has been a challenging and significant moment of organisational change.

Shamshad’s approach is well structured, insightful and empathetic. A combination which creates the conditions for individuals to feel safe, supported and comfortable to achieve personal and professional development. I’d recommend working with Shamshad to any teams or organisations that want to improve how they collaborate, communicate and work together most effectively, particularly through moments of organisational change.”         Ed Watts, Head of Civic Engagement and Education, The Whitworth (University of Manchester), Nov 2021

“Shamshad has been a really positive influence on my work, and general well being. She has assisted in improving how I communicate and collaborate within our team and prioritising my workload. She is very understanding, a great listener and tunes in to the best way I work to achieve goals. Shamshad has been really friendly and I have found it easy and comfortable to talk to her from the very beginning.”   Fiona Cariss, Volunteer Manager, The Whitworth, Dec 2020

Coaching Testimonial

‘Shamshad has shown me practical strategies and techniques to maintain and sustain the well being. Shamshad herself is a professional, warm and encouraging coach who makes you feel that you are indeed a unique and valued individual capable of great things.  I would recommend Shamshad over and over again.’ – Hafsah Aneela Bashir, writer and co-director Outside the Frame Collective, Sept 2017

She brings a wealth of experience and a no-nonsense pragmatic approach to her work as a coach. Her work is motivated by compassion, love, care and empathy. Dania Thomas, University of Glasgow, 2019

Resilience Workshop Testimonials

“It’s been really exciting. An opportunity to think about what’s limiting our resilience.” Lydia Meryll, activist and senior fellow of Knowledge and Exchange, University of Manchester, January 2019

“I’d recommend the workshop for individual artists coping with stress and trying to sustain a career.  Lots of lovely touches, getting detailed in depth advice from peers, concrete actions I can take as a result. Left feeling uplifted.” Divergency artist, June 2019

“It was wonderful… I would recommend this workshop to anyone who is close to burnout, it will give you time to take stock and transform your life.” Chanje Kunda, freelance artist, June 2019

Please click here to read my NEW resource  “3 steps to Resilience in a pandemic crisis”

You may also find this NHS Butterfly Hug resource useful to support you and others managing trauma and stress. Click here

  • Needing a boost?
  • Are the demands on you piling up?
  • Looking for a safe space to recharge?

If so, then the resilience coaching I offer can help you

Resilience training and coaching helps you:

  • manage the stresses you are under and become more effective
  • learn tools to help you balance work and play in your life
  • nurture your creativity and inner strength

Resilience and Inspired living workshopsa safe environment to develop well-being and inner strength.  Helps you to create an achievable personal action plan and an inspired approach to life’s challenges. Suitable for anyone who wants to bring balance into their lives.

Using mindfulness techniques, action plans and the latest scientific research in resilience.

Coaching and Mentoring – one-to-one sessions on creative writing, resilience, achieving goals and an effective work-life balance.

I have experience of delivering workshops and training for the voluntary and public sector and am an associate trainer with Trainsform. For further information please visit

Please complete the registration form below to register your interest. Please e.mail or text if you do not receive a reply within 3 days.

  • Resilience One Day Course  Please complete and SUBMIT the form indicating your interest.  No need for payment until dates are confirmed.
  • One-to-one Coaching please complete and SUMBIT the form. Contact me to arrange a date, no need to make a payment yet. 
If you choose the One to One Coaching, please contact me on to arrange your first session.

Please do not make a payment until further notice. Secure payment via PayPal below. All major debit and credit cards accepted.

Get in touch for further information. I am happy to discuss and support access needs you have.

e.mail:                                                  mobile: 07786816173