Beckie Upton Volunteer Coordinator
Member of the University of Bath internal coaching network.
Beckie is a key member of the Volunteering and Fundraising team within the Students Union Bath, where she is dedicated to empowering students to lead and develop community projects in collaboration with local community and charity partners. With a diverse range of interests and qualifications, Beckie combines elements of creative thinking with self-development tools and draws on her vast experience in mentoring and project management to offer a unique coaching style. Beckie is also a Committee Member for the recently formed Women's Network for Career Growth and Community.
Specific areas of interest in relation to coaching:
- Supporting the transition back to work following leave
- Cultivating a healthy work/life balance
- Thinking about next steps for career development
- Developing your confidence and self-belief
- Utilizing creative practices for self-development and critical thinking
- Project and events management
- Leadership, teamwork and collaboration
Beckie is a part of the Volunteering and Fundraising team within the Students Union, supporting students to deliver community projects and events in partnership with local charities. At the SU she is working to promote students’ civic engagement by increasing volunteering activity around sustainability and climate action, and within the areas of education, wellbeing and community building.
With a rich background in artistic and creative projects, Beckie has supported young people to develop their careers in the creative sector through managing the delivery of volunteering enrichment programs within renowned galleries in Bristol. She also Directed and secured funding for a project for emerging arts professionals; leading a professional development residency, public workshop program and final exhibition.
Her experience in 1-2-1 mentoring for professional Artists, facilitating creative workshops for arts and educational organisations, and pioneering self-development courses for groups, further enhances her coaching practice. Beckie offers professional coaching tailored to individuals seeking personal and professional growth. Beckie's positive and encouraging approach fosters transformative experiences, guiding you to unlock your full potential and achieve your goals.
“I love to give people the opportunity to really take the time to explore their options, consider all the alternatives and take steps towards their true ambitions. In all my roles and past experiences, I most enjoy allowing people the space to consider what is right for them, to give them new tools and enable them to reflect on their own strengths and what might be possible. Sometimes hearing the smallest amount of encouragement can lead to making the biggest changes.”
- Currently working towards the BPP Level 5 Professional Coaching
- KWMC Business Development Programme
- PGCert Design
- BA Fine Art (Contemporary Practices)
- Regular CPD sessions with Sharon Charlton-Thomson, Leadership Coaching