What is BE Coaching?

Coaching is a professional relationship that proactively helps you produce positive changes in their careers, businesses or organisations. With BE Coaching the emphasis is on Building Conservation and anything to do with Heritage Assets. BE Coaching will aim for a positive and empowering attitude to help you develop and bring about the careers and businesses they want. BE Coaching aims to ensure that you are: informed, envisioned, motivated and inspired to develop your career in building conservation. Most of all, the aim is to build confidence in your abilities.

What is BE Training?

Unlike coaching, training is intended to deliver specific information, technical knowledge, etc., on a given subject.  During our first session together a programme can be designed to suit your purposes.

The following provides a note of the various subject areas I can deal with, but if the subject matter you are interested in is not listed please contact me to discuss.  I am happy to expand upon this subject list as dictated by demand and, where necessary, can arrange to bring in guest coaches.

  • Building Conservation – The Basics
  • Building Technology & Design Through The Ages
  • Building Pathology & Assessing Historic Buildings
  • Inspecting Historic Buildings
  • Drawing For Property Professionals

As well as Building Conservation focused topics, I am able to deal with other more general matters such as:

  • Presentations
  • Expert Witness
  • Report Writing

In addition to the above I can offer:

  • Mentoring for building conservation accreditation
  • Tutoring supplementary to formal academic study

Delivery of Sessions

I work via Zoom, but can also work by telephone and face-to-face.  Modern technology allows me to work with clients anywhere in the world. Telephone and Zoom are hugely efficient and productive in terms of your busy schedule and our valuable time together.


I offer weekly and fortnightly sessions for new clients and monthly and yearly coaching for existing clients. Check out the packages I offer for further information. If you are looking for something different call me anyway to discuss.

How I Work

My coaching will be completely tailored to you and your desired outcomes, aspirations and goals.  Our first session together will help us to determine how the coaching proceeds and what outcomes you are hoping to achieve.

Apart from the coaching session itself, I offer ongoing email support.  Where appropriate, I can effect introductions to others with the ultimate aim of creating a peer group.

Why use BE coaching?

Through questioning techniques, lateral thinking, guiding you to find out for yourself, coaching focuses on helping you discover answers and learn for yourself. This has an empowering impact on you, as such an approach leads to longer lasting results.

40+ Years Experience

General and building surveying, planning and legal work

Vast industry knowledge

Experience on a wide range of property types and periods

Targeted Training

Coaching, Training, and/or Mentoring tailored to suit you

Some Common FAQs

At times we reach the limits of our understanding and competence to do the job in hand. Sometimes we receive an enquiry for a job but are uneasy about it because it takes us into areas we are not trained in. There are times we come across the unexpected and are not prepared or sufficiently knowledgeable to tackle it. We can turn to books and/or the internet, but there is no substitute to being able to talk to someone. You may be at a crossroads in your career and may want to change paths. Or, you may simply want to add to your skills. Speaking to someone who has “been there and done it”, can often help us to more forward with confidence.

The aim of the coaching is to help the individual develop their knowledge, passion for the subject and confidence.  How we achieve this will depend on where you are starting from and where you wish to go.  The coaching will be customised to meet your specific needs.  We can explore subjects together and I can assist you to learn, by pointing you in the right direction and perhaps by specific attention to areas of interest, problems to solve or goals to achieve.

The training courses are structured and more rigid with the aim of providing content for a wider audience.  It is not bespoke to an individual and is often delivered to a group.  Training may result in handouts, reading material, etc.  The coaching may incorporate training and training may lead to coaching, but they are different.

A period of focused discussion with structure.  The aim being to add to your knowledge but also guide your self learning outside and beyond the session. Each session will be planned to cover the topic or topics that were discussed and agreed at the outset. At the end of the session expect to be challenged to do some research and perhaps some homework. The ultimate aim is to provide you with a better understanding that in turn will give you confidence.

Please let us know. Even if Stephen is unable to deliver the topic he may know of other specialists that he can bring in as guest coaches. However be assured that Stephen will only deliver sessions on topics he has experience with.