Helping organisations and education services to get the best out of their teams

Who we are...

Work is hard enough – whether that’s in business, or the education or charity sector.  Add in outdated procedures, lack of accountability, unclear expectations and a negative culture, and it becomes almost impossible, often meaning our health and general wellbeing suffers. This situation doesn’t serve you, or anyone else, well.

We believe work doesn’t need to be as hard as it often is…

That’s why we bring professional development training and coaching that makes people sit up, listen and learn to be themselves again at work.

Our Ethos

We believe people deserve better than to be made unwell or unhappy at work.  There is a better way – and it’s surprisingly straightforward.

We work with people who are experts in their job, but who wonder where the manual is for working with people.  We help you write your own manual – improving communication, relationships and performance.

We are always amazed by what can be achieved when people discover their confidence to be their true selves and be comfortable in their own skin.  But this takes courage and that’s what we help you find.

Our Approach

We take a down-to-earth, straight-talking approach to our work.  We’re not a talking shop – we give you and your teams practical, tangible support that you can put into practice straight away.  We’re real people, with a sense of humour.  Whilst we help with serious issues, sometimes a laugh can go a long way!

Yes, we challenge, but we also support and help you have the confidence to be yourself.  That’s the best way to take the stress out of working life – no second-guessing, or fearing you’re going to offend someone – just being yourself, instead of playing a role.  That way, you can’t get it wrong!

Karen AmosFounder and Lead Coach

Karen specialises in the ‘People’ part of organisations, to improve the wellbeing and performance of leaders and teams.

She takes a practical, down-to-earth approach and brings a friendly, yet challenging style.  Karen specialises in Authentic Leadership and ethical approaches.

Having worked in stressful leadership roles, Karen is on a mission to help improve the quality of working life and bring better outcomes for both leaders and teams.

Karen has over 20 years’ experience of managing teams and services in the private, VCSE and public sectors. She qualified as a management coach in 2007, providing in-house coaching services for managers in the NHS. She established BrightBird in 2015 and holds a Level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring.

Outside work, you’ll find Karen climbing munros and wandering the fells – which, as she assures everyone is her way of relaxing!

Code of Ethics

Karen Amos is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and as such ascribes to their Code of Ethics. For more information on the EMCC Code of Ethics, please click the logo.


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