Eleanor Barber
Accredited Coach and DISC Practitioner, Student and Graduate Career Coach

  • Accredited Practitioner Coach


Coach for Students


Sutton Coldfield

County / State / Province

West Midlands


United Kingdom

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About Me

Whilst working in the Space Industry (yes, I was a rocket scientist!) and working with some of the best graduates and undergraduates in Europe, I realised that a lot of the young people that we hired were struggling with stress, anxiety, and burn-out. I started to coach them through their first year at work, and they all said the same thing - "I wish I'd understood that when I was at university!" I now work with students and young people around all aspects of university life.

My aim is for every student to graduate happy and healthy.

I work one to one with students around topics such as meeting assignment deadlines, coping with exam stress, loneliness, and preparing for work. I also run fantastic workshops around careers, and how to get along with housemates.

I am a big supporter of Women in STEM, and often speak at schools and colleges to promote the vast and ever-changing career opportunities in science and engineering. Every job I have had didn't exist when I was at school, and it is likely that the young people of today will have jobs that we can't even imagine. I help prepare students to take this journey into the unknown and enable them to thrive on this incredible journey.

Languages I Speak
  • English

Qualifications & Experience

Accredited Coach through the International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring
Accredited DISC Practitioner
Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching
Degree in Physics

Chair of the Women in STEM Committee at my last Institute
Committee Member of the Environmental Physics group at the Institute of Physics.

Throughout my career, I have worked with young people, as a mentor, and then coach, representing initially Bath University, and then the Science and Technology Facilities Council, where I worked as a research scientist for over 10 years. Whilst I got to work on fantastic projects like building radio telescopes in Chile, or instrumentation for space, my favourite part was inspiring the next generation of pupils and students.
I have now been working as a professional coach since 2014 and set up Coach for Students to continue to support the next generation to fulfil their aspirations.

Services I Provide
  • Coaching
  • Consultancy
  • Career Coaching
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Life Coaching
  • Personal Growth/Development
  • Team Coaching
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Health & Wellness

I Work With
  • Individuals
  • Teams
  • Organisations

How I work
  • Face to Face
  • Telephone
  • SMS Text
  • Skype
  • Email

Countries Covered
  • International
  • APAC (Asia-Pacific)
  • America (USA and Canada)
  • ANZ (Australia and New Zealand)
  • BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa)
  • CALA (Caribbean and Latin America)
  • EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
  • Europe
  • IMEA (India, Middle East and Africa)
  • MEA (Middle East and Africa)
  • UK

Pro-Bono coaching / mentoring (depending upon circumstances)


Additional Information

Sometimes the work that I do leads me to work with parents and other supporting people such as university welfare officers, and graduate training providers. If you are concerned about the students that you are responsible for, or would like to know how you can better support them, then please do get in touch.
I offer onsite support at university campuses, and also work with companies to ensure that their new graduate training programmes include the support they need to flourish.