Coaching through conflict

09:30 - 13:30
Feb 25th 2022

Join us for an introductory half-day workshop on the principles of coaching through conflict. This participatory session will include group discussion, reflective practises and time for silence and contemplation. This is an in-person event that will take place at St Ethelburga's Centre.

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“Social healing is made up of spacemoments of resonance, voices touching voices in a common space.” John Paul Lederarch

Join us for an introduction to St Ethelburga’s approach to coaching through conflict. In an age of heightened polarisation, how can we learn to disagree better? When so many of our public conversations are divisive, how can we approach difference skilfully? With social media driving us further into echo chambers, how can we seek the opportunity hidden within conflict – to learn, grow and transform? This is an in-person event which will take place at St Ethelburga’s.

Conflict coaching is a highly effective intervention suitable for workplace or personal conflicts.  Coaching prevents tensions and differences from escalating, and empowers individuals to understand and resolve conflict effectively.  

In this session we will:

  • Create a safe container for learning and deeper enquiry
  • Introduce some of the key elements of St Ethelburga’s philosophy and approach to conflict coaching
  • Explore the meaning and value of conflict transformation 
  • Guide people through 4 steps in a reflective journey on how conflicts look through the lenses of identity, power, emotion and opportunity


Rebecca Brierley leads on our community reconciliation programmes, which includes project managing Journey of Hope with the Reconcilers Together partnership. With over 20 years of experience in faith-led community transformation and mentoring, Rebecca has a passion to equip and inspire faith leaders to pursue justice in their local communities. She moved from California to London in 2001 to study at the London School of Theology where she received her BA in Theology & Worship. Her past employers include Oasis Trust, XLP Youth Charity, and Tearfund. She lives in South London with her husband and twin daughters.



Clare Martin is Co-Director at St Ethelburga’s. Clare brings more than 15 years’ experience facilitating groups for the sake of inner enquiry and outer change, and is interested in how contemplative practises can play a role in cultural repair. She has extensive experience of grassroots community organising, has spent time in the environmental movement, and has worked on numerous interfaith projects. Prior to this, Clare worked as a communications consultant in the corporate and charitable sector. Currently she runs a community garden on her Hackney housing estate, where she lives with her husband and 7-year old daughter. You can read her thoughts on the role of visionary imagination in resilience building here, and on the nature of in-group conflicts here.