What do you love about coaching?

Enabling a person to work out (in a safe space)  what they want to achieve is a privileged position to be in.  Helping them to work towards achieving their goals is immensely fulfilling. It is wonderful to be able to assist people to dig deeper to find meaning and direction in their lives.

How do you unwind?

Spending quality time with my family is my greatest pleasure.  As a foster carer, there are often lots of teenagers around, and so getting all of them together can be tricky, but also greatly satisfying.  In addition,  I gain great pleasure from the outdoors, and enjoy walking with my Beagle in the beautiful countryside in which I live. Furthermore, I am a lover of Open Water Swimming and try to swim in lakes and rivers whenever the weather allows me.

What inspired you to work with CTG?

I first met Brad in 1992 when we were both caring for and running activities for children and young people with disabilities.  Even then, Brad and I worked well as a team.  I have a real passion in people development, and so it is my pleasure to work with Brad again, this time at CTG, to empower individuals to reach their full potential through training and coaching.

Adelle Berman

Social Care Trainer & Educator

Adelle has more than 15 years experience as a group trainer, college lecturer and coach, working with students and apprentices through to senior management and their teams. Whether it be in a group or one-to-one setting Adelle’s role has always been to support people and teams in their growth and continuous professional development.

Adelle listens at the deepest level in order to fully identify and address the core of any issue and this is reflected in her experiential and tailored programmes. She has an enabling effect on all of her clients and helps them grow and maintain transparent and high-performing relationships inside and outside their teams.  She focuses on inspiring her delegates with new fresh perspectives and helps them to negate their limiting beliefs systems.


Adelle has a particular interest in Mental Health, and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others, both within the social care sector, and in business.  During her social work career, she worked in an out-of-hours crisis intervention service for people with mental health problems, and also at a substance misuse service.  As a foster carer, Adelle recognises the range of mental health problems that children in her care are having to deal with and has become an expert in navigating services that are available to help with these challenges both in the statutory and voluntary sectors.


The pandemic has led to a deterioration in the mental health of the nation, and, worryingly, more than two thirds of adults with pre-existing mental health problems have experienced worsening symptoms. Not only are we experiencing a Covid pandemic, but also a mental health epidemic, so Adelle feels that now, more than ever, everyone needs to have some knowledge of Mental Health in order to support family, friends and colleagues.  To this end, Adelle has become qualified in facilitating training on First Aid for Mental Health at levels 1, 2 and 3.